New Music United Top 20 Chart (April 20, 2012)

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Here are the 20 most popular blog singles on New Music United with notes by the editor:

  • The seven minute long free jazz version of a Suicide classic by Neneh Cherry & The Thing conquers the number one spot in true NMU-style! (This must be the first time she shares a chart with her Swedish colleagues from Abba!)
  • Danish artists are back on the chart with strong performances by Anders Trentemøller (featuring Marie Fisker singing a Gun Club song!), Choir of Young Believers, Mikael Simpson, Tim Christensen and Efterklang.
  • My dear old friend Douglas McCarthy is in the chart with two songs. This time not with Nitzer Ebb, but as a guest vocalist with Motor and with a very strong solo single!
  • Three classic songs on the chart this week: Abba, Steely Dan and Carl Douglas! Hahaha…
  • And I feel so good about publishing a chart that has a John Cale remix on it. Now, how many people can say that when they wake up in the morning?

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Neneh Cherry – Dream Baby Dream (Suicide Cover Version) (2012) 1
Foster The People – Pumped Up Kicks (2011) 2
Trentemøller – My Dreams (2012) 3
Abba – Dancing Queen (1976) 4
M.I.A. – Bad Girls (2012) 5
Choir Of Young Believers – Sedated (Mikael Simpson Remix) (2012) 6
Sigur Rós – Ekki Múkk (2012) 7
Motor feat. Douglas J. McCarthy – The Knife (2012) 8
Madonna – Girl Gone Wild (2012) 9
Jack White – Sixteen Saltines (2012) 10
Tim Christensen & The Damn Crystals – Surprise Me (2011) 11
M83 – We Own The Sky (2009) 12
Steely Dan – Aja (1977) 13
Carl Douglas – Kung Fu Fighting (1974) 14
Choir of Young Believers – Hollow Talk (2011) 15
Douglas J. McCarthy – Hey (2012) 16
John Cale – Whaddya Mean By That (Maria Minerva’s Freaky Cafe Del Mar Remix) (2012) 17
Pete Doherty – Hitsvile 2 (2012) 18
Soulsavers feat. Dave Gahan – Longest Day (2012) 19
Trentemøller – Tide (Efterklang Remix) (2011) 20

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