IRELANDER'S HOT 100 - Mon 7/1/13 Edition No.165 Songs retire at 75 weeks
New year of charts! Be sure to check out my EOY on last year's thread; plus, click on my archived charts to the "Albums" section to see my favourite albums of 2012, plus from each of the past five years before. Anyway, onto relevant things and it's Wave Machines for a third week on top with 'I Hold Loneliness'. Wow this song is great! The Soft Pack have two challengers, with epic album closer 'Captain Ace' coming in at #2 and their best impersonation of The Strokes 'Bobby Brown' in at #3. The Trouble With Templeton are also still a threat, moving up one spot to a new peak of 4; and The Magnetic Fields are still fifth spot with 'Goin' Back To The Country' but see all but one of their tracks down.
ENTRIES:- A certain someone is charting a really bloody long album track really really high at the moment. Well in the words of Art vs. Science, "aim fire!" The Soft Pack's album Strapped is rather great, and 'Captain Ace' in at 2 could possibly be my favourite song from it. - And yes, it's basically The Strokes. I can't really pin down a certain track too easily, but maybe 'Taken For A Fool'? I don't know, it's just the general sound of it. The Soft Pack again at 3 with what is apparently a promotional single with 'Bobby Brown'. - I actually went there. - This is much better than the song that will obviously finish higher than it on the H100! Of Monsters and Men beat Sigur Ros to a second entry with 'Mountain Sound' at 73.
Tbh the similarity in the names of The Soft Moon and The Soft Pack has been confusing the hell out of me. So the real Soft Pack now enters and the band I mistaked for as The Soft Pack are dropping out of the top 15. Hopefully there will only be one Soft band that I have to worry about.
I prefer Little Talks but Mountain Sound is also very cool; glad to see it in. I know not of the other debuts, perhaps I shall check them out come the weekend. Nice jumps for The Temper Trap and The Lumineers.
lol The Trouble With Templeton & Sugar Army still rising? Won't complain Can I ask The Vaccines to go away fast though? Dune & Spendsies up a lot is great though. I'm not entirely sure Way II War fully constitutes as a song Oh and Mountain Sound is excellent but I'm disappoints that Lerdy didn't quite make 20 weeks
IRELANDER'S HOT 100 - Mon 14/1/13 Edition No.166 Songs retire at 75 weeks
For the past two years, I've had the same situation at the top of my chart: one song remains at #1 for the last two weeks of the first year and then the first two weeks of the second. 'Jamie, My Intentions Are Bass' was the 2009/2010 song to achieve this, and 'Waitress' for 2010/2011. Wave Machines seemed destined to keep this trend going with their wacky track 'I Hold Loneliness'. Well it's not to be. The Soft Pack's wonderfully epic closer to their album Strapped in 'Captain Ace' becomes the 72nd #1 on my chart (and if I'm not mistaken, the longest ever!).
ENTRIES:- He is all the rage with nearly everyone at the moment. Macklemore and his partner in crime Ryan Lewis enter for the second time with 'Same Love' at 41 featuring Mary Lambert on guest vocals. - Cadence Weapon was destined for one-hit-wonder status on my chart after #2-peaker 'Conditioning' finished at #16 on my 2012 EOY. However, after hearing his album, he breaks the curse! The rather unique sound that is 'Jukebox' comes in at 50. - I'll admit it'll seem out of place, but no more so than 'Turn Up The Love'. 50 Cent comes in with his second entry (after featuring on 'Right There'), Adam Levine contributes to his third (after 'Misery' and 'Moves Like Jagger') and Eminem for his third (after 'Drop The World' and 'Not Afraid'). Anyway, 'My Life' features all of those and it's in at 72. - How to describe this in a word? Wacky I suppose. Major Lazer enters in at 86 with 'Jah No Partial'. - And Foals come in with their third entry, 'Inhaler' at 98. - Oh and Cadence Weapon re-enters at 99 with 'Conditioning'.
I need to hear these top two songs, because I don't think I've ever heard anything from either artist and I feel like I should fix that. But then, I hope they're less weird than last time I listened to someone for you. Great to see Same Love debut, and yes it is weird that you debuted My Life, but I still think you charting Turn Up The Love was stranger; at least this song has Adam Levine. Nice jumps for Thrifty, Mountain Sound and Tame Impala.
lololol you posted last week's dropouts originally? [/modlife ]
Such a short #1! At least Sugar Army are in the top 5, but their song is even shorter Great to see Black Sand in the top 10 and wow at Sun's revived run. Great jump for Mountain sound and cool debuts for Major Lazer & Foals.
IRELANDER'S HOT 100 - Mon 21/1/13 Edition No.167 Songs retire at 75 weeks
It's very tight at the top, and The Soft Pack stay on top for a second week with 'Captain Ace'. The top three remains the same and Sugar Army jump ahead of The Trouble With Templeton to #4 with 'Will You Follow'. Dune via Spender and Two Door Cinema Club continue to move inside the top 10, whilst Mammals and Of Monsters and Men also make noteworthy rises.
ENTRIES: - The Soft Pack are in with their sixth entry overall, and fourth from their recent album Strapped. The ever-so-catchy 'Tallboy' comes in at 19. - As far as supergroups go, this is rather great. Really looking forward to Atoms For Peace's album this year and their second entry is here with 'Judge Jury and Executioner' at 24. - I've never charted Delphic until now. 'Baiya' in at 33. - Queensland grunge outfit Violent Soho continue their impressive form with their fourth entry overall. 'Neighbour Neighbour' enters at 81. - Did you know MCR were back? Neither did I until a couple of weeks ago. 'Kiss The Ring' debuts at 86. - What's all this then? A random Aussie band? Debuting IN MY CHART?!?!?! Yeah I'll admit it's not an uncommon event. The Good Morrows enter at 92 with the short but catchy 'Get Out Of My Head'.
