Monday, May 31, 2010

twostepcub's music chart for May 28, 2010...

Hey everyone, and to all in the US I hope you had a great Memorial Day weekend. It's time for my tunes for the week, and Adam Lambert retakes the top for a second week, while Jason Derulo (pictured above) moves up in the top-10. Former big hits by M'Black, Kelis, John Mayer,and The Zac Brown Band drop out, while David Guetta, Macy Gray, and Edward Maya make the biggest moves. Link-O-Rama is still in effect, so you can click on the highlighted name of any artist to go to their website. But Beware of the Jungle Juice!

This Week Song/Artist (last week's position in parentheses)
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1. Whataya Want From Me - Adam Lambert (2)
2. Break Your Heart - Taio Cruz f/Ludacris (3)
3. Rude Boy - Rihanna (1)
4. Telephone - Lady GaGa f/Beyonce (4)
5. Need You Now - Lady Antebellum (5)
6. In My Head - Jason Derulo (8)
7. Breakeven - The Script (7)
8. All The Right Moves - OneRepublic (10)
9. Life After You - Daughtry (9)
10. Heartbreak On Vinyl - Blake Lewis (11)
11. Superman Tonight - Bon Jovi (13)
12. I Am - Mary J. Blige (6)
13. Sweet Disposition - The Temper Trap (14)
14. Alors On Danse - Stromae (16)
15. Pyramid - Charice (20)
16. Resistance - Muse (12)
17. Rocket - Goldfrapp (18)
18. Naturally - Selena Gomez & The Scene (21)
19. Hey, Soul Sister - Train (19)
20. I Never Told You - Colbie Caillat (23)
21. All I Ever Wanted - Kelly Clarkson (25)
22. OMG - Usher f/will.i.am (29)
23. Halfway Gone - Lifehouse (15)
24. Between The Lines - Stone Temple Pilots (26)
25. Haven't Met You Yet - Michael Buble (24)
26. Uprising - Muse (22)
27. According To You - Orianthi (17)
28. Video Phone - Beyonce f/Lady GaGa (28)
29. All Or Nothing - Theory Of A Deadman (36)
30. Just Say Yes - Snow Patrol (30)
31. Imma Be - Black Eyed Peas (37)
32. Fearless Love - Melissa Etheridge (32)
33. Mountain Man - Crash Kings (33)
34. Ain't Back Yet - Kenny Chesney (35)
35. Dust In Gravity - Delerium f/Kreesha Turner (40)
36. Memories - David Guetta f/Kid Cudi (39)
37. Live Like We're Dying - Kris Allen (31)
38. Freeze - Bimbo Jones (49)
39. Lay Me Down - Dirty Heads (57)
40. Drummer Boy - Debi Nova (41)
41. Everything To Me - Monica (48)
42. The Man I Want To Me - Chris Young (46)
43. Your Decision - Alice In Chains (27)
44. Window Seat - Erykah Badu (56)
45. American Honey - Lady Antebellum (45)
46. This Afternoon - Nickelback (51)
47. Gettin' Over You - David Guetta f/Chris Willis, Fergie & LMFAO (80)
48. Tik Tok - Ke$ha (38)
49. Rock That Body - Black Eyed Peas (60)
50. 1901 - Phoenix (50)
51. The House That Built Me - Miranda Lambert (59)
52. Still - Tim McGraw (54)
53. The Good Life - Three Days Grace (61)
54. Fistful Of Tears - Maxwell (43)
55. Secret Love - Kim Sozzi (53)
56. Water - Brad Paisley (72)
57. I Gotta Get To You - George Strait (58)
58. Stereo Love - Edward Maya f/Vika Jigulina (78)
59. Rain Is A Good Thing - Luke Bryan (73)
60. Wrong Baby Wrong - Martina McBride (62)
61. Crazy Town - Jason Aldean (71)
62. Breathe - Ryan Star (63)
63. I Keep On Loving You - Reba McEntire (69)
64. Unstoppable - Rascal Flatts (66)
65. Keep On Loving You - Steel Magnolia (65)
66. Savior - Rise Against (64)
67. Shark In The Water - VV Brown (67)
68. Hell On The Heart - Eric Church (68)
69. Better Than Her - Matisse (55)
70. Take Control - Julissa Veloz (76)
71. She Won't Be Lonely Long - Clay Walker (75)
72. Beauty In The World - Macy Gray (96)
73. If It's Love - Train (86)
74. There Goes My Baby - Usher (74)
75. Gimme That Girl - Joe Nichols (70)
76. Waves Of Change - Samantha James (94)
77. Something Like A Party - School Gyrls (85)
78. Rise! - Vernessa Mitchell (DEBUT)
79. Can U Hear Me - Altar f/Amannda (79)
80. Backwoods - Justin Moore (81)
81. Mockingbird - Rob Thomas (91)
82. Nothin' On You - B.o.B f/Bruno Mars (82)
83. Glitter In The Air - Pink (93)
84. Love Like Crazy - Lee Brice (84)
85. Baby - Justin Bieber f/Ludacris (87)
86. Hip To My Heart - The Band Perry (88)
87. Hate To Love - Alex Sayz (DEBUT)
88. Half Of My Heart - John Mayer f/Taylor Swift (92)
89. Like You Do - Angel Taylor (89)
90. Fight For This Love - Cheryl Cole (90)
91. Lover, Lover - Jerrod Niemann (DEBUT)
92. Alejandro - Lady GaGa (DEBUT)
93. Cryin' Like A Bitch - Godsmack (95)
94. Airplanes - B.o.B f/Hayley Williams (DEBUT)
95. Every Dog Has Its Day - Toby Keith (99)
96. Good Times - RollDeep (DEBUT)
97. Finding My Way Back - Jaheim (DEBUT)
98. Work Hard, Play Harder - Gretchen Wilson (98)
99. Don't Believe - Mehrzad Marashi (100)
100. Smile - Uncle Kracker (RE-ENTRY)

