For this portion of the countdown, since I am working on it so late in night, I am just going to give you the videos... so here goes...
Numbers 50 to 41
50 - Daylight by Maroon 5 - Apparently the band put this compilation of user and fan video clips to make a compelling montage of people's feelings and ideas on several personal topics. The 3:45 length song is extended to more than 9 minutes on this montage. Enjoy:
49 - Runaways by The Killers - While not as big as their previous hits, this one racked up enough weeks on the Weekly Top 20 to slot it in at the #49 position.
48 - Wide Awake by Katy Perry - Ms. Perry has enjoyed huge chart success on the pop charts all over the world. One of the 3 singles she places in the Top 100 Hits for 2012 is this one... "Wide Awake" at #48.
47 - Rumor Has It by Adele - Britain's Adele was a late comer to Mel's Weekly Top 20. Most of the singles off her hit album 21 which were supposed to appear in 2011 never charted until this year. "Rumor Has It", one of the most uptempo songs on the album peaked at #5 during its 12 week chart run. Here is the video:
46 - In The Dark by Dev is one of a handful of dance oriented tracks to make it to the Top 100. The song first charted in late 2011 and spent several weeks into 2012 getting as high as #5 before falling off the chart.
45 - What Could Have Been Love by Aerosmith - Steven Tyler and his band Aerosmith have been making music, playing concerts and releasing records since the early 1970s. For me they will always be best known for their Columbia Records era albums that garnered the singles "Dream On," "Sweet Emotion," "Walk This Way", "Last Child" among others. Since the late 1980s and going into the 2000, the band has surfaced every now and then with rock hits in the style of rap remixes and more recently "power ballads". "What Could Have Been Love" is such a power ballad that soared all the way to #5 this past summer, making it good to be listed at #45 for 2012.
44 - Simple Song by The Shins: As I mentioned earlier in this countdown, The Shins who are a popular indie ban scored a huge hit in 2007 with the track "Phantom Limb". This year they came back with a new line-up and the album Port of Morrow and the single "Simple Song" in hopes of duplicating the chart success of "Phantom Limb". They succeeded in getting this track to be listed as the 45th most popular song of 2012.
43 - Take A Little Ride by Jason Aldean - Today's country music is so very unlike the twangy traditional country & western music that was popular in the 1950s, 60s and 70s. Today country is a hybrid of pop and rock while maintaining the same types of messages as their earlier counterparts. "Take a Little Ride" by Jason Aldean is such a song... worthy to even chart as a pop/rock crossover and making it to this Top 100 as the 43rd most popular song of the year.
42 - Big In Japan by Martin Solveig ft Dragonette and Idoling - Last year Martin Solveig had a huge hit with Dragonette called "Hello". They came back in early 2012 with this song... "Big In Japan". Here is a remix of the hit.
41 - Home by Phillip Phillips - I don't watch American Idol. I did not know that Phillip Phillips was the winner of the 2012 contest. "Home" began to chart in late summer and was a bonafide hit by fall.
And there you have it. The latest 10 hits in our daily countdown to #1 of the Top 100 Hits of 2012. Do you like the individual videos? If so leave a comment. Maybe I might do this all the way to the end. Tomorrow, hits #40 to #31. We're getting closer...