Feed Limmy Songs of 2012: #30 – #21

Fact. There were more really, really good songs than really, really good albums in 2012. At least, that’s how my general listening experience infers, anyway.

Feed Limmy Top 30 Songs of 2012

I think that’s a pretty common conclusion from anyone who’s obsessed with making playlists and generally prefer a customised listening experience. (See also: “meticulous” and “anal” pop music gayz).

Here comes are some choons that made the Top 30 cut this year, starting from #30 to #21:

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Chart Feed – 12.11.12

I left y’all scratching at the post a little last week because I took my ass on a little vacaycay to Brisbane.

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Bitch, you should’ve seen me lounging on the beach in an island that was practically deserted on a Monday arvo. I was having a Mariah moment frolicking in the sand, trying to look cute for my Instagram photos. But hey, I am back now and here comes your chart feed – which might cover some things I didn’t get to touch on last week.

This has been a good week for Robbie Williams who scored his first simulatenous UK #1 album-and-single action in 11 years. Elsewhere, the following chart showboaters can’t complain either: Taylor SwiftCalvin Harris, Little Mix, Of Monsters and Men, The Wanted, and to a certain extent, Christina Aguilera. SAY!

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Chart Feed – 29.10.12

Pull up a seat. The beginning of what’s set to be Taylor Swift‘s global chart massacre has begun.

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The young country superstar has made clear she’s a force to be reckoned with on the Australian, UK and New Zealand album charts this week with her newest offering Red debuting straight at #1 in these territories. Check out the damage after the jump.

Elsewhere, it’s been a good week for Brandy, Mika, Labrinth and Emeli Sandé, Kelly Clarkson and – heck – even Girls Aloud is back on the charts.

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Chart Feed – 01.10.12

“Oppa gangnam style!” *drops the beat*

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You know when your parents start to recognise a internet viral music video that it’s well and truly time for everyone else to move on.

It has been a tremendous week for K-pop sensation PSY‘s ‘Gangnam Style’, not only is it officially the most ‘liked’ video in the history of the internet – the track has also successfully topped the Australian and UK charts to become the first Korean pop single to do so.

Its crossover chart success in the Western market is just mind-blowing, no doubt bringing a whole lot of national pride for South Koreans everywhere.

Elsewhere, it has also been a great week for Pink, Mumford and Sons, Conor Maynard, Brandy and Christina “I think you already know my weight!” Aguilera.

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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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Robbie Williams ‘Candy’ Single Review

Palms to the sky, pop’s alpha male Robbie Williams is well and truly back in his A-game.

ROBBIE WILLIAMS CANDY

After some continent-shifting success reuniting with Take That, Robbie is now back in his own lane determined to serve a proper hit album this time around.

Fans of his golden solo records would be pleased to hear that this new offering – ‘Candy’ – is a reassuring return to the cheeky and infectious pop sounds that endeared Robbie to millions world over.

The 38-year old popstar may be dishing lyrics about “a girl who thinks she’s great” with a kind of observant musing you’d expect from a seasoned lover who now knows better, but the spark in the lyrics convey everything – especially in that line about a “hurricane in the back of her throat”.

Lord Jesus. *clutches rosary beads*

‘Candy’ is a sweet summery single, designed to charm radios with its nursery rhyme-flavoured melodies and brass brushings that recall Mark Ronson at his finest. Producer and co-writer Gary Barlow has well and truly outdone himself here, proving once again that he could be the key collaborator of Guy Chambers proportions in this new era of Robbie’s career.

The action-packed video for ‘Candy’, which just premiered today, was filmed in London last month with director Joseph Kahn – who has hemmed blockbuster videos like Britney‘s ‘Womanizer’, George Michael‘s ‘Freeek!’ and Kylie‘s ‘All The Lovers’.

Here we see a guardian angel Robbie dressed in a powder pink suit following a charmed young woman, jumping off a building, getting hit by cars, and copping a knife in the back. The leading woman in question is played by 20-year old English actress Kaya Scodelario, who is probably best known for portraying Effy in the edgy teen drama Skins.

Watch the brilliant music video for Robbie Williams‘ ‘Candy’:



Footnotes:

Robbie Williams‘ ‘Candy’ is out now in Australia and most parts of the world but won’t drop in the UK until 29 October. His forthcoming ninth solo album – Take The Crown – arrives in Australia on 2 November.