The Chart Show: Bowie holds on to No.1 for two consecutive weeks

by Mark Wheat

David Bowie remains at No.1 for the second week in a row
David Bowie remains at No.1 for the second week in a row (Courtesy of the artist)
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Bowie remains No.1 this week ahead of a strong local contingent. It's been reported that Blackstar wasn't meant as a final album; there was at least one other project planned. A cast recording of Lazarus, the off-Broadway play Bowie co-wrote is still in the works, but the rumored memoir seems nonexistent.

Submit your Chart Show ballot for a chance to win tickets to the Beer Dabbler Winter Dabbler at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds on Saturday, Feb. 6!

As reported in the review of The Current's 11th birthday parties, Kerry Alexander of Bad Bad Hats is gaining a Bad Bad reputation as a funny frontwoman. She has also developed a special feature for her DJ presentation which will be on show for the final time this Friday at 12-6 p.m. CT on Local Current.

Lizzo holds tight to the No.3 spot for the third week in a row. Speaking of hats, Bruise Violet's drummer was wearing a GRRRL PRTY beanie last weekend at First Avenue, and I'm sure there will be more of them there on Feb. 6 when Lizzo headlines the mainroom.

Wolf Alice slip two places this week. Can they hold on for another two weeks to be inducted to the Hall of Fame? Ellie Roswell and the gang performed behind NPR's Tiny Desk recently.

Polica stopped by The Current to record session for us and one for our friends at World Cafe this week. We'll air that on The Local Show hosted by Andrea Swensson this Sunday, Jan. 31 at 6 p.m. CT.

Low are back on the chart with "Lies" at No.13. Mimi brought us all to the verge of tears at our birthday last Friday when she sang Al Green's "Let's Stay Together" acapella, no lie!

Nathaniel and his Sweats are back on our chart, too. After a few more shows here in the U.S. they go back to England in February where they have already made their mark, as you can see in the video for "Look It Here."

Not surprisingly, Erykah Badu makes her debut. Her recent "mixtape" has garnered over two million streams. It's in the Top 20 on Billboard, too, which has her back in the mainstream limelight after a long hiatus.

The Cactus Blossoms — another act at last weekend's birthday party and favorites of our old boss Bill Kling, who came especially to see them — are new at No.20. You can read more about the brother duo and stream the new album, You're Dreaming, over here.

TW LW Wks The Current Chart Show
Artist Song
1 1 2 David Bowie Lazarus
2 4 3 Bad Bad Hats Shame
3 3 4 Lizzo Ain't I
4 7 4 John Mark Nelson Control
5 8 4 Sufjan Stevens Blue Bucket of Gold
6 11 8 Cloud Cult No Hell
7 5 8 Wolf Alice Bros
8 9 4 Polica Lime Habit
9 14 4 Kurt Vile I'm an Outlaw
10 6 3 Alabama Shakes Sound and Color
11 10 7 Cage the Elephant Mess Around
12 15 4 Gramma's Boyfriend Down in a Bucket
13 X 1 Low Lies
14 X 1 Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats Look It Here
15 X 1 Erykah Badu Hello feat. Andre 3000
16 X 1 Florence and the Machine Delilah
17 13 4 Adele River Lea
18 17 4 Beach House Space Song
19 12 3 Kendrick Lamar These Walls
20 X 1 The Cactus Blossoms Stoplight Kisses

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