Saturday, October 6, 2012

Mel's Weekly Top 20 - October 7, 2012.

Mel's Weekly Top 20
Week of October 7, 2012.

This WeekTitleArtistLast Week
1Gangnam StylePsy3
2We Are Never Ever Getting Back TogetherTaylor Swift1
3One More NightMaroon 52
4That GirlNoisettes5
5What Could Have Been LoveAerosmith6
6HomePhillip Phillips4
7Good Time (Featuring Carly Rae Jepsen)Owl City7
8Some NightsFun8
9My Heart Goes BoomMiss Li10
10Want U BackCher Lloyd13
11I Like Girls That Drink BeerToby Keith14
12SpectrumFlorence + The Machine16
13Ho HeyThe Lumineers15
14Too CloseAlex Clare18
15Caught Me ThinkingBahamas9
16It's Only LoveMatt Cardle20
17Your BodyChristina Aguilera--
18Take A Little RideJason Aldean12
19Me Without YouTobyMac11
20My Oh MyTristan Prettyman--


K-Pop singer/rapper Psy's (real name Park Jae-sang) international smash hit "Gangnam Style" dances up the chart into the #1 spot. Last week "Gangnam Style" made a 16 point leap from its debut position of #19 to #3 and is now at #1. Took the song only 2 weeks to get to the top. Quite possibly a record for this chart.

Now let me say this: "Gangnam Style" is one of those records that is more than just a hit... it's a phenomenon. You will either love it to death or you will hate the song for the rest of your life. Like dance craze songs from years past (think "The Twist", "Mambo #5", "Electric Slide" and "The Macarena"), "Gangman Style" will be one of those songs everyone from 3 year olds to senior citizens will be dancing to for years to come. It'll turn up at weddings, birthday parties, and bar mitzvahs just like the macarena does. Already, many people all over the world know the song and have made knock off and parody videos. Just search YouTube under "Gangnam Style". A few of those videos appear below.

With Psy capturing the #1 slot this week, poor little Taylor Swift lost her grip there as "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" slips a spot and anchors the #2 position this week. Maroon 5 moves down a notch to #3, withNoisettes moving up from #5 to #4 with "That Girl" and Aerosmith moving into the #5 slot from #6 with "What Could Have Been Love".

Cher Lloyd's "Want You Back" moves into the top 10 at #10, up from #13 of last week.

Two songs make their chart debut. At #17 we find Christina Aguilera and her latest "Your Body" with newcomerTristan Prettyman at #20 with "My Oh My".

Songs That Went to #1 in 2012

We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together - Taylor Swift
One More Night - Maroon 5
Good Time - Owl City featuring Carly Rae Jepsen
Some Nights - Fun
She's So Mean - Matchbox Twenty
Set Fire to the Rain - Adele
Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen
Payphone - Maroon 5
Somebody That I Used To Know - Gotye featuring Kimbra
Glad You Came - The Wanted
Somebody That I Used To Know - Gotye featuring Kimbra
Drive By - Train
The One That Got Away - Katy Perry
Red Solo Cup - Toby Keith
Someone Like You - Adele
It Will Rain - Bruno Mars
Run For Your Life - Matt Cardle

Video Spotlight on "Gangnam Style"

Gangnam Style (remix, live clip) - Psy

Waveya 웨이브야 Korean dance team

PSY (ft. HYUNA) 오빤 딱 내 스타일

PSY Live on NBC's Today Show - 9/14/2012

Mike & Laura dancing Gangnam Style on Ellen

Gunman Style - Parody of Gangnam Style - new music

Psy - The Making of Gangnam Style (mostly in Korean)

I don't think the people at the Apple Store liked this guy.

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