The Chart Show: Alt-J on top again, breaks a new record - July 11, 2013

by Mark Wheat

Alt-J breaks a new Chart Show record with two recoveries to the top spot
Alt-J breaks a new Chart Show record with two recoveries to the top spot (buffaBLOG)

Alt-J are inducted into the Chart Hall of Fame this week after spending 6 weeks total at the top, the first band ever to recover the top position TWICE! If Daft Punk recover the top spot for their final week they'll EQUAL that new record!

Lots more yoyoing going on lower down too...

Lissie, Savages and Jake Bugg all reverse downward trends and poor old Phoenix hit the skids after a big first week, that's what comes of only TRYING to be cool! Big moves up for The Neighbourhood after their sweaty Varsity Theater show and Janelle Monae, who just dropped another video for "Dance Apocalyptic".

Dawes had two sold out and well reviewed First Avenue shows this week and still had time to stop by and do a live version of their hit "Most People" on-air with Barb Abney.

Dessa should be inducted next week, too. Her Current Sessions at The Fitz show with Barb aired last night, and the feature is now archived.

And last but not least, congrats to First Avenue who were voted second best club in the USA by Rolling Stone!

TW LW Wks The Current Chart Show
Artist Song
1 1 12 Alt-J Dissolve Me
2 2 10 Daft Punk Get Lucky
3 3 2 Vampire Weekend Ya Hey
4 4 9 The National Don't Swallow the Cap
5 7 3 Dawes Most People
6 5 5 CHVRCHES Recover
7 10 5 Lissie Shameless
8 12 6 Savages Husbands
9 15 2 Janelle Monae Q.U.E.E.N. feat. Erykah Badu
10 17 10 Jake Bugg Two Fingers
11 X 1 Bright Eyes You Are Your Mother's Child
12 20 10 The Neighbourhood Sweater Weather
13 16 6 Queens of the Stone Age My God Is the Sun
14 11 7 Eels You're My Friend
15 X 1 Yeah Yeah Yeahs Mosquito
16 18 11 Dessa Warsaw
17 9 8 Sigur Ros Isjaki
18 6 2 Phoenix Trying To Be Cool
19 19 2 Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros Better Days
20 14 4 Iron and Wine Grace for Saints and Ramblers

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