Saturday, November 27, 2010

twostepcub's music chart for November 26, 2010...

Hey everyone, the leftovers are gone, and it's time for my top 100 tunes for the week. This week Bruno Mars takes over the number-one spot, while Rihanna (pictured above) makes it into the top-5. Songs by Kimberly Cole, Pink, and Duck Sauce make the biggest jumps (10+ moves marked in red) while former big hits by Train, Easton Corbin, Swedish House Mafia, Fantasia, Shakira, and Christina Aguilera drop out. Link-O-Rama is still in effect, so you can click on the highlighted names of any of the artists to go to their website (rightclick to use another window or tab). Cheers!

This Week Song/Artist (last week's position in parentheses)
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1. Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars (3)
2. Teenage Dream - Katy Perry (1)
3. Animal - Neon Trees (2)
4. Only Girl (In The World) - Rihanna (8)
5. Stuck Like Glue - Sugarland (6)
6. DJ Got Us Fallin' In Love - Usher f/Pitbull (4)
7. Radioactive - Kings Of Leon (11)
8. As She's Walking Away - Zac Brown Band f/Alan Jackson (16)
9. Misery - Maroon 5 (5)
10. If I Die Young - The Band Perry (17)
11. Say You'll Haunt Me - Stone Sour (13)
12. Get Outta My Way - Kylie Minogue (7)
13. September - Daughtry (9)
14. Secrets - OneRepublic (18)
15. Come Back Song - Darius Rucker (10)
16. Club Can't Handle Me - Flo Rida f/David Guetta (12)
17. Tighten Up - The Black Keys (21)
18. Dynamite - Taio Cruz (14)
19. If I Had You - Adam Lambert (15)
20. Little Lion Man - Mumford & Sons (20)
21. Raise Your Glass - Pink (38)
22. Just A Dream - Nelly (26)
23. All In - Lifehouse (23)
24. To Paris With Love - Donna Summer (24)
25. King Of Anything - Sara Bareilles (19)
26. Rhythm Of Love - Plain White T's (30)
27. My Best Theory - Jimmy Eat World (31)
28. Hands - Ting Tings (32)
29. Waiting For The End - Linkin Park (34)
30. Crossfire - Brandon Flowers (22)
31. Dirty Picture - Taio Cruz f/Ke$ha (36)
32. Like A G6 - Far East Movement f/Cataracs & Dev (42)
33. Love The Way You Lie - Eminem f/Rihanna (29)
34. Love All Over Me - Monica (35)
35. Mine - Taylor Swift (37)
36. Mama's Song - Carrie Underwood (40)
37. The Sound Of Sunshine - Michael Franti & Spearhead (41)
38. I Like It - Enrique Iglesias f/Pitbull (27)
39. Round & Round - Selena Gomez & The Scene (25)
40. In For The Kill - La Roux (49)
41. I'm In Love (I Wanna Do It) - Alex Gaudino (43)
42. Turn On The Radio - Reba McEntire (44)
43. Body Shots - Kaci Battaglia f/Ludacris (33)
44. Above All - Sylvia Tosun (48)
45. Hollywood - Michael Buble (50)
46. We No Speak Americano - Yolanda Be Cool f/DCup (28)
47. Anything Like Me - Brad Paisley (47)
48. Put You In A Song - Keith Urban (56)
49. Take Over Control - Afrojack f/Eva Simons (63)
50. Voices - Chris Young (55)
51. Barbra Streisand - Duck Sauce (77)
52. Give A Little More - Maroon 5 (62)
53. I Run To You - Lady Antebellum (45)
54. What Do You Got? - Bon Jovi (58)
55. Smack You - Kimberly Cole (83)
56. Jar Of Hearts - Christina Perri (64)
57. Impossible - Anberlin (59)
58. Only Prettier - Miranda Lambert (70)
59. Love-Hate-Sex-Pain - Godsmack (61)
60. Fuck You - Cee-Lo Green (66)
61. I Like That - Richard Vission vs Static Revenger f/Luciana (71)
62. Marry Me - Train (68)
63. The Only Exception - Paramore (52)
64. Cooler Than Me - Mike Posner (60)
65. Why Wait - Rascal Flatts (65)
66. How I Got To Be This Way - Justin Moore (67)
67. Felt Good On My Lips - Tim McGraw (75)
68. Sometimes I Cry - Eric Benet (76)
69. Let's Celebrate - The Ones f/Nomi Ruiz (74)
70. Farmer's Daughter - Rodney Atkins (72)
71. The Breath You Take - George Strait (73)
72. Undisclosed Desires - Muse (82)
73. Destination - Tony Moran f/Ultra Nate (88)
74. My Kinda Party - Jason Aldean (78)
75. Miami 2 Ibiza - Swedish House Mafia f/Tinie Tempah (87)
76. Peacock - Katy Perry (91)
77. For The First Time - The Script (DEBUT)
78. Somewhere - DJ Mog f/Sarah Lynn (84)
79. Start A Fire - Ryan Star (81)
80. This Ain't No Love Song - Trace Adkins (80)
81. Somewhere With You - Kenny Chesney (DEBUT)
82. Someone Else Calling You Baby - Luke Bryan (92)
83. We R Who We R - Ke$ha (85)
84. Sunglasses - Divine Brown (86)
85. Stereo Love - Edward Maya f/Vika Jigulina (90)
86. Wildflower - The JaneDear Girls (98)
87. World So Cold - Three Days Grace (97)
88. PornStar Dancing - My Darkest Days f/Zakk Wylde (99)
89. Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Israel Kamakawiwo'Ole (DEBUT)
90. Promise This - Cheryl Cole (DEBUT)
91. As Good As Sin - Chris 'The Greek' Panaghi f/Sophia Cruz (95)
92. Strip Me - Natasha Bedingfield (96)
93. When A Woman Loves - R. Kelly (100)
94. Going Strong - Natalia Flores (94)
95. You Are - Charlie Wilson (DEBUT)
96. What's My Name? - Rihanna f/Drake (DEBUT)
97. Stay The Night - James Blunt (DEBUT)
98. Maybe - Sick Puppies (DEBUT)
99. Perfect - Hedley (DEBUT)
100. Smoke A Little Smoke - Eric Church (DEBUT)

