Week of February 21, 2010
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This Week - Song Title - Artist - Last Week
1. Hey, Soul Sister - Train - 2
2. Need You Now - Lady Antebellum - 1
3. Telephone - Lady GaGa Feat. Beyoncé - 3
4. Two Is Better Than One - Boys Like Girls
featuring Taylor Swift - 4
5. Bad Romance - Lady GaGa - 5
6. Breakeven - The Script - 7
7. If You Only Knew - Shinedown - 6
8. White Liar - Miranda Lambert - 9
9. Tik Tok (Radio Remix) - Kesha - 10
10. According to You - Orianthi - 11
11. Chasing Pirates - Norah Jones - 8
12. Hollywood - Marina and the Diamonds - 15
13. You and Me - Dave Matthews Band - 13
14. Walk With You - Ringo Starr - 17
15. Letters from the Sky - Civil Twilight - 18
16. We The People - Ray Stevens - 12
17. Hard (featuring Young Jeezy) - Rihanna - 14
18. Imma Be - The Black Eyed Peas - new
19. Temporary Home - Carrie Underwood - new
20. Smile - Uncle Kracker - new
Train has the new #1 track this week. "Hey Soul Sister" displaces the long running "Need You Now" by Lady Antebellum at the top spot, moving there from the #2 slot last week. The latter moves down from #1 to #2. Both are great songs.
Elsewhere on the chart we got 3 new debut tracks including "Imma Be" by Black Eyed Peas, "Temporary Home" by Carrie Underwood and "Smile" by Uncle Kracker.
R.I.P. Doug Feiger
Doug Feiger, lead singer of The Knack passed away on February 14. He was 57 and succumbed to cancer. Sad. While The Knack's popularity was short lived, they will always be remembered for 1979's biggest power pop hit, "My Sharona." I think in modern power pop / new wave / alt rock history, no song was bigger than "My Sharona". It was #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 for 6 weeks.
The single was the lead off on side 2 of The Knack's debut album "Get the Knack" which also featured 10 other great songs such as "She's So Selfish", "Maybe Tonight," "Lucinda", "Oh Tara" and "Good Girls Don't."
I have the original album on vinyl as well as the single, "My Sharona". Back in the day when I did some "disco DJ" work, I'd play "My Sharona" at many dances just to break up the monotony of the same old beat. People either loved or hated the rock vibe that echoed on the dance floor. It was fun and signaled a change for music yet to come.
Years later I also bought the CD version of Get The Knack which was ripped into iTunes and is pictured above in this Apple coverflow sequence.
Mel's Top 10 Oldies
February 18, 2010
As posted to Plannine's Classic Top 30 site
1. Give Up Your Guns - The Buoys
2. Hi Hi Hi - Paul McCartney & Wings
3. The Break Up Song - Greg Kihn Band
4. My Sharona - The Knack
5. Take This Job & Shove It - Johnny Paycheck
6. Love Stinks - J.Geils Band
7. Jolene - Dolly Parton
8. The Rubber Room - Porter Wagoner
9. Another One Bites The Dust - Queen
10. Superstar - The Carpenters