The Wild 10 Countdown for October 10 & 17, 2012


Apologies for the delays. Here’s the double top 10 edition. On October 17th, there’s a new number one song on the Wild 10 and it’s Rah Rah. The previous week was still Jenn Grant.
Here’s the top 10s.
October 17th edition of The Wild 10 Countdown
1. Prairie Girl – Rah Rah
2. I’ve Got Your Fire – Jenn Grant
3. Hold On When You Get Love And Let Go When You Give It – Stars
4. Caves – Data Romance
5. We Want To Be Pleasantly Surprise, Not Expectedly Let Down – Dan Mangan
6. Do Your Own Time – A.C. Newman
7. Grand (Rhythymnals) – Luke Lalonde
8. Canadian National – Inlet Sound
9. Murder of Crows – Lindi Ortega
10. Jiao – Daphni

October 10th edition of The Wild 10 Countdown
1. I Want You Back – Jenn Grant
2. Fantasize – Hannah Georgas
3. Hold On When You Get Love And Let Go When You Give It – Stars
4. Cold July – Whitehorse
5. Caves – Data Romance
6. Little Bug – Gabrielle Papillon
7. Reach For The Sky – Maestro Fresh Wes
8. We Want To Be Pleasantly Surprise, Not Expectedly Let Down – Dan Mangan
9. Wrath of God – Crystal Castles
10. Undone – Luke Lalonde

The Wild 10 Countdown for September 19, 2012

There’s a new number one track on the Wild 10 Countdown and it’s none other than Diamond Rings. What I forgot to mention is that Diamond Ring kicked off the 2012 edition of Pop Montreal. Free Dimensional, his second album will be out on October 22nd. On the live show at CKCU-FM, co-host, Lauren was singing along to the song and getting a tweet from the host of CBC Radio One’s Bandwidth as she also likes the song. Due to an error on the radio, the number 4 and 5 songs were played in reverse.
Here’s the top 10.
1. I’m Just Me – Diamond Rings (1st Week)
2. In The Belly of a Dragon – Jenn Grant
3. Robotic – Hannah Georgas
4. In The Pines – Gabrielle Papillon
5. Prairie Girl – Rah Rah
6. The Loose Ends Will Make Knots – Stars
7. Out Like a Lion – Whitehorse
8. Miss Canada – Jason Collett
9. Goodbye Eyes – Snowblink
10. Make Up (featuring Isis Salam & DJ Dopey) – Masia One

The Wild 10 Countdown for December 7, 2011

It was another live 2 hour edition on CKCU-FM. Except that my show was only broadcast on the Internet. I forgot to mention during the show that this is last regular countdown for 2011. It’s not the end of the countdown, it’s this time of month where Christmas and year-end countdowns happen. The next several weeks, the countdown will be frozen due to holiday programming and the best of 2011 countdown.
For the fourth week at number 1, Coeur de Pirate currently stays on top. She is currently the X3 Artist of the Month for December. Feist rebounds back up because various shows on CKCU and CHUO were playing her songs and she performed at NAC on Monday night. There were no new entries.
Here’s the top 10.

1. Adieu – Coeur de Pirate

2. The Bad In Each Other – Feist

3. Asa – Bry Webb

4. It – Rich Aucoin

5. Lines – Said The Whale

6. Change The Sheets – Kathleen Edwards

7. Don’t Be Afraid of the Spark – The Sunparlour Players

8. Niagara – Ohbijou

9. Post-War Blues – Dan Mangan

10. Fine – Chrissi Cochrane

The Wild 10 Countdown for November 30, 2011

It’s end of the November and apologies for back to back posts as I forgot about entering last week’s top 10 summary. This week was aired live on CKCU-FM. For the third week on top, it’s still Coeur de Pirate with Adieu from her sophomore album, Blonde. The only new entry is Crissi Cochrane.
I don’t know if this edition is the last of 2011 or there could be one more next week as we approach the holidays and a year-end countdown.
Here’s the top 10.

1. Adieu – Coeur de Pirate (3rd week at #1)

2. Wapusk – Kathleen Edwards

3. Undead Pt. 1 – Estrangement – Rich Aucoin

4. Lines – Said The Whale

5. Niagara – Ohbijou

6. Asa – Bry Webb

7. The Bad In Each Other – Feist

8. Don’t Be Afraid of The Spark – The Sunparlour Players

9. About As Helpful As You Can Be Without Being Any Help At All – Dan Mangan

10. I Won’t Try To Break Your Heart – Crissi Cochrane

The Wild 10 Countdown for November 23, 2011

Sorry for the late delay. I got behind with other things happening. Coeur de Pirate stays on top for the 2nd week.
Here’s the top 10.

