The Top 10 of my personal chart is all shook up this week as some long-lasting favourites tumble to make room for new ones. Heading the pack though is Dan Black’s “Symphonies”, its fourth appearance at #1 and only the second this year to last that length, the first being contemporary torch song “Run Away” by another UK talent Sam Taylor. I’m hoping that Dan’s CD UN will get release in North America as he is a talent just waiting to explode. So much so that the chart is jumping on a 3rd track from that CD this week, and with all likelihood another one will debut in two weeks (it’s that good!).
Playing runner-up this week, “Pink Cadillac” by 100 Akres featuring Roz Bell soars 8-2. This track is completely free online, there is no major label involved. Will it be the only ‘unreleased’ track to ever get to #1 on this chart? We’ll see!
Mika’s “We Are Golden” is running out of steam a bit but still rises 5-3, with an even more catchy follow-up debuting this week
Gary Go’s “Wonderful” moves 7-4 and is one of those songs that you can’t help but sing along with as you play it more.
Newcomers to the Top 10 are Dan Black’s “U + Me”, K’naan & Adam Levine’s fun “Bang Bang”, and Calvin Harris’ floor-stomper “Ready for the Weekend”.
Other songs movin’ on up are by indie darlings Matt & Kim, Hot Chelle Rae, Joshua Radin, and Roz Bell (from his 2nd CD October). The fastest riser on the chart is club-banger David Rush’s “Shooting Star”.
If you’d like to connect directly to the chart, there’s a new link (use the one below, then bookmark it in your favourites once you’re on the page!):
NEW TO THE CHART:
ALONE Dan Black
BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE Pet Shop Boys
BLAME IT ON THE GIRLS Mika
HAVEN’T MET YOU YET Michael Buble