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

Preview – Vanessa Paradis

For reasons I’m probably not going to be able to adequately explain, I’ve been listening to a lot of French pop recently, so I was rather pleased when I spotted this, the comeback single from Vanessa Paradis. The new album Love Songs is out now, and this track is called Love Song. And it’s brilliant:

Chart for stowaways – 20 April 2013

Here are the singles for this week:

  1. Depeche Mode – Heaven
  2. Depeche Mode – Happens All the Time
  3. Pet Shop Boys – Winner
  4. Röyksopp – Running to the Sea
  5. Karl Bartos – Atomium
  6. Vanessa Paradis – Love Song
  7. Little Boots – Motorway
  8. Phildel – Storm Song
  9. Saint Etienne – When I Was Seventeen
  10. Depeche Mode – Welcome to My World

As predicted, the Depeche Mode takeover is in full force, as they hold onto the top spot for a fourth week in the album chart with Delta Machine and also re-enter at number 8 with Violator. They’ve also grabbed number 18 on the singles with Secret to the End and the number 1 breaker with Soft Touch/Raw Nerve, and are also firmly placed at the top of the artists chart this week.

Chart for stowaways – 6 April 2013

Things continue to gently shake around. Here are the singles:

  1. Depeche Mode – Heaven
  2. Röyksopp – Running to the Sea
  3. Vanessa Paradis – Love Song
  4. Little Boots – Motorway
  5. Delerium – Days Turn into Nights

And the albums:

  1. Depeche Mode – Delta Machine
  2. Karl Bartos – Off the Record
  3. Claudia Brücken – The Lost Are Found
  4. Gary Numan – I, Assassin
  5. The Presets – Pacifica

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.