The Chart Show: Pumpin' Ballots

by Mark Wheat

NONONO end their run with a bang as they're added to the Chart Show Hall of Fame.
NONONO end their run with a bang as they're added to the Chart Show Hall of Fame. (Per Kristiansen)
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When NONONO were asked what album they bought first, the answers give you an idea of where their sound comes from: The Cure, Martha Wainwright and Wu Tang! On Friday, Dec. 13, they play at The Rave Eagles Club in Milwaukee. It's one of their first U.S. dates, but I'm sure there will be more now they are inducted into the Chart Show Hall of Fame ending with a bang back at the top!

Sydney, Australia's The Preatures will surely come back to play more shows here, too, as they seem to have caught fire as the biggest climber. The video for another of their songs "Manic Baby" might catch fire too in the continuing debate about the role of sexy dancing in female-fronted videos fueled by Lily Allen's new single, "Hard Out Here".

Interesting to note that this week there is gender parity on our chart! This is helped by two of the new entries: Sharon Jones, who announced a huge tour this week stopping in the State Theater on April 9, with tickets going on sale Saturday, Nov. 16, at noon; and Lucius, who recently stopped by our studios and obviously enjoyed the experience because they've included it in a new video of their tour progress. Don't miss the pre-sale for their next show in town at The Cedar on Feb. 20!

The final new entry is Frank Turner, who also stopped by The Current studios to perform a live session recently and told Mary Lucia that he has a Hold Steady tattoo in a rather personal part of his body?!?

Mason Jennings did an in-studio for us this week, too. His new album came out this past Tuesday. I will be hosting a Theft of the Dial with him on Thursday, Dec. 5, just before his two shows at First Avenue that weekend. And on a side note, if you didn't hear the Yoko Ono interview last night, check it out!!

TW LW Wks
The Current Chart Show



Artist Song
1 8
12
NONONO
Pumpin' Blood
2 2
9
CHVRCHES
The Mother We Share
3 1
8
Arcade Fire
Reflektor
4 17
4
The Preatures
Is This How You Feel?
5 3
4
Jeremy Messersmith
Tourniquet
6 9
9
HAIM
The Wire
7 7
7
The Head and the Heart
Shake
8 10
3
Phantogram
Black Out Days
9 19
2
Dr. Dog
Broken Heart
10 14
2
Jake Bugg
What Doesn't Kill You
11 15
3
Foals
My Number
12 4
6
Janelle Monae
Give Them What They Love
13 X
1
Lucius
Turn It Around
14 5
11
Polica
Chain My Name
15 6
8
Phosphorescent
Ride On / Right On
16 X
1
Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings
Stranger To My Happiness
17 12
4
Caroline Smith
Magazine
18 20
2
The Wombats
Your Body Is A Weapon
19 18
4
Mason Jennings
Lonely Street
20 X
1
Frank Turner
The Way I Tend To Be

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  • The Chart Show Ballot Mark Wheat hosts this weekly countdown of your favorite songs currently in rotation on The Current. Vote every week for your top five tracks (and enter our weekly ticket giveaway while you're at it), then tune in Wednesday nights at 8 p.m. to see if your favorites make the Chart!
  • The Chart Show Hall of Fame When a song stays on The Chart Show's chart for more than 12 weeks, we retire it from the poll and it enters the very prestigious Chart Show Hall of Fame.