The Wild 10 Countdown for January 5, 2011

The return of the Wild 10 Countdown to kick off 2011. After a 2 week hiatus from Christmas, the countdown resumes as there were a few new track as bands and musicians gear up for their 2011 releases. That’s right, Young Galaxy, Jenn Grant and The Rural Alberta Advantage are coming out with their albums for 2011. The only surprise for the return of the countdown happens to be a returning #1 song. That’s right, Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) by Arcade Fire rebound back to the #1 spot due to the fact that the song was played on various radio shows as it was considered the best song from the 3rd studio album, The Suburbs. Without further ado, here’s the top 10 list for the first week of 2011.

1. Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) – Arcade Fire (6 weeks at #1)

2. Stamp – The Rural Alberta Advantage (New entry as their upcoming album, Departing comes out on March 1st)

3. Wild Folk – Jim Bryson & The Weakerthans (Fallen down from the #1 spot. The countdown was on a two week break)

4. Little Voice – Rebekah Higgs

5. Peripheral Visionaires – Young Galaxy (New entry as their upcoming album, Shapeshifting comes out in February)

6. Minimum Wage Lovers – The Mountains & The Trees (From the 2010 leftovers. His Ottawa got rescheduled)

7. Not In Love (featuring Robert Smith) – Crystal Castles (From the 2010 leftovers. It’s getting plays from elsewhere.)

8. Something Else – Diamond Rings (From the 2010 leftovers)

9. Hot Mess (featuring Elly Jackson of La Roux) – Chromeo (New entry as this version is coming out as a single. The music video minus Elly Jackson’s vocal is getting some rotation.)

10. How I Met You – Jenn Grant (New entry to start off the countdown for 2011. Honeymoon Punch comes out next week and she’s the X3 Artist of the Month for January)