Tuesday, August 30, 2011

twostepcub's music chart for August 26, 2011...

Hey everyone! Well I'm pretty late with this weeks top-100 tunes, but nothing like a bit of surgery to slow me down. This week Katy Perry spends a third week on top, while my girl Kylie Minogue (pictured above) makes the biggest leap inside the top-10. The biggest jumps are from songs by Gavin DeGraw, Colbie Caillat, and The Script, as former big hits by Maroon5, Death Cab For Cutie, Marsha Ambrosius, and Katy Perry drop off. Link-O-Rama is still in effect, so you can click on any of the highlighted artists below to go to their official website for more info. Ready, Percoset, Go!

This Week Song/Artist (last week's position in parentheses)
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1. Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) - Katy Perry (1)
2. Party Rock Anthem - LMFAO (2)
3. Save The World - Swedish House Mafia (4)
4. Walk - Foo Fighters (6)
5. The Edge Of Glory - Lady GaGa (3)
6. Put Your Hands Up (If You Feel Love) - Kylie Minogue (10)
7. Pumped Up Kicks - Foster The People (7)
8. Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall - Coldplay (9)
9. If I Die Young - The Band Perry (13)
10. Good Life - OneRepublic (5)
11. Tonight Tonight - Hot Chelle Rae (18)
12. Save Me, San Francisco - Train (12)
13. Give Me Everything - Pitbull f/Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer (8)
14. Knee Deep - The Zac Brown Band f/Jimmy Buffett (14)
15. Rolling In The Deep - Adele (11)
16. Best Thing I Never Had - Beyonce (20)
17. Mr. Saxobeat - Alexandra Stan (15)
18. Super Bass - Nicki Minaj (22)
19. Keep Your Head Up - Andy Grammer (19)
20. Don't You Wanna Stay - Jason Aldean f/Kelly Clarkson (16)
21. Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5 f/Christina Aguilera (33)
22. So In Love - Jill Scott f/Anthony Hamilton (24)
23. Just A Kiss - Lady Antebellum (25)
24. Country Girl (Shake It For Me) - Luke Bryan (26)
25. Am I The Only One - Dierks Bentley (29)
26. Set Fire To The Rain - Adele (30)
27. The Lazy Song - Bruno Mars (17)
28. You & Tequila - Kenny Chesney f/Grace Potter (32)
29. The Adventures Of Rain Dance Maggie - Red Hot Chili Peppers (41)
30. Till Death - Wynter Gordon (31)
31. Country Song - Seether (21)
32. Just Can't Get Enough - Black Eyed Peas (28)
33. Price Tag - Jessie J f/B.o.B (23)
34. Dirty Dancer - Enrique Iglesias f/Usher & Lil' Wayne (38)
35. Don't Wanna Go Home - Jason Derulo (36)
36. Freak Of Nature (Mas) - Ricky Martin (40)
37. What A Feeling - Alex Gaudino f/Kelly Rowland (39)
38. Someone Like You - Adele (53)
39. Arms - Christina Perri (43)
40. Who Says - Selena Gomez & The Scene (35)
41. Tomorrow - Chris Young (27)
42. Where Them Girls At - David Guetta f/Flo Rida & Nicki Minaj (42)
43. Barefoot Blue Jean Night - Jake Owen (44)
44. Faster - Matt Nathanson (48)
45. Pieces Of Me - Ledisi (46)
46. Long Hot Summer - Keith Urban (52)
47. I'm Into You - Jennifer Lopez f/Lil' Wayne (37)
48. Nothing - The Script (65)
49. California King Bed - Rihanna (57)
50. Panic - Sublime With Rome (51)
51. Love Done Gone - Billy Currington (55)
52. Remind Me - Brad Paisley f/Carrie Underwood (54)
53. Rope - Foo Fighters (50)
54. Here For A Good Time - George Strait (58)
55. Homeboy - Eric Church (45)
56. All That You Are - Goo Goo Dolls (62)
57. Dirt Road Anthem - Jason Aldean f/Ludacris (47)
58. Talking To The Universe - Yoko Ono (74)
59. Not Over You - Gavin DeGraw (77)
60. I Smile - Kirk Franklin (61)
61. Crazy Girl - Eli Young Band (66)
62. Worldwide - Roger Sanchez (63)
63. Hey Mama - Mat Kearney (67)
64. Changing - Airborne Toxic Event (56)
65. Addiction - Medina (60)
66. Take A Back Road - Rodney Atkins (68)
67. Just Fishin' - Trace Adkins (69)
68. Man Down - Rihanna (73)
69. Lost In You - Three Days Grace (71)
70. The A Team - Ed Sheeran (72)
71. Brighter Than The Sun - Colbie Caillat (89)
72. If It Isn't Love - Kem f/Chrisette Michele (76)
73. Glad You Came - The Wanted (78)
74. Till The World Ends - Britney Spears (64)
75. Up All Night - Blink-182 (87)
76. I Wanna Go - Britney Spears (84)
77. Don't Stop The Party - Black Eyed Peas (79)
78. So Far Away - Avenged Sevenfold (82)
79. Love Don't Run - Steve Holy (80)
80. Louder - DJ Fresh f/Sian Evans (81)
81. I Love You This Big - Scotty McCreery (83)
82. God Gave Me You - Blake Shelton (DEBUT)
83. She Makes Me Wanna - JLS f/Dev (93)
84. I Got You - Thompson Square (92)
85. Loud Music - Michelle Branch (90)
86. Little Bad Girl - David Guetta f/Taio Cruz & Ludacris (RE-ENTRY)
87. Undivided - Blush f/Snoop Dogg (99)
88. Sunset In July - 311 (DEBUT)
89. True Love - George Acosta (91)
90. Let It Rain - David Nail (94)
91. Stand - Lenny Kravitz (DEBUT)
92. Danza Kuduro - Don Omar f/Lucenzo (DEBUT)
93. Cinema - Benny Benassi f/Gary Go (DEBUT)
94. Nur Noch Kurz Die Welt Retten - Tim Bendzko (98)
95. Made In America - Toby Keith (96)
96. Honey Bee - Blake Shelton (86)
97. Lighters - Bad Meets Evil f/Bruno Mars (DEBUT)
98. When The Lights Go Down - Grace V. (DEBUT)
99. Life Of The Party - Charlie Wilson (DEBUT)
100. Swagga Jagga - Cher Lloyd (DEBUT)

