On Oct.6, Grey’s Anatomy will return to Swedish TV screens for a complete new season. The ABC TV show has already premiered in the States. A trailer is currently showcased on cable network Kanal 5 and the TV campaign is also part of Sony Music’s promotional efforts for Manchester duo Hurts. The group debuted with the single “Better than Love” before the summer.
The track was primarily a hit on the clubs, while radio picked up “Wonderful Life.” The video has currently tracked 4m views on YouTube. “Stay” will be issued commercially later this year but is already picking up a lot of interest due to it being the soundtrack to the Grey’s promo trailer. It is already the second most played Hurts track on Spotify. Hurts also performed at the Propaganda festival this August and will return to Debaser Medis Stockholm this October.
Let’s dedicate some space to one of the best tracks ever recorded. “Life on Mars” was initially included on the David Bowie album Hunky Dory back in 1971. It wasn’t released as a single until 1973, when it reached No.3 on the UK singles chart. In true Spotify style, WelcheMusic has collected the covers of “Life on Mars”. Listen to Brazilian singer Seu Jorge’s version, which was featured in The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, Barbra Streisand’s cover or Mr. Heidi Klum – Seal.
- The Life on Mars Cover Collection to download here
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.
- Download the playlist here
- Right-click ont the image above to download the cover art
Happy new year to all new readers of the WelcheMusic blog. Jan.1 marks the official start of a blog that was initiated back in December. This means that it’s already filled with all kinds of interesting content about music. This is the place for music lovers, who would like to know more about songs of the moment. As a special treat, customized Spotify playlists will be shared – always containing songs for a special reasons.
Click on the tag cloud for any favourite artist or just scroll down. Read about the Facebook campaigns that rock the charts right now or the story behind one of Janet Jackson’s largest hits. Let me know if you’re missing something. And don’t forget to pick up next year’s hits in the first volume of WelcheMusic – a compilation playlist featuring Timbaland and Katy Perry, Alicia Keys and Jay-Z.
In Sweden, Idol winner Erik Grönwall remains atop of the singles chart for a second week with “Higher.” The final chart of the year shows little change as Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance” and Darin’s “Viva la vida” remain at No.2 and No.3. Coincidentally, Pet Shop Boys enters the chart at No.32 with another cover of the Coldplay hit. The track is included on the duo’s Christmas EP, headed by the track “It Doesn’t Often Snow at Christmas.” On PSB’s new version, “Viva la vida” is mixed with “Domino Dancing.”
The Black Eyed Peas spends its 20th week on the chart with “I Gotta Feeling.” Spotify recently announced that this was the most streamed track in 2008. Idol runner-up Calle Kristiansson won an album deal as well, and his live cover version of the Marc Cohn classic “Walking in Memphis” moves 7-5.
Alicia Keys has three tracks on the singles chart this week. The Jay-Z duet “Empire State of Mind” falls 10-11, while “Try Sleeping with a Broken Heart” vaults 32-19. “Empire State of Mind (Part II) Broken Down” enters the chart at No.59.
As expected, Erik Grönwall’s debut album Erik Grönwall immediately enters the No.1 position. The Priests are pushed back 1-3, while Melody Gardot remains at No.2 with My One and Only Thrill. Peter Jöback’s Xmas set Jag kommer hem igen till jul tops the midprice chart, followed by Il Divo’s The Christmas Collection.
Posted in Idol, Pop, r’n’b, Spotify
Tagged Alicia Keys, Calle Kristiansson, Coldplay, Darin, Erik Grönwall, Il Divo, Lady Gaga, Marc Cohn, Melody Gardot, Pet Shop Boys, Peter Jöback, Spotify, The Black Eyed Peas, The Priests