Sunday, November 29, 2009

Bad Romance Tops Weekly 20



Mel’s Weekly Top 20
Week of November 29, 2009.

This Week - Song Title - Artist - Last Week

1. Bad Romance - Lady GaGa - 7
2. Fireflies - Owl City - 2
3. The Golden Age - The Asteroids Galaxy Tour - 1
4. Don't Upset The Rhythm (Go Baby Go) - Noisettes - 5
5. Meet Me Halfway - Black Eyed Peas - 3
6. All The Right Moves - OneRepublic - 4
7. I Keep Falling - Lovers and Poets - 8
8. Russian Roulette - Rihanna - 9
9. I Heard of a Girl - Miss Li - 11
10. Bulletproof - La Roux - 6
11. This Is It - Michael Jackson - 10
12. Need You Now - Lady Antebellum - 16
13. Second Chance - Shinedown - 13
14. East Jesus Nowhere - Green Day - 15
15. Again - Flyleaf - 18
16. Hell - Tegan And Sara - 12
17. Welcome To The Future - Brad Paisley - 19
18. It's Your Life - Francesca Battistelli - 20
19. Blame It On The Girls - Mika - new
20. The Sweetest Thing - Camera Obscura - new

CHART NOTES

Lady GaGa leaps into the #1 position in its third week on Mel's Weekly Top 20. The song made its debut 2 weeks ago at #15, shot up to #7 and is now at the top. What can I say? The song has a great hook, a wild video (see video) and in the parlance of the old "American Bandstand" show, "you can dance to it". It's the perfect song for a sizzling hot, bad date.

Due to Lady GaGa's jump to #1, the top 5 is scrambled with a hold, a bump and two falls. Holding at #2 is Owl City and "Fireflies". I thought this would go to #1, but now I doubt it. Asteroids Galaxy Tour fall from #1 to #3 with "The Golden Age" and Black Eyed Peas fall from #3 to #5 with "Meet Me Halfway." I like the song enough to give it some hope of moving it back up. Speaking of up, the only other song that moved up in the top 5 is Noisettes' "Don't Forget the Rhythm (Go Baby Go)" nudging up a point from #5 to #4. The song was a huge #2 hit in the UK earlier this year.

Elsewhere not much to report. Mostly incremental moves up and down the chart in the lower positions. Interesting to note Michael Jackson's "This is It" may have lost momentum having peaked at #10 for the last 2 weeks, and now drops a point to #11. We'll see.


Monday, November 23, 2009

Mel's Weekly Top 20 - November 22, 2009.

OneRepublic captured live in studio...



Mel’s Weekly Top 20
Week of November 22, 2009

This Week - Song Title - Artist - Last Week

1. The Golden Age (2nd week @ #1!) - The Asteroids Galaxy Tour - 1
2. Fireflies - Owl City - 3
3. Meet Me Halfway - Black Eyed Peas - 4
4. All The Right Moves - OneRepublic - 5
5. Don't Upset The Rhythm (Go Baby Go) - Noisettes - 6
6. Bulletproof - La Roux - 2
7. Bad Romance - Lady GaGa - 15
8. I Keep Falling - Lovers and Poets - 9
9. Russian Roulette - Rihanna - 12
10. This Is It - Michael Jackson - 10
11. I Heard of a Girl - Miss Li - 11
12. Hell - Tegan And Sara - 14
13. Second Chance - Shinedown - 7
14. Say Hey (I Love You) - Michael Franti & Spearhead - 8
15. East Jesus Nowhere - Green Day - 16
16. Need You Now - Lady Antebellum - 19
17. Bourgeois Shangri-La - Miss Li - 13
18. Again - Flyleaf - new
19. Welcome To The Future - Brad Paisley - new
20. It's Your Life - Francesca Battistelli - new

CHART NOTES

Big movers this week include Lady GaGa up to #7 from #15 with "Bad Romance." Rihanna moves up 3 from #12 to #9 with "Russian Roulette."

Two country songs are in the top 20 this week. "Need You Now" is a great crossover hit by Lady Antebellum that recently topped the country charts and moves from #19 to #16 on this chart in its 2nd week. Making his debut on the Weekly Top 20 is Brad Paisley with his futuristic "Welcome to the Future" debuting at #19.

Asteroids Galaxy Tour repeats at #1 with "The Golden Age" for the 2nd week in a row. Hot on their heals are Owl City with "Fireflies" at #2 and Black Eyed Peas with "Meet Me Halfway" at #3.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

The Beatles - I Am The Walrus



The Beatles - I Am The Walrus
Whimsical video clip made in 1968 "from Magical Mistery Tour in freaking stereo!"

