The Wild 10 Countdown for March 27, 2013


(Credit: Michelle Ford)

The end of March edition of the Wild 10 Countdown has Gold & Youth on the top spot. As mentioned on the audio that it’s been on the current listening rotation. It’s still an addicting track full of 80s new wave and electronica being blended.
The new entries for this week are Gianna Lauren and Maestro Fresh Wes. Lauren is releasing her new EP, On Personhood on April 2nd and the new track by Maestro Fresh Wes was released several weeks ago and will be on his upcoming album, Orchestrated Noise. Plus, there hasn’t been any new Hip-Hop tracks on the countdown recently.
Suuns returns to the Wild 10 as they created some buzz from Canadian Music Week.
Here’s the top 10 list;

1. Jewel – Gold & Youth
2. Headphones – Mounties
3. Home – Austra
4. The Sinking of the Greenhill Park – The Matinee
5. Chasing The Sunlight – Imaginary Cities
6. Wonderkind – Language Arts
7. In Two/In Two II – Blue Hawaii
8. 2020 – Suuns
9. Stranger – Maestro Fresh Wes featuring Saukrates
10. Anchor Down – Gianna Lauren
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The Wild 10 Countdown for March 20, 2013

The Matinee

It’s the first day of Spring and this week’s Wild 10 Countdown has The Matinée on the top spot. This week is considered unique as there are new entries from likes of Language Arts, The Crackling and Ghostkeeper. Aside from that, it’s mentioned on the podcast that Jewel by Gold & Youth has become a favourite track as it’s become very catchy and hypnotic. It’s definitely a big time sure shot on the countdown this week.
Enjoy the first day of Spring edition of the countdown. Here’s the top 10;

1. Let Her Go – The Matinée
2. Headphones – Mounties
3. Jewel – Gold & Youth
4. Home – Austra
5. Sweet Tooth – Blue Hawaii
6. Chasing The Sunset – Imaginary Cities
7. Something To Me – Data Romance
8. Wonderkind – Language Arts
9. Luella – Ghostkeeper
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The Wild 10 Countdown for March 13, 2013

Blue-Hawaii-Untogether

This week’s edition of the countdown has bands down in Austin, Texas for SXSW. Aside from that, the new entries for this week’s countdown has Gold & Youth, Austra, and Imaginary Cities as those bands will be releasing new albums in the next few months. This week’s number one entry is Montreal’s Blue Hawaii. Blue Hawaii has been getting good reviews and their music is similar to the style of Grimes and Purity Ring.
Here’s the top 10 for this week.

1. Sierra Lift – Blue Hawaii
2. Something To Me – Data Romance
3. This Town – The Matinee
4.Minor Work – Sunns
5. Headphones – Mounties
6. Home – Austra [New]
7. Chasing The Sunset – Imaginary Cities [New]
8. Desire 126 – Hollerado
9. O My Love – Two Hours Traffic
10. Jewel – Gold & Youth [New]
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The Wild 10 Countdown for August 3, 2011 and Radio Show

It couldn’t be a good week for Arcade Fire as The Deluxe Edition of The Suburbs came out and the announcement that they will be performing a free show at Pop Montreal for September 22. Culture War is number one for the 2nd week on The Wild 10 Countdown. Still strong contenders are Dan Mangan’s Oh Fortune, Ohbijou’s Niagara and Elliott Brood’s Northern Air. The only new entry on the countdown is Toronto’s Hooded Fang as they released their 2nd album last week. It was also a privilege to see them last week at Now Playing CHUO.

On the radio show, a big congratulation goes to the Saskatoon, SK rock band, The Sheepdogs as they won a cover contest for Rolling Stones.
The playlist for the August 3rd show is at this link.

Here’s the top 10 list.

1. Culture War – Arcade Fire (2nd week)

2. Oh Fortune – Dan Mangan

3. Niagara – Ohbijou

4. Northern Air – Elliott Brood

5. What About Us – Handsome Furs

6. Generation Handclap (Kitchen Party Remix) – Library Voices

7. Gosh, Darn, Damn – Rebekah Higgs

8. Soviet Race – Graham Wright

9. Lose It – Austra

10. ESP – Hooded Fang

Audio/Podcast
It’s in 3 choices, the full show, first hour and/or second hour.
The August 3rd Radio Show – press play to listen.

The first hour – press play to listen

The second hour/live show at CKCU-FM – press play to listen.

The Wild 10 Countdown for July 27, 2011 and Amy Winehouse

July is wrapping up and this week’s top 10 has a new number. Bumping off Handsome Furs is none other than Arcade Fire. They take the top spot as the special edition of The Suburbs will be releasing soon. The only debut on the countdown is The Midway State. Ohbijou and Dan Mangan are considered the greatest gainers as they’re getting a lot of play on various radio shows on CKCU-FM and CHUO-FM.

Aside from that, there was a tribute to Amy Winehouse for the first and second hour of the radio show and podcast. It’s not hard to avoid her death as she was a prominent figure in the music industry in the 2000’s. She had an incredible voice but a tortured soul due to alcohol and drug abuse. She will be greatly missed in the music industry. As mentioned on the show, if she never existed, there wouldn’t be a Lady GaGa or Adele.

Without further ado, here’s the top 10 list.

