Samantha Leonard re-enters Top-20


Samantha Leonard, who won the Die Kontrak 2 singing competition, is back on the RNews Afrikaans Top-20 with her new song, “Los my”.

Karlien van Jaarsveld’s “Als is okay” climbs this week by one place to the number three position. The music video for this song has already been viewed more than 117,000 times on YouTube since it was released eleven days ago.

Riaan Benadé’s “Boksemdais” remains in the number one position for the time being.

In this week’s top 20, there are four songs that climb, eight that lose their places, one new song that makes its entry and seven that remain unchanged.

1. Riaan Benadé – “Boxing Dais”
2. The Banana Peels – “Inge 2”
3. Karlien van Jaarsveld – “Als is okay”
4. Elandré – “Please”
5. Brendan Peyper – “Tired Dance”
6. Dream Syndrome – “Dance Alone”
7. Apple – “Mistakes”
8. Juanita du Plessis – “Dear jinn!”
9. Barto – “Sip of inspiration”
10. The Banana Peels – “Lyntjie”
11. Barto – “H2Eyes”
12. Brendan Peyper – “Tour around the floor”
13. Eloff – “Cold coals”
14. Barto – “Impulsive”
15. Juan Boucher with Tasché – “South”
16. Jay – “Naughty Ass”
17. Riana Nel – “I wonder”
18. Die Heuwels Fantastic with Appel – “Nora Vlok”
19. Bernice West – “If He Comes Again”
20. Samantha Leonard – “Leave Me”

New releases:

Ryno Velvet, the rocker from Bellville known for his “Ai my lam” hit song, is back with a brand new song, “Moet jou hê”. This song follows his previous song, “Hoor jou”, which was released in October.

If things get too much for you, you just have to do your best, believes Jakkie Louw in his new single, “Doen jou bes”. He considers this song as a victory song. According to Jakkie, you just have to do your best and then surrender to Who is actually in charge. He tells in a post on his Facebook page about his friends in George, Monya and Johan. Johan was diagnosed with cancer last year, and they suffered a lot with the treatment. “I also told Monya these words, which we say to our children every morning before they go to school to write a test or play sports: ‘Do your best, God does the rest’.”

Other songs released are Sampaule with Malindi Burden’s “1032”, Christi van Niekerk’s “Donderweer”, Kabaal Klankbaan’s “Stapelgek”, Die Donker Kind’s “Liefde uit die oudedoos”, Samantha Leonard’s “Los my” , Nic Stevens with Leandri Martin’s “My liefde, my lied”, Nicholis Louw’s “Ons sal jonk bly”, Arno Venter’s “Saterdag”, Die See’s “Nagkabaai”, Chris Duvenhage’s “U liefde”, Phillip’s “While the world trembles” and Aya Nixon’s “Wildest stranger”.

* The RNews Afrikaans Top-20 is compiled by single releases and various data factors are taken into account: Apple Music and Spotify streams, YouTube views (specifically week-to-week data), as well as radio playtime. Physical album sales have no influence on this hit parade.