This week an even ten songs make it onto my chart (highlighted in yellow), and the first is by Irish band the Script. Now based in London, the trio had their biggest success in the UK with "The Man Who Can't Be Moved", while crossing across the pond with the top-20 US pop hit "Breakeven". Those two songs were on my shortlist of the best of 2009 and this year. They are back with a new album forthcoming, and a song that already has hit the top-5 in England. Here's "For The First Time"...



Next is country singer Kenny Chesney, who has his second single off his latest album, Hemingsway's Whiskey. After a dozen studio albums and hits sets Chesney has amassed eighteen number-one Billboard country radio singles, with two of them ("The Good Stuff" and "There Goes My Life") spending seven weeks apiece on top. His latest is a breezy "Somewhere With You"...



Next up is a song that was released seventeen years ago by Hawaiian singer Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwo'Ole. Israel became the first Hawaiian music artist certified to have sold a million records, and his medley of "Over The Rainbow" and "What A Wonderful World" has been used in many movies and commericials. Recently, a German TV ad has sparked its return to the world charts, and it makes its first appearance on mine. Sadly, the overweight singer died in 1997, but his legacy (and the popularity of this song) lives on. In fact, the version heard on Glee is based on this version.



Formerly of British girl-group Girls Aloud, Cheryl Cole has established herself again with her longstanding judge position on England's version of the X Factor. After 8 number ones with that group, she broke out on her own and had a solo charttopper with "Fight For This Love". Cheryl previews her second album with her second number one solo hit, "Promise This"...



After leaving the seminal 80s funk outfit the GAP Band, Charlie Wilson has held a respectable solo career, including three top-20 R&B hits, with "Charlie, Last Name Wilson" and "There Goes My Baby" hitting the top of the Adult R&B chart. His latest, from the forthcoming CD Just Charlie, is "You Are"...



Rihanna just became the first artist to have her first single from an album reach #1 after the second one. That first single is "Only Girl (In The World)" which is already #2 on my list. The second is the song that debuts here, "What's My Name"...




James Blunt had the single of 2005-6 with "You're Beautiful", which hit the top-ten in practically all the major music markets in the world, and spending a week on top in America. His latest has already reached the top in Switzerland, and gaining all across Europe. And thankfully not a ballad. Here's "Stay The Night"...



Australian rockers Sick Puppies have had some success on the various rock formats, placing "You're Going Down" in the runner-up spot on Mainstream Rock and "Free Hugs" campaign song "All The Same" making the top-10 on Alternative Rock. Their latest is subdued enough to be making headway at Adult top-40. Here's "Maybe"...



Canadian group Hedley features singer Jacob Hoggard, who was a third-place finisher on Canadian Idol in 2004. Taking a cue from Chris Daughtry, Hoggard reformed his band (with new members), and had a number-one Canadian hit with "On My Own". Their latest has crossed south of the border, and it's "Perfect"...



