Ladies and gentlemen, thanks for returning to the EST blog. I’m your host, JC JSum, for the iSwing Top 40. Lots of new entries this week and a new Number 1 take place so let’s get started.
Mr. Automatic and Momo-Dono have the first of eight new tracks. Their, “Postmodern Love (Is So Passe)(Radio Edit),” arrives at 38. Deladap come in at 36 with thier latest, “Sassy.” Following her swinging performance at the Oscars Award’s Show a couple weeks ago, Janelle Monae arrives with her first iSwing Top 40. “Come Alive (War Of The Roses),” enters at 31.
Also arriving with her first iSwing Top 40 is Anet, with “Candyland,” at 35. Dance music legend Fedde Le Grand teamed up with singer. Josh Cumbee, and they score a hit called, “Dancing Shoes.” It’s new at position 26. OR3O debuts at 24 with, “Help Me.” The song was long anticipated and doesn’t disappoint. OR3O last visited just over a year ago with, “All Eyes On Me.” Jami2 comes in at 22 with, “Undo.” This is a fun track that sounds like The Pussycat Dolls dabbled in Electro Swing. It’s a real bopper.
A Big Swinging Shoutout goes to Swingamajig. Swingamajig returns for its eighth edition this May. It’s a fascinating festival that celebrates all things vintage. Located in the Birmingham Botanical Gardens in the United Kingdom, Swingamajig is a day of absolute fascination and wonder. Surely an event not to be missed. Swingamajig takes place May 8, 2020. And Top Swinging Entry belongs to Swingamajig headliners, Oh My God It’s The Church. They bring the ultra funky, “Where Did You Get Those Shoes (Duke Skellington Remix)” to number 21.
As for top tier action, The Swinghoppers score a second Top 10, at 10, with, “S Gon Give It To Ya.” It follows their highly successful, “Party Like It’s 1920,” with Wolfgang Lohr, which slips to number 8. Madam Misfit falls to number 9 with her take of, “Inspector Gadget.” Dutty Moonshine Big Band and Hypeman Sage lift two positions to 7 with the very energetic, “Big Band Fam.” Earlier this week, Dutty Moonshine Big Band announced the title of second single to be released from their upcoming album, City Of Sin. Due February 28 is, “Fever” featuring Crash Party.
Minimatic’s, “The Whistler” slips to 6. Down from 4. Stepping up a spot to number 5 is MelleeFresh and SpekrFreks with, “Murder (Extended Mix).”
Varrick Frost makes a giant eleven position leap into the Top 10 to land at 4. This gives him his second Top 10 this year already. “Sweet Dreams,” featuring Wolfgang Lohr and Alanna Lyes reached number 6 last month. And Varrick Frost fans, you’ll be glad to know he released new Swing/House banger, “Luci’s Game,” this week. Wolfgang Lohr and Loredana Grimaudo spent three weeks on top with, “Twenties.” Sadly it drops to number 3 this week.
Cut Capers make a five spot jump with, “Let’s Start Again (Odd Chap Electro Swing Remix),” to land in runner-up position.
And the newest Number 1 is, “Melancolia,” by Caravan Palace. This is now the fourth song to reach Number 1 from Caravan Palace’s album, Chronologic. “Plume” had a four week run on top in August and September. And “About You,” featuring Charles X, hit in July. “Miracle,” was the first landing on top last March.
“Melancolia,” is Caravan Palace’s tenth Number 1. That’s it for iSwing Top 40 this week. Check back next week to see if Caravan Palace hangs on to Number 1, or will Odd Chap’s remix of “Let’s Start Again” take top honours? Until then, keep your head in the clouds and keep swinging for the stars.
01. Caravan Palace – Melancolia
02. Cut Capers – Let’s Start Again (Odd Chap Electro Swing Remix)
03. Wolfgang Lohr & Loredana Grimaudo – Twenties
04. Varrick Frost – Clockwork
05. MelleeFresh/SpekrFreks – Murder (Extended Mix)
06. Minimatic – The Whistler
07. Dutty Moonshine Big Band vs Hypeman Sage – Big Band Fam
08. The Swinghoppers & Wolfgang Lohr – Party Like It’s 1920
09. Madam Misfit – Inspector Gadget
10. The Swinghoppers – S Gon Give It To Ya
11. Lamuzgueule – Bad Romance
12. Free Shots – Dance Monkey
13. Eminem/Electric Swing Circus – Lose Yourself To The Bella Belle (James Jive Mashup)
14. PiSk – Hummin’ To Myself
15. Little Violet – Limits (Jamie Berry Remix)
16. Ariana Savalas – Legendary Lover
17. Lamuzgueule/Chanson D’Occasion – Umbrella
18. Defunk/Megan Hamilton/Wes Writer – Can’t Buy Me (Bugle Bot & Cryztal Grid Remix)
19. Glenn Gatsby – Whats The Reason (Club Mix)
20. Postmodern Jukebox/Aly Ryan – 99 Luft Ballons
21. Oh My God It’s The Church – Where Did You Get Those (Shoes)(Duke Skellington Remix)🆕
22. Jami2 – Undo 🆕
23. Postmodern Jukebox/Allison Young – Mr Blue Sky
24. OR3O – Help Me 🆕
25. Michael Buble – Everything (Benny Davids Remix)
26. Fedde Le Grand vs Josh Cumbee – Dancing Shoes 🆕
27. Tape Five – Lady Moustache
28. Masami Makino – Check It Out Jazz
29. Lyre Le Temps – My Generation
30. Anet – Candyland 🆕
31. Janelle Monae – Come Alive (War Of The Roses) 🆕
32. Postmodern Jukebox/Ashley Stroud – Good As Hell
33. SoDown/Michelle Sarah – Alright
34. Mr. Jazzek feat. Lil Hardin Armstrong – Oriental Swing
35. Glenn Gatsby – I Wonder Where
36. Deladap – Sassy 🆕
37. Riff Kitten – Swag Rag
38. Mr. Automatic feat. Momo-Dono – Post-Modern Love (Is So Passe)(Radio Edit) 🆕
39. Welcome To The Brass Department (Klischée Remix)
40. Puppini Sisters/Pasadena Roof Orchestra – I Wanna Dance With Somebody