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

Jeremy Messersmith
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!

TWLWWksThe Current Chart Show

127Jeremy MessersmithTourniquet
233Broken BellsHolding On For Life
349The PreaturesIs This How You Feel?
5611Janelle MonaeGive Them What They Love
6124The Avett BrothersMorning Song
787Jake BuggWhat Doesn't Kill You
895Billie Joe and NorahLong Time Gone
9107Dr. DogBroken Heart
10158PhantogramBlack Out Days
11X1Sharon JonesStranger To My Happiness
12202J.Roddy Walston and the BusinessHeavy Bells
131312Head and the HeartShake
14148FoalsMy Number
15182PolicaSpilling Lines
16169Caroline SmithMagazine
17115Volcano ChoirAcetate
18173Best CoastThis Lonely Morning
19192Mason JenningsWilderness
20X1Valerie JuneWorkin' Woman Blues

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  • 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.