Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Mel's Weekly Top 20 - December 25, 2011

This video is a bit creepy... but the song's a hit.

Mel's Weekly Top 20
Week of December 25, 2011.

This WeekTitleArtistLast Week
1Run For Your Life (2nd Week @ #1!)Matt Cardle1
2It Will RainBruno Mars2
4Someone Like YouAdele5
5The Book Of Morris JohnsonZee Avi4
6In The DarkDev6
7MajorThe Asteroids Galaxy Tour8
8Show Me The WayThe Cranberries9
9Don't Stop (Color On The Walls)Foster The People10
10Big In Japan (Single Edit)Martin Solveig ft Dragonette & Idoling11
11Marry The NightLady GaGa12
12Pumped Up KicksFoster the People7
13Princess Of ChinaColdplay & Rihanna15
14Tainted LoveImelda May16
15SweeterGavin DeGraw17
16The WalkMayer Hawthorne19
17Hang It UpThe Ting Tings20
18We Found Love (feat. Calvin Harris)Rihanna13
19Mr. SaxobeatAlexandra Stan14
20Red Solo CupToby Keith--


Matt Cardle holds on to the #1 spot for a 2nd week in a row with "Run For Your Life." Fact is the top 3 records are the same this week as last week. Holding at #2 is Bruno Mars with "It Will Rain" and Coldplay at #3 with "Paradise".

Elsewhere in the top 20 most songs that moved up made only small steps up from the previous week. Songs that moved down, plummeted considerably (for a top 20 list). Those songs on a downward spiral include "Pumped Up Kicks" by Foster the People down from #7 to #12; Rihanna's "We Found Love" down from #13 to #18 and "Mr. Saxobeat" by Alexandra Stan down from #14 to #19.

Only one song makes a debut to the top 20 this week... and this is "Red Solo Cup" by country artist Toby Keith coming in at #20. It's quite a funny song about a guy who bonds with a red plastic cup.

Former Number One Songs from 2011:

Paradise - Coldplay
Rope - Foo Fighters
Brighter Than The Sun - Colbie Caillat
Last Friday Night (TGIF) - Katy Perry
Tonight's the Kind of Night - Noah & the Whale
The Edge of Glory - Lady Gaga
Sad Song - The Cars
Hello (Radio Edit) - Martin Solveig & Dragonette
Cement Slippers - Dengue Fever
Price Tag - Jessie J
Down By The Water - The Decemberists
Back to December - Taylor Swift
Grenade - Bruno Mars
We No Speak Americano - Yolanda Be Cool & Dcup


A few days late and maybe a dollar short, but this video and song has turned out to be my favorite Christmas song of the 2011 holiday season. The recording featuring Caro Emerald has been layered upon an old Brooke Benton track, a holiday chestnut that has been largely unheard of in my opinion. This new version brings the song up to date and hopefully develops it into a future classic.

Happy Holidays!


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