Sunday, August 29, 2010

twostepcub's music chart for August 27, 2010...

Hey guys, it's the start of my vacation, and time for my top 100 tunes for the week. This week Kylie Minogue has a third week on top, while the Zac Brown Band (pictured above) make it into the top-5. Former big hits by Ryan Star, David Guetta, Adam Lambert, and Three Days Grace drop off, while songs by Kenny Chesney, Blake Shelton, and Dave Aude make the biggest moves. Link-O-Rama is still in effect, so you can click on any of the highlighted artists to go to their website (rightclick to use another window or tab and keep this one up). Let the games begin!

This Week Song/Artist (last week's position in parentheses)
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1. All The Lovers - Kylie Minogue (1)
2. If It's Love - Train (2)
3. King Of Anything - Sara Bareilles (3)
4. Free - The Zac Brown Band (7)
5. Glitter In The Air - Pink (9)
6. Misery - Maroon5 (11)
7. California Gurls - Katy Perry f/Snoop Dogg (5)
8. Dancing On My Own - Robyn (4)
9. Alejandro - Lady GaGa (8)
10. Lover, Lover - Jerrod Niemann (14)
11. Un-Thinkable (I'm Ready) - Alicia Keys (13)
12. Lay Me Down - Dirty Heads (12)
13. Mockingbird - Rob Thomas (17)
14. In One Ear - Cage The Elephant (15)
15. I'm In - Keith Urban (18)
16. Your Love Is My Drug - Ke$ha (6)
17. Animal - Neon Trees (21)
18. Commander - Kelly Rowland f/David Guetta (10)
19. Breakeven - The Script (16)
20. Dirty Talk - Wynter Gordon (22)
21. The Crow & The Butterfly - Shinedown (26)
22. Lisztomania - Phoenix (27)
23. Strobelight - Kimberley Locke (23)
24. Fire With Fire - Scissor Sisters (28)
25. Alive - Goldfrapp (25)
26. Rockstar 101 - Rihanna (31)
27. Happiness - Alexis Jordan (19)
28. Bulletproof - La Roux (36)
29. I Never Told You - Colbie Caillat (20)
30. Airplanes - B.o.B f/Hayley Williams (32)
31. There Goes My Baby - Usher (41)
32. Feels Like A Prayer - Meck f/Dino (33)
33. Dynamite - Taio Cruz (47)
34. This Is War - Thirty Seconds To Mars (24)
35. Need You Now - Lady Antebellum (30)
36. I Like It - Enrique Iglesias f/Pitbull (48)
37. Love Like Crazy - Lee Brice (39)
38. Little White Church - Little Big Town (40)
39. Half Of My Heart - John Mayer f/Taylor Swift (43)
40. The Catalyst - Linkin Park (DEBUT)
41. September - Daughtry (45)
42. All In - Lifehouse (46)
43. Pretty Good At Drinking Beer - Billy Currington (51)
44. 4th Of July (Fireworks) - Kelis (56)
45. I Believe In You - Hannah (35)
46. Undo It - Carrie Underwood (38)
47. Love The Way You Lie - Eminem f/Rihanna (57)
48. Roll With It - Easton Corbin (54)
49. Waka Waka (This Time For Africa) - Shakira (50)
50. The Boys Of Fall - Kenny Chesney (72)
51. Our Kind Of Love - Lady Antebellum (53)
52. Figure It Out - Dave Aude f/Isha Coco (70)
53. Home - Goo Goo Dolls (55)
54. Come Back Song - Darius Rucker (68)
55. Another Way To Die - Disturbed (59)
56. I Run To You - Lady Antebellum (62)
57. Break Your Heart - Taio Cruz f/Ludacris (49)
58. Why Would You Stay? - Kem (58)
59. Smile - Uncle Kracker (63)
60. Nothin' On You - B.o.B f/Bruno Mars (60)
61. The Only Exception - Paramore (73)
62. This Afternoon - Nickelback (52)
63. We No Speak Americano - Yolanda Be Cool f/DCup (67)
64. Billionaire - Travie McCoy f/Bruno Mars (64)
65. All Over Me - Josh Turner (66)
66. All About Tonight - Blake Shelton (86)
67. OMG - Usher f/will.i.am (34)
68. Nightmare - Avenged Sevenfold (74)
69. Cooler Than Me - Mike Posner (69)
70. Ridin' Solo - Jason Derulo (75)
71. DJ Got Us Fallin' In Love - Usher f/Pitbull (81)
72. Lately - Macy Gray (79)
73. Wavin' Flag - K'naan (65)
74. Rain Is A Good Thing - Luke Bryan (44)
75. The Truth - Kris Allen f/Pat Monahan (76)
76. Bittersweet - Fantasia (78)
77. Crossfire - Brandon Flowers (84)
78. Impossible - Shontelle (DEBUT)
79. Secrets - OneRepublic (DEBUT)
80. Finding My Way Back - Jaheim (80)
81. Stuck Like Glue - Sugarland (DEBUT)
82. This Ain't Nothin' - Craig Morgan (82)
83. Get Off On The Pain - Gary Allan (83)
84. Love Dealer - Esmee Denters f/Justin Timberlake (DEBUT)
85. Turning Home - David Nail (87)
86. Hard Hat & A Hammer - Alan Jackson (88)
87. I Told You So - Solange (91)
88. The Radio - Get Far (92)
89. Better Than Her - Matisse (90)
90. Diary - Tino Coury (94)
91. Rhythm Of Love - Plain White T's (DEBUT)
92. Bad Company - Five Finger Death Punch (DEBUT)
93. Teenage Dream - Katy Perry (100)
94. Mine - Taylor Swift (DEBUT)
95. I Feel Better - Hot Chip (95)
96. Farmer's Daughter - Rodney Atkins (98)
97. Sunshine - Steve Azar (DEBUT)
98. All Time Low - The Wanted (DEBUT)
99. Love Left To Lose - Sons Of Sylvia (99)
100. Speakers - Days Difference (DEBUT)

