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.
IRELANDER'S HOT 100 - Mon 20/5/13 Edition No.184 Songs retire at 75 weeks
A change at #1, with Midnight Juggernauts lasting just three weeks on top with 'Ballad of the War Machine'. The new #1? I Know The Chief with 'Creature'.
ENTRIES: I have no idea where this came from, but Big Black Delta is in with 'Side of the Road' at 46. Owl Eyes enters at 55 with album track the popular title that is 'Hurricane'. Juggers!! <3 Proper single 'Memorium' enters at 84, release BOTWM on iTunes ffs This has grown on me. Lana Del Rey's fifth entry overall with 'Young and Beautiful' at 88. Paramore are back in my chart, 'Still Into You' at 92. P!nk re-enters. Quiet Child are also back! Their third entry overall in 'I've Found Some Poison' at 97. Further proof that (except that stupid Internet craze ) 2013 has produced terrific ARIA #1s! Robin Thicke with T.I. and Pharrell collaborating on 'Blurred Lines' enters in at 99.
I don't know her. But I do know the Jamesy and it's nice to see it back in the top 10. Sticky Fingers song still doesn't do it for me like the other two, Spender's jump is plenty cool though. Hurricane ain't one of my faves, even if it's awesome by default How odd that bottom 10 is.
Well, I guess I have a new #1 to listen to, it's been a while actually. Nice to see Diane Young staying in the top five and James Blake back into the top ten. Cool jumps for Lorde and Spender and a nice debut for Hurricane. I concur that the bottom ten is odd, but nice to see Blurred Lines and Still Into You debut and JGMAR get back in.
IRELANDER'S HOT 100 - Mon 27/5/13 Edition No.185 Songs retire at 75 weeks
I Know The Chief stay on top for a second week, with Midnight Juggernauts holding second spot still. Big jumps for Sticky Fingers, Midnight Juggernauts and Spender are noteworthy and that's why I made note of them.
ENTRIES: Just four entries this week. First up is a song that I held off last week, Vampire Weekend with 'Finger Back' from their latest record. Her longest song title ever! That's a feat that really isn't as exciting as I made it sound. 'Diamonds In Her Eyes' is a lovely synthy track by Owl Eyes and it's in at 72. Another Strokes entry with '50/50' in at 91. Flume rounds out a week of album track entries with the succinct 'Change' at 95.
So I tried to be all efficient and stuff and get your #1 listened to last week, but all I could find on youtube were live versions so I didn't bother with that. I also checked Now without luck and then gave up. I'll search further some other time, but for now I'm yet to know the chief. Great jumps for Spender, Haim, Paramore, The Rubens and Robin Thicke, but poor Stay is gone! Nice to see that Owl Eyes song in; I actually noticed it on the album for the first time yesterday and liked it. I also presumably like that Vampire Weekend song not that I can place it atm.
Oh well now that I know that apparently I can't find it, what am I to do? Great to see Midnight Juggernauts jump right into the top 10, really growing on me. And it's ace to see Spender at about the right spot Good to see Owl Eyes debut as I can't remember the others
IRELANDER'S HOT 100 - Mon 3/6/13 Edition No.186 Songs retire at 75 weeks
Midnight Juggernauts return to #1 with 'Ballad of the War Machine', with I Know The Chief slipping down to #2.
ENTRIES: British India kick the entries off this week with 'Another Christmas In The Trenches' at 46. Next up is WA songstress Abbe May with her bizarre and dark 'Sex Tourette's' at 51. Wavves enter for the first time on my chart. 'Sail To The Sun' is at 65. It's hardly my favourite from MVOTC but it's another solid effort from it. Vampire Weekend come in at 75 with 'Unbelievers'. It's finally on iTunes, so it's finally on my chart! City and Colour makes his first entry on my chart with 'Thirst' at 83. Yeah Yeah Yeahs re-enter. Vampire Weekend are in again with 'Obvious Bicycle' at 88. That's their thirteenth entry overall. !!! (that's pronounced Chk-Chk-Chk) enter for the fifth time with the funky 'One Girl / One Boy' at 91. More Aussie hip-hop in my chart with Spit Syndicate's 'Folly' at 93. Delphic re-enter.
Great to see Delphic and YYY return and the entries for British India, Vampire Weekend and City And Colour. Nice jumps for Spender, Haim, Paramore, Lana Del Rey, Owl Eyes and Robin Thicke. Even though it's dropped I'll still have to make the move to hear that ex #1 now that I apparently can.
Yay for Midnight Juggernauts getting back to #1, I've been monumentally flogging it now that I've FINALLY bought it. Bear In Heaven are actually slaying that longevity. And cool to see Spender approach the top 10. I still can't work out the odd appeal that I have towards the Abbe May song. I actually bought Thirst weeks ago Unbelievers is rad, and lol I almost charted Folly a couple months back.
Great to see Ballad Of The War Machine, Australia Street, New You, My God Is The Sun (great video/s), F**kin Problems, Cough Cough, Closure, Mountain Sound, Jah No Partial, Mercy, Summer Forgive Me, Royals, More Than You Thought (I might actually chart this soon...), Get Lucky, HyperParadise (Flume Remix), Sun, Falling, Baiya, Why Am I the One?, The Way, Battleships, Dead And Gone, Diamonds In Her Eyes, Insane, Hurricane, Slyd, Holdin On, Alien Days, Young And Beautiful, Money Makers, Blurred Lines (lol wut? ), Thrift Shop, Thirst, Love Is All I Got, The Throw, Swimming Pools (Drank), Quick!, The Sea Is Calling, Folly, Change, and Sintra!
