Is Robyn Fenty‘s new opus Unapologetic up in here? No, hunty. I am not part of that circle jerk committee.
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).
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.
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’.
Remember back when it was kinda uncool to be “launched from a reality TV show”?
Well, it would seem that if you can escape that stigma with class and some bloody awesome creative ventures, you’re guaranteed to be embraced by the masses in the way Guy Sebastian and Jessica Mauboy were this week.
Elsewhere on this Chart Feed, it has also been a good week for the Spice Girls, Emeli Sande, Rita Ora and Flo Rida.
A whole season must’ve passed beneath our feet, moons come and gone, colours of the wind changed, since our last Chart Feed – but I’m now ready to immerse myself back into a regime of tireless research on Monday nights.
Perhaps once the choir of angels performing their celebratory rendition of ‘You Bring Me Joy’has ascended back to heaven, we can begin this week’s pickings of the ARIA, UK Official and US Billboard charts.
This was a particularly rosy week for Justice Crew and Conor Maynard, featuring new entries also from The Veronicas, Kelendria Trene Rowland and Scissor Sisters.
Ke$ha‘s Animal has knocked Susan Boyle from the #1 spot in the US with an impressive 152,000 copies sold last week. SuBo shouldn’t be dismayed though, she’s held the top spot for six weeks and in that time, she’s managed to rake in enough sales to make the second biggest selling album of 2009!
Meanwhile in Australia, Ke$ha‘s Animal debuts at #4, while SuBo remains unchallenged on the top of our ARIA charts.
The next Ke$ha single ‘Blah Blah Blah’ makes an astonishing debut here at #7 based on downloads alone. Over in the States, ‘Blah Blah Blah’ also made #7 while other album gems like ‘Your Love Is My Drug’ and ‘Take It Off’ clocked #27 and #85 respectively.
Our girl, Sia‘s new single ‘You’ve Changed’ debuted here at #42 this week. Expect the album We Are Born to drop sometime in April.
Meanwhile, it’s been the longest wait to hear the outcome of Sia‘s writing session with Christina Aguilera. Xtina diva’s album Bionic is expected out in March with the single ‘Glam’ preceding it.
It’s another territory and another hit for Owl City‘s ‘Fireflies’. The single got a physical release last week which saw the track bullet from #50 to #2 on the UK charts this week.
The entire nation must be captivated by the ‘Don’t Stop Believin’ tune! The Glee Cast cover soared from #99 to #5 on the UK chart, while at #6 sits the original version by Journey. Must’ve been the magic of Glee and Joe McElderry.
Feed Limmy’s Top 20 Most Played:
#1 Britney Spears – 3 (Wolfgang Gartner Radio Edit)
#2 Alexandra Burke – The Silence
#3 No Doubt – Running*
#4 Roisin Murphy – Momma’s Place*
#5 Jade Ewen – I Had Him First*
#6 Melanie B – Tell Me*
#7 Destiny’s Child – Fancy
#8 Victoria Beckham – Not Such An Innocent Girl
#9 Black Eyed Peas – Missing You
#10 Sugababes – Wear My Kiss (Original Version)
#11 Lady Gaga feat. Beyonce – Telephone
#12 RuPaul – Tranny Chaser
#13 Shakira – Men In This Town
#14 Jamelia – Got It So Good
#15 Michelle Williams – We Break The Dawn
#16 Holly Valance – State of Mind
#17 BoA – Eat You Up
#18 Melanie C – Never Be The Same Again
#19 Jennifer Lopez – Louboutins
#20 Amerie – When Loving You Was Easy
* = Added to playlist this week