The Wild 10 Countdown and Radio Shows from August 24th and 25th

Due to a delay in posting up this entry and the podcast, I got bogged down this week. To keep a bit short. A new number one on the countdown is Saskatchewan’s Library Voices with Generation Handclap. Making it to the top 5 is Feist’s How Come You Never Go There.
For the radio show, I continued with the Pop Montreal countdown, played my picks for Ottawa Folk Festival (they were Basia Bulat, Rural Alberta Advantage & The Wooden Sky) and the U2 Summer shoutout challenger. There’s another radio show I filled in was on Thursday afternoon. It was for Fundamentally Sound and with guest co-host, Kapri.

Here’s the top 10 for the week of August 24, 2011

1. Generation Handclap – Library Voices (1st week)

2. Niagara – Ohbijou

3. Oh Fortune – Dan Mangan

4. Gosh, Darn, Damn – Rebekah Higgs

5. How Come You Never Go There – Feist

6. Flawless – Shad

7. Northern Air – Elliott Brood

8. Count On Me – Cuff The Duke

9. Den of Love – Hooded Fang

10. Prophecy – Adam & The Amethyst

Audio/Podcast
The August 24th radio show – Playlist is at this link. Press play to listen.

Guest co-host on Fundamentally Sound – Playlist is at this link. Press play to listen.

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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 April 20, 2011

This week’s countdown has a new number one. Only two new entries as the Spring releases are getting interesting and the announcement of various music festival are generating a frenzy of excitement for Canadian music fans. Here’s the top 10.

1. Bad Ritual – Timber Timbre (1st Week at #1)

2. Sentimental Gentleman – Snailhouse (Going up)

3. Tell Me – Jill Barber (Falling down from the top spot)

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

5. Stamp – The Rural Alberta Advantage (Going back up)

6. I Want The Lights On After Dark – Memphis (Going down)

7. Give You All I Can – Shad & Skratch Bastid

8. The Prime Minister’s Daughter – Library Voices

9. What About Us – Handsome Furs (New entry)

10. Alright OK! – Masia One (New entry)

The Wild 10 Countdown for April 12, 2011

Sorry for the delay as I totally forgot about writing the summary. Only one debut which was Shad & Skratch Bastid. A new number one song for this week. Here’s the top 10.

1. Tell Me – Jill Barber (1st week)

2. Bad Ritual – Timber Timbre (Going up)

3. Sentimental Gentleman – Snailhouse

4. I Want The Lights On After Dark – Memphis (Going down from the top spot)

5. I Feel You – Sam Roberts Band

6. Stamp – The Rural Alberta Advantage

7. Give You All I Can – Shad & Skratch Bastid

8. The Prime Minister’s Daughter – Library Voices

9. Welcome – Hey Rosetta!

10. Peripheral Visionaries – Young Galaxy

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)

The Wild 10 Countdown for March 30, 2011

For the third week, Memphis stays on the number one spot. The Rural Alberta Advantage is still stuck at number two. There were two new entries on the Wild 10 and they were Austra and Timber Timbre.
Here’s the top 10.

1. I Want The Lights On After Dark – Memphis (3rd week at #1)

2. Stamp – The Rural Alberta Advantage (Still steady)

3. Tell Me – Jill Barber (Going up)

4. Sentimental Gentleman – Snailhouse (Going up)

5. Welcome – Hey Rosetta! (Going down)

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

7. Peripheral Visionaries – Young Galaxy (Going down)

8. Simply Simple – Mother Mother (Going up)

9. Bad Ritual – Timber Timbre (New entry)

10. Lose It – Austra (New entry)

The Wild 10 Countdown for March 23, 2011

For the second week in a row, Memphis stays on the top spot. The only new debut is Mother Mother as their album, Eureka, came out last week. The gainers on the countdown are Sam Roberts Bands, Snailhouse and Jill Barber. Here’s the top 10.

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

2. Stamp – The Rural Alberta Advantage (Steady)

3. Welcome – Hey Rosetta! (Steady, still getting some plays on various shows)

4. Tell Me – Jill Barber (Going up)

5. Sentimental Gentleman – Snailhouse (Going up)

6. Peripheral Visionaries – Young Galaxy (Going down)

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

8. Hummingbird – Imaginary Cities (Going down)

9. Walk Into The Sea – Slow Down, Molasses (Steady)

10. Simply Simple – Mother Mother (Debut)

The Wild 10 Countdown for March 16, 2011

We got a couple of new entries on the countdown and it’s still all Canadian. Do not worry about it as I won’t add any non-Canadian music. The top 5 was aired on the live portion of the show and it was named as the Big 5.
There’s a new number one song on the countdown as pictured above. That’s right, Memphis is on top as the album has been out and the band released a music video for I Am The Photographer, which is chosen as the song for number one.
Here’s the top 10;

1. I Am The Photographer – Memphis (1st Week at #1)

2. Stamp – The Rural Alberta Advantage (falling down from the top spot)

3. Welcome – Hey Rosetta (Steady)

4. Peripheral Visionaries – Young Galaxy (Steady)

5. Tell Me – Jill Barber (Going up)

6. Hummingbird – Imaginary Cities (Going down)

7. Sentimental Gentleman – Snailhouse (Going up)

8. I Feel You – Sam Roberts Band (New entry)

9. Walk Into The Sea – Slow Down, Molasses (New entry)

10. Drunk as a Sailor – Oh Susanna (New entry)

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 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)