Eric Church's latest CD Carolina has produced his first two country top-10 hits with "Love Your Love The Most" and "Hell On The Heart". His third single is slowly but surely climbing the charts, making the top-20 over six months after debuting. Here's "Smoke A Little Smoke"..



Let the shopping begin!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

twostepcub's music chart for November 19, 2010...

Hey folks, it's time for my top tunes for the week. This week Katy Perry spends a third week at number one, while Bruno Mars (pictured above) leaps into the top-3. Previous big hits by Ne-Yo, Kem, Dirty Heads, and Kenny Chesney drop out, while tracks by Pink, La Roux, and Maroon 5 make the biggest jumps (10+ moves marked in red). Link-O-Rama is still is effect, so you can click on the highlighted name of any of the artists to go to their website. Gobble Gobble!

This Week Song/Artist (last week's position in parentheses)
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1. Teenage Dream - Katy Perry (1)
2. Animal - Neon Trees (2)
3. Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars (9)
4. DJ Got Us Falling In Love - Usher f/Pitbull (4)
5. Misery - Maroon 5 (6)
6. Stuck Like Glue - Sugarland (8)
7. Get Outta My Way - Kylie Minogue (3)
8. Only Girl (In The World) - Rihanna (18)
9. September - Daughtry (7)
10. Come Back Song - Darius Rucker (5)
11. Radioactive - Kings Of Leon (13)
12. Club Can't Handle Me - Flo Rida f/David Guetta (12)
13. Say You'll Haunt Me - Stone Sour (17)
14. Dynamite - Taio Cruz (11)
15. If I Had You - Adam Lambert (10)
16. As She's Walking Away - Zac Brown Band f/Alan Jackson (20)
17. If I Die Young - The Band Perry (21)
18. Secrets - OneRepublic (22)
19. King Of Anything - Sara Bareilles (14)
20. Little Lion Man - Mumford & Sons (25)
21. Tighten Up - The Black Keys (31)
22. Crossfire - Brandon Flowers (15)
23. All In - Lifehouse (19)
24. To Paris With Love - Donna Summer (28)
25. Round & Round - Selena Gomez & The Scene (26)
26. Just A Dream - Nelly (32)
27. I Like It - Enrique Iglesias f/Pitbull (23)
28. We No Speak Americano - Yolanda Be Cool f/DCup (16)
29. Love The Way You Lie - Eminem f/Rihanna (29)
30. Rhythm Of Love - Plain White T's (30)
31. My Best Theory - Jimmy Eat World (36)
32. Hands - Ting Tings (40)
33. Body Shots - Kaci Battaglia f/Ludacris (34)
34. Waiting For The End - Linkin Park (42)
35. Love All Over Me - Monica (35)
36. Dirty Picture - Taio Cruz f/Ke$ha (43)
37. Mine - Taylor Swift (39)
38. Raise Your Glass - Pink (56)
39. If It's Love - Train (27)
40. Mama's Song - Carrie Underwood (46)
41. The Sound Of Sunshine - Michael Franti & Spearhead (45)
42. Like A G6 - Far East Movement f/Cataracs & Dev (50)
43. I'm In Love (I Wanna Do It) - Alex Gaudino (47)
44. Turn On The Radio - Reba McEntire (48)
45. I Run To You - Lady Antebellum (33)
46. Roll With It - Easton Corbin (24)
47. Anything Like Me - Brad Paisley (51)
48. Above All - Sylvia Tosun (62)
49. In For The Kill - La Roux (67)
50. Hollywood - Michael Buble (58)
51. One (Your Name) - Swedish House Mafia f/Pharrell (49)
52. The Only Exception - Paramore (44)
53. Kick-Ass - Mika vs. RedOne (53)
54. Bittersweet - Fantasia (52)
55. Voices - Chris Young (61)
56. Put You In A Song - Keith Urban (64)
57. Waka Waka (This Time For Africa) - Shakira (57)
58. What Do You Got? - Bon Jovi (60)
59. Impossible - Anberlin (59)
60. Cooler Than Me - Mike Posner (54)
61. Love-Hate-Sex-Pain - Godsmack (63)
62. Give A Little More - Maroon 5 (80)
63. Take Over Control - Afrojack f/Eva Simons (75)
64. Jar Of Hearts - Christina Perri (70)
65. Why Wait - Rascal Flatts (65)
66. Fuck You - Cee-Lo Green (66)
67. How I Got To Be This Way - Justin Moore (68)
68. Marry Me - Train (76)
69. You Lost Me - Christina Aguilera (37)
70. Only Prettier - Miranda Lambert (71)
71. I Like That - R Vission vs Static Revenger f/Luciana (83)
72. Farmer's Daughter - Rodney Atkins (72)
73. The Breath You Take - George Strait (74)
74. Let's Celebrate - The Ones f/Nomi Ruiz (86)
75. Felt Good On My Lips - Tim McGraw (DEBUT)
76. Sometimes I Cry - Eric Benet (81)
77. Barbra Streisand - Duck Sauce (DEBUT)
78. My Kinda Party - Jason Aldean (78)
79. Can It Stay - Gerald Levert (79)
80. This Ain't No Love Song - Trace Adkins (82)
81. Start A Fire - Ryan Star (85)
82. Undisclosed Desires - Muse (92)
83. Smack You - Kimberly Cole (99)
84. Somewhere - DJ Mog f/Sarah Lynn (84)
85. We R Who We R - Ke$ha (DEBUT)
86. Sunglasses - Divine Brown (91)
87. Miami 2 Ibiza - Swedish House Mafia f/Tinie Tempah (95)
88. Destination - Tony Moran f/Ultra Nate (DEBUT)
89. Your Love Is A Song - Switchfoot (89)
90. Stereo Love - Edward Maya f/Vika Jigulina (93)
91. Peacock - Katy Perry (DEBUT)
92. Someone Else Calling You Baby - Luke Bryan (98)
93. Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na) - My Chemical Romance (97)
94. Going Strong - Natalia Flores (DBEUT)
95. As Good As Sin - Chris "The Greek" Panaghi f/Sophia Cruz (DEBUT)
96. Strip Me - Natasha Bedingfield (RE-ENTRY)
97. World So Cold - Three Days Grace (DEBUT)
98. Wildflower - The JaneDear Girls (100)
99. Porn Star Dancing - My Darkest Days f/Zakk Wylde (DEBUT)
100. When A Woman Loves - R. Kelly (DEBUT)

