The charity constellation Helping Haiti remains on top of the UK singles chart in its second week. It is trailed by Florence + the Machine and Dizee Rascal single “You Got the Dirtee Love,” which was performed on last week’s BRIT Awards. Owl City, Timbaland & Katy Perry and Alicia Keys are pushed back one place. Rihanna moves 10-6 with “Rude Boy” in its sixth week, while the Glee Casts keep two of its singles in the top ten. “Don’t Stop Believin’” adds a tenth week on the chart and falls 5-7, while “Halo/Walking on Sunshine” remains at No.9. The only other new entry in the top ten is Lemar’s “The Way Love Goes” at No.8. Both Glee Cast’s and Lemar’s track are featured on the WelcheMusic compilation, found here. 3!OH!3 rounds up the top ten with “Startstrukk.”
Other new entries on the chart come from Chris Brown with “Crawl” at No.35. The track is produced by The Messengers and peaked at No.53 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart when issued at the end of last year. It will get its official single release this March. Leona Lewis’ “I Got You” already made an impact on the chart as well, entering at No.40 although it won’t be offically released until tomorrow. The track was written and produced by Arnthor Birgisson, the man behind Darin’s entry in the Swedish Melodifestivalen contest. “I Got You” is the second track to be lifted from Leona Lewis’ sophomore set Happy, suceeding the title track. It’s also worth mentioning Lewis’ inclusion in the blockbuster Avatar. The lead theme “I See You” peaked at No.28 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart and was written by James Horner of “My Heart Will Go On” fame. Horner’s composed the music to both Titanic and Avatar.
Posted in Charts, Pop, r’n’b
Tagged 3OH!3, Alicia Keys, Arnthor Birgisson, Avatar, Chris Brown, Darin, Dizee Rascal, Florence + the Machine, Helping Haiti, James Horner, Katy Perry, Lemar, Leona Lewis, Owl City, Rihanna, the Glee Cast, The Messengers, Timbaland, Titanic
It looked like a cakewalk. Assemble the best artists in the world and record the re-make of “We Are the World” to benefit the Haiti victims. Céline Dion, Kanye West and Barbra Streisand was unable to un-seat Ke$ha’s “TikTok.” It’s even more amazing, considering this is the ninth week atop of the Billboard Hot 100.
“We Are the World 25: For Haiti” enters at No.2, pushing Black Eyed Peas 2-3 with “Imma Be.” Ke$ha is on the rise with her second single as well, “Blah Blah Blah” jumps 22-11 – her collaboration with 3!OH!3. Jason Derulo gets his second top 10 hit with “In My Head,” following the success of “Whatcha Say” last year. Iyaz is also back with the follow-up to “Replay,” as “Solo” debuts at No.43. Rihanna enters at No.64 with “Rude Boy” and Monica is back on the Hot 100 with “Everything to Me” at No.62.
Digital Spy notes that the Irish trio The Script reaches a new peak in the US with “Breakeven.” The track climbs twelve places to No.28.
Posted in Hot 100, Pop, r’n’b
Tagged 3OH!3, Barbra Streisand, Black Eyed Peas, Céline Dion, Iyaz, Jason Derulo, Kanye West, Ke$ha, Monica, Rihanna, The Script
According to Billboard, Ke$ha is overtake the throne from Susan Boyle on the Billboard 200 album chart. We will know for sure tomorrow (13/1), but it seems as if Ke$ha’s debut set Animal will overthrone Susan Boyle’s I Dreamed a Dream. The album was the biggest selling one in the UK last year, and the No.2 album in the States. “TiK ToK” has been a massive worldwide hit and is set to be followed by “Blah Blah Blah,” which features alternative rock act 3OH!3. That track is included on the WelcheMusic vol.2 compilation which is out now. What might come as a suprise is that Ke$ha is credited as backing vocalist on Paris Hilton’s “Nothing in this World,” a track that only made the top ten in…Finland.
Iyaz’ “Replay” bows on top of the UK singles charts, published yesterday. We’ve already covered Iyaz on this blog, and this success beats his No.2 position on the Billboard Hot 100 late last year. Dutch DJ Sidney Samson bows at No.2 with “Riverside,” a track that samples the voice of Tupac Shakur from his movie Juice. The song was initially issued in the Netherlands last spring, reaching No.8 on the Dutch singles chart. The UK release also features Wizard Sleeve on vocals and has been re-named to “Riverside (Let’s Go!).” 3OH!3’s “Starstrukk,” moves 6-3 with the help of Katy Perry. Florence + the Machine is on the rise as their rendition of “You’ve Got the Love” reaches a new peak at No.5 in its 34th week. WelcheMusic included Justin Bieber on the vol.2 compilation and he enters at No.14. Alicia Keys’ “Empire State of Mind (Part II)” enters at No.35, while her duet with Jay-Z rebounds to No.18. Paolo Nutini remains at No.1 on the album chart with Sunny Side Up, with the help of a heavy discounted retail price. Florence + the Machine’s album Lungs moves 6-2, pushing Lady Gaga’s The Fame to No.3. The highest new entry comes from Elvis Presley’s compilation Elvis 75 at No.8.
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Tagged 3OH!3, Alicia Keys, DJ Sidney Samson, Elvis Presley, Florence + the Machine, Iyaz, Jay-Z, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Paolo Nutini, Tupac Shakur, Wizard Sleeve
It’s time for the second volume of the WelcheMusic compilation with up-coming hits. Many of the artists on the compilation have already gained exposure on the blog. Cheryl Cole’s duet with will.i.am, “3 Words,” is finally available in Sweden. Look out for Scottish rock act Biffy Clyro’s Radio 1 playlist hit “Many of Horror” that deserves lots of listenings. Also, Simian Mobile Disco has recorded the track Janet Jackson never got her hands of – “Cruel Intentions.” The Temper Trap is also back with the follow-up to last year’s hit “Sweet Disposition.” Don’t miss it! As a bonus, we’ve added Mad Muzik’s rendition of the Mad Men Theme as well as the Jason Nevin Club Mix of Iyaz “Replay.” Please also read the posts about Jay Sean, Muse and Black Eyed Peas.
- Click here to download the WelcheMusic vol.2 playlist
- Just right-click on the image to download the cover art
- Click here to download the WelcheMusic vo.1 playlist
Posted in Idol, Pop, r’n’b, Rock, Spotify, WelcheMusic vol.2
Tagged 3OH!3, Akon, Biffy Clyro, Black Eyed Peas, Cheryl Cole, Delphic, Iyaz, Jason Nevins, Jay Sean, Justin Bieber, Ke$ha, Mad Muzik, Muse, Paolo Nutini, Pitbull, Sean Paul, Simian Mobile Disco, The Temper Trap, will.i.am
So, the wait was finally over when Timbaland returned with Shock Value II, and according to Radio 1, the second single to be lifted from the album is the cheeky pop gem “If We Ever Meet Again.” Katy Perry made her breakthrough with the album One of the Boys last year including the smash hits “I Kissed a Girl” and “Hot N Cold.” For those who cannot wait for either new Katy solo material or the Timbaland single, look out for “Starstrukk” – another collaboration with the American electronic music group 3OH!3.