There are nine new songs on my list (highlighted in yellow), and here they are with a little background on the artists and links to their previous hits in orange...

The highest entry is by country star and Voice coach Blake Shelton, who follows up one of his biggest single successes ("Honey Bee"), which became his second top-20 all-genre US hit after his debut single "Austin". Here's "God Gave Me You" (there's been no official video yet, so here's a lyric clip)...



Reggae--punk-rock outfit 311 have scored two #1 modern rock hits with "Down" in 1996 and their remake of the Cure's "Love Song" for the 50 First Dates soundtrack in 2004. The guys are back with their ninth top-10 on that chart, "Sunset In July"...



Also coming back is retro-rocker Lenny Kravitz, who since 1989 has placed two records in the US top 10 ("It Ain't Over Til It's Over" and "Again") and two charttopping rock hits ("Are You Gonna Go My Way" and "Fly Away"). He is also one of those rare artists that hasn't put out a CD I didn't like as yet. Surprisingly his new work is understated (the first single "Come On Get it" barely dented the Rock sales chart), and I'll have to go take a deeper look. Here's the second single, "Stand"...



French/Portugese singer Lucenzo had a top-10 European hit (which also dented my chart) last year with the song "Vem Dancar Kuduro" with Big Ali, which represented the Kuduro music style popular in the (formerly Portuguese-run) southwestern African country of Angola. Now Lucenzo teams up with Puerto Rican reggaeton singer Don Omar, who has topped the Latin chart with "Angelito" and "Taboo" (a remake of the "Lambada" song which was the basis for Jennifer Lopez's "On The Floor" smash). The song is redone in Spanish and Portugusese and again made #1 Latin and #1 in Germany with "Danza Kuduro"...