1. Culture WarArcade Fire (new at #1)

2. Oh FortuneDan Mangan

3. NiagaraOhbijou

4. Northern AirElliott Brood

5. What About UsHandsome Furs (former #1)

6. Soviet Race – Graham Wright

7. Generation Handclap – Library Voices

8. Lose It – Austra

9. Gosh, Darn, DamnRebekah Higgs

10. Fire! – The Midway State.

The radio show playlist for July 27th is at this link.

Audio/Podcast – You can choose 3 settings. The full show, hour 1 and/or hour 2.
The full radio show – press play to listen.

The first hour  – press play to listen.

The second hour – press play to listen.

The Wild 10 Countdown for July 20, 2011 & Radio Show

Apologies for the slight delay as Apple’s Mac OS X Lion came out and my MacBook Pro was being upgraded.
For the third week on the top spot, it’s still Handsome Furs. There were two new entries in the form of Rebekah Higgs and Ohbijou. There’s a heatwave throughout Ontario and luckily, Ottawa Bluesfest has ended. The radio show is included in this entry.
The July 20th, 2011 playlist is at this link.
Here’s the top 10 list.

1. What About Us – Handsome Furs (3rd week)

2. Culture War – Arcade Fire

3. Oh Fortune – Dan Mangan (greatest gainer)

4. Northern Air – Elliott Brood

5. Niagara – Ohbijou (new entry)

6. Lose It – Austra

7. Soviet Race – Graham Wright

8. Generation Handclap – Library Voices

9. The Other Shoe – Fucked Up

10. Gosh, Darn, Damn – Rebekah Higgs (new entry)

Audio/Podcast
The July 20th radio show – press play to listen

The Wild 10 Countdown for July 13, 2011

The Summer continues on and Handsome Furs is still number one for the 2nd week. The only new entry being Dan Mangan’s Oh Fortune as the same title of the forthcoming album will be out on September 27th.
Here’s the top 10.

1. What About Us – Handsome Furs (2nd week)

2. Lose It – Austra

3. Culture War – Arcade Fire

4. Northern Air – Elliott Brood

5. Oh Fortune – Dan Mangan (New)

6. Generation Handclap – Library Voices

7. Soviet Race – Graham Wright

8. The Other Shoe – Fucked Up

9. Peace on the Rise – Chad VanGaalen

10. I Miss You When You’re Gone – Matthew Barber

The Wild 10 Countdown for July 6, 2011 & Radio Show (Summer Season)

For the Summer months, this blog will be updated than the main blog. Finally, it’s back to full form.
This week’s countdown was slightly off due the Canada Day festivities. No new entries, just the same songs but mixed around in the positions. New number one song to kick off July is Handsome Furs as their album dropped last week and they are also The X3 Artist of the Month.  In this entry, the radio show is included. Without further ado, here’s the top 10;

1. What About Us – Handsome Furs (1st week)

2. Culture War – Arcade Fire

3. Generation Handclap – Library Voices

4. Lose It – Austra

5. Northern Air – Elliott Brood

6. Soviet Race – Graham Wright

7. Queen of Hearts – Fucked Up

8. Sara – Chad VanGaalen

9. I Miss You When You’re Gone – Matthew Barber

10. Kill Count – The Balconies

The playlist from the radio show at CKCU-FM is at this link.

Audio/Podcast
The July 6, 2011 Summer radio show – press play to listen.

The Return of The Wild 10 Countdown. Entry for June 1, 2011

Apologies for not keeping up to date on the top 10 countdown. I got bogged down with other things happening. OK, I decided to post it up because there’s a new number one song to kick off June’s countdown.

That’s right! The Balconies is number one for Kill Count as it bumped off Chad VanGaalen. The reason to have it at number one is to make the top 10 interesting. The only debut is Arcade Fire with Culture War and the greatest gainer being Lose It by Austra. Without further ado, here’s the top 10 for June 1st, 2011.

1. Kill Count –  The Balconies (New at #1)

2. Lose It – Austra (Greatest gainer)

3. Repatriated – Handsome Furs

4. Sara – Chad VanGaalen

5. Culture War – Arcade Fire (New entry)

6. Northern Air – Elliott Brood

7. I Never Woke Up – Snailhouse

8. Longitude – Sam Roberts Band

9. Tell Me – Jill Barber

10. Alright OK! – Masia One

The Wild 10 Countdown for April 6, 2011

Since February’s demise, the countdown returned to the airwaves for the one time only due to filling in. It’s awhile I have done the countdown live on the radio. I’ve been getting used to putting as a podcast. For the summary, there was one new debut, a couple of droppers and a couple of songs going up. Memphis stays on top for a fourth week. Here’s the top 10.

1. I Want The Lights On After Dark – Memphis (4th week at #1)

2. Tell Me – Jill Barber (Going up. Mischievous Moon got released this week)

3. Sentimental Gentleman – Snailhouse (Going up)

4. Stamp – The Rural Alberta Advantage (Going down)

5. I Feel You – Sam Roberts Band (Going up)

6. Bad Ritual – Timber Timbre (Going up. Their new album, Creep On Creepin’ On got released and they are April’s X3 Artist of the Month)

7. Welcome – Hey Rosetta! (Going down)

8. Lose It – Austra (Going up)

9. Peripheral Visionaries – Young Galaxy (Going down)

10. The Prime Minister’s Daughter – Library Voices (New entry)