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1 WOLFMOTHER New Moon Rising
2 THE FRAY Heartless
3 PRODIGY Omen
4 THE GOSSIP Heavy Cross
5 MARMADUKE DUKE Rubber Lover
6 LITTLE BOOTS New In town
7 PRODIGY Take Me To The Hospital
8 POLARKREISS 18 Allein Allein
9 CHASE & STATUS with PLAN B End Credits
10 IN THIS MOMENT Forever
11 3OH!3 & KATY PERRY Starrstruk
12 RED LIGHT COMPANY Arts & Crafts
13 OU EST LE SWIMMING POOL Dance The Way I Feel
14 NOISETTES Don't Upset The Rhythm
15 RUDENKO Everybody
16 PEARL JAM The Fixer
17 ROBIN S, STEVE ANGELO & LAIDBACK LUKE Show Me love
18 Mr HUDSON & CALVIN HARRIS Supernova
19 VERONICAS 4 Eva
20 SHARAM, KID CUDI & PATSY CLINE She Came Along
21 STEEL PANTHER Death To All But Metal
22 YEAH YEAH YEAHS Zeroes
23 SIDNEY SAMSON Riverside
24 REGINA SPEKTOR Laughing With
25 MAXIMO PARK The Kids Are Sick Again
26 BRAKES Hey Hey
27 FREELAND Under Control
28 VV BROWN Shark In the Water
29 SKINT & DEMORALISED Red Lipstick
30 STEEL PANTHER Sexy Santa
31 STARPILOTS In The Heat Of The Night
32 EDITORS Papillon
33 THE DEAD WEATHER Treat Me Like Your Mother
34 KID CUDI Make Her Say
35 INME Single Of The Weak
36 WEEZER (If You're Wondering If I Want You) I Want You
37 KID SISTER Right Hand High
38 PASSION PIT The Reeling
39 KID CUDI Day N Nite
40 LITTLE BOOTS Earthquake
41 MUMFORD & SONS Winter Winds
42 PEARL JAM Got Some
43 DINOSAUR PILE-UP Summer Hit Single
44 BIFFY CLYRO The Captain
45 CAGE THE ELEPHANT Back Against The Wall
46 BLUE OCTOBER Say It
47 SILVERSON PICKUPS Panic Switch
48 VIAROSA Tourniquet
49 THE GOSSIP Love Long Distance
50 LITTLE BOOTS Remedy
50 BOY CRISIS Fountain Of Youth

This week's Top 40 ...

The Noughties Forty
Ten years of hits climaxed well and truly this year with the most singles sold ever ... at 150 million (4 million in the last week of the year) near 50% up on the previous best's of 115 million in 2008 and double that of eighty million in 1979 ... that means 2009 is well represented in the chart of the decade .. here it is, the noughties forty favourites with it's X-Factor/Pop Idol/Pop Stars dominence in full.. starting with the UK's eleventh best selling single of all time from Will Young at the top ...

1 WILL YOUNG Evergreen
2 GARETH GATES Unchained Melody
3 TONY CHRISTIE Amarillo
4 SHAGGY It Wasn't Me
5 ALEXANDRA BURKE Hallelujah
6 BAND AID 20 Do they know It's Christmas
7 KYLIE MINOGUE Can't Get You Out Of My Head
8 SHANE WARD It's My Goal
9 HEAR'SAY Pure & Simple
10 BOB THE BUILDER Can We Fix It
11 LEONA LEWIS Bleeding Love
12 GNARLS BARKLEY Crazy
13 ATOMIC KITTEN Whole Again
14 KINGS OF LEON Sex On Fire
15 LADY GAGA Poker Face
16 LEONA LEWIS A Moment Like This
17 ENRIQUE IGLESIAS Hero
20 DJ OTZI Hey Baby
21 EMINEM Stan
22 NELLY & KELLY Dilemma
23 WESTLIFE Uptown Girl
24 LADY GAGA Jus' Dance
25 BLACK EYD PEAS Where Is The Love
26 S CLUB 7 Don't Stop Moving
27 ALL SAINTS Pure Shores
28 BAJA MEN Who Let The Dogs Out
29 CHERYL COLE Fight For This Love
30 TAKE THAT Rule The World
31 ELVIS vs JXL A Little Less Conversation
32 KINGS OF LEON Use Somebody
33 RIHANNA Umbrella
34 SONIQUE It Feels So Good
35 LA ROUX In For The Kill
36 RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE Killing In The Name
37 JOE McELDERRY The Climb
38 SHAIRA Hips Don't Lie
39 JAMES BLUNT You're Beautiful
40 GIRLS ALOUD The Sound Of the Underground