This week ten new songs find their way onto my list, and the highest debut is the female singer from Barbados that isn't Rihanna, Shontelle, with her latest ballad, "Impossible"...



Next up is the group OneRepublic, who follow up their top-10 "All The Right Moves" with a song that originally was a smash in Germany. Like the Hoff. Ahem. Here's "Secrets"...



Country uberduo Sugarland is back but delightfully stripped down (musically) with the reggae-tinged "Stuck Like Glue"...



Dutch singer Esmee Denters had a 2SCchart hit awhile ago with "Outta Here", and this time she gets a little help from her mentor Justin Timberlake with "Love Dealer"...



Chicagoland band Plain White T's have strung a series of simple love songs like "Hey There Delilah" and "1,2,3,4". Adding to this is their new hit, "Rhythm Of Love"..



I can't believe I'm now introducing a band the has a member of W.A.S.P. in it. LA Metal outfit Five Finger Death Punch also includes alumni of Alice Cooper's Band, Motograter, and Anubis Rising. However imposing that all sounds though, the song is just a remake of the rock classic "Bad Company".



And now for something completely different, Taylor Swift is back with the first single from her upcoming third album, which I'm sure no matter what I'd say will sell by the truckload. Here's "Mine"...



Taylor was 12 when the last time this country singer appeared on my chart. That was 2001, and the song was "I Don't Have To Be Me ('Til Monday)". Steve Azar's new independently released CD now has a hit single with "Sunshine"...



The latest boyband hit out of the UK is the Wanted's "All Time Low", which made #1 there recently...



and finally, Virginia-based group Days Difference debuts with the adult-pop hit "Speakers"...



Now where's my lawnchair?

Sunday, August 22, 2010

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

Hey everyone, now that I'm a year older, I'm recovered, and not ready to go back to work, it's time for my top tunes for the week. This week Kylie Minogue spends a second week at the top, while Sara Bareilles (pictured above) jumps into the top-5. The biggest moves are made by songs by Kelis, Darius Rucker, and Scissor Sisters, while former big hits by Train, VV Brown, Brad Paisley, The Black Eyed Peas, and Christina Aguilera drop out. Link-O-Rama is still in effect, so you can click on the highlighted name of any of the artists below to go to their website....That waiter was not Scottish!

