Malta: The Year End Charts on Bay RadioWritten by Elaine Camilleri
Here we are, counting down Malta’s Top 10 in the last week of the year 2011. Great classics in this week’s top 10, with just one new entry, from Fellowfish at position number 10. The song, “”, got its first listen on Bay radio a month ago, and it seems to have started gaining popularity with the listeners. It’s a very relaxing song which style contrasts its lyrics; the every-day rush of our lives. The frontman of this ‘new’ band is none other than Keith Anthony, the male half of popular Gozitan band Chasing Pandora.
While that band is working in the background on what to do and where to go next, Anthony has also been keeping busy with his own side-project, a trio also featuring Christophe Ladret on percussions and Kristian Vella on guitars. The single is actually the title track of our upcoming album, which will be released very soon. It is “a subtle and sublime mix of social observation and light-hearted melody, promising to evoke new ideas and feelings beyond the ordinary”. The new band’s music is described by its frontman as “eclectic, with influences from contemporary artists such as Iron and Wine, Fink and Ben Harper”.
Another popular entry regains the 8th position this week; “” from Vandroo feat. Chess. It always was an in-out song but at least, it finished the year in a positive position. A quite-recent song from the group RiSE, “Star”, has gone down one position from last week, ending the year at position number 7. Formal number 1 song from Dolls for Idols, “”. Rock songs seem to have been quite a popular genre this year in the Maltese scene and during these 52 weeks, various rock songs have made it to the top 3.
No Snow/No Alps have maintained position number 6 this week, with the song “”. I don’t know for which reason, but this song gives me such a good feeling when I listen to it. It has a very versatile upbeat and a very catchy refrain. Great position to end the year No Snow/No Alps! And here it is, the crazy song which personally, I see it as Malta’s “I’m sexy and you know it” beat. Mathematikal distinguish themselves with this 80’s kind of electronic music, which seems to be regaining popularity in Malta thanks to this song. “” ends the year at position number 5, rising in position from last week. Corinna feat goes down one position this week, ending the year at position number 4 with the song “”.
Finally, cheers to this week’s top 3! At position number 3, Funk Initiative, with ormai their 2011 classic single, “”, which rose one position from last week. Red Electric & Ray Mercieca secured position number 2 and last but not least, at position number 1, <drumroll> … Bay’s 2011 charity song, “”, secures for the second week position number 1, thus ending the year on top.
Also featured in this week’s chart countdown, we got another listen to a couple of popular songs which made it to the top positions of the year 2011. These included BMA’s top awarded band, Airport Impressions’s song, “”, which personally, is my favourite single from this band, “” from Wintermoods, “” from No Snow/No Alps and last but not least, “” from Bridget Bone, who were nominated for the “Best New Comer” Award during the Bay Music Awards. Stay tuned to escflashmalta for new updates regarding the Maltese music scene! Happy New Year once again, dear readers! :)
Source: Bay Radio