This week ten new songs enter my chart (marked in yellow), and the highest debut is by country star Tim McGraw. After ten studio albums, McGraw is reportedly leaving his longstanding home at Curb Records. There he racked up twenty-two #1 country hits on Billboard's charts, including two top-10 national pop hits, "Please Remember Me" and "It's Your Love" with wife Faith Hill. He also crossed over to his biggest pop hit, the top-3 "Over And Over" with rapper Nelly (on this week's chart with "Just A Dream). All 22 of those country #1s are on his forthcoming Number One Hits compilation coming out November 30, as well as his latest single, already a top-20 country hit, even though its country roots are rather tenuous. Here's "Felt Good On My Lips"...



Now for a song I feel you would either love or detest. American DJ Armand Van Helden has remixed countless classic dance tunes, as well as having a decent career as an artist, placing five top-10 club songs on the charts, as well as having a #1 pop hit in the UK with "You Don't Know Me". A-Trak (Alain Macklovitch) is from Montreal, and has worked with Kanye West and Kid Cudi. The two have been recording under the moniker Duck Sauce, and have had a top-40 hit in England before with the disco-y "aNYway". Now the duo have gone viral with a video that includes such hip-hop legends as Kanye, Pharrell, ?uestlove, and Santigold. All with a song that simply cribs music from ultra-uncool German group Boney M, with one single name repeated throughout the jam. "Barbra Streisand". That's it. Take it as you will, I think it's way fun...



Ke$ha brings the trash-disco back with her fifth consecutive top-10 pop hit as a lead artist, and her second #1 after her debut single "Tik Tok" at the begininng of this year. She has promoted the song as an anthem of pride for the gay youth bullied into a string of suicides, and you can't go wrong with that. Love. Her. Here she is with "We R Who We R"...



Next up is a collaboration of two essential dance music artists. DJ legend Tony Moran is celebrating his third decade in the biz, and in that time besides reworking a lot of my favorite songs, has placed two #1 songs on the chart with "Keep Your Body Working" (with Martha Wash) and "Walk Away" (with Kristine W.). Singer Ultra Nate has also been around since the eighties, and has had eight #1 club play singles. Two of those top-10 pop singles in England: "Free" and "Found A Cure". Together they return with a great true-to-form house stomper. Here's "Destination"...



Katy Perry is on a hot streak, and follows her #1 hits "California Gurls" and "Teenage Dream" with a song not released as a single (or particularly liked by her label) but with an underground following in the gay community. With a blatant double-entendre like "Peacock", that's not too surprising. Here she is on Letterman performing the club hit live...



Natalia Flores was born in the Central American nation of Guatemala, and she's had two singles hit the Billboard dance chart - the top-30 "Angel On The Dancefloor" with Dave Matthias, and her first hit on my chart, "Going Strong"...



