Singles chart of the year 2013 for stowaways

Two consecutive years of great new Pet Shop Boys albums has caused a bit of a takeover on the Singles chart of the year, with no fewer than ten entries on the top twenty, and that means there are actually only three different artists in the top ten. So rather than present it in full, we’ll do a bit of selective editing after number ten. First though, here are the top ten:

  1. Röyksopp feat. Susanne Sundfør – Running to the Sea
  2. Pet Shop Boys – Love is a Bourgeois Construct
  3. Pet Shop Boys – Vocal
  4. Pet Shop Boys – Memory of the Future
  5. Pet Shop Boys feat. Example – Thursday
  6. Pet Shop Boys – Axis
  7. Depeche Mode – Heaven
  8. Röyksopp feat. Susanne Sundfør – Ice Machine
  9. Depeche Mode – Soothe My Soul
  10. Depeche Mode – Should Be Higher

And here are some highlights from the rest of the chart:

  • 11. Brian Eno – Fractal Zoom
  • 13. Delerium feat. Michael Logen – Days Turn into Nights
  • 14. Josh Wink – Higher State of Consciousness
  • 17. Little Boots – Motorway
  • 22. Phildel – Storm Song
  • 24. Goldfrapp – Drew
  • 27. The Presets – Ghosts
  • 30. Vanessa Paradis – Love Song
  • 31. Crystal Castles – Affection
  • 33. Annie – A&R EP

303

I noticed by chance a couple of weeks ago that I was about to hit my three hundred and third post on this blog, which isn’t a typical milestone, except for in the world of electronic music, where of course the number 303 makes us think of only one thing. And there’s really only one way to celebrate:

Chart for stowaways – 30 March 2013

The top ten singles now look like this:

  1. Depeche Mode – Heaven
  2. Delerium – Days Turn into Nights
  3. Brian Eno – Fractal Zoom
  4. Josh Wink – Higher State of Consciousness
  5. Röyksopp – Running to the Sea
  6. Vanessa Paradis – Love Song
  7. Little Boots – Motorway
  8. Phildel – Storm Song
  9. Woodkid – Run Boy Run
  10. Karl Bartos – Atomium

Meanwhile Depeche Mode jump straight up to the top of the albums, holding Claudia Brücken back to number 2 and Karl Bartos to number 3.

Chart for stowaways – 23 March 2013

Apart from the top couple, which I suspect are about to start plummeting, this is probably the least daft top ten singles of the year so far:

  1. Josh Wink – Higher State of Consciousness
  2. Brian Eno – Fractal Zoom
  3. Delerium – Days Turn into Nights
  4. Röyksopp – Running to the Sea
  5. Phildel – Storm Song
  6. Depeche Mode – Heaven
  7. Vanessa Paradis – Love Song
  8. Little Boots – Motorway
  9. Pascal Parisot – Ça Alors
  10. Woodkid – Run Boy Run

Meanwhile, on the albums Claudia Brücken and Karl Bartos are getting ready to take over, and I predict an explosion of Depeche Mode over the next couple of weeks too.

Chart for stowaways – 16 March 2013

As things calm down slightly round here I can now bring you two slightly more sensible top fives. Singles:

  1. Brian Eno – Fractal Zoom
  2. Josh Wink – Higher State of Consciousness
  3. Delerium – Days Turn into Nights
  4. Röyksopp – Running to the Sea
  5. Phildel – Storm Song

Albums:

  1. Various Artists – Le Pop 2
  2. Various Artists – Pink Panther’s Penthouse Party
  3. Claudia Brücken – The Lost Are Found
  4. Various Artists – Asian Travels, Vol. 1
  5. Dead Can Dance – Spleen and Ideal

The Presets are still holding firm further down the chart, and Depeche Mode are sauntering around like they own the place as well, as you might expect.

Chart for stowaways – 2 March 2013

I have to warn you – the charts are a little bit odd this week due to some slightly unusual listening habits. Here goes:

  1. Josh Wink – Higher State of Consciousness
  2. Brian Eno – Fractal Zoom
  3. Cicero – Heaven Must Have Sent You Back to Me (Remix)
  4. Depeche Mode – Heaven
  5. Pet Shop Boys – Memory of the Future
  6. Chicane – Love on the Run
  7. Delerium feat. Michael Logen – Days Turn into Nights
  8. Röyksopp feat. Susanne Sundfør – Running to the Sea
  9. Phildel – Storm Song
  10. Pascal Parisot – Ça Alors