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 – 10.09.12

More flash in the pan sellers falling off the charts just as quickly as they came. You really come to appreciate what Adele‘s 21 achieved last year in anchoring the music industry, don’t you?

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This week the sun shines on K-pop star PSY and his incredible viral single ‘Gangnam Style’. Guy SebastianMatchbox Twenty, Flo Rida, Ne-Yo and TobyMac also come through with the goods.

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Chart Feed – 06.08.12

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.

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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.

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Lady Gaga “Born This Way – The Remix” Album Tracklisting and Details

Prepare yourself for an experimental and marvelously edgy reimagination of Born This Way as most of our favourite album tracks score a remix treatment in this here compilation.

Born This Way – The Remix is the monster pop superstar’s second remix collection and once again, Gaga projects herself ahead of the curve by enlisting underground and upcoming DJs/producers for the project.

2010’s The Remix – which canvassed hits from both The Fame and The Fame Monster – has become one of the best selling remix albums in the world, reportedly clocking over 500,000 sales to date. Part of the reason why it really worked, even at that early stage of her pop career, is because Gaga‘s not just a one-dimensional dance music artist. She and her songs have the ability to render themselves against everything from experimental electronica through to commercial fluorescent house with a fluidity not many performers can claim.

Basically, her remixes – just like every other aspect of her performance art – never appears like an afterthought or extended plug-in that’s largely removed from her overall vision. The choice of collaborators and producers enlisted have yet to disappoint and with Born This Way – The Remix, there’s gonna be a bit more boundary pushing.

The roll call flaunts collaborators from the indie rock sphere like Foster The People and Two Door Cinema Club, and there are the consistent merchants of quality electronica as well – eg. Royksopp, Goldfrapp and Hurts. This should be a well decent light and shade experience.

Check out the tracklisting for Born This Way – The Remix via Gaga Daily.

1 – Born This Way (Twin Shadows Remix)

2 – Judas (Hurts Remix)

3 – The Edge of Glory (Foster the People Remix)

4 – Yoü And I (Wild Beasts Remix)

5 – Marry the Night (Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs Remix)

6 – Americano (Gregori Klosman Remix)

7 – Bloody Mary (The Horrors Remix)

8 – Scheiße (Guena LG Remix)

9 – Heavy Metal Lover (The Weeknd Remix)

10 – Electric Chapel (Two Door Cinema Club Remix)

11 – Black Jesus (Michael Woods Remix)

12 – Judas (Goldfrapp Remix)

13 – Yoü And I (Metronomy Remix)

14 – Judas (Royksopp’s European Imbecile Mix)

I don’t know about y’all but I am probably most excited to hear the ‘Heavy Metal Lover’, ‘Bloody Mary’ and ‘Americano’ remixes.

Footnotes:

Lady Gaga will release both Born This Way – The Remix and The Monster Ball Tour DVD on 25 November in Australia.

Chart Feed – 14.02.11

Lady Gaga‘s ‘Born This Way’ sold over 60,000 copies in just 34 hours to debut at #3 in the UK this week. The track was released digitally around the world on Friday 11 February and broke the record for fastest selling iTunes single ever! The much-hyped “anthem” went straight to #1 on iTunes in 23 different countries (Australia included), and became the first track to ever achieved rapid fire digital sales like that.

‘Born This Way’ also broke US radio record for most first day spins – notching up over 1838 plays on day one on mainstream stations alone. The last time pop music fans broke the radio was last month when Britney‘s ‘Hold It Against Me’ blew up with 619 spins on its first day.

Having said that, ‘Born This Way’ honestly failed to pleasure and move me in ways her previous pop wonders have. There’s something condescendingly blatant and one-dimensional about the lyrical content and composition, and it just doesn’t hold me. Fingers crossed that the album will be a more stimulating body of work.

Check out The Music Network‘s exclusive revelation of Gaga‘s Born This Way album cover image. Rawr etc.