IRELANDER'S HOT 100 - Mon 10/6/13 Edition No.187 Songs retire at 75 weeks
More Juggers at #1! 'Ballad of the War Machine' makes it five weeks on top and seeing off some tough competition in the process.
ENTRIES: Truth be told, this was really close to debuting at #1. Vampire Weekend enter at 5 with the lovely 'Hannah Hunt'. One Father John Misty song out, another in! 'This Is Sally Hatchet' is FJM's third entry overall, and it comes in at 18. More Vampire Weekend, with 'Ya Hey' at 28. Karnivool yell their way into the chart for the first time with 'The Refusal' at 87. Cadence Weapon is back already (disregarding the fact that I'm slow ). 'When It's Real' features vocalist Jarell Perry, and it enters at 92. Boards of Canada are an artist that I've ignored a fair bit over the years. I've heard one or two songs of theirs but I haven't really given them much of a chance. Well here we go! Daphni is still in the chart with the long electronic instrumental 'Ahora', but now Boards of Canada enter one of their own with 'Reach for the Dead' sneaking in at 98. I think it's a bit of an anomaly in this chart but I appreciate it as a song so yeah.
I couldn't pick those top three debuts but I've heard them all amongst their album and presumably like them all since on those albums there's nothing I dislike. I'd have enjoyed seeing Vampire Weekend debut on top though. Great to see Spender make the top ten and jumps for Owl Eyes, Haim, Robin Thicke, Lana Del Rey, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Paramore.
IRELANDER'S HOT 100 - Mon 17/6/13 Edition No.188 Songs retire at 75 weeks
Juggers, Juggers and more Juggers! Six weeks of them to be exact. 'Ballad of the War Machine' outlasts competition from Washed Out and Vampire Weekend to continue their great run, now beginning to rival Bear in Heaven's 17-week run in the top 5 with 'The Reflection Of You' which is still going.
ENTRIES: This week features 12 debuts and 1 re-entry. The first of them is Ernest Greene's return to my chart with 'It All Feels Right' under the pseudonym Washed Out at number 2. He previously charted in 2011 with 'Amor Fati', peaking at #27. Nine Inch Nails are one of those bands I've ignored for no reason for way too long. Now that I appreciate them, I was excited for the comeback single and it's pretty nifty! 'Came Back Haunted' certainly retains Reznor's dark ferocity in all its glory, entering at 13. Grouplove are another group that have also just made their return. 'Ways To Go' is third entry overall and it comes in at 41. I'm really enjoying British India's new album at the moment. Closing track 'Crystals' enters at 44. American blues musician Joe Lewis entered my chart two years ago with top 20 peaker 'Mustang Ranch' under the band Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears. It seems this time he's dropped the Honeybears from the title and it's a different project. I think so anyway. Black Joe Lewis comes in with 'Skulldiggin' at a respectable 65. Fitting! Owl Eyes comes in at 69 with the dreamy 'Find Out'. Cloud Control are back as well, like seriously, at least now I know Franz is on its way. If I didn't, this would be another cruel tease 'Dojo Rising' is cool in its own right and it debuts at 72. More Brindia with the awkwardly titled 'Twice Inna Lifetime' at 77. FJM are just so good, they re-enter with 'Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings'. Vampire Weekend's album continues to grow on me, and 'Everlasting Arms' is another entry from it at 87. F**king! Robert DeLong took his time but he finally cracks the chart with 'Global Concepts' at 92. 'And so they ran faster...' made such a profound impact on me last year, with its soothing tones and stunning vocals from none other than Leah Siegel. Firehorse are back with 'Bloodstream' from the upcoming second record Pills From Strangers dropping next week. 'Bloodstream' is in 94 and it's a shift in sound for sure, much less sombre and more upbeat. And this song which I wasn't sure on at first but I like it now. The heavy brass sound on this takes some time to get used to but 'Someone Else' by Queensland group StormChasers makes its way onto the chart at 98.
Excellent; Ballad is still excellent. I'd heard good things about NIN but it hasn't clicked with me yet. It just occured to me that Jah No Partial is still peaking Forget what I said the other day, Grouplove's song is growing on me. Find Out is a tuuuune, and a fitting one at that! Hollywood Forever is still perfection.
It's falling, but I still need to remember to hear The Chief. Great jumps for Vampire Weekend, Robin Thicke and Paramore, and among the many debuts I am pleased to see Robert DeLong, Vampire Weekend, Brindia and Grouplove. Nice to see FJM back in also, I'm not tired of that at all.
IRELANDER'S HOT 100 - Mon 24/6/13 Edition No.189 Songs retire at 75 weeks
Washed Out overtake Midnight Juggernauts at #1 and a massive jump for K.Flay to #3 undoubtedly creates even more competition in the top 5.
ENTRIES: First up is fairly obvious. Arctic Monkeys dominated my chart last year with #2 of the year 'R U Mine?' and they're back with 'Do I Wanna Know?' Clearly their question-asking approach to title making is working because it's in at 7. Two things I want to make aware about this: I did not know this was a b-side to 'Sixteen Saltines' last year; I also was unaware this was a U2 song originally even though I vaguely remember the title. Nevertheless, Jack White is back in my chart sooner than I thought 'Love Is Blindness' enters at 36. Bernard Fanning's album is quite great, and now the second entry from it comes in at 56 in 'Tell Me How It Ends'. I'm spending too much on music at the moment, dammit favs Portugal. The Man enter with 'Purple Yellow Red and Blue' at 66. Bear In Heaven re-enter with the song that I love to air-drum to, 'Cool Light' at 70. Nick Cave at 75. Need I say more. Was unsure of this at first, but this really catches on in a 'Lifeblood Flow' kind of way. Juggers at 85 with 'Deep Blue Lines'. More Vampire Weekend with the catchy 'Don't Lie' at 90. Bear In Heaven re-enter again, and it's 'World of Freakout' at 91. Melbourne group All The Colours sneak in with 'Second To None' at 100.