There are seven new songs making their way onto my list, and the first is by gospel singer Vernessa Mitchell, who has had success converting her songs into club anthems. The latest is "Rise!"....



Next is Swedish DJ Alex Sayz, who teams up with Belgian singer Evi Goffin, formerly of the dance group Lasgo, with "Hate To Love"...



And now for something completely different. Jerrod Neimann brings some good old breezy-style country with "Lover, Lover"...



Lady GaGa CANNOT be stopped. With her two collaborations with Beyonce still in my top-40 (Telephone and Video Phone), she places her third single from the "Fame Monster" EP on my list. The presumably epic video doesn't come out until the 7th of June, but here's an audio clip of "Alejandro"...



Atlanta rapper B.o.B. is also on my chart with "Nothin' On You", and debuts his second single, this time pairing with rock group Paramore's frontwoman, Hayley Williams, on "Airplanes"...



Next up is British "grime" (rap/dance) collective Roll Deep, with their UK smash "Good Times", sounding all of Snap! and Real McCoy and all that..



and finally, smooth R&B singer Jaheim, originally from New Brunswick, and still a Jersey boy, with "Finding My Way Back"...



and that's all she wrote!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

twostepcub's music chart for May 21, 2010...

Hey folks, another week gone and time for my top tunes for the week. This week Rihanna spends a second week on top, while English R&B star Taio Cruz (pictured above) jumps into the top-3. Former big hits by Pearl Jam, AnnaGrace, Lady GaGa, Livvi Franc, and Jennifer Lopez drop out, while Bimbo Jones, Dirty Kings, and Three Days Grace make the largest moves. Link-O-Rama is in effect, so you can click on the highlighted name of any artist to go to their website. Rightclick, and you can bring it up in another tab or window. Plant on!

