Monday, July 21, 2014

Mel's Weekly Top 20 - Week of July 20, 2014

First Aid Kit - My Silver Lining



First Aid's "My Silver Lining" is #1 for a second week.

First Aid Kit Holds @ #1;  
Train Close Behind
Mel's Weekly To 20 - Week of July 20, 2014.

This WeekTitleArtistLast Week
1 My Silver Lining (2nd week @ #1!) First Aid Kit 1
2 Angel in Blue Jeans Train 3
3 Riptide Vance Joy 4
4 Night Like This LP 5
5 Love Runs Out OneRepublic 2
6 Fever The Black Keys 6
7 Try Colbie Caillat 9
8 Maps Maroon 5 14
9 A Sky Full of Stars Coldplay 8
10 Paris Magic Man 10
11 Cool Kids Echosmith 20
12 I Love You (But I Hate Your Friends) Neon Trees 15
13 Happy (From "Despicable Me 2") Pharrell Williams 7
14 Dangerous (feat. Joywave) Big Data 16
15 Best Friend Foster the People 17
16 Back To the Earth Jason Mraz 11
17 Girls Chase Boys Ingrid Michaelson 12
18 Raging Fire Phillip Phillips 13
19 Stolen Dance Milky Chance --
20 Tongues (feat. Kopps) Joywave --


CHART NOTES

First Aid Kit holds on to the #1 position for a 2nd week with "My Silver Lining". They are a duo consisting of Sisters Johanna and Klara Söderberg who come from a suburb in Stockholm, Sweden. Their latest album Stay Gold was released on June 10 in the U.S. and features the hit single along with 9 other tracks.

Train could soon have a #1 song as "Angel in Blue Jeans" moves up a spot from #3 last week to #2 this week. It's a great song and to me compliments our #1 song with a similar sound. Following Train we see Vance Joy also moving up 1 from #4 last week to #3 with his breakout hit "Riptide". Again another good song that could go to #1.

Rounding out the top 5 we find newcomer LP moving up 1 from #5 to #4 with "Night Like This" and OneRepublic slipping 3 with their former #1 track "Love Runs Out" losing 2 dipping to #5 from last week's #3.

We see that Maroon 5 is back with their latest single "Maps" breaking into the top 10 at #8. That song is up six points from last week's #14 position.

Still the fastest charting track belongs Echosmith as their single "Cool Kids" jumps up 9 points from last week's #20 debut position to hold on to #11 this week. Only 2 weeks on the chart this song is destined to go higher!

Songs That Went to #1 in 2014

My Silver Lining - First Aid Kit (2)
Love Runs Out - OneRepublic (1)
Fever - The Black Keys (3)
Happy - Pharrell Williams (8)
All of Me - John Legend (3)
Says She Loves Me - Aer (2)
Sleeping With a Friend - Neon Trees (4)
Timber - Pitull featuring Kesha (4)
Unconditionally - Katy Perry (3)

(x) = Total weeks @ #1

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Mel's Weekly Top 20 - July 13, 2014


First Aid Kit and "My Silver Lining" acoustic version.

First Aid Kit Captures the #1 Spot
Mel's Weekly Top 20 - July 13, 2014.

This WeekTitleArtistLast Week
1 My Silver Lining First Aid Kit 2
2 Love Runs Out OneRepublic 1
3 Angel in Blue Jeans Train 4
4 Riptide Vance Joy 5
5 Night Like This LP 9
6 Fever The Black Keys 3
7 Happy (From "Despicable Me 2") Pharrell Williams 6
8 A Sky Full of Stars Coldplay 10
9 Try Colbie Caillat 11
10 Paris Magic Man 12
11 Back To the Earth Jason Mraz 15
12 Girls Chase Boys Ingrid Michaelson 7
13 Raging Fire Phillip Phillips 8
14 Maps Maroon 5 19
15 I Love You (But I Hate Your Friends) Neon Trees 18
16 Dangerous (feat. Joywave) Big Data 17
17 Best Friend Foster the People 20
18 Me and My Broken Heart Rixton 13
19 All Of Me John Legend 14
20 Cool Kids Echosmith --


CHART NOTES

First Aid Kit gets the #1 song this week at "My Silver Lining" moves up 1 from last week's #2 to the top spot. First Aid Kit is a duo consisting of Sisters Johanna and Klara Söderberg from a suburb in Stockholm, Sweden. Their latest album Stay Gold was released on June 10 in the U.S. and features the hit single along with 9 other tracks. "Silver Lining" took only 4 weeks to get to #1. The track debut at #19 on June 15 and has steadily risen, going up to #9, #3, #2 and finally #1.

