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Radio 2 Top 20: Emma-Lee sends a rock 'n' roll shout-out

Editorial Staff

By Garvia Bailey

Emma-Lee's ode to her idol

Maybe it's a rhetorical question, maybe she is actually seeking out an answer, but whatever the case, Emma-Lee's song "What Would Tom Petty Do?" is not only gaining her lots of new fans, it has also reached the ears of those very close to her rock 'n' roll idol. Perhaps a duet with Tom Petty is in Emma-Lee's future? For now, she'll have to settle for a number nine debut on the Radio 2 Top 20.

The Black Keys hold on to the number 1 spot

The Black Keys have said that they were suffering from a case of post-success doldrums after releasing El Camino back in 2011. Now, they are back and better than ever with a new album called Turn Blue. "Fever" remains in the top spot this week and the bonus: another great video from the creative duo.

Slow Leaves gets deep

The latest song from Winnipeg's Slow Leaves is delicate and introspective. The video that accompanies the song follows the tiny inner life of a bird/man in the grips of an existential crisis. Yup, it’s actually just as odd as it sounds, but it's also quite awesome. Oddsome.

Would you like some sweet soul music with your fish and chips?

Up until a few years ago, Paolo Nutini thought he'd be taking over his dad's fish-and-chip shop, but a fateful night of karaoke changed all that. Nutini realized that deep inside his Italian/Glaswegian soul was a Motown crooner. Nutini enters the chart at 20 with "Numpty."

Here he is showing off. The tune is "Iron Sky."

Radio 2 Top 20 for May 9, 2014:

1. Black Keys, "Fever" (same)

2. Coldplay, "Magic" (same)

3. Sarah McLachlan, "In your Shoes" (up two)

4. Vance Joy, "Riptide" (down one)

5. Passenger, "Scare Away the Dark" (up five + hot shooter)

6. Hozier, "Take Me to Church" (same)

7. Tegan and Sara, "I'm Not Your Hero" (down three)

8. Ray LaMontagne, "Supernova" (up one)

9. Emma-Lee, "What Would Tom Petty Do?" (new entry + most online votes)

10. Sam Roberts Band, "Shapeshifter" (down two)

11. Jeremy Fisher, "Uh Oh" (new entry)

12. Arkells, "Never Thought That This Would Happen" (up two)

13. Slow Leaves, "Life of a Better Man" (new entry)

14. Royal Wood, "White Flag" (down three)

15. Kaiser Chiefs, "Coming Home" (down three)

16. Chrissie Hynde, "Dark Sunglasses" (up four)

17. Matt Andersen, "I Lost My Way" (up two)

18. David Gray, "I Lost My Way" (new entry)

19. Alysha Brilla, "Lifted" (down two)

20. Paolo Nutini, "Numpty" (new entry)

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