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NAGIGI villager Kerry Damudamu and the Jiosefa Vetaukula-led Malumu ni Tobu kei Naivaukura claimed the number one spot on both iTaukei radio stations in the annual top 100 songs of 2013.

Kerry claimed the number one spot on the Viti FM Top 100 of 2013 while Malumu ni Tobu claimed the top gong on the Bula FM Top 100 of 2013.

This is the second straight year that Kerry has claimed the top song on either radio stations. Last year he also won the top spot with his song Rosi ni Qamea.

And ironically the song that helped Kerry claim top spot on Viti FM this year is another love ballad with the name Rosi ni Nadroga.

For Malumu ni Tobu though, their claim to the top spot on the Bula FM top 100 songs of 2013 was through one of their hits Cina Urobuli from their album released in 2012.

Malumu ni Tobu, though, claimed second spot on the Viti FM Top 100 of 2013 with a song from their new Taqiri tu na Lali album, Rosi Vula.

On the Bula FM top songs list, Semi Kaitani and his Savu ni Delai Lomai group scored the second spot behind Malumu ni Tobu with their 2012 song Dodomo au rui mosita.

Kerry’s Rosi ni Nadroga was number four on the Bula FM top song list.

While these seasoned musicians claimed the top two spots on both radio stations, it is, however, the new artists that are like a breath of fresh air.

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Groups like Savu Rogoyawa ni Uluicikeva with their song Taro Cava Beka scoring the number three spot on the Viti FM top songs list.

They are closely followed by rising stars Leba Boi Yawa ni Lomai Nasau with their song Cala ni Dodomo while the Pate Cokanasiga-led Senibua ni Lomai Nasau song Vula ni Mai Tomani Au came in at number five.

On the Bula FM top songs list of 2013 new groups like Nabolabola kei Naturubu and the Qauia-based Na Matai Tau were in the top five.

Viti FM’s promotions co-ordinator Malakai Qaqacava says the top 10 songs were chosen by their listeners.

The radio station is only responsible for the songs from 11 to 100 but he says that the public themselves choose which song should be number one to 10.

On the English chart for 2Day FM, owned by Fiji Broadbasting Corporation, Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines was the overwhelming favourite and was the number one song for 2013.

Popular Suva nightclub dance song Limbo by Puerto Rican rapper Daddy Yankee claimed second spot while Taylor Swift’s I Knew You Were Trouble from her album Red was number three.

American country pop duo Florida-Georgia Line whose song with rapper Nelly, Cruise, surprisingly claimed fourth spot ahead of Icona Pop’s song I Love it.

Other notable inclusion in the top 10, were Bruno Mars’ Locked Out of Heaven, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft. Wanz song Thrift Shop and Moroccan-born Ahmed Chawki’s song with Pitbull I Love You.

Miley Cyrus’ song Wrecking Ball and Justin Timberlake’s Mirrors completed the top 10 songs for 2Day FM.

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