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Maya Returns to the No.1 Spot in Sweden with “Stereo Love”

Edward Maya returns to the No.1 spot on the Swedish singles chart with “Stereo Love,” while last week’s chart-topper – Rebound’s “Hurricane” – falls 1-8. Lady Gaga and Beyoncé rebound 5-2 with “Telephone,” with the help of Gaga’s Stockholm visit last week. Her “Alejandro” takes a 39-27 climb in its third week.

The highest new-comer comes from Eminem, whose “Not Afraid” immediately reached the top spot on the Hot 100 this week. This is a rare feet in the US, where only 15 other acts managed this through history.

The only other new-comers this week come from Joshua Rain’s “I’d Rather Be with You” and Robyn’s “Dancehall Queen.” Stromae’s “Alors on danse,” previously mentioned on this blog cracks the top twenty, moving 45-19.

Timoteij’s Längtan was knocked off the top spot after a sole week as AC/DC is the biggest seller this week with Iron Man 2. Lady Gaga’s The Fame Monster moves 8-3. Anna von Hauswolff’s Singing from the Grave is the highest new-comer at No.5, besting Adam Lambert’s For Your Entertainment at No.8. Lambert earns the No.8 position on the singles chart as well with “Whataya Want from Me.”

Stromae Brings Belgian House Music to the Charts

Nee Paul van Haver in 1985, this 25 year old hip-hop act chose the artist name Stromae when recording irresistible dance music. His debut hit “Alors on danse” was released in native Belgium last September and available in the rest of Europe this February. So far, the track has reached the No.1 position in Belgium, France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Denmark and Holland. In addition, Stromae has spent three runs atop of the pan-European singles charts! He recently knocked Lady Gaga and Beyoncé off the top.

Stromae attended the l’Académie Musicale de Jette where he took drum and music history lessons. He was signed by Mercury/Universal Music France’s label Vertigo, following extensive airplay on NRJ Brussels.

Countdown to Sing in the Shower Day

Okay, WelcheMusic have to admit – we like singing in the shower. So, we were delighted to hear that we’re not alone and there’s even a day devoted for this and it’s happening tomorrow.

The day was actually founded to support the launch of JBL’s new two-in-one alarm clock and docking station OnTime Micro.  The JBL OnTime Micro Shower Singing Survey found that 82% of 18-24 years olds sing in the shower, but it’s not just for youngsters – almost half (49%) of people aged 55+ do it too. Whatever your age, let your voice ring loud this Thursday!

The JBL Shower Singing Survey named Shakira as the singer that most people would like to perform a shower duet with. You know, her taps don’t lie…

France is the top shower singing country in Europe, with 71% of our French survey respondents enjoying a “chantez dans la douche.”

WelcheMusic’s current shower favourites:

  • Lady Gaga feat. Beyoncé – Telephone
  • Cheryl Cole – Fight for This Love
  • Eric Saade – Manboy

Join the Facebook group here – http://www.facebook.com/singintheshowerday

Listen to Britney Spears’ Lady Gaga Track

WelcheMusic is rather disappointed that “Quicksand,” which Lady Gaga wrote for Britney Spears only ended up as a bonus track on the digital European iTunes release of the Circus album. But you can listen to it here:

On a seperate note, according to news source Dagens Nyheter, Lady Gaga added the possibility for fans to actually buy her DNA. In a deluxe version of The Fame Monster album, a lock of her hair is included. And as pop critic Fredrik Strage points out, “fans are offered the possibility to clone Lady Gaga, at the cost of just 115 dollars.” Lady Gaga was born Stefani Joanne Germanotta and grew up in New York. Before she got her breakthrough in 2008, she penned songs for Britney Spears, The Pussycat Dolls and Fergie.

Make sure to download WelcheMusic vol.1 featuring her next single “Telephone,” a duet with Beyoncé. The track was initially offered to Britney Spears.

Gaga Knocks X-Factor Winner Off the Top

 

Joe McElderry falls back 2-1 on the first chart week of the century. He’s being replaced by Lady Gaga, who spends a tenth week on the chart. “Bad Romance” is her third No.1, succeding “Paparazzi,” that peaked at No.4. Both “Poker Face” and “Just Dance” topped the tally, White “LoveGame” only manager to climb to No.19. She has already reached No.30 with the Beyoncé duet “Telephone,” a track that will be officially released on Feb.22. In the world of legal downloads, album tracks can manage to reach the charts anyways. The track is also available on the first WelcheMusic compilation issued last week.

The Black Eyed Peas moves 6-3 with “Meet Me Halfway,” White Ke$ha makes a U-turn and climbs 10-4 in its 9th week. This is the highest position ever for that track.

We’ve already mentioned Journey’s Facebook campaign on WelcheMusic and the group remins at No.7 with “Don’t Stop Believin’,” adling a 62th week. It seems as if Rage Against the Machine’s Facebook campaign is finally over. “Killing in the Name” falls 2-40 this Week. Xmas is finally over.

Scottish singer/songwriter Paolo Nutini makes a surprise move from 14-1 in his 31th Week with Sunny Side Up. The album debuted at No.1 upon its release in May last year. His biggest hit to date is “Last Request” from 2006.