Song of the Day #3,780: ‘Riptide’ – Vance Joy

I’m not sure why Vance Joy dodn’t come to mind when I wrote about future one-hit wonders a few weeks back. His ‘Riptide’ didn’t make a huge splash in the U.S. (it peaked at #30 on the Hot 100) but it got a lot of airplay and struck the same indie-pop nerve as ‘Somebody That You Used To Know’ and ‘Take Me To Church.’

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Song of the Day #2,371: ‘Riptide’ – Vance Joy

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Best Songs of 2014 – #9
‘Riptide’ – Vance Joy

Two songs in my top ten found me not through the Billboard charts but another mainstream musical source — The Voice.

Vance Joy’s ‘Riptide’ had enjoyed moderate success since its release on an EP but a performance by Team Gwen on the popular vocal competition brought it wide exposure.

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