There are a few great DJs debuting this week, and Chris "The Greek" Panaghi is another NY-based spinsters that is worth a listen. He's had ten charting dance hits including his top-5 best "The Time". His latest, sung by Sophia Cruz, is "As Good As Sin"...



There are two hard-rockin' Canadian bands coming onto my list, and the elder of the two is post-grunge outfit Three Days Grace. They have had six number-one rock hits from their three top-10 CDs, with two of those songs ("Pain" and "Break")remaining on top for over 10 weeks. "Break" was from their latest CD, Life Starts Now, which also has the latest single, "World So Cold"...



The other set of Canucks actually also come from the same eastern Ontario town of Norwood. In fact, My Darkest Days was started by Matt Walst, the brother of Three Days Grace's bassist Brad. The group was mentored by Nickelback's Chad Kroeger, and it's not a shock that their first hit emulates that group's stripper-rock anthems. They get a boost from uber-guitarist Zakk Wylde, who was Ozzy Osbourne's axeman before forming his own outfit Black Label Society. Both Chad and Zakk appear in the sleazy clip for "Porn Star Dancing"...



And bringing up the rear, a man who knows a lot of (mostly underage) rear, R. Kelly. His legal troubles have eclipsed his stellar singing career, racking up eight #1 R&B hits as well as two pop charttoppers, "Bump N Grind" from 1994 and his duet with Celine Dion, "I'm Your Angel". Every one of his solo albums either hit #1 or #2 in the US save for his last (which made #4), and two more collaboration CDs with Jay-Z made the top-2 as well. His latest is from his forthcoming disc Love Letter, and it's a welcome retro-soul return. Here's "When A Woman Loves"...



Take care, and have a great Thanksgiving, Americans!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

twostepcub's music chart for November 12, 2010...

Hey, I'm back from Reno, and it's a late time for my top tunes for the week. This week Katy Perry spends a second week on top, while Daughtry (pictured above) stick around in the top-10. Big moves are made by tracks by Pink, Afrojack, and Nelly (top movers marked in red), while former big hits by Avenged Sevenfold, Katy Perry, and Yoko Ono drop out. Link-O-Rama is still in effect, so you can click on the highlighted names of any of the artists to go to their website. Fight for the right to arm bears!

