Feed Limmy Songs of 2012: #10 – #1

People often step to me and say, ‘Limmy, it must be so hard deciding your Top 10 songs of the year. I mean, gurl, you listen to so much shit.’ I then pat their head gently with all the love and sagely kindness of Yoda and say, ‘A Top 10 song you will know, when you hear’.

Top 10 Songs of 2012

And usually that’s not just with one listen. It’s with multiple listens – over and over – everywhere you go. You start making up situations in your daily life so you can mention the song to a friend or quote its lyrics on Twitter. You sneak it into mixtapes for friends and in multiple playlists. You get really fucking upset when people rubbish it or clearly haven’t watched the video for it even though you’ve posted it on their Facebook wall, like, a thousand times this week.

So having said that, my Top 10 songs of 2012 are actually pretty obvious to people who know me. Unlike the albums of the year countdown where there were a few outer-pop forays, this countdown is a no-brainer.

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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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Quick Feed: The Wanted, Christina Aguilera, Pink and Robbie Williams

Have The Wanted found another hit?

THE WANTED I FOUND YOU

If The Wanted is desperately seeking a second colossal hit, they might just find it in this Xerox copy of ‘Glad You Came’.

The British lads premiered their new single ‘I Found You’, which is produced by Steve Mac – the man behind virtually all their singles, on BBC radios yesterday.

Take a listen to it here:



Look, I wasn’t immediately impressed by ‘Glad You Came’ when I first heard it because I found it to be painfully repetitive. However, with ‘I Found You’, I think The Wanted have definitely made more of an effort to deliver moments.

The inferno of a falsetto they rocked in the chorus rekindles all kinds of warmth in my loins usually reserved for a Scissor Sisters party record. Then there’s the soulful belting at the 2:16 mark, which totally takes you to dance floor church.

‘I Found You’ drops on 4 November and the boys will release their third studio album next year.

Meanwhile, here in Australia, The Wanted‘s 10-track EP of singles and notable album tracks to date have yet to make an impact on our ARIA Top 100.

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Chart Feed – 20.08.12

Remember back when it was kinda uncool to be “launched from a reality TV show”?

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Well, it would seem that if you can escape that stigma with class and some bloody awesome creative ventures, you’re guaranteed to be embraced by the masses in the way Guy Sebastian and Jessica Mauboy were this week.

Elsewhere on this Chart Feed, it has also been a good week for the Spice Girls, Emeli Sande, Rita Ora and Flo Rida.

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Quick Feed: Pink, Mutya Keisha Siobhan + Shaznay, The Presets and Brandy

Pink is now a Covergirl.

PINK COVERGIRL

There’s something seriously cool about Pink stepping out as the new face of Covergirl. I love that she’s always been a gritty tomboy but when duty calls, bitch can scrub up just as well as your other pop princesses. Check out her stunning new promo shot for the cosmetics giant above and while we’re at it, there’s the new single artwork which blatantly rips off Kylie’s X.

PINK TRY

Do we have a Tumblr blog called Popstars Who Steal From Kylie yet?

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Chart Feed – 07.06.10

German singer Lena has become the first Eurovision winner to crack our Aussie charts in 23 years! Thanks to Eurovison expert, Liam Clark, for pointing that out. Lena’s single ‘Satellite’ came crashing in at #37 this week, leaving the door wide open for a possible album release in Australia. Her debut LP, My Cassette Player, features a track written by Ellie Goulding and covers of Adele and Jason Mraz album tracks.

Sound Museum host Petro played a part in the Alexandra Burke sales bump here. During her promo stopover last week, Petro bought two copies of her ‘Bad Boys’ single and look what happened? It came bolting back up the physical singles chart at #45 this week. Don’t miss the Sound Museum’s exclusive interview with Alexandra Burke on 8 June, 10pm on JOY 94.9.

There must’ve been a big ass clearance sale somewhere because we’re seeing truckloads of chart re-entries on our physical singles chart this week. We’ve seen a return to the Top 50 for the likes of CascadaKaty PerryGossipHilltop HoodsThe Presets and Gabriella Cilmi. Good to know there are folks out there still buying CD singles. If you come across one, give them a hug for me.

Enrique’s saucy new single ‘I Like It’ debuted at #32 on our Aussie singles chart this week. Elsewhere, the brand new N.E.R.D and Nelly Furtado track ‘Hot ‘N’ Fun’ jumps up to #52.

I feel nothing for them because while N.E.R.D is making a chart leap here, the gorgeous Cheryl Cole‘s ‘Fight For This Love’ continues to elude our Top 50. ‘Fight For This Love’ is reportedly sitting at #45 on Australia’s iTunes chart this week. Justice, please.

Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalist Olivia Archbold has brought Kate Winslet back to the UK charts. I didn’t even know Kate Winslet was ever there in the first place. The Academy Award-winning actress released ‘What If’ in 2001 as part of the Christmas Carol: The Movie soundtrack and it charted as high as #6 in the UK. This week, after Olivia’s rendition on BGT, Kate’s version was bumped up to #76.

David Guetta’s gang bang of a single ‘Gettin’ Over You’ – featuring LMFAO, Chris Willis and Fergie – has raced up to #1 position on the UK charts this week. Believe it or not, this is Guetta’s third UK chart topper – the first two being the forerunning One Love singles ‘When Love Takes Over’ and ‘Sexy Bitch’, both lighting up the charts around this time last year.

Jack Johnson scores his third consecutive UK #1 album this week with To The Sea. The boyfriend is threatening to drag me to a Jack Johnson concert if he tours this year. Oh Lord. To be fair, I think I still owe him one for Beyonce.

Pop Idol patriarch Will Young‘s ‘Leave Right Now’ has finally cracked America, albeit over six years too late. The song debuted at #81 this week, reportedly selling over 50,000 copies so far since his American Idol performance two weeks ago.

Maybe I’m misreading his nonchalant expressions but Will really couldn’t care less about cracking the States, could he? The Leave Right Now EP – America, you can thank Simon Cowell later – will showcase eight of his most popular singles.

Feed Limmy Top 20 Most Played:

#1 Kylie Minogue – All The Lovers
#2 Christina Aguilera – All I Need
#3 Jennifer Lopez – What Is Love?
#4 Christina Aguilera – Birds of Prey*
#5 Kelis – Home
#6 Shontelle – Impossible
#7 Christina Aguilera – Lift Me Up
#8 Christina Aguilera – Woohoo
#9 Beyonce – Irreplaceable
#10 Janelle Monae – Cold War
#11 Kelis – Brave
#12 Christina Aguilera – Prima donna
#13 Girlicious – Maniac
#14 Christina Aguilera – Not Myself Tonight
#15 Christina Aguilera – Vanity
#16 Kelly Rowland – Bad Habit
#17 Alanis Morissette – Torch
#18 Lady Gaga – Alejandro
#19 Charice – In Love So Deep
#20 davidlim – Sitting In The Dark
* = Added to playlist this week.