Click here to listen to the Radio One Countdown with Nihal... his first chart show production 'tune' went down and the steadily got worse from there ... the final of the three hour countdown shows was made up of thirty one records in three hours .. meaning Nihal had the task of talking for nearly ninety minutes with cringeworthy consequences ... this has got to be the worst on-air dj performance ever on a national analogue station ... that'll be another £1k taxpayers money the BBC has wasted on our behalf.. hear it yourself on the BBC iPlayer until 7 January 2010

New New Year
Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year to you .... Just days until a new decade will be upon us - the teens, errm.. the nn's, th's or whatever it's gonna be called ... a new crop of bills ... and Phoooey ... Jaffa and myself will be at Ten Feet Tall Dancing Off The Naughties errrm Noughties on New Years Eve through til 5am on New Years Day 2010

Top 40 Sun 27 Dec 09
As predicted 'the Climb' makes 'The Climb' and Simon Cowell again must be buoyed by the wonders of competition ... a fair teeny weeny scramble for Joe McX CD singles has seen the X-Factor winner take this weeks post Christmas Crown ... each of those singles at £3.99 - four times the price of some and double the price of most ... and with two weedy two minute X-Factor covers as what would have once been called the B-side... why even bother to record barely a third of each of Queen's 'Somebody To love' and Elton John's 'Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me' .... he's not greedy that Cowell bloke.

... and Radio One's Chart Show ... after last weeks high with Scott Mills back to another all-time low with Dev ... look no further for Government manipulation of the arts to achieve a political result... hard to imagine life not under Labour ..

Brown & Co. must be thinking the Tories will be lying as much as they have about their intentions ... a couple of months more of Labour's 'scorched earth' bankruptcy policy and they'll be done for before they begin ... surely there must be some sizeable number of Churchillian Traditionalists remaining in the Tory Party, if there aren't, we'll really be in trouble ... and that is a conundrum - suffice it to say - they need to reverse the nonsense we've come to accept as normal really quickly.

Michael Buble's 'Crazy Love' has beaten Susan Boyle to top this weeks Album Chart.

'Tik Tok' - Ke$ha is America's new number one and she's ten weeks and counting here back into the UK top ten. And so the new decade begins "guys wanna touch my jugs..."

4 new entries & 1 re-entry 20 up (the most this year), 10 down, 5 non-movers

This Weekk ... Last Wk ... Wks In ... Artist ... Title ... Origin

1 2 2 JOE McELDERRY The Climb UK

2 1 2 RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE Killing In The Name US

3 3 9 LADY GAGA Bad Romance US

4 7 7 CHERYL COLE & WILL I AM Three Words UK/US

5 5 2 3OH!3 & KATY PERRY Starstrukk US

6 10 12 BLACK EYED PEAS Meet Me Halfway US

7 9 5 JOURNEY Don't Stop Believing US

8 8 5 RIHANNA Russian Roulette US

9 6 7 ROBBIE WILLIAMS You Know Me UK

10 11 8 KE$HA Tik Tok US

 

11 4 6 PETER KAYS ANIMATED ALLSTARS The Official Children In Need Medley UK

12 18 4 POGUES & KIRSTY MacCOLL Fairytale Of New York UK

13 20 5 CHIPMUNK & TALAY RILEY Look For Me UK

14 17 10 CHERYL COLE Fight For This Love UK

15 16 4 TIMBALAND & NELLY FURTADO Morning US/Canada

16 13 4 ALICIA KEYS Doesn't Mean Anything US

17 19 6 JASON DeRULO Whatcha Say US

18 21 4 MARIAH CAREY All I Want For Xmas Is You US

19 28 4 N-DUBZ & Mr HUDSON Playing With Fire UK

20 30 3 SATURDAYS Ego UK

 

21 24 15 JAY-Z & ALICIA KEYS Empire State Of Mind US

22 25 8 JLS Everybody In LoveUK

23 36 2 ALEXANDRA BURKE Broken Heels UK

24 27 25 BLACK EYED PEAS I Gotta Feeling US

25 22 11 ALEXANDRA BURKE Bad Boys UK

26 26 7 PIXIE LOTT Cry Me Out UK

27 15 3 CHUCKIE & LMFAO I'm In Miami Bitch US

28 23 11 MICHAEL BUBLE Haven't Met You Yet UK

29 12 6 X-FACTOR FINALISTS You Are Not Alone UK

30 re-entry 4 JAY-Z & Mr HUDSON Young Forever 70 US/UK

 

