Nick Colionne had no trouble staying at #1 with “Got To Keep It Moving” on the Smooth Jazz Now Top 50 Countdown. The guitarist has only been on our chart for 5 weeks and two of those in the top spot. “Nick is everything that’s good in this format,” says John Beaudin Operations Manager of Smooth Jazz Now, “his tunes always have strong reactions with our listeners.”

It was a huge week for new entries. Six songs debuted on the chart including the top spot from Jason Miles and Global Noize with “Stand” at #22, ken Navarro’s “Ruby Lane” entering at #23 and Dave Koz and Friends “Hot Fun In the Summertime” coming in at #30. Other new entries include “Mitch Mitch” by Bona Fide and featuring Marc Antoine at #33, Generation Next with “Let it Ride” #41 and Phil Perry’s cover of “Where is the Love” in at #45.

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