Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The Mercyside 100: #10 to #1

Welcome to the final part of The Mercyside 100. On Saturday at around midnight I posted the DJ show revealing the 10 songs I played more than any other in 2013.

You can listen to that DJ show here:



But if you want to see the single/album artwork, or want to skip the show to find out The Top 10, here you go!


#10: Bangarang
Artist: Skrillex (feat. Sirah)
Album: Bangarang
Released: 2012

#9: Gentleman
Artist: PSY
Album: None
Released: 2013
Most played song of April 2013

#8: We Like Them Girls
Artist: Your Favourite Martian
Album: None
Released: 2012
Most played song of January 2013

#7: Back in the Saddle
Artist: Aerosmith
Album: Rocks
Released: 1976
Most played song of February 2013

#6: Get Low
Artist: Lil Jon
Album: Kings of Crunk
Released: 2002
Most played song of March 2013

#5: Blackout
Artist: Linkin Park
Album: A Thousand Suns
Released: 2010

#4: Thrift Shop
Artist: Macklemore and Ryan Lewis
Album: The Heist
Released: 2012

#3: Linchpin
Artist: Fear Factory
Album: Digimortal
Released: 2013

#2: Speaking in Tongues
  
Artist: Eagles of Death Metal
Album: Peace Love Death Metal
Released: 2004


Okay... so... here we are... at the end. Before I reveal the most played song of 2013 in my personal media player, let's recap from #100 to #2...