Italian DJ Benny Benassi has been almost as busy as his French rival David Guetta these days. After having a #2 UK pop hit in 2003 with the robotic "Satisfaction", and two top-10 dance hits with "Illusion" and "Every Single Day", all with his cousin as the Benassi Bros., Benny broke out on his own and recently had a worldwide hit supporting Chris Brown on his first #1 dance hit "Beautiful People". He as back now as a lead artist with support from British adult-pop singer Gary Go, who two years ago placed a top-30 hit in the UK and also adult-top-40 radio with "Wonderful". Their collaboration is a top-20 UK single and a top-3 song on US dance radio. Here's "Cinema"...



Speaking of collaborations, Bad Meets Evil is the pairing of legendary rapper Enimem, who has had four #1 US pop hits (including "Lose Yourself" and "Love The Way You Lie") with not so famous Detroiter Royce Da 5'9", whose biggest hit was the lowercharting R&B track "You Can't Touch Me". The duo score a top-5 hit with support from singer Bruno Mars (of "Grenade" fame) for "Lighters"...



Next up is Russian-born ingenue Grace V., who American Idol's Randy Jackson mentors into her first top-20 dance hit, "When The Lights Go Down"...



After fronting funk brother group GAP band for over twenty years with classic hits like "You Dropped A Bomb On Me" and "Early In The Morning", Charlie Wilson left the group, and after supporting Snoop Dogg on the top-10 "Beautiful", he's been a powerhouse in adult R&B, with six #1 hits like "You Are". His latest proclaims he's the "Life Of The Party"...



The final debut is by X Factor UK contestant Cher Lloyd, who wowed Simon and the crew with her version of "Turn My Swag On". She went on to place just fourth in that season, but she does make up for it by having a #1 hit, something only winner Matt Cardle acheived. Here she is getting her "Oh My Darling Clementine" on in "Swagger Jagger" (guess she likes the swag)...



and as a bonus, here's the song that after one week on my list finally jumps back in, French DJ David Guetta with Taio Cruz and Ludacris on "Little Bad Girl"...



Nite Nites...







Sunday, August 21, 2011

twostepcub's music chart for August 19, 2011...


Well hello folks, what a week. Between the strike and a pending hernia operation, I'm too busy for my own damn good. Well time to stop for my top-100 tunes for the week. This week Katy Perry spends a second week at the top, while the Foo Fighters (pictured above) jump into the top-10 to match their previous ranking. Previous big hits by Lady GaGa and Pink drop off my list, while tracks by Rihanna, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Alex Gaudino make the biggest moves (jumps of 10+ places highlighted in red). Link-O-Rama is still in effect, so you can click on any of the highlighted artists names to go to their website (right-click, and you can use a new window). Next week, I'll have been sawed open...