Yay, the song I like best of the top three remains on top! Awesome debut for Baiya and I did not know about new MCR but awesome entry for them too. Nice to see TDCC hit the top ten and a great jump for Mountain Sound, as well as both Macklemores rising.
Sadly I'll start off with a bad note, with Deep Sea Arcade leaving but on a good note for Violent Soho entering .Also some good jumps for Foster The People ,Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ,Two Door Cinema Club ,The Vaccines and Django Django .
Wow, Sugar Army STILL rising? Dune via Spender/Dune feat. Spender/Spender via Dune too! Good on TDCC hitting the top 10, and I love the jump for Mountain Sound. I need to hear the Atoms For Peace song more I think. Hearing Baiya more couldn't hurt either but I already know I love it. Good jump for Major Lazer and I hope Tame Impala keep being ironic. The Violent Soho & MCR entries are good too.
IRELANDER'S HOT 100 - Mon 28/1/13 Edition No.167 Songs retire at 75 weeks
It was close but The Soft Pack are still #1. Two Door Cinema Club are now #7, and Of Monsters and Men are now in the top 10. At the top of the chart, Wave Machines hold their own but Sugar Army are an increasing threat.
ENTRIES: Cadence Weapon is back again! I didn't think he'd get two entries, let alone three. The rather intriguing 'Hype Man' comes in at 71. lol I know. This is a really cool track but not quite up to the standard of 'Holdin On'. Flume is in for a second time with 'On Top' featuring that [s]'90s sensation[/s] some random rapper T.Shirt. Every French artist that has graced my chart has been somewhat electronic in genre, and C2C continue that alarming trend with 'Down The Road' debuting at 93. And what a moment that was yesterday when Teeds came on <3
Glad to see Captain Ace staying on top and Sun still moving up. Another awesome jump for Mountain Sound, I hope it can keep rising. Good jumps also for Delphic, Macklemore, Sleep Alone and Cub Scouts. I still don't plan to listen to that ASAP Rocky thing.
You are still charting Live It Out, yes! Awesome! Great to also see 360, Django Django, Foster, The Temper Trap, Grinspoon, Delphic, Of Monsters, Thrift Shop and I guess I can add Tame Impala to the list now
The lack of top 70 debuts is odd to me. And I've been saying this basically every week, but Sugar Army are STILL rising?! Neato for TDCC rising (although they ruin DVS's all 7s ), and Mountain Sound charging into the top 10. Good moves for Atoms for Peace, Tame Impala, Cub Scouts, Major Lazer & Violent Soho. Cool debuts for A$AP, Flume & C2C too.
Good to see Of Monsters and Men jumping into the top ten. I haven't found Mountain sound as instantly enjoyable as Little Talks, but it is good. Nice rises for Macklemore x 2 & 50 Cent, plus the Lumineers and 360 still hanging around.
IRELANDER'S HOT 100 - Mon 4/2/13 Edition No.169 Songs retire at 75 weeks
Did anyone see that coming? Doubt it. Of Monsters and Men jump to #1 with 'Mountain Sound', and Sugar Army continue to rise, knocking The Soft Pack down to #3 with 'Captain Ace'.
I would usually introduce the entries individually; but quite frankly, I have a record 19 entries this week, so you can imagine my laziness for that The main one to note is Minneapolis group Poliça entering at #8 with 'Dark Star'.
Really great to see The Hilltop Hoods debut and awesome to see Of Monsters And Men at #1! Sad to see 360 and Foster The People fall out, but cool to see Abandon, Flight Facilities, Default, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Tame Impala hanging around. Go Delphic!
Wow, surprised to see Mountain Sound, and yes, I didnt' see it coming I like Mountain Sound, Sun (your next #1?), Dead And Gone, Quick!, Clean Slate, Karmageddon, My Life (), Cough Cough, Thrift Shop, Money Maker, Panic Station, Do It With A Rockstar, Holdin' On, Clair de lune, Same Love, Same Love, Skyfall, F**kin' Problems, Pyramid, Beach, Feels Like We Only Go Backwards, Yet Again, Jah No Partial, Stronger, Sleep Alone, Rocksteady, Gotta Have It, It's Cool, She's A Riot, Default, Waterbombs, Neighbour Neighbour, HyperParadise (Flume Remix), Ghosts, WIIW (lol ), Angels, Waitress, Clique, On Top, Speak Of The Devil, Elephant, Down The Road, Household Goods, The Sea Is Calling, Breezeblocks, Swimming Pools (Drank), So Good, Nancy From Now On (HFCS is better though ), Rattling The Keys To The Kingdom, Babel, and Get Free! Sad to see The Best We Got, Run Alone, Madness, Clouds & Cream, Myth, Don't Stop, Ho Hey, and Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings leave though.
Oh wow!!! great to see OM&M #1, that was certainly a surprise, Great rises aswell for TDCC (Completely destroyed my chart run of this haha I remember when you didn't like it that much when I first charted it ), 50 Cent & Flume, Nice debuts for Kendrick Lamar & Hilltop Hoods.
