The Wild 10 Countdown for October 24, 2012


As you know that CKCU-FM is having their Funding Drive and the goal is $120,000. I know the countdown is not associated with the station and it used to be on the air. If you enjoy Canadian indie music or anything different than commercial radio, give CKCU a chance as it’s a community radio station hosted by volunteers who enjoy music. Feel free to make a donation by going to this link. The Funding Drive runs until November 4th.
This week’s top 10 has a few surprises. A new number one song and a couple of new entries. Dan Mangan takes the top spot as he released an EP and is currently touring with The Rural Alberta Advantage. Diamond Rings returns to the countdown as the new album, Free Dimensional officially got released.
Here’s the top 10.
1. We Want To Be Pleasantly Surprised, Not Expectedly Let Down – Dan Mangan
2. I’ve Got Your Fire – Jenn Grant
3. Hold On When You Get Love And Let Go When You Give It – Stars
4. Runaway Love – Diamond Rings
5. Encyclopedia of Classic Takedowns -A.C. Newman
6. The Day You Die – Lindi Ortega
7. Mademoiselle – Inlet Sound
8. Grand (Rhythymnals) – Luke Lalonde
9. Face – The Luyas
10. I’m A Witch – Ladyhawk

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 October 3, 2012


It’s a brand new month and Fall is in the air. This week’s countdown didn’t have major movers but for the second week on the top spot, it’s Jenn Grant. Her new album, The Beautiful Wild is still a terrific album. One song trending is Maestro Fresh Wes as he released a music video to Reach For The Sky. I gave a hint on what song was sampled. It was Try by Blue Rodeo. Due to a delay on the regular blog, this week’s radio show is posted here. Hope you will enjoy the audio.
Here’s the top 10;

1. White Dove – Jenn Grant (2nd week)
2. I’m Just Me – Diamond Rings
3. Devil’s Got a Gun – Whitehorse
4. Backlines – Stars
5. Somebody – Hannah Georgas
6. Little Bug – Gabrielle Papillon
7. Reach For The Sky – Maestro Fresh Wes
8. Caves (Phon.O Remix) – Data Romance
9. When The War Came Home – Jason Collett
10. Morning Sun – The Wilderness of Manitoba

Audio/Radio Show
The October 3rd Radio Show – The playlist is at this link. Press play to listen.
[audio http://archive.org/download/WildworksOnCkcu-fmForOctober32012/WildworksOctober32012.mp3]
Music Video
Reach for the Sky – Maestro Fresh Wes

The Wild 10 Countdown for September 26, 2012

It’s the final week of September and another new number one song to end the month. Jenn Grant takes the top spot as her new album, The Beautiful Wild got released. Other new entries are Data Romance and Maestro Fresh Wes as they released new EPs last week. Staying strong are Masia One, Snowblink, Gabrielle Papillon and Whitehorse.
Here’s the top 10;

1. The Fighter – Jenn Grant
2. I’m Just Me – Diamond Rings
3. Wisconsin – Whitehorse
4. Moonless Night – Gabrielle Papillon
5. Enemies – Hannah Georgas
6. Bounty – Snowblink
7. Progress – Stars
8. Number One (featuring Black Molly) – Masia One
9. Black Tuxedo – Maestro Fresh Wes
10. Caves (Mmoths Remix) – Data Romance

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 September 12, 2012


It’s a brand new season of WildWorks at CKCU-FM and this week’s top 10 has the usual heavy hitters. For the second week on rhe top spot, Hannah Georgas stays at the number one spot. Two new debuts on the countdown were Jason Collett and Jenn Grant as they will be releasing new albums in late September. To keep it short, here’s the top 10.
Lastly, hope you like the new look for the blog on here.

1. Robotic – Hannah Georgas (2nd week).
2. I’m Just Me – Diamond Rings
3. Lights Changing Colour – Stars
4. Spirit In The Sky – Evening Hymns
5. Little Bug – Gabrielle Papillon
6. In The Belly of a Dragon – Jenn Grant (New)
7. Prairie Girl – Rah Rah
8. No Glamour In The Hammer – Whitehorse
9. Buttons – Snowblink
10. Where Things Go Wrong – Jason Collett

The Wild 10 Countdown for March 9, 2011

Photo by Vanessa Heins

For another week, The Rural Alberta Advantage stays on top on the countdown. Not much further to say about them except that Departing is still an excellent album. There were two new debuts on the countdown and they are Snailhouse and Jill Barber. For the time being, I posted the March 9th edition of the radio show on CKCU-FM. Included on the show were the two interviews from We Are City and Aidan Knight. Those two will be posted on a future entry on the regular blog at wildworks. Here’s the top 10.

1. Stamp – Rural Alberta Advantage (2nd week)

2. I Want The Lights On After Dark – Memphis (steady and the album, Here Comes A City is out)

3. Welcome – Hey Rosetta! (steady and still going strong as they are the X3 Artist of the Month for March)

4. Peripheral Visionaries – Young Galaxy (steady and they will be in town on Saturday night. Plus a remix of You Have Everything is out.)

5. Hummingbird – Imaginary Cities (Going up a spot to the big 5)

6. Tell Me – Jill Barber (New entry and it’s the return of Jill Barber as her upcoming album, Mischievous Moon comes out on April 5th)

7. Paper Airplane (featuring Jenn Grant) – Buck 65 (Going down)

8. Plath Heart – Braids (Going down)

9. Sentimental Gentleman – Snailhouse (New entry and the album from the same title comes out on May 24th)

10. How I Met You – Jenn Grant (Going down)

Audio – Radio Show
You can listen to the March 9th edition of WildWorks. The playlist is at this link.
Press play to listen

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 February 16, 2011

It will be a short entry. There’s only one new entry on the countdown and it’s by Buck 65. For the third week on the number one spot, it’s still Young Galaxy.
Here’s the top 10 list;

1. We Have Everything – Young Galaxy (3 weeks at #1)

2. Welcome – Hey Rosetta (Their new album, Seeds, got released on Tuesday. Plus the Ottawa show is sold out.)

3. Stamp – The Rural Alberta Advantage (Steady)

4. Plath Heart – Braids (Steady)

5. I Want The Lights On After Dark – Memphis (Going up one spot)

6. Chinatown – Destroyer (Going up one spot)

7. Getcha Good – Jenn Grant (Going down two spots)

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

9. Final Approach (featuring Marie Pierre Arthur) – Buck 65 (New entry)

10. Little Voice – Rebekah Higgs (Going down)