Friday, July 29, 2011

twostepcub's music chart for July 29, 2011...

Hey folks, it's countdown to (possible) strike time, but for now time for my top-100 tunes for the week. This week the LMFAO boys spend a sixth week at the #1 spot, while Katy Perry (pictured above) geeks her way into the top-5. Tracks by Beyonce, Foo Fighters, and Jason Derulo make the biggest jumps (moves of 10+ places highlighted in red), while former big hits by Kristine W., Snoop Dogg, Cee-Lo Green, and Sylvia Tosun drop out. Link-O-Rama is still in effect, so you can click on any of the 100+ highlighted artist names to go to their official website for tour info, videos, music,and more. Get the bologna salad and meet me in the basement!

This Week Song/Artist (last week's position in parentheses)
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1. Party Rock Anthem - LMFAO (1)
2. The Edge Of Glory - Lady GaGa (2)
3. Pumped Up Kicks - Foster The People (3)
4. Give Me Everything - Pitbull f/Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer (8)
5. Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) - Katy Perry (9)
6. Rolling In The Deep - Adele (4)
7. Good Life - OneRepublic (12)
8. Mr. Saxobeat - Alexandra Stan (6)
9. Price Tag - Jessie J f/B.o.B (7)
10. Don't You Wanna Stay - Jason Aldean f/Kelly Clarkson (11)
11. Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall - Coldplay (21)
12. Country Song - Seether (10)
13. The Lazy Song - Bruno Mars (14)
14. Save The World - Swedish House Mafia (26)
15. Judas - Lady GaGa (16)
16. Never Gonna Leave This Bed - Maroon 5 (15)
17. Adolescents - Incubus (19)
18. Something To Believe In - Parachute (18)
19. Rope - Foo Fighters (17)
20. Save Me, San Francisco - Train (22)
21. Walk - Foo Fighters (46)
22. Just Can't Get Enough - Black Eyed Peas (24)
23. Tomorrow - Chris Young (25)
24. You Lie - The Band Perry (5)
25. Mean - Taylor Swift (13)
26. You Are A Tourist - Death Cab For Cutie (27)
27. Keep Your Head Up - Andy Grammer (31)
28. Call Your Girlfriend - Robyn (28)
29. So In Love - Jill Scott f/Anthony Hamilton (35)
30. Country Girl (Shake It For Me) - Luke Bryan (32)
31. Just A Kiss - Lady Antebellum (34)
32. Who Says - Selena Gomez & The Scene (37)
33. If I Die Young - The Band Perry (38)
34. Knee Deep - Zac Brown Band f/Jimmy Buffett (36)
35. I Need A Dollar - Aloe Blacc (20)
36. Tonight Tonight - Hot Chelle Rae (44)
37. Dirt Road Anthem - Jason Aldean f/Ludacris (41)
38. Am I The Only One - Dierks Bentley (42)
39. Fuckin' Perfect - Pink (23)
40. Mirrors - Natalia Kills (30)
41. E.T. - Katy Perry f/Kanye West (29)
42. Super Bass - Nicki Minaj (52)
43. I'm Into You - Jennifer Lopez f/Lil' Wayne (51)
44. Far Away - Marsha Ambrosius (39)
45. Addiction - Medina (45)
46. Where Them Girls At - David Guetta f/Flo Rida & Nicki Minaj (48)
47. If Heaven Wasn't So Far Away - Justin Moore (47)
48. You & Tequila - Kenny Chesney f/Grace Potter (50)
49. Homeboy - Eric Church (49)
50. For The First Time - The Script (33)
51. Set Fire To The Rain - Adele (61)
52. Till Death - Wynter Gordon (74)
53. Till The World Ends - Britney Spears (43)
54. Put Your Hands Up (If You Feel Love) - Kylie Minogue (DEBUT)
55. Run The World (Girls) - Beyonce (56)
56. Best Thing I Never Had - Beyonce (84)
57. Changing - Airborne Toxic Event (57)
58. Don't Wanna Go Home - Jason Derulo (83)
59. Arms - Christina Perri (64)
60. Honey Bee - Blake Shelton (62)
61. Barefoot Blue Jean Night - Jake Owen (66)
62. Not My Daddy - Eva (72)
63. Changed The Way You Kiss Me - Example (63)
64. I Smile - Kirk Franklin (68)
65. Faster - Matt Nathanson (77)
66. Panic - Sublime With Rome (70)
67. Your Surrender - Neon Trees (69)
68. Pieces Of Me - Ledisi (82)
69. On The Floor - Jennifer Lopez f/Pitbull (65)
70. Dirty Dancer - Enrique Iglesias f/Usher & Lil' Wayne (DEBUT)
71. Falling In - Lifehouse (71)
72. Love Done Gone - Billy Currington (79)
73. See The New Hong Kong - Josie Cotton (73)
74. Remind Me - Brad Paisley f/Carrie Underwood (78)
75. Crazy Girl - The Eli Young Band (76)
76. Lies Of The Beautiful People - Sixx:AM (80)
77. Just Fishin' - Trace Adkins (81)
78. Worldwide - Roger Sanchez (DEBUT)
79. What A Feeling - Alex Gaudino f/Kelly Rowland (91)
80. California King Bed - Rihanna (85)
81. Lost In You - Three Days Grace (89)
82. Here For A Good Time - George Strait (88)
83. Take A Back Road - Rodney Atkins (93)
84. (It) Feels So Good - Steven Tyler (86)
85. Don't Stop The Party - Black Eyed Peas (87)
86. Love Don't Run - Steve Holy (92)
87. Hey Mama - Mat Kearney (99)
88. The Last Goodbye - David Cook (100)
89. Louder - DJ Fresh f/Sian Evans (DEBUT)
90. I Love You This Big - Scotty McCreery (94)
91. Vamos A La Playa - Loona (95)
92. The A Team - Ed Sheeran (RE-ENTRY)
93. How We Roll - Loick Essien (DEBUT)
94. Sail - AWOLnation (98)
95. Man Down - Rihanna (DEBUT)
96. If It's Love - Kem f/Chrissette Michele (DEBUT)
97. I Miss You - Sarah Engels f/Pietro Lombardi (97)
98. I Wrote The Book - Beth Ditto (DEBUT)
99. All That You Are - Goo Goo Dolls (DEBUT)
100. Made In America - Toby Keith (DEBUT)

This week sees ten new entries on my list (highlighted in yellow). Here they are, with a little backstory about the artists and their previous hits' clips highlighted in orange. Up, Up and away...

