As the countries of the world (that celebrate it) prepare for Halloween today, I'd like to thank everyone for taking the time to check out the new Top Ten, and perhaps tune in while preparing for those adult costume parties. I'm afraid I don't have any scary Halloween music scheduled for today. Perhaps I'll start seeking out some suitable tracks for next year.
This week, we finally saw the fall of Sven Van Hees from his number one spot, relinquishing the position to Lee Ritenour's beautiful Waltz for Carmen. My friend, SAMBOX, finally has some movement this week, after hovering in the middle of the chart for so long. It seems the French are showing strength as Color Majesty's Paris succeeds to the number two position.
The French are not the only ones squeezing airplay at the station. The Italians are still in the game. With the loss of Papik's Io Inamorata, (featuring that wonderful crooner Matteo Brancaleoni) from the Top Ten, we find a new track bubbling under from local Italian-Canadian artist, Daniela Nardi and her Espresso Manifesto group. Like Papik, she is famous for her 2006 tribute, The Songs of Paolo Conte.
Amongst Daniela's covers on her latest work, Canto, is a track by another Italian artist, Joe Barbieri. Called Gira E Rigira, we are proud to add this to the This is Lounge playlist. Hopefully, I can find the time to do a small feature story here on the blog with regards to this new album.
I seem to be unintentionally waving a patriotic flag here, as we see another world renowned Canadian, Emilie-Claire Barlow, jump in at number ten with her cover of Diane Tell's massive 1980 hit, Si j'etas un Homme.
Also Bubbling Under this week, we find a new track from British chillout artist, Chillscape. Already playing his beautiful Ocean Spray, we add his latest, By The Lake, a beautiful Autumn inspired track perfectly suited for this time of year. Posted less than two weeks ago on Soundcloud, he is offering up the track as a Free Download. Check it out.
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