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.

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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 – 27.08.12

Success comes in all sorts of shapes and sizes, on local levels and global fronts. Some just seem to want a piece of it in every market.

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It has been a very good week for overachievers Bloc Party and Taylor Swift, as well as Birdy, Ricki-Lee, and Brandy. Also, find out where new releases from Owl City, Aiden Grimshaw and David Guetta land.

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Chart Feed – 20.08.12

Remember back when it was kinda uncool to be “launched from a reality TV show”?

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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.

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Leak Report: 18.07.10

The Leak Report gives you nosy fans a run down of tracks/demos that have leaked during the week. Hit or miss? Let the snap rating system be your guide.

Katy Perry – Teenage Dream

Kids on the interwebs started tweeting and blogging like their speakers just caught fire after hearing Katy Perry‘s “amazing” new single: ‘Teenage Dream’. In any case, Kitty’s record company shut it down as soon as they caught a whiff of the leak. So, if that scratchy dictaphone recording on YouTube isn’t getting you off, just wait for a proper HQ leak closer to the release date.

Verdict withheld.

Kim Wilde – Lights Down Low

Get out the hair spray and styling mousse, Kim Wilde is back to rock the party! In what fans are calling “the comeback of the year”, ‘Lights Down Low’ sounds like an 80s pop star vamping with Bananarama‘s current electro pop producers. This track is kicking off what will be Kim’s first studio album since 2006.

I know what you’re thinking. Surely, it can’t had only been four years since the world was privvy to new Kim recordings. If you thought Kim was left behind in the 90s along with slap bands, think again. According to Wikipedia, “since 2008, Kim Wilde had an alternative career as a gardener.” From ‘Kids of America’ to portulacas, Auntie Kim has done it all.

No snap.

Sheryl Crow – Sign Your Name (feat. Justin Timberlake)

Motown soul fits Sheryl Crow like that vintage leather jacket does to your grandpapi. ‘Sign Your Name’ doesn’t feel like a cynically match made duet set up by record companies. Just think of it as JT coming in to sing back up after shooting a game of pool with his mates at the pub.

Bounce snap.

Kat DeLuna – Everybody Dance (feat. Elephant Man)

Kat Emperatriz DeLuna and RedOne are keeping hands in the air with yet another uptempo pop number. There’s still no word on when DeLuna’s supposed to drop this banger of an album, Inside Out.

Lightbulb snap.

Wynter Gordon – No Forcing Love

Wynter‘s road to mainstream acknowledgment has taken longer than I had expected, and these bullshit tracks that leak along the way aren’t helping the cause. Since catching our ear with ‘Surveillance’, Wynter has trekked down a urban/dance path with questionable results. Her David Guetta-produced single ‘Dirty Talk’ may have gone #1 on the US Dance charts but I know she’s capable of better. Check out: ‘Insomnia’, and  her electro pop covers of ‘Lady’ and ‘Nothing Compares 2U’.

No snap.

Chicane – Middle Distance Runner (feat. Adam Young of Owl City)

This is Chicane making serene house music with the sleepy vocals of Owl City‘s Adam Young. It is just the kind of filler they need on the dance floor in the early AMs when I’m completely drunk and dancing rather indifferently.

Nonchalant snap.

Snap legend:
Mighty snap = this is a hit.
Bounce snap = instantly likeable.
Lightbulb snap = you will need a moment to get into this.
Nonchalant snap = need I say more?
No snap = please cease and decease.

Chart Feed – 18.01.10

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