Our friends at Billboard has compiled weekly playlists of summer songs. WelcheMusic transformed the latest one into a Spotify playlist and re-discovered Monica, Rob Thomas and Maroon 5.
- Click on the link to listen to the Billboard’s Summer Songs playlist via Spotify.
Posted in Dance, Pop, r’n’b, Rock, Spotify
Tagged Alicia Keys, Carrie Underwood, David Guetta, Flo Rida, Kenny Chesney, Maroon5, Miranda Lambert, Monica, Rob Thomas, The Black Eyed Peas
The Black Eyed Peas issued The E.N.D. last June and it has so far resulted in five hit singles. The title is short for “the energy never dies,” which is obviously true as the group’s dominated airwaves for almost a year. The latest single, “Rock That Body,” was originally issued on Jan.15 in Australia. Interpolating the “I wanna rock right now” line from Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock’s 1988 hit “It Takes Two,” the Black Eyed Peas song wasn’t issued in the UK until this March and the track’s not slated for a US release until this month, early May.
“Rock That Body” follows the last single “Imma Be” to that extent that a medley mashup of the two songs are included on the single. It was also included on the “Imma Be” single. It’s also interesting to note that “Rock That Body” is the second Black Eyed Peas track produced by David Guetta. Most famous for the collaboration with Kelly Rowland on “When Love Takes Over,” Guetta also produced “I Gotta Feeling.”
Lady Gaga’s debut album turns 70 weeks on the Billboard 200, still remaining strong at No.5. Sade’s Soldier of Love, however, has a firm grip of the Billboard 200 top spot, adding a third week. Still, no new single has been announced apart from the title track.
Country music group Lady Antebellum remains at No.2 with Need You Now for a third week. The set has so far yielded two hit singles, the title track which peaked at No.3 on the Billboard Hot 100 and “American Honey” which has peaked at No.65.
The late recording artist Johnny Cash’s American VI: Ain’t No Grave. Back in 2006, American V: A Hundred Ways debuted at No.1. Punk rock band Alkaline Trio debuts at No.11 with This Addiction.
Ke$ha’s Animal returns to the top ten, fueled by a Best Buy price discount ($7.99). The Black Eyed Peas adds a 38th week at No.4.
Joe McElderry falls back 2-1 on the first chart week of the century. He’s being replaced by Lady Gaga, who spends a tenth week on the chart. “Bad Romance” is her third No.1, succeding “Paparazzi,” that peaked at No.4. Both “Poker Face” and “Just Dance” topped the tally, White “LoveGame” only manager to climb to No.19. She has already reached No.30 with the Beyoncé duet “Telephone,” a track that will be officially released on Feb.22. In the world of legal downloads, album tracks can manage to reach the charts anyways. The track is also available on the first WelcheMusic compilation issued last week.
The Black Eyed Peas moves 6-3 with “Meet Me Halfway,” White Ke$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.
Posted in Pop, r’n’b, Rock, UK Singles Chart
Tagged Beyonce, Joe Mcelderry, Journey, Ke$ha, Lady Gaga, Paolo Nutini, Rage Against the Machine, The Black Eyed Peas
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
Lady Gaga remains at No.3 with “Bad Romance” adding her ninth week on the UK singles chart. She’s trailed by Cheryl Cole who’s back with a follow-up to this fall’s No.1 “Fight for this Love.” Her new single features will.i.am on vocals and is titled “3 Words.” The Black Eyed Peas rise 10-6 with “Meet Me Halfway.” The highest new entry comes from Jay-Z who’s teamed up with Mr. Hudson on the Alphaville rendition “Young Forever.” Similar to recent success by T.I. and Flo Rida, the track is based on a well-known hit, this time “Forever Young.”
Michael Bublé’s Crazy Love denies Susan Boyle another week atop of the album chart. Boyle’s I Dreamed a Dream is still the Billboard 200 album No.1. Lady Gaga remains at No.4 with The Fame, a set that almost celebrates its first anniversary on the chart. The follow-up, The Fame Monster, has already fallen out of the top 40.
Posted in Hot 100, Pop, r’n’b
Tagged Alphaville, Cheryl Cole, Flo Rida, Jay-Z, Lady Gaga, Michael Bublé, Mr. Hudson, Susan Boyle, T.I, The Black Eyed Peas, will.i.am