This Week Song/Artist (last week's position in parentheses)
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1. All The Lovers - Kylie Minogue (1)
2. If It's Love - Train (2)
3. King Of Anything - Sara Bareilles (7)
4. Dancing On My Own - Robyn (5)
5. California Gurls - Katy Perry f/Snoop Dogg (3)
6. Your Love Is My Drug - Ke$ha (4)
7. Free - The Zac Brown Band (11)
8. Alejandro - Lady GaGa (6)
9. Glitter In The Air - Pink (10)
10. Commander - Kelly Rowland f/David Guetta (12)
11. Misery - Maroon5 (15)
12. Lay Me Down - Dirty Heads (8)
13. Un-Thinkable (I'm Ready) - Alicia Keys (13)
14. Lover, Lover - Jerrod Nieman (17)
15. In One Ear - Cage The Elephant (16)
16. Breakeven - The Script (9)
17. Mockingbird - Rob Thomas (21)
18. I'm In - Keith Urban (20)
19. Happiness - Alexis Jordan (19)
20. I Never Told You - Colbie Caillat (14)
21. Animal - Neon Trees (34)
22. Dirty Talk - Wynter Gordon (24)
23. Strobelight - Kimberley Locke (33)
24. This Is War - Thirty Seconds To Mars (25)
25. Alive - Goldfrapp (27)
26. The Crow & The Butterfly - Shinedown (31)
27. Lisztomania - Phoenix (39)
28. Fire With Fire - Scissor Sisters (42)
29. Breathe - Ryan Star (29)
30. Need You Now - Lady Antebellum (30)
31. Rockstar 101 - Rihanna (41)
32. Airplanes - B.o.B f/Hayley Williams (35)
33. Feels Like A Prayer - Meck f/Dino (37)
34. OMG - Usher f/will.i.am (28)
35. I Believe In You - Hannah (36)
36. Bulletproof - La Roux (46)
37. Gettin' Over You - David Guetta f/Chris Willis, Fergie & LMFAO (22)
38. Undo It - Carrie Underwood (38)
39. Love Like Crazy - Lee Brice (43)
40. Little White Church - Little Big Town (40)
41. There Goes My Baby - Usher (47)
42. Whataya Want From Me - Adam Lambert (32)
43. Half Of My Heart - John Mayer f/Taylor Swift (45)
44. Rain Is A Good Thing - Luke Bryan (26)
45. September - Daughtry (49)
46. All In - Lifehouse (50)
47. Dynamite - Taio Cruz (61)
48. I Like It - Enrique Iglesias f/Pitbull (56)
49. Break Your Heart - Taio Cruz f/Ludacris (44)
50. Waka Waka (This Time For Africa) - Shakira (51)
51. Pretty Good At Drinking Beer - Billy Currington (63)
52. This Afternoon - Nickelback (52)
53. Our Kind Of Love - Lady Antebellum (58)
54. Roll With It - Easton Corbin (68)
55. Home - Goo Goo Dolls (57)
56. 4th of July (Fireworks) - Kelis (79)
57. Love The Way You Lie - Eminem f/Rihanna (59)
58. Why Would You Stay? - Kem (62)
59. Another Way To Die - Disturbed (66)
60. Nothin' On You - B.o.B f/Bruno Mars (60)
61. The Good Life - Three Days Grace (48)
62. I Run To You - Lady Antebellum (72)
63. Smile - Uncle Kracker (65)
64. Billionaire - Travie McCoy f/Bruno Mars (64)
65. Wavin' Flag - K'naan (55)
66. All Over Me - Josh Turner (67)
67. We No Speak Americano - Yolanda Be Cool f/DCup (74)
68. Come Back Song - Darius Rucker (88)
69. Cooler Than Me - Mike Posner (71)
70. Figure It Out - Dave Aude f/Isha Coco (DEBUT)
71.You & Your Heart - Jack Johnson (73)
72. The Boys Of Fall - Kenny Chesney (DEBUT)
73. The Only Exception - Paramore (81)
74. Nightmare - Avenged Sevenfold (86)
75. Ridin' Solo - Jason Derulo (75)
76. The Truth - Kris Allen f/Pat Monahan (78)
77. Like You Do - Angel Taylor (70)
78. Bittersweet - Fantasia (80)
79. Lately - Macy Gray (DEBUT)
80. Finding My Way Back - Jaheim (76)
81. DJ Got Us Fallin' In Love - Usher f/Pitbull (DEBUT)
82. This Ain't Nothin' - Craig Morgan (83)
83. Get Off On The Pain - Gary Allan (87)
84. Crossfire - Brandon Flowers (DEBUT)
85. Letters From The Sky - Civil Twilight (85)
86. All About Tonight - Blake Shelton (92)
87. Turning Home - David Nail (95)
88. Hard Hat & A Hammer - Alan Jackson (90)
89. Good To Be Me - Uncle Kracker f/Kid Rock (89)
90. Better Than Her - Matisse (97)
91. I Told You So - Solange (99)
92. The Radio - Get Far (96)
93. Find Your Love - Drake (94)
94. Diary - Tino Coury (98)
95. Allez Ola Ole - Jessy Matador (91)
96. I Feel Better - Hot Chip (DEBUT)
97. Higher State - Bailey f/Jodie Connor (DEBUT)
98. Farmer's Daughter - Rodney Atkins (100)
99. Love Left To Lose - Sons Of Sylvia (DEBUT)
100. Teenage Dream - Katy Perry (DEBUT)

This week there are nine new songs on my list. The highest debut goes to producer/DJ Dave Aude, who is responsible for a lot of these songs already on my chart. He has a new track under his own name, and recruits the services of the mysterious "Isha Coco", who is really British electro-singer Luciana Caporoso, singer on UK top-10's "Yeah Yeah" (with Bodyrox) and "Come On Girl" (with Taio Cruz). It's one of my favorite new dance jams, and it's "Figure It Out"...