But yes it is totally accurate to say that I'm surprised, but that's not to say that it's undeserved. For possibly the last time I get to say this: SUGAR ARMY ARE STILL RISING??!!!!! Also awesome to see Dark Star debut in the top 10 even if it's freefalling out of my chart now Also Atoms For Peace, Delphic, A$AP lol, Major Lazer, Flume, C2C, all good.
I can't help but feel the debut run is somewhat contrived, I mean, so many all right near the bottom? The cool news is The Strokes, Everything Everything, Beach House, The Temper Trap, Alt-J, Kendrick Lamar, Father John Misty!, Hilltop, Mumford & Major Lazer.
I didn't see that coming when I saw the last chart, but when you said you had a surprise, I kind of thought it'd be somthing I liked, and it seemed to be separate to the mammoth amount of debuts you mentioned, so it did occur to me that Mountain might be #1. Only because I didn't really think there was anything else going on high enough up that you'd think would interest me enough to hint at to me.
So, um, yay Mountain Sound! Also go Sugar Army; I have that album sitting next to me but I haven't listened to it yet, still I believe I heard and liked that song okay. Nice jump for Baiya, but wtf My Life? I'm sure Adam Levine is the sole reason behind that nearly halving its position, right?
As for the insane debut numbers, go Cough Cough, The Sea Is Calling, Breezeblocks and Get Free.
IRELANDER'S HOT 100 - Mon 11/2/13 Edition No.170 Songs retire at 75 weeks
Momentum is a strong thing. 'Mountain Sound' holds #1 for a second week. Poliça are up to #4 with 'Dark Star' while Atoms For Peace achieve their second top 10 hit with 'Judge Jury and Executioner'.
ENTRIES:Thank you to a certain person who pointed this band out to me. That being said, I did not realise they had newer stuff! Sure, this is nearly a year old but tell you've heard of it New York outfit Bear In Heaven make a big entrance to the chart with 'The Reflection of You' at 15. I didn't think I'd ever chart it. But alas, 'Clique' became somewhat of a hit, why the heck not? Kanye West and his crew enter at 39 with 'Mercy'. If you can't draw a crowd, draw dicks on the wall. It's at 52. A solid ballad from Bat For Lashes in 'Laura', with enters at 79. Flume makes his third appearance on my chart. 'Sleepless' comes in at 84. Regina Spektor is another artist I didn't think I'd ever end up charting. Evil JJJ 'All The Rowboats' is nice bar the bizarre drum thing and all of it is in at 92.
Great to see OM&M still on top and that Atoms For Peace song was pretty good so I'm pleased it's in the top ten. Ewww ASAP Rocky; bring back Fiddy Cent or FEM, but please not the Bingo thing. Eww Kanye too, maybe the Bingo thing by comparison. Nice to see Ben Folds Five debut though, and I am thrilled for the Laura entry, it's lovely. Also liking the Regina entry and the Flume one isn't bad either. Great jump for The Temper Trap too.
But Sugar Army had great momentum, what with their perpetual rising! But nice to see Poliça on the rise; makes for a cool top 5. Atoms For Peace top 10 is nice too. lol A$AP, #1 still out of the question? Our chart runs for "One Way Trigger" are eerily similar thus far. I suppose Regina's is my favourite debut but lol it's like a year old
IRELANDER'S HOT 100 - Mon 18/2/13 Edition No.171 Songs retire at 75 weeks
A third week on top for Of Monsters and Men, while Atoms For Peace, Bear In Heaven and Mammals hit the top 10. The Temper Trap are the big rise of the week, with 'The Sea Is Calling' up to 19.
ENTRIES: Rihanna enters at 39 with her third entry, with 'Stay' featuring Mikky Ekko from her latest album Unapologetic. The latest from British India is in anticipation for their upcoming record Controller. 'Summer Forgive Me' enterrs at 55. Alt-J enter for the second time, 'Tessellate' at 61. A unique way for !!! to return, 'Slyd' comes in at 64. WA group Sugarpuss enter at 93 with 'Falling Outta Love'. The Delta Riggs with their third entry at 95 with 'Rah Rah Radio'. Justin Timberlake has found his way in to my chart, with 'Suit & Tie' at 99.
Thank god for Kirin J Callinan leaving! Because the song is weird itself but the music video is another dimension .Nice jumps for Two Door Cinema Club ,Flume ,Kanye West & Jay-Z , Tame Impala and The Temper Trap (big jump).
Wait, I've heard the whole top 8, what is this?! Awesome to see Of Monsters and Men still holding #1. Those rises for Atoms For Peace, A$AP, The Temper Trap & Everything Everything are cool too. 4th week in a row of H100-related debuting, you'll run out of songs soon surely But then I'm not very fond of Tessellate. Nothing wrong with more British India though!
Wait, I've heard the whole top seven, wtf? Even though several I don't recall, I know I have. Great to see Mountain Sound still on top, and TDCC into the top five now, getting closer to achieving some of their former success. Awesome move for The Temper Trap! Great to see British India debut probably, but seriously, wtf Stay!? Nice to see Justin Timberlake and nobody else in too. Last edited:
Come on Delphic! Go higher! Nice to see Thrift Shop, Delphic, Loony, Django hanging around as well. It looks like Abandon might not reach 20 weeks! Surprised but glad to see Stay in there, I'd noticed it had been growing on you.
Still haven;t managed to get into Mountain Sound, although I think if I took took the time to actually sit down and pay ful attenton to it, it would chart on my chart. Great to see Same Love still charting.
