Arctic Monkeys stay at the top this week ahead of their sold out show at First Avenue next Friday. They'll do a special in-studio with Mary Lucia earlier that day, Valentine's Day! Don't just call your Valentine when you're high, get me your requests for that evenings broadcast, and I'd love to give you both a special shout out.
Broken Bells go up to #2 as the album After The Disco is released this week, but not given much love from Pitchfork: James Mercer and Danger Mouse got a low 5.4 rating, ouch!
Jeremy Messersmith is the highest new entry with the first official single from Heart Murmurs. His 10th album was also released this week and it's our CD of the Week. The video for "Ghost" video premiered just last week on Rolling Stone.
Jake Bugg is another high entry with his new single, "Slumville Sunrise." He did a solo acoustic version during his recent in-studio in our Forum. And speaking of Valentine's Day, he has a video for another song from the album on his site which is the best straight love song he's done so far, appropriately entitled; "A Song About Love."
Foster The People's first song from the Supermodel album which will be out in March comes in at #20 this week. Lyrically, the album was harder for Mark Foster to write as it honestly deals with the extensive touring and some addiction issues he had to face, according to an interview with the band.
We had to give a shout out to our peeps in Washington state this week. Go Seahawks...WOW! Their big summer festival in Quincy, Sasquatch has just announced its lineup which includes Broken Bells, Foster The People our other new entry Queens of the Stone Age, the reformed Outkast and Soundgarden May 23-25, 2014.
Lorde is inducted to the Chart Show Hall of Fame for the second time, along with Billie Joe and Norah. Though we lost Dan Wilson, St. Vincent, Andrew Bird and Lizzo, who you can see singing with Har Mar in the first of our 9th Birthday Party videos.
|TW||LW||Wks||The Current Chart Show|
|1||1||5||Arctic Monkeys||Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High?|
|2||4||10||Broken Bells||Holding on for Life|
|5||5||5||Arcade Fire||Normal Person|
|6||2||9||J. Roddy Walston and the Business||Heavy Bells|
|7||3||5||Caroline Smith||Half About Being a Woman|
|9||15||5||Cage the Elephant||Spiderhead|
|10||X||1||Jake Bugg||Slumville Sunrise|
|11||9||5||Phantogram||Fall in Love|
|13||13||5||HAIM||Don't Save Me|
|14||7||12||Billie Joe and Norah||Long Time Gone|
|15||11||3||Courtney Barnett||Avant Gardner|
|16||17||11||The Avett Brothers||Morning Song|
|18||12||8||Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings||Stranger to My Happiness|
|19||X||1||Queens of the Stone Age||The Vampyre of Time and Memory|
|20||X||1||Foster the People||Coming of Age|
- The Chart Show Ballot Mark Wheat hosts this weekly countdown of your favorite songs currently in rotation on 89.3 The Current. Vote every week for your top 5 songs (and enter our weekly ticket giveaway while you're at it), and 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.