Next is country stalwart Kenny Chesney, who previews his upcoming CD with the ode to college football, "The Boys Of Fall". No, autumn can't come this soon!



Macy Gray follows up her stellar "Beauty In The World" with another disco jam, "Lately"...



Usher adds a third song to my top-100 as the dance hit "DJ Got Us Falling In Love" with Pitbull storms on...



Brandon Flowers takes a break from fronting The Killers to put out the very Killers-sounding "Crossfire"..



British electro-pop band Hot Chip raise the irony level a notch with their deliciously evil boy-band inspired clip for "I Feel Better"..



Another import from England, DJ Bailey comes on with a song featuring Jodie Connor, who also sang on RollDeep's "Good Times" a little while back. Here's "Higher Sta



The Sons Of Sylvia started out calling themselves "The Clark Family Experience", which gave them a winning spot on The Next Great American Band as well as a top-20 country hit with "Meanwhile back At The Ranch". Their style is now more adult-pop, and debut here with "Love Left To Lose"...



and finally, Katy Perry makes a second appearance with her follow-up to "California Gurls".. Here's "Teenage Dream"...



Peace out...

Sunday, August 15, 2010

twostepcub's music chart for August 13, 2010....


Hey guys, it's time for my top 100 tunes for the week. This week Kylie Minogue takes over the top spot (surprise), while Swedish powerhouse Robyn (pictured above) makes it into the top-5. Jason Derulo drops out with a former big hit, while songs by Enrique Iglesias, Yolanda Be Cool, and Scissor Sisters make the biggest jumps. Link-O-Rama is still in effect, so you can click on the highlighted name of any of the artists below to go to their website to get more info and hear more from them. Hot tub, anyone?

This Week Song/Artist (last position in parentheses)
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1. All The Lovers - Kylie Minogue (4)
2. If It's Love - Train (2)
3. California Gurls - Katy Perry f/Snoop Dogg (1)
4. Your Love Is My Drug - Ke$ha (5)
5. Dancing On My Own - Robyn (6)
6. Alejandro - Lady GaGa (3)
7. King Of Anything - Sara Bareilles (11)
8. Lay Me Down - Dirty Heads (8)
9. Breakeven - The Script (7)
10. Glitter In The Air - Pink (10)
11. Free - The Zac Brown Band (14)
12. Commander - Kelly Rowland f/David Guetta (13)
13. Un-Thinkable (I'm Ready) - Alicia Keys (17)
14. I Never Told You - Colbie Caillat (9)
15. Misery - Maroon5 (25)
16. In One Ear - Cage The Elephant (23)
17. Lover, Lover - Jerrod Nieman (22)
18. Hey, Soul Sister - Train (16)
19. Happiness - Alexis Jordan (19)
20. I'm In - Keith Urban (21)
21. Mockingbird - Rob Thomas (31)
22. Gettin' Over You - David Guetta f/Chris Willis, Fergie & LMFAO (12)
23. Stereo Love - Edward Maya f/Vika Jigulina (15)
24. Dirty Talk - Wynter Gordon (28)
25. This Is War - Thirty Seconds To Mars (27)
26. Rain Is A Good Thing - Luke Bryan (18)
27. Alive - Goldfrapp (29)
28. OMG - Usher f/will.i.am (20)
29. Breathe - Ryan Star (32)
30. Need You Now - Lady Antebellum (30)
31. The Crow & The Butterfly - Shinedown (36)
32. Whataya Want From Me - Adam Lambert (24)
33. Strobelight - Kimberley Locke (39)
34. Animal - Neon Trees (38)
35. Airplanes - B.o.B f/Hayley Williams (35)
36. I Believe In You - Hannah (40)
37. Feels Like A Prayer - Meck f/Dino (41)
38. Undo It - Carrie Underwood (42)
39. Listzomania - Phoenix (46)
40. Little White Church - Little Big Town (45)
41. Rockstar 101 - Rihanna (49)
42. Fire With Fire - Scissor Sisters (57)
43. Love Like Crazy - Lee Brice (48)
44. Break Your Heart - Taio Cruz f/Ludacris (34)
45. Half Of My Heart - John Mayer f/Taylor Swift (50)
46. Bulletproof - La Roux (56)
47. There Goes My Baby - Usher (51)
48. The Good Life - Three Days Grace (43)
49. September - Daughtry (55)
50. All In - Lifehouse (54)
51. Waka Waka (This Time For Africa) - Shakira (58)
52. This Afternoon - Nickelback (44)
53. Shark In The Water - VV Brown (33)
54. Water - Brad Paisley (26)
55. Wavin' Flag - K'naan (47)
56. I Like It - Enrique Iglesias f/Pitbull (74)
57. Home - Goo Goo Dolls (59)
58. Our Kind Of Love - Lady Antebellum (62)
59. Love The Way You Lie - Eminem f/Rihanna (63)
60. Nothin' On You - B.o.B f/Bruno Mars (60)
61. Dynamite - Taio Cruz (71)
62. Why Would You Stay? - Kem (64)
63. Pretty Good At Drinking Beer - Billy Currington (75)
64. Billionaire - Travie McCoy f/Bruno Mars (68)
65. Smile - Uncle Kracker (65)
66. Another Way To Die - Disturbed (72)
67. All Over Me - Josh Turner (67)
68. Roll With It - Easton Corbin (78)
69. Rich (Fake It Till You Make It) - Lolene (69)
70. Like You Do - Angel Taylor (70)
71. Cooler Than Me - Mike Posner (76)
72. I Run To You - Lady Antebellum (82)
73. You & Your Heart - Jack Johnson (73)
74. We No Speak Americano - Yolanda Be Cool f/DCup (92)
75. Ridin' Solo - Jason Derulo (80)
76. Finding My Way Back - Jaheim (66)
77. Dynasty - Kaskade (87)
78. The Truth - Kris Allen f/Pat Monahan (79)
79. 4th Of July (Fireworks) - Kelis (DEBUT)
80. Bittersweet - Fantasia (84)
81. The Only Exception - Paramore (85)
82. Rock That Body - Black Eyed Peas (52)
83. This Ain't Nothin' - Craig Morgan (83)
84. Not Myself Tonight - Christina Aguilera (37)
85. Letters From The Sky - Civil Twilight (86)
86. Nightmare - Avenged Sevenfold (DEBUT)
87. Get Off On The Pain - Gary Allan (89)
88. Come Back Song - Darius Rucker (94)
89. Good To Be Me - Uncle Kracker f/Kid Rock (90)
90. Hard Hat & A Hammer - Alan Jackson (91)
91. Allez Ola Ole - Jessy Matador (88)
92. All About Tonight - Blake Shelton (95)
93. The High Road - Broken Bells (93)
94. Find Your Love - Drake (98)
95. Turning Home - David Nail (97)
96. The Radio - Get Far (96)
97. Better Than Her - Matisse (100)
98. Diary - Tino Coury (DEBUT)
99. I Told You So - Solange (DEBUT)
100. Farmer's Daughter - Rodney Atkins (DEBUT)

