IRELANDER'S HOT 100 - Mon 6/1/20 Edition No.530 Songs retire at 75 weeks
First chart of the new decade! Sadly there aren't any artists as yet that have charted in all three decades of the chart's existence (wow that makes me feel old), the closest I think I come to that is MGMT and Tame Impala. In any event it's business as usual for Two People with a few changes in the top 10 as some of the big hits begin to drop away.
The first entries of each decade have been "Percussion Gun" by White Rabbits and the live version of "Call Me" by Franz Ferdinand featuring La Roux, which may seem on brand and slightly anticlimactic. However fast forwarding 10 years later and te first entry of the 2020s is titled "i'll die anyway." by girl in red, who managed an entry last year also. It's a catchy start to the decade/year and it's #29.
I didn't find his album to be as consistent as I would have liked but credit to Michael Kiwanuka for another entry. His third to date on this chart is "Living In Denial", it's very catchy, and it's #38.
Wasn't sure whether or not to credit Kanye West but since it would be inconsistent with how basically everyone has treated the "IGOR" credits I decided against it. In case you hadn't figured it out, Tyler, The Creator has another entry as I'm quite enjoying his album. "PUPPET" is #43, his 6th entry.
Duster are a band that have seemingly done a Slowdive / My Bloody Valentine / The Avalanches and have put out a record after nearly two decades on hiatus. I especially enjoy the drums on this track as the way they're produced/recorded make them sound so huge. "I'm Lost" is the band's first entry and it's #47.
Following on from them is another American band in for the first time, but one with a screamier/punkier sound going on. Dogleg come through with "Fox" at #53.
I managed to squeeze Gesaffelstein's album into my busy listening schedule this past fortnight and despite the fact that it's ancient I wanted to chart this neat instrumental. "Vortex" is his 4th entry to date at #60.
yep, I cannot deny that "Suge" by DaBaby is super catchy and simply had to give it a debut. Just a few weeks ago he had never been in the chart but now he has one entry each in two separate decades. It's #72.
And achieving the same feat except first debuting much earlier last year, The Cranberries sneak in at #85 with an album track titled "Lost".
IRELANDER'S HOT 100 - Mon 13/1/20 Edition No.531 Songs retire at 75 weeks
While it may seem that "Dream Steppin'" - now up to 7 weeks - seems a little unstoppable for the #1 spot, there are some debuts that may ramp up the competition in the coming weeks.
So this song is nearly a year old and I'll only really try to chart these things if I think the top end of the chart is better for its inclusion, and that's absolutely the case here. Maxo Kream is a rapper from Houston who released his second album last year which contains this one. Co-produced by Mike Dean who you may know from such works as everything, "Meet Again" is Maxo's first entry to date and it's #2.
I did not expect to enjoy the Temples album as much as I did and I'm kicking myself for not trying it out sooner. "The Howl" is so much fun and deservedly comes in at #4.
Another product of my mega playlist of doom (although nowhere near the size of last year's) is The Big Moon who make their first entry. At #36 they are in with "Your Light".
Four entries now for Little Simz and this one was too good to pass up. "Venom" is #41.
Without properly checking I think I've charted something from each of BROCKHAMPTON's albums which is certainly impressive. At #50 they are in for the 7th time with "BOY BYE".
Meanwhile, it has been a few years or so since we've seen Tkay Maidza so it's great to see the queen of South Australian hip hop return to the chart. I say that because she has 5 entries to Hilltop Hoods' 3, helped by "Awake" coming in at #64. Let's not forget JPEGMAFIA though, as this is his 4th entry after first entering the chart back in 2018.
boler mani is another local rapper albeit much closer to home, and this is the first track of his I've really taken to. "applause" is #67.
In catching up on albums over the past fortnight, the title/closing track to The Cranberries' album has been an enjoyable listen. "In the End" is their 3rd entry at #71.
Temples weren't done just yet! "Context" now gives them a total of 17 entries, and this is yet again stock standard catchy brilliance from them. It's #73.
