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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.

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Vampire Weekend Expected to Hit the Top Spot in the UK This Sunday

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.” 

New Dance Hit Based on 2Pac Sample Hits in the UK

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.

Iyaz Got His iPod Stuck on “Replay”

Every now and then, tracks appear on the charts that are sticky and you end up singing them when and where you least expect it. “Replay” has become a worldwide hit in Australia, New Zealand and Canada. As with many debutants these days, Iyaz was discovered on MySpace by none other than Sean Kingston. He’s known for another sticky hit – “Beautiful Girl,” a hit back in May 2007. “Replay” was produced by the same man behind Jason Derulo’s “Whatcha Say” and Leona Lewis’ “Better in Time” – J.R. Rotem. His breakthrough came in 2001 when he co-wrote and produced the track “Fancy” on Destiny’s Child’s Survivor album. Listen to the original version of “Replay” on the WelcheMusic vol.1 compilation and a Jason Nevins remix on vol.2.

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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Chart-Topping Erik Grönwall Has Four Entries on Singles Tally

Due to the New Year celebrations, the final edition of the Swedish sales chart were delayed until today, according to industry source Mi. The tally show that the two Idol finalist keep a stronghold of the chart’s top positions. Erik Grönwall’s eponymous debut stays atop of the album chart, but hes trailer by Calle Kristiansson who lost the final. His eponymous debut rushes straight in at No.2. Both sets include songs that they performed on this year’s Idol. Melody Gardot’s My One and Only Thrill moves 2-3 in its 22nd week. Mary J. Blige’s set Stronger withEach Tear debuts at No.43, while much-hyped debut set from former Broder Daniel member Daniel Gilbert enters at No.59 with New African Sports. He was a member of the group on its debut set Saturday Night Engine, which was issued in 1995. Other members from the group are Håkan Hellström and Theodor Jensen, who both pursued solo careers.

Erik Grönwall’s Idol hit “Higher” remains at No.1 on the singles tally, while another album track – “Is it True? – enters at No.35. Collectively, Erik Grönwall has four entries on the chart as “The Show Must Go On” re-enters at No.23 and “Run to the Hills” at No.34. The Iyaz track featured on the first WelcheMusic compilation playlist enters at No.37.

Boy band E.M.D makes a 15-3 leap with the Xmas track “Välkommen hem.” The success is fueled by a TV broadcast of a charity concert for homeless people, for which this track was produced. As previously reported by WelcheMusic, their Xmas album is ineligible to chart as its only sold at the retailer ICA. Ke$ha returns to the top ten, moving 12-4 with “TikTok.”

Download vol.1 of the WelcheMusic Compilation Playlist

We’ve already spent hours discussing what the biggest hits of the decade were. WelcheMusic has researched the charts and release schedules to find out what will 2010’s hits be. Listen to it for free via Spotify and make sure follow these tracks as they climb the charts. Alicia Keys has already charted with the second installment of “Empire State of Mind.” Iyaz will issue his debut hit this January and “Replay” has already reached the upper reaches of the Hot 100. Usher’s back with “Hey Daddy” and the Jay-Z rendition of “Forever Young” is destined to become a hit as well.

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