The highest debut belongs to my fave Kylie Minogue, who places a fourth hit from her excellent Aphrodite CD on my chart. It also included "All The Lovers", her second single to make #3 in the UK (the other being "In Your Eyes"). The latest is her closer from her last concert tour, which will be released on DVD not soon enough, and it's also been remixed by her old PWL collegue Pete Hammond. Here's "Put Your Hands Up (If You Feel Love)"...



Enrique Iglesias rode the Latin Invasion in '99 to the tune of two #1 US pop hits with "Baillamos" and "Be With You". A dozen years later, he is still going strong thanks to a few Jersey Shore-friendly hits like "I Like It" and "Tonight (I'm Lovin' You)". His latest teams him up with fellow lothario Usher and rapper Lil' Wayne for the stripclub ode "Dirty Dancer"...



DJ Roger Sanchez has remixed a horde of hit singles in the last 20 years, and scored a #1 British single of his own with 2001's Toto-sampling "Another Chance". He also won a Grammy for remixing No Doubt's "Hella Good". His latest single features Mobin Master and Canadian DJ MC Flipside on "Worldwide"...



The other "DJ" making his debut is English DJ Fresh. Born Daniel Stein, he first graced the UK top-40 earlier this year with the underground jam "Gold Dust". This time he takes his drum-n-bass style all the way to #1 pop in England, and it's featuring the vocals of Sian Evans, the lead singer for 2000s dance act Kosheen (best known for "Hide U"). Here's "Louder" and see if you're like me and see a resemblance to Christina Aguilera's "Fighter"....



Loick Essien, an Englishman with Nigerian and Ghanian parents, also follows his first minor UK hit (in this case, "Stuttering") with a much bigger hit, the UK top-3 "How We Roll" featuring Tanya Lacey on backup...



Rihanna has always been a mainstay on my list, and with eighteen US top-10 hits and lead or supporting artist since her first, 2005's "Pon De Replay", I'm certainly not alone. This week, she joins her still-climbing "California King Bed", the fourth single from her latest CD Loud, with her fifth, a darker dancehall jam that's a top-3 hit in France, "Man Down"...



Neo-soul crooner Kem has placed two song at the top of Billboard's Adult R&B chart with "I Can't Stop Loving You" from his second album and "Why Would You Stay?" from his latest. That CD also contains his newest single, "If It's Love", though in a different version with Maurissa Rose. The "single" version recruits Chrissette Michele, who won an urban-alternative Grammy in 2009 with the track "Be OK", and is one rung below matching her peak on Adult R&B with "If I Have My Way". Here's their fab collab, "If It's Love"...


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Beth Ditto normally fronts the Gossip, who broke through in Britain with "Standing In The Way Of Control", and conquered the rest of Europe last year with "Heavy Cross". This year Beth released a solo EP led by this dance hit and channeled Madonna in "I Wrote The Book"..



The Goo Goo Dolls hold the record for the most top-10 hits on Billboard's Adult top-40 list, from 1995's "Name" (from the first year of that chart) to last year's "Home". Not bad for a former underground post-punk band that had a Paul Westerburg cult-classic with "We Are The Normal". Their latest is from the soundtrack from the latest Transformers juggernaut, and it's "All That You Are"...



The final debut is from Toby Keith's forthcoming CD Clancy's Tavern, and instead of putting out something with a little more quality like "Does That Blue Moon Ever Shine On You" or "Who's That Man", he plays to "the base" with the jingoistic "Made In America", which I'm sure is a hit in the Chinese-goods-peddling Walmarts across the land...




And that's all. G'nite folks!

Friday, July 22, 2011

twostepcub's music chart for July 22, 2011...


Hey folks, after a 106 degree day today I'm glad to be home in air conditioning, and it's time for my tunes for the week. This week LMFAO spend a fifth week at the top, while Pitbull and Ne-Yo (pictured above) climb within the top-10. Songs by Foo Fighters, Adele, and Swedish House Mafia make the biggest jumps (moves of 10+ highlighted in red), while former big hits by Rise Against, Michael Jackson, Lady GaGa, and My Chemical Romance drop out. Link-O-Rama is still in effect, so you can click on any of the highlighted artists' names to go to their website (rightclick and you can use another window or tab and leave this up). Here we go...

