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Radio 2 Top 20, Dec. 19: Hozier tops the chart with 'From Eden'

Editorial Staff

By Lana Gay

This week, Alan Doyle and Jenn Grant lead the online vote. The Wilderness of Manitoba jump back on the chart. Plus, there's a shakeup in the top five, including a brand new number one!

Are you ready for a song that I would put in the "ooof" category? You know, those songs that just hurt your heart in kind of a surprising way? Mo Kenney's "I Faked It" is more about the indifference of using a person who clearly is in love with you. It hurts in a way that we're not used to hearing in heartbreak songs. You don't really feel bad for the singer, but for the person on the other side of the song.

If you need a chill-out moment this holiday, watch the visualizer video for this song. It looks just like someone filmed a kaleidoscope view of wrapping paper — it’s mesmerizing! Down two to number 10 this week is the Decemberists' "Make You Better."

Your new number one song comes from an Irish musician who has had quite the year. He released his debut this fall, had a top 10 single around the world, played Saturday Night Live and was just nominated for a Grammy for the track “Take Me to Church.” Now Hozier’s up to the number one spot on the Radio 2 Top 20 with “From Eden.”

Radio 2 Top 20 for December 19, 2014:

20. Wilderness of Manitoba, "Big Skies"
19. Ryan Adams, "Stay With Me"
18. Mo Kenney, "I Faked It"
17. Amelia Curran, "Somebody Somewhere"
16. Knox Hamilton, "Work it Out"
15. Bahamas, "I Can't Take You With Me"
14. Hey Rosetta!, "Soft Offering (For the Oft Suffering)"
13. U2, "Every Breaking Wave"
12. Joshua Hyslop, "Living and Dying"
11. Lowell, "The Bells"
10. The Decemberists, "Make You Better"
9. Coldplay, "Ink"
8. Jenn Grant, "No One's Gonna Love You"
7. TV on the Radio, "Happy Idiot"
6. Elle King, "Ex's and Oh's"
5. Alan Doyle, "So Let's Go"
4. New Basement Tapes, "Kansas City"
3. Whitehorse, "Downtown"
2. Scott Helman, "Bungalow"
1. Hozier, "From Eden"

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