Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Mel's Weekly Top 20 - July 1 & July 8, 2012

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

This WeekTitleArtistLast Week
1Call Me Maybe (3rd Week @ #1!)Carly Rae Jepsen1
2Watching You Watch HimEric Hutchinson2
3Set Fire To The RainAdele4
4PayphoneMaroon 53
5Somebody That I Used To KnowGotye5
7Wide AwakeKaty Perry9
8Give Your Heart A BreakDemi Lovato8
9She's So MeanMatchbox Twenty17
10That's Why God Made The RadioThe Beach Boys12
11Hold OnAlabama Shakes14
12GuardianAlanis Morissette13
13What Makes You BeautifulOne Direction7
14I Feel LoveShannon Hurley16
1550 Ways To Say GoodbyeTrain19
16Touched by the Hand of GodRoxette20
17Good FeelingFlo Rida11
18Good GirlCarrie Underwood10
19PontoonLittle Big Town--
20RunMatt Nathanson featuring Sugarland--

Carly Rae Jepsen sits on top of the chart again for a 3rd consecutive week. The girl has staying power. She's been in the top 5 for at least 2 months now. Definitely this song is a bonafide if not bubblegummy hit. Gotta love it.

As a result Eric Hutchinson, whose record "Watching You Watch Him" has stalled out now at #2 for more than 5 weeks now. In fact the song did drop to #3 for a week but now is back at #2 for a second week. It was at #2 for about 3 weeks prior. This is a very good, pop record, ideal for AC radio... and yet, it has not received much airplay or chart action. Sad. The song is very good.

Matchbox Twenty makes a big leap this week with "She's So Mean" jumping from #17 of last week to #9 this week. Already a top 10 hit, could this song make it to number one? It's pretty good.

The Beach Boys have returned to the top 10 on Mel's Weekly Top 20 for the first time since 1988's "Kokomo". That song went to #3 way back then, when I used to keep this stuff on paper! Of course the song I am talking about that is the latest top 10 hit by The Beach Boys is "That's Why God Made the Radio" which climbs up from #12 to #10 this week. As most of you know, The Beach Boys with Brian Wilson is a legendary surf rock group known for their rich vocal harmonies. They don't disappoint on this record, which by the way, should also be getting more airplay and chart action around the world. The single as well as the album it comes from is very good, contemporary pop music for those who love songs with good vocals and harmonies.

Two country flavored songs make their chart debuts this week. At #19 we find Little Big Town with their #1 country hit "Pontoon" making a debut. At #20 is Matt Nathanson with his latest called "Run", a pop hit featuring country vocalist Jennifer Nettles and her band Sugarland. Sugarland as well as Nettles have made chart appearances here in the past.

Mel's Weekly Top 20
Week of July 1, 2012.

This WeekTitleArtistLast Week
1Call Me Maybe (2nd Week @ #1!)Carly Rae Jepsen1
2Watching You Watch HimEric Hutchinson2
3PayphoneMaroon 53
4Set Fire To The RainAdele6
5Somebody That I Used To KnowGotye Feat. Kimbra5
7What Makes You BeautifulOne Direction4
8Give Your Heart A BreakDemi Lovato9
9Wide AwakeKaty Perry10
10Good GirlCarrie Underwood11
11Good FeelingFlo Rida12
12That's Why God Made the RadioThe Beach Boys14
13GuardianAlanis Morissette15
14Hold OnAlabama Shakes17
15Only the HorsesScissor Sisters8
16I Feel LoveShannon Hurley19
17She's So MeanMatchbox Twenty20
18I Make My Own SunshineAlyssa Bonagura13
1950 Ways To Say GoodbyeTrain--
20Touched by the Hand of GodRoxette--


Carly Rae Jepsen holds at #1 for a second week with "Call Me Maybe" 4 of the top 5 songs within the top 5 remain in the same places as they did last week. The only song entering the top 5 is Adele's "Set Fire to the Rain" which climbs 2 from #6 to #4.

Carrie Underwood enters the top 10 at #10 with "Good Girl" up 1 from #11 last week.

The two debut songs this week include "Touched by the Hand of God" by Roxette at #20, and "50 Ways to Say Goodbye" by Train, entering at #19. That song replaces "Drive By", Train's huge #1 hit on this chart that exists after settling at #16 last week.

That song held the #1 spot for 7 weeks earlier this year. Will "50 Ways" go as high? That remains to be seen.

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