This Week Song/Artists (last week's position in parentheses)
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1. Party Rock Anthem - LMFAO (1)
2. The Edge Of Glory - Lady GaGa (2)
3. Pumped Up Kicks - Foster The People (7)
4. Rolling In The Deep - Adele (4)
5. You Lie - The Band Perry (5)
6. Mr. Saxobeat - Alexandra Stan (6)
7. Price Tag - Jessie J f/B.o.B (3)
8. Give Me Everything - Pitbull f/Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer (10)
9. Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) - Katy Perry (16)
10. Country Song - Seether (8)
11. Don't You Wanna Stay - Jason Aldean f/Kelly Clarkson (13)
12. Good Life - OneRepublic (12)
13. Mean - Taylor Swift (9)
14. The Lazy Song - Bruno Mars (14)
15. Never Gonna Leave This Bed - Maroon 5 (11)
16. Judas - Lady GaGa (20)
17. Rope - Foo Fighters (17)
18. Something To Believe In - Parachute (18)
19. Adolescents - Incubus (19)
20. I Need A Dollar - Aloe Blacc (21)
21. Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall - Coldplay (27)
22. Save Me, San Francisco - Train (26)
23. Fuckin' Perfect - Pink (15)
24. Just Can't Get Enough - Black Eyed Peas (24)
25. Tomorrow - Chris Young (25)
26. Save The World - Swedish House Mafia (38)
27. You Are A Tourist - Death Cab For Cutie (28)
28. Call Your Girlfriend - Robyn (30)
29. E.T. - Katy Perry f/Kanye West (23)
30. Mirrors - Natalia Kills (32)
31. Keep Your Head Up - Andy Grammer (35)
32. Country Girl (Shake It For Me) - Luke Bryan (34)
33. For The First Time - The Script (22)
34. Just A Kiss - Lady Antebellum (36)
35. So In Love - Jill Scott f/Anthony Hamilton (40)
36. Knee Deep - Zac Brown Band f/Jimmy Buffett (42)
37. Who Says - Selena Gomez & The Scene (47)
38. If I Die Young - The Band Perry (46)
39. Far Away - Marsha Ambrosius (33)
40. Fade - Kristine W. (31)
41. Dirt Road Anthem - Jason Aldean f/Ludacris (45)
42. Am I The Only One - Dierks Bentley (44)
43. Till The World Ends - Britney Spears (39)
44. Tonight Tonight - Hot Chelle Rae (52)
45. Addiction - Medina (50)
46. Walk - Foo Fighters (69)
47. If Heaven Wasn''t So Far Away - Justin Moore (49)
48. Where Them Girls At - David Guetta f/Flo Rida & Nicki Minaj (53)
49. Homeboy - Eric Church (51)
50. You & Tequila - Kenny Chesney f/Grace Potter (55)
51. I'm Into You - Jennifer Lopez f/Lil' Wayne (58)
52. Super Bass - Nicki Minaj (62)
53. Sweat - Snoop Dogg vs. David Guetta (37)
54. Fuck You (Forget You) - Cee-Lo Green (41)
55. 4Evermore - Anthony David f/Algebra (56)
56. Run The World (Girls) - Beyonce (61)
57. Changing - Airborne Toxic Event (57)
58. World Keeps Turning - Sylvia Tosun (43)
59. Move With It - Linnea (59)
60. We Own The Night - Andrea Rosario (60)
61. Set Fire To The Rain - Adele (79)
62. Honey Bee - Blake Shelton (66)
63. Changed The Way You Kiss Me - Example (73)
64. Arms - Christina Perri (72)
65. On The Floor - Jennifer Lopez f/Pitbull (63)
66. Barefoot Blue Jean Night - Jake Owen (78)
67. Catch A Fire - John LePage & Debby Holiday f/LFB (68)
68. I Smile - Kirk Franklin (70)
69.Your Surrender - Neon Trees (74)
70. Panic - Sublime With Rome (71)
71. Falling In - Lifehouse (67)
72. Not My Daddy - Eva (76)
73. See The New Hong Kong - Josie Cotton (83)
74. Till Death - Wynter Gordon (DEBUT)
75. I Wouldn't Be A Man - Josh Turner (77)
76. Crazy Girl - The Eli Young Band (80)
77. Faster - Matt Nathanson (81)
78. Remind Me - Brad Paisley f/Carrie Underwood (82)
79. Love Done Gone - Billy Currington (87)
80. Lies Of The Beautiful People - Sixx:AM (84)
81. Just Fishin' - Trace Adkins (85)
82. Pieces Of Me - Ledisi (86)
83. Don't Wanna Go Home - Jason Derulo (93)
84. Best Thing I Never Had - Beyonce (DEBUT)
85. California King Bed - Rihanna (90)
86. (It) Feels So Good - Steven Tyler (88)
87. Don't Stop The Party - Black Eyed Peas (89)
88. Here For A Good Time - George Strait (98)
89. Lost In You - Three Days Grace (97)
90. Bounce - Calvin Harris f/Kelis (91)
91. What A Feeling - Alex Gaudino f/Kelly Rowland (DEBUT)
92. Love Don't Run - Steve Holy (94)
93. Take A Back Road - Rodney Atkins (DEBUT)
94. I Love You This Big - Scotty McCreery (99)
95. Vamos A La Playa - Loona (96)
96. Gave Up On Love - Kelli (DEBUT)
97. I Miss You - Sarah Engels & Pietro Lombardi (DEBUT)
98. Sail - AWOLnation (100)
99. Hey Mama - Mat Kearney (DEBUT)
100. The Last Goodbye - David Cook (DEBUT)

This week there are eight new entries on my list (highlighted in yellow), and here they are, with links to the artists' other hits in orange. And away we go...

The highest debut belongs to Wynter Gordon, who first got exposure from co-writing and singing on Flo Rida's top-10 hit "Sugar". Last year she topped the US dance charts and this year lingered in the British top-40 with the song "Dirty Talk", and the followup is already in the dance top-5. Here's "Til Death"...



The next entry is the song I feel Beyonce should have released first from her latest CD 4. While "Run The World (Girls)" finally got a tepid response from her performance on the Billboard Music Awards (and a diva-token #1 Dance hit placing), "The Best Thing I Never Had" has that needed drama that rivals her past hits like "Irreplaceable" and "If I Were A Boy"...



And now for the second most successful Destiny's Child, Kelly Rowland. After a #1 hit with Nelly, "Dilemma", Kelly has settled for a lower-key career with a few dance and international hits, including the worldwide jam of 2009, "When Love Takes Over" with David Guetta. This year she can boast a bigtime R&B hit that has outperformed her friend Beyonce's, "Motivation" (which is bubbling under my list). Debuting on my chart, though, is another DJ collaboration, this time with Italian DJ Alex Gaudino, who has scored two previous top-10 pop hits in the UK with "I'm In Love (I Wanna Do It)" and "Destination Calabria" (the latter with Crystal Waters). The result is the anthemic "What A Feeling"...



Country hunk Rodney Atkins is a good example of tenacity, with his debut album producing a top-10 hit with "Honesty" on his third single. That paid off with his sophomore effort, which gave Atkins four #1 hits in a row, including 2006's top Billboard country hit, "If You're Going Through Hell". His latest ode to escapism is "Take A Back Road"...



Next up is Kelli, who appeared on the Bravo "docudrama"-faux reality show NYC Prep, which means that I shouldn't like this auto-tuned mess as much as I do. Damn you, cool production!



Speaking of "reality" shows, here's the winner and runner-up to Germany's version of the
Idol franchise, Deutschland sucht den Superstar. Pietro Lombardi already was seen on my chart with his winner's song, "Call My Name", and now the two pair up for "I Miss You"...



Singer-songwriter Mat Kearney scored his biggest hit so far with his first, the adult-pop top-10 single "Nothing Left To Lose" in 2006. His latest is just climbing that same chart, and it's with the bubbly "Hey Mama"...



The final entry is another Idol franchise winner, this time from the American version's seventh season, David Cook. After winning, Cook has made the US top-40 with six singles, most successfully with the top-3 "Time Of My Life". His latest, from his top-10 sophomore CD This Loud Morning, is "The Last Goodbye"...



Now get to bed, pardner!

Friday, July 15, 2011

twostepcub's music chart for July 15, 2011...

Hey folks, this week flew by, but alas it's time for my top-100 tunes for the week. This week LMFAO are at #1 for a fourth week, while anti-hipster darlings Foster The People (pictured above) climb up within the top-10. Former big hits by Keith Urban, INXS, Colbie Caillat, Chris Brown, and 30 Seconds To Mars drop off my list, while tracks by Selena Gomez, The Band Perry, and Hot Chelle Rae make the biggest jumps (moves of 10+ places highlighted in red). Link-O-Rama is still in effect, so you can click on any of the highlighted artist names to go to their website for more goods on them. Expectum Patronus!

