Malta: Bay Radio Counts Down the Local HitsWritten by Marc Calleja Bayliss
The month of November is already coming towards an end and with December looming, that means one of many things in the Maltese Islands but then again, the most important event in the local music calender that takes place is surely the Bay Music Awards which have been announced to be taking place on Monday 12th December, the eve of a public holiday. Until then though, the artists will surely continue releasing material because it is their art at the end of the day and some of the tunes that are being emitted on radios at the moment are purely fantastic pieces with stunning productions. Nathan D continues to count down the local hits on his show through Bay Radio on Saturday afternoon between 13:30 and 14:30.
The releases have not stopped and each and every week, artists are bringing out their material. Some of the artists inter-related with the world of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest who have just released brand new songs include none other than Corazon (2009) and (2008) amongst others but then again, there are two new entries in this weeks' chart update. Commencing at number #10 are Ellie & The Oscars whose brand new song '' will surely be hoping to emulate the success achieved with predecessor songs. Joining them as a new entry are the group Funk Initiative who have changed their style completely with their second track entitled ''. This latter track works out the basics of classical music as well actually and fits in the typical winter weather which Malta seems to be coming accustomed to quite quickly. Amongst the new entries, there also marks a non-mover in the chart coming in position number #5 in the form of Corina ft. Toby with the track 'Someone New' which has been in the chart for quite some time.
In the meantime, it is quite notable that some entries do not spend a lot of time in the chart or when they do, eventually they lose their status and start headlining the lower echelons before finally leaving the chart completely to make space and room for brand new tracks which the people would love to listen to instead. Coming in position number number #6 is Kristina Casolani with the track '', which has been worked on by Ruby and Mark U-Bahn. This is a song which has for example been nominated for the best remix of a track in the upcoming edition of the Bay Music Awards. Joining the downfall as well is a song which is a little bit higher at position number #3 and had been the leader for the past three weeks. I am speaking about the group Bridget Bone whose track '' maintains enough momentum to spend a month in the top three.
There are also a number of tracks which have gained prominence over the past couple of days and in fact, a number of new entries of the past week have managed to garner support. Starting with the lower echelons of the charts, one would find the collaboration with the group Red Electrick formerly managed by Jagged House along with Ray Mercieca of the group 'The Riffs'. They come in position number #8 with a track which bears the name ''. Just above them, is the best male artist of the 2011 Malta Music Awards in the form of Aaron Benjamin whose track entitled 'Let's Dance' makes its mark at position number #7. It is typical of the style that the singer has been coming up with but works its way beautifully to a climax. Having come into the chart just last week, the group Dolls for Idols manage to peak at number #4 already with their new track ''.
There are another two songs which have managed to peak though and these come in the best positions in the chart, meaning number #2 and number #1 and commencing with the former, one would see a track which has been taking up a spot for more than a month now in the form of 'I Mean It ... I Want It' performed by none other than the duo known as Of the Owl but then again, at the top position for the very first time, the nominees of the best new artist in the 2011 edition of the Bay Music Awards, Three Stops to China with their latest track ''. One could note a distinct sound for this group, one which the people seem to very much enjoy. This is their first time at the top of the charts and it will be interesting to see whether the people will keep them there for yet another week when Saturday comes and the latest chart in announced. Until then, thanks for following ESCflashmalta's latest chart update as announced by Bay Radio.
Source: Bay Radio