This Week Song/Artist (last week's position in parentheses)
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1. Teenage Dream - Katy Perry (1)
2. Animal - Neon Trees (2)
3. Get Outta My Way - Kylie Minogue (3)
4. DJ Got Us Falling In Love - Usher f/Pitbull (4)
5. Come Back Song - Darius Rucker (6)
6. Misery - Maroon 5 (5)
7. September - Daughtry (7)
8. Stuck Like Glue - Sugarland (8)
9. Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars (13)
10. If I Had You - Adam Lambert (11)
11. Dynamite - Taio Cruz (9)
12. Club Can't' Handle Me - Flo Rida f/David Guetta (14)
13. Radioactive - Kings Of Leon (18)
14. King Of Anything - Sara Bareilles (12)
15. Crossfire - Brandon Flowers (15)
16. We No Speak Americano - Yolanda Be Cool f/DCup (10)
17. Say You'll Haunt Me - Stone Sour (21)
18. Only Girl (In The World) - Rihanna (28)
19. All In - Lifehouse (17)
20. As She's Walking Away - Zac Brown Band f/Alan Jackson (24)
21. If I Die Young - The Band Perry (26)
22. Secrets - OneRepublic (22)
23. I Like It - Enrique Iglesias f/Pitbull (16)
24. Roll With It - Easton Corbin (19)
25. Little Lion Man - Mumford & Sons (25)
26. Round & Round - Selena Gomez & The Scene (30)
27. If It's Love - Train (23)
28. To Paris With Love - Donna Summer (36)
29. Love The Way You Lie - Eminem f/Rihanna (29)
30. Rhythm Of Love - Plain White T's (37)
31. Tighten Up - Black Keys (41)
32. Just A Dream - Nelly (46)
33. I Run To You - Lady Antebellum (33)
34. Body Shots - Kaci Battaglia f/Ludacris (38)
35. Love All Over Me - Monica (39)
36. My Best Theory - Jimmy Eat World (40)
37. You Lost Me - Christina Aguilera (27)
38. Beautiful Monster - Ne-Yo (20)
39. Mine - Taylor Swift (43)
40. Hands - Ting Tings (48)
41. Why Would You Stay? - Kem (31)
42. Waiting For The End - Linkin Park (52)
43. Dirty Picture - Taio Cruz f/Ke$ha (53)
44. The Only Exception - Paramore (34)
45. The Sound of Sunshine - Michael Franti & Spearhead (47)
46. Mama's Song - Carrie Underwood (51)
47. I'm In Love (I Wanna Do It) - Alex Gaudino (49)
48. Turn On The Radio - Reba McEntire (50)
49. One (Your Name) - Swedish House Mafia f/Pharrell (35)
50. Like A G6 - Far East Movement f/Cataracts & Dev (60)
51. Anything Like Me - Brad Paisley (55)
52. Bittersweet - Fantasia (32)
53. Kick-Ass - Mika vs. RedOne (54)
54. Cooler Than Me - Mike Posner (42)
55. All Over Me - Josh Turner (44)
56. Raise Your Glass - Pink (80)
57. Waka Waka (This Time For Africa) - Shakira (57)
58. Hollywood - Michael Buble (62)
59. Impossible - Anberlin (59)
60. What Do You Got? - Bon Jovi (61)
61. Voices - Chris Young (65)
62. Above All - Sylvia Tosun (70)
63. Love-Hate-Sex-Pain - Godsmack (67)
64. Put You In A Song - Keith Urban (69)
65. Why Wait - Rascal Flatts (65)
66. Fuck You - Cee-Lo Green (74)
67. In For The Kill - La Roux (79)
68. How I Got To Be This Way - Justin Moore (68)
69. Could You Believe - ATb (45)
70. Jar Of Hearts - Christina Perri (71)
71. Only Prettier - Miranda Lambert (76)
72. Farmer's Daughter - Rodney Atkins (72)
73. Lay Me Down - Dirty Heads (58)
74. The Breath You Take - George Strait (75)
75. Take Over Control - Afrojack f/Eva Simons (95)
76. Marry Me - Train (81)
77. Undo It - Carrie Underwood (78)
78. My Kinda Party - Jason Aldean (82)
79. Can It Stay - Gerald Levert (83)
80. Give A Little More - Maroon 5 (DEBUT)
81. Sometimes I Cry - Eric Benet (85)
82. This Ain't No Love Song - Trace Adkins (86)
83. I Like That - Richard Vission vs Static Revenger f/Luciana (DEBUT)
84. Somewhere - DJ Mog f/Sarah Lynn (94)
85. Start A Fire - Ryan Star (91)
86. Let's Celebrate - The Ones f/Nomi Ruiz (98)
87. Kick In The Teeth - Papa Roach (87)
88. Boys Or Girls - L2 (88)
89. Your Love Is A Song - Switchfoot (89)
90. Leave It All Behind - Jason Walker (90)
91. Sunglasses - Divine Brown (99)
92. Undisclosed Desires - Muse (DEBUT)
93. Stereo Love - Edward Maya f/Vika Jigulina (93)
94. The Boys Of Fall - Kenny Chesney (64)
95. Miami 2 Ibiza - Swedish House Mafia f/Tinie Tempah (DEBUT)
96. Love Like This - Donell Jones (96)
97. Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na) - My Chemical Romance (DEBUT)
98. Someone Else Calling You Baby - Luke Bryan (DEBUT)
99. Smack You - Kimberly Cole (DEBUT)
100. Wildflower - JaneDear Girls (100)

There are seven new entries on my list (highlighted in yellow), and the top debut is by Maroon 5, whose "Misery" is still in the top-10. Their biggest hit was the #1 pop hit "Makes Me Wonder". Their latest is another dance-rock jam, "Give A Little More"...



Next up is dance DJ Richard "Humpty" Vission (who had a #1 dance hit with "Never Let You Down"), who teams up with Dennis White, aka "Static Revenger", who had a top-25 hit on the UK pop chart and US dance chart with "Happy People". The two have been stalwarts of the "House Music" genre, and join up for their latest single. The singer on the track is Luciana Caporosso, who was in my top-10 recently under the alias Isha Coco on "Figure It Out". Here's "I Like That", from Jersey Shore...



English rockers Muse follow up their twin number-one Modern Rock hits "Uprising" and "Resistance" with the similarly epic "Undisclosed Desires", which becomes their eighth top-10 alt-rock single..



The trio of Axwell, Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso make up the Swedish House Mafia, and the DJ collective already have the hit "One (Your Name)" on my chart. Their latest recruits British rap star Tinie Tempah, who has had two #1 UK hits with "Pass Out" and "Written In The Stars", both which have also hit on my list. The new song is an ode to the clubs, "Miami 2 Ibiza"...