MEL'S TOP 10 OLDIES OF THE WEEK
November 19, 2009.
As submitted to Plannine's Classic Top 30 site

1. I Am The Walrus - The Beatles
2. Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds - Elton John
3. Imagine - John Lennon
4. Lazy Day - Spanky & Our Gang
5. The Lonely Bull - Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
6. The Air That I Breathe - The Hollies
7. Liar Liar - The Castaways
8. God Love & Rock n Roll - Tea Garden & Van Winkle
9. I'll Always Love My Mama - The Intruders
10. Hallelujah - Sweathog

What can I say? The Beatles were the greatest rock n roll group of all time. I am sure most people know that. Most of their music has withstood the test of time and will remain popular for years, decades and even centuries to come.

GOOFY CHRISTMAS TRACKS
As submitted to Plannine's Classic Top 30 site

1. Dominick the Donkey - Lou Monte
2. Jingle Bells - The Singing Dogs
3. ¿Dónde Está Santa Claus? - Augie Rios
4. Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer - Elmo & Patsy
5. Nuttin' For Christmas - Barry Gordon

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The Golden Age at #1



Mel’s Weekly Top 20
Week of November 15, 2009

This Week - Song Title - Artist - Last Week

1. The Golden Age - The Asteroids Galaxy Tour - 2
2. Bulletproof - La Roux - 1
3. Fireflies - Owl City - 6
4. Meet Me Halfway - Black Eyed Peas - 9
5. All The Right Moves - OneRepublic - 7
6. Don't Upset The Rhythm (Go Baby Go) - Noisettes - 8
7. Second Chance - Shinedown - 3
8. Say Hey (I Love You) - Michael Franti & Spearhead - 4
9. I Keep Falling - Lovers and Poets - 11
10. This Is It - Michael Jackson - 12
11. I Heard of a Girl - Miss Li - 17
12. Russian Roulette - Rihanna - 19
13. Bourgeois Shangri-La - Miss Li - 5
14. Hell - Tegan And Sara - 16
15. Bad Romance - Lady GaGa - new
16. East Jesus Nowhere - Green Day - 20
17. City On Our Knees - Tobymac - 10
18. Never Forget You - Noisettes - 14
19. Need You Now - Lady Antebellum - new
20. Sweet Silver Lining - Kate Voegele - 13



CHART NOTES:

Asteroids Galaxy Tour takes over the #1 spot with their hit "The Golden Age". This is another one of those European hits that seems to not have caught on in the U.S. This is a great song that should be getting radio airplay nationwide and topping all the charts, including your own if you publish one. The single is from their album Fruit.

Big Movers This Week include Owl City's "Fireflies" going from #6 to #3, Black Eyed Peas' "Meet Me Halfway" moving from #9 to #4, Miss Li's "I Heard of a A Girl" jumping from #17 to #11 and Rihanna leaping from #19 to #12 with "Russian Roulette".

Chart Debuts for Lady Ga Ga at #15 with "Bad Romance" and country group Lady Antebellum with "Need You Now" at #19.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

This Week's Golden Oldies

THE CASTAWAYS and "Liar Liar" - great old garage rock song.



Mel's Top 10 Oldies of the Week

November 13, 2009. * Friday the 13th
As submitted to Plannine's Classic Top 30 site.

1. The Lonely Bull - Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
2. The Air That I Breathe - The Hollies
3. Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds - Elton John
4. Imagine - John Lennon
5. God Love & Rock n Roll - Teagarden & Van Winkle
6. Liar Liar - The Castaways
7. I Found Someone of My Own - The Free Movement
8. I Am The Walrus - The Beatles
9. I'll Always Love My Mama - The Intruders
10. Lazy Day - Spanky & Our Gang

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

BEP's Hot Mover on the WT 20



Mel's Weekly Top 20
Week of November 8, 2009.

This Week - Song Title - Artist - Last Week

1. Bulletproof - La Roux - 1
2. The Golden Age - The Asteroids Galaxy Tour - 3
3. Second Chance - Shinedown - 2
4. Say Hey (I Love You) - Michael Franti & Spearhead - 5
5. Bourgeois Shangri-La - Miss Li - 6
6. Fireflies - Owl City - 13
7. All The Right Moves - OneRepublic - 9
8. Don't Upset The Rhythm (Go Baby Go) - Noisettes - 10
9. Meet Me Halfway - Black Eyed Peas - 16
10. City On Our Knees - Tobymac - 4
11. I Keep Falling - Lovers and Poets - 14
12. This Is It - Michael Jackson - 17
13. Sweet Silver Lining - Kate Voegele - 11
14. Never Forget You - Noisettes - 8
15. People Are Crazy - Billy Currington - 7
16. Hell - Tegan And Sara - 20
17. I Heard of a Girl - Miss Li - new
18. We Are Golden - Mika - 12
19. Russian Roulette - Rihanna - new
20. East Jesus Nowhere - Green Day - new

CHART NOTES:

La Roux holds at #1 for the 2nd week in a row with "Bulletproof". This was a free track offered through the Apple iTunes store a few weeks ago. Probably the best Apple freebie song of 2009.