This Week Song/Artist (last week's position in parentheses)
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1. Rude Boy - Rihanna (1)
2. Whataya Want From Me - Adam Lambert (2)
3. Break Your Heart - Taio Cruz f/Ludacris (6)
4. Telephone - Lady GaGa f/Beyonce (4)
5. Need You Now - Lady Antebellum (5)
6. I Am - Mary J. Blige (3)
7. Breakeven - The Script (7)
8. In My Head - Jason Derulo (12)
9. Life After You - Daughtry (9)
10. All The Right Moves - OneRepublic (10)
11. Heartbreak On Vinyl - Blake Lewis (17)
12. Resistance - Muse (8)
13. Superman Tonight - Bon Jovi (15)
14. Sweet Disposition - The Temper Trap (16)
15. Halfway Gone - Lifehouse (14)
16. Alors On Danse - Stromae (26)
17. According To You - Orianthi (11)
18. Rocket - Goldfrapp (21)
19. Hey, Soul Sister - Train (19)
20. Pyramid - Charice (25)
21. Naturally - Selena Gomez & The Scene (23)
22. Uprising - Muse (20)
23. I Never Told You - Colbie Caillat (27)
24. Haven't Met You Yet - Michael Buble (24)
25. All I Ever Wanted - Kelly Clarkson (29)
26. Between The Lines - Stone Temple Pilots (28)
27. Your Decision - Alice In Chains (13)
28. Video Phone - Beyonce f/Lady GaGa (30)
29. OMG - Usher f/will.i.am (41)
30. Just Say Yes - Snow Patrol (35)
31. Live Like We're Dying - Kris Allen (18)
32. Fearless Love - Melissa Etheridge (42)
33. Mountain Men - Crash Kings (34)
34. Heartbreak - M'Black (38)
35. Ain't Back Yet - Kenny Chesney (39)
36. All Or Nothing - Theory of A Deadman (40)
37. Imma Be - Black Eyed Peas (43)
38. Tik Tok - Ke$ha (31)
39. Memories - David Guetta f/Kid Cudi (49)
40. Dust In Gravity - Delerium f/Kreesha Turner (51)
41. Drummer Boy - Debi Nova (57)
42. Acapella - Kelis (22)
43. Fistful of Tears - Maxwell (44)
44. Heartbreak Warfare - John Mayer (32)
45. American Honey - Lady Antebellum (45)
46. The Man I Want To Be - Chris Young (54)
47. Give Me Something - Yoko Ono (48)
48. Everything To Me - Monica (58)
49. Freeze - Bimbo Jones (87)
50. 1901 - Phoenix (50)
51. This Afternoon - Nickelback (61)
52. Highway 20 Ride - The Zac Brown Band (37)
53. Secret Love - Kim Sozzi (53)
54. Still - Tim McGraw (55)
55. Better Than Her - Matisse (56)
56. Window Seat - Erykah Badu (76)
57. Lay Me Down - Dirty Heads (81)
58. I Gotta Get To You - George Strait (62)
59. The House That Built Me - Miranda Lambert (79)
60. Rock That Body - Black Eyed Peas (72)
61. The Good Life - Three Days Grace (82)
62. Wrong Baby Wrong - Martina McBride (63)
63. Breathe - Ryan Star (69)
64. Savior - Rise Against (64)
65. Keep On Loving You - Steel Magnolia (66)
66. Unstoppable - Rascal Flatts (68)
67. Shark In The Water - VV Brown (71)
68. Hell On The Heart - Eric Church (74)
69. I Keep On Loving You - Reba McEntire (80)
70. Gimme That Girl - Joe Nichols (70)
71. Crazy Town - Jason Aldean (75)
72. Water - Brad Paisley (89)
73. Rain Is A Good Thing - Luke Bryan (83)
74. There Goes My Baby - Usher (84)
75. She Won't Be Lonely Long - Clay Walker (77)
76. Take Control - Julissa Veloz (DEBUT)
77. Today Was A Fairytale - Taylor Swift (73)
78. Stereo Love - Edward Maya f/Vika Jigulina (RE-ENTRY)
79. Can U Hear Me - Altar f/Amannda (DEBUT)
80. Gettin' Over You - David Guetta f/Chris Willis w/Fergie & LMFAO (DEBUT)
81. Backwoods - Justin Moore (86)
82. Nothin' On You - B.o.B f/Bruno Mars (90)
83. Ghosts N Stuff - Deadmau5 f/Rob Swire (85)
84. Love Like Crazy - Lee Brice (88)
85. Something Like A Party - School Gyrls (DEBUT)
86. If It's Love - Train (DEBUT)
87. Baby -Justin Bieber f/Ludacris (91)
88. Hip To My Heart - The Band Perry (96)
89. Like You Do - Angel Taylor (93)
90. Fight For This Love - Cheryl Cole (95)
91. Mockingbird - Rob Thomas (DEBUT)
92. Half Of My Heart - John Mayer f/Taylor Swift (99)
93. Glitter In The Air - Pink (94)
94. Waves Of Change - Samantha James (DEBUT)
95. Cryin' Like A Bitch - Godsmack (97)
96. Beauty In This World - Macy Gray (DEBUT)
97. Once - Diana Vickers (DEBUT)
98. Work Hard, Play Harder - Gretchen Wilson (100)
99. Every Dog Has Its Day - Toby Keith (DEBUT)
100. Don't Believe - Mehrzad Marashi (DEBUT)

This week eleven new songs enter my chart, while one comes back strong. The highest is by Julissa Veloz, who was yet another American Idol alumnus, however she didn't last beyond Hollywood week last year. She did gain the moniker "Tiara Girl" during Paula Abdul's wigout period, but now she's making a name in Clubland with the neo-freestyle dance track "Take Control"...



Next up is another dance act, Altar, who are Brazilian DJ's Macau and VMC. After hits like "Party People", "Everybody Up", and "Turn It Out" with Jeanie Tracy, the pair team with fellow countrywoman Amannda for "Can U Hear Me"...



