The Chart Show: Arctic Monkeys fly high ahead of sold out First Ave. gig

by Mark Wheat

Arctic Monkeys
Arctic Monkeys (Courtesy of the band)
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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!

Submit your ballot this week for a chance to win tickets to Jeremy Messersmith's sold out Heart Murmurs release show at First Avenue on Saturday, Feb. 22!

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
Artist Song
1 1 5 Arctic Monkeys Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High?
2 4 10 Broken Bells Holding on for Life
3 8 2 Vampire Weekend Step
4 X 1 Jeremy Messersmith Ghost
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
8 10 2 Pharrell Happy
9 15 5 Cage the Elephant Spiderhead
10 X 1 Jake Bugg Slumville Sunrise
11 9 5 Phantogram Fall in Love
12 6 12 Lorde Team
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
17 16 3 Franz Ferdinand Bullet
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

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