IRELANDER'S HOT 100 - Mon 25/2/13 Edition No.172 Songs retire at 75 weeks
How's this for a change? Bear In Heaven jump from #8 to top spot with 'The Reflection Of You'.
ENTRIES: I'm happy that I've got around to charting this. Cadence Weapon makes it five entries with '(You Can't Stop) The Machine'. Darwin Deez! His new album is quite good, and new single 'You Can't Be My Girl' is a jam. It's in at 61. I really forget how good Black Rabbits is, Grinspoon are in with 'Tightrope' at 72. Grinspoon enter again, this time with current single 'Branded' at 76. Kendrick Lamar re-enters at 80. 'Fineshrine' at 89 by Canadian outfit Purity Ring. I must point that this makes 5 consecutive weeks of H100 debuts I downloaded this and then forgot about it, until I heard it on the radio and realised I liked it. Sydney group Jagwar Ma come in at 91 with 'The Throw'. I didn't necessarily succumb to peer pressure, but it has just snuck in Birds of Tokyo in at 96 with 'Lanterns'.
Oh, a new #1 I need to hear. I'll get to it, in a few weeks probably with my track record! Nice to see The Temper Trap still making good gains and the moves for British India, Alt-J and Alt-J are pleasing also. Best thing about your chart this week is the debut of Lanterns of course though. Shame to see Justin out though.
Sad to see Flume leave but a cool debut for Birds of Tokyo just getting in the chart .Not liking Mountain Sound being number 2 now, it just doesn't look right. But also some cool rises for Boy ,British India ,Flume and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. Good chart!
Well if I'm largely responsible for a #1 I should be happier for it right? Haha, it is interesting though. Very strong showing for Atoms For Peace too, though I still think it can't compare to Default. lol yuss at A$AP making the top 10 Not Fineshrine!!! Debut Gasoline or something next week But yes the Lanterns is good stuff.
IRELANDER'S HOT 100 - Mon 4/3/13 Edition No.173 Songs retire at 75 weeks
Nothing different at the top with Bear In Heaven at #1 for a second week but plenty of shifting nearby, most notably Split Seconds who move up to second with 'She Makes Her Own Clothes'.
ENTRIES: Their new sound continues to impress me. 'I Hold Loneliness' made it to #1 and now their second entry of the year enters in the top 5. Got it yet? Well it's Wave Machines and the very nifty 'Ill Fit' is in at 5. A near six-minute instrumental track is the second highest debut of the week. Remember Caribou? Well, Canadian musician Daniel Victor Snaith now has a new moniker and a slightly different sound. Daphni enters at 14 with 'Ahora'. This has, on multiple occasions, become increasingly close to charting in this past month. 'Love Is All I Got' by Feed Me & Crystal Fighters is one of those H100 tracks that has grown on me a fair bit, probably I'd liken it to how 'Speak Of The Devil' grew on me last year. Will this one have the same longevity? Probably not, but you never know. It enters at 70. Don't know much about whatever this is, but it's catchy. 'Jurassica' by Phebe Starr enters at 81. Another stunning track from his debut album Trouble, 'Closer' enters in at 88 by Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs. It's Orlando's ninth entry overall. French turntablers C2C are back with 'Down The Road' at 87. All I know is that this band is Aussie, the song is nice. 'Friends' by Rainy Day Women is shockingly neither a British India nor a Flight of the Conchords cover :O But as I mentioned, it's nice. It's in at 96. I'll admit that it's fairly easy to judge this one immediately as mediocre but there are some cool things about this. I think it reminds me most of 'Stand Up Tall'. Dizzee Rascal strips back the instrumentation almost as an homage to his early work. 'Bassline Junkie' is a bouncy hip-hop track and it's in at 97. Now The Good Morrows have two entries overall, their second is in at 100 with 'Spaceman'.
Still haven't heard the #1 yet of course; I am still me. Nice jump for Everything Cough 2X and good to see British India sneak up too. I hope Lanterns can move up. I know only one debut and I can't make up my mind on it. I did say the other day that Love Is All I Got is the most irritating song on the H100 compilation, but I'm now starting to enjoy it.
here we go, here come the random songs I don't know to increase the obscureness Good to see A$AP, Everything Everything, Kendrick, Hilltops rising. Why did it have to be Love Is All I Got? A better choice next week please? Haha Bassline Junkie
I like Mountain Sound, Sun, F**kin Problems, The Sea Is Calling, Dead And Gone, Cough Cough, Thrift Shop, Holdin On, My Life, Summer Forgive Me, Panic Station, Mercy, Same Love, Skyfall, Feels Like We Only Go Backwards, Clair de lune, Draw A Crowd, Jah No Partial, Default, Pyramid, Stay, Beach, Default, HyperParadise (Flume Remix), Told You So, Gotta Have It, Love Is All I Got, Swimming Pools (Drank), Sleep Alone, Rocksteady, Sleepless, Rattling The Keys To The Kingdom, Laura, Gun-Shy, Down The Road, Fineshrine, Bassline Junkie , Lanterns and Clique.
IRELANDER'S HOT 100 - Mon 11/3/13 Edition No.174 Songs retire at 75 weeks
Bear In Heaven's 'The Reflection Of You' becomes the fourth consecutive #1 to spend three weeks on top. Wave Machines make a noteworthy rise to third with 'Ill Fit', whilst Everything Everything crack the top 10.