French dance producer David Guetta's One Love album was one of last years best CDs, and while the fourth single, "Memories", is still climbing (and making my top-40), the fifth single debuts big. "Gettin' Over You" has been revamped to add Fergie and dance-rap duo LMFAO to the mix, along with Guetta's male vocalist of choice, Chris Willis...



Mr. Mariah Carey, I mean Nick Cannon's proteges, School Gyrls, have already scored a TV movie on Nickelodeon, and now have a club hit with it. It's "Something Like A Party"...



San Franciscans Train's comeback is going strong, as "Hey, Soul Sister" is still hanging around the top-20, while their followup, "If It's Love" debuts, and it's a winner just for the lines "flat like an Idol singer, remember Winger?"...



Next is Matchbox Twenty frontman Rob Thomas, with the third single from his sophomore solo album Cradlebox. Is it me, or it is a ringer for the Smashing Pumpkins' "1979"...



As you can see, I've been a dance music kind of mood, as yet another artist debuts, this time Samantha James, who previously made my top-40 with "Rise". Her new single is mixed by Kaskade, and it's dreamy. Here's "Waves Of Change"...



R&B flower-child Macy Gray is back, after four studio albums and a stint on "Dancing With The Stars" last year. In the US, she's been a "one-hit wonder" with "I Try", while in England she's done a little better, scoring five top-40 songs. Her newest single previewing her upcoming album The Sellout is a track that played on the finale of Ugly Betty. It's quite pretty, and it's "Beauty In The World"...



Speaking of reality shows, Simon Cowell's X Factor has produced its share of artists on my chart, and the latest is Diana Vickers, who came in fourth on that show. Her debut single is "Once", which has a cool video which I can't embed but you can see by clicking here, or see the homemade clip by someone else below...



Country singer Toby Keith is back with the third single form his 13th (!) studio album, American Ride. He always vacillates between upbeat and hokey, and somber and thoughtful, but it's back to hokey with "Every Dog Has Its Day"...



and finally, for something completely different. In fact, I don't know how many Americans would know who Mehrzad Marashi is, but the Iranian-German singer was the winner of German's answer to American Idol, "Deutschland Sucht den Superstar". He's from Hamburg, and his new single is "Don't Believe", where the clip was filmed in New York, and I quite like it..



Nite Nite!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

twostepcub's music chart for May 14, 2010..


Hey everybody, sorry to have been out of action for a couple, but I'm back with my top tunes for the week. In the two previous weeks, Lady Gaga held on to #1 for a third week, to be replaced by Adam Lambert. This week Rihanna (pictured above) takes over, while Usher, Delerium, and Debi Nova make the biggest jumps. Link-O-Rama is still in effect, so you can click on the highlighted name of any artist to go to their website. Awwnie!

