Top Ten Songs Playlists for May, 2012 – Here We Go Magic, Hallelujah the Hills, Beach House, Best Coast, Silversun Pickups
After analyzing the web statistics to determine which songs IRC listeners streamed and downloaded the most during the month of May, the Top 10 Songs playlists for the last full month of spring 2012 are in. Once again, our listeners have proven once again they have great tastes. For this post, we included the top five songs for each playlist with a link to the Top Ten Songs page for the complete playlist for each week in May. We’re currently collecting and analyzing our website data to determine the top songs for June. Please understand it takes time to do this and to create the playlists.
May 1st – May 7th
The first week of May was another great week for great singles from new album releases. Interestingly, of the Vol. I and Vol. II post playlists for the week, Ane Brun came out with the No. 2 spot of the week. That wouldn’t have been our choice for top track of the week, but hey, the Top 10 is determined by listeners. At No. 2, a more likely No. 1 song for the week, Reptar offer the standout track, “Sebastian.” To round out the Top 5 of the week are new singles from Mystery Jets, The Mowgils and Ramona Falls, respectively.
See the rest of the Top 10 Songs for May 1st to May 7th
May 8th – May 14th
Here We Go Magic has built a loyal following over the past few years with their unique style of infectious indie pop. Their new single, “How Do I Know?,” is rhythmically upbeat and infectious pop – in fact, a friend has already added it to a summer 2012 playlist she’s making, which will likely be posted on IRC, to kick-off the first summer playlist since the past couple of years successful Summer Mixtape Series.
The No. 2 spot went to Silveruns Pickups‘ newest single from their new release, Neck of the Woods. A second single from Here We Go Magic took the No. 3 spot, followed by Dana Boy and The Cribs to round out the Top 5.
See the rest of the Top 10 Songs for May 8th to May 14th
May 15th – May 21st
The second week of May delivered a number of anticipated new releases, especially from Beach House and Best Coast, whose singles, not surprisingly, took the No. 1 and No. 2 spots of the week, respectively, according to IRC listeners. Brooklyn’s synth pop trio Plushgun ranked at No. 3 for the week of May 15th, followed by Duquette Johnston and The Rebel Kings and Parlovr, at No. 4 and No. 5. The lower half of the Top 10 Songs for the week include, in order, new singles from fresh album drops by Apollo Ghosts, Carousel, Black Tambourine, Concubines and Violens.
“Roll Baby Roll” – Duquette Johnston and The Rebel Kings, new single for the season finale of Private Practice
See the rest of the Top 10 Songs for May 15th to May 21st
May 22nd – May 28th
This is a great week for lesser known bands with new albums as the Top 10 results clearly show; there are plenty of great songs in this playlist. A band that we named a band to watch a couple of years ago, Hallelujah The Hills, rocketed to the No. 1 spot this week with their lastest single, “Get Me in a Room,” whatever that means. The band’s newest album, No One Knows What Happens Next, received a five-star rating on Amazon. At No. 2 is the newest single, “Passage,” from the band Exitmusic, followed by an IRC 2010 Band to Watch, The Danks at No. 3; Shrouded Strangers at No. 4 and JBM to round out the top five.
See the rest of the Top 10 Songs for May 22nd to May 28th
Note: May 29th to May 30th will be included in the June Top 10 Songs