Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Chart Wednesday (Week of August 21, 2010); KROQ features Switchfoot; more Lollapalooza photos; More Goo Goo Dolls tour news

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It's the chart week of August 21, 2010, and it's that time again to report on all the chart happenings related to Switchfoot!

This week, "The Sound" leaps to No. 13 on the Billboard Alternative songs chart, matching the band's effort with "Mess of Me," in just it's 14th week. At the same point, "Mess of Me" was only at No. 16! And there is still growth with the track, with potential for the song to really soar into the Top 10. Great job on the single so far, friends!

"Your Love Is a Song" has stalled a bit on the Christian charts, holding at 13 on Christian CHR but advancing to No. 21 on the National Christian Songs chart. But on mainstream Mediabase Hot AC, the track has moved to No. 41 from 46. It is steadily growing on Hot AC. Expect it to continue this steady progress.


In what has been a HUGE boost for "The Sound" single, KROQ in Los Angeles has played the song quite a bit in the last few days. They also have a feature on their website about the new album and the song. Here's what they said:

When Switchfoot went in to the studio to record their last album, Hello Hurricane, they recorded enough music for FOUR full-length albums, which may be why it sounds somewhat similar to their new upcoming album Vice Verses.  But don’t be fooled though, their new album is going to rock like the last and their new song “The Sound” proves just that.



Lollapalooza staff posted photos from Switchfoot's set. Here are some of the good ones:

Click here to see the whole set.


The positive reviews keep pouring in for Switchfoot during their opening gig for the Goo Goo Dolls. The Weekender had this to say:

You really don’t know just how many songs the Goo Goo Dolls have since they began in 1986 — or how good many of them are — until you see the band live. Rzeznik is a great frontman who engages his audience, and his audience ate up every smile and gesture.

The same can be said for Switchfoot’s singer Jon Foreman, who leapt out into the crowd for the first two songs of the band’s 45-minute set, “Dare You to Move” and “Stars.” A blistering “Mess of Me” preceded a good acoustic cover of Tom Petty’s “I Won’t Back Down.”

“This is Your Life,” from 2009’s “The Beautiful Letdown” was anthemic, while “Free” was explosive as it ended with a big drum and flashing lights flourish. “The Sound (John M. Perkins’ Blues),” a song about a civil rights activist from last year’s “Hello Hurricane,” was powerful and aggressive. Switchfoot ended its set with its best song of the night, the hit “Meant to Live.”


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