Oh, I still haven't even caught up on the Creature #1 yet, let alone a new one! Perhaps this weekend, although I do have several other things planned. I may have to make effort though. Nice to see Arctic Monkeys debut quite well, not a surprise. I haven't heard it yet but that'll happen soon too. Same for Portugal also, far too many cool bands with new music atm. Nice to see Blurry continue to sneak higher.
I feel like I may have heard that new number one on the radio, or at least possibly recall hearing it get back announced. Only #7 for Arctic Monkeys? What is this flop Nice to see Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds debut!
IRELANDER'S HOT 100 - Mon 1/7/13 Edition No.190 Songs retire at 75 weeks
A very close week at the top, but Arctic Monkeys have ended up at #1 with 'Do I Wanna Know?', their second #1 in as many years, with 'R U Mine?' becoming their first #1 ever in 2012. Longevity powers 'Ballad of the War Machine' and 'The Reflection Of You' continue to make breaking into the top 5 difficult for newer songs on the chart, with Vampire Weekend's 'Hannah Hunt' pushed out and I Know The Chief down another spot.
ENTRIES: I first encountered this band with their interesting take on Nirvana's 'Territorial Pissings'. Now that I have found new music of theirs that is simultaneously cool and relevant, they can finally make an impact on my chart. The rocky number 'Demon Dance' by Florida outfit Surfer Blood comes in at 17. If you're quicker than me with Australian alternative music, you've probably already heard 'Giant Tortoise' by Pond. It's finally in my chart at 35. Sydney DJ duo Wordlife enter the chart at 51 with the Flume-esque 'Hold Tight'. Third Aussie in a row! Josh Pyke is just about the most famous (recent) Australian musician I like that hasn't yet made my chart, and now 'Leeward Side' breaks the hoodoo at 67. Vampire Weekend's new album is just so different and interesting, and the unique rhythms on 'Hudson' are enough to give it a debut of 70. Turns out I like this! Melbourne group Baptism of Uzi enter with the catchy 'Stray Current' at 76. Bernard Fanning makes it three entries from his latest record in the chart with 'Grow Around You' at 86.
Not surprised at the new #1 (well slightly because I was expecting Franz Ferdinand there ) but it is very cool. And ooh Surfer Blood, I know there's a song from that album I've heard and quite like but can't remember the title. Maybe that's it! Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds/MGMT sharp rises are cool, as are Pond & Baptism of Uzi.
Same boat as Jinx, I'm not overly surprised at the new #1 except that I was kind of expecting Franz to debut this week. I'm also pleased about Surfer Blood, but to differ I've heard the whole album, however it's yet another situation where I don't know any of the tracks by title. However I really like it so I'm pleased. Also good entries for Josh Pyke and Vampire Weekend.
Wow at Robin Thicke doing well for you! Great to see Mountain Sound reach half a year too. Surprised to see Ariana Grande in! Yay for Passenger, Lorde, Global Concepts, Paramore, Daft Punk, Owl Eyes and Bernard Fanning
IRELANDER'S HOT 100 - Mon 8/7/13 Edition No.191 Songs retire at 75 weeks
Before today, only ten songs had ever debuted at #1. Now I know what you're thinking: "oh yeah, he did what everyone expected him to do". Well maybe I did. Okay fine, I did. Franz Ferdinand released new material ten days ago and of course I love it. 'Right Action' becomes the eleventh song to debut at #1 on my chart, following this elite category of tracks:
Kiss of Life
Giving Up The Gun
Two Door Cinema Club
I Can Talk
Longing To Belong
Deep Sea Arcade
Deep Sea Arcade
I Hold Loneliness
In any case, it's my 79th #1 overall and Franz's second, after 'Ulysses' which scraped through despite predating my chart's inauguration.
Meanwhile, Surfer Blood rocket up to 4 with 'Demon Dance' just ahead of Franz's other entry at 5 'Love Illumination'. Robin Thicke and Nine Inch Nails both make moves for the top 10, whilst MGMT, Baptism of Uzi and Pond are rising not too far below them.
ENTRIES: It's been a long, long wait. The one and only Franz Ferdinand enter with their 15th and 16th entries respectively, with 'Right Action' at #1 and 'Love Illumination' not far behind at 5. Portugal. The Man's new album continues to impress me and this song could possibly become my favourite from it. The catchy 'Creep In a T-Shirt' enters at 15. The years of 2010 and 2011 each brought one entry from US rock band Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin but sadly they did not release any new material last year. Their third entry 'Nightwater Girlfriend' is in at 48. Wasn't sold on this at first but I'm really liking it now. Jimmy Eat World score their second entry overall after a minor hit in 2010 in 'My Best Theory'. The rocky 'I Will Steal You Back' debuts at 58. Firehorse enters at 64 with 'Fool', her eighth entry overall. It also beats her other recent entry 'Bloodstream' which is about twenty places below it this week. Were they ever going to be a massive one-hit wonder? Maybe, but now they won't be! Victorian outfit City Calm Down follow up last year's #2-peaker 'Pleasure & Consequence' with 'Stay' fittingly at 69. I remember hearing this and thinking firstly that I can rule out ever charting it. Yeah Evan & the Brave enter with the Split Seconds-like 'Stay This Way' at 80 for their first entry overall.