This Week Song/Artist (last week's position in parentheses)
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1. Party Rock Anthem - LMFAO (1)
2. The Edge Of Glory - Lady GaGa (6)
3. Price Tag - Jessie J f/B.o.B (3)
4. Rolling In The Deep - Adele (2)
5. You Lie - The Band Perry (5)
6. Mr. Saxobeat - Alexandra Stan (7)
7. Pumped Up Kicks - Foster The People (9)
8. Country Song - Seether (4)
9. Mean - Taylor Swift (13)
10. Give Me Everything - Pitbull f/Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer (15)
11. Never Gonna Leave This Bed - Maroon 5 (10)
12. Good Life - OneRepublic (12)
13. Don't You Wanna Stay - Jason Aldean f/Kelly Clarkson (14)
14. The Lazy Song - Bruno Mars (16)
15. Fuckin' Perfect - Pink (11)
16. Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) - Katy Perry (26)
17. Rope - Foo Fighters (8)
18. Something To Believe In - Parachute (22)
19. Adolescents - Incubus (24)
20. Judas - Lady GaGa (20)
21. I Need A Dollar - Aloe Blacc (25)
22. For The First Time - The Script (18)
23. E.T. - Katy Perry f/Kanye West (21)
24. Just Can't Get Enough - Black Eyed Peas (28)
25. Tomorrow - Chris Young (29)
26. Save Me, San Francisco - Train (34)
27. Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall - Coldplay (35)
28. You Are A Tourist - Death Cab For Cutie (38)
29. Help Is On The Way - Rise Against (19)
30. Call Your Girlfriend - Robyn (30)
31. Fade - Kristine W. (23)
32. Mirrors - Natalia Kills (32)
33. Far Away - Marsha Ambrosius (27)
34. Country Girl (Shake It For Me) - Luke Bryan (36)
35. Keep Your Head Up - Andy Grammer (37)
36. Just A Kiss - Lady Antebellum (42)
37. Sweat - Snoop Dogg vs. David Guetta (17)
38. Save The World - Swedish House Mafia (62)
39. Till The World Ends - Britney Spears (39)
40. So In Love - Jill Scott f/Anthony Hamilton (55)
41. Fuck You (Forget You) - Cee-Lo Green (31)
42. Knee Deep - Zac Brown Band f/Jimmy Buffett (50)
43. World Keeps Turning - Sylvia Tosun (33)
44. Am I The Only One - Dierks Bentley (52)
45. Dirt Road Anthem - Jason Aldean f/Ludacris (49)
46. If I Die Young - The Band Perry (82)
47. Who Says - Selena Gomez & The Scene (87)
48. Hollywood Tonight - Michael Jackson (40)
49. If Heaven Wasn't So Far Away - Justin Moore (53)
50. Addiction - Medina (56)
51. Homeboy - Eric Church (61)
52. Tonight Tonight - Hot Chelle Rae (78)
53. Where Them Girls At - David Guetta f/Flo Rida & Nicki Minaj (67)
54. Born This Way - Lady GaGa (54)
55. You & Tequila - Kenny Chesney f/Grace Potter (69)
56. 4Evermore - Anthony David f/Algebra (60)
57. Changing - Airborne Toxic Event (58)
58. I'm Into You - Jennifer Lopez f/Lil' Wayne (71)
59. Move With It - Linnea (63)
60. We Own The Night - Andrea Rosario (64)
61. Run The World (Girls) - Beyonce (73)
62. Super Bass - Nicki Minaj (74)
63. On The Floor - Jennifer Lopez f/Pitbull (59)
64. Sing - My Chemical Romance (44)
65. Paris (Ooh La La) - Grace Potter & The Nocturnals (51)
66. Honey Bee - Blake Shelton (68)
67. Falling In - Lifehouse (57)
68. Catch A Fire - John LePage & Debby Holiday f/LFB (70)
69. Walk - Foo Fighters (DEBUT)
70. I Smile - Kirk Franklin (72)
71. Panic - Sublime With Rome (81)
72. Arms - Christina Perri (79)
73. Changed The Way You Kiss Me - Example (83)
74. Your Surrender - Neon Trees (75)
75. Riptide - Sick Puppies (77)
76. Not My Daddy - Eva (82)
77. I Wouldn't Be A Man - Josh Turner (80)
78. Barefoot Blue Jean Night - Jake Owen (88)
79. Set Fire To The Rain - Adele (93)
80. Crazy Girl - The Eli Young Band (90)
81. Faster - Matt Nathanson (85)
82. Remind Me - Brad Paisley f/Carrie Underwood (94)
83. See The New Hong Kong - Josie Cotton (DEBUT)
84. Lies Of The Beautiful People - Sixx:AM (86)
85. Just Fishin' - Trace Adkins (89)
86. Pieces Of Me - Ledisi (91)
87. Love Done Gone - Billy Currington (DEBUT)
88. (It) Feels So Good - Steven Tyler (92)
89. Don't Stop The Party - Black Eyed Peas (99)
90. California King Bed - Rihanna (97)
91. Bounce - Calvin Harris f/Kelis (95)
92. The A Team - Ed Sheeran (96)
93. Don't Wanna Go Home - Jason Derulo (DEBUT)
94. Love Don't Run - Steve Holy (DEBUT)
95. Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5 f/Christina Aguilera (DEBUT)
96. Vamos A La Playa - Loona (100)
97. Lost In You - Three Days Grace (RE-ENTRY)
98. Here For A Good Time - George Strait (DEBUT)
99. I Love You This Big - Scotty McCreery (DEBUT)
100. Sail - AWOLnation (DEBUT)

This week there are nine new songs on my list (highlighted in yellow), here they are along with some history and links to old hit videos in orange.

The top debut is by the Foo Fighters, who are still in my top-20 with "Rope", which has spent twenty weeks (its entire chart life) at #1 on Billboard's top Rock Songs list. That song was their 8th charttopper in the Alternative Rock genre, stretching back to "Learn To Fly" back in 1999. Dave Grohl is a master of picking the right director for his videos, and his latest doesn't disappoint. Here's the Falling Down-esque "Walk"...



Josie Cotton was a comic new wave singer from the 80's who's most well-known for the Valley Girl highlight "Johnny, Are You Queer". That song made VH1's list of the top-100 one-hit wonders, even though that song never hit the pop chart, while two others of hers had - the biggest being "He Could Be The One" in 1984. This year Josie sees a mini-revival since following a remake of "Johnny" scraping the dance charts earlier this year, her new single "See The New Hong Kong" makes it into the US dance club top-20...



Country hunk Billy Currington's last four radio singles made it to #1 on the country chart ("People Are Crazy", "That's How Country Boys Roll", "Pretty Good At Drinking Beer", and "Let Me Down Easy"). His latest has already climbed top-20, and it's a fun summer ditty that may go the distance. Here's "Love Done Gone"...



