Lightning 100’s Top 25 videos of 2012

Lightning 100 had a great 2012….for in-studio performances!  We made a list of our some of our favorite performances from the year, click here to see the full list.

  1. Imagine Dragons – Radioactive
    We gave 20 lucky fans the chance to see a private performance with Imagine Dragons before their sold out show at Cannery Ballroom.  One of our listeners included lead singer, Dan Reynolds, younger brother who won tickets during the lunch request hour.  Watch Imagine Dragons performs “Radioactive” live at Lightning 100.  Click here to see the band perform their big single “It’s Time” live in our studio.
  2. Alabama Shakes – Hold On
    Band of Horses used to wear the crown for biggest crowd at Live On the Green until Alabama Shakes performed in 2012.  Check out Alabama Shakes performance “Hold On” at Live On the Green.
    Filmed and edited by Make It Pop

  3. Passion Pit – Take A Walk
    Passion Pit
    performs in front of a few fans in Griffin Technology’s Pre-Show Live event at Marathon Music Works.  The band was running late, so we had to cut out the interview.  Michael Angelakos, lead singer of Passion Pit was a little offended by this.  Check out this live version of “Take A Walk”.  We’ve also recorded “Constant Conversations” and “Sleepyheads” at the show.
  4. The Lumineers – Classy Girl
    If you heard The Lumineers first on Lightning 100, you’ve got Wells Adams to thank for that.  After a few weeks of playing “Ho Hey” during our music meetings, the song made it to the airwaves.  Lightning 100 was one of the first stations in the country to play The Lumineers…..and now you hear them everywhere.
  5. Walk The Moon – Anna Sun
    The young up-and-coming band Walk the Moon stopped by the studio without their face paint.  Check out their performance  “Anna Sun” live at Lightning 100.  We’ve also got a recording of “Tightrope” on our HD On-demand Page.
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Indie Underground Playlist for 12/17/12

Mondays from 9-10pm CST on WRLT/Lightning 100, Nashville’s Independent Radio
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Divine Fits – Would That Not Be Nice (A Thing Called Divine Fits, Merge)
Django Django – Default (Django Django, Ribbon Music)
The Walkmen – Song For Leigh (Heaven, Fat Possum)
My Morning Jacket w/ Brittany Howard – It Makes No Difference (RSD Black Friday EP, ATO)
Jessie Baylin – Holiday (Little Spark, Blonderat/Thirty Tigers)
Kelly Hogan – We Can’t Have Nice Things (I Like To Keep Myself In Pain, Anti-)
Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale – The Train That Carried My Girl From Town (Buddy & Jim, New West)
Jim White – What Rocks Will Never Know (Where It Hits You, YepRoc)
Dr. John – Eleggua (Locked Down, Nonesuch)
Jimmy Cliff – One More (Rebirth, Sunpower/Universal)
Best Coast – The Only Place (The Only Place, Mexican Summer)
Dum Dum Girls – Season In Hell (End Of Daze, Sub Pop)
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – Ain’t No Chimneys In The Projects (Funky 45, Daptone Records)
Irma Thomas & Preservation Hall Jazz Band – May Ev’ry Day Be Christmas (Holidays Rule, Hear Music)

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