Our Loop Is Back With Otha On Top

We begin 2019 with a bit of cobwebs’ shaking. After a long hiatus, we recover our former section In the Loop, a weekly Top 40 with out favorite new tracks.

And the first number one in our brand new loop is Norwegian producer Othalie Husøy, better known as Otha. Her stripped-down, electronica-infused pop tunes remind us of Junior Boys or the best artist in the Italians Do It Better catalogue. Her second single, prophetically named ‘I’m On Top,’ literally tops the first edition of this new era for our chart.

Otha is closely followed by some tracks released at the end of 2018, London dance team CliQ featuring the vocals or Mrs. Banks and Alika setting the clubs on fire with ‘Anything I Do’ and the poptastic DIY indie band from County Durham, Martha, anticipating their third album with ‘Heart Is Healing.’ Two female vocalists, one American, Jessica Pratt, and one Frech, Charlotte Gainsbourg, complete the Top 5.

The rest of the chart has a mix of tracks from some of the most awaiting artists and albums of 2019, among them D’Angelo; Flohio with Clams Casino; Men I Trust; Young M.A.; Unloved; Deerhunter; Sharon Van Etten; Lana Del Rey and Beirut and veterans announcing their returns, such as Meat Puppets; Patty Griffin; Los Planetas teaming up with Niño De Elche for their new project Fuerza Nueva, and Mercury Rev who, next to some of the most acclaimed female vocalists -Hope Sandoval; Norah Jones; Laetitia Sadier; etc, reinterpret Bobbie Gentry’s album The Delta Sweete.

The rise of latin pop and urban music is well represented by the likes of Bad Bunny; Yung Beef; Ozuna and Melii and even a rarity by Radiohead made this week’s selection.

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1 Otha – I’m on Top
2 CLiQ feat. Ms Banks & Alika – Anything I Do
3 Martha – Heart is Healing
4 Jessica Pratt – Poly Blue
5 Charlotte Gainsbourg – Such a Remarkable Day
6 Flohio feat. Clams Casino – Pounce
7 Fuerza Nueva – Los Campanilleros
8 Noname – Song 31
9 D’Angelo – Unshaken
10 Men I Trust – Say, Can You Hear
11 Young M.A – Bleed
12 Unloved – Love
13 Lizzo – Juice
14 Bad Bunny feat. Diplo – 200 MPH
15 Yung Beef feat. Marvin Cruz – 101 Dalmatas
16 21 Savage – letter 2 my momma
17 MorMor – Pass The Hours
18 Sharon Van Etten – Seventeen
19 Ozuna – Baila Baila Baila
20 Melii feat. Boogie with da Hoodie – HML
21 Deerhunter – Plains
22 Cigarettes After Sex – Neon Moon
23 Neon Indian – Heaven’s Basement (Theme From 86’d)
24 Cherry Glazerr – Wasted Nun
25 Nick Waterhouse – Song for Winners
26 Lana Del Rey – hope is a dangerous thing for a woman like me to have, but I have it
27 Elena Setién – She Was So Fair
28 FIDLAR – By Myself
29 Patty Griffin – River
30 Mercury Rev feat. Norah Jones – Okolona River Bottom Band
31 Meat Puppets – Nine Pins
32 Steve Gunn – Vagabond
33 Ex Hex – Cosmic Cave
34 Guided By Voices – The Rally Boys
35 Gesaffelstein feat. The Weeknd – Lost in the Fire
36 Bonnie “Prince” Billy – The Best of Folks
37 The Delines – Cheer up Charley
38 Beirut – Landslide
39 Girlpool – What Chaos is Imaginary
40 Radiohead – Ill Wind

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