Tragic news: Ou Est Le Swimming Pool singer Charles Haddon committed suicide at a Belgian music festival last Friday. According to The Music Network, their latest single ‘Jackson’s Last Stand’ is the second most added song on Australian radios this week.
Ke$ha‘s ‘Take It Off’ moved up to #13 this week, making it her fourth consecutive solo Top 20 hit here. In fact, every single that has gone through Ke$ha‘s glittery taint has made Top 20 here.
Mike Posner‘s ‘Cooler Than Me’ copped a sales boost this week, rising to #26 in Australia while the album debuts at #8 in America. Hype surrounding his debut 31 Minutes to Take Off is very much justified. Spoiler alert: 31 minutes into the record, in the middle of ‘Synthesizer’, you’ll hear the sound of a plane taking off.
Eminem is still shifting well over 11,000 copies of his Recovery album here every week. This is starting to scare me. The bogues must be hitting JB Hi-Fi in droves.
Iron Maiden has the highest new entry this week in the UK and Australia. The Final Frontier debuted at #1 in the UK and sold over 7000 copies here to chart at #2. Yet another sign of the apocalypse.
Clare Bowditch‘s Modern Day Addiction debuted at #10 here this week, making this their first ever Top 10 album.
Check out Clare Bowditch‘s exclusive Myspace interview with Prime Minister Julia Gillard.
Benny Benassi, Apl.de.ap and Kelis‘ strobelit single ‘Spaceship’ is already shuffling out of the club charts sooner than I had expected. Perhaps, I’m just not partying in the right spots but I am yet to hear Kelis‘ ‘Acapella’ and ‘4th of July (Fireworks)’ on my nightscapades. ‘Spaceship’ drops from #24 to #40 on our club charts this week.
The Saturdays‘ new EP Headlines debuts at #3 in the UK this week – a small miracle given that their last album Wordshaker peaked at #9 and sunk promptly after. One of the girls’ new tracks, ‘Died In Your Eyes’, was first recorded by Kristinia DeBarge. I’m yet to decide which warble I prefer.
Nicki Minaj‘s first international single ‘Your Love’ jumped 30 places up to #74 in the UK this week. Hype surrounding this new rap femme fatale is already reaching fever pitch even before her album is completed. Her debut Pink Friday is due 23 November.
Trey Songz and Nicki Minaj‘s ‘Bottoms Up’ is the highest charting new single in the US this week, entering at #22. Elsewhere, Minaj‘s much-referenced predecessor Lil Kim has postponed her only Australian show to 16 September.
Sweetheart, two extra months won’t sell you any more tickets than you already have. I’ve often wondered why the hell Lil Kim would drag her silicon parts and chinchilla coats down to Melbourne. She remains only remembered for her 2000 breakthrough ‘How Many Licks?’ and the Grammy winning ‘Lady Marmalade’ with Christina Aguilera, Pink and Mya.
Maybe she figures that since Nicki Minaj has yet to crack Australia, this turf is still any nasty femme-cee’s game.
Katy Perry‘s promo single ‘Circle The Drain’ makes a surprising debut at #58 in the US this week. The track, which Kitty describes as her ‘You Oughta Know’, is one of three promo tracks launched digitally in the lead up to her album release.
Acidic lyric of choice: “You fall asleep during foreplay ’cause the pills you take are more your forte… Wanna be your lover, not your fucking mother!”
Florence + The Machines‘ Lungs has cracked the US charts, rising to #61 this week. Could this possibly be the most exciting British pop act Americans have embraced since LaRoux?
Cyndi Lauper‘s Memphis Blues is about to wash out of the US Hot 200 after just two months. Memphis blues. Memphis blues. Memphis blues – it just doesn’t sound very Viva Glam to me.
Given that Sheryl Crow is also pimping a Memphis blues-type album now, this is a really not a good time for another memaw to enter the game with a similar sound.
Feed Limmy Top 20 Most Played:
#1 Macy Gray – The Sellout
#2 Diana Vickers – The Boy Who Murdered Love
#3 Armin Van Buuren vs Sophie Ellis-Bextor – Not Giving Up On Love*
#4 Alexandra Burke – Start Without You
#5 Diana Vickers – Numb
#6 Scissor Sisters – Any Which Way
#7 davidlim – Running Away*
#8 Maroon 5 – Give A Little More*
#9 Diana Vickers – Chasing You
#10 Diana Vickers – Four Leaf Clover
#11 LeToya Luckett – Don’t Need U
#12 VV Brown – Shark In The Water
#13 Athlete – Wires
#14 Cheryl Cole – Boys
#15 Natasha Bedingfield – Strip Me*
#16 Lady Gaga – Telephone
#17 Lady Gaga – Dance In The Dark
#18 Katy Perry – E.T.*
#19 Fantasia – Bittersweet*
#20 Usher – More*
* = Added to play list this week.