Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Dengue Fever Tops the Chart with "Cement Slippers"

Listen to "Cement Slipppers" by clicking on the player below:

Mel's Weekly Top 20
Week of March 27, 2011.

This WeekTiitleArtistLast Week
1 Cement Slippers Dengue Fever 2
2 Price Tag Jessie J 1
3 Rolling In The Deep Adele 3
4 Born This Way Lady GaGa 4
5 Pumped Up Kicks Foster the People 7
6 Let's Go (feat. TobyMac) Group 1 Crew 6
7 This Is The Stuff Francesca Battistelli 8
8 On The Floor Jennifer Lopez Feat. Pitbull 9
9 Just Can't Get Enough Black Eyed Peas 11
10 Down By the Water The Decemberists 5
11 Rogue Machine (Say That You Need Me) The Daylights 12
12 L.O.V. Fitz & The Tantrums 13
13 UBerlin R.E.M. 14
14 From a Table Away Sunny Sweeney 16
15 Hands The Ting Tings 10
16 Who's That Chick Rihanna 17
17 L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N. Noah & the Whale 19
18 S&M Rihanna 20
19 I Do Colbie Caillat --
20 Machu Picchu The Strokes --


Dengue Fever moves into the #1 spot with their lead off single from their forthcoming album Cannibal Courtship called "Cement Slippers". The song has been a free download off the Dengue Fever website for weeks now and precludes the April 19 release of the new album. Listening to the sample tracks off the new album has me excited about getting it on the first day out. I've become a fan of Dengue Fever since I was made aware of them late last summer. Saw them in concert on October 30, 2010. Love their music. "Cement Slippers" could be their big breakout single. Reminds me somewhat of the old "Rock Lobster" song from the B-52s.

Elsewhere on the chart: Not much upward movement in most of the songs this week. Foster the People break into the top 5 this week with their hit "Pumped Up Kicks". The song moves up 2 from #7 to #5. Most of the other songs on the top 20 make small incremental moves up by 1 or 2 notches.

Songs taking signifcant falls this week include The Decemberists' "Down By the Water" dropping from #5 to #10. This was a former #1 record. Also dropping big is "Hands" by The Ting Tings. They drop 5 from #10 to #15. The Ting Tings have been on this chart with "Hands" since the fall of 2010. Looks like this could be their last week on.

The two debut songs for the week are "I Do" by Colbie Caillat at #19 and "Machu Picchu" by The Strokes at #20.


This week the spotlight is on Dengue Fever. Enjoy!

DENGUE FEVER - Cannibal Courtship Teaser

DENGUE FEVER - Mastadong Explanation

DENGUE FEVER - Only a Friend

DENGUE FEVER - Seeing Hands (as performed on "Later")


Dengue Fever Official Website

Cannibal Courtship Preview

I Caught Dengue Fever (Oct. 30, 2010)

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