Anberlin’sFeel Good Drag has set a record for 53 weeks on the Alternative Charts
UNIVERSAL REPUBLIC RECORDS has set the MEDIABASE Alternative chart record for the most consecutive weeks on the chart with ANBERLIN – Feel Good Drag. The smash hit song has logged 53 consecutive weeks on the Alternative chart as of October 3rd. The previous Alternative chart record was held by VIRGIN RECORDS with THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS – The Kill.
Here are some of the singles/songs I liked from 2008
Anberlin – Feel Good Drag (Tiger Cover)
A remake from Never Take Friendship Personal, this version is already a top ten modern rock hit.
Jon McLaughlin – Beating My Heart
The follow up album featured this song with a decidedly dance/pop direction not seen in his previous work.
Switchfoot – This Is Home From The Prince Caspian Soundtrack and the new song on their greatest hit collection. Switchfoot managed to weather the storm of being dropped from their label, and Jon Foreman found time for 4 solo ep’s and a side band called Fiction Family. Look forward to new music in 2009.
Bob Dylan – Dreamin of You
The first single from what was my favorite Dylan album since 1989’s Oh Mercy
Brandon Heath – Give Me Your Eyes
Just a great song
Cool Hand Luke – Buy The Truth
Cool Hand Luke returned with this single from their “The Sleeping House” album and with lyrics like “If I had a dime for every dollar I’ve wasted trying to be happy …” you know you will be challenged and enlightened.
Falling Up – Good Night Planetarium
From 2007’s Captiva and also on their Best of collection released in 2008. Another fine song from this under-rated band.
Family Force 5 – Dance or Die
Fever was the first single but I liked the 70’s vibe to this one better
I love music. I honestly don’t know what I’d do without it. But if there’s one thing I never got when it comes to music, it’s bands who write lyrics that are almost impossible to decipher. But somehow, a lot of my favorite bands have been like that. Such is the case with Anberlin, back with their fifth album, New Surrender.
Nothing’s changed with the band. They still have the same sound they did when they started out. They’ve also stuck with their you-have-to-have-a-special-decoder-ring-to-understand-what-this-song-is-about lyrics. They also remade an old song of theirs, from their sophmore album, Never Take Friendship Personal. The song, “Feel Good Drag,” definitely needed the remake.
They also have some pop/rock songs on here, most notable “Retrace” and “Breathe.”
But, of course, those kind of songs aren’t the majority of the album. There are a handful of good Alt. Rock songs here, such as “Haight Street,” “Disappear,” “Blame Me! Blame Me!” and “The Resistance.”
I don’t know how they do it. They go to make an album, and they never disappoint. Hopefully, their latest effort will get the attention it deserves.
Feel Good Drag
With Feel Good Drag climbing the charts it looks like New Surrender may just get that attention. Along with making top ten lists around the web, look for it to be in my top of the year list as well.