What’s going on here, boo? You’re a day late with Chart Feed, you say. I’m sorry. Yesterday was Anzac Day (a public holiday in Australia) and I thought you guys wouldn’t mind if I just… no? Never mind. Here it is.
Lady Gaga‘s divisive new single ‘Judas’ debuts at #6 here in Australia and #10 in the States. Don’t rule it out just yet. Let’s give it a full week across both radio and digital platforms first and see how we go. ‘Judas’ managed to pull 162,000 downloads with five days or so in that charting week. Not to sound like a cold parent and make ‘Judas’ feel bad or anything, but ‘Born This Way’ managed to pull 448,000 downloads in roughly the same amount of time. Over in the UK, ‘Judas’ moves up to #9 in its second charting week.
Wynter Gordon‘s roof-raising new single ‘Til Death’ debuts at #24 in Australia this week, making it the second highest charting new entry in the country. It’s certainly a welcomed change for her fans who have watched two other unofficial Wynter singles – ‘Believer’ featuring Freemasons and the gay anthem ‘Putting It Out There (Pride)’ – go by without charting in the Top 50 at all. Elsewhere, ‘Til Death (Denzal Park Mix)’ debuts at #29 on our ARIA Club Charts and reigns supreme at #1 on our Aussie iTunes dance chart. Sista gurl is currently in the country tearing up the Creamfields festival. Hang tight for her next floor-filler feature: ‘Speak Up’ by Laidback Luke.
Britney‘s ‘Till The World Ends’ finally cracks our Aussie Top 10 this week, moving to a new peak of #8. Praise Godney! The Femme Fatale remix featuring Nicki Minaj, Ke$ha and a sinister dub step breakdown was released on US iTunes yesterday. We’ll get it eventually, I’m sure. Meanwhile, I’m appreciating on the ‘TTWE’ remix EP. Are you?
Rihanna‘s ‘California King Bed’ moves ten places up to #18 this week in Australia. Over in the States, that RiRi reign just won’t let up with ‘S&M’ moving to #1 (thanks to the recent Britney remix). It’s yet another record breaking moment for Rihanna as she is now the first solo artist to achieve 10 #1 Billboard Hot 100 hits in the shortest period of time (four years, eleven months and two weeks, we’re told). Bam! Rihanna – aged 23 – is also now the youngest artist to notch 10 #1 hit singles in America. Ugh! Stop it already, you overachiever you. Mariah Carey was 25 when she snatched her 10th #1 smash. All versions of ‘S&M’ (original and Britney Rih-mix) managed to pull over 293,000 downloads last week to top the American digital charts.
Nicole Scherzinger‘s ‘Don’t Hold Your Breath’ is thankfully moving up the Aussie charts. Week two and it has climbed to #20. Meanwhile, the former Pussycat Doll siren has just finished shooting a video for ‘Right There’, which will be the first Killer Love single in America. I’m not at all surprised by the decision to lead with this track. It’s a summery radio ready piece you can comfortably pitch to lovers of Rihanna‘s ‘What’s My Name?’ or Keri Hilson‘s ‘Lose Control’ – oh dang! Ms Keri‘s actually about to drop that in the States too.
Check out this snap of Nicole on the set of ‘Right There’ – there’s shit caught up in her weave and I can’t take my eyes of it. The article also quotes her as saying, “I’m also fortunate enough to have my boy 50 and Snoop on the record [Killer Love] too.” Pause the tape. What? Is there a separate US edition of Killer Love in the works? I demand to know more now.
Alex Gaudino and Kelly Rowland‘s camp-as-unicorns vocal dance number ‘What A Feeling’ debuts at #27 on our ARIA Club Charts this week. It’s seriously fabulous in a way every solo Young Diva track should be and just when I thought JOY 94.9 would be the only place embracing, I’m pleasantly surprised to see its remixes getting picked up. Kudos! Queens, get into this.
Damien Leith‘s Roy album enters at #5 here this week. I just fell off my chair in excitement. No really, children. Stop playing games! Our friends at Auspop have done a fabulous interview with Damien where he talks about the Roy Orbison tribute album – go read it. Elsewhere on the Aussie albums chart, Snoop Dogg‘s Doggumentary debuts at #12, TV on The Radio’s Nine Types of Light enters at #25, and Gorillaz‘s The Fall at #41.
Tracy Chapman‘s classic ‘Fast Car’ bullets to #4 on the UK charts this week, actually bettering its original peak of #5 back in 1988. After digging around – thanks, Wikipedia – I learned that this sudden mass interest in ‘Fast Car’ came after a contestant performed it on Britain’s Got Talent. Go figure.
Beyonce‘s ‘Run The World (Girls)’ managed to debut at #18 on the UK charts after only three days’ digital sales. The track is currently perched at #10 on our Aussie iTunes chart. Regardless of what you think of the song, which isn’t a great deal of elation and joy from what I’ve heard around the interwebs, the video is bound to blow minds. I cannot hype this up any more. Why? Because it’s frankly the last stop for ‘Run The World (Girls)’ to prove itself to me. Unless Diplo drops a completely sick’ning dubstep remix that somehow takes the edge of B‘s warbles a little?
Kim Kardashian‘s ‘Jam (Turn It Up)’ is currently charting at #184 on our Australian iTunes dance charts. I just thought that would be a nice sobering way to end this week’s feed.