THE SOUND OF 2011 : 61-80

61. Jessie J ft B.O.B – Pricetag
62. Far East Movement – Rocketeer
63. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Dream On
64. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Stop The Clocks
65. Florrie Arnold – Sunday Girl
66. U2 – Even Better Than The Real Thing (Jacques Lu Cont remix)
67. The Saturdays – My Heart Takes Over
68. Florence and the Machine – What The Water Gave Me
69. Kelly Clarkson – Mr Know It All
70. Hayley Westenra – World In Union
71. Caro Emerald – The Other Woman
72. Charlene Soraia – Wherever You Will Go
73. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Soldier Boys And Jesus Freaks
74. Nickelback – When We Stand Together
75. Martin Solveg – Hello
76. Aloe Blacc – I Need A Dollar
77. Nicola Roberts – Beat Of My Drum
78. Getta Jaani – Rockefeller Street
79. Beady Eye – Millionairre
80. Wretch 32 – Don’t Go

THE FRIDAY FIVE – 18.11.2011

1. Foster The People – Pumped Up Kicks
2. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – I Wanna Live In A Dream (In My Record Machine)
3. The Pipettes – Boo Shuffle
4. Coldplay – Paradise
5. Saw Doctors ft Petula Clark – Downtown

So, in keeping with the X-Factor themed chart, this week’s theme was Queen vs Lady Gaga. Further proof that I think they just make up the themes as they go along.

What it also meant, was that I had to think of five Lady Gaga songs I like. Not easy.

Having already done a Queen chart in September for Freddie Mercury’s 65th birthday, I had to think up five new songs. So here goes …..

FIVE LADY GAGA SONGS

1. Born This Way
2. Alejandro
3. Judas
4. Bad Romance
5. Just Dance

FIVE QUEEN SONGS

1. Bicycle Race
2. The Miracle
3. It’s A Hard Life
4. Now I’m Here
5. Somebody To Love

Meanwhile, this week has seen the 20th anniversary of the release of Achtung Baby, so, here’s a U2 top five for you.

The current edition of Q has a free album of covers of songs from Achtung Baby. If you don’t buy Q, try and download the Jacques Lu Cont remix of ‘Even Better Than The Real Thing’ and/or The Killers version of ‘Ultra Violet’, as it’s not a very good tribute album

FIVE U2 SONGS

1. The Fly
2. Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me
3. Night And Day
4. Hallalujah Here She Comes
5. Wild Honey

THE FRIDAY FIVE – 4.11.2011

1. The Feeling – A Hundred Sinners
2. U2 – Even Better Than The Real Thing (Jacques Lu Cont remix)
3. The Killers – Ultra Violet
4. Noel Gallagher’s high Flying Birds – AKA ……. What A Life
5. Florence and the Machine – Shake It Out

It’s been hard to escape, but the MTV EMA’s are only two days.

Really excited about this and proud to come from Belfast and Northern Ireland that we can host events of this scale. Just wish I had a ticket for it.

So, to commemorate this, behold five songs by Northern Ireland acts (and it was hard to leave songs out of this)

Enjoy

FIVE SONGS BY NORTHERN IRELAND ACTS

1. Baltimora – Tarzan Boy
2. Duke Special – Freewheel
3. Brianna Corrigan – Love Me Now
4. Relish – Rainbow Zephyr
5. Ash – Envy

As ever, a Top Five based on the previous week’s X-Factor theme. Last week’s theme was “Halloween”, which roughly translates as “Sing any aul shite dressed in fancy dress”

So, here’s a Halloween Top Five

FIVE HALLOWEEN SONGS

1. The Automatic – Monster
2. Ray Parker Jr – Ghostbusters
3. Boris Pickett – Monster Mash
4. The Cure – Lullaby
5. All Stars – Things That Go Bump In The Night