Jason Derulo topped the US pop chart in 2009 with "Whatcha Say", which sampled the electronica artist Imogen Heap's song "Hide And Seek" in the chorus. His newest single, the first from his upcoming sophomore CD, also cribs for its chorus, but this time goes back way farther, this time to the Harry Belafonte classic "Banana Boat Song (Day-O)" along with the beat from Robin S.'s "Show Me Love". One thing, Jason "Don't Wanna Go Home"...



Steve Holy has had ten top-40 country hits, but only two of them made the top-20. Mind, both those two went all the way to #1: "Good Morning Beautiful" in 2001, and "Brand New Girlfriend" five years later. I'm sure with those odds that Holy hope his latest climbs the 4 places into the top-20 with his latest, "Love Don't Run" (which happens to be five years after "BNG"...)



The Voice has done better for its mentors than its competitors - each of the four has had a top-20 song since its premiere (well, counting the fact that Cee-Lo Green already was riding high from "Fuck You"). Blake Shelton's Honey Bee is already a country #1, and now the two remaining judges pair off for a Voice-exclusive song that made the US pop top-10. Adam Levine's Maroon 5 have had 3 prior top-10ers, with one #1 ("Makes Me Wonder") to their credit. Christina has scored four pop #1s, though her last ("Lady Marmalade") was way back in 2001, two years before Maroon5's first single. The song that brings them both back is "Moves Like Jagger"...



Next up is the singer with the most #1 hits on the country chart ever, with 44 dating all the way back to 1982 with "Fool Hearted Memory" (which was from the Klaus Kinski movie The Soldier), to 2008's "River Of Love". Strait just turned 59, proving you don't have to be young to be "Here For A Good Time"....



This week sees the first appearance of this year's winner of American Idol, Scotty McCreery. I make no bones in admiting I'm done with Idol, between the stunt-casting of judges to the total mediocre talent pool they dredge up, to the teen-girl fanbase multivoting their neutered boycrushes to the top. And damn if McCreery doesn't look like a smug-ass Alfred B Neumann from Mad Magazine. But he did find his niche (hell, his EP is only sold at WALMART), and has a middling country chart hit so far to show from it. Here's "I Love You This Big"...



The last entry is far far from Idol-ness. AWOLnation is the latest band from Aaron Bruno, who last was seen fronting a band I adored a few years back, Under The Influence Of Giants, with their retro-70s track "Mama's Room". Bruno's latest endeavor completely goes alt-rock with the screech non-rhythmic burner, "Sail"...



Next up tomorrow, Potter!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

twostepcub's music chart for July 8, 2011...

Hey everyone, sorry for being a little late but the half-year recap and work put me behind schedule, but it's time for my top100 tunes for the week. This week the Gordy Boys of LMFAO spend a third week at the top, while Lady GaGa (pictured above), makes a big jump in the top-10. Major moves are made by single from Coldplay, Katy Perry, and Jason Aldean, while former big hits by Sara Bareilles, Mumford & Sons, Ronnie Dunn, Jennifer Hudson, and the Black Keys drop out. Link-O-Rama is still in effect, so you can click on any of the highlighted artist names to go to their website for more info about 'em. Poor groundhog!

This Week Song/Artist (last week's position in parentheses)
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1. Party Rock Anthem - LMFAO (1)
2. Rolling In The Deep - Adele (2)
3. Price Tag - Jessie J f/B.o.B (3)
4. Country Song - Seether (4)
5. You Lie - The Band Perry (5)
6. The Edge Of Glory - Lady GaGa (10)
7. Mr. Saxobeat - Alexandra Stan (8)
8. Rope - Foo Fighters (6)
9. Pumped Up Kicks - Foster The People (12)
10. Never Gonna Leave This Bed - Maroon5 (11)
11. Fuckin' Perfect - Pink (7)
12. Good Life - OneRepublic (16)
13. Mean - Taylor Swift (17)
14. Don't You Wanna Stay - Jason Aldean f/Kelly Clarkson (22)
15. Give Me Everything - Pitbull f/Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer (27)
16. The Lazy Song - Bruno Mars (21)
17. Sweat - Snoop Dogg vs. David Guetta (13)
18. For The First Time - The Script (14)
19. Help Is On The Way - Rise Against (9)
20. Judas - Lady GaGa (25)
21. E.T. - Katy Perry f/Kanye West (19)
22. Something To Believe In - Parachute (26)
23. Fade - Kristine W. (18)
24. Adolescents - Incubus (31)
25. I Need A Dollar - Aloe Blacc (29)
26. Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) - Katy Perry (52)
27. Far Away - Marsha Ambrosius (20)
28. Just Can't Get Enough - Black Eyed Peas (30)
29. Tomorrow - Chris Young (33)
30. Call Your Girlfriend - Robyn (38)
31. Fuck You (Forget You) - Cee-Lo Green (24)
32. Mirrors - Natalia Kills (36)
33. World Keeps Turning - Sylvia Tosun (35)
34. Save Me, San Francisco - Train (48)
35. Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall - Coldplay (70)
36. Country Girl (Shake It For Me) - Luke Bryan (46)
37. Keep Your Head Up - Andy Grammer (42)
38. You Are A Tourist - Death Cab For Cutie (53)
39. Till The World Ends - Britney Spears (43)
40. Hollywood Tonight - Michael Jackson (40)
41. Without You - Keith Urban (28)
42. Just A Kiss - Lady Antebellum (49)
43. Original Sin - INXS f/Rob Thomas (39)
44. Sing - My Chemical Romance (34)
45. I Do - Colbie Caillat (37)
46. Beautiful People - Chris Brown f/Benny Benassi (32)
47. Kick Us Out - Hyper Crush (47)
48. Closer To The Edge - 30 Seconds To Mars (44)
49. Dirt Road Anthem - Jason Aldean f/Ludacris (66)
50. Knee Deep - Zac Brown Band f/Jimmy Buffett (58)
51. Paris (Ooh La La) - Grace Potter & The Nocturnals (51)
52. Am I The Only One - Dierks Bentl (56)
53. If Heaven Wasn't So Far Away - Justin Moore (57)
54. Born This Way - Lady GaGa (50)
55. So In Love - Jill Scott f/Anthony Hamilton (67)
56. Addiction - Medina (60)
57. Falling In - Lifehouse (55)
58. Changing - Airborne Toxic Event (63)
59. On The Floor - Jennifer Lopez f/Pitbull (59)
60. 4Evermore - Anthony David f/Algebra (62)
61. Homeboy - Eric Church (75)
62. Save The World - Swedish House Mafia (DEBUT)
63. Move With It - Linnea (73)
64. We Own The Night - Andrea Rosario (68)
65. All Here Now - David Garcia f/Sarah Tancer (65)
66. Old Alabama - Brad Paisley f/Alabama (64)
67. Where Them Girls At - David Guetta f/Flo Rida & Nicki Minaj (81)
68. Honey Bee - Blake Shelton (72)
69. You & Tequila - Kenny Chesney f/Grace Potter (79)
70. Catch A Fire - John LePage & Debby Holiday f/LFB (71)
71. I'm Into You - Jennifer Lopez f/Lil' Wayne (86)
72. I Smile - Kirk Franklin (74)
73. Run The World (Girls) - Beyonce (87)
74. Super Bass - Nicki Minaj (84)
75. Your Surrender - Neon Trees (76)
76. Teenage Daughters - Martina McBride (78)
77. Riptide - Sick Puppies (77)
78. Tonight Tonight - Hot Chelle Rae (DEBUT)
79. Arms - Christina Perri (83)
80. I Wouldn't Be A Man - Josh Turner (82)
81. Panic - Sublime With Rome (85)
82. If I Die Young - The Band Perry (RE-ENTRY)
83. Changed The Way You Kiss Me - Example (91)
84. Not My Daddy - Eva (DEBUT)
85. Faster - Matt Nathanson (89)
86. Lies Of The Beautiful People - Sixx:AM (88)
87. Who Says - Selena Gomez & The Scene (DEBUT)
88. Barefoot Blue Jean Night - Jake Owen (94)
89. Just Fishin' - Trace Adkins (93)
90. Crazy Girl - Eli Young Band (DEBUT)
91. Pieces Of Me - Ledisi (DEBUT)
92. (It) Feels So Good - Steven Tyler (96)
93. Set Fire To The Rain - Adele (DEBUT)
94. Remind Me - Brad Paisley f/Carrie Underwood (DEBUT)
95. Bounce - Calvin Harris f/Kelis (DEBUT)
96. The A Team - Ed Sheeran (DEBUT)
97. California King Bed - Rihanna (DEBUT)
98. Spaceship - Tinchy Stryder f/Dappy (DEBUT)
99. Don't Stop The Party - Black Eyed Peas (DEBUT)
100. Vamos A La Playa - Loona (100)

