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When Can We Expect to Hear Back from Cheryl?

WelcheMusic is thrilled that more than 10,000 visitors have read the blog post on Cheryl Cole’s visit to Skavlan. The visit fueled sales of Cole’s debut hit “Fight for this Love,” a No.2 hit in Sweden which spends its 17th week on the chart this week.

Originally issued in October 2009, Cheryl Cole’s debut set 3 Words only managed to survive two weeks on the Swedish album tally, peaking at a disappointing No.42 position. So far, the album is certified 2x platinum in the UK and Ireland peaking at No.1 and No.2 respectively.

The title track, “3 Words,” has been issued in select markets reaching platinum sales in Australia. The track was co-written and produced by Black Eyed Peas’ member will.i.am. “Parachute” was issued this March as the third single off the set, and has so far reached the top five in the UK and Ireland and the question is if a fourth track will be lifted from the album.

You might recall that the Taio Cruz track “Break Your Heart,” was originally written for Cheryl Cole as one of two tracks exclusively submitted for the 3 Words album. A Polydor label boss deemed it too similar to “Heartbreaker,” which led Cruz to record it himself resulting in a Billboard Hot 100 chart-topper.

WelcheMusic’s looking forward to hearing more from Cheryl Cole and maybe, just maybe that other Cruz track will make the singles chart. In that case, “Stand Up” will be single number four.

Black Eyed Peas Knocks Ke$ha Off the Top

Black Eyed Peas’ “Imma Be” becomes the third track from The E.N.D. to reach the No.1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was actually issued as the first promo single and samples The Budos Band’s “Ride or Die.” Before officially being released as a single, it reached No.50 on the Hot 100 based on downloads alone. So far, it has also charted in Canada, Australia and Hungary. In Europe, “Rock That Body” was released as a single instead.

Last year, Black Eyed Peas managed to top the Hot 100 chart for 26 weeks with “Boom Boom Pow” and “I Gotta Feeling.” The third single, “Meet Me Halfway” peaked at No.7.

This means that Ke$ha loses the pole position following a nine week stretch. As she falls to No.2, “TikTok” is trailed by Young Money’s “BedRock,” moving 4-3. “We Are the World 25: For Haiti” slips to No.6 after debuting at the runner-up spot last week.

Sade remains on top with Soldier of Love. Fueled by the success of “Imma Be,” Black Eyed Peas’ The E.N.D. moves 8-3 in its 37th week. The album actually notice a small sales decrease (-2%), but it’s quite a feat to sit at No.3 after such a long time. And even more impressive, Lady Gaga’s The Fame moves 7-4 in its 69th week. Add Taylor Swift’s Fearless, which spends its 67th week at No.10 and the conclusion that it’s a quite “old” chart.

Download vol.4 of the WelcheMusic Compilation Playlist

It’s time for the fourth compilation of “Welche Music.” The latest set includes current US hits from Orianthi, Kris Allen and Rob Thomas. We’re excited to include Glee Cast’s latest top ten hit where “Halo” and “Walking on Sunshine” has been melded into one. Also, Justin Bieber teams up with rapper Ludacris on “Baby.” Do you remember Star Pilots, whose “In the Heat of the Night” became a pan-European hit. Listen to “I’m Alive” and know that they’re back.

David Guetta has enjoyed phenomenal success with Black Eyed Peas, Kelly Rowland and Akon. Guetta teams up with Kid Cudi on his latest hit “Memories.”  We’re also glad to see that Mary J. Blige, Whitney Houston, Rihanna and Ne-Yo producers Stargate has helped Lemar on his new track “The Way Love Goes.”

In true style, we’ve added two bonus tracks. Taio Cruz had a hit with “Break Your Heart” – we found his cover of Keane’s “Everybody’s Changing.” The other bonus comes in the form of Bimbo Jones’ remix of Kelly Clarkson’s “Already Gone.”

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Ke$ha Denies the New “We Are the World” U.S. No.1

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.

The Rolling Stones 500 Greatest Songs of All Time

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.



Download vol.2 of the WelcheMusic Compilation Playlist

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.

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The Track that Black Eyed Peas Don’t Want Europeans to Download

“Imma Be” is the track that the Black Eyed Peas want to spare Europeans. Although it has been chosen as the fourth single in the States, “Rock That Body” will be the fourth single worldwide. The track was actually issued as the first promo single for The E.N.D. album. Even though it was released in December, it has only managed to reach No.46 on the Billboard hot 100. The Black Eyed Peas made their comeback in June last year, immediately scoring back-to-back No.1’s with “Boom Boom Pow” and “I Gotta Feeling.” “Meet Me Halfway” recently topped the UK singles charts. We will need to wait until Mar.1 to when “Rock That Body” is offically released. We’ve, however, included “Imma Be” on the WelcheMusic vol.2 compilation out later.