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Radio 2 Top 20: Blue Rodeo are back in the saddle and back on the top 20

Editorial Staff

By Garvia Bailey

Welcome To The Country

Jim Cuddy and Greg Keelor are kind of like Canada’s McCartney and Lennon. They are a classic duo that are the heart of a band that has been making hits for decades. They can easily trade songwriting and singing duties back and forth, and they each interpret the Blue Rodeo style in their own subtle way.

The song “Never Too Late” is a Keelor creation, which he performed for the crew from CBC Music at the band’s famous woodshed studio.

Greg took us on a tour of the old country house, joking and adding colour commentary about the assortment of vintage objects, instruments and audio gear that pack the old house. There’s even a set of Beatles bobble head dolls on the windowsill.

After the tour, Greg and the band performed their song "Never Too Late" which débuts at number 20 on this weeks chart.

Newish Number One

Like a little kid learning to walk, Serena Ryder is up, then she's down, then up, oops she's down but this week she's up on her feet again up one place and back at the top of the chart. 'Everybody falls' she reminds us in in her latest song #1 hit "Fall". Check out the video featuring Mini-Serena.

The chart:

1. Serena Ryder, "Fall" (up one + new number one)

2. Bastille, "Bad Blood" (up four)

3. Foster the People, "Coming of Age" (up eleven+ hot shooter)

4. Sherman Downey and the Ambiguous Case, "The Right Idea" (up one)

5. Broken Bells, "Holding on for Life" (down five)

6. Rufus Wainwright, "Me and Liza" (down 2)

7. Fratellis, "She's Not Gone Yet But She's Leaving" (up seven)

8. Harlan Pepper, "Gimme Love" (up two)

9. Boy and Bear, "Southern Sun" (down six)

10. Matt Andersen, "Alberta Gold" (down one)

11. Jay Malinowski & the Deadcoast, "Patience Phipps" (down 3)

12. Rosanne Cash, "Modern Blue" (down five)

13. Kodaline, "Love Like This" (down two)

14. Scarlett Jane, "Aching Heart" (up six + most on-line votes)

15. Luke Nicholson, "Wait a Minute" (up two)

16. Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, "South" (up three)

17. Arcade Fire, "Afterlife" (down two)

18. Jake Bugg, "Me and You" (down three)

19. U2, "Ordinary Love" (down seven)

20. Blue Rodeo, "Never Too Late" (new entry)

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