Wud Records: May 2020 top ten tracks published at SoundCloud

The top ten SoundCloud tracks for May 2020 from Wud Records have been published in a new playlist. Tracks have been arranged from one to ten according to their popularity and take into account plays, comments, likes and reposts.

The algorithm we use gives greatest weight to reposts, then likes and comments over plays. This is because when somebody reposts a track it gives it the opportunity to be heard by a potential new fan, which is a tremendous help to creative souls.

Tracks published at Musicoin and Bandcamp have been omitted from the SoundCloud statistics. This is because we feel these results require separate treatment. Archive tracks and bonus tracks are also ignored.

Only you, the listener, can influence our June 2020 playlist. So if there is a track you particularly like, keep playing it, leave a comment, repost it and share it to your social media feeds!

Massive thanks go out to everybody who helped to support all of us during May 2020 by listening, commenting and reposting our bands’ tracks on SoundCloud, as well as other platforms.

A special mention needs to go to Atom Collector Records. Their service continues to help us achieve consistently and significantly better activity. If you have tracks on SoundCloud, Bandcamp, YouTube, Musicoin, Spotify, ReverbNation, dSound, dTube or Peertracks, you too could see considerable growth in activity. It’s even free to join. Just click here to go to their site.

We would also like to say a special thank you to all the splendid people on Twitter who have been enjoying and reposting our tracks to their followers. All the support and positive feedback has been incredibly heartwarming for us all. It makes all our endeavours here seem worthwhile.

It must be said that May 2020 was a terrific month for Wud Records at SoundCloud, with very little separating the top 15 or 20 tracks. A like here, a repost there, a couple more plays elsewhere and the shape of the May 2020 chart could have been very different. The Ug Brothers, The Subterraineans and Dr Watson were all unlucky to have missed out.

Congratulations to Flicker, whose tune Oily Road Hideaway reached the top of our charts for the first time. Oily Road Hideaway has been in and out of the charts since we first joined SoundCloud.

There is not just an extraordinary backstory to Oily Road Hideaway. It features two unison bass guitars, and steel and nylon string acoustic guitars, including one that had only two strings when it was recorded. Should you ever find an old broken neglected guitar with only the two top strings attached at a party, you can pick it up and play this tune on it.

Additionally there is an instrument called a string fish, which was built by Martyn from Pyg. It is a bit like two small hammered dulcimers joined together.

Oily Road Hideaway is the only track on Flicker‘s At Least 1000 Words album to have programmed, rather than played, drums.

This month’s chart features four pieces of music in total from Flicker’s 2002 album At Least 1000 Words.

Their second album, HappySad, is under construction and you can listen to it as it stands right now by clicking here. Several more tracks are likely to be released in the coming weeks and months, so please keep an eye and an ear on our News service and Twitter.

Dark Company‘s work-in-progress Bad Habits album also had four songs in our latest chart. This is largely due to the recent upturn in activity on Atom Collector Records.

Most of the songs on Bad Habits are at beta stage so will not require such a massive amount of work to finish. How we envy those poor people with nothing to do, arranging their socks in alphabetical order and separating the oregano out of their pot of mixed herbs from sheer boredom.

There was also an appearance for Mister Dream, from Dark Company‘s Alien Heat album. Alien Heat will be the next Dark Company album we shall finish and release, and this will be prioritised in the coming weeks.

The only other act to be represented in the chart for May 2020 was The Bastard Sons of Dennis. Their song The Furniture (part 1: overture) from their truly extraordinary creation The Furniture / Los Muebles is still in our latest chart.

If you would like to go to SoundCloud to hear the top ten songs from Wud Records in May 2020, as played, liked, commented upon and reposted by listeners, please click here.

If you prefer to listen here at Wud Records, you will find that it is the new default music player. You will find it on all non band-specific pages at the site, such as our Links collection or homepage.