The only debut track this week comes in at #20. Here we find Echosmith with "Cool Kids".

Songs That Went to #1 in 2014

My Silver Lining - First Aid Kit (1)
Love Runs Out - OneRepublic (1)
Fever - The Black Keys (3)
Happy - Pharrell Williams (8)
All of Me - John Legend (3)
Says She Loves Me - Aer (2)
Sleeping With a Friend - Neon Trees (4)
Timber - Pitull featuring Kesha (4)
Unconditionally - Katy Perry (3)

(x) = Total weeks @ #1

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Mel's Weekly Top 20 - June 29, 2014 and July 6, 2014.

Catching up with Mel's Weekly Top 20....

OneDirection Nudges Into the #1 Spot




Mel's Weekly Top 20
Week of July 6, 2014.

This WeekTitleArtistLast Week
1 Love Runs Out OneRepublic 2
2 My Silver Lining First Aid Kit 3
3 Fever The Black Keys 1
4 Angel in Blue Jeans Train 10
5 Riptide Vance Joy 6
6 Happy (From "Despicable Me 2") Pharrell Williams 4
7 Girls Chase Boys Ingrid Michaelson 5
8 Raging Fire Phillip Phillips 7
9 Night Like This LP 13
10 A Sky Full of Stars Coldplay 11
11 Try Colbie Caillat 16
12 Paris Magic Man 14
13 Me and My Broken Heart Rixton 8
14 All Of Me John Legend 9
15 Back To the Earth Jason Mraz 18
16 Heaven Knows The Pretty Reckless 15
17 Dangerous (feat. Joywave) Big Data 17
18 I Love You (But I Hate Your Friends) Neon Trees 20
19 Maps Maroon 5 --
20 Best Friend Foster the People --


CHART NOTES:

Two songs make their debut to the chart. They are "Best Friend" from Foster the People and "Maps", the latest single from Maroon 5. The songs come in at #20 and #19 respectively.

Coldplay finally breaks into the Top 10 with their latest single, "A Sky Full of Stars" off their latest album. Up 1 from #11 to #10. Will this go higher?

"Love Runs Out" by OneRepublic is the new #1 song this week displacing The Black Keys' "Fever" who falls 2 points from #1 to #3. "Love Runs Out" moved from #2 to #1, followed by First Aid Kit's "My Silver Lining" at #2 moving up from #3.

A shout out to Mark Anthony Perez who has been following this chart for some time: "I've been following your weekly charts religiously for years now. I gotta say I've been noticing a trend of you leaning a bit more to the indie pop rock of music. For me its a great transition. Our charts a looking more and more alike. Magic Man, Pretty Reckless, Neon Trees. All my favs right now to. keep up the good musical look out."

Thanks for the comment Mark. My charts fluctuate between alt rock/indie and some mainstream adult contemporary. I think these songs make a good mix for me.

Songs That Went to #1 in 2014

Love Runs Out - OneRepublic (1)
Fever - The Black Keys (3)
Happy - Pharrell Williams (8)
All of Me - John Legend (3)
Says She Loves Me - Aer (2)
Sleeping With a Friend - Neon Trees (4)
Timber - Pitull featuring Kesha (4)
Unconditionally - Katy Perry (3)

(x) = Total weeks @ #1



Mel's Weekly Top 20
Week of June 29, 2014.