  • #100: Hey, Cruel World… - Marilyn Manson (Born Villain, 2012)
  • #99: Dead City Radio and the New Gods of Supertown - Rob Zombie (Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor, 2013)
  • #98: My Curse - Killswitch Engage (As Daylight Dies, 2006)
  • #97: Babylon - Skindred (Babylon, 2002)
  • #96: Supremacy - Muse (The 2nd Law, 2012)
  • #95: Ayo Technology - 50 Cent feat. Justin Timberlake and Timbaland (Curtis, 2007)
  • #94: 212 (feat. Lazy Jay) - Azealia Banks (1991, 2012)
  • #93: Right Now - PSY (PSYFIVE, 2010)
  • #92: YYZ - Rush (Moving Pictures, 1981)
  • #91: Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd (Pronounced Leh-Nerd Skin-Nerd, 1973)
  • #90: Cities on Flame With Rock and Roll - Blue Oyster Cult (Blue Oyster Cult, 1972)
  • #89: I Put a Spell on You - Screamin' Jay Hawkins (At Home With, 1956)
  • #88: Verta Ja Lihaa - Turmion Katilot (Hoitovirhe, 2004) - Most Played Song November 2013
  • #87: Get Up! (feat. Skrillex) - KoRn (The Path of Totality, 2011)
  • #86: Low Hangin' Fruit - Tenacious D (Rize of the Fenix, 2012)
  • #85: Children of the Grave - Black Sabbath (Master of Reality, 1971)
  • #84: Holy Diver - Killswitch Engage (As Daylight Dies, 2006)
  • #83: Drivel - The Union Underground (…An Education in Rebellion, 2000)
  • #82: The Ritual - Saul Williams (The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of NiggyTardust!, 2007)
  • #81: Tarantula (feat. Fresh) - Pendulum (Hold Your Colour, 2005)
  • #80: Dracula - Basement Jaxx (2011)
  • #79: Baby Got Back - Sir Mix-a-lot (Mack Daddy, 1992)
  • #78: Sax Man (feat. Jack Black) - The Lonely Island (Incredibad, 2009)
  • #77: Bom Bom - Sam and the Womp (2012)
  • #76: Korea - PSY (2012)
  • #75: Pussy Liquor - Rob Zombie (House of 1000 Corpses Soundtrack, 2003)
  • #74: Pull Me Under - Dream Theater (Images and Words , 1992)
  • #73: Vicarious - Tool (10,000 Days, 2006)
  • #72: I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For - Disturbed (Asylum, 2010)
  • #71: House of the Rising Sun - The Animals (The Animals, 1964)
  • #70: My Wall (feat. Excision and Downlink) - KoRn (The Path of Totality, 2011)
  • #69: Closer - Nine Inch Nails (The Downward Spiral, 1994)
  • #68: I'm on a Boat (feat. T-Pain) - The Lonely Island (Incredibad, 2009)
  • #67: Bad Girls - M.I.A. (Matangi, 2012)
  • #66: Last Child - Aerosmith (Rocks, 1976)
  • #65: White Limo - Foo Fighters (Wasting Light, 2011)
  • #64: Fishfingers - The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster (Horse of the Dog, 2002)
  • #63: Holy Wars... The Punishment Due - Megadeth (Rust in Peace, 1990)
  • #62: Fukken Über Death Party - Hanzel und Gretyl (2012: Zwanzig Zwölf, 2008)
  • #61: Jus' a Rascal - Dizzee Rascal (Boy in da Corner, 2004)
  • #60: Death By Diamonds and Pearls - Band of Skulls (Baby Darling Doll Face Honey, 2010)
  • #59: Slipping Away - Nine Inch Nails (Things Falling Apart, 2000)
  • #58: Fire Like This - Hardknox (Hardknox, 1997)
  • #57: Go Kindergarten (feat. Robyn) - The Lonely Island (The Wack Album, 2013)
  • #56: Crying Lightning - Arctic Monkeys (Humbug, 2009)
  • #55: Gold on the Ceiling - The Black Keys (El Camino, 2011)
  • #54: Scentless Apprentice - Nirvana (In Utero, 1993)
  • #53: People = Shit - Slipknot (Iowa, 2001)
  • #52: Redneck - Lamb of God (Sacrament, 2006)
  • #51: Sucked In - Jerk (When Pure is Defiled, 2003)
  • #50: Pass Out - Tinie Tempah (Disc-Overy, 2009)
  • #49: All Time Low - Nine Inch Nails (Hesitation Marks, 2013)
  • #48: Low (feat. T-Pain) - Flo Rida (Mail on Sunday, 2007)
  • #47: If I Had a Tail - The Queens of the Stone Age (…Like Clockwork, 2013)
  • #46: Broken out in Love - (Mark Crozer and The Rels (2012)
  • #45: Talk Dirty (feat. 2 Chainz) - Jason Derulo (Tattoos, 2013) - Most Played Song December 2013
  • #44: Wretches and Kings - Linkin Park (A Thousand Suns, 2010)
  • #43: Go Right Ahead - The Hives (Lex Hives, 2012)
  • #42: Enough Space - Foo Fighters (The Colour and the Shape, 1997)
  • #41: YOLO (feat. Adam Levine and Kendrick Lamar) - The Lonely Island (The Wack Album, 2013)
  • #40: Bodies - Drowning Pool (Sinner, 2001)
  • #39: The Great Destroyer - Nine Inch Nails (Year Zero, 2007) - Most Played Song August 2013
  • #38: Figure it Out - Serj Tankian (Harakiri, 2012)
  • #37: Elephant - Tame Impala (Lonerism, 2012)
  • #36: Given Up - Linkin Park (Minutes to Midnight, 2007)
  • #35: Salt in the Wounds - Pendulum (Immersion, 2010)
  • #34: Gangnam Style - PSY (PSY 6 (Six Rules), Part 1, 2012)
  • #33: I am the Warlock (with Jack Black) - Probot (Probot, 2004)
  • #32: Hot Monkey Hot Ass (Remix) - Black Moustache (Unmade Beds Soundtrack, 2009)
  • #31: Electric Worry - Clutch (From Beale Street to Oblivion, 2010)
  • #30: Suit and Tie (feat. Jay-Z) - Justin Timberlake (20/20 Experience, 2013)
  • #29: Radioactive - Imagine Dragons (Night Visions, 2012) - Most Played Song May 2013
  • #28: The Vulture - Pendulum (Immersion, 2010)
  • #27: Bassline Junkie - Dizzee Rascal (The Fifth, 2013)
  • #26: Niggas in Paris - Jay-Z and Kanye West (Watch the Throne, 2011)
  • #25: Structural Defect - Static-X (Machine, 2001)
  • #24: Kalopsia (with Trent Reznor) - The Queens of the Stone Age (…Like Clockwork, 2013)
  • #23: Night Street in Seoul (feat. YDG) - PSY (PSYFIVE, 2010)
  • #22: Hey Man, Nice Shot - Filter (Short Bus, 1995)
  • #21: Blurred Lines (feat. T.I., Pharrell Williams) - Robin Thicke (Blurred Lines, 2013) - Most Played Song July 2013
  • #20: Panic Station - Muse (The 2nd Law, 2012)
  • #19: Nobody to Love - Josh Homme and David Sardy (End of Watch Soundtrack, 2012)
  • #18: Black Skinhead - Kanye West (Yeezus, 2013) - Most Played Song September 2013
  • #17: Get to the Gone - Static-X (Machine, 2001)
  • #16: Carry on My Wayward Son - Kansas (Leftoverture, 1976)
  • #15: Church - T-Pain (Epiphany, 2007)
  • #14: Came Back Haunted - Nine Inch Nails (Hesitation Marks, 2013) - Most Played Song June 2013
  • #13: Smooth Sailing - The Queens of the Stone Age (…Like Clockwork, 2013)
  • #12: Do I Wanna Know? - Arctic Monkeys (AM, 2013) - Most Played Song October 2013
  • #11: Zerstoren - Rammstein (Rosenrot, 2005)
  • #10: Bangarang (feat. Sirah) - Skrillex (Bangarang, 2012)
  • #9: Gentleman - PSY (2013) - Most Played Song April 2013
  • #8: We Like Them Girls - Your Favorite Martian (2012) - Most Played Song January 2013
  • #7: Back in the Saddle - Aerosmith (Rocks, 1976) - Most Played Song February 2013
  • #6: Get Low - Lil John (Kings of Crunk, 2002) - Most Played Song March 2013
  • #5: Blackout - Linkin Park (A Thousand Suns, 2010)
  • #4: Thrift Shop - Macklemore and Ryan Lewis (The Heist, 2012)
  • #3: Linchpin - Fear Factory (Digimortal, 2001)
  • #2: Speaking in Tongues - Eagles of Death Metal (Peace Love Death Metal, 2004)

...so! The most played song on my personal media player last year was...



