Looks like we have our first bona fide hit of 2014 from Chieli Minucci and Special EFX. “Blue Lagoon” easily beat out the pack by hitting #1 for a third straight week. “We have a fast rising hit from Nick Colionne,” says John Beaudin Operations Manager of Smooth Jazz Now, “But Chieli and company held firm.”

Only two new tracks cracked the TOP 50 this week. “Minty Fresh” from Steve Cole at #31 and Rob Tardik’s latest “Return to You” at #44.

Beaudin says, “We received tons of new material in the last month so expect lots of new singles on the chart in the next few weeks.”

The SmoothJazzNow TOP 50 is a chart based only on audience requests and inquiries. It is a non-payola chart. Pay-for-play is prohibited on the station. – by Beth Knudsen