1. Adieu – Coeur de Pirate (2nd week at #1)

2. Change The Sheets – Kathleen Edwards

3. Niagara – Ohbijou

4. It – Rich Aucoin

5. How Come You Never Go There – Feist

6. Lines – Said The Whale

7. Rows of Houses – Dan Mangan

8. Fire – Yukon Blonde

9. Rivers of Gold – Bry Webb

10. Don’t Be Afraid of The Spark – The Sunparlour Players

The Wild 10 Countdown for September 28, 2011

It’s the final week of September and there were a lot of music releases as several were on the top 10. There were two new debuts from The Darcys and Coeur De Pirate. Fall is getting exciting as a vast of new music releases will be out. Dan Mangan still stays on the top spot as Oh Fortune finally dropped to music stores and digital download. Feist is still stuck at number two but will probably take the top spot as Metals will be released next week.
Here’s the top 10;

1. Rows of HousesDan Mangan (2nd week)

2. How Come You Never Go ThereFeist

3. NiagaraOhbijou

4. Gosh, Darn, Damn – Rebekah Higgs

5. Change The Sheets – Kathleen Edwards

6. If I Get Old – Elliott Brood

7. Count On Me – Cuff The Duke

8. Broken – Whitehorse

9. Aideu – Coeur De Pirate (New entry)

10. Shaking Down The Old Bones – The Darcys (New entry)

The Wild 10 Countdown for September 21, 2011

Due to being live for the Wild 10 Countdown on Wednesday morning, it was nice to play some of the jingles and mention one of the favorites. As September is going by quickly, there’s a new number one song as we’re getting near to a lot of excellent album releases. Dan Mangan takes the top spot since his album, Oh Fortune is getting a lot of press and the entire album can be stream before the September 27th release. The only new debut happens to be Kathleen Edwards with Change The Sheets from the upcoming album, Voyageur.
Here’s the top 10 list.

1. Oh FortuneDan Mangan (1st week at #1)

2. How Come You Never Go ThereFeist

3. NiagaraOhbijou

4. Gosh, Darn, DamnRebekah Higgs

5. Count On MeCuff The Duke

6. If I Get OldElliott Brood

7. Emerald IsleWhitehorse

8. Change The SheetsKathleen Edwards (New entry)

9. Generation HandclapLibrary Voices

10. ProphecyAdam & The Amethysts (Re-entry)

The Wild 10 Countdown and Radio Show for August 17, 2011

This week’s countdown was another rarity as it was aired live at CKCU-FM. Due to the unpredictability of going to air live and not pre-record had the new song by Feist being automatically entered to the countdown. It’s been getting a lot of plays since it was released on Friday. Her upcoming album, Metals is being anticipated.
Another new entry to countdown is Cuff The Duke. The top 4 songs are still at the same position for another week.
Culture War by Arcade Fire is on the top spot for the 4th week. Taking a page from TRL, Culture War is being retired on the top spot. Expect a new number one song for next week.

On the radio show, there’s going to be a countdown to Pop Montreal as my show will be promoting the excellent festival in Montreal. It runs from September 21st to 25th. Also on the show was another Summer shoutout on picking out U2 songs.
For the Chinese music, I played another Cantonese version of Careless Whisper. This time, it’s by the late Anita Mui.
The playlist for the radio show is at this link. Don’t forget to listen to the radio show on the bottom of the entry.

Here’s the top 10;

1. Culture War – Arcade Fire. (4th week)

2. Oh Fortune – Dan Mangan

3. Niagara – Ohbijou

4. Northern Air – Elliott Brood

5. Gosh, Darn, Damn – Rebekah Higgs

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

7. Flawless – Shad

8. How Come You Never Go There – Feist

9. Count On Me – Cuff The Duke

10. Den of Love – Hooded Fang

Audio/Podcast
The August 17, 2011 Radio Show – Press play to listen.
[audio http://www.archive.org/download/WildworksOnCkcu-fmForAugust172011/WildworksAugust17.mp3]

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 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