ENTRIES: Where to start? Well there are five new entries and three re-entries, but they're all quite low. First up are British group Dutch Uncles who enter for the first time with 'Fester' at 85. With one of the highlights on Amok, Atoms For Peace enter at 88 with 'Stuck Together Pieces'. The Soft Pack are at it again, this time with 'Everything I Know' at 90. Following on from their 2012 success on this chart, Loon Lake are back with new single 'On Fire' at 91. Father John Misty is back at 92. so catchy <3 The Strokes are in with their proper comeback single 'All the Time' at 98. And JT is back also.
I am surprised to see Suit & Tie back - I didn't pick it as a track you'd like for some reason. Nice to see Mountain Sound still in the top five, as well as solid runs for Same Love, Thrift Shop, Holdin' On, 50 Cent and Adele.
Still yet to hear the #1; I think the current pattern I have going is that I hear them right after they drop; will it keep up!? Great jumps for Everything Everything, British India, Alt-J and love is all I got if love is all I got then love is all I got cause love is all I got so love is all I got if love is all I got. Nice to see JT back in, and ooh, getting close to retirement time for Waitress Boy.
I wanna say I still don't see it, but it's hardly a fair assessment as I haven't heard it since What a leap by Everything Cough though, and perhaps Sugar Army can repeak?! New peak for Thrift Shop lol. Nice to see The Strokes still rising, hopefully you'll follow suit with me and surge All The Time right up there with it, the guitar solo is killer I must say that I find the lack of Hottest 100 debuts disturbing.
IRELANDER'S HOT 100 - Mon 18/3/13 Edition No.175 Songs retire at 75 weeks
Bear In Heaven break the pattern of three-week #1s and hang on for a fourth week with 'The Reflection Of You'. Some intense competition at the top with new entries at #2 and #3 from The Love Junkies and Portugal. The Man respectively.
ENTRIES: I didn't expect this at all. The Love Junkies enter for the second time, and 'Black Sheep Blues' and all of its bombastic awesomeness enters at 2. They're back! Portugal. The Man enter with their third entry to date, 'Evil Friends' from their upcoming record of the same title at 3. Darwin Deez's third entry from his new album, and this one is the highest thus far. 'Redshift' comes in at 43. I'm not sure if I feel an obligation to give her songs more of a chance than other artists but I really like her. Owl Eyes in with her fifth entry 'Closure' at 74. I wasn't sure if I would ever chart them again after their ARIA #1s, but they're back! Fun. in with 'Why Am I the One' at 89. This is an odd case. I've heard it so much on the radio but it's still quite great. Even weirder is that it's been my own fault that I'm getting into this. The Black Keys in at 91 with 'Little Black Submarines'. I wasn't sure if I'd ever chart this, but Macklemore & Ryan Lewis have cracked the top 100 for a third time with 'Can't Hold Us' at 95. What's all this then? P!nk in my chart??? Great week for Fun. lead singer Nate Ruess, with 'Just Give Me A Reason' in at 98. Regina Spektor is back too.
Ooh, it's still on top and I still haven't heard it; the pattern continues? Big debuts right behind mean that I could have to hear it next week, go Porty just on principle!
It's good to see Brindia and Nancy sneaking up a little more and I'm very pleasantly surprised to see Pink/Nate debut; I certainly did not expect that! I'm also very happy about the debuts for Fun and Macklewton, as well as liking Closure quite a bit and thinking All The Rowboats is still good.
I need to get around to re-sampling some more tracks but damn that tight uni schedule I don't like that the songs that I actually do know well are slipping. At least Everything Everything inch up. British India, Kanye, Kendrick, C2C & FJM sneaking up is good too. I like the debuts for Fun., Macklemore & The Black Keys, the latter is possibly my favourite of the week. lol jk I can see Closure
IRELANDER'S HOT 100 - Mon 25/3/13 Edition No.176 Songs retire at 75 weeks
The Love Junkies seemed so destined to jump to top spot this week, but Bear In Heaven have hung on again to make it five weeks at #1. 'The Reflection of You' becomes the first track since 'Quick!' last year to manage five consecutive weeks at #1. It's just the fifth track to achieve that feat in the chart's history. However, the great test of this chart is six consecutive weeks, something that has never happened!
ENTRIES: This is just such a lovely return. Two entries in a week to mark the triumphant comeback of Vampire Weekend, the first of which is 'Step' at 8. James Blake is back also, and his third entry to date 'Retrograde' comes in at 32. I think this one is the proper single but nevertheless Vampire Weekend again with 'Diane Young' at 45. If VW and Blake think they've had a long time between drinks, how about this: remember that Rosemary song that graced my chart towards the end of 2009 and start of 2010? Well they're back with a new album and lead single 'Moving Out of Eden' has entered at 55. 'Rosemary' was my 35th ever entry, entering in my second week of charts; only Black Eyed Peas, The Fratellis, U2, Macaco, Datarock and Correcto await longer returns to my chart. Cadence Weapon's album continues to astound me, and the title track 'Hope In Dirt City' enters at 59. New Strokes has been interesting, 'Partners In Crime' could be one of my favourites from the new album. It enters at 83. Darwin Deez's first of two new entries today, 'Moonlit' at 86. More Strokes with 'Welcome To Japan' at 96. This has a number of cool Aussie references Nevertheless, Darwin Deez's 13th entry to date in 'Alice' comes in at 97. I don't care what it actually is, I always sing 'let me gnaw you here on the floor' Flume's zombie anthem 'Sintra' is in at 98. And finally, The Griswolds make it 11 entries for the week with 'The Courtship Of Summer Preasley' at 100.
