Kicknote Charts: Week 5

KN_Gold_RecordThis past week saw two newcomers and one repeat winner. The top three this week, in order, were Kings of Leon, Daft Punk, and Backdrop.

Kings of Leon is an alt rock/indie band out of Nashville, TN. The band consists of three brothers and a cousin. Their single “Use Somebody” has been on the Billboard Hot 100 for 38 straight weeks to date. They have released four studio albums so far, with plans for a fifth in 2010. Single to check out: “Use Somebody.”

Daft Punk is an acid-house/techno group from Paris. They are probably best known in the US for having their song “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” sampled by Kanye West. Other popular songs include “Around the World” and “One More Time.” They are known for their high-energy live performances, and will also be featured in the upcoming video game DJ Hero. Single to check out: “One More Time.

Backdrop is a group everyone should be familiar with by now. This marks the third time they have made their way into the Kicknote Top Three. The alt/rock/pop trio has several shows coming up around Iowa City in the coming weeks, so check out their websites for the dates. Single to check out: “Almost Over.”

Congrats to all our artists. Check back next week to see who’s topping the charts.