The least time I had heard from My Chemical Romance, it was their groundbreaking CD The Black Parade, which produced the #1 modern-rock title track as well as top-10 "Famous Last Words". After a three-year hiatus the band is back with a forthcoming CD with the first single with a title easy to remember - "Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na)"...



Country hunk Luke Bryan had his first #1 country single with "Rain Is A Good Thing" this past summer. He follows it with "Someone Else Calling You Baby"...



Finally, dance singer Kimberly Cole comes out with a video way more produced than a middle-level dance single should. Guess a million subscribers on Twitter and a push from Perez Hilton doesn't hurt. Here's "Smack You"..



See you in a few days..

Sunday, November 07, 2010

twostepcub's music chart for November 5, 2010...

Hey folks, it's time for my top tunes for the week. This week Katy Perry takes over the top spot, while Darius Rucker (pictured above) hangs on in the top-10. Former big hits by Lady Antebellum, Dave Aude, Little Big Town, and La Roux drop out, while tracks by Linkin Park, Carrie Underwood, and Godsmack makes the biggest jumps (songs moving more than ten places highlighted in red). Link-O-Rama is still in effect, so you can click on the highlighted name of any of the artists. And away we go!

This Week Song/Artist (last week's position in parentheses)
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1. Teenage Dream - Katy Perry (2)
2. Animal - Neon Trees (3)
3. Get Outta My Way - Kylie Minogue (5)
4. DJ Got Us Fallin' In Love - Usher f/Pitbull (4)
5. Misery - Maroon 5 (1)
6. Come Back Song - Darius Rucker (6)
7. September - Daughtry (9)
8. Stuck Like Glue - Sugarland (13)
9. Dynamite - Taio Cruz (7)
10. We No Speak Americano - Yolanda Be Cool f/DCup (10)
11. If I Had You - Adam Lambert (15)
12. King Of Anything - Sara Bareilles (8)
13. Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars (21)
14. Club Can't Handle Me - Flo Rida f/David Guetta (18)
15. Crossfire - Brandon Flowers (17)
16. I Like It - Enrique Iglesias f/Pitbull (14)
17. All In - Lifehouse (11)
18. Radioactive - Kings Of Leon (22)
19. Roll With It - Easton Corbin (12)
20. Beautiful Monster - Ne-Yo (20)
21. Say You'll Haunt Me - Stone Sour (23)
22. Secrets - OneRepublic (26)
23. If It's Love - Train (16)
24. As She's Walking Away - Zac Brown Band f/Alan Jackson (29)
25. Little Lion Man - Mumford & Sons (25)
26. If I Die Young - The Band Perry (30)
27. You Lost Me - Christina Aguilera (27)
28. Only Girl (In The World) - Rihanna (36)
29. Love The Way You Lie - Eminem f/Rihanna (19)
30. Round & Round - Selena Gomez & The Scene (34)
31. Why Would You Stay? - Kem (31)
32. Bittersweet - Fantasia (32)
33. I Run To You - Lady Antebellum (28)
34. The Only Exception - Paramore (24)
35. One (Your Name) - Swedish House Mafia f/Pharrell (35)
36. To Paris With Love - Donna Summer (39)
37. Rhythm Of Love - Plain White T's (41)
38. Body Shots - Kaci Battaglia f/Ludacris (42)
39. Love All Over Me - Monica (46)
40. My Best Theory - Jimmy Eat World (47)
41. Tighten Up - The Black Keys (51)
42. Cooler Than Me - Mike Posner (38)
43. Mine - Taylor Swift (48)
44. All Over Me - Josh Turner (44)
45. Could You Believe - ATb (45)
46. Just A Dream - Nelly (61)
47. The Sound Of Sunshine - Michael Franti & Spearhead (49)
48. Hands - Ting Tings (62)
49. I'm In Love (I Wanna Do It) - Alex Gaudino (52)
50. Turn On The Radio - Reba McEntire (55)
51. Mama's Song - Carrie Underwood (71)
52. Waiting For The End - Linkin Park (76)
53. Dirty Picture - Taio Cruz f/Ke$ha (63)
54. Kick-Ass - Mika vs. RedOne (58)
55. Anything Like Me - Brad Paisley (60)
56. Nightmare - Avenged Sevenfold (50)
57. Waka Waka (This Time For Africa) - Shakira (57)
58. Lay Me Down - Dirty Heads (54)
59. Impossible - Anberlin (64)
60. Like A G6 - Far East Movement f/Cataracts & Dev (75)
61. What Do You Got? - Bon Jovi (66)
62. Hollywood - Michael Buble (68)
63. California Gurls - Katy Perry f/Snoop Dogg (33)
64. The Boys Of Fall - Kenny Chesney (56)
65. Why Wait - Rascal Flatts (67)
66. Voices - Chris Young (69)
67. Love-Hate-Sex-Pain - Godsmack (87)
68. How I Got To Be This Way - Justin Moore (73)
69. Put You In A Song - Keith Urban (79)
70. Above All - Sylvia Tosun (78)
71. Jar Of Hearts - Christina Perri (74)
72. Farmer's Daughter - Rodney Atkins (72)
73. Home - Goo Goo Dolls (53)
74. Fuck You - Cee-Lo Green (DEBUT)
75. The Breath You Take - George Strait (77)
76. Only Prettier - Miranda Lambert (81)
77. Wouldnit (I'm A Star) - Yoko Ono (43)
78. Undo It - Carrie Underwood (80)
79. In For The Kill - La Roux (RE-ENTRY)
80. Raise Your Glass - Pink (DEBUT)
81. Marry Me - Train (DEBUT)
82. My Kinda Party - Jason Aldean (86)
83. Can It Stay - Gerald Levert (83)
84. The Sound (John Perkins Blues) - Switchfoot (84)
85. Sometimes I Cry - Eric Benet (85)
86. This Ain't No Love Song - Trace Adkins (91)
87. Kick In The Teeth - Papa Roach (88)
88. Boys Or Girls - L2 (90)
89. Your Love Is A Song - Switchfoot (89)
90. Leave It All Behind - Jason Walker (DEBUT)
91. Start A Fire - Ryan Star (DEBUT)
92. Way Out Here - Josh Thompson (92)
93. Stereo Love - Edward Maya f/Vika Jigulina (93)
94. Somewhere - DJ Mog f/Sarah Lynn (96)
95. Take Control - Afrojack f/Eva Simons (DEBUT)
96. Love Like This - Donell Jones (DEBUT)
97. Shame - Robbie Williams & Gary Barlow (DEBUT)
98. Let's Celebrate - The Ones f/Nomi Ruiz (DEBUT)
99. Sunglasses - Divine Brown (DEBUT)
100. Wildflower - JaneDearGirls (DEBUT)