31 35 9 FLORENCE & THE MACHINE You've Got The Love UK

32 14 2 GEORGE MICHAEL December Song UK

33 37 9 JAY SEAN & LIL WAYNE Down 133 UK/US

34 re-entry 2 WHAM Last Christmas UK

35 new SLADE Merry Christmas Everybody UK

36 re-entry 5 MILEY CYRUS Party In The USA - US

37 38 7 LEONA LEWIS HappyUK

38 33 9 WESTLIFE What About Now Ire

39 39 6 50 CENT & NE-YO Baby By Me US

40 new CHRIS REA Driving Home For Christmas UK

America's Hot 100

This Week ... Last Week ... Weeks In ... Artist ... Title

1 2 11 KE$HA Tik Tok

2 1 15 JAY-Z & ALICIA KEYS Empire State Of Mind

3 3 8 LADY GAGA Bad Romance

4 4 18 IYAZ Replay

5 5 19 OWL CITY Fireflies

6 6 20 DAVID GUETTA & AKON Sexy Chick

7 7 19 JASON DeRULO Whatcha Say

8 10 25 JAY SEAN & LIL WAYNE Down

9 8 14 BLACK EYED PEAS Meet Me Halfway

10 9 11 BRITNEY SPEARS 3

Not real... is it?
Oh no .... January 2010 will see the launch of a new Simon Fuller created reality format 'If I Can Dream' which involves participants living in a house in Hollywood being filmed by cameras 24/7 while they attempt to make their dreams come true in their chosen creative fields.... the sh*t keeps coming.

Something in it?
New albums released this week from Elvis Presley and Paul McCartney ... McCartney bless him, 66 and the voice powering on if a little ragged seems to have revealed George Harrison's secret inspiration for a 1969 'Abbey Road' classic... Paul's new album 'Good Evening New York City' - is recorded at New York's new Citi Field Stadium, built on the site of the Shea Stadium where The Beatles played the world's first ever stadium rock gig on 15 August 1965... McCartney with the first show at the new arena featured 'Something' arranged in the style of a song with a very similar melody the theme tune to Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid ... try comparing the two melodies ... "Something in the way she moves..." & "Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head..." so similar. Posted 29 December 2009

Fulfill the prophecy?
'We've got to fulfill the prophecy...' sang Bob Marley among the ominous observations of his 'Redemption Song'.... there are plenty of doom merchants to be heard as the new decade dawns just as in earlier times. Posted 29 December 2009

Among the obvious catalysts for trouble is the middle-east powder keg where it seems the US may be shaping up to attack Iran and this quite incredible business Browns got Britain into whereby we just print money. One estimate of newly printed UK dosh to hide our impending bankruptcy is £800 billion ... that is £800,000,000,000 ... ... and of course it will be far more than it looks when it comes to paying it back.

It's eighty times more than the Tories spent when they blew £10 billion in one 1992 day trying to keep Britain in the European Exchange Rate Mechanism - a spree that blew their financial reputation and many believe cost them the next election.

In the meantime, we're told spending more is the way out of the recession and High Street sales are booming.... eh??? Let's zip back to 1920's Germany and get a bird’s eye view of how that works.

We've been spoon-fed such bollocks for so long now it's hard to remember that 2 + 2 = 4. However, time continues with the mathematical certainty denied common sense.

Each year embargoed Government papers are released with eye-opening insight into the workings of the inner cabinet. We'll have to wait another eighteen years to begin finding out the secrets of Tony Blair's inner sanctum. However today we've been treated to details of an early disagreement in the newly elected Thatcher Government of 1979.

Conservative Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher over-ruled her chosen Home Secretary Lord Carrington's views on allowing citizenship to the 'Vietnamese Boat People'. Their disagreement becomes even more mind-boggling when you compare the numbers agonized over in 1979 to today’s mysteriously nutty calculations, they're almost hallucinogenic by comparison ... magnified one hundred and sixty times, masquerading as incompetence.

