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The Mayhem Monthly Top 20 Song Chart – August 2022 September 25, 2022


Very, very late indeed, but here comes the sixth monthly Mayhem Top 20 Song Chart, this time for August 2022, and it remains as eclectic as most of our previous charts. There are some weird and wonderful strange bedfellows in this list, just like those charts of my youth. The number one for August is the rather splendid Newcastle act, Cat Ryan with their incredible single “Rex Mundi”. They are followed closely by four acts who have not appeared in the song chart before, Trunky Juno, Thrillhouse, Matt James, and Lynx Deluxe. The latter made it into the artist chart for August. Check out Matt James’ new album, ‘Breaking The Fall’, a set of fine songs from a former member of one of my favourite bands, Gene! Politics and passionate, powerful opinions are represented by Captain Ska with “Blood On Your Hands” at number 6, Muse with “Will Of The People” at number 19, and the magnificent current single full of monumental power, passion, and anger from Delilah Bon, “Dead Men Don’t Rape” at number 10. Vaquelin, one of York’s finest bands have appeared in the song chart four months in a row now, their latest single “Broken Window” is at number 20. Classic soul and reggae are represented by Holland and Dozier and Junior Byles. The Streets, Arctic Monkeys, Just Jack, Yungblud, and Pale Waves are all here. Early Italian House Disco music is at number 17 with Silvetti’s “Spring Rain”. Tom Waits is at ten, while classical music gets a look in with the beautiful and haunting piano piece “Metamorphosis No. 4” composed by Philip Glass at number 16. Hannah Robinson has featured in the Mayhem charts a few times and she returns as the voice of J.A.G. on “Fools Lie”. We would love to hear your thoughts on the Mayhem Song Top 20 Chart. Check out the complete list below and click here to access a Spotify playlist of the whole top 20!

1 Rex Mundi – Cat Ryan
2 Oxford English Dictionary – Trunky Juno
3 Cruel Twist Of Fate – Thrillhouse
4 Champione – Matt James
5 Jane Goodall – Lynx Deluxe
6 Blood On Your Hands – Captain Ska
7 Why Can’t We Be Lovers – Holland and Dozier
8 Brexit At Tiffany’s – The Streets
9 Tom Traubert’s Blues (Four Sheets To The Wind In Copenhagen) – Tom Waits
10 Dead Men Don’t Rape – Delilah Bon
11 Curly Locks – Junior Byles
12 Starz In Their Eyes – Just Jack
13 Fools Lie – J.A.G
14 Star Treatment – Arctic Monkeys
15 Tissues – Yungblud
16 Metamorphosis No. 4 – Philip Glass/ Jenny Lin
17 Spring Rain – Silvetti
18 Lies – Pale Waves
19 Will Of The People – Muse
20 Broken Window – Vaquelin

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“Cruel Twist Of Fate” – Thrillhouse August 8, 2022

Filed under: Review — justwilliam1959 @ 10:16 pm
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When a band posts on Twitter “Our new tune is out on Friday. We ain’t got no money for PR, as usual. Soooo… anyone up for reviewing it? Means you get to hear it early! Scathing, brutal and unfair reviews very welcome” my interest is piqued. Thrillhouse did precisely this in respect of their new single last week. It is called “Cruel Twist Of Fate” and was launched in the wider world, I mean apart from those stuck-up privileged, snotty, superior, reviewers like me, who got it early, on Friday 5th August. I don’t like doing bad reviews, I’m not comfortable with it, but if I have to I will, and if someone invites a scathing, brutal, unfair review, what is an old bloke to do? Well, he needs to listen to the song first at least. I did just that, four times, albeit a bit late, considering it is now Monday. I had all my scathing, brutal, and unfair words ready and loaded into my sawn-off lexicon. Sorry to disappoint you though, I really didn’t need them! This is a great electro-pop track that also includes some fine more “organic” instruments, notably piano and electric guitar. If the Thompson Twins had a sweaty bout of illicit sex on the beach with Orchestral Manouvres In The Dark (OMD) with sand gathering in every available crease while Hall and Oates’s 1980s backing band were soundtracking them doing the two-backed beast, this fine song, “Cruel Twist Of Fate” would be the result some 9 months later. Thrillhouse refer to themselves as generic indie garbage and maybe there is a tiny element of generic and maybe even a pinch of indie, but garbage? Seriously, no way! I bloody love this single which is full of hooks and melodies to die for. I will spend the next few days acquainting myself with more of Thrillhouse‘s great tracks. I urge you to do the same. I am sorry Thrillhouse I so wanted to be scathing, brutal, and unfair, but you have made such a great song, I couldn’t! Click here to check out their fabulous collection of songs on Spotify!

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