Sunday, February 3, 2013

Mel's Weekly Top 20 - January 27 & February 3, 2013

Maroon 5 - Daylight (Playing for Change version)



Mel's Weekly Top 20
Week of February 3, 2013.

This WeekTitleArtistLast Week
1 Daylight Maroon 5 2
2 Change Churchill 8
3 Carry On Fun 1
4 Little Talks Of Monsters And Men 5
5 Mermaid Train 4
6 Now Is the Start A Fine Frenzy 3
7 Clouds Zach Sobiech 7
8 I Knew You Were Trouble Taylor Swift 6
9 Tornado Little Big Town 10
10 Two Black Cadillacs Carrie Underwood 12
11 Between The Raindrops Lifehouse 18
12 Ho Hey The Lumineers 13
13 Mr. Mellow Anuhea 14
14 Heartbeat Jjamz 16
15 We Both Know Colbie Caillat 17
16 Anything Could Happen Ellie Goulding 9
17 Rock & Roll Love Affair Prince 11
18 I Will Wait Mumford & Sons --
19 Where Are We Now? David Bowie --
20 Closer Tegan and Sara --

CHART NOTES

Maroon 5 scores with their 3rd number one hit from their 2012 album Overexposed as "Daylight" climbs up 1 spot from #2 to #1 this week, largely on the strength of the "Daylight (Playing For Change version)" video and song remix. I like the world sound and clips presented in the video. It gives this song a new life. Overall, "Daylight" was a good song from the time it was released. The climb up to #1 was slow as this single debut on the Weekly Top 20 on November 11, 2012 while Maroon 5's second #1 single from Overexposed, "One More Night" was still holding at #1 for the 6th week at that time. That was 10 weeks ago!

More historical notes for Maroon 5: "Payphone" was the group's first #1 single from Overxposed as it spent 4 weeks at #1 in the summer of 2012. "One More Night" spent a total of 7 non-consecutives weeks at #1 in the fall of last year. Both songs prominently placed in the Top 100 Hits of 2012 chart with "One More Night" placing at #2 for the year, and "Payphone" placing at #4. For "Daylight" this is the first week at #1. We'll see how long it lasts at the top.

Right under "Daylight" at #2 we have my most favorite current song. That would be "Change" by Churchill which has been issued on the "Change EP" that is available at both iTunes and Amazon. The song is an alternative rock fave that is building momentum especially on this chart where it bolts once again from #8 to #2. The #1 spot surely is a target for "Change", but will Maroon 5's "Daylight" keep it from slipping past? Come back next week.

The other fast moving song up the chart this week belongs to Lifehouse who had a big hit in 2001 with "Hanging By a Moment". They're back now with additional vocals by Natasha Bedingfield on their latest single "Between the Raindrops" which jumps from #18 to #11 this week after debuting two weeks ago at #20.

Speaking of debut songs -- we have 3 this week. At #18 an aging but Grammy Nominated oldie, "I Will Wait" by Mumford & Sons makes it first chart appearance on the Weekly Top 20. The song has been a mainstay in pop, rock and alternative radio for months now, but I only recently got a copy of it and true to my policy of only listing music that I own did this song manage to make it to the chart... this week... months later than all the other charts.... so what?

Bowing in at #19 we find David Bowie's latest "Where Are We Now", a somewhat contemplative and maybe a bit of a boring song when you think this is the guy that made such spectacular hits out of the songs "Fame", "Golden Years", "Let's Dance", "Modern Love" and "Blue Jean" back in the day. On this single, and many other songs that haven't made the charts, Mr. Bowie sounds... well... a bit dated.

Finally at #20 Tegan and Sara get their latest single, "Closer" charted at #20 for its first week on the chart. I think they've been on this chart before but for now I can't remember what the song was!






Mel's Weekly Top 20
Week of January 27, 2013.

This WeekTitleArtistLast Week
1 Carry On (3rd Week @ #1!) Fun 1
2 Daylight Maroon 5 3
3 Now Is the Start A Fine Frenzy 4
4 Mermaid Train 5
5 Little Talks Of Monsters And Men 7
6 I Knew You Were Trouble Taylor Swift 2
7 Clouds Zach Sobiech 8
8 Change Churchill 17
9 Anything Could Happen Ellie Goulding 6
10 Tornado Little Big Town 10
11 Rock & Roll Love Affair Prince 9
12 Two Black Cadillacs Carrie Underwood 13
13 Ho Hey The Lumineers 14
14 Mr. Mellow Anuhea 16
15 Madness Muse 15
16 Heartbeat Jjamz 18
17 We Both Know Colbie Caillat 19
18 Between The Raindrops Lifehouse 20
19 Ready or Not Bridgit Mendler 11
20 Locked Out Of Heaven Bruno Mars 12

CHART NOTES:

Fun holds at #1 for third week with "Carry On".

The fastest moving song up the chart this week belongs to Churchill. "Change" is a song that is growing a lot on me, and this week it bolts from #17 to #8. The group also released a new video to go with this potentially huge single.

Other than that there are only incremental changes in positions within the rest of the top 20 and no new songs have made their debuts this week. Maybe next. Come back.

1 comment:

scrivener said...

"I Will Wait" is my choice for best song of 2012. I'm still working on my final list (yeah, I'm behind on a lot of writing), but that's an easy choice.

That Lumineers song is going to be pretty high up on my list, too.