This week there is a big shift, with a baker's dozen song making their debut on my list, with one more making a big re-entry. I highlighted all the new songs in yellow, and here they are with the artists' previous hit videos linked in orange.

The highest entry is by the dance collaboration of DJ's called the Swedish House Mafia. Appropriately from Stockholm, Axwell, Steve Angello, and Sebastian Ingrosso have carved a niche in the remixing scene for years, each having success as solo artists. Axwell actually charted a #1 US dance hit in 2004 with "Burning" (with Robbie Rivera), and a top-10 pop hit in the UK with "I Found U" in 2007. Steve Angello had his best supporting David Guetta on the Dance Airplay top-5 "Baby When The Light", and those two also recruited Ingrosso for the top-20 "Everytime We Touch". The three formed SHM in 2009, and in the next placed two songs in the UK pop and US dance top 10 - "One (Your Name)" with Pharrell, and the awesome "Miami 2 Ibiza" with Tinie Tempah. Their latest made a hat trick for them on both charts, and with this dog-friendly clip, their most epic yet. Here's "Save The World"...



The next entry is by Nashville rock band Hot Chelle Rae, which includes guitarist/vocalist Nash Overstreet, who has music success in his DNA - his father is Paul Overstreet, who had a #1 country hit in 1990 with "Daddy's Come Around", while his Chord appears on the TV musical series Glee and sang lead on 4 of the cast's top-40 hits (his best was the cover of "Lucky"). Chord makes a cameo in his bro's first hit, "Tonight Tonight" which gets points for fitting in Zac Galifinakis...



Ingenue Eva gets a little help from fellow trash-dance queen Ke$ha who wrote "Not My Daddy"...



And on the total flipside of that, Disney alum Selena Gomez started out on the kids show Barney & Friends in the early 2000s. After stints on different shows including Hannah Montana, Gomez starred in her own show Wizards of Waverly Place. More shows and films followed, along with a record career that's scored her three top-10 albums, four top-40 US pop hits, and two #1 Dance hits - "Naturally" (which also was a top-10 hit in Britain), and "A Year Without Rain". Her latest is her biggest US pop hit so far, and it's a pretty good self-empowerment anthem, though being the girlfriend of Justin Bieber can give any girl confidence, eh? Here's "Who Says"...



I was one of the mistaken that originally thought the Eli Young Band was the supporting band for one Eli Young, but in fact the group is named from two of their members, Mike Eli and James Young. The group released their first CD three years back, and the slow-burner eventually produced the top-20 country hit "Always The Love Songs". Their latest is another ballad/waltz, and it's "Crazy Girl"...



New Orleans-based soul singer Ledisi nabbed a Grammy nomination in 2007, and just missed the Adult R&B top-10 with the lush "Alright". Her latest CD became her first US top-10 all-genre album, and has given her biggest hit yet with "Pieces Of Me"...



Now for an actually new-artist Grammy winner (in 2009), Adele is still riding the wave of success with "Rolling In The Deep", and so far has the biggest-selling CD this year in both the US and the UK. Her third single from 21 is the epic Coldplay-esque "Set Fire To The Rain"...



Brad Paisley follows up his #1 country hit "Old Alabama" with another collaboration, this time with Carrie Underwood, "Remind Me"...



Scottish electronica artist Calvin Harris has previous scored a #1 lead artist hit with "I'm Not Alone" in 2009, one of his four previous top-10 UK singles. His latest, and fifth, pairs Harris with R&B singer Kelis, who is best known for her "Milkshake" bringing all the boys to the yard. The result is the quirky Vegas-bound clip for "Bounce"...



Another British import, folk singer Ed Sheeran has his first hit with the powerful "A Team". Amazing job with the song and the video which was made for a reported 20 pounds...



Barbadian siren Rihanna ends her short break from my chart with her latest, a ballad that shows of her underrated vocal range, with "California King Bed". She's been so entrenched in the dance genre that her last big ballad hit was "Take A Bow" in 2008, so this is a welcome change of pace...



Also from the British Isles, rapper Tinchy Stryder had a one-two #1 UK hit punch with "Number 1" and "Never Leave You" in 2009. The former featured English rap/R&B outfit N-Dubz, who had a top-5 UK of their own with "I Need You", and one-third of that group, Dappy, helps out Tinchy on his latest top-5 UK hit, "Spaceship"...



The final entry is from the Black Eyed Peas, who despite the annoucement of their hiatus, are still enjoying the success of "Just Can't Get Enough" in the states, while in Europe are coming on strong with "Don't Stop The Party"...



and finally as a bonus, here's the "pop mix" of the big re-entry, The Band Perry's "If I Die Young", which has now found a home on mainstream American radio after a long stint on country radio...




