I’m so impressed with Simon Curtis’ “Delusional” that it arrives at the top from outside of the Top 10, the first time this has happened in two years. Darren Hayes’ “How To Build A Time Machine” debuted at #1 in December 2007, but prior to that the last time a song reached #1 from outside of the Top 10 was again with Darren Hayes’ “Step Into The Light”, which shot from 12-1 in June 2007. Those are great footsteps in which to follow for sure. I’m looking forward to Simon’s “pop mixtape” 8Bit Heart in the new year! Simon’s gradually rolling out songs from 8Bit through his Twitter fan base – apparently the next one is called “Fell In Love With an Android” (yup Simon’s a sci-fi fan).
Simon’s #1 leaves Mika’s “Blame It On The Girls” stranded at #2 and Dan Black’s “Pump My Pumps” at #3. Jay-Z & Alicia Keys’ “Empire State of Mind” charges into the Top 5 with Lady GaGa’s “Bad Romance” itching to follow in two weeks, right behind at #6. Canadian east coast singer Mitchell Hunter’s wistful pop candy “Someone Else’s” lands at #10.
The fastest riser on the chart though belongs to US-Sweden dance meisters Miike Snow with “Black & Blue” soaring 27-14. Pet Shop Boys also make a decent move with the increasingly catchy “Viva La Vida/Domino Dancing” at #18. PSB are particularly great at taking songs that you wouldn’t expect them to cover and making them their own.
The pickings this week for debuts on the chart were mighty slim, though it’s nice to see one of these songs being remixed for radio, and that’s Joshua Radin’s delicate “I’d Rather Be With You” (see video below).
The Year End Top 50 is in the works as is my Top 300 of the 2000’s – it will be a busy two weeks. Happy holidays!
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