Every Sunday from 5 to 7pm, Surge Station Manager David Gilani and I present The Official Surge Chart Show on Surge. We countdown the top 20 songs played during the week on Surge, taking a look at the climbers, fallers, new entries, re-entries, and of course the number-one song of the week. We also invite listeners to predict what will be the week’s top track, offering the chance to win Twisted tickets to those who guess correctly. At the end of each show, we chat briefly about potential hits for the following week.
We began the chart show this year on October 2nd, looking at the top songs of freshers’ week 2011. Ed Sheeran’s second single ‘You Need Me, I Don’t Need You’ topped the first chart, ahead of Maroon 5’s ‘Moves Like Jagger’ and ‘Feel So Close’ by Calvin Harris. For the following week, we identified Rihanna’s ‘We Found Love’, Snow Patrol’s ‘This Isn’t Everything You Are’ and Dappy’s ‘No Regrets’ as potential hits for the following Sunday, and we were partly right. Rihanna topped the October 9th chart, with Maroon 5 sticking at number two and Ed Sheeran dropping down to three; Snow Patrol came in at number nine, and Dappy failed to make the chart at all.
Our primary identification for a potential hit the following week, Ed Sheeran’s ‘Lego House’ didn’t quite make it, but did reach number four on October 16th. After three weeks at number two, ‘Moves Like Jagger’ finally took the top spot, ahead of boy band One Direction and top-five mainstay ‘Feel So Close’. For October 23rd we predicted the new Gym Class Heroes single ‘Stereo Hearts’ (featuring Maroon 5’s Adam Levine) would reach number one, and we were spot on. ‘Lego House’ remained at number four, ‘What Makes You Beautiful’ dropped down a place, and Bombay Bicycle Club somehow made it all the way to the second spot.
For this week (October 30th), we have four main predictions for the top spot: last week’s number one ‘Stereo Hearts’, the midweek number one ‘Paradise’ by Coldplay, the midweek number two ‘Lego House’, and Coldplay’s new single ‘Princess of China’ featuring Rihanna. If you want to find out who will take the top spot, then tune into Surge at surgeradio.co.uk from 5pm tomorrow with myself and David! Get in touch with your prediction and you could win Twisted tickets! Also, a rundown of the chart will be posted on The Edge website every week, either on Sunday evening or Monday.