In the Summer of 1979 the debate was over 10,000 refugees over a two year period... Fast forward to the noughties and in one year near 800,000 National Insurance cards were issued to immigrants (2008/09). Here's the story from the Press Association....

THATCHER BITTERLY OPPOSED ASIAN IMMIGRANTS
By Gavin Cordon, Press Association Whitehall Editor

Margaret Thatcher complained bitterly in private about the numbers of immigrants coming to Britain from south Asia, saying they were being given council houses at the expense of "white citizens", it was disclosed today.

Papers released to the National Archives at Kew, west London, under the 30-year rule cast fresh light on the former Prime Minister's attitude towards race and immigration.

They record a meeting in July 1979 between the Premier, Foreign Secretary Lord Carrington and Home Secretary William Whitelaw to discuss the plight of hundreds of thousands of "boat people" fleeing communist persecution in Vietnam.

According to the minutes, Lord Carrington, who had visited refugee camps in Hong Kong where some refugees were being held, gave a "vivid account" of the conditions he found and suggested Britain should accept 10,000 over a two-year period,

He expressed concern that if the UK did not come forward with a significant offer, there would be a "damaging reaction" both at home and abroad. Anything less than 10,000, he said, would be "difficult to sustain internationally".

The suggestion drew an angry response from Mrs. Thatcher who said that there were already too many people coming into the country.

She said that "with some exceptions there had been no humanitarian case for accepting 1.5 million immigrants from south Asia and elsewhere. It was essential to draw a line somewhere".

Mr. Whitelaw weighed in, saying it was a mistake to mix up immigrants and refugees. He further antagonised Mrs. Thatcher by adding that his postbag was showing a shift in opinion in favour of accepting more boat people.

"The Prime Minister said that in her view all those who wrote letters in this sense should be invited to accept one into their homes," the minutes noted.

"She thought it quite wrong that immigrants should be given council housing whereas white citizens were not."

Mrs. Thatcher then raised the question of the implications of such a move in the light of the expected exodus of the white settler population from Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) once majority rule was established.

She added however that she had "less objection to refugees such as Rhodesians, Poles and Hungarians, since they could more easily be assimilated into British society".

Rage vs Cliff for the revolution...?
There was a time when Cliff's Christmas Number One 'Mistletoe & Wine' seemed like a harmless, bland, middle of the road seasonal ditty ... twenty one years on with Rage Against The Machine's observational 'Killing In The Name' a Christmas Number One I think it's worth comparing and contrasting just who's lyrics offer the greater threat of insurgency. While Rage's 'Killing' is obviously a slamming critique of something 'Mistletoe & Wine' is fighting a rearguard counter revolutionary defence of Christianity ... it sometimes seems it's fast becoming a subculture itself .... I think Cliff may just have it here ... contrast the lyrics for yourself below ...

Killing In The Name!

Some of those that work forces, are the same that burn crosses
Some of those that work forces, are the same that burn crosses
Some of those that work forces, are the same that burn crosses
Some of those that work forces, are the same that burn crosses
Huh!

Killing in the name of
Killing in the name of

And now you do what they told ya
And now you do what they told ya
And now you do what they told ya
And now you do what they told ya
And now you do what they told ya
And now you do what they told ya
And now you do what they told ya
And now you do what they told ya
And now you do what they told ya
And now you do what they told ya
And now you do what they told ya
But now you do what they told ya
Well now you do what they told ya

Those who died are justified, for wearing the badge, they're the chosen whites
You justify those that died by wearing the badge, they're the chosen whites
Those who died are justified, for wearing the badge, they're the chosen whites
You justify those that died by wearing the badge, they're the chosen whites

Some of those that work forces, are the same that burn crosses
Some of those that work forces, are the same that burn crosses
Some of those that work forces, are the same that burn crosses
Some of those that work forces, are the same that burn crosses
Uggh!

Killing in the name of!
Killing in the name of

And now you do what they told ya
And now you do what they told ya
And now you do what they told ya
And now you do what they told ya
And now you do what they told ya, now you're under control (7 times)
And now you do what they told ya, now you're under control
And now you do what they told ya, now you're under control
And now you do what they told ya, now you're under control
And now you do what they told ya, now you're under control
And now you do what they told ya, now you're under control
And now you do what they told ya, now you're under control
And now you do what they told ya!

Those who died are justified, for wearing the badge, they're the chosen whites
You justify those that died by wearing the badge, they're the chosen whites
Those who died are justified, for wearing the badge, they're the chosen whites
You justify those that died by wearing the badge, they're the chosen whites
Come on!