#1: Rock and Roll (In a Black Hole)
Artist: Rob Zombie
Album: Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor
Released: 2013

Such a great song. It's definitely been my favourite song to come out of 2013. It wasn't a single but I loved listening to this track since the first time it hit my ears. It's just awesome. I highly recommend you listen to it if you like groove metal, or Rob Zombie in general.

So there we go! After 7 weeks I've finally finished the list! I hope you've enjoyed reading, or listening, or both reading and listening to the 100 songs that shaped 2013 for me. Hopefully you've found some new stuff you've never heard before. Let me know if you have! It'll be great to know I've got you into something new.

Here's some statistics for you, if you're interested...

31 songs were not singles.
...which obviously means that 69 songs were singles!

Albums with Multiple Entries
A Thousand Suns - Linkin Park: #5 Blackout, #49 Wretches and Kings
As Daylight Dies - Killswitch Engage: #84 Holy Diver, #98 My Curse
Hesitation Marks - Nine Inch Nails: #14 Came Back Haunted, #49 All Time Low
Immersion - Pendulum: #28 The Vulture, #35 Salt in the Wounds
Incredibad - The Lonely Island: #68 I'm on a Boat, #78 Sax Man
Machine - Static-X: #17 Get to the Gone, #25 Structural Defect
PSYFIVE - PSY: #23 Night Street in Seoul, #93 Right Now
Rocks - Aerosmith: #7 Back in the Saddle, #66 Last Child
The 2nd Law - Muse: #20 Panic Station, #96 Supremacy
The Path of Totality - KoRn: #70 My Wall, #87 Get Up!
The Wack Album - The Lonely Island: #41 YOLO, #57 Go Kindergarten
Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor - Rob Zombie: #1 Rock and Roll (In a Black Hole), #99 Dead City Radio and the New Gods of Supertown

...all the above had two entries. One album had three entries...

...Like Clockwork - The Queens of the Stone Age: #13 Smooth Sailing, #24 Kalopsia, #47 If I Had a Tail

...and "...Like Clockwork" was my favourite album of 2013, which makes sense.

Another interesting entry above is that The Lonely Island is the only artist with two albums with multiple entries.

Most Entries - Artists
2 Entries - Aerosmith, Arctic Monkeys, Dizzee Rascal, Foo Fighters, Jack Black (1 with Probot, 1 with Tenacious D), Jay-Z (1 with Kanye West, 1 with Justin Timberlake), Justin Timberlake (1 with 50 Cent, 1 solo), Kanye West, Killswitch Engage, KoRn, Muse, Skrillex (1 with KoRn, 1 solo)
3 Entries - Linkin Park, Pendulum, The Queens of the Stone Age, Rob Zombie, T-Pain (1 with Flo Rida, 1 with The Lonely Island, 1 solo)
4 Entries - The Lonely Island
5 Entries - Josh Homme (3 with The Queens of the Stone Age, 1 with Eagles of Death Metal, 1 solo), Nine Inch Nails, PSY
6 Entries:
Trent Reznor (5 with Nine Inch Nails, 1 with The Queens of the Stone Age)
8 Entries:
Dave Grohl (3 with The Queens of the Stone Age, 2 with Foo Fighters, 1 with Tenacious D, 1 with Probot, 1 with Nirvana)

I can't believe, technically, Dave Grohl appeared 8 times in this list! Very odd!

Here's some charts showing you how often songs appeared by the year, or decade...


Didn't think there was much point putting individual years until 2000.

Considering there were only 4 years in the 2010s so far, that's a lot of recent entries.
More songs were played from 2012 than 2013, which, when you think about it, makes some sense. Songs that were released in 2012 had at least a whole year of opportunity to get played, where as, say, Talk Dirty by Jason Derulo, only had from August to December to get played.

Okay, so that's the end of the list! Next week I'll be bringing back The Rock and Metal Double Feature Show, so if you have any requests in rock or metal genres of music, let me know! The show will be up at around midnight, Saturday 1st March! Take care!

The Mercyside 100: #10 to #1: 24/2/14
Track listing:
Bangarang (feat. Sirah) - Skrillex
Gentleman - PSY
We Like Them Girls - Your Favorite Martian
Back in the Saddle - Aerosmith
Get Low - Lil John
Blackout - Linkin Park
Thrift Shop - Macklemore and Ryan Lewis
Linchpin - Fear Factory
Speaking in Tongues - Eagles of Death Metal
Rock and Roll (In a Black Hole) - Rob Zombie
Total running time: 01:10:13


See other parts of this listing!

Other entries you might want to read:
Big News Regarding My DJing - Personal Blog
The Metal Hour Show (20/1/14) - DJ Show
My Top 50 Favourite Video Game Villains - Listing


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