Black Eyed Peas‘ new single ‘Just Can’t Get Enough’ bullets to #3 in Australia this week, making it the song’s highest charting position anywhere in the world yet. Aren’t we all glad that it’s not a cover of that Depeche Mode song? Instead, this is one of those singles where Fergie takes centre stage and lets us have it vocally. I have no objections.

Far East Movement scores another Aussie chart hit with ‘Rocketeer’ moving up to #18 this week. The track was produced by Stereotypes and The Smeezingtons (Bruno Mars‘ production team) but what I’d really like to know is why Mars himself didn’t sing the hook. Maybe it’s for the best. We wouldn’t want an overkill of Bruno Mars on the charts now, do we?

We’re seeing more dance music cross over to the main ARIA singles charts these days which, I guess, is expected given the bout of summer festivals and prominence of club culture of late. Check out the movement starting on top with mah gurl Wynter Gordon‘s ‘Dirty Talk’ (#2) leading the pack, followed by: David Guetta/Rihanna‘s ‘Who’s That Chick’ (#10), Martin Solveig/Dragonette ‘Hello’ (#13), Afrojack/Eva Simons ‘Take Over Control’ (#17), Swedish House Mafia ‘Miami 2 Ibiza’ (#40), Tim Berg ‘Seek Bromance (Avicci’s Vocal Edit)’ and Adrian Lux ‘Teenage Crime’ (#49).

Cut Copy‘s new album Zonoscope debuts straight in at #3 this week in Australia. I have no valid thoughts on this except, I still got big love for the exceptionally ace album cover, which I’ve already pointed out months ago. Zonoscope debuts at #82 in the UK but don’t take that to heart. Ya’ll can probably expect it to peak a little higher when the Melbourne band gets their tour on out there.

Michael Buble‘s Crazy Love shoots back into the Top 10 this week thanks to the current Aussie tour. The superstar crooner played at Sydney’s Acer Arena tonight for what was undoubtedly a sickening Valentine’s love-in of sorts.

Two Door Cinema Club‘s Tourist History album debuts at #44 in Australia this week. I was just saying last week how these guys deserve to be big here. Now watch this climb. The band will play one show in Jakarta, Indonesia tomorrow before jetting off to tour Japan. Back in the UK, Two Door Cinema Club‘s new single ‘What You Know’ bullets to #64 this week.

Adele‘s stellar 21 album holds tight to #1 in the UK while her 19 album celebrates it’s 100th week on the charts, comfortably positioned at #6 this week.

Jessie J‘s ‘Price Tag’ sticks to the top spot in the UK for the second week while it makes a splash across the Atlantic, debuting on the US Billboard charts at #88. Ya’ll can just imagine this track getting love from all over the globe, right? Watch this take off in the coming weeks.

BBC’s Sound of 2011 shortlist-maker James Blake sees his debut album arrive at #9 in the UK this week. He’s getting a lot of approving nods on the blogosphere but I just can’t get into his ambient electro shiz. I’m sorry, I tried. He might be your cuppa, though. Check out James’ cure for insomnia: ‘The Wilhelm Scream’.

Nicki Minaj scores her first UK hit with ‘Moment 4 Life’ rising to #22 this week. Meanwhile, the Pink Friday album ascends back to #1 in the US this week. This bitch is so quotable. I could seriously listen to ‘Did It On ‘Em’ all day.

Britney‘s ‘Hold It Against Me’ tumbles out of the UK Top 20 this week and it’s still three more days ’til the video premiere. Will the hype surrounding it pull the single back up the right way? The track climbs to a new peak of #21 on the US Dance/Club charts this week and I’m thinking, is that all there is?

Newcomer Jodie Connor‘s debut single ‘Now or Never’ drops to #100 in the UK this week and I can’t say I’m surprised. Her breakthrough came as a featured vocalist on Roll Deep‘s UK #1 hit ‘Good Times’ but this is hardly the way to follow it up. It’ll be interesting to see how she fares with the next single, which is said to be a track featuring Tinchy Stryder.

