The Wild 10 Countdown for March 2, 2011

Photo by Vanessa Heins

New month and no new entries on The Wild 10 Countdown but there’s a new number one song to kick off March as you see from the photo on top. That’s right! It’s The Rural Alberta Advantage as their second studio album is officially released. Also happening in March is the X3 Artist of the Month and it’s Newfoundland & Labrador’s Hey Rosetta! Welcome drops down to #2 and could stay strong within the top 5 as it gets a good boost for March. Also trailing to the top spot is Memphis as their album, Here Comes A City arrives next week.
Without further ado, here’s the top 10.

1. Stamp – The Rural Alberta Advantage (Taking the top spot)

2. Welcome – Hey Rosetta! (Last week at #1)

3. I Am The Photographer – Memphis (Temporarily replacing I Want The Lights On After Dark)

4. Peripheral Visionaries – Young Galaxy (Last week at #2)

5. Paper Airplane (featuring Jenn Grant) – Buck 65 (Going up)

6. Hummingbird – Imaginary Cities (Going up)

7. Plath Heart – Braids (Going down)

8. How I Met You – Jenn Grant (Steady)

9. Leftovers – PS I Love You & Diamond Rings (Going up)

10. Hot Mess (featuring Elly Jackson) – Chromeo (Going down. Song finally out on iTunes Canada)

The Wild 10 Countdown for February 23, 2011

Sorry for the delay as I have been under the weather. To keep it short and simple, a new number one song, a few new entries and due to reading week, the top 10 was aired on the radio. Here’s the top 10 list;

1. Welcome – Hey Rosetta! (1st week at Number one)

2. North Star – The Rural Alberta Advantage (Inching closer to #1)

3. Peripheral Visionaries – Young Galaxy (Falling down from the top spot.

4. I Want The Lights On After Dark – Memphis (Jumping a spot)

5. Plath Heart – Braids (Going down a spot)

6. Who By Fire (featuring Jenn Grant) – Buck 65 (Going up)

7. Hummingbird – Imaginary Cities (New entry)

8. Hot Mess (featuring Elly Jackson) – Chromeo (steady)

9. Getcha Good – Jenn Grant (Going down)

10.Leftovers – PS I Love You & Diamond Rings (New entry)

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)

The Wild 10 Countdown for December 15, 2010 – Final Edition for 2010

Let me clarify, it is not the end of the countdown. It’s just the last for 2010 and it will be on a two week break. The final edition was just the same 10 songs for the past few weeks. Except for the #1 song, the 9 songs were randomly mixed around in different charting position.

Here’s the final top 10 for twenty-ten.

1. Wild Folk – Jim Bryson & The Weakerthans (Number one for the third week as it’s the final #1 for 2010)

2. Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) – Arcade Fire (I had a guest host on and she really likes the song)

3. Minimum Wage Lovers – The Mountains & The Trees

4. Not The Stars – Allie Hughes

5. Something Else – Diamond Rings

6. Not In Love (featuring Robert Smith) – Crystal Castles

7. PUSH – Rich Aucoin

8. Little Voice – Rebekah Higgs

9. Stumble – Bonjay

10. Please Bless – Tanya Davis

Happy holidays and see you back in 2011.

The Wild 10 Countdown for December 8, 2010

Supposedly, the December 8th edition of the Wild 10 Countdown was the final countdown of 2010, but I found out I got lots of time for the extended for the couple of Wednesdays. It means that next Wednesday will be the final countdown of 2010 and it will be a random kind as the current 10 songs will be mixed around in the positions.
This week’s countdown had no new entries as the Christmas holiday nears. There were a few gainers, a few non-movers and a few droppers. As mentioned from my blog, I had The Mountains & The Trees as a surprise guest during the countdown. Here’s the list.