I really like the Psychedelic Porn Crumpets album but it's challenging because the songs don't stand out from one another particularly well. "Bill's Mandolin" is perhaps the one highlight that I can recall best, and it's their 2nd entry in at #80.
The mega playlist of doom helped this along as I saw it grow on me enough to chart. "Find an Island" is her 5th entry at #87.
Lastly a song not too far removed in sound from some of the big hip hop hits on my chart in 2019. I'm fairly sure that DJ Premier, Westside Gunn, Conway and Benny are all new to my chart, as long as that last one isn't BENEE or Benny the Butcher but wearing a different hat. "Headlines" is #97.
IRELANDER'S HOT 100 - Mon 20/1/20 Edition No.532 Songs retire at 75 weeks
Not really much to note this week - Two People can now have 8 weeks at the top with "Dream Steppin'" as a treat becoming only the 5th song ever to do so. Will they make it an equal record 9 next week? I honestly dunno.
Of all the 2020 songs I've tried so far [s]"Jogging" is amazing[/s] [s]this is absolutely one of them[/s], the new single from 070 Shake has stood out massively. Technically the first actual song released this decade to chart, "Guilty Conscience" is her first (credited) entry in at #29.
Despite her recent work not quite breaking through, Solange actually has her 2nd entry to date, having charted 9 years ago on a n1c collab track "Kenya" with Chris Taylor and Twin Shadow. "Binz" is #35.
Someone who has had a solid fortnight on this chart is Tkay Maidza. Following "Awake" entering last week, 6th entry "IDC IF U BE DED" is in now at #45.
These notes feel very short mostly because it hasn't been a busy week but here we have some Grouplove. It's also their 6th entry, and a long-awaited one at that having been absent here for 6 years, with "Deleter" at #72.
IRELANDER'S HOT 100 - Mon 27/1/20 Edition No.533 Songs retire at 75 weeks
I'm floored. "Waitress" and "The Reflection of You" have been unmatched for 7-8 years or so and now a song has equalled their record for the most weeks at #1. While the latter managed 9 consecutive weeks, neither of them debuted at #1 which of course "Dream Steppin'" by Two People did. Next week will be interesting to say the least.
It has been a big week for Denzel Curry with all the H100 stuff, but I can reveal that I already downloaded the "Bulls on Parade" Like A Version last month in anticipation. It's a great rendition and it earns him his 11th entry in at #27. Shout out to Harts who is uncredited here but has had two previous chart entries before.
Really this is just a silly rap song but some of the lyrics are offputting I must admit. However it's a third entry for Theophilus London, whose previous two entries "Tribe" and (Kanye's) "All Day" both spent exactly 26 weeks in the chart. Meanwhile Raekwon has made the chart once before on Flume's "You Know" which peaked at #39 - exactly where this track is debuting today. To complete the zany full circle, Allan Kingdom (does not feature on this song but) has previously charted just twice featuring on... "All Day" and "You Know". Yes you may be surprised that the X Files theme song is not charting after all that but "Whoop Tang Flow" is #39.
A dozen entries now for The Jungle Giants with their first new song of 2020! "Sending Me Ur Loving" at #53 continues along the similar sound explored by "Heavy Hearted". Also side-note to mention that all 6 Australian states are currently represented on the chart with only the two territories currently not - maybe Baker Boy and Peking Duk could fix that next week!
Next one is a song by a producer I hadn't heard of before featuring a producer that I most certainly have. Amtrac is from Kentucky, which is fitting because right now I'm rather hungry. "Radical" is #60, and it's a 17th entry for Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs who (at least) provides vocals on this one.
I'm still slightly torn on this because it could have been better, but "Life Is Good" grew on me. Debuting at nice, it's a 4th entry for Future and a 24th for Drake.
This is an interesting return to the chart for Alexandra Savior who last charted back in 2016 with the Alex Turner-co-produced "Shades". Her 2nd entry "But You" is #76.
IRELANDER'S HOT 100 - Mon 3/2/20 Edition No.534 Songs retire at 75 weeks
Now with the record all to themselves, Two People do what nearly 4000 songs have failed to do and make an astonishing 10 weeks at #1 with "Dream Steppin'".
