Sunday, November 24, 2013

Ylvis Not Elvis Tops the Chart This Week

Mel's Weekly Top 20
Week of November 24, 2013.

This WeekTitleArtistLast Week
1 The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?) Ylvis 2
2 The Walker Fitz & The Tantrums 4
3 Royals Lorde 1
4 Wake Me Up Avicii 3
5 Roar Katy Perry 5
6 Unconditionally Katy Perry 13
7 Things We Lost In the Fire Bastille 6
8 Sweeter Than Fiction Taylor Swift 10
9 One Day (Radio Edit) Caro Emerald 9
10 Little Games The Colourist 11
12 Callin' Me When I'm Lonely Sheryl Crow 14
13 Bad Blood Bastille 16
14 Safe and Sound Capital Cities 7
15 Summertime Sadness (Alternative Radio Mix) Lana Del Rey 8
16 Just Another Girl The Killers 19
17 Compass Lady Antebellum 20
18 New Paul McCartney 15
19 Light of Christmas (feat. tobyMac) Owl City new
20 The Monster (feat. Rihanna) Eminem new


I suspect that there is some deeper meaning to the story and lyrics in our #1 song this week. Ylvis' "The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?)" has a great beat, good music and well... some nonsensical, supposedly animal noises lyrics. More than half the song have non-sensical lyrics. Not a first in the annals of pop music, but nevertheless here with us in 2013. You can view the lyrics and video in the clip included on this page. The song took several weeks to get to the #1 spot. Last week it was #2.

Ylvis replaces Lorde who had the #1 song for the past 4 weeks. "Royals" drops 2 to #3 this week.

Entering into the #2 position up from #4 of last week is Fitz & the Tantrums. Their latest track is called "The Walker". The song has been on high rotation in my iTunes ever since I got their album More Than A Dream back in May. To me this is one of the best Fitz & the Tantrum songs to date. Hopefully it gets wider airplay in the future.

Katy Perry zooms into the top 10 this week with her latest single "Unconditionally". The track enters at #6 up from #13 of last week. It is right behind her current, former #1 hit "Roar" which sits at #5. Both from her album Prism.

New entries to the top 20 this week include Owl City's holiday track "Light of Christmas" which also feature TobyMac at #19. At #20 we find rapper Eminem entring at #20. This is the first time that Eminem appears on this chart since 2000's "The Real Slim Shady". I am not an Eminem fan, hence most of his songs have been ignored over the years. The only reason this one is listed is because Rihanna shares vocals and some melody on this.

Songs That Went to #1 in 2013

The Fox (What Does The Fox Say?) - Ylvis (1)
Royals - Lorde (4)
Wake Me Up - Avicii (2)
Safe and Sound - Capital Cities (2)
Roar - Katy Perry (4)
Get Lucky - Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams (2)
Treasure - Bruno Mars (3)
Waves - Blondfire (2)
Blurred Lines [feat. T.I., Pharrell] - Robin Thicke (3)
Get Lucky - Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams (6)
Tangled Up - Caro Emerald (3)
When I Was Your Man - Bruno Mars (2)
Change - Churchill (7)
Daylight - Maroon 5 (2)
Carry On - Fun (3)
Anything Could Happen - Ellie Goulding (2)

(x) = Total weeks @ #1

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