This week there are five new songs on my list. The highest debut is by Kelis, who follows up "Acappella" with "4th of July (Fireworks)" and a video with her in Earth, air and fire....



Metal group Avenged Sevenfold is from Los Angeles, and the first single from their sixth album becomes their fourth top-10 rock single. Here's "Nightmare"...



And now for something more danceable, Pittsburgh's Tino Coury has his first single with the freestyle throwback "Diary"...



Solange (aka Beyonce's 'Basement Baby' sister) is running a hot streak in the dance clubs, where her fifth consecutive top-10 dance hit from her wonderfully eccentric Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams CD debuts. Here's "I Told You So"...



and finally, the country hunk of the week is Rodney Atkins, who has had 3 songs from his latest CD on my chart. Here's the hodunk podunk of "Farmer's Daughter"...




G'nite!

Sunday, August 08, 2010

twostepcub's music chart for August 6, 2010

Hey folks, it's time for my top tunes for the week. This week Katy and Snoop hold on for a fifth week, while my girl Kylie Minogue (pictured above) makes it into the top 5. Songs by Scissor Sisters, Eminem, and Enrique Iglesias make the biggest jumps, while former big hits by Stromae, Erika Jayne, Lady Gaga & Beyonce, Miranda Lambert, and Rise Against drop out. Link-O-Rama is still in effect, so you can click on the highlighted name of any of the artists below to go to their website for more info or to hear or buy music from them. And we're off!