Yeah! Come on!

Fuck you, I won't do what you tell me
Fuck you, I won't do what you tell me
Fuck you, I won't do what you tell me
Fuck you, I won't do what you tell me
Fuck you, I won't do what you tell me
Fuck you, I won't do what you tell me
Fuck you, I won't do what you tell me
Fuck you, I won't do what you tell me
Fuck you, I won't do what you tell me!
Fuck you, I won't do what you tell me!
Fuck you, I won't do what you tell me!
Fuck you, I won't do what you tell me!
Fuck you, I won't do what you tell me!
Fuck you, I won't do what you tell me!
Fuck you, I won't do what you tell me!
Fuck you, I won't do what you tell me!
Motherfucker!
Uggh!

Mistletoe & Wine

The child is a King, the Carollers sing,
The old has passed, there's a new beginning.
Dreams of Santa, dreams of snow,
Fingers numb, faces aglow.

Christmas time, Mistletoe and Wine
Children singing Christian rhyme
With logs on the fire and gifts on the tree
A time to rejoice in the good that we see

A time for living, a time for believing
A time for trusting, not deceiving,
Love and laughter and joy ever after,
Ours for the taking, just follow the master.

Christmas time, Mistletoe and Wine
Children singing Christian rhyme
With logs on the fire and gifts on the tree
A time to rejoice in the good that we see

Silent night, holy night

Its a time for giving, a time for getting,
A time for forgiving and for forgetting.
Christmas is love, Christmas is peace,
A time for hating and fighting to cease.

Christmas time, Mistletoe and Wine
Children singing Christian rhyme
With logs on the fire and gifts on the tree
A time to rejoice in the good that we see

(repeat x2)

christmas time, silent night
mistletoe and wine, holy night
Children singing christian rhyme,
With logs on the fire and gifts on the tree
A time to rejoice in the good that we see.

new cd's
our weekly a to z of new cd review's is listed below

this week
Here's Mike's fifty favourite pre-release tunes we've enjoyed supporting over the past twelve months. Some have become mega-hits others have missed entirely
Says Mike "they've each got one thing in common ... I loves 'em!!"

21 Dec
Kid Cudi 8/2/10
Marina & The Diamonds 1/2/10
Plan B & Pendulum 11/1/10
Roisin Murphy 18/1/10
Stereophonics 15/2/10

14 Dec
Fyfe Dangerfield
Hollywood Undead 18/1/10
Hot Chip 1/3/10
Lightspeed Champion 25/1/10
Owl City
Yeasayer Remixes 4/1/10

7 Dec
Codeine Velvet Club 28/12/09
Cosmo Jarvis
Dan Le Sac & Scroobius Pip 1/3
Editors
Eminem, Drake, Lil Wayne&Kanye
Killers
Maccabees & Roots Manuva
Noah&TheWhale
You Me At Six

30 Nov
Detroit Social Club
Fyfe Dangerfield 18/1/10
The Heavy
Hot Chip 1/2/10
Karen O & The Kids LP 7/12
Steel Panther 14/12

23 Nov
Ash
Boys Like Girls
Let's Go to War 8/3/2010
Manchester Orchestra
Metro Station 7/12
Sidney Sampson
Twin Atlantic 30/11
White Rabbits

16 Nov
Britney Spears
Owl City
Rogues EP
Yeasayer

9 Nov
Codeine Velvet Club
Elbow LP
Groove Armada
Prodigy 30/11
3OH!3 & Katy Perry

2 Nov
Bandito 7/12
Basshunter 30/11
Cold In Berlin 30/11
The Count & Sinden 7/12
Ellie Goulding 16/11
Filthy Dukes LP
Foo Fighters LP 2/11
Flight Of The Conchords LP
French Horn Rebellion
Jason Manford
Kid Sister 30/11
Little Boots 16/11
La Roux 23/11
Mr Hudson LP
Them Crooked Vultures 16/11
Weezer LP 9/11
Yeasayer

26 Oct
Animal Collective 9/11
Bombay Bicycle Club 23/11
Chapman Family 19/10
Fighting Fiction 16/11
Young Rival 26/10

19 Oct
Flymore26/10
Kid Cudi, Kanye West & Common
Placebo LP
Sergeant LP
Snap Hits LP 19/10
Stereophonics LP 16/11