Adios, amigos!

Friday, July 08, 2011

twostepcubchart: Halfway to Paradise - the best of 2011 so far...


Hey folks, wouldn't you know it, but we're at the halfway point of 2011. Personally I have no idea where the last three months have gone, but it's summer, and I'm glad for it. Last quarter I recapped the forty biggest songs on my chart so far, and for the semi-final point let's take a look at the top 100 songs of the last six months. I've included video links for all the songs not embedded here, including the 40 featured in the last recap with their previous positions in here. They're marked in yellow. Remember, support the music you like and buy the CD or download the MP3's from Amazon, Beatport, or ITunes. And away we go....

1. Grenade - Bruno Mars (first quarter: #2)
2. For The First Time - The Script (1Q: #3)
3. Rolling In The Deep - Adele (1Q: #27)
4. Firework - Katy Perry (1Q: #1)
5. (Fuckin') Perfect - Pink (1Q: #28)
6. Sing - My Chemical Romance (1Q: #30)
7. Shake Me Down - Cage The Elephant (1Q: #13)

8. Fuck You (Forget You) - Cee-Lo Green (from the CD The Ladykiller)
2scchart Peak: #1 (1 week)

This recap's highest new placing is actually from a holdout from last year. It's hard to believe it's been almost twelve months since the lyric video came out, and I though it was the best thing ever, but nothing that would ever find any play except on YouTube. Was I wrong. Normally, the "clean" version of a song (usually a rap song) was the bleep-filled maze of lyrics that either five away the cursewords or take so much out as to render the song meaningless. With Cee-Lo's adaptation to "Forget You", he transformed the titular word and more to make it kid-friendly but still coherent. In fact, thanks to Glee and the Grammy noms, gave the song a second wind, putting it into the US top-5 based on airplay, not just sales. Though all-in-all, nothing beats the punch of the original, the best neo-Motown kiss-off song I've ever heard.



9.Tonight (I'm Lovin' You) - Enrique Iglesias f/Ludacris (1Q: #12)

10. The Cave - Mumford & Sons (from the CD Sigh No More)
2scchart peak: #2 (2 weeks)

The Brit folk-rock band's followup to "Little Lion Man" became their first US top-40 hit after their exposure at the Grammy awards, where they were robbed of a Best New Artist win.



11. Raise Your Glass - Pink (1Q: #4)
12. Waiting For The End - Linkin Park (1Q: #5)

13. Help Is On The Way - Rise Against (from the CD Endgame)
2scchart peak: #3 (five weeks)

The Chicago-based punk outfit was a mainstay on the rock charts over the past couple years, with their last single "Savior" spending over a year in the top-10. They up the ante with an song of destruction inspired by the aftermath of Katrina, and a powerful video to boot.



14. Born This Way - Lady GaGa (from the CD Born This Way)
2sc chart peak: #1 (two weeks)

What more can be said about this. Despite the unending hype leading up to its release, Lady GaGa does what scores of other gay-friendly icons haven't - transformed a pop song explicitly heralding the positive of being gay or different into a charttopping hit.



15. Closer To The Edge - 30 Seconds To Mars (from the CD This Is War)
2sc chart peak: #20 (two weeks)

The alt-rock band led by brothers Jared and Shannon Leto took their third single from their current album to both rock and adult-top 40 radio, with an anthemic flair they've been building on for years. And being one of the few actor-led bands that's surpassed the vanity factor, and I'd say not bad.




16. S&M - Rihanna (from the CD Loud)
2sc chart peak: #1 (one week)

As if a giant "fuck you" to the media circus after her well-documented ordeal with Chris Brown, Rihanna discos down to whips and chains in this mainstreaming of the extreme subculture that takes "Born This Way" one step farther...



17. Dog Days Are Over - Florence + The Machine (1Q: #11)

18. Don't You Wanna Stay - Jason Aldean f/Kelly Clarkson (from the CD My Kinda Party)
2sc chart peak: #20 (two weeks)

This year's country crossover hit comes from a singer not even on the radar seven years back, and one who's never been known for pop-styled country. The powerballad gets its pop cred from the first American Idol Kelly Clarkson, and the booty-call gets classy.



19. Tighten Up - The Black Keys (1Q: #6)

20. Foo Fighters - Rope (from the CD Wasting Light)
2sc chart peak: #6 (one week)

If Coldplay is the great British band of now, the Foo Fighters are the American version. So far this song has spent nineteen weeks atop the Rock Songs chart, so it's pretty much a lock on biggest song in that genre in the States.



21. Marry Me - Train (1Q: #7)
22. Hello - Martin Solveig f/Dragonette (1Q: #20)

23. Uncharted - Sara Bareilles (from the CD Kaleidoscope Heart)
2sc chart peak: #5 (one week)

Sara is the female Ben Folds in that her piano-driven lite-rock is the most witty as it is catchy. Her latest features an array of cameos miming her song about stepping into the big unknown.



24. Back To December - Taylor Swift (1Q: #26)

25. Price Tag - Jessie J f/B.o.B (from the CD Who You Are)
2sc chart peak: #3 (two weeks so far)

The Critic's Choice winner of the 2011 Brit Awards finally broke through in America as well as worldwide with a retro-soul groove that does break down a little bit musically like her overproduced predecessor in songwriting, "Party In The USA".



26. Jar Of Hearts - Christina Perri (1Q: 19)
27. Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars (1Q: 8)

28. I Do - Colbie Caillat (from the upcoming CD All Of You)
2sc chart peak: #15 (one week)

Colbie, who looks scarily too much like Jennifer Aniston, previews her new set with a by-the-numbers, simple, adult-pop ditty. Absolutely nothing new here, but cutesy enough for her personality to get a pass.



29. This - Darius Rucker (from the CD Charleston, SC 1966)
2sc chart peak: #10 (two weeks)

The former Hootie and/or Blowfish keeps his country hit streak alive with his fifth charttopper in that genre. Meanwhile, his style hasn't changed, only country music has.



30. Little Lion Man - Mumford & Sons (1Q: #15)

31. Colder Weather - The Zac Brown Band (from the CD You Get What You Give)
2sc chart peak:#1 (two weeks)

Hands down what should be the next Grammy Winner for best country song. Period. A classic tale of heartbreak and bad decisions in the old classic country tradition, but add a little powerballad oomph.



32. E.T. - Katy Perry f/Kanye West (from the CD Teenage Dream)
2sc chart peak: #7 (one week)

Katy Perry's fourth consecutive US pop #1 from her latest album was totally musically out of left field, a minor-key, jumbled-tempo song about jockin' an alien became the biggest-selling pop hit this year yet.



