Serena Ryder Returns To Form With 'Better Now'

Serena Ryder offers us all a respite from the dreariness of lockdown lassitude with 'Better Now', another single from her upcoming March 12 album release-The Art of Falling Apart. It's a song about taking small steps towards a bigger goal of finding tranquility in a world seemingly gone amok.

Serena Ryder Returns To Form With 'Better Now'

By FYI Staff

The following are tracks delivered to radio by digital distributor DMDS/Yangaroo in Canada and broken down into three categories. Top Downloads and Top Canadian Downloads represent the most copied tracks in the weeks ending  on Jan.29. Most Active Indies blends downloads and streams, with the affiliated label and radio promotions company in parentheses.

Top Downloads:

1.    Serena Ryder- Better Now (ArtHaus/Warner)
2.    Sam Roberts Band- Take Me Away (Known Accomplice/Universal)
3.    Ava Max - My Head & My Heart (Warner)
4.    Nice Horse - High School (Coalition/Warner)
5.    Blake Shelton - Minimum Wage (Warner)
6.    Royal Blood - Typhoons (Warner)
7.    Weezer - All My Favorite Songs (Warner)
8.    Bobby Wills - Getting Her Over You (MDM/Dale Speaking Promo)
9.    Justin Moore - We Didn’t Have Much (Big Machine)
10.    Genevieve Fisher - Playing Favourites (WOR)
Top CanCon Downloads:


1.    Serena Ryder - Better Now (ArtHaus/Warner)
2.    Sam Roberts Band - Take Me Away (Known Accomplice/Universal)
3.    Nice Horse - High School (Coalition/Warner)
4.    Bobby Wills - Getting Her Over You (MDM/Dale Speaking Promo)
5.    Genevieve Fisher - Playing Favourites (WOR)
6.    Shawn Hook - Take Me Home (Ultra/DMD Promo)
7.    Soran - Bottled Up (Universal)
8.    Jessia -  I’m not Pretty (Indie)
9.    Andrew Hyatt - Neverland (604/A. Wilson Promo)
10.    Tyler Shaw - When You’re Home (Sony)
Most Active Indies:

1.    Shawn Hook - Take Me Home (Ultra/DMD Promo)
2.    Moist - Tarantino (Bullet Kill Sex Love Thrill) (Cadence/B. Chick Promo)
3.    Bobby Wills - Getting Her Over You (MDM/Dale Speaking Promo)
4.    Genevieve Fisher - Playing Favourites (WOR)
5.    Jessia - I’m not Pretty (Indie)
6.    Andrew Hyatt - Neverland (604/A. Wilson Promo)
7.    Scotty Kipfer w/ Western Swing Authority - May The Good Lord Take A Liking To You (Indie)
8.    Travis Dolter - Layla 14 (Indie/L. Tutty Promo)
9.    Tracy Millar - Loretta’s Moonshine, (LM Music/L. Tutty Promo)
10.    The Heels - High Heels On (Indie/Sharp 9 Promo)


Leeor Wild


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