Jedward is back and this time, they’ll be representing the Irish at this year’s Eurovision. The X Factor twins released their new single ‘Lipstick’ on Saturday in Europe and it’ll be interesting to see how this Glambert-glittery track performs on the UK charts.

Ke$ha‘s ‘Blow’ rises to a new peak of #66 on the US Billboard charts this week. Bitch is bringing her Get $leazy tour Down Under on 3 March and the question on everybody’s lips is, is she or isn’t she gonna perform at Mardi Gras? Check out this quick word she has for us during the gay festive season:

The glitter monger’s new single ‘Blow’ was sent to Aussie radios this morning.

Kylie Minogue‘s ‘Better Than Today’ climbs to #3 on the US Dance/Club charts this week. Unlike her previous world tours, the Americans will definitely be included on her forthcoming Aphrodite Live 2011 tour. She’ll be touring the States for a good month starting 29 April but my Aussie queens, ya’ll will have to keep hanging in there with me for national tour dates.

Speaking of le tour, it’s all looking eleganza regale and shit but I honestly don’t believe she won’t have a new single to whore out to radios while it’s all happening. I feel an Aphrodite repackage coming on with a new recording released to lead the new phase.

 

Chart Feed – 07.02.11

Rihanna‘s ‘S&M’ has taken the top spot on our ARIA singles chart this week amidst dramas that UK’s BBC Radio 1 has banned it from their daytime playlist. The video has also copped a YouTube restriction and was immediately banned in 11 countries, prompting the acclaimed video director Melina to speak out to MTV News:

“When I go out to make something, I kind of go out with the intention to get it banned — [well] not to get it banned, I always want my stuff played — but to make something provocative … so when you do something that’s provocative, that’s usually a repercussion. It’s gonna be talked about or banned or slandered in some way. But it’s making an effect and people are having a dialogue about it, so, to me, that’s successful.”

Seriously, don’t get what all the uproar is about but bitch can’t stay mad because she must’ve expected some kind of backlash from conservatives when she took on a song with sadomasochistic themes.

Avril Lavigne‘s ‘What The Hell’ bullets into the Aussie Top 10 this week, rising to a new peak of #8. It deserves to be where it is now but I’m not convinced if this album will reconnect the rawker with the masses who worshipped her in the her hey days. Please don’t let it be dreary and mournfully personal.

Aussie hip hop artist Drapht scores his first ever Top 20 hit with ‘Rapunzel’ rising to a new peak of #16 after lurking about for a good 10 weeks. Is he one to look out for in the scene? His CV boasts collabos with industry big names like M-Phazes and Hilltop Hoods. Word.

Black Eyed Peas new single ‘Just Can’t Get Enough’ debuts at #19 here in Australia. The track – which is co-produced by Darkchild and DJ Ammo – marks some kind of unholy alliance of ultra hitmakers, so having not formally heard all of it, I’d like to think it’s not as insipid as ‘The Time (Dirty Bit)’. ‘Just Can’t Get Enough’ is set to impact American radios tomorrow.

Little Red‘s new track ‘Rock It’ shoots from #41 to #25 this week while the Midnight Remember album moves back up to #37 in Australia. Elsewhere, The Naked & Famous makes Top 30 with ‘Young Blood’ and home grown indie rockers Boy & Bear‘s ‘Fall At Your Feet’ rises to #37.

The Burlesque soundtrack is the second biggest selling record in the country. Gays, give yourselves a heartfelt limp-wristed pat on the backs. What am I doing not having seen it yet? This is what happens when I have a lesbian bestie instead of a fag hag.

Sia‘s We Are Born ascends back up the Aussie charts this week, thanks to le national tour etc. Did ya’ll enjoy the show? Not sure if she did this – or some variation of it – in all the other gigs but the lady rocked up completely covered in black body paint (head to toe) for the Melbourne show last week. Mmph! Sensational – yes. But them WTF alarm bells were going off in everybody’s heads.

