The Chart Show: Sorta hoping that #1 would stay


Arctic Monkeys
Arctic Monkeys retire to the Hall of Fame with their first #1 spot on the Chart Show this week. (Courtesy of the band)
The Chart Show for October 17, 2013
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Brand new #1!! Arctic Monkeys, for the first week ever in the last week of their run as they're inducted to the Chart Show Hall of Fame. Next Tuesday they start the UK league of their world tour in Newcastle, a big football town with a long tradition. If you follow English Premier League soccer, as The Monkeys do, check out my new weekly blog On the Ball!

Daft Punk are also inducted to the Hall of Fame and this week they were among the many bands rumored to be headlining NEXT year's Glastonbury Festival, which has already sold out. So was Prince?!?!?!

Submit your Chart Show ballot this week for a chance to win tickets to My Bloody Valentine's performance at Roy Wilkins Auditorium on Nov. 1!

The final inductees, Volcano Choir will play their sold out show at First Avenue on Friday. Wonder if they or Bon Iver will ever make it to THE R'N'R Hall of Fame... The Replacements might?!?!?

Dessa jumps up a bit from #17 to #13. She did a great interview with Andrea this week about her band's robbery in Buffalo, NY. Channy from Polica, who is steadily moving up the chart, will be involved in a very cool show at the Fitz on Friday.

There were a few weird moves on this chart, NONONO falling six places from the top, for example. This might be explained by the number of ballots submitted being about half the average. This week we've been concentrating on our Member Drive, and this is a perfect example of how the quality of the programming is directly affected by the level of engagement by you, our listeners. Just as the Chart Show suffers from fewer votes, so do we if Minnesota Public Radio doesn't meet our member goal. If we don't make 10,000 of you members, we might not be able to sustain the level of service that you have come to expect from us. It's as simple as that. So please vote for the Chart EVERY week. Don't think someone else will do it for you. And if you can help with a contribution in any amount, that would be AWESOME!!

Thanks for your support. We can't do it without you.

TWLWWksThe Current Chart Show

1512Arctic MonkeysDo I Wanna Know?
3710The NationalGraceless
41212Daft PunkLose Yourself to Dance
51111Jake BuggLightning Bolt
634Arcade FireReflektor
718NONONOPumpin' Blood
8612Volcano ChoirByegone
992Janelle MonaeGivin' What They Love
10143The Head and the HeartShake
1185CHVRCHESThe Mother We Share
121310Portugal. The ManPurple Yellow Red and Blue
13177DessaSkeleton Key
14167PolicaChain My Name
15182Nine Inch NailsCopy of A
16192The Avett BrothersAnother Is Waiting
17152HAIMThe Wire
18204PhosphorescentRide On/Right On
19X1LissieFurther Away (Romance Police)
20X1Cage the ElephantCome a Little Closer

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