The December 31, 2011 Canadian singles chart indicates that 2012 is going to begin well. Songs that appeared late in the year, though not making it into the Top 100 of the year 2011, have a good chance of making it to the Top 100 of 2012. Delivering the goods are Santa’s Canadian reindeer, eh.
Rudolph: Leading the Canadian team is Abbotsford, B.C.’s Victoria Duffield. Her “Shut Up and Dance” is holding steady at #12. Is this its peak or will it climb further in 2012?
Dasher: The dashingly handsome Biebs is still hangin’ tough at #14. “Mistletoe” peaked at #9 earlier. Will it surpass its previous peak as we approach Christmas Day?
Dancers:“Hit Me Up” by Shawn Desman’s little brother Danny Fernandes, featuring Palestinian-Canadian rapper (and belly dancer?) Belly, and Josh Ramsay of Marianas Trench has stalled at #22. The question is, has it stalled simply due to the cold weather? And speakin’ of The Trench, wait a tick, what’s this? A new single in the Top 40? Yes, it’s Marianas Trench’s “Fallout” at #38 this week. Let’s see if it goes nuclear in 2012.
Prancer: Nickelback’s “When We Stand Together” really is prancingly standing together because it’s still on the charts (#23). It peaked at #10.
Vixen: And how about that Carly Rae Jepsen? Her song “Call Me Maybe” is just smokin’ hot. It’s now up to #24. Can she break into the Top 20? I’m going to call it … maybe.
Comet: Drake’s “Headlines” never did healine the charts but #18 wasn’t bad at all. It’s at #26 this week. Drake’s “Take Care” that features Rye Hanna (I lilke pronouncing it that way) is #33 (#17 peak).
Cupid: Hedley’s platinum single “Invincible”, a #9 hit, is at #28 now.
Donner: And, hello, what’s this? A new single from New Brunswick’s Mia Martina? I’m seeing something burning up the charts. At #29 is “Burning”.
Blitzen: Anjulie’s platinum “Brand New Chick” is no longer brand new but it’s holding on at #36 (#16 peak).