This Week Song/Artist (last week's position in parentheses)
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1. California Gurls - Katy Perry f/Snoop Dogg (1)
2. If It's Love - Train (2)
3. Alejandro - Lady GaGa (3)
4. All The Lovers - Kylie Minogue (6)
5. Your Love Is My Drug - Ke$ha (5)
6. Dancing On My Own - Robyn (8)
7. Breakeven - The Script (7)
8. Lay Me Down - Dirty Heads (12)
9. I Never Told You - Colbie Caillat (9)
10. Glitter In The Air - Pink (10)
11. King Of Anything - Sara Bareilles (16)
12. Gettin' Over You - David Guetta f/Chris Willis, Fergie & LMFAO (4)
13. Commander - Kelly Rowland f/David Guetta (15)
14. Free - The Zac Brown Band (18)
15. Stereo Love - Edward Maya f/Vika Jigulina (17)
16. Hey, Soul Sister - Train (11)
17. Un-Thinkable (I'm Ready) - Alicia Keys (21)
18. Rain Is A Good Thing - Luke Bryan (29)
19. Happiness - Alexis Jordan (23)
20. OMG - Usher f/will.i.am (13)
21. I'm In - Keith Urban (25)
22. Lover, Lover - Jerrod Niemann (26)
23. In One Ear - Cage The Elephant (27)
24. Whataya Want From Me - Adam Lambert (19)
25. Misery - Maroon5 (34)
26. Water - Brad Paisley (14)
27. This Is War - Thirty Seconds To Mars (31)
28. Dirty Talk - Wynter Gordon (30)
29. Alive - Goldfrapp (33)
30. Need You Now - Lady Antebellum (28)
31. Mockingbird - Rob Thomas (35)
32. Breathe - Ryan Star (32)
33. Shark In The Water - VV Brown (22)
34. Break Your Heart - Taio Cruz f/Ludacris (24)
35. Airplanes - B.o.B f/Hayley Williams (39)
36. The Crow & The Butterfly - Shinedown (40)
37. Not Myself Tonight - Christina Aguilera (29)
38. Animal - Neon Trees (43)
39. Strobelight - Kimberley Locke (49)
40. I Believe In You - Hannah (45)
41. Feels Like A Prayer - Meck f/Dino (46)
42. Undo It - Carrie Underwood (44)
43. The Good Life - Three Days Grace (41)
44. This Afternoon - Nickelback (42)
45. Little White Church - Little Big Town (53)
46. Lisztomania - Phoenix (54)
47. Wavin' Flag - K'naan (48)
48. Love Like Crazy - Lee Brice (50)
49. Rockstar 101 - Rihanna (59)
50. Half Of My Heart - John Mayer f/Taylor Swift (52)
51. There Goes My Baby - Usher (55)
52. Rock That Body - Black Eyed Peas (37)
53. In My Head - Jason Derulo (36)
54. All In - Lifehouse (56)
55. September - Daughtry (60)
56. Bulletproof - La Roux (64)
57. Fire With Fire - Scissor Sisters (75)
58. Waka Waka (This Time For Africa) - Shakira (58)
59. Home - Goo Goo Dolls (66)
60. Nothin' On You - B.o.B f/Bruno Mars (62)
61. She Won't Be Lonely Long - Clay Walker (47)
62. Our Kind Of Love - Lady Antebellum (67)
63. Love The Way You Lie - Eminem f/Rihanna (78)
64. Why Would You Stay? - Kem (65)
65. Smile - Uncle Kracker (69)
66. Finding My Way Back - Jaheim (68)
67. All Over Me - Josh Turner (74)
68. Billionaire - Travie McCoy f/Bruno Mars (72)
69. Rich (Fake It Till You Make It) - Lolene (71)
70. Like You Do - Angel Taylor (73)
71. Dynamite - Taio Cruz (81)
72. Another Way To Die - Disturbed (76)
73. You & Your Heart - Jack Johnson (77)
74. I Like It - Enrique Iglesias f/Pitbull (86)
75. Pretty Good At Drinking Beer - Billy Currington (79)
76. Cooler Than Me - Mike Posner (84)
77. Keep Faith - Dresden & Johnston f/John Debo (61)
78. Roll With It - Easton Corbin (83)
79. The Truth - Kris Allen f/Pat Monahan (80)
80. Ridin' Solo - Jason Derulo (82)
81. Crazy Town - Jason Aldean (63)
82. I Run To You - Lady Antebellum (RE-ENTRY)
83. This Ain't Nothin' - Craig Morgan (85)
84. Bittersweet - Fantasia (96)
85. The Only Exception - Paramore (DEBUT)
86. Letters From The Sky - Civil Twilight (88)
87. Dynasty - Kaskade (89)
88. Allez Ola Ole - Jessy Matador (90)
89. Get Off On The Pain - Gary Allan (91)
90. Good To Be Me - Uncle Kracker f/Kid Rock (93)
91. Hard Hat & A Hammer - Alan Jackson (95)
92. We No Speak Americano - Yolanda Be Cool & DCup (DEBUT)
93. The High Road - Broken Bells (DEBUT)
94. Come Back Song - Darius Rucker (DEBUT)
95. All About Tonight - Blake Shelton (99)
96. The Radio - Get Far (DEBUT)
97. Turning Home - David Nail (DEBUT)
98. Find Your Love - Drake (98)
99. The Club Is Alive - JLS (DEBUT)
100. Better Than Her - Matisse (RE-ENTRY)

This week there are seven songs debuting on my list, and Hayley Williams, who has a top-40 hit now helping out B.o.B on "Airplanes", takes her band Paramore back with the ballad "The Only Exception"...



