The Chart Show: Ending the year with local love and holiday cheer

Local singer-songwriter Jeremy Messersmith finds himself at #1 on the last Chart Show of 2013.
Local singer-songwriter Jeremy Messersmith finds himself at #1 on the last Chart Show of 2013. (Cameron Wittig)

The final new chart of the year sees our second local #1.
Cloud Cult managed that feat back in April. The Head and the Heart are inducted into our Hall of Fame as is Janelle Monae, who would've been IF we had a chart next week, so it only seems fair.

That makes 52 inductees this year, six less than the record of last year, but more than the first two years of the Chart Show. Out of those, 43 spent all of their 12 weeks on the chart in this calendar year and 20 of them went to #1.

Next week we'll run down a chart of those that didn't reach the top and on Jan. 2 the Top 20 #1 hits will be played ranked by how many weeks they stayed there and their other chart positions. So, no need to vote this week, sit back and enjoy all the voting work that you've done in 2013 with a two week Best of the Chart Show presentation!

Congrats to J. Roddy and the Business, our biggest upward mover this week. They experiment with the power of electricity in the video for "Heavy Bells". Their rendition of "Marigold" in The Current studios was quite the performance, too!

Two new entries from women who delve into musical history for their inspiration in different ways; great to see Sharon Jones back after her summer battle with cancer, she'll be touring extensively next year including a April 9 date at the State Theatre and ended this one by being part of the Macy's Parade in NYC for Thanksgiving!

And Valerie June is showing up in a lot of the year end polls and showed up in our studios with Mac Wilson back in Nov.

Nice move up the chart too for Phantogram whose album Voices will be out early next year. They just released a video for "Black Out Days" on Filter and performed a full-band version live in our studios in Oct.

And the Chart Show Hall of Fame inductees last week Arcade Fire are now inducted into the very small and select group of Glastonbury headliners!

Finally Janelle Monae was included in Andrea's Musical highlights of the year on our site
and in City Pages' Best Concerts list.

Get your votes in for our Top 89 count down! The ballot closes on Christmas Day but you'll want to get it done now and sit back to enjoy the holidays! Have a Merry Xmas and a fantastic Solstice!

TW LW Wks The Current Chart Show
Artist Song
1 2 7 Jeremy Messersmith Tourniquet
2 3 3 Broken Bells Holding On For Life
3 4 9 The Preatures Is This How You Feel?
4 7 5 Lorde Team
5 6 11 Janelle Monae Give Them What They Love
6 12 4 The Avett Brothers Morning Song
7 8 7 Jake Bugg What Doesn't Kill You
8 9 5 Billie Joe and Norah Long Time Gone
9 10 7 Dr. Dog Broken Heart
10 15 8 Phantogram Black Out Days
11 X 1 Sharon Jones Stranger To My Happiness
12 20 2 J.Roddy Walston and the Business Heavy Bells
13 13 12 Head and the Heart Shake
14 14 8 Foals My Number
15 18 2 Polica Spilling Lines
16 16 9 Caroline Smith Magazine
17 11 5 Volcano Choir Acetate
18 17 3 Best Coast This Lonely Morning
19 19 2 Mason Jennings Wilderness
20 X 1 Valerie June Workin' Woman Blues

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  • The Chart Show Ballot 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. CT to see if your favorites make the Chart Show, hosted by Mark Wheat!
  • The Chart Show Hall of Fame When a song stays on The Chart Show's chart for more than 10 weeks, we retire it from the poll and it enters the very prestigious Chart Show Hall of Fame.