Another year is in the books and it’s time for the annual listing of the 100 biggest songs that ranked among my weekly top 40 chart from December 2013 to November 2014. It was magical year full of MAGIC! and “Magic” and a lovely twelve months of lovable hits from James Blunt and The Fray. We went “home” with A Great Big World and Andy Grammer, spun around in a “dance” with Milky Chance and Walk The Moon and ended up here with all that was awesome in the year we called 2014.
Peak positions listed are as of the last chart included in the year dated November 30, 2014. Those entries marked with a plus sign (+) had not yet reached their peak position as of the date. Ties in points were broken based on peak, number of weeks at peak and number of weeks in the top 40.
006. GRAFFITI6, “The Bridge” (719 points)
Writers/Producers: Jamie Scott, Tommy Danvers
Debut Date: April 27, 2014
Peak Date: July 13 to 20, 2014
Peak: #2 for two weeks
Weeks on Chart: 26
It was one of my most anticipated albums of last year, the album that would become The Bridge. I was eagerly waiting for the second effort from this English duo after falling in love with their music in 2011. Yet, the time passed, and though a few of the cuts made it up on YouTube, there was nothing further. I assumed that their U.S. label, Capitol, had shelved the album. Trust me, I would’ve said a few choice words to them had it not been for member Tommy Danvers releasing the masters on his own and giving us the most underrated album of 2014. It’s truly a gem.
An official single from the set wasn’t named before it dropped in April, so it was the title track that I decided upon to chart. It crashed into the top 30 upon its entry and quickly rose to #2 for two weeks, though it fell behind Scott’s own solo single, “My Hurricane”, as it also speedily moved up into the top spot for four weeks. Had that not occurred, I’m sure “The Bridge” could have given Danvers and Scott their third #1 as a duo (the other two being “Free” and “Stare Into The Sun” in 2012.)
Though the duo remains on a hiatus at this time given Scott’s budding career as a writer and his promotion of a much delayed solo album, now due in January, as well as Danvers’s own productions on some forthcoming releases, we really do need some sort of a reunion. Those jams are too hot to keep replaying on a record without hearing them live at least once. Still, given all the troubles trying to get this out in some form or another, I’m glad we got music period, quality music at that.