Next up is a song that's become this years worldwide novelty smash. Australian band Yolanda Be Cool and DJ DCup (what names!) team up and sample an old Italian song "Tu vuò fà l'americano" by Renato Carosone. That ditty already has been covered by the likes of Brian Setzer and Lou Bega (another novelty act), and now is conquering the world this year. Here's "We No Speak Americano" with its appropriate retro video...



Another DJ, Danger Mouse, famous for his "Grey Album" mashup of the Beatles and Jay-Z, as well as 1/2 of Gnarls Barkley, teams up with the lead singer of indie faves the Shins, James Mercer to become Broken Bells. Their 1st CD went top-10, and the first single is the trippy beats of "The High Road"....



Darius Rucker has come a long way to convince us that he's not "Hootie", though this week's "Cleveland Show" had Kanye riff on him. After 4 smash country singles from his last album, Darius previews his upcoming CD with the a propos "Come Back Song"...



Italian DJ Mario Fargetta plays by the name Get Far, and now scores a dance radio hit with "The Radio"....



There are some hunks on country radio now, but David Nail leads the pack by sure. Here's his latest, "Turning Home", but what's with the knitcap?



and the last debut is by British boyband JLS, who have their third British #1 song (and third song on my chart) with "The Club Is Alive", which interpolates the "Sound Of Music" song....



and as a bonus, two songs re-enter my chart. Lady Antebellum now have three songs on my top-100 as pop radio embraces the last single from their previous album. Here's the ultrafab "I Run To You"...



and finally, dance singer Matisse, formerly of sister act "Brit and Alex", comes back with the #1 dance radio hit "Better Than Her"...



G'nite all!

Sunday, August 01, 2010

twostepcub's music chart for July 30, 2010


Hey everyone, my vacation's over and time for my top 100 tunes for the week. This week Katy Perry and Snoop Dogg hang on to #1 for a fourth week, while Ke$ha (pictured above) makes it into the top-5 with "Your Love Is My Drug". Which was co-written with her mother. That happened. Previous big hits by Macy Gray, Erykah Badu, Jaron & The Long Road To Love, and Phoenix drop out, while tracks by Kimberley Locke, Meck, and Neon Trees make the biggest jumps. Link-O-Rama is still in effect, so you can click on any of the highlighted artist names to go to their website (right-click, and you can use another tab or window). Rock on!