This WeekTitleArtistLast Week
1 Fever (3rd Week @ #1!) The Black Keys 1
2 Love Runs Out OneRepublic 4
3 My Silver Lining First Aid Kit 9
4 Happy (From "Despicable Me 2") Pharrell Williams 2
5 Girls Chase Boys Ingrid Michaelson 3
6 Riptide Vance Joy 10
7 Raging Fire Phillip Phillips 5
8 Me and My Broken Heart Rixton 6
9 All Of Me John Legend 7
10 Angel in Blue Jeans Train 19
11 A Sky Full of Stars Coldplay 11
12 We Won't Go Home The Colourist 8
13 Night Like This LP 12
14 Paris Magic Man 13
15 Heaven Knows The Pretty Reckless 17
16 Try Colbie Caillat 20
17 Dangerous (feat. Joywave) Big Data --
18 Back To the Earth Jason Mraz --
19 Heart's On Fire Passenger --
20 I Love You (But I Hate Your Friends) Neon Trees --


CHART NOTES:

Four songs make their chart debut this week, "Angel in Blue Jeans" by Train leaps from last week's #19 debut to #10 this week, and "Fever" by The Black Keys hold at #1 for a 3rd consecutive week. Wow! The chart is here.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Mel's Weekly Top 20 - June 22, 2014.



"Fever" Holds at #1 For a Second Week

This WeekTitleArtistLast Week
1Fever (2nd Week @ #1!)The Black Keys1
2Happy (From "Despicable Me 2")Pharrell Williams2
3Girls Chase BoysIngrid Michaelson4
4Love Runs OutOneRepublic8
5Raging FirePhillip Phillips3
6Me and My Broken HeartRixton7
7All Of MeJohn Legend5
8We Won't Go HomeThe Colourist6
9My Silver LiningFirst Aid Kit19
10RiptideVance Joy14
11A Sky Full of StarsColdplay13
12Night Like ThisLP15
13ParisMagic Man17
14Mmm Yeah [feat. Pitbull]Austin Mahone9
15SaltBad Suns10
16West CoastLana Del Rey12
17Heaven KnowsThe Pretty Reckless20
18Love Never Felt So GoodMichael Jackson & Justin Timberlake11
19Angel in Blue JeansTrain--
20TryColbie Caillat--

CHART NOTES:

The Black Keys hold at #1 with "Fever" for a second week. Biggest gainer is by First Aid Kit as their track "My Silver Lining" leaps from its #19 debut of last week to #9 this week. It's a great song. I love it.

Songs That Went to #1 in 2014

Fever - The Black Keys (2)
Happy - Pharrell Williams (8)
All of Me - John Legend (3)
Says She Loves Me - Aer (2)
Sleeping With a Friend - Neon Trees (4)
Timber - Pitull featuring Kesha (4) 
Unconditionally - Katy Perry (3)

(x) = Total weeks @ #1

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Mel's Weekly Top 20 - June 15, 2014.



Black Keys Capture the #1 Spot with "Fever"

This WeekTitleArtistLast Week
1FeverThe Black Keys7
2HappyPharrell Williams1
3Raging FirePhillip Phillips3
4Girls Chase BoysIngrid Michaelson6
5All Of MeJohn Legend2
6We Won't Go HomeThe Colourist4
7Me and My Broken HeartRixton9
8Love Runs OutOneRepublic13
9Mmm Yeah [feat. Pitbull]Austin Mahone10
10SaltBad Suns12
11Love Never Felt So GoodMichael Jackson & Justin Timberlake11
12West CoastLana Del Rey5
13A Sky Full of StarsColdplay17
14RiptideVance Joy16
15Night Like ThisLP19
16Best Day of My LifeAmerican Authors8
17ParisMagic Man20
18Says She Loves MeAer14
19My Silver LiningFirst Aid Kit--
20Heaven KnowsThe Pretty Reckless--

CHART NOTES:

The chart resumes... again, and with a new song at #1. The Black Keys top the chart for the first time ever with their track "Fever". The song is from their latest album Turn Blue. It jumps from #7 to #1 after spending 4 weeks going up several positions at a time.

Pharrell Williams' "Happy" held the #1 spot for the past 8 weeks, and in the history of this chart, is the longest run for any song to hold on to the top spot. The track is likely to be the top song for 2014. We'll see.

Plenty of other new songs at various positions on the chart since the last update back in May. I am trying to resume regular updates to the chart, but other circumstances in my life have been more of a priority lately. Granted, I am still keeping track of popular songs in my collection internally even though a weekly chart may not be posted.

Songs That Went to #1 in 2014

Fever - The Black Keys (1)
Happy - Pharrell Williams (8)
All of Me - John Legend (3)
Says She Loves Me - Aer (2)
Sleeping With a Friend - Neon Trees (4)
Timber - Pitull featuring Kesha (4) 
Unconditionally - Katy Perry (3)

(x) = Total weeks @ #1