What an excellent Top 2!!! I am not surprised Franz managed at #1 debut - I expect it to achieve a solid debut in my on my charts (#3), and I am happy it managed to reach #1!
Great also to see Ballad of the War Machine, Love Illumination, Came Back Haunted, Blurred Lines (lol wut ), Memorium, Alien Days, Australia Street, Giant Tortoise, Diane Young, Love Is Blindness, F**kin' Problems, New You, Jubilee Street, Still Into You, Jah No Partial, My God Is The Sun, Ways To Go, Get Lucky, Closure, Retrograde (it's finally starting to grow on me), Mountain Sound, Cough Cough, Tell Me How It Ends, The Way (I like Ariana Grande, she's hot ), I Will Steal You Back, Summer Forgive Me, Royals, More Than You Thought, Leeward Side (cool video too), Mercy, Falling, Battleships, Young And Beautiful, HyperParadise (Flume Remix) (Listen to Rustie - Slasherr (Flume Remix): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUBQoBjxfg4 , and Disclosure - You & Me (Flume Remix): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUkkaqSNduU - they're both just as good as the Flume Remix for HyperParadise), Stronger, Judge Jury and Executioner, Insane, Global Concepts, Never Be The Same, and The Refusal.
Sad to lose Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings (I wanted it to reach 52 weeks ), Sun, Quick!, and Dead And Gone.
I expect to see a few tracks from Jay-Z's 'Magna Carta...Holy Grail' chart next week. I haven't had a chance to listen to it yet (I might listen tomorrow or something), but from what I've heard, it is a solid album. Interesting that none of the 'Yeezus' tracks have managed to debut.
I'm also stunned that new Franz debuted at #1 and also in the top five; I haven't listened to them yet but I expect to like them. I listened to the Surfer Blood song though and I was pleased to discover that it was not only my favourite song on the album anyway, but that it's a single so I can chart it too! Great jump for it, not that it has a hope at #1. Nice move also for Thicke, lol go top ten! And great to see Jimmy Eat World debut.
IRELANDER'S HOT 100 - Mon 15/7/13 Edition No.192 Songs retire at 75 weeks
Believe it or not, it was actually really close this week. Surfer Blood have to settle for second place though, pushing up two spots with 'Demon Dance'. Franz Ferdinand make it two weeks at the top with 'Right Action', with Arctic Monkeys and Midnight Juggernauts each shifting down a spot. Portugal. The Man score another top 10 hit and Robin Thicke sneaks in at #10 with 'Blurred Lines'.
ENTRIES: Last week I was charting 4 artists from my top 15 artists on last.fm (5 if you count Jack White). In any case Jay-Z joins the category of artists I love with new music out, yay! His first of three entries this week comes in at 7 with 'Holy Grail' featuring Justin Timberlake. As above, another of my favourites are back. Pearl Jam enter with a very 'Vs.'-like track in 'Mind Your Manners' at 24. More Jay-Z with the dramatic 'Somewhere In America' at 27. This just missed out last week but it had plenty of momentum to get there now. Minnesota three-piece Low enter at 51 with 'Plastic Cup'. This has creeped up nicely for me. Duke Dumont's catchy dance track 'Need U (100%)' enters at 77. This immediately stood out for me as a favourite from 'Magna Carta... Holy Grail'. Great production on 'Tom Ford' by Jay-Z, his third and final entry of the day - and 21st entry overall - debuting at 79. Better late than never. The chorus is just so catchy. Olly Murs enters at 86 with 'Army of Two'.And perhaps due to my own fascination, American post-hardcore outfit Letlive. enter at 99 with 'Banshee (Ghost Fame)'.
Ooh but I'd like anything else in the top 5 to be #1 because I'm actually charting them. I find the high Jay-Z debut to be as strange as the subsequent and very similar Billboard one. I also find it weird to see Blurred Lines in the top 10. Go MGMT & Pond; making great strides. I like that Pearl Jam song but not on the level of Spin the Black Circle, I think I like that other Jay-Z song. lolwut Army Of Two, that feels so ancient now even though I do really like it.
I still haven't listened to new Franz, perhaps tomorrow but for now go Surfer Blood! Not that I think there's a real chance of it, surely not. Also haven't listened to new Jay Z, perhaps I will be forced to tomorrow. Great to see Robin Thicke in the top ten and the jump for Jimmy Eat World too, and nice to see Olly debut.
IRELANDER'S HOT 100 - Mon 22/7/13 Edition No.193 Songs retire at 75 weeks
Wow it was so close this week. Franz Ferdinand hang on for a third week at #1 with 'Right Action', just ahead of Surfer Blood's 'Demon Dance' which may just get there next week.
ENTRIES: Another of my favourite artists have returned! Kings of Leon enter at 24 with 'Supersoaker'. This has become my favourite song from the new Firehorse album. 'Walls' comes in at 27. This has certainly grown on me. It's an interesting new track from Bloc Party. 'Ratchet' in at 45. Here's some proper ratchet I know that a lot of people certainly hate this; I understand why. However, the more I listen to this, the more I get into the brilliant production. And say what you will, but the rap verses are very cool. It's in at 73. And I don't care. This is quite catchy, but late irish as per usual. AlunaGeorge in at 93 with 'Attracting Flies'. As above Kelis at 95 with 'Jerk Ribs' although this has taken a while to grow on me. Still iffy on this. It's decent but I'm not sure if I'd ever enjoy it as much as 'Six Months In A Cast'. The Trouble With Templeton enter with 'Like A Kid' at 98.
