I had actually thought about a week ago that another song would be on top of my personal chart in this edition. But I got excited all over again at the prospect of hearing the new Frankmusik album Do It In The A.M. sometime in the Spring. And Mr. Frank made available all of the songs he’s been posting one by one on his site http://freefrankmusik.com as parts one and two of the EP Long Live Frankmusik (more on that later). So after waiting patiently for Penguin Prison’s “Golden Train” to leave the top, Frankmusik’s “The Fear Inside” ascends to the summit as the preview of that long-awaited album (and I love that artwork above!).
Rihanna has to settle for second place alas, with “S&M” becoming her biggest hit on my chart to date. The link to the naughty video is right here courtesy of Just Jared’s blog. Then rising 9-3 we have one of 2011’s most promising new talents, UK singer Jamie Woon with the magical “Night Air” closing in quickly on #1. Another worthy potential chart-topper is “Michelle”, the fierce duet by L.A. singers Ro Danishei and Simon Curtis, rising up to #5.
The two new additions to the Top 10 are nothing short of stunning. Adele’s amazing “Rolling In The Deep” climbs to #8, while the fastest riser on the chart belongs to one of those simple and infinitely infectious songs that comes along only once in a while. “Love 2 Baby” just tells it straight up and Christian TV has his second Top Tenner, following last summer’s “When She Turns 18”, all from his forthcoming debut solo album. Just can’t wait for that! But “Love 2 Baby” drops on iTunes on Tuesday (February 15) too!
There’s plenty of upward movement in this chart edition, including “Rocketeer” by Far East Movement & Ryan Tedder (video at the bottom of this blog), the latest very European-styled single from Adam Tyler, “I Won’t Let You Go”, and “Keep Your Head Up”, which is a great song to brighten your bad day courtesy of Andy Grammer. “Ice Melts” by Matt & Kim and Duran Duran’s “All You Need Is Now” look like sure bets for the Top 10 in two weeks.
But we’re back to Frankmusik for the highest debut on the chart. I’ve heard rumours that this song won’t be on Do It In The A.M., which seems almost unfathomable given the elegant and beautiful lyrics and performance. So for now “Hurt You Again” is a free download so be sure to get it (go to my personal chart for the link)! It crashes the chart at #19 to help bridge the gap between “The Fear Inside” and the release of Do It In The A.M.
Then we have two songs that I raved about in an earlier blog. Australian duo Bag Raiders are on release worldwide with their self-titled album, and they’ve given us their collaboration with Dan Black (that fab UK musical mad scientist) “Sunlight” as a free download. It arrives at #23. And just below it is the return to less dark and alternative dance music for Patrick Wolf with the Richard X remix of “The City”, also a free download, at #24. It’s from Patrick’s forthcoming album Lupercalia. Links to the free downloads also appear inside my chart.
You can view the full chart using the link under ***BILL’S PERSONAL CHART*** to the right or by clicking right here. Please post any comments you might have!
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