Asteroids Galaxy Tour knocks at #2 with "The Golden Age". Could it possibly go to the top next week?

Big movers of the week include Owl City and "Fireflies" up from #13 to #6; Black Eyed Peas with "Meet Me Halfway" up from #16 to #9. Also moving along is Michael Jackson's "This Is It," up 5 from #17 to #12.

Debuts include Miss Li with "I Heard of a Girl" at #17, Rihanna with "Russian Roulette" at #19 and Green Day returns with "East Jesus Nowhere" at #20. Green Day's last hit, "21 Guns" peaked at #4 this summer.


Sunday, November 8, 2009

This Week's Golden Oldies



Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass took their Spanish influenced instrumental pop sound to the top of the charts starting in 1962 with "The Lonely Bull". Listen to the song by clicking on the video graphic above.

TOP 10 OLDIES OF THE WEEK
As submitted to Plannine's Classic Top 30 chart.
November 6, 2009.

1. The Lonely Bull - Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
2. The Air That I Breathe - The Hollies
3. Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds - Elton John
4. Soley Soley - Middle of the Road
5. Imagine - John Lennon
6. God Love & Rock n Roll - Teagarden & Van Winckle
7. Liar Liar - The Castaways
8. Duncan - Paul Simon
9. Gotta Get Away - Cecilio & Kapono
10. I Found Someone of My Own - The Free Movement

Listen to more oldies by clicking "Class of 1975: 60s & 70s Mix" on the right hand column to this entry.

Friday, November 6, 2009

New Music of Note

The following embedded tracks and videos are some of the new and current music that I am listening to this week.

MISS LI - I Heard of a Girl - A bittersweet tune of an outcast girl.



MISS LI - Oh Boy - from a few years ago, a song that looks like fun.



From THE SIXTY-ONE Music site, the following tracks have been recently favorited:

The Agency: "Bumpers"



AM "The Other Side" - went to #2 on Mel's Weekly Top 20
Buy AM's album Future Sons & Daughters - one of my favorite albums of 2009.



Lovers & Poets - " I Keep Falling" featuring Shannon Hurley
I think they have an album upcoming in 2010.



Shannon Hurley - Beg Steal Borrow - great new track... love it!



Tiffany Desrosiers
- Alone




Asteroids Galaxy Tour
- The Golden Age - burning up my chart at #3 this week.



Caitlin Hart - Seven Minutes



Listen to more indie songs by selecting the Digital 45 player to the right. Be sure to listen to the full length albums posted on the right hand column.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Bulletproof Hits #1


La Roux La Roux
Originally uploaded by Po Li

Mel's Weekly Top 20
Week of November 1, 2009.

This Week - Song Title - Artist - Last Week

1. Bulletproof - La Roux - 2
2. Second Chance - Shinedown - 1
3. The Golden Age - The Asteroids Galaxy Tour - 9
4. City On Our Knees - Tobymac - 4
5. Say Hey (I Love You) - Michael Franti & Spearhead - 7
6. Bourgeois Shangri-La - Miss Li - 8
7. People Are Crazy - Billy Currington - 3
8. Never Forget You - Noisettes - 5
9. All The Right Moves - OneRepublic - 11
10. Don't Upset The Rhythm (Go Baby Go) - Noisettes - 13
11. Sweet Silver Lining - Kate Voegele - 12
12. We Are Golden - Mika - 10
13. Fireflies - Owl City - 17
14. I Keep Falling - Lovers and Poets - 15
15. The Other Side - AM - 6
16. Meet Me Halfway - Black Eyed Peas - 20
17. This Is It - Michael Jackson - new
18. Celebration (Album Version) - Madonna - 14
19. Heaven Can Wait - We the Kings - 16
20. Hell - Tegan And Sara - new

CHART NOTES:

Michael Jackson makes his chart debut with "This is It", the "new" single from his movie soundtrack compilation album of the same name. The track checks in at #17 this week. The only way to get this track is to buy the album, comprised mostly of Michael Jackson rehtreads such as "Billie Jean" and "Wanna Be Starting Something", golden oldies that have already been issued to previous albums.

La Roux claims the number 1 spot this week with "Bulletproof". Great dance/alt rock track.

Asteroids Galaxy Tour is knocking on the #1 slot with "The Golden Age", their latest single which climbs 6 points from #9 to #3 this week. See the video here.

The biggest dropping track is "The Other Side" by AM. The song peaked at #2 a few weeks ago, fell to #6 last week and is on its way out at #15. Still a good song. Hopefully more tracks from his album will show up on the Weekly Top 20.

Noisettes breaks into the top 10 with their second hit, "Don't Upset the Rhythm (Go Baby Go)" picking up 3 points moving from #13 to #10. Meanwhile their former #1 hit "Never Forget You" still holds in the top 10, dropping from #5 to #8.

Listen to La Roux and "Bulletproof" at this link:
http://www.last.fm/music/La+Roux/_/Bulletproof