I heard a Love Junkies song on the radio today/yesterday. I'm going to take a fair assumption that it wasn't that one though. However the important thing is that I have more greatly verified that I do indeed enjoy the Bear In Heaven song. However I think I'd prefer Portugal. The Man to take it, and not just for the 'lol at this random band getting two #1 hits from different albums in such a short space of time' factor. I do hope Step is the better of the two. Excellent to see James Blake enter and Owl Eyes get one of the few notable rises in the bottom half.
I think it would be super cool if Mountain Sound just made a sudden rebound back to #1 Great to see P!nk, Stay, Baiya rebound, Can't Hold Us!, Clair de Lune! and it looks like Default - Django Django might make a year!
Well it hasn't fallen yet and I haven't heard it yet, will the pattern continue to hold!? I haven't heard any new Vampire Weekend yet but I'm going to assume they're still good and cheer it on early; yay for the top ten debut! Awesome debut for James Blake too and cool jumps for Owl Eyes and Delphic.
IRELANDER'S HOT 100 - Mon 1/4/13 Edition No.177 Songs retire at 75 weeks
The Love Junkies are #1! April Fools, they're not. Bear In Heaven make it a record six consecutive weeks on top with the awesome 'The Reflection Of You'.
ENTRIES: His album continues to impress me, Cadence Weapon at 32 with 'Cheval'. Really quite fun! Sort of like Kimbra crossed with Lana Del Rey? All I can say is that it is a unique sound that's hard to describe. Lorde with 'Royals' at 46. More Cadence Weapon, 'Crash Course For The Ravers' at 55. 'Cough Cough' is doing very well in the chart, and now Everything Everything have a second entry in 'Kemosabe' at 73. The slow burner 'There We Go' by Cadence Weapon at 80. This probably isn't their best, but The Love Junkies are in at 93 with new single 'Maybelene'. Not without trying but nevertheless 'Too Fast For Love' by Them Swoops has snuck in at 100.
Nice to see Bear In Heaven holding down #1. Portugal. The Man would be my favourite potential riser nearby so I hope they can get it. Interesting to see Everything Everything crack the top 5 now. And lol, new peaks for F**kin' Problems are never discouraged Otherwise it's nice news for James Blake, Owl Eyes, and a bunch of other songs that aren't in my top two atm and thus don't deserve to get mentioned alongside Cool debuts for Lorde & Everything Everything.
Still haven't heard it, but I think I'm getting close to doing so soon. I like the Portugese song, and also Cough 2X, and probably like the Vampire song too, so I'd be okay with any of them taking over. I did not notice how high Effing Probrems was, ewwww. Cool jumps for James Blake, Owl Eyes, Fun, Nancy, Pink/Nate and Macklewton, and nice to see Lorde debut.
IRELANDER'S HOT 100 - Mon 8/4/13 Edition No.178 Songs retire at 75 weeks Bear In Heaven still unstoppable, seven weeks at top. Vampire Weekend move into the top three while The Love Junkies spend their fourth consecutive week at #2.
ENTRIES: I give in, this is brilliant! Midnight Juggernauts are back with 'Ballad of the War Machine' at 5. The Temper Trap make another entry with the upbeat 'Where Do We Go From Here' at 75. Bear In Heaven are unbeatable at the top, and now they have two entries. Album opener 'Idle Heart' comes in at 81. Re-entries for The Soft Pack and The Griswolds. And lastly The Strokes enter with 'Tap Out' at 97.
I don't know what to make of Ballad Of War Machine's music video
Anyway, great to see Step, Cough Cough, F**kin' Problems, Mountain Sound, Slyd, Judge Jury and Executioner, Sun, Retrograde, Diane Young, Closure, Mercy, Summer Forgive Me, Dead And Gone, Kemosabe, One Way Trigger, Royals, Thrift Shop, Why Am I The One, Holdin One, The Sea Is Calling, Money Maker, Swimming Pools (Drank), HyperParadise (Flume Remix), Stronger, Stay, Feels Like We Only Go Backwards, My Life, Panic Station (wow, I can't believe it's more than half a year old already ), Draw A Crowd, Love Is All I Got, Sintra, Gotta Have It, Where Do We Go From Here, Skyfall, Pyramid, Can't Hold Us (maybe it can rise further next week?), Just Give Me A Reason, Little Black Submarines, Default (wow, almost a year! ), Down The Road, and Sleepless. WIIW's video <3
Lol, still haven't heard it. The last couple of weeks as I've been commenting, I've thought that I'd listen right now, but I've been already listening to something and then I forget later. The same will probably happen this week, but I feel more determined, so maybe! Also, it'll be hilarious if when I do hear it I absolutely love it and kick myself for not listening earlier, but I dunno. Great to see Probrems outta the top ten and nice jumps for Owl Eyes and Fun. Also quite happy to see another Temper Trap debut.
Neato that Bear In Heaven song. Still haven't heard the other Vampire Weekend song Love the Juggers one of course though! Also now that I've remembered, I like that Of Monsters and Men have a healthy lead over the rest of the ARIA songs. Oh and I like the Owl Eyes, Everything Everything, Lorde, Fun., Jagwar Mar & Kendrick Lamar jumps. I finally gave The Strokes' album a listen and I think Tap Out stood out but I can't remember
IRELANDER'S HOT 100 - Mon 15/4/13 Edition No.179 Songs retire at 75 weeks The unthinkable happened. The Love Junkies have spent five long weeks stuck at #2, and for the last eight weeks it's been complete domination by Bear In Heaven. 'The Reflection Of You' is just one week away from equalling Boy's seemingly unassailable lead.