My comment from last week about the top 5 rings true still because it's the same top 5 And oh dayum, MGMT just keep going, and that Jay#Z song I probably kinda like! Lovely to see Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds in the top 20 and a lovely debut for Kings of Leon. Bloc Party too
IRELANDER'S HOT 100 - Mon 29/7/13 Edition No.194 Songs retire at 75 weeks
Well Franz are still on top, that's four weeks now for 'Right Action'. MGMT are the big mover of the week.
ENTRIES: It turns out I look for music in obscure places. This band is on the record label which sponsors my second favourite English soccer team The Polyphonic Spree enter at 27 with 'You Don't Know Me'. So much about this song is like a massage for my ears, so nice. 'Despair' by Yeah Yeah Yeahs in at 49. Yeasayer's album came out last year but I'm still enjoying it now. 'No Bones' has grown on me a fair bit and it's in at 62. More Yeah Yeah Yeahs with 'Subway' at 81. Really enjoying the debut record from The Love Junkies, and 'Heads Down' enters in at 83 and I can see this being a hit for me. Yet another Jay-Z entry, and this time it's his collaboration with Frank Ocean with 'Oceans' at 86. And NSW band Postblue enter at 98 with 'Kids Need Jesus'.
My comment about the top 5 last week and subsequently the week before still sort of rings true even though I'm not charting MGMT anymore Good to see Nick Cave creeping up as well as The Trouble With Templeton lol. Despair I quite like but I don't think Subway was a highlight. Sad that F**k Out is out
Franz Ferdislay! 5 Weeks on top is excellent, great to see we share the same #1. Wow at the surprise rise for Jubilee Street; interesting lyrics and video (though I heard it all the way back in March ). Great to also see Do I Wanna Know, Alien Days, Love Illumination (still unsure when I should chart this - maybe in the coming weeks), Holy Grail, Mind Your Manners (Top 10 next week?), Blurred Lines, Giant Tortoise (go irelander, you're drunk ), I Wlll Steal You Back, Came Back Haunted (Prodigy tryhard? ), Supersoaker, You & Me (Flume Remix) (Awesome!), Like A Kid, Dark Star, Ratchet (The Block Sky High Party ), Memorium, Love IS Blindness, Get Slayucky, Fslaykin' Problems (I noticed ), Hooooles, Leeward Side Gotye, Dojo Rising, Step, New You, Still Into You, Picasso Baby, Another Christmas In The Trenches, Australia Street, Jah No Partial, (haha Bubble Butt at #69 ), The Way, My God Is The Sun, Ways To Go, Evil Friends, Need U (100%), Tell Me How It Ends, Mountain Sound, Closure (I really hope Nightswim re-enters soon), Retrograde, Summer Forgive Me, Cough 2X, F*ckWithMeYouKnowIGotIt, Army Of Two, Tom Ford, Feckitfeckit, Fitzpleeeeausredundundun!#$%@UJN$*NHY&*IJHGT^&UJBVFR^&^%$EDV(%GHU%$EDF*omgcall911now*^&!, and Royals (please don't leave so soon). Sad to see More Than You Thought, Falling, Thirst, Hyperjanuary, Mercy, Judge Jury and Executioner, and Young And Beautiful all out though.
Those Bad Seeds have been holding him back I say, I mean, they could never get inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame! Although now I'm rooting for anything in the top 9 for next #1! Yuss at the super high Disclosure debut! Yay Fitzpleasure too. wtf Mercy was still charting before? Surprised I didn't notice that
Great to see Franz still on top but a shame Demon Dance was knocked back by Nick. Good small jump for Supersoaker and a great larger one for Josh Pyke. Awesome entry for Holes and very happy to see Fitzpleasure debut too.
While that is one of the funniest and most creative ideas for chart imitation it's also near on impossible to comment on properly. Certainly not without a lot of effort and that's just not me. Shame to see Jubilee Street on top; I don't mind it but I prefer Franz and if it were going to be booted off, I'd have preferred Demon Dance do it. Good jump for Holes and nice debuts for Boy & Bear and Chvrches.
yeah, you definitely win chart imitation month Dayum at the effort in ranking 100 albums. Yay for Southern Sun and The Mother We Share debuts (two songs I know and like debuting in one week, wtf ), Mind Your Manners top 10, You & Me up heaps, Supersoaker down, Summer Forgive Me off, and probably a few other things I missed
haha I love it You should remain consistent with IC/DLC and randomly choose to include the 'days' counter with absolutely no discernable ruling as to when you do it
I also like that the colours help me know what to comment on; reminds me of my spreadsheeted charts Only problem is that I have to make the extra effort to check peaks, so for the sake of this comment, they all are
Great to see MGMT hit a new peak of #3, still just want to buy it though! Minor new peaks for Jay-Z, Disclosure & The Polyphonic Spree are good too. Excellent move for Chvrches and great to see Lorde get a new peak after 20 weeks stuck at #100! Those three debuts that I have also debuted recently are neat too.
OMG bring on September! This is possibly harder to comment on than last week; my computer is already taking four hours to load a thread and now I have to open a link! Eh, I've already seen that someone else has been more annoying in that regard though. Presumably nice to see Arctics debut quite high even though the poor grammar of the title bugs me and I haven't head the song. Great entry also for TNAF and a nice jump for Chvrches. At least the colours were indeed helpful for commenting purposes.
