The WEXT Top 15

From our friends at Exit 97.7 WEXT, the 15 most-played songs on the station during the last week:

  1. Dance With Me - Old 97s
  2. Shut Up and Let Me Go - The Ting Tings
  3. Violet Hill - Coldplay
  4. Fighter Girl - Mason Jennings
  5. Glad It's Over - Wilco
  6. Hollow Man - R.E.M.
  7. I'm Amazed - My Morning Jacket
  8. No Hiding Place - Elvis Costello & The Imposters
  9. Only Memory - Matthew Loiacono
  10. 1492 - Counting Crows
  11. Always Where I Need to Be - The Kooks
  12. Burn You Up, Burn You Down - Big Blue Ball ft. Peter Gabriel
  13. Dream Catch Me - Newton Faulkner
  14. Fear - Paddy Casey
  15. Frankie's Gun - The Felice Brothers

Last week's Top 15.

After the jump, songs that will hit the playlist for the first time this week -- including something from The Cure. And a note about why we run this list.

Adds for this week:

The New Love Song - Joshua James
Freakshow (Mix 13) - The Cure
Hard Times - Ryan Bingham
Life, Love & Laughter - Donavon Frankenreiter
Do You Wanna - The Kooks

Last week, Amy posted a comment asking why we post this list each week. It's a fair question, so here's why:

We feel like WEXT is aiming for the same thing as AOA. One of the reasons we started AOA was to help people be more engaged with what's going on in our area, whether it's food or people or politics or whatever. The folks at EXT are trying to do the same thing, albeit along a different path, by highlighting local music, talking with people in the community about their favorite songs, or just simply playing good music.

We also like the fact that WEXT is owned (so to speak) and run by people who live right here in the region. We've met them, sat across the table from them, and eaten french fries with them. Chris and Dave seem like good guys who are trying to make a difference.

In the end, we think the station is a good thing. It makes life here just a little bit better. So, we're happy to post their top 15 each week because it helps us highlight one of the interesting cultural threads in this area. And we think they feel the same way about us, because they mention items from AOA now and then. But even if they didn't, we'd still be big fans of the station and what they're doing.

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