Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Mel's Weekly Top 20 - December 27, 2009


Mel's Weekly Top 20
Week of December 27, 2009 | Top 100 Songs of 2009

This Week - Song Title - Artist - Last Week

1. Bad Romance (5th week @ #1!) - Lady GaGa - 1
2. Need You Now - Lady Antebellum - 4
3. Meet Me Halfway - Black Eyed Peas - 2
4. Russian Roulette - Rihanna - 5
5. I Heard of a Girl - Miss Li - 6
6. Fireflies - Owl City - 3
7. The Golden Age - The Asteroids Galaxy Tour - 7
8. Chasing Pirates - Norah Jones - 9
9. Cowboy Casanova - Carrie Underwood - 19
10. Again - Flyleaf - 10
11. The Sweetest Thing - Camera Obscura - 14
12. Don't Upset The Rhythm (Go Baby Go) - Noisettes - 8
13. Last Dance - The Raveonettes - 16
14. It's Your Life - Francesca Battistelli - 13
15. Welcome To The Future - Brad Paisley - 11
16. East Jesus Nowhere - Green Day - 17
17. Come On (Edit) - Green River Ordinance - 18
18. Bulletproof - La Roux - 12
19. If You Only Knew - Shinedown - 20
20. All The Right Moves - OneRepublic - 15

Happy New Year!

As we head out of 2009, we find no new debut songs on the Weekly Top 20. The number one song stays the same as last week... yes, Lady GaGa #1 for the 5th week in a row with "Bad Romance." Country music's Lady Antebellum is hot at #2 (up from #4) with "Need You Now" and Carrie Underwood has this week's big mover, "Cowboy Casanova" going from #19 to #9.

TOP 10 OLDIES OF THE WEEK
As submitted to Plannine’s Classic Top 30

1. I Only Want to Be With You - The Tourists
2. The Lonely Bull - Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
3. If Not For You - Olivia Newton-John
4. I Am The Walrus - The Beatles
5. Hi Hi Hi - Paul McCartney & Wings
6. Lazy Day - Spanky & Our Gang
7. Take a Little Rhythm - Ali Thompson
8. Give Up Your Guns - The Buoys
9. Summer Sand - Dawn
10. Slow Ride - Foghat

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Carrie Underwood Debuts @ #19


Carrie Underwood, originally uploaded by gabriella_dang.

Mel’s Weekly Top 20
Week of December 20, 2009

This is the last Mel's Weekly Top 20 chart that will apply to my year end chart listing. Starting next week, the Weekly Top 20 chart will be used to tabulate the Top 100 songs of 2010.

This Week - Song Title - Artist - Last Week

1. Bad Romance (4th week @ #1) - Lady GaGa - 1
2. Meet Me Halfway - Black Eyed Peas - 3
3. Fireflies - Owl City - 2
4. Need You Now - Lady Antebellum - 8
5. Russian Roulette - Rihanna - 6
6. I Heard of a Girl - Miss Li - 7
7. The Golden Age - The Asteroids Galaxy Tour - 5
8. Don't Upset The Rhythm (Go Baby Go) - Noisettes - 4
9. Chasing Pirates - Norah Jones - 11
10. Again - Flyleaf - 12
11. Welcome To The Future - Brad Paisley - 13
12. Bulletproof - La Roux - 10
13. It's Your Life - Francesca Battistelli - 14
14. The Sweetest Thing - Camera Obscura - 15
15. All The Right Moves - OneRepublic - 9
16. Last Dance - The Raveonettes - 18
17. East Jesus Nowhere - Green Day - 19
18. Come On (Edit) - Green River Ordinance - 20
19. Cowboy Casanova - Carrie Underwood - new
20. If You Only Knew - Shinedown - new

CHART NOTES:

Happy Holidays!

Lady GaGa holds strong at #1 for a 4th consecutive week with her smash hit, "Bad Romance". The song is off her album The Fame Monster, a current hot seller.

Country group Lady Antebellum gains momentum this week with "Need You Now". The huge crossover hit moves up 4 points from #8 to #4 this week. Also breaking into the top 5 is Rihanna and her single "Russian Roulette" moving up 1 from #6 to #5.

Flyleaf and Norah Jones break into the top 10 with their hits "Again" @ #10 and "Chasing Pirates" @ #11.

Carrie Underwood
's latest single "Cowboy Cassanova" is a late arrival to my personal chart. It is a great rockin' uptempo contemporary country song.

Carrie Underwood was the big winner of the 2005 season of American Idol. Today she has 3 top hit albums, several number 1 hit records including "Jesus Take the Wheel", "All American Girl" and "Before He Cheats".

Shinedown's rocker "If You Only Knew" debuts at #20. Their former #1 track "Second Chance" fell off the Weekly Top 20 this week after a long chart run.

TOP 10 OLDIES
As submitted to Plannine's Classic Top 30 site

1. I Only Want to Be With You - The Tourists
2. The Lonely Bull - Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
3. If Not For You - Olivia Newton-John
4. Lazy Day - Spanky & Our Gang
5. I Am The Walrus - The Beatles
6. God Love & Rock n Roll - Teagarden & Van Winkle
7. Hi Hi Hi - Paul McCartney & Wings
8. Beautiful Morning - East
9. Corina Corina - Ray Petersen
10. Take a Little Rhythm - Ali Thompson

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Mel's Weekly Top 20 - 12/13/09 & More



Mel’s Weekly Top 20
Week of December 13, 2009 | Home Page | Blog

This Week - Song Title - Artist - Last Week

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

Continuing Holding Pattern: The top 7 songs remain in their same spots as they were last week. Lady GaGa is #1 for the 3rd consecutive week with "Bad Romance". The only upward movement in the top 10 is Lady Antebellum who moves up one spot from #9 to #8 with the country rock ballad, "Need You Now."