This Week Song/Artist (last week's position in parentheses)
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1. California Gurls - Katy Perry f/Snoop Dogg (1)
2. If It's Love - Train (3)
3. Alejandro - Lady GaGa (4)
4. Gettin' Over You - David Guetta f/Chris Willis, Fergie & LMFAO (2)
5. Your Love Is My Drug - Ke$ha (6)
6. All The Lovers - Kylie Minogue (11)
7. Breakeven - The Script (7)
8. Dancing On My Own - Robyn (13)
9. I Never Told You - Colbie Caillat (9)
10. Glitter In The Air - Pink (12)
11. Hey, Soul Sister - Train (5)
12. Lay Me Down - Dirty Heads (14)
13. OMG - Usher f/will.i.am (8)
14. Water - Brad Paisley (15)
15. Commander - Kelly Rowland f/David Guetta (16)
16. King Of Anything - Sara Bareilles (22)
17. Stereo Love - Edward Maya f/Vika Jigulina (17)
18. Free - The Zac Brown Band (21)
19. Whataya Want From Me - Adam Lambert (10)
20. Rain Is A Good Thing - Luke Bryan (20)
21. Un-Thinkable (I'm Ready) - Alicia Keys (31)
22. Shark In The Water - VV Brown (18)
23. Happiness - Alexis Jordan (27)
24. Break Your Heart - Taio Cruz f/Ludacris (19)
25. I'm In - Keith Urban (25)
26. Lover, Lover - Jerrod Niemann (30)
27. In One Ear - Cage The Elephant (37)
28. Need You Now - Lady Antebellum (28)
29. Not Myself Tonight - Christina Aguilera (24)
30. Dirty Talk - Wynter Gordon (34)
31. This Is War - Thirty Seconds To Mars (33)
32. Breathe - Ryan Star (32)
33. Alive - Goldfrapp (41)
34. Misery - Maroon5 (45)
35. Mockingbird - Rob Thomas (39)
36. In My Head - Jason Derulo (29)
37. Rock That Body - Black Eyed Peas (23)
38. Alors On Danse - Stromae (26)
39. Airplanes - B.o.B f/Hayley Williams (43)
40. The Crow & The Butterfly - Shinedown (44)
41. The Good Life - Three Days Grace (36)
42. This Afternoon - Nickelback (42)
43. Animal - Neon Trees (55)
44. Undo It - Carrie Underwood (46)
45. I Believe In You - Hannah (51)
46. Feels Like A Prayer - Meck f/Dino (54)
47. She Won't Be Lonely Long - Clay Walker (48)
48. Wavin' Flag - K'naan (50)
49. Strobelight - Kimberley Locke (69)
50. Love Like Crazy - Lee Brice (52)
51. Pretty Mess - Erika Jayne (40)
52. Half Of My Heart - John Mayer f/Taylor Swift (54)
53. Little White Church - Little Big Town (56)
54. Listzomania - Phoenix (59)
55. There Goes My Baby - Usher (60)
56. All In - Lifehouse (61)
57. Telephone - Lady GaGa f/Beyonce (49)
58. Waka Waka (This Time's For Africa) - Shakira (62)
59. Rockstar 101 - Rihanna (67)
60. September - Daughtry (65)
61. Keep Faith - Dresden & Johnston f/John Debo (57)
62. Nothin' On You - B.o.B f/Bruno Mars (63)
63. Crazy Town - Jason Aldean (53)
64. Bulletproof - La Roux (68)
65. Why Would You Stay? - Kem (73)
66. Home - Goo Goo Dolls (72)
67. Our Kind Of Love - Lady Antebellum (74)
68. Finding My Way Back - Jaheim (70)
69. Smile - Uncle Kracker (71)
70. The House That Built Me - Miranda Lambert (66)
71. Rich (Fake It Till You Make It) - Lolene (77)
72. Billionaire - Travie McCoy f/Bruno Mars (80)
73. Like You Do - Angel Taylor (75)
74. All Over Me - Josh Turner (79)
75. Fire With Fire - Scissor Sisters (DEBUT)
76. Another Way To Die - Disturbed (78)
77. You & Your Heart - Jack Johnson (81)
78. Love The Way You Lie - Eminem f/Rihanna (85)
79. Pretty Good At Drinking Beer - Billy Currington (83)
80. The Truth - Kris Allen f/Pat Monahan (82)
81. Dynamite - Taio Cruz (DEBUT)
82. Ridin' Solo - Jason Derulo (84)
83. Roll With It - Easton Corbin (DEBUT)
84. Cooler Than Me - Mike Posner (94)
85. This Ain't Nothin' - Craig Morgan (89)
86. I Like It - Enrique Iglesias f/Pitbull (DEBUT)
87. Let Me Hear You Scream - Ozzy Osbourne (87)
88. Letters From The Sky - Civil Twilight (93)
89. Dynasty - Kaskade (91)
90. Allez Ola Ole - Jessy Matador (90)
91. Get Off On The Pain - Gary Allan (99)
92. Savior - Rise Against (92)
93. Good To Be Me - Uncle Kracker f/Kid Rock (96)
94. Never Forget You - Maniacalm f/Lala (95)
95. Hard Hat & A Hammer - Alan Jackson (100)
96. Bittersweet - Fantasia (DEBUT)
97. Will You Be There - Andy Bell (DEBUT)
98. Find Your Love - Drake (DEBUT)
99. All About Tonight - Blake Shelton (DEBUT)
100. Debout Pour Danser - Collectif Metisse (DEBUT)

There are nine new songs on my list, and I'll start off with Scissor Sisters, who are back with a fantastic new CD Night Work and a song that incorporates some Elton and Billy Joel into it. Here's "Fire With Fire"...



Next is British R&B powerhouse Taio Cruz, who follows up "Break Your Heart" (which is still in my top-25) with the title track to his latest dance jam CD, Dynamite...



Easton Corbin comes from Trenton. Trenton, Florida, that is. His new single is the fun summer track "Roll With It"...



Good news: Enrique Iglesias has his fourth US top-10 hit. Bad News: He does it by co-opting with the devil and having this song be the theme to the current season of Jersey Shore. Oh Lord. Here's the evidence on "I Like It"....




And what's a week without a American Idol song? The producers may be cleaning house ridding Ellen and Kara from the show (and inexplicably leaving Randy Jackson - it he the cockroach of AI?), but former winners and contestants are continuously still making a mark on the music scene. Like Fantasia, winner of season three of AI, who debuts the first single from her upcoming third album. Here's the smooth R&B of "Bittersweet"...



Andy Bell, lead singer of the awesome Erasure, is back with a second solo album Non-Stop, and the first single is "Will You Be There?"...



Canadian rapper/singer Drake puts his acting chops from Degrassi: The Next Generation to good use on the clip for his latest jam, "Find Your Love"...



Country singer Blake Shelton previews his second six-song EP this year with "All About Tonight"...



and finally, French/African group Collectif Metisse is back with the second hit on my chart. Feel the steel drums of "Debout Pour Danser" (Stand for Dancing)...



And I'm out!