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The Radio 2 Top 20: Frank Turner makes an incredible recovery

Editorial Staff

By Lana Gay

Last week, Frank Turner had fallen completely off the chart. Before that, he’d not even been in the top 10 for a while. This week, he re-enters the chart all the way up here at number three with the aptly named “Recovery.”

And Luke Nicholson recently had a bad day. After dropping off his daughter at daycare, his car conked out on him. Instead of snarling up traffic, he managed to turn onto a side street to let his car recover. He didn’t have a cellphone on him but, as luck would have it, there was a policeman nearby. Nicholson asked to borrow his phone to get help, but the cop refused. So Nicholson got back into his car and it miraculously restarted. That’s when the cop came over and, motioning where Nicholson had made an illegal turn onto the side street, gave him a $100 ticket.

As he wallowed in his misfortune, Nicholson’s new number 10 song came on the radio. He sat there listening to himself sing “We all need ... a little love sometimes.”

The chart

1. Tegan and Sara, "I Was a Fool" (same + most online votes)

2. Serena Ryder, "What I Wouldn't Do" (same)

3. Frank Turner, "Recovery" (re-entry)

4. Passenger, "Let Her Go" (down one)

5. Don Brownrigg, "Sweet Dream Sleeper (up two)

6. Lindy, "Dark Matter" (down one)

7. The Grapes of Wrath, "Picnic" (down three)

8. Express and Company, "Carry Me Along" (up one)

9. Mumford & Sons, "Babel" (down one)

10. Luke Nicholson, "We All Need" (highest new entry)

11. Imaginary Cities, "Bells of Cologne" (up one)

12. Vampire Weekend, "Unbelievers" (down two)

13. Tom Odell, "Another Love" (up two)

14. City and Colour, "The Lonely Life" (down one)

15. Jasper Sloan Yip, "Show Your Teeth" (down four)

16. Franz Ferdinand, "Right Action" (same)

17. The Lone Bellow, "You Never Need Nobody" (down three)

18. Cat Empire, "Brighter Than Gold" (down one)

19. Iron and Wine, "The Desert Babbler" (same)

20. John Mayer, "Paper Doll" (re-entry)

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