Just below the top 10, the fastest climber this week is Norah Jones who moves up 8 points from #19 to #11 with "Chasing Pirates" off her new album The Fall. On the flipside looks like Green Day lost its momentum at #12 last week, falling to #19 with "East Jesus Nowhere."

The lone debut track is Green River Ordinance "Come On" entering at #20 this week.


TOP 10 OLDIES OF THE WEEK

December 10, 2009. | Submitted to Plannine's Classic Top 30

1. I Am The Walrus - The Beatles
2. I Only Want to Be With You - The Tourists
3. The Lonely Bull - Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
4. Lazy Day - Spanky & Our Gang
5. If Not For You - Olivia Newton-John
6. Imagine - John Lennon
7. God Love & Rock n Roll - Teagarden & Van Winkle
8. Hi Hi Hi - Paul McCartney & Wings
9. Beautiful Morning - East
10. Stop Wait Listen - Circus

TOP 3 ALBUMS


1. The White Album - The Beatles
2. White Bird - It's a Beautiful Day
3. Ram - Paul & Linda McCartney

HOLIDAY TUNES


1. Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) - Darlene Love
2. ¿Dónde Está Santa Claus? - Augie Rios
3. Dominick the Donkey - Lou Monte
4. Step Into Christmas - Elton John
5. Jingle Bell Rock - Hall & Oates

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Mel's Weekly Top 20 - December 6


Norah Jones on Soundcheck 6, originally uploaded by kindofadraag.

Norah Jones playing the guitar? Apparently so as she does on her new album The Fall. Her latest single from that album "Chasing Pirates" debuts on Mel's Weekly Top 20.

Mel' Weekly Top 20
Week of December 6, 2009.

This Week - Song Title - Artist - Last Week

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

CHART NOTES:

Holding Pattern: A number of songs on this week's Top 20 hold their positions from last week. They include our #1 song "Bad Romance" by Lady GaGa for the 2nd week; "Fireflies" by Owl City holding at #2 for the 3rd week, and Noisettes' "Don't Forget the Rhythm" stuck at number 4 for week two.

Further down, LaRoux holds at #10 for the 2nd week with "Bulletproof"; and Shinedown holds at #13 for the 3rd week in a row with "Second Chance". Both songs are former #1 records here at the Weekly Top 20.

Moving up are Black Eyed Peas with "Meet Me Halfway", #5 to #3; and Lady Antebellum breaks into the top 10 up from #12 to #9 with "Need You Now."

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Oldies of the Week

Every week I send Plannine's Classic Top 30 website my list of favorite oldies which he uses to compile his weekly list with submissions from me and various other readers of his chart.

I also have a couple of videos to share with you and a retro chart from Mel's Weekly Top 20.



MEL'S TOP 10 OLDIES OF THE WEEK
December 4, 2009
As submitted to Plannine's Classic Top 30 site

1. I Am The Walrus - The Beatles
2. The Lonely Bull - Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
3. Imagine - John Lennon
4. Lazy Day - Spanky & Our Gang
5. If Not For You - Olivia Newton-John
6. I Only Want to Be With You - The Tourists
7. Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds - Elton John
8. God Love & Rock n Roll - Teagarden & Van Winkle
9. Hi Hi Hi - Paul McCartney & Wings
10. Star Wars/Cantina Band - Meco



CHRISTMAS HITS

1. Dominick the Donkey - Lou Monte
2. ¿Dónde Está Santa Claus? - Augie Rios
3. Step Into Christmas - Elton John
4. Merry Christmas Darling - Carpenters
5. Jingle Bells - The Singing Dogs

TOP 3 ALBUMS

1. The White Album - The Beatles
2. It's a Beautiful Day - It's a Beautiful Day
3. Band on the Run - Paul McCartney & Wings

MEL'S WEEKLY TOP 20
One Year Ago - December 7, 2008.

This Week - Song Title - Artist - Last Week

1. Boys With Girlfriends - Meiko - 3
2. If I Were A Boy - Beyonce - 4
3. Around the Bend (Radio Edit) - The Asteroids Galaxy Tour - 1
4. Trouble Is A Friend - Lenka - 7
5. Be The One - The Ting Tings - 2
6. You Found Me - The Fray - 17
7. Just A Dream - Carrie Underwood - 19
8. Chicken Fried - Zac Brown Band - 9
9. Be OK - Ingrid Michaelson - 11
10. Human - The Killers - 5
11. Take Back The City - Snow Patrol - 14
12. Bruises - Chairlift - 6
13. Addicted - Saving Abel - 16
14. Come On Get Higher - Matt Nathanson - 18
15. Never Miss A Beat - Kaiser Chiefs - 8
16. Spaceman - The Killers - 20
17. Don't Think I Don't Think About It - Darius Rucker - 10
18. Womanizer - Britney Spears - 13
19. Sleepy Tigers - Her Space Holiday - new
20. The Weight Of Her - Butch Walker - 12