33. Maybe - Sick Puppies (1Q: #9)

34. Far Away - Marsha Ambrosius (from the CD Late Nights And Early Mornings)
2sc chart peak: #2 (two weeks)

One half of neo-soul duo Floetry breaks out with a lush, mournful song with an amazingly powerful video detailing the hardship of being gay in the inner city. Absolutely flawless.



35. You Are - Charlie Wilson (1Q: #17)
36. Secrets - OneRepublic (1Q: #10)

37. What Do You Want - Jerrod Nieman (from the CD Judge Jerrod & The Hung Jury)
2sc chart peak: #25 (two weeks)

Niemann's second big country hit is a sleeper ballad featuring the daughter of NFL vet Terry Bradshaw (a recording artist of his own right) on backing vocals.



38. What The Hell - Avril Lavigne (from the CD Goodbye Lullaby)
2sc chart peak: #28 (three weeks)

Now that she's 26, Avril's girl-rock should be a little jaded, but she rocks it like a tween on this teen power-pop hook of a song.



39. Never Gonna Leave This Bed - Maroon 5 (from the CD Hands All Over)
2sc chart peak: #11 (one week)

Adam Levine restarted M5's mojo with his stint on the voice, as the third single from their underrated CD has legs.



40. You Lie - The Band Perry (from the CD The Band Perry)
2sc chart peak: #5 (one week so far)

The family group has their second big hit with an accessible country kiss-off that equal parts pop and bluegrass.



41. What's My Name - Rihanna f/Drake (1Q: #14)

42. A Little Bit Stronger - Sara Evans (from the CD Stronger)
2sc chart peak: #13 (two weeks)

Sara's been through a bunch the last few years, so I'll give her a pass for marrying a sleazeball politician. Her latest brings the drama back to her glory days, and her voice has aged better than Martina's.



43. Hello World - Lady Antebellum (1Q: #24)

44. Where You At - Jennifer Hudson (from the CD I Remember Me)
2sc chart peak: #10 (one week)

The newly svelte Hudson has another great R&B track that works both in the quiet storm and jammin' club tempos.



45. Bleed Red - Ronnie Dunn (from the CD Ronnie Dunn)
2sc chart peak: #29 (four weeks)

Dunn's first hit without Kix Brooks wouldn't sound at all out of place on a B&D record. And that's fine by me.



46. Party Rock Anthem - LMFAO f/Lauren Bennett & Goonrock (from the CD Sorry For Party Rocking)
2sc chart peak: #1 (two weeks so far)

I predicted this would be the hit of the summer back when it hit the UK chart months ago. Glad to be right. Because every day I'm shufflin'...



47. Without You - Keith Urban (from the CD Get Closer)
2sc chart peak: #16 (one week)

This song put Mr. Kidman back at the top of the country chart for the first time in two years.



48. Better Than Today - Kylie Minogue (1Q: #35)
49. Let Me Down Easy - Billy Currington (1Q: #39)
50. Rhythm Of Love - Plain White T's (1Q: #16)

51. Country Song - Seether (from the CD Holding On To Strings Better Left To Fray)
2sc chart peak: #4 (two weeks so far)

The South African rockers come back with an awesome rockin' stomper with a hilarious video that will make you think twice about your childhood toys.



52. Howlin' For You - The Black Keys (from the CD Brothers)
2sc chart peak: #15 (one week)

The indie darling score again with a bare-bones rock hit with a video that's the trailer of the best movie made ever. I mean Todd freakin' Bridges.



53. I Won't Let Go - Rascal Flatts (from the CD Nothing Like This)

Rascal Flatts are still around? Sure are, with this song off their sixth consecutive #1 country studio album. And with their signature love ballad, they can do no wrong.



54. We R Who We R - Ke$ha (1Q: #21)
55. Who's That Chick? - David Guetta f/Rihanna (1Q: #23)
56. Somewhere With You - Kenny Chesney (1Q: #18)
57. Take Over Control - Afrojack f/Eva Simons (1Q: #22)

58. Higher - Taio Cruz f/Kylie Minogue (from the CD Rokstarr)
2sc chart peak: #13 (one week)

My girl Kylie gets another UK top-10 and dance #1 assisting go-to UK popster Cruz on this slick jam.



59. Voices - Chris Young (1Q: #25)

60. Good Girl - Alexis Jordan (from the CD Alexis Jordan)
2sc chart peak: #10 (one week)

Alexis isn't 20 yet, but she already follows her sorely underrated "Happiness" with an equally jubilant should-be-a-smash-hit.



and here's the rest....

61. Someone Like You - Adele
62. Only Girl (In The World) - Rihanna (1Q: #29)
63. Heart Like Mine - Miranda Lambert
64. Can't Be Friends - Trey Songz (1Q: #31)
65. Animal - Neon Trees (1Q: #32)
66. Put You In A Song - Keith Urban (1Q: #33)
67. Hold It Against Me - Britney Spears
68. You Haven't Seen The Last Of Me - Cher (1Q: #34)
69. Someone Else Calling You Baby - Luke Bryan (1Q: #36)
70. Who Are You When I'm Not Looking - Blake Shelton (1Q: #37)
71. Little Miss - Sugarland
72. Just A Dream - Nelly (1Q: #38)
73. On The Floor - Jennifer Lopez f/Pitbull
74. Keep Your Head Up - Andy Grammer
75. Sweat - Snoop Dogg vs. David Guetta
76. Beautiful People - Chris Brown f/Benny Benassi
77. Just Can't Get Enough - Black Eyed Peas
78. Miami 2 Ibiza - Swedish House Mafia (1Q: #40)
79. Tomorrow - Chris Young
80. Loca - Shakira f/Dizzee Rascal
81. Mean - Taylor Swift
82. Falling In - Lifehouse
83. Something To Believe In - Parachute
84. Give A Little More - Maroon 5
85. Move On Fast - Yoko Ono
86. Good Life - OneRepublic
87. Mr. Saxobeat - Alexandra Stan
88. Sick Of You - Cake
89. Pumped Up Kicks - Foster The People
90. Army Of Love - Kerli
91. Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not - Thompson Square
92. Live A Little - Kenny Chesney
93. Turn It Up - Ultra Nate
94. Louder (Put Your Hands Up) - Chris Willis
95. Rock Tonight - J786
96. The Time (Dirty Bit) - Black Eyed Peas
97. A Year Without Rain - Selena Gomez & The Scene
98. Paris (Ooh La La) - Grace Potter & The Nocturnals
99. More - Usher
100. Undisclosed Desires - Muse

In a couple, the first chart of the second half of this year. Until then, peace out!