ENTRIES: Rock! We've had plenty of imitators in the meantime but QOTSA are back with 'My God Is the Sun' at 32. I've observed that the guitar riffs have a real Arctic Monkeys edge to them, interesting given that Alex Turner is contributing to this album. I've given it time, and Flume scores another entry. 'Insane' comes in at 44. This is one that just wasn't good enough to chart. Now it's grown on me and Yeah Yeah Yeahs have finally cracked my chart for the first time. 'Sacrilege' is in at 83. Owl Eyes enters with the title track to her upcoming debut album Nightswim at 87. Bear In Heaven <3333 'World Of Freakout' is an album highlight at 89. Do I classify as late? Probably. Do I care? Not in the slightest. Passenger with 'Let Her Go' at 92. Now that 'Carried' has just returned to my top 10, Mammals has been able to make another entry. 'That Was Then, This Is Now' enters at 95. Birds of Tokyo re-enter. Bastille have made my chart! I'm bracing myself for the bombardments of OMFGUD(U$@ri42o@!!11!11 with 'Pompeii' at 98.
Dayum 8 weeks! But ooh, I hope Midnight Juggernauts are a chance, or better yet, James Blake and/or Owl Eyes I know and like a shockingly high amount of those debuts, but particular yuss to QOTSA, Flume, Owl Eyes, Passenger & Bastille.
You won't believe it; I've heard it!!! I decided to give it a listen in preperation for my comment; thanks half time! Anyway it was decent; I didn't kick myself for not listening earlier, but I liked it enough that I'll keep supporting it for #1 over stuff I don't know. Of course, now that I've heard it, it's probably done for.
I like the jumps for James Blake, Owl Eyes, Brindia and Fun. The entries are much more pleasing to me. Sacrilege is growing on me and soon I might learn how to spell it correctly instinctively without having to pause and think. It doesn't matter how old Let Her Go is, it still deserves an entry. Lanterns returning is wonderful; it deserves a much better peak. And I guess I'll say I'm happy for that Bastille thing coming in too since others are apparently going to be excited about it.
I was about to complain about Bluezombie's ridiculous last sentence making scrolling up and down your chart more difficult until I realised what it was about. Yes go Pompeii! Even if it's at a lowly #98 fingers crossed it'll get a new peak next week. Great to see Passenger in too!
Great to see Default make a year and nice to see Delphic, Stay, Fun, Mountain Sound and Can't Hold Us in the chart.
IRELANDER'S HOT 100 - Mon 22/4/13 Edition No.180 Songs retire at 75 weeks
Well there you have it. The Love Junkies have persisted and persisted, and then persisted some more, but they stay at #2 for a sixth consecutive week! What's even more unprecedented is Bear In Heaven who celebrate their ninth week at #1 with 'The Reflection Of You'. Not only is this (still) the consecutive record but it now ties with Boy's 'Waitress' for total weeks at #1! Next week will be the ultimate decider of how far they can go.
ENTRIES: This is still the only song I've heard from this band that have been around for three decades. Nevertheless, I really like the layered guitar in this that creates a soothing sound. 'New You' by My Bloody Valentine is in at 13. Next is a track from The Rubens and the dramatic 'Never Be The Same' at 55. This stands out for me among the album tracks, which for a Strokes record is saying something as the songs can just blend into each other at times 'Slow Animals' by The Strokes has a great chorus and it's in at 66. Sneaking in are Atoms For Peace with their fourth entry 'Before Your Very Eyes..." at 98. Also sneaking in is Darwin Deez with 'No Love' at 99.
Surprised at the lack of a new #1 since I've now heard the current one, but yay I guess! Cool to see Vampire Weekend in the top ten now, I really need to get around to hearing it! Awesome jump for Passenger and a nice gain for Bastille too, but poor Lanterns. The Rubens and The Strokes both have cool albums and if I could pick those songs based on title I'm sure I'd approve of the debuts.
It's a weird state of affairs when my #1s are cycling faster than yours. Though unless Midnight Juggernauts can bullet ahead I'm happy for it, even if #3 is a totally respectable position to be charting them at for the time being. C'mon Owl Eyes, QOTSA or British India to make the top 20. Passenger's jump though leads me to think he could do it instead.
I'm actually not even sure if New You is my favourite from the album, just the one that is easiest to listen to on its own Great to see that Atoms For Peace song debut, it's probably my favourite on the album bar Default.
IRELANDER'S HOT 100 - Mon 29/4/13 Edition No.181 Songs retire at 75 weeks
The suspense! Bear In Heaven have slipped to second after an equal-record nine weeks on top, with Midnight Juggernauts scoring their first #1 with 'Ballad of the War Machine'. They're equal with Boy's 'Waitress' and for now that record will remain. Not far behind is Dinosaur Jr. with the rocking 'Pierce the Morning Rain', and then The Love Junkies who fall to 4 with 'Black Sheep Blues' after six consecutive weeks at #2. Yep, they're the Moves Like Jagger of my chart
ENTRIES: This literally came out of nowhere this week, what a track! Particularly enjoy the interview J Mascis did with the Portlandia feminist bookstore character, just hilarious. Dinosaur Jr. make their first appearance on my chart with 'Pierce the Morning Rain' at 3. The verses are very Soft Pack / SSLYBY while that riff is QOTSA-like in a way, but I just love it! Daft Punk are back, and I'm actually excited! This is better than anything they've done previously for me, possibly helped by the smooth vocals of Pharrell Williams. 'Get Lucky' comes in at 41. Thirdly, the juggernaut that has been The Soft Pack in 2013 continues. 'Head On Ice' comes in at 44. This only just clicked with me. Sigur Rós are back with 'Brennisteinn' at 56. It's their second entry overall. Bernard Fanning is back for the first time since Powderfinger's split. I don't think anything will ever top 'Watch Over Me', and for that matter 'These Days'. Nevertheless, 'Battleships' is in at 61. Major Lazer returns at 68. And seeing as I'm in that mood, ShockOne makes his first impression on my chart with 'Harmonize' at 73. Delphic's second entry with 'Memeo' at 88. Their domination isn't over yet, Bear In Heaven at 94 with 'Cool Light'. Re-entries for Flume and Sugarpuss.