Up first is a "Cheesy Love Song". I saw a bit of The Lazy Eyes' set last year supporting The Temper Trap but not enough to technically count it on my profile. They were pretty impressive and so is this, which appears to be their first actual release so far. It's very Beatles and it's #13.
To fill the large Warpaint void in my life rn, Sorry come to the rescue with their first entry. "More" is #16.
Turns out this wasn't on my mega playlist of doom but the BMTH song was, smh. "Meditjin" is the first of many H100 entries, Baker Boy's 2nd and JessB's 1st, and it's #23.
Sampa the Great is new to the chart and this was not far off charting several weeks ago actually. "Final Form" is #26.
I'm not sure what I was more pleasantly surprised about, that I didn't have to hear the whole Eminem album or that there was a really great song on it. "Darkness" is another foray into horrorcore and it gets very real, but instead of being too much it's somehow really engaging. He has 7 entries and this is #28.
Similar to Sorry, another band that is very difficult to find on the iTunes store is Moaning. I charted them a couple of years back and now they are here again with a similar brand of indie rock. "Ego" is their second entry and it's #29.
Hockey Dad (5th entry) and Hatchie (2nd) did a very lovely rendition of Macy Gray's "I Try" which was pleasant on H200 day. It's #36.
Not so much pleasant as just an downright banger is Slipknot's "Unsainted". 3 entries for them with this one at #38.
I'm going LAV crazy! It turns out that artists were picking out some of my faves in 2019 because Dear Seattle have done justice to "The Special Two" by Missy Higgins. They charted once last year and now have a second with this one in at #48.
EOY season and H100 has helped "everything i wanted" become Billie Eilish's 7th entry, in at #49.
FISHER burning up for a second entry with "You Little Beauty" at #51.
Similarly (but less) fun is "San Frandisco" which sadly beat San Cisco in the H100. Dom Dolla is a chart newbie and he is #66.
A 3rd entry for Thelma Plum but her 1st in half a decade! "Better in Blak" says f**k that to her chart drought and is in at #nice.
Just the second entry ever for Dune Rats which is a surprising stat but I guess I've never been a huge fan. Their version of "Tricks" which they've renamed "No Plans" is #79.
Wholesome moment to sneak into the H100 aside, "A.O.K" is a fun listen and it earns Adrian Eagle his first entry. It's #91.
It makes more sense when you hear his accent but it was still surprising to learn Bakar wasn't Aussie. He is also new to the chart in at #92 with the soulful "Hell N Back".
Simply because I've downloaded it, I assumed I charted "Smoko". However this is actually the first ever entry for The Chats, with "Pub Feed" at #93.
Lizzo has 2 entries now with "Tempo" still in the chart. Debuting at #95 is "Juice".
I was certain that "Drinkee" but I had to check to make sure I wasn't crazy Sofi Tukker have 2 entries with "Purple Hat" at #98.
And at #100 a debut entry (the last of 20 today) for Cosmo's Midnight with "C.U.D.I. (Can U Dig It)" SUCKAAAAAAA.
IRELANDER'S HOT 100 - Mon 10/2/20 Edition No.535 Songs retire at 75 weeks
A song having its 11th straight week at #1 seems like some beautiful dark twisted fantasy, something that could not possibly seem real, seem real, seem really really real. Two People weren't as comfortable this week but keep the top spot with "Dream Steppin'". I genuinely don't know how long this will last, but actual challengers released this decade are starting to emerge.
And those challengers start with two artists I have never heard of. This week's highest debut is a collaborative track with Filipino producer fcj and WA-based singer Rosarrie. Technically fcj is listed first which adds Philippines to another country to my stats! "like the movies" has exponentially grown on me throughout the past week and it's #7.
