It’s time for WelcheMusic vol.3 fresh from the oven. Ke$ha storms the charts with the new album and we think that “Take It Off” is a contender for an upcoming single release. Owl City storms the UK singles chart this week with “Fireflies.” Let’s hope that the follow-up single “Vanilla Twilight” can repeat the success. Also included, current hits from Sidney Samson and the Glee Cast’s version of “Don’t Stop Believin’.” True to form, we’ve added bonus tracks. Jay-Z recorded “History” for the More than a Game soundtrack.
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Take a bow for DJ Earworm. Not only has he created the greatest mashup video of 2009’s hits, he also was hailed by Billboard. Built on the Top 25 hits of Billboard last year, more than 1m has already viewed the hit online.
Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins was the hottest producer awhile back when hits such as Whitney Houston’s “It’s Not Right, But It’s Okay,” Destiny’s Child’s “Say My Name” and Brandy & Monica’s “The Boy Is Mine” ruled the charts. Now he’s reportedly in the studio with Beyoncé, working on new material which is scheduled to be released sometime later this year. Released in October 2008, her I Am…Sasha Fierce album spawned eight hit singles. Some were only released in certain territories. “Broken-Hearted Girl” was never officially issued in the US, but charted anyways due to strong downloads. Rodney Jerkins co-wrote and produced the upcoming Lady Gaga single “Telephone,” where Beyoncé sings guest vocals.
Welsh pop singer Duffy is recording new material. She was born Aimée Ann Duffy and reign from Wales. Her 2008 debut album Rockferry has sold 6m worldwide and spawned hit singles such as “Mercy” and “Warwick Avenue.” A new album is slated for release later this year and the singer has worked with Drummer Questlove, one of The Root’s members. He has previously written tracks for Christina Aguilera and N*E*R*D. Duffy won three Brit Awards last year including British Female, British Breakthrough and British Album. While “Mercy” became the great breakthrough for Duffy, it was actually the title track “Rockferry” that was released first. Co-written by Suede’s Bernard Butler, “Rockferry” peaked at No.45 in the UK in November 2007. The track also reached the Swiss Top 40 upon its release.
It won’t come as a surprise that WelcheMusic loves charts. This time we’ve dug into music magazine’s Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Songs of All. As this site is mainly devoted to current chart trends, it’s quite refreshing to see the lack of new music in the top regions. Bob Dylan wins the race with “Like a Rolling Stone,” ahead of The Rolling Stones’ “Satisfaction” and John Lennon’s “Imagine.” No Miley Cyrus, no Black Eyed Peas, not even Mariah Carey? We’ve included the top three videos below. The rest of the chart can be read here
Vampire Weekend is predicted to bow atop of the UK album chart on Sunday, but they face fierce competition from Florence + the Machine. According to Music Week
, Vampire Weekend’s second album Contra is the fastest selling album this week. On the singles chart, Iyaz is predicted to keep the No.1 spot, while Owl City’s heading for a prominent positon with “Fifreflies.”
As reported by E! Online, Countess LuAnn de Lesseps is reported to have written and recorded the track “Money Can’t Buy Class,” inspired by her memoir/etiquette book Class with the Countess. She has Akon in mind, when naming what producer she’d like to work with. Why, one might wonder? Think etiquette, then “Sexy Bitch.” No, the countess might want to rethink – and Akon’s probably has his mind up. Read the rest of the story here.