It’s been such a long time since I’ve blogged about the Fingertips Top 10 that the entire chart, but for the number one song, is new (newcomers since the last blog update are marked with an asterisk). Check it out:

1. “Albert” – Ed Laurie
2. “Some Are Lakes” – Land of Talk*
3. “Me and Armini” – Emiliana Torrini*
4. “A Little Tradition” – Novillero*
5. “The Crook of My Good Arm” – Pale Young Gentlemen*
6. “Rosa” – Samuel Markus*
7. “Un Día” – Juana Molina*
8. “Morning Tide” – the Little Ones*
9. “HYPNTZ” – Dan Black*
10. “New Song” – Your 33 Black Angels*

“Rosa” and “New Song” are brand new this week. “Albert,” which entered at #1, has remained there. Juana Molina’s hypnotic “Un Día” is probably one of the more unusual Top 10 songs I’ve listed over the years, lacking anything like an obvious hook, although Dan Black’s unexpectedly poignant cover of a song by the Notorious B.I.G. is also an oddity, perhaps, in the Fingertips universe.

For those relatively new to Fingertips, note that the Top 10 list is my way of putting a little bit of extra attention on ten particularly wonderful songs at any given time. It’s important to remember, however, that Fingertips only features carefully filtered music to begin with, so you can’t go wrong with any of the MP3s featured here.

Songs remain in the Top 10 for a maximum of three months, before they are retired to the Retired Top 10 Songs page, of all places.



  1. Crazy Eddy on Wednesday October 22, 2008

    ALBERT and NEW SONG are great bookends! Thanks!


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