I would bring up that interesting talking point about songs growing on someone after an artist has passed away, but I think there's a few other things at play here. Firstly, I was definitely wrong about "Robbery" by Juice WRLD even if I'm still not huge on his bigger/earlier hit. But there was something really great about this making it in on H100 day despite how sad of an occasion it was. The track enters at #17, his 2nd entry to date. It's a rare instance where my personal chart peak will be better than the IPAC peak - in fact it's only the 11th time that's ever happened https://imgur.com/a/yDpqU2D
The Undercover Dream Lovers burst onto the chart last year with "All You Need" and hit similar territory on their second entry here. At #50 it's their new synthy single "You Don't Have To Be Lonely".
After his two entries in 2015 that iconically had the same weeks in and almost the same peak, I was wondering if we'd ever see Jarryd James on the chart again. Well, wonder no longer, as his 3rd entry "Problems" is #57.
Of the many Pitchforkcore alt rock / folk acts that I've found about via that platform, Pinegrove have stood out to me for a while now despite only managing one prior entry. I'm happy to report that they've followed up nicely with the warm sounding "The Alarmist" in at #61.
This is just all too convenient but I was happy for this to fall into place. Pearl Jam managed the 2nd ever entry on my chart back in 2009 with "Just Breathe" and now they have got themselves the big 4000th entry in the chart's history! Another ridiculous milestone to prove how much time I spend on this. We haven't heard from Vedder & band since 2014 so it's great that "Dance Of The Clairvoyants" has earned its place on the chart. It's their 17th entry to date in at #73.
G Flip did moderately well last year with "About You" as a post-H100 chart entry and now she has a second entry here in exactly the same manner. "Stupid" stood out on H100 day for me and it's #92.
I don't intend on charting anything else from the H100 I think so that would mean this is the very last song released in the 2010s that will debut on this chart. And funnily, it's a song that I wasn't as keen on when it was in the ARIA chart too J. Cole has his 6th entry with "MIDDLE CHILD" closing out the week at #97.
IRELANDER'S HOT 100 - Mon 17/2/20 Edition No.536 Songs retire at 75 weeks
I promise it was really close this week however... it's now 12 weeks without a blemish for Two People, with the unlikely challenger "like the movies" by fcj & Rosarrie moving up to #2.
One of the interesting things about this week's chart was seeing where the two top debuts would land. The first is the new banger from A$AP Ferg entitled "Value" at #6, it's his 6th entry to date following on from his still current hits "Jet Lag" and "On GOD".
If I had to make a comparison of artists I'm more familiar with, I suppose this would be filed somewhere between Aphex Twin and The Avalanches. I've heard very little of Nicolas Jaar's music, which in the past few years has been released under the Against All Logic alias. It's apparently not the first time that he's sampled Beyoncé's "Baby Boy" but it's fairly evident despite when you realise how he's chopped up her vocals into a very different setting. "Fantasy" is Jaar's first entry in at #10.
I was hoping to cover all Australian states and territories in the chart at the same time (I don't think I ever have??), and that it would probably take aligning entries from Luca Brasi, Baker Boy and Peking Duk to do so. Well here we go! "Move" is a refreshing offering from the latter featuring the iconic vocals of Alisa Xayalith (although credited in a way that sadly prevents me from adding to Tnaffy's stats). It's #41, it's Peking Duk's 3rd entry (and 1st since "Take Me Over"!), with of course it being Alisa's 1st solo entry.
2 Chainz has a very cute dog, and he also has a record label by the name of T.R.U., and through that label he has released one of those confusingly credited compilation albums. After very little consideration, I'm going to credit this the same way I did "History" by 88rising with Rich Brian a year and a half ago Worl appears to be the main rapper on this track, with 2 Chainz also providing a verse. "Brick On My Face" debuting at #49 is the former's 1st entry and the latter's 6th.
I like every song Jaguar Jonze has released so far and this continues with her ultimately not-Eurovision-worthy "Rabbit Hole". This makes it her 3rd entry to date (I didn't chart "You Got Left Behind", yes cue the puns) in at #66.
I will keep this blurb politics-free but I will say it's terrific to have The Strokes back in my chart after a considerable absence. Their 14th entry "At The Door" is the teaser track to an upcoming album and it's in at #78.