26th August TW LW WI HP 01. 01. 10. 01. Nick Cave / The Bad Seeds - Jubilee Street. 02. 02. 08. 01. Franz Ferdinand - Right Action. 03. 06. 08. 03. Franz Ferdinand - Love Illumination. 04. 03. 16. 03. MGMT - Alien Days. 05. 04. 09. 02. Surfer Blood - Demon Dance. 06. 07. 07. 06. Jay-Z / Justin Timberlake - Holy Grail. 07. 05. 10. 01. Arctic Monkeys - Do I Wanna Know?. 08. --. NE. 08. Davey Lane - You're The Cops, I'm The Crime. 09. 08. 29. 01. Bear In Heaven - The Reflection of You. 10. 10. 07. 10. Pearl Jam - Mind Your Manners. 11. 09. 06. 09. The Trouble With Templeton - Like A Kid. 12. 20. 07. 12. Low - Plastic Cup. 13. 13. 05. 13. The Polyphonic Spree - You Don't Know Me. 14. 11. 04. 11. Disclosure / Eliza Doolittle / Flume - You & Me (Remix). 15. 12. 02. 12. MGMT - Your Life Is A Lie. 16. 16. 02. 16. Arctic Monkeys - Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High?. 17. 15. 03. 14. Simone & Girlfunkle - Summer Rain. 18. 32. 03. 18. The Love Junkies - In Our Sleep. 19. 14. 21. 01. Midnight Juggernauts - Ballad of the War Machine. 20. 23. 03. 20. Low - Just Make It Stop. 21. 26. 10. 21. Midnight Juggernauts - Deep Blue Lines. 22. 19. 07. 10. Jay-Z - Somewhere In America. 23. 17. 09. 09. Baptism of Uzi - Stray Current. 24. 18. 11. 01. Washed Out - It All Feels Right. 25. 22. 03. 21. Kanye West - Black Skinhead. 26. 21. 15. 10. Robin Thicke / T.I. / Pharrell - Blurred Lines. 27. 25. 09. 20. Pond - Giant Tortoise. 28. 28. 06. 23. Kings of Leon - Supersoaker. 29. --. NE. 29. The Fratellis - Seven Nights Seven Days. 30. 24. 08. 09. Portugal. The Man - Creep In a T-Shirt. 31. 30. 07. 30. Letlive. - Banshee (Ghost Fame). 32. 41. 02. 32. The Love Junkies - Broken Strings. 33. 27. 21. 08. Bear In Heaven - Idle Heart. 34. 29. 06. 16. Firehorse - Walls. 35. 35. 08. 35. Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin - Nightwater Girlfriend. 36. --. NE. 36. Yuck - Middle Sea. 37. 31. 17. 03. K.Flay / Danny Brown - Hail Mary. 38. 38. 06. 38. Bloc Party - Ratchet. 39. 39. 03. 39. Wave Racer - Rock U Tonite. 40. 33. 12. 03. Vampire Weekend - Hannah Hunt. 41. 37. 34. 01. The Soft Pack - Captain Ace. 42. 34. 08. 21. Jimmy Eat World - I Will Steal You Back. 43. 40. 08. 29. Evan / the Brave - Stay This Way. 44. 36. 11. 11. Nine Inch Nails - Came Back Haunted. 45. 42. 12. 14. Vampire Weekend - Ya Hey. 46. 45. 03. 45. Washed Out - Don't Give Up. 47. 43. 17. 01. I Know The Chief - Creature. 48. 66. 03. 48. Foals - Providence. 49. 44. 05. 38. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Despair. 50. 47. 11. 18. Black Joe Lewis - Skulldiggin. 51. 46. 30. 02. Split Seconds - She Makes Her Own Clothes. 52. 56. 02. 52. Cub Scouts - Paradise. 53. 48. 03. 48. The Love Junkies - Hurt You. 54. 51. 02. 51. The Naked / Famous - Hearts Like Ours. 55. 60. 03. 55. Major Leagues - Endless Drain. 56. 52. 30. 03. Poliça - Dark Star. 57. 50. 04. 43. Passenger - Holes. 58. 49. 16. 13. Redcoats - Evergreen. 59. 53. 14. 53. Bear In Heaven - Cool Light. 60. 69. 05. 60. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Subway. 61. 54. 18. 39. Daft Punk / Pharrell Williams - Get Lucky. 62. 58. 31. 08. A$AP Rocky / Drake / 2 Chainz / Kendrick Lamar - F**kin Problems. 63. 72. 03. 63. Chvrches - The Mother We Share. 64. 55. 24. 02. The Love Junkies - Black Sheep Blues. 65. 61. 18. 03. Dinosaur Jr. - Pierce the Morning Rain. 66. 59. 16. 09. Spender - Bed & Chair. 67. 57. 23. 04. Vampire Weekend - Diane Young. 68. --. NE. 68. Super Best Friends - Round and Round. 69. 63. 09. 37. Vampire Weekend - Hudson. 70. 62. 05. 54. The Love Junkies - Heads Down. 71. --. NE. 71. Foals - Milk & Black Spiders. 72. 64. 15. 04. Midnight Juggernauts - Memorium. 73. 68. 10. 46. All The Colours - Second To None. 74. 71. 09. 48. Wordlife - Hold Tight. 75. 70. 19. 08. My Bloody Valentine - New You. 76. 65. 10. 27. Jack White - Love Is Blindness. 77. 67. 09. 50. Josh Pyke - Leeward Side. 78. 77. 12. 18. Father John Misty - This Is Sally Hatchet. 79. 75. 04. 61. Jay-Z - Picasso Baby. 80. 74. 08. 53. City Calm Down - Stay. 81. --. NE. 81. The Love Junkies - Ashtray. 82. 73. 11. 40. Cloud Control - Dojo Rising. 83. 87. 04. 83. Alt-J - Fitzpleasure. 84. 84. 03. 84. Boy & Bear - Southern Sun. 85. 80. 07. 72. Duke Dumont/ A*M*E - Need U (100%). 86. 81. 11. 78. Firehorse - Bloodstream. 87. 76. 17. 33. Bear In Heaven - Sinful Nature. 88. 79. 04. 70. The Love Junkies - Fool I Know. 89. 78. 23. 03. Vampire Weekend - Step. 90. 83. 20. 13. Queens of the Stone Age - My God Is the Sun. 91. 86. 06. 65. Major Lazer / Bruno Mars / 2 Chainz / Tyga / Mystic - Bubble Butt (Remix). 92. 89. 12. 89. Boards of Canada - Reach for the Dead. 93. 00. 20. 28. Passenger - Let Her Go. 94. --. NE. 94. Dizzee Rascal - I Don't Need A Reason. 95. 88. 13. 23. British India - Another Christmas In The Trenches. 96. 82. 29. 22. Major Lazer / Flux Pavilion - Jah No Partial. 97. 85. 02. 85. Au Revoir Simone - Somebody Who. 98. 98. 22. 32. Lorde - Royals. 99. --. NE. 99. Firehorse - Good. 00. 99. 04. 89. Jay-Z / Rick Ross - F*ckWithMeYouKnowIGotIt.