This week there are eleven new songs on my list (marked in yellow). The bar is set high with Cee-Lo Green. Cee-Lo (born Thomas Callaway), was a member of rap group Goodie Mob (which had a top-40 hit with "Cell Therapy"). After breaking out for a couple solo albums, he joined with DJ Danger Mouse to form Gnarls Barkley, and had a worldwide smash with "Crazy". That was 2006, and the runaway success of that track seemed to overshadow everything else Cee-Lo's done. Well leave it to YouTube to shatter that. Thanks to a preview clip that only had the lyrics, and a deceptively catchy song in the Motown soul vein channeled through someone with Tourette's, he's found the first true underground internet breakout success this year. And for that, "Fuck You!"...



Next up is Pink, who will be releasing her first Greatest Hits set in two weeks. After eight top-10 hits including the #1 "So What", it's due, and her latest makes it nine. It's a rousing ode to the freaks of the world, so "Raise Your Glass"...



San Franciscans Train pull a hat trick with the third straight hit from their latest CD Save Me San Francisco, including their biggest hit to date, "Hey, Soul Sister". The boys are back with "Marry Me"...



Dance singer Jason Walker had five top-10 dance hits under the mentoring of Junior Vasquez, with two #1 hits in "Foolish Mind Games" and "Set It Free". He is on his own now, and he's gonna "Leave It All Behind"...



Ryan Star follows "Breathe" with the adult-rock hit "Start A Fire"...



Dutch DJ Afrojack has his first hit with singer Eva Simons with the Guetta-esque "Take Over Contol"...



Soul balladeer Donell Jones made the US pop top-10 in 1999 with "U Know What's Up". Jones is back with "Love Like This"...



After six number one solo hits, Robbie Williams is back in the fold, tentatively rejoining Take That and their new album and tour. In the meantime, he released his retrospective which includes a duet with bandmember Gary Barlow. Here's the Brokeback goodness of "Shame"..



Next is dance collective The Ones with singer Nomi Ruiz and "Let's Celebrate"...



Now for a Divine Brown that ISN'T a hooker. Brown is a Canadian R&B singer with her first hit, "Sunglasses"...



And to bring up the rear is country duo JaneDear Girls, and their premier single "Wildflower"...



Reno bound! And Mrs T. Get Better!

as a bonus here's the new video of the song roaring back into my list, La Roux's "In For The Kill", which just got released in the States...



bye bye!