Chart Show success vs. chart success - The Chart Show, May 2, 2013

by Mark Wheat

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After the great reception our audience has given Vampire Weekend and the high profile gigs they have been getting with Steve Buscemi filming their show, it will be interesting to see where they chart when the album comes out. Spin makes the point of comparing how the alternative pop bands like Phoenix are doing in the sales charts alongside Rihanna and company.

French superstars Daft Punk went straight to #1 in the UK last week for the very first time and are our highest new entry.

It was a good week for local music and you can read about the contemporary scene's roots in City Pages this week, highlighting how important record stores and bars are to the process! They also reviewed Cloud Cult's sold out show over the weekend. Apparently they decided to play "1X1X1" when they were told that it had been inducted into the Chart Hall of Fame!

Speaking of... Macklemore gets his second song in the HOF. Locals Polica and Dessa come in to replace superstars David Bowie, Cold War Kids, and Little Green Cars. And the superstar with local roots (hence the name Har Mar) is back in town this week at The Turf.

TW LW Wks The Current Chart Show
Artist Song
1 1 6 Vampire Weekend Diane Young
2 4 7 Tame Impala Feels Like We Only Go Backwards
3 3 7 Phoenix Entertainment
4 2 8 Yeah Yeah Yeahs Sacrilege
5 6 9 Iron and Wine Lovers' Revolution
6 7 8 Dawes From A Window Seat
7 12 3 Cloud Cult Good Friend
8 11 2 Alt-J Dissolve Me
9 14 2 Thao and the Get Down Stay Down We The Common
10 16 5 Jim James A New Life
11 5 12 Macklemore and Ryan Lewis Thrift Shop
12 X 1 Daft Punk Get Lucky
13 10 4 Atlas Genius If So
14 9 6 Divine Fits Like Ice Cream
15 13 11 Eels New Alphabet
16 19 2 Har Mar Superstar Lady, You Shot Me
17 X 1 Polica TIFF
18 15 8 The Postal Service A Tattered Line Of String
19 17 4 Junip Line Of Fire
20 X 1 Dessa Warsaw