Jessie J scores her first ever UK #1 single with ‘Price Tag’ debuting straight on top this week! Never in anyone’s wildest dreams could they imagine a track selling this hard in its first week given the sudden drop. ‘Price Tag’ was unconventionally issued to radio and retail on the same day – and if anything, this success just proves how fucking hot she is right now. Jessie‘s first single ‘Do It Like A Dude’ sits at #7 this week. It totally makes sense to bring the album out a month early. Our friends at AuspOp has just announced that Jessie J‘s Who You Are will hit Aussie retails on 4 March – best news I’ve heard all day.

Enrique‘s sly ‘Tonight (I’m Fuckin’ You)’ is the second highest new entry in the UK this week, making #5. Elsewhere, Tinie Tempah and Ellie Goulding‘s ‘Wonderman’ bullets to #14 and Pink registers her 18th UK Top 20 hit with ‘Fuckin’ Perfect’ rising to #11 this week. Across the Atlantic, ‘Fuckin’ Perfect’ shoots to #2 on the US charts while ‘Raise Your Glass’ sits at #11. Look who’s slaying hard.

Britney‘s ‘Hold It Against Me’ worryingly drops ten places to #18 in the UK this week. The pop legend is set to upload a teaser clip of her new music video daily, in the 14 days leading up to its full premiere on 18 February.  Two weeks’ worth of five second teasers is going to be frustrating and could very well turn people off the campaign altogether. Simple solution: just let us have it already. Brit‘s forthcoming album Femme Fatale has been trending on Twitter hard ever since the announcement last week. As a certain queen on JOY 94.9‘s Glitter & Tonik would say, “HOT-HOT-HAWT!”

Nicki Minaj and Drake‘s ‘Moment 4 Life’ bullets from #135 to #55 in the UK this week, thanks to proper Radio 1 support. Back on Onika’s stomping ground, the single soars to a new peak of #27 on the US Billboard Hot 100.

Savage Garden‘s ‘Truly Madly Deeply’ rises from #117 to #73 in the UK this week. How, umm, why? <Insert explanation for this wonderous comeback>

Adele‘s almighty 21 holds tight to #1 on the UK charts for a second week. I’ve had her second single ‘Someone Like You’ on repeat for long enough. Fixation’s now transferred to the voodoo Ryan Tedder co-write: ‘Rumour Has It’. Future single, please. Can you imagine it fronting a black and white Tarantino-esque video? That would be immense.

Two Door Cinema Club‘s Tourist History rockets from #62 to #33 on the UK charts this week. Absolutely loving this album like you won’t believe – really catchy, immediate and shimmery indie pop. The record has so far only made #100 on our Aussie charts but ya’ll should get on board before the masses do. Personal picks of the pack include ‘What You Know’, ‘I Can Talk’ and ‘Undercover Martyn’.

R. Kelly‘s Love Letter holds tight to #18 on the US charts this week. Why am I writing about this now after its been around for a good seven weeks? Well, ladies, we can all thank my incessant Soundcloud trawls for introducing me to the magic of his single: ‘When A Woman Loves’. Pure 60s soul class of Stevie Wonder and Dreamgirls proportions. We ain’t never heard R. Kelly warble like this before. Take a listen here:

R. Kelly – When A Woman Loves by JIVE Records

David Guetta et Rihanna‘s ‘Who’s That Chick?’ climbs to the top spot on the US Dance/Club charts this week. One must wonder if his albeit uber ordinary production of J.Lo‘s ‘On The Radio’ will make the final cut of her Love? project.

The Derry Queen is gonna kill it with this release. I can feel in it my bones. Someone tell me how she’s doing on American Idol. It’s life-changing moments like these – and during America’s Next Top Model season – that I wish I still had cable TV.