Feed Limmy Albums of 2012: #20 – #11

Is Robyn Fenty‘s new opus Unapologetic up in here? No, hunty. I am not part of that circle jerk committee.

Feed Limmy Albums of 2012: #20 - #11

I know I promised this post would drop, like, last Tuesday or something but let’s face it – the five of us that read this countdown could probably wait until now. I had all sorts of things going on this week that kept me occupied, which didn’t involve drinking, strangely enough (I’m making for that right now as we speak).

Let’s get on with the countdown.

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Chart Feed – 29.10.12

Pull up a seat. The beginning of what’s set to be Taylor Swift‘s global chart massacre has begun.

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The young country superstar has made clear she’s a force to be reckoned with on the Australian, UK and New Zealand album charts this week with her newest offering Red debuting straight at #1 in these territories. Check out the damage after the jump.

Elsewhere, it’s been a good week for Brandy, Mika, Labrinth and Emeli Sandé, Kelly Clarkson and – heck – even Girls Aloud is back on the charts.

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Chart Feed – 01.10.12

“Oppa gangnam style!” *drops the beat*


You know when your parents start to recognise a internet viral music video that it’s well and truly time for everyone else to move on.

It has been a tremendous week for K-pop sensation PSY‘s ‘Gangnam Style’, not only is it officially the most ‘liked’ video in the history of the internet – the track has also successfully topped the Australian and UK charts to become the first Korean pop single to do so.

Its crossover chart success in the Western market is just mind-blowing, no doubt bringing a whole lot of national pride for South Koreans everywhere.

Elsewhere, it has also been a great week for Pink, Mumford and Sons, Conor Maynard, Brandy and Christina “I think you already know my weight!” Aguilera.

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Chart Feed – 24.09.12

We’ve seen the charts light up like it was Christmas this month, thanks to the heavy flow of new albums taking over the shelves.


For only the second time in history, the entire top six spots on the US Billboard 200 are filled with debut entries. Here in Australia, we have eight new albums scaling our ARIA Top 20, while over in the UK, they have six.

Y’all can obviously expect for it to get even more competitive in the coming months as all the strong sellers come out to play for your seasonal spendings.

This has been a good week for Pink, The Killers, Carly Rae Jepsen, Kanye West and – definitely more than ever – PSY, the K-pop icon responsible for ‘Gangnam Style’.

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Chart Feed – 17.09.12

No need to front like you haven’t been doing the ‘Gangnam Style’ routine down the supermarket aisle.

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This has been a good week for K-pop icon PSY, Amelia Lily, Taylor Swift and Pet Shop Boys.

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Chart Feed – 10.05.10

There is no God. Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s brilliant new single ‘Bittersweet’ has missed the UK Top 20 altogether. The Freemasons-produced track crept in at #25 this week – making it her lowest charting single since ‘Today The Sun’s On Us’ (#64) three years ago.

Sophie has hinted that the next single ‘Off & On’ will be issued before the album Straight To The Heart drops on 8 June. This time, I’m getting my pre-order on.

Ex-Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt scores her first solo hit as a rent-a-vocalist for Aggro Santos’s ‘Candy’. The frenetic electro track entered the UK charts at #5 this week and, much as it pains me to admit, it’s pretty damn fierce. Kimberly’s done well considering Nicole Scherzinger’s best solo effort was only #14 in the UK for ‘Baby Love’.

Toni Braxton’s ‘Yesterday’ is finally out in the UK – eight months after it was launched in the US. The king-sized ballad is arguably the best thing Toni’s done since ‘Un-break My Heart’.

Despite its uncanny resemblance to Ryan Tedder ballads, I’m amazed to learn that the serial hit maker had no hand in ‘Yesterday’ – credit goes to hip hop producer DJ Frank E, who’s known for working with the likes of Flo Rida, T-Pain and Three 6 Mafia.

Mika and RedOne‘s riotous ‘Kick Ass’ debuts at #84 in the UK this week. Heaven forbid this pop perfect collaboration should yield no Top 10 hit.

Australia loves k.d. lang – her Recollection compilation replaced fellow Canadian Justin Bieber as the #1 selling album here this week. Elsewhere, k.d.’s rendition of ‘Hallelujah’ re-enters our charts at #13.

Mother’s Day rush has been good for memaw-friendly artists this week, boosting sales for Susan Boyle’s I Dreamed A Dream (#2), David Campbell’s On Broadway (#7), Michael Buble’s Crazy Love (#9) and Doris Day’s Hits, Hollywood & Broadway (#29).

Then there’s the usual suspects who conveniently drop an album during this sentimental week, and while it wouldn’t have worked with a 2Pac tribute album, it’s a winner for Andre Rieu and David Hobson whose albums You Raise Me Up and The Enchanted Way (could the latter be a children’s audiobook?) debuted at #8 and #25 respectively.

The gays might’ve had a Glee-fit over last week’s Madonna episode but it certainly didn’t boost sales of the show’s ‘Power of Madonna’ EP. The eight-track tribute EP featuring vibrant covers of ‘Like A Prayer’, ‘4 Minutes’ and ‘Like A Virgin’ dropped out of our Top 20 this week.

Shakira‘s ‘Gypsy’ enters the US Billboard chart at #65 this week. She’s only ever performed this song twice on national TV – once on American Idol and before that, on The Ellen DeGeneres Show – to great promo results.

Billboard reported a 313% spike in digital sales after these televised performances, prompting over 30,000 downloads of ‘Gypsy’. And that’s how Shakira rolls.

Feedlimmy Most Played Top 20:

#1 Kelly Rowland – Commander
#2 Christina Aguilera – Mercy On Me
#3 Peggy Lee – Is That All There Is?
#4 Kimberly Wyatt – Candy (feat. Aggro Santos)
#5 JLS – The Club Is Alive*
#6 davidlim – Get Crazy
#7 Christina Aguilera – Not Myself Tonight
#8 Anya Marina – Whatever You Like
#9 Lindsay Lohan – Can’t Stop Won’t Stop*
#10 Sabrina Washington – OMG
#11 Robyn – Dancehall Queen
#12 Robyn – Dancing On My Own
#13 Jason DeRulo – Whatcha Say
#14 Lady Gaga – Ribbons*
#15 Sophie Ellis-Bextor – Bittersweet
#16 Will.i.Am feat. Crookers – Fly Away*
#17 Glee Cast – Physical (feat. Olivia Newton-John)*
#18 Mary J. Blige – Each Tear (feat. Vanessa Amorosi)*
#19 Goldfrapp – Rocket (Richard X One Zero Remix)*
#20 Gramophonedzie – Why Don’t You*
* = Added to playlist this week.