Ooh, the #1 has changed but it's something I've already heard. Not that I remember it well, but I think I liked it okay, but I also think I preferred what it booted. Good jumps for James Blake, Passenger, The Rubens and Father John Misty. Nice to see Daft Punk debut and I should give that Delphic song a go. I also really need to get around to listening to those Vampire Weekend songs.
IRELANDER'S HOT 100 - Mon 6/5/13 Edition No.182 Songs retire at 75 weeks
Midnight Juggernauts make it two weeks in a row on top with 'Ballad of the War Machine'. Dinosaur Jr. hold their spot but are unable to overtake Bear In Heaven.
ENTRIES: Quite a high debut by anyone's standards, let alone a band I've never charted, sort of I Know The Chief come in at 13 with 'Creature'. I keep hearing this on the radio and it's pretty addictive. K.Flay enters at 33 with 'Hail Mary'. I dismissed this one initially, but I've come to appreciate it more. Bear In Heaven enter with 'Sinful Nature' at 52. It rivals Bliss N Eso in long outros though, wow The Model School continue their assault on my chart with their fourth entry overall. 'Purple AM Radio' at 73. An unexpected entry in Ariana Grande with 'The Way' featuring Mac Miller (SERIOUSLY, HIM!?!?! ) at 85. Yes, I'm charting something that MAC MILLER CONTRIBUTED TO!?!? Meh, Far East Movement last year was weirder Flume enters at 92 with the addictive 'More Than You Thought' to round out the week's entries.
Great to see Ballad Of The War Machine, Diane Young, New You, Retrograde, F**kin' Problems, My God Is the Sun, Cough Cough, Mercy, Mountain Sound, Closure, Judge Jury and Executioner, Let Her Go, Summer Forgive Me, Slyd, Sun, Why Am I the One, Royals, Get Lucky , Baiya, Dead And Gone, Kemosabe (I still can't believe this has been charting on the AMR100 for the past few weeks!), Insane, HyperParadise (Flume Remix), One Way Trigger, Holdin On, Never Be The Same, Thrift Shop, Swimming Pools (Drank), Stronger, Jah No Partial, Battleships, Money Maker, Love Is All I Got, The Sea Is Calling, Tessellate, Harmonize, Sintra, Nightswim, Gotta Have It, Feels Like We Only Go Backwards, Clean Slate, More Than You Thought (I was choosing between this or Insane to be my next charting track, but it's more likely that Insane will chart. More Than You Thought is still great!), Panic Station, Waitress (what a great run it has had!), Can't Hold Us, and On Top! Sad to see Pompeii leave though...
Yay for Ballad of the War Machine still holding #1. Great to see James Blake & My Bloody Valentine make the top 10 too! Would've hoped that Get Lucky could rise a little more, and lol The Way is my favourite debut
I've heard Vampire Weekend songs now so I hope they can take #1, they were both good. Great to see Blakey hit the top ten and Passenger and Daft Punk sneak up a little. Poor Bastille. The Way is another hilariously strange and unexpected debut for you, but I'm enjoying when these sneak in, except when they're as bad as FEM.
IRELANDER'S HOT 100 - Mon 13/5/13 Edition No.183 Songs retire at 75 weeks
A third week on top for Midnight Juggernauts, but were nearly beaten by I Know The Chief.
ENTRIES: Redcoats are back for more. 'Raven' was a smash hit in 2012, and 'Evergreen' is in at 23. I didn't think I'd ever chart this, but here we go. 'Australia Street' by Sticky Fingers enters at 63. As above! Haim enter for the first time in my chart, with 'Falling' at 69. MGMT are back yay! 'Alien Days' enters at 86. I'm still charting 'Black Sand' and now one half of that collaboration is in my chart too. Spender enters at 95 with 'Bed & Chair'. Re-entries for The Black Keys and Two Door Cinema Club.
Meanwhile, Boy's 'Waitress' has retired. It's just the 16th song in my chart's history to do so, and the first since Those Dancing Days' track 'Fuckarias' back in July last year.
These are the songs that have retired thus far in my chart:
I don't Know The Chief, I guess I will if it gets to the top. Still hoping Vampire Weekend could take it; I need to work out which one I'm gonna chart, but one should be debuting this weekend. Great rebound for Sugar Army and nice to see MGMT and Spender debut and The Black Keys and TDCC return. Farewell Waitress Boy.
You've had way more retirements than I thought. It's great to see Ballad of the War Machine holding the top spot. My Bloody Valentine notching another spot is nice too but lolwtf Sugar Army Cool Haim, Spender & MGMT debuts.