Saturday, March 29, 2014

Dance Sweep: April 5, 2014...


I'm up to the last leg of today's "chart sweeps", sampling the songs making the music charts in Billboard magazine, and I'll wrap things up with the latest dance jams in the clubs and on the radio...

On the DJ-polled Dance Club Play chart, the team of Shakira and Rihanna climb to #1 with "Can't Remember To Forget You". It's Shakira's fifth #1 club hit in a row...

The top debut of the week and my "Dance Pick of the Week" is the latest from Swedish EDM king Avicii with "Addicted To You" at #34. It's his fourth single from his breakthrough album True to make the chart, and should have no problem following "Wake Me Up" and "Hey Brother" to the top, as well as cross over to pop radio, and the lesberrific Bonnie & Clydette video is so well done...


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The current #1 single in Britain, "I Got U" by neo-house producer Duke Dumont with Jax Jones, arrives at #41 on this list. It follows the #1 and Grammy nominated "Need U (100%)", another slammin' track with a great video as well. I'm so looking forward to his first album...



Beyonce has been throwing club remixes like nobody's business, and the third in the rapid-fire release from her debut album, after #1 "Blow" and still-climbing pop single "Drunk In Love", is "Partition" at #42. I finally got the chance with the last snowstorm to sit and watch the whole "visual" album, and the set definite works better with the videos than just the music. On "Partition", Dave Aude' surprisingly goes more restrained and midrange tempo, which works better this time around..


Newcomers Five Knives debut at #46 with "Rising". Hmm. A little forced crudeness, eh? Not too bad, though.


(We Are) Nexus follow up their top-20 remake of Sonique's "It Feels So Good" with "World Around Me" at #48. Enjoyable prog-trance, nothing groundbreaking but still car-worthy.


J-pop girl-group FAKY land at #49 with "Better Without You", which gets a push from Dave Aude's label. I'm digging it, I know it's product, but damn it's good product...


The final club entry at #50 is prodigy Cole Plante who follows up his #1 club hit "Lie To Me" with "If I Fall", also featuring Myon & Shane 54 and with vocals by Ruby O'Dell. It's EDM ready-made for the Disney channel - which is alright, he's not even eighteen yet. But seriously, this is radio-friendly rave music...


Meanwhile, on the radio-monitored Dance Airplay/Mixshow chart, Tiesto holds for a sixth week on top with "Red Lights", while the aforementioned "Addicted To You" is the top debut at #11...

Dutch DJ/producer Afrojack recruits American singer Wrabel for "Ten Feet Tall" at #18. The uplifting rave anthem also jumps to #23 on the club chart...


The last debut of the day at #25 is from musician Syn Cole, from the Baltic nation of Estonia, with "Miami 82" featuring Madame Buttons. He's signed to Avicii's "Le7els" label. I'm not sure if this was named for the year, the year I really started getting into music, but I can see a bare touch of 1982 funk a la Atlantic Starr and Junior in this. Really. I do.


That's it for today - I hope you discovered something you haven't heard before in today's journey. Thanks for stopping by, and I'll be back tomorrow with another Song of the Day and I'll start this week's "Album Sweep" of the latest full-length records on the charts.. Cheers!

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