Feed Limmy’s 40 Songs of 2016

In keeping with this annual tradition that stretches back to a land before Snapchat and Gigi Hadid, I am here to present you Feed Limmy’s Songs of The Year.

Over the years it has become more of a documentation of songs released in the past 12 months that I have really enjoyed or have soundtracked a special memory. I think for that reason, these lists of the more intimate nature perhaps carry a bit more meaning and weight, as they’re not critically-inclined but are measured by the standard of one’s enjoyment and personal connection. Which after all, is what music is all about.

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Chart Feed – 24.09.12

We’ve seen the charts light up like it was Christmas this month, thanks to the heavy flow of new albums taking over the shelves.

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For only the second time in history, the entire top six spots on the US Billboard 200 are filled with debut entries. Here in Australia, we have eight new albums scaling our ARIA Top 20, while over in the UK, they have six.

Y’all can obviously expect for it to get even more competitive in the coming months as all the strong sellers come out to play for your seasonal spendings.

This has been a good week for Pink, The Killers, Carly Rae Jepsen, Kanye West and – definitely more than ever – PSY, the K-pop icon responsible for ‘Gangnam Style’.

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Chart Feed – 17.09.12

No need to front like you haven’t been doing the ‘Gangnam Style’ routine down the supermarket aisle.

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This has been a good week for K-pop icon PSY, Amelia Lily, Taylor Swift and Pet Shop Boys.

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Chart Feed – 10.09.12

More flash in the pan sellers falling off the charts just as quickly as they came. You really come to appreciate what Adele‘s 21 achieved last year in anchoring the music industry, don’t you?

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This week the sun shines on K-pop star PSY and his incredible viral single ‘Gangnam Style’. Guy SebastianMatchbox Twenty, Flo Rida, Ne-Yo and TobyMac also come through with the goods.

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Chart Feed – 13.08.12

The Olympic Games is doing nothing to stimulate Britain’s album buying habits as the nation hits its lowest weekly album sales in 16 years. Rihanna‘s Talk That Talk has returned to #1 on the UK charts with just over 9,500 copies sold – making it the lowest weekly sale for a UK #1 album in the 21st century.

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Elsewhere, American Idol winner Phillip Phillips scores big on the digital charts thanks to a placement in NBC’s Olympic broadcast, the Pet Shop Boys cops a chart fail with ‘Winner’, and J.Lo now ties with Katy Perry for most consecutive US #1 dance/club play singles.

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Chart Feed – 06.08.12

A whole season must’ve passed beneath our feet, moons come and gone, colours of the wind changed, since our last Chart Feed – but I’m now ready to immerse myself back into a regime of tireless research on Monday nights.

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Perhaps once the choir of angels performing their celebratory rendition of ‘You Bring Me Joy’ has ascended back to heaven, we can begin this week’s pickings of the ARIA, UK Official and US Billboard charts.

This was a particularly rosy week for Justice Crew and Conor Maynard, featuring new entries also from The Veronicas, Kelendria Trene Rowland and Scissor Sisters.

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Chart Feed – 08.11.10

Ke$ha tops the singles chart in Australia with ‘We R Who We R’ shifting over 23,000 sales to debut at #1.

Taylor Swift is already a certified superstar. Ya’ll don’t need to be told that her new album Speak Now debuted at #1 in the US and Australia, shifting over 1.4 million first-week copies in her home land and over 20,000 units here. Now that we’ve put things into perspective, do you think Taylor is bovvered that this album fell from #6 to #22 in the UK this week?

Cheryl Cole almost scored another double chart reign this week. If it weren’t for Rihanna‘s ‘Only Girl (In The World)’ dethroning Cheryl’s ‘Promise This’, the Geordie goddess would’ve dominated the UK charts with her sophomore album Messy Little Raindrops successfully entering at #1 this week.

Elsewhere, Girls Aloud band mate Nadine Coyle‘s debut single ‘Insatiable’ enters at a dream-crushing #26 this week. I shudder to think where the poor dear’s album will begin charting next week.

Half of the UK Top 20 this week are new releases. That’s a pretty healthy dose of chart debuts there! The roll call goes: Cheryl Cole Messy Little Raindrops (#1), Bon Jovi‘s Greatest Hits (#2), Rumer‘s Seasons of My Soul (#3), Rod Stewart‘s Fly Me To The Moon – American Songbook 5 (#5), Jamiroquai Rock Dust Light Star (#7), Neil Diamond‘s Dreams (#8), Peter Andre‘s Accelerate [Editor’s note: *chokes/gasps*] (#10), Ne-Yo‘s Libra Scale (#11), Paul McCartney & Wings‘s Band On The Run (#17) and Elaine Paige‘s Elaine Paige & Friends [Editor’s note: Sorry SuBo, Elaine is not your friend. You do not make the tracklisting.] (#18).

Rihanna‘s new single ‘What’s My Name?’ debuts at #28 in Australia this week while ‘Only Girl (In The World)’ still reigns at #2 on the charts. The new Stargate-produced track is the second offering from RiRi‘s Loud album, which is out here on Friday. Don’t get it twisted. Her other track, ‘Who’s That Chick’ is alligned with David Guetta‘s One More Love re-release, due 26 November.

Enrique Iglesias‘s ‘Heartbeat’ rose from #23 to #8 this week, thanks to his brief Aussie promo stop over. There are whispers that the racy new recording – ‘Tonight’ featuring Ludacris – will be released as his third Aussie single.

Katy Perry‘s ‘Firework’ shoots up to #5 this week – no surprises there. This is Kitty’s fifth Top 5 hit here, the only tracks failing to chart comparably were her tepid One of The Boys singles: ‘Thinking of You’ and ‘Waking Up In Vegas’. Over in the US, new album track ‘Peacock’ is sitting pretty at #10 on the Dance/Club play charts.

Willow Smith‘s ‘Whip My Hair’ has risen to #11 in the US in just two weeks. The infectious track was serviced to Aussie radios this morning. The Music Network reports that it’s the sixth most added new track to the airwaves this week. Meanwhile, the most added track in the country is Kings of Leon‘s ‘Pyro’ followed by Jessica “Debutt” Mauboy’s ‘Saturday Night’. Cheryl Cole‘s ‘Promise This’ seems to be picking up rotation, becoming the eighth most added track this week.

Wynter Gordon‘s ‘Dirty Talk’ remixes are holding tight on the club charts, staying at #5 in Australia this week. Her debut studio album With The Music I Die is due early 2011 but in the meantime, miss thang is launching a little “greatest hits” package of her dance singles/collabos thus far – The First Dance EP. Friends in the UK can download a copy tomorrow.

The Saturdays has finally [Editor’s note: try barely] secured another UK Top 10 hit this week with ‘Higher’ creeping up to #10.

Joe McElderry‘s ‘Ambitions’ plummets from #23 to #47 in the UK this week while his Wide Awake album slips from #3 to #20. Hang on, baby. Limmy has ordered his copy and CD Wow is dispatching it this week.

Pet Shop Boys‘ new compilation Ultimate debuts at #27 this week. There’s all but one new recording tacked on here so if you’re making the effort to purchase this, you might as well grab the CD/DVD package for a collection of the duo’s Top of The Pops performances from 1985 – 2006.