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Radio 2 Top 20 January 8: Alessia Cara kicks off the new year with a new number one

Emma Godmere

The number 1 song in the nation:

New year, new number one! Brampton, Ontario's Alessia Cara is already riding high this week after being named runner up on BBC's prestigious Sounds of 2016 list — and now her song "Outlaws" is your brand new number one, thanks to your online votes.

Alessia dropped by the CBC Music studios back in November and shared a sweet story about a touching fan moment:

Cool new video:

Irish singer-songwriter Glen Hansard packs his whole band and a school of kids into a warm old house in Ireland. Check it out:

One to watch:

Andy Shauf has spent eight weeks on the #R220 chart and made a heroic leap this week, up eleven spots to number eight. I wonder if Wilco's shoutout at the end of December helped?

Radio 2 Top 20 for January 8th, 2016

1. Alessia Cara, "Outlaws" (Most Online Votes, NEW #1)

2. Mumford and Sons, "Ditmas"

3. Coldplay, "Adventure Of A Lifetime"

4. Ivory Hours, "Warpaint"

5. Of Monsters & Men, "Wolves Without Teeth"

6. Cage the Elephant, "Mess Around"

7. Adele, "Send My Love (To You New Lover)"

8. Andy Shauf, "Jenny Come Home" (High Jumper, Up 11)

9. Tim Moxam, "Meant To Be"

10. Sam Outlaw, "Ghost Town" (Re-Entry)

11. Alana Yorke, "Anthem"

12. The Royal Foundry, "Running Away"

13. Andra Day, "Forever Mine"

14. Basia Bulat, "Infamous"

15. Jason Collett, "Song and Dance Man"

16. Lake Street Dive, "Call Off Your Dogs"

17. The Lone Bellow, "Cold As It Is"

18. Anderson East, "All I'll Ever Need"

19. Tanika Charles, "Soul Run"

20. Glen Hansard, "Lowly Deserter" (NEW)

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