Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Mel's Weekly Top 20 - April 8, 2012

Mel's Weekly Top 20
Week of April 8, 2012.

This WeekTitleArtistLast Week
1Drive By (7th Week @ #1!)Train1
2Somebody That I Used To KnowGotye2
3Heart AttackThe Asteroids Galaxy Tour3
4We Are Young (ft. Janelle Mon‡e)Fun5
5AmazingMatt Cardle6
6Part of MeKaty Perry8
7Give Me All Your Luvin'Madonna4
8Tonight Is The NightOutasight11
9Glad You CameThe Wanted16
10Call Me MaybeCarly Rae Jepsen17
11Born to DieLana Del Rey14
12Easy Come Easy Go (Radio Edit)Great Lake Swimmers15
13Rumour Has ItAdele19
14Simple SongThe Shins7
15Dance With Me TonightOlly Murs9
16Happy PillsNorah Jones18
17StarshipsNicki Minaj20
18Hang It UpThe Ting Tings12
19These TimesSafetySuit10
20Do It Our Way (Play)Alesha Dixon13


Train locks on to the #1 spot again for a 7th consecutive week with "Drive By". We've gone without a new #1 song for almost 2 months. This song ties last year's most long stay at #1.... Late last fall Coldplay held on to #1 for 7 straight weeks with "Paradise". That song turned out to be the #1 song of the year on the year end Top 100 of 2011. Can Train accomplish the same feat for 2012?

Holding patterns: At #2 we find Gotye and Kimbra with "Somebody That I Used to Know," now there for the 2nd week in a row. At #3 we see The Asteroids Galaxy Tour and "Heart Attack" for a 2nd consecutive week. The song has compiled at least 4 non-consecutive weeks at the #3 position. Can it go any higher or is it doomed to be a #3 hit forever?

Be sure to check out Katy Perry's latest hit and video above. "Part of Me" moves up 2 from #8 to #6 this week.

Movers: Making some significant headway up the chart we find the following songs: "Glad You Came" by The Wanted moves up from #16 to #9 this week, a 7 point jump. Also jumping up 7 points is Carly Rae Jepsen's single "Call Me Maybe" moving from #17 to #10. Making a 6 point jump from #19 to #13 is Adele and her single "Rumour Has It".

There are no debut songs on the chart. Several songs are headed on a downward spiral and are likely to depart the top 20 by next week. Among them are "Hang It Up" by the Ting Tings at #18, "These Times" by SafetySuitat #19 and "Do It Our Way" by Alesha Dixon. All had good chart runs and should be listed in the year end chart for 2012 come this December.

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