Drop Out: TW LW WI HP --. 90. 12. 23. Abbe May - Sex Tourette's. --. 91. 14. 38. Paramore - Still Into You. --. 92. 01. 92. Washed Out - All Over Now. --. 93. 15. 07. Sticky Fingers - Australia Street. --. 94. 10. 44. British India - Crystals. --. 95. 22. 10. James Blake - Retrograde. --. 96. 16. 50. Ariana Grande / Mac Miller - The Way. --. 97. 01. 97. The Bloodpoets - Destroy The Sun. Last edited:
Surfer Blood getting further away from #1 now, I think their chance is gone. I'd prefer anything else in the top five to Nick Cave though. New Fratellis is hopefully cool but I'm yet to hear it. Good jumps for Chvrches and Alt-J and hello again Let Her Go!
IRELANDER'S HOT 100 - Mon 2/9/13 Edition No.199 Songs retire at 75 weeks
200th edition next week!
This chart has been ultra-competitive for a couple of months now, and a lot of high charters have been doing their best to get a good peak in while they could. Well, now is when their time has probably run out, with of course the release of Franz Ferdinand's fourth studio record last month. And the effect on the chart is noticeable, with three new entries in the top 20 this week and another two down lower. However, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds stay on top with 'Jubilee Street' for week number 4, despite a healthy rise for Franz's 'Love Illumination'. You Am I guitarist Davey Lane is potentially the only other challenger for Franz at this stage, with 'You're The Cops, I'm The Crime' moving up to fourth spot. And after 28 weeks in the top 10 (it debuted at #15 and then made the top 10 the week after), Bear In Heaven's powerhouse charter 'The Reflection of You' makes a tumble down three spots - its largest ever drop - to #12. The only other group with considerable progress is Low, who move into the top 10 with 'Plastic Cup' and newer single 'Just Make It Stop' up to #17.
ENTRIES: The brace yourself meme would have been appropriate for this situation last week, so just picture that! Franz Ferdinand enter with album closer 'Goodbye Lovers And Friends' at 5. I made note that another new Franz track bears resemblance to a Regurgitator song, and then also this shares the title of another Regurgitator song on that same album. But yeah, this doesn't sound like Regurgitator at all. 'Evil Eye' comes in at 11. The intro to this one got me thinking it was Juggers the other day :O but yeah it's Franz again. 'Brief Encounters' at 20. This just missed out last week but it was not harmed of a strong debut. Abbe May notches up her fifth entry overall, and impressively the third from her new record Kiss My Apocalypse. At 30, it's 'Perth Girls'. Did you know Eskimo Joe were back? Well their comeback single 'Got What You Need' is quite a boppy number. As the second highest non-Franz entry, it comes in at 45. Now to the other side of the country and it's IH100 juggernauts Deep Sea Arcade with 'Black Cat' at 49. Previous single 'Falling' peaked at #49, and now Haim enter for a second time with 'The Wire' at 62. And in case you forgot that Franz slay, 'Treason! Animals.' is in at 68. I remember hearing this at first thinking I'd never chart it which is a shame because the artist and song titles are both so awesome. But hey, it grew on me Unearthed High winners Lunatics on Pogosticks are in at 74 with 'Picasso's Saddest Love'. And for their fifth new entry of the week, seventh entry from this album, and 21st overall, Franz Ferdinand in with 'The Universe Expanded' at 81. To round out the 11 entries this week is 'Buried Alive' by Yeah Yeah Yeahs featuring a cool rap verse from Dr. Octagon. It's in at 82 and it's their fifth entry overall, which is impressive considering three months they didn't have any.
I must say, congratulations for the effort you put in your charts during the month of August. Great longevity for Ten!
Prepare for the Franz influx But 'Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action' is a great album anyway.
I suppose Right Action was a better #1, but good to see Jubilee Street at #1 anyway. I hope Love Illumination can now reach the top spot.