1. Wild Folk – Jim Bryson & The Weakerthans (2nd week at the number one spot)

2. Not In Love (featuring Robert Smith) – Crystal Castles (Steady at #2)

3. Something Else – Diamond Rings (Also steady at #3 since last week)

4. PUSH – Rich Aucoin (Going up from #5 last week)

5.  Minimum Wage Lovers – The Mountains & The Trees (Going up to #5. He was in Ottawa recently and had a sold out show at The Black Sheep Inn)

6. Not The Stars – Allie Hughes (Down from #4 last week. She’s doing a Christmas show)

7. Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) – Arcade Fire (Even though they earned a Grammy Award nomination, the song is dropping)

8. Little Voice – Rebekah Higgs (Going up a spot. She will be in Ottawa next weekend)

9. Please Bless – Tanya Davis (Going up a spot. She had a good show and turnout at The Black Sheep Inn last Friday)

10. Stumble – Bonjay (Slightly going down)

The Wild 10 Countdown for December 1, 2010

We’re almost to the end of 2010 and this may be the second last countdown for 2010 as the radio show will be going for the Christmas fare in the music category. Finally, Jim Bryson makes to the number one spot as he’s been in total rotation on various CKCU shows and even on CBC Radio 3. He bumps off Diamond Rings as he conclude his run as November’s X3 Artist of the Month. There are two new entries on the countdown and they are Halifax’s Rebekah Higgs and Tanya Davis. Here’s the top 10;

1. Wild Folk – Jim Bryson & The Weakerthans (On top spot at #1. Last week was at #5.)

2. Not In Love (featuring Robert Smith) – Crystal Castles (Steady at #2. The single comes out soon.)

3. Something Else – Diamond Rings (Fallen off the number one spot)

4. Not The Stars – Allie Hughes (Fallen from #3)

5. PUSH – Rich Aucoin (Now in the top 5. Getting some plays on CBC Radio 3.)

6. Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) – Arcade Fire (Fallen off the top 5)

7. Minimum Wage Lovers – The Mountain & The Trees (Going up a few spots. He’s getting plays on various shows plus he will be in Ottawa, well in Chelsea, QC this weekend)

8. Stumble – Bonjay (Going up a spot. Still getting plays on various CKCU shows)

9. Little Voices – Rebekah Higgs (New entry. Little Voices EP came out last week)

10. Please Bless – Tanya Davis (New entry. She will be at Raw Sugar Cafe as she’s currently on tour to promote her new album)

The Wild 10 Countdown for November 24, 2010

Ending off the week of November with glitches and a brand new number one. That’s right, Something Else by Diamond Rings bumped off Arcade Fire, who’s been on top for 5 weeks with Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains). It’s fitting that John O of Diamond Rings ends with a November as he’s the X3 Artist of the Month. The countdown itself is still filled some tunes from Electronica musicians. Only one new entry enters the countdown, that’s The Mountains & The Trees as he’s getting plays on various shows on CKCU and CHUO. As December arrives, there’s a chance that next week’s Wild 10 Countdown will be the last of 2010 as I will be playing Christmas tunes and a year end countdown.
Here’s the top 10 for the final week of November.

1. Something Else – Diamond Rings (Bumping off Arcade Fire for the top spot)

2. Not In Love (featuring Robert Smith) – Crystal Castles (Jumping up a couple of spots as the single nears in a few weeks)

3. Not The Stars – Allie Hughes

4. Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) – Arcade Fire (Going down from #1 to #4. It’s still a great track from The Suburbs)

5. Wild Folk – Jim Bryson & The Weakerthans (It’s a replacement to Constellation)

6. Lonely’s Lunch – You Say Party

7. PUSH – Rich Aucoin

8. Minimum Wage Lovers – The Mountains & The Trees (New entry as mentioned above. He will having a concert in the new year)

9. Stumble – Bonjay

10. We, Myself, And I – Shad (Falling four spots)

The Wild 10 Countdown for November 17, 2010

It was the CKCU 35th Anniversary Party withdrawal and I was supposed to bump Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) off the #1 spot but due to the fact that the song was performed on Saturday Night Live, it gave me a total surprise as I wasn’t expecting the song to be performed. It stays on for a 5th week because of the musical performance. There was only new debut and it’s from Toronto’s Bonjay. The gainers on the countdown were Rich Aucoin, You Say Party & Crystal Castles. Here’s the top 10.

1. Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) – Arcade Fire (5th week)

2. Something Else by Diamond Rings (Going up a spot and he’s currently the November X3 Artist of the Month)

3. Constellation by Jim Bryson & The Weakerthans (Down a spot but still getting plays on various radio shows)

4. Not The Stars by Allie Hughes (Steady)

5. Not In Love (featuring Robert Smith) by Crystal Castles (Going up. Getting plays on various radio shows.)

6. We, Myself, And I by Shad (Down a spot and off the big 5)

7. Lonely’s Lunch by You Say Party (Up 2 spots. The music video is still getting some talk over on social media sites)

8. PUSH by Rich Aucoin (Up 2 spots from last week.)

9. Red Lights by Holy Fuck (Down a few spots.)

10. Stumble by Bonjay (New entry. They were in Ottawa last Friday)

The Wild 10 Countdown for November 10, 2010

Since the 2010 CKCU-FM Funding Drive is done and over for another year, the countdown still continues on. This week had some new entries and the reason as a few of the songs released their music videos on the Internet. As usual, Arcade Fire is still on top for the Wild 10 Countdown. Here’s the list.

1. Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) – Arcade Fire (4th at #1. They will be on SNL for their second appearance. I can’t wait but won’t be able to watch it live as I will be attending CKCU’s 35 Anniversary Party)

2. Constellation – Jim Bryson & The Weakerthans (Song is steady again. Aside from Mr. Bryson sporting a ‘tasche, he’s still getting airplays on various CKCU shows)

3. Something Else – Diamond Rings (Steady. I aired the audio interview for the show and he’s still getting plays as he’s November’s X3 Artist of the Month)

4. Not The Stars – Allie Hughes (Up a spot. She’s still hovering on the countdown and she’s still doing a couple of concerts in the Greater Toronto area)

5. We, Myself, And I – Shad (Going back to the Big 5. He’s got his own coffee but only in the Vancouver area)

6. Red Lights – Holy Fuck (Song is going up. I am still loving the music video)

7. Not In Love (featuring Robert Smith) – Crystal Castles (New entry. A new version of Not In Love with The Cure’s Robert Smith. Coming in December)

8. Lonely’s Lunch – You Say Party (New entry. Not a brand new song but it’s the music video that’s been released on the Internet)

9. Surf’s Up – Winchester Warm (Up a spot. I gotta thank Mr. Pearce for donating to my show and another show for the Funding Drive)

10. Push – Rich Aucoin (New entry. The music video was released recently and it’s unique video because it’s on traditional 3-D. A great way to dance to the song.)

The Wild 10 Countdown for November 3, 2010 – Funding Drive Show #2

This week’s countdown had no new debuts, there were a few movers and shakers for the Wild 10. This was the second and final Funding Drive Show edition and I had no assistance because of other factors happening. I’m pleased with the donations during the countdown and around the second hour of the show. Without further ado, here’s the top 10.

1. Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)Arcade Fire (3rd week at #1. They will be the musical guest on SNL for November 13th).

2. ConstellationJim Bryson & The Weakerthans (Steady at #2. He’s still getting airplay on various CKCU shows)

3. Something ElseDiamond Rings (Going up. He’s getting so much buzz because of the release of Special Affections. Expect the interview to be airing next week.)

4. The Hair SongBlack Mountain (Going down.)

5. Not The StarsAllie Hughes (Going up. She’s playing a couple of shows. Still one of my picks as she’s not getting airplay elsewhere)

6. We, Myself, And IShad (Going down. It’s off the big 5 as I am now calling it)

7. Serious BedtimeThe Balconies (Going up. They will be in town for a show on Friday night)

8. Red LightsHoly Fuck (Going up. Still digging the music video with the cats)

9. Quarry HymnsLand of Talk (Going down. Forgot to mention that their tour is resuming)

10. Surf’s UpWinchester Warm (Steady. They are opening up for Jim Bryson for his Christmas show at The Black Sheep Inn in December)

You can listen to the countdown from the first hour and the second hour of the radio show by pressing play.
Hour 1 – The countdown

Hour 2 – Make sure you listen to it right away as it won’t be on for long.