This Week Song/Artist (last week's position in parentheses)
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1. Rude Boy - Rihanna (2)
2. Whataya Want From Me - Adam Lambert (1)
3. I Am - Mary J. Blige (4)
4. Telephone - Lady GaGa f/Beyonce (3)
5. Need You Now - Lady Antebellum (5)
6. Break Your Heart - Taio Cruz f/Ludacris (15)
7. Breakeven - The Script (7)
8. Resistance - Muse (8)
9. Life After You - Daughtry (10)
10. All The Right Moves - OneRepublic (11)
11. According To You - Orianthi (6)
12. In My Head - Jason Derulo (20)
13. Your Decision - Alice In Chains (9)
14. Halfway Gone - Lifehouse (13)
15. Superman Tonight - Bon Jovi (17)
16. Sweet Disposition - The Temper Trap (21)
17. Heartbreak On Vinyl - Blake Lewis (18)
18. Live Like We're Dying - Kris Allen (16)
19. Hey, Soul Sister - Train (19)
20. Uprising - Muse (12)
21. Rocket - Goldfrapp (25)
22. Acapella - Kelis (14)
23. Naturally - Selena Gomez & The Scene (24)
24. Haven't Met You Yet - Michael Buble (22)
25. Pyramid - Charice (31)
26. Alors En Danse - Stromae (30)
27. I Never Told You - Colbie Caillat (29)
28. Between The Lines - Stone Temple Pilots (34)
29. All I Ever Wanted - Kelly Clarkson (41)
30. Video Phone - Beyonce f/Lady GaGa (40)
31. Tik Tok - Ke$ha (27)
32. Heartbreak Warfare - John Mayer (26)
33. Love Keeps Calling - AnnaGrace (37)
34. Mountain Man - Crash Kings (36)
35. Just Say Yes - Snow Patrol (39)
36. Just Breathe - Pearl Jam (23)
37. Highway 20 Ride - The Zac Brown Band (32)
38. Heartbreak - M'Black (42)
39. Ain't Back Yet - Kenny Chesney (43)
40. All Or Nothing - Theory Of A Deadman (45)
41. OMG - Usher f/will.i.am (61)
42. Fearless Love - Melissa Etheridge (48)
43. Imma Be - Black Eyed Peas (56)
44. Fistful Of Tears - Maxwell (46)
45. American Honey - Lady Antebellum (47)
46. Bad Romance - Lady GaGa (44)
47. Automatik - Livvi Franc (35)
48. Give Me Something - Yoko Ono (50)
49. Memories - David Guetta f/Kid Cudi (51)
50. 1901 - Phoenix (49)
51. Dust In Gravity - Delerium f/Kreesha Turner (69)
52. Louboutins - Jennifer Lopez (38)
53. Secret Love - Kim Sozzi (53)
54. The Man I Want To Be - Chris Young (59)
55. Still - Tim McGraw (55)
56. Better Than Her - Matisse (58)
57. Drummer Boy - Debi Nova (71)
58. Everything To Me - Monica (62)
59. Fearless - Taylor Swift (52)
60. Letter From A Thief - Chevelle (60)
61. This Afternoon - Nickelback (63)
62. I Gotta Get To You - George Strait (66)
63. Wrong Baby Wrong - Martina McBride (67)
64. Savior - Rise Against (64)
65. Strange Condition - Morgan Page (65)
66. Keep On Loving You - Steel Magnolia (68)
67. Fuck The Industry - Solange (57)
68. Unstoppable - Rascal Flatts (70)
69. Breathe - Ryan Star (75)
70. Gimmie That Girl - Joe Nichols (72)
71. Shark In The Water - VV Brown (77)
72. Rock That Body - Black Eyed Peas (74)
73. Today Was A Fairytale - Taylor Swift (73)
74. Hell On The Heart - Eric Church (76)
75. Crazy Town - Jason Aldean (79)
76. Window Seat - Erykah Badu (81)
77. She Won't Be Lonely Long - Clay Walker (82)
78. Get Up - Kimberly Davis (78)
79. The House That Built Me - Miranda Lambert (83)
80. I Keep On Loving You - Reba McEntire (80)
81. Lay Me Down - Dirty Heads (89)
82. The Good Life - Three Days Grace (88)
83. Rain is A Good Thing - Luke Bryan (87)
84. There Goes My Baby - Usher (84)
85. Ghosts N Stuff - Deadmau5 f/Rob Swire (93)
86. Backwoods - Justin Moore (86)
87. Freeze - Bimbo Jones (DEBUT)
88. Love Like Crazy - Lee Brice (90)
89. Water - Brad Paisley (96)
90. Nothin' On You - B.o.B f/Bruno Mars (92)
91. Baby - Justin Bieber f/Ludacris (91)
92. Satellite - Lena Meyer-Landrut (94)
93. Like You Do - Angel Taylor (95)
94. Glitter In The Air - Pink (DEBUT)
95. Fight For This Love - Cheryl Cole (RE-ENTRY)
96. Hip To My Heart - The Band Perry (DEBUT)
97. Cryin' Like A Bitch - Godsmack (97)
98. Give Me A Sign - Breaking Benjamin (DEBUT)
99. Half Of My Heart - John Mayer f/Taylor Swift (DEBUT)
100. Work Hard, Play Harder - Gretchen Wilson (DEBUT)

This week six new songs debut, and the highest is by dance act Bimbo Jones. Producers Marc JB and Lee Dagger have remixed songs by Pink, Britney Spears, and The Pussycat Dolls, while producing their own music with super vocalist Katherine Ellis. They had a top-10 2scchart single "And I Try", and they're back with "Freeze".



Pink stole the show at this year's Grammy Awards with her acrobatic aerial performance of "Glitter In The Air"...



Next up is country group The Band Perry, comprised of Kimberly, Red, and Neil Perry. The siblings' first single is "Hip To My Heart"..



Pennsylvania-based Breaking Benjamin have their fourth top-10 modern rock hit with "Give Me A Sign"...



As if Taylor Swift can't be content with just two hits on my chart, she backs up John Mayer for "Half Of My Heart"...



And lastly is uber-Redneck Girl Gretchen Wilson, who's back with "Work Hard, Play Harder"...