Great to see Right Action, Love Illumination, Goodbye Lovers And Friends, Holy Grail, Alien Days, Demon Dance, Do I Wanna Know? , Evil Eye, Mind Your Manners Your Life Is A Lie, Like A Kid, Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High?, Black Skinhead, You & Me (Flume Remix) (such a shame this missed the Top 10. It's not too late though... (you can vote for it in the Aus-charts Interactive this week - I nominated it )), Somewhere In America, Ballad of the War Machine, Giant Tortoise, Perth Girls, Supersoaker, Blurred Lines (I would prefer Kendrick Lamar on this track over T.I, but T.I's dancing is too cool ), Providence, Ratchet (yay ), Got What You Need, I Will Steal You Back, Holes, Ya Hey, The Mother We Share, Get Lucky, The Wire, Round & Round (cool video ), Milk & Black Spiders, Picasso's Saddest Love (one of the coolest Unearthed High winner's names ), F**kin Problems, Southern Sun, New You, The Universe Expanded, Memorium, Fitzpleeeeausredundundun, Leeward Side, Let Her Go, I Don't Need A Reason (epic rise ), Jah No Partial, Picasso Baby, Royals, and Need U (100%).
Come on Franz juggernaut, dethrone Nick! Nice to see the Franz tracks in; I don't really have any standouts atm however I like the album. I wonder how much Arctic Monkeys the next chart will see. Nice also to see Haim and Eskimo Joe in. I love the Lunatics On Pogosticks name and will eventually check out their track because of their cool name unless I forget to which is probably the more likely outcome.
I actually thought the Franz influx was rather small, but then I realised that the tracklisting wasn't very long and it made more sense It's nice to see Jubilee Street killing it at #1. Also seriously I cannot recognise those Foals titles, possibly since I haven't heard it in ages Nice to see Chvrches on the rise and Haim debuting. I actually don't know if I've heard Lunatics on Pogosticks' song but I should, the only radio I have that gets reception atm is a really shitty one
IRELANDER'S HOT 100 - Mon 9/9/13 Edition No.200 Songs retire at 75 weeks
Davey Lane seemed to have a lot of momentum, and it was going to take a lot to overtake powerhouses 'Jubilee Street' and 'Right Action'. While he was able to do that, he still couldn't grab #1 as Franz Ferdinand's patience pays off with 'Love Illumination' just scraping through. And how fitting that my favourite artist is at the top for my 200th chart!
It's been an absolute ball to make charts for the last 200 weeks. At times I've had days where it's been a bit of a chore, but the end result is always worth it. I've charted 1403 songs over the past nearly four years. Thanks for everyone who spends their precious time checking what stuff I'm loving
To celebrate, I've made a Sporcle quiz on the top 100 songs I've ever charted, ranked by total points*. It may be a bit difficult for some, but why not have a go?
*Points are quite inaccurate for me but at the very least everything in this list was a hit for me to some extent. Anyway, the songs in the quiz are randomised.
ENTRIES: Anyone who assumed Franz would have the highest debut this week would be wrong, because I'm not done with Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs' debut record just yet. I've recently discovered how sublime this truly is. 'You Need Me On My Own' comes in at 5. The chorus sounds like some other band but with Alex Kapranos on lead vocals. Nevertheless it's unconventional Franz and I like it. Wasn't sold at first on 'Fresh Strawberries' but entering at 24, I certainly am now. At first I was confused with why JJJ played this, when I felt that there were so many better tracks from the record. However, it came up on shuffle the other day at uni and I'm really into it! British India with 'Plastic Souvenirs' at 35. Franz again with the boppy 'Stand On The Horizon' at 40. Drake now dominates 2% of this chart! :O :O Anyway his ARIA hit 'Hold On, We're Going Home' featuring Majid Jordan is in at 43. This was awesome on first impression but it's waned on me compared to the rest. Nevertheless, 'Bullet' by Franz Ferdinand is at 57. Portugal. The Man's new single 'Modern Jesus' enters at 65. Actually didn't think this would grow on me, but it did. Paramore enter again with 'Ain't It Fun' debuting at 78. More British India with the surfy 'Twice Inna Lifetime' at 80. Eminem hasn't graced my chart for a while, but 'Berzerk' is a fine return to form for him and it's in at 84. Atoms For Peace re-enter at 93. Dustin Tebbutt finally cracks the top 100 with 'The Breach' at 96. And thanks to a certain person on here, The Strypes in at 98 with 'What a Shame'.
Hmm, I was expecting Arctics to dominate the debuts, but perhaps next week. Or maybe you haven't even heard/got it yet. In any case I'm pleased about the Franz influx again. I'm also pleased about Love Illumination taking the top spot too. Nice jumps for Passenger and Boy & Bear and good Brindia debuts too.
IRELANDER'S HOT 100 - Mon 16/9/13 Edition No.201 Songs retire at 75 weeks
The revolving door continues. Davey Lane jumps to #1 with 'You're The Cops, I'm The Crime'. Otherwise a fairly stable top 10.
ENTRIES: I really do love the Arctic Monkeys so much, and their new album is quite great. 'One For the Road' at 15 and 'Arabella' at 25 become the fourth and fifth entries from it. And there's also a new MGMT album. The catchy melodies of 'Cool Song No. 2' comes in at 33. It'd be up there with my longest charting entries ever by duration, but certainly not the longest. Anyway, Arcade Fire finally enter into my chart with 'Reflektor' at 48. Portugal. The Man come in with the rocky number 'Hip Hop Kids' at 69. Re-entries for The Love Junkies at 74 and 88. Another awesome band on my chart for the first time! We haven't heard from Spiderbait in a long time and 'Straight Through The Sun' enters at 84. And this has been "bubbling under" pretty much since it was released in January and it's finally become chartworthy. After his Major Lazer collaboration 'Jah No Partial' became a chart hit, Flux Pavilion achieves an entry of his own with 'Do Or Die' featuring vocals from Childish Gambino.