The Colleagues are a duo of producers and borrow the services of one Freddie Gibbs on this track "Red Vans". It appears that Freddie provides all of the rapping on this despite part of it maybe sounding a bit like someone else, but in any case it's #90. It's the duo's 1st entry and Freddie's 14th.
IRELANDER'S HOT 100 - Mon 24/2/20 Edition No.537 Songs retire at 75 weeks
"Dirty Laundry" and "Feet" managing 6 weeks at #1 last year now seem miniscule in comparison. It seems I am not growing tired of "Dream Steppin'", which celebrates its 13th week at #1 with Two People continuing to extend their ridiculous record. The top 5 finally has a majority of 2020 releases with "like the movies", "Fantasy" and "Value" all going strong and I wouldn't write off one of them being the next challenger, but for now they remain in Two People's shadow.
I'm not sure how this stacks up compared to previous lead singles "Bad and Boujee" and "MotorSport" but I remain intrigued as to what Migos have planned for "Culture III" on the way soon. "Give No Fxk" in at #36 is co-produced by Murda Beatz and old mate DJ Durel, and it provides Migos' 13th entry, Travis Scott's 15th, and Young Thug's 3rd (who ties his equal best peak of #36 in "Goodbyes").
While this may come across as a little harsh, I wasn't sure how Surfer Blood would bounce back after my disappointment in their last album but this is a good start. Now (at least) doubling the amount of songs in the chart about mass shootings, "Parkland (Into the Silence)" is the teaser track to a new album in a couple of months, and it's their 12th entry to date debuting at #45.
I was perhaps underwhelmed by the new collaborative album from Denzel Curry and Kenny Beats but this compressed installer file was the main standout. Name dropping the best dog breed going around and hence getting the combined Daisy & Harry seal of approval, "So.Incredible.pkg" is Denzel's 12th and Kenny's 1st entries respectively in at #48.
I distinctly remember where I remember hearing "Sad Machine" for (one of) the first time(s) and I haven't been to where I was driving that day for so long. It proves that it also has been far too long since we've seen Porter Robinson on the chart. Growing on me is "Get Your Wish", his 2nd entry to date, in at #56.
I can't recall ever listening to an entire album of The Weeknd, so my somewhat enhanced hype might change that. The title track to his upcoming "After Hours" album is #61 and brings him up to 11 entries.
Another album I am anticipating is the new Dogleg album, especially after this 2nd entry of theirs. "Kawasaki Backflip" is #65 following on from their entry late last year "Fox".
Yet again, Alexander 23 comes in with a track that was just too catchy for me to ignore. Another second entry here, with "I Hate You So Much" in at #78.
The new Bombay Bicycle Club album is solid and while I've ruled the title track to be ineligible, "I Can Hardly Speak" is (just) fine. Their 11th entry is #79.
San Cisco continue their impressive run of charting in 9 of the last 10 years (I think 2016 is the missing one). "Reasons" is their 11th entry and it's #81.
I didn't download the 070 Shake album but the closing track grew on me enough, despite an annoyingly semi-redundant outro. "Flight319" is her 2nd entry in at #88.
Sometimes I worry that I'm too much of a grouch towards some artists that are relatively beloved on this website by people other than me, even if most of the time I'm still being fair. Hence it's redeeming when such artists come through with a chartworthy track, even if again I'm being completely rational in assessing the song as such. Anyway, while I've blabbered on again, Halsey has managed her 4th entry to date with "You should be sad" ending her 3-and-a-bit absence from the chart in at #92.
RY X was one of the big surprises of my EOY and I will be playing closer attention to his stuff moving forward. Ólafur Arnalds hasn't been in my chart before but proving that the Icelandic music scene is never too far away, his cousin was in múm who made my 2000 EOY. At #94 "Oceans" is RY X's 2nd entry.
And lastly, Hockey Dad make sure their upcoming new album doesn't miss out from making my chart with "Itch" squeezing in at #99, their 6th entry to date.