The Chart Show: AF retire on fire

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Arcade Fire
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The Chart Show for December 12, 2013
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Arcade Fire retain their spot on top and are inducted to the Chart Hall of Fame for the 5th time. That puts them third all-time behind Mumford And Sons with 6 inductions and The Black Keys with 7. Phosphorescent are also inducted—for the very first time—reflecting how well they have done in year-end polls across the globe. They made number #1 in Paste Magazine. The #1 on the NME readers poll in the UK comes in at #14 this week, Foals. They did one of my fave in studio sessions of the year.

This week, vote for your chance to win a pair of tickets to Wits featuring comedian Maria Bamford and Thao Nguyen of Thao and the Get Down Stay Down at the Fitzgerald Theater on Dec. 20!

Seems like acoustic based bands got a bit of help this week, perhaps the Dawes fans trying for tickets to their New Year's Eve show at the Varsity Theater. Dr. Dog, Head and the Heart and Volcano Choir all got big pushes back up after falling last week, but we lost Neko Case after only three weeks.

The other big climber this week are Broken Bells, who have already sold out their First Avenue date next year! Mason Jennings played two well-reviewed shows there last weekend and comes back into the chart this week. We've kept him busy recently, he's our CD of the Week, he did an in-studio, as well as a Theft of the Dial AND a Guitar Collection! Other new entries are Polica and J. Roddy Walston and the Business, both of whom featured on my end of the year lists, check ours and please make your own choices for our Top 89!

AND, if you haven't seen it yet, check out this video of Lorde covering The Cult's "It Just Melts My Heart" at age 12 with her band Extreme! This is HOOJ!

Get your votes in for next weeks Chart, too, which will be the last new one of 2013 as we celebrate the end of year with TWO special Chart Shows filled with Number One hits!


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The Current Chart Show





ArtistSong
11
12
Arcade Fire
Reflektor

24
6
Jeremy Messersmith
Tourniquet

313
2
Broken Bells
Holding On For Life

48
8
The Preatures
Is This How You Feel?

510
12
Phosphorescent
Ride On / Right On

65
10
Janelle Monae
Give Then What They Love

76
4
Lorde
Team

87
6
Jake Bugg
What Doesn't Kill You

912
4
Billie Joe and Norah
Long Time Gone

1017
6
Dr. Dog
Broken Heart

1119
4
Volcano Choir
Acetate

1216
3
The Avett Brothers
Morning Song

1320
11
Head and the Heart
Shake

1415
7
Foals
My Number

1514
7
Phantogram
Black Out Days

1611
8
Caroline Smith
Magazine

1718
2
Best Coast
This Lonely Morning

18X
1
Polica
Spilling Lines

19X
1
Mason Jennings
Wilderness

20X
1
J.Roddy Walston
Heavy Bells


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