Weekly No. 1 Songs for October 2012 – Paul Banks, Ben Gibbard, Lord Huron and The Mountain Goats

paulbanksThe October Top 10 Songs playlists are in. We’ve crunched the numbers, and the No. 1 songs of the month go to Paul Banks (aka, Julian Pelinti of Interpol), Ben Gibbard (Death Cab For Cutie, Postal Service), Lord Huron and The Mountain Goats.

The weekly and monthly top songs are decided by the “votes” of the hundreds of thousands of people who visit on an average month. That means we go through all our web statistics and look for which singles received the most number of plays and downloads. Tomorrow we’ll publish the overall Top 10 Song of the Month, but you can view the weekly Top 10 Songs for all four weeks of October via the links below.

Paul Banks’ “The Base” No. 1 Song for the Week of October 23rd

Best known as the lead singer and guitarist of the band Interpol, musician Paul Julian Banks, has released his first solo album, Banks, as Paul Banks, and his newest single, “The Base” was voted by IRC listeners as the No. 1 song of the week. Banks released his first solo album in 2009 under the moniker Julian Plenti.

“The Base”Paul Banks from Banks (CD version; vinyl version)

See and listen to all the Top 10 Songs for Week of October 23rd

Ben Gibbard Tops the Charts for the Week of October 16 with “A Hard One To Know”

Death Cab for Cutie frontman and solo singer/songwriter Ben Gibbard top the charts for the week of October 16th with the track, “A Hard One To Know.” He also captured the No. 2 position with another track from his recent solo album, Former Lives. Click the link to the week’s Top 10 Songs below to hear the other Gibbard single and the other singles of the week.

“A Hard One To Know”Ben Gibbard from Former Lives (CD version; vinyl version)

View and listen to all the Top 10 Songs for the Week of October 16th

Lord Huron’s Upbeat Single “Time To Run” No. 1 for the Week of October 9th

Lord Huron’s “Time to Run” starts out quietly, like watching the first signs of the sun rising, and then breaks out into a glorious, uptempo song driven by acoustic guitar, synths and earth beats. This is repeated two other times in the song but without taking away too much from the song’s exhilarating jaunt. It was good enough to beat out awesome singles from the formidable A.C. Newman (who had two singles in the Top 10), plus Ty Segall, Dana Falconburry, Black Marble and others.

“Time to Run”Lord Huron from Lonesome Dreams

See all the Top 10 Songs for the week of October 9th

The Mountain Goats Capture First No. 1 Song of the Month with “Cry For Judas”

The Mountain Goats‘ lead single, “Cry For Judas,” from their newest album, Transcendental Youth, beat singles from new albums by Why?, Matt and Kim, and Beth Orton, for the No. 1 track for the first week of October.

“Cry For Judas”The Mountain Goats from Transcendental Youth

See all the Top 10 Songs for the week of October 2nd

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