This Week Song/Artist (last week's position in parentheses)
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1. Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) - Katy Perry (1)
2. Party Rock Anthem - LMFAO (2)
3. The Edge Of Glory - Lady GaGa (3)
4. Save The World - Swedish House Mafia (6)
5. Good Life - OneRepublic (5)
6. Walk - Foo Fighters (11)
7. Pumped Up Kicks - Foster The People (7)
8. Give Me Everything - Pitbull f/Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer (4)
9. Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall - Coldplay (9)
10. Put Your Hands Up (If You Feel Love) - Kylie Minogue (17)
11. Rolling In The Deep - Adele (10)
12. Save Me, San Francisco - Train (14)
13. If I Die Young - The Band Perry (21)
14. Knee Deep - Zac Brown Band f/Jimmy Buffett (18)
15. Mr. Saxobeat - Alexandra Stan (13)
16. Don't You Wanna Stay - Jason Aldean f/Kelly Clarkson (8)
17. The Lazy Song - Bruno Mars (12)
18. Tonight Tonight - Hot Chelle Rae (24)
19. Keep Your Head Up - Andy Grammer (23)
20. Best Thing I Never Had - Beyonce (29)
21. Country Song - Seether (16)
22. Super Bass - Nicki Minaj (26)
23. Price Tag - Jessie J f/B.o.B (15)
24. So In Love - Jill Scott f/Anthony Hamilton (25)
25. Just A Kiss - Lady Antebellum (27)
26. Country Girl (Shake It For Me) - Luke Bryan (28)
27. Tomorrow - Chris Young (19)
28. Just Can't Get Enough - Black Eyed Peas (20)
29. Am I The Only One - Dierks Bentley (32)
30. Set Fire To The Rain - Adele (31)
31. Till Death - Wynter Gordon (35)
32. You & Tequila - Kenny Chesney f/Grace Potter (36)
33. Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5 f/Christina Aguilera (41)
34. Never Gonna Leave This Bed - Maroon 5 (22)
35. Who Says - Selena Gomez & The Scene (30)
36. Don't Wanna Go Home - Jason Derulo (38)
37. I'm Into You - Jennifer Lopez f/Lil' Wayne (37)
38. Dirty Dancer - Enrique Iglesias f/Usher & Lil' Wayne (43)
39. What A Feeling - Alex Gaudino f/Kelly Rowland (54)
40. Freak Of Nature (Mas) - Ricky Martin (48)
41. Adventures Of Rain Dance Maggie - Red Hot Chili Peppers (57)
42. Where Them Girls At - David Guetta f/Flo Rida & Nicki Minaj (42)
43. Arms - Christina Perri (47)
44. Barefoot Blue Jean Night - Jake Owen (46)
45. Homeboy - Eric Church (45)
46. Pieces Of Me - Ledisi (49)
47. Dirt Road Anthem - Jason Aldean f/Ludacris (33)
48. Faster - Matt Nathanson (51)
49. You Are A Tourist - Death Cab For Cutie (34)
50. Rope - Foo Fighters (40)
51. Panic - Sublime With Rome (55)
52. Long Hot Summer - Keith Urban (66)
53. Someone Like You - Adele (RE-ENTRY)
54. Remind Me - Brad Paisley f/Carrie Underwood (58)
55. Love Done Gone - Billy Currington (56)
56. Changing - Airborne Toxic Event (50)
57. California King Bed - Rihanna (75)
58. Here For A Good Time - George Strait (64)
59. Far Away - Marsha Ambrosius (52)
60. Addiction - Medina (44)
61. I Smile - Kirk Franklin (63)
62. All That You Are - Goo Goo Dolls (77)
63. Worldwide - Roger Sanchez (68)
64. Till The World Ends - Britney Spears (59)
65. Nothing - The Script (DEBUT)
66. Crazy Girl - The Eli Young Band (70)
67. Hey Mama - Mat Kearney (69)
68. Take A Back Road - Rodney Atkins (74)
69. Just Fishin' - Trace Adkins (71)
70. Lies Of The Beautiful People - Sixx:AM (72)
71. Lost In You - Three Days Grace (73)
72. The A Team - Ed Sheeran (76)
73. Man Down - Rihanna (83)
74. Talking To The Universe - Yoko Ono (DEBUT)
75. E.T. - Katy Perry f/Kanye West (61)
76. If It Isn't Love - Kem f/Chrisette Michele (81)
77. Not Over You - Gavin DeGraw (89)
78. Glad You Came - The Wanted (82)
79. Don't Stop The Party - Black Eyed Peas (79)
80. Love Don't Run - Steve Holy (80)
81. Louder - DJ Fresh f/Sian Evans (85)
82. So Far Away - Avenged Sevenfold (86)
83. I Love You This Big - Scotty McCreery (87)
84. I Wanna Go - Britney Spears (94)
85. (It) Feels So Good - Steven Tyler (78)
86. Honey Bee - Blake Shelton (62)
87. Up All Night - Blink-182 (DEBUT)
88. Sun & Moon - Above & Beyond f/Richard Belford (88)
89. Brighter Than The Sun - Colbie Caillat (93)
90. Loud Music - Michelle Branch (100)
91. True Love - George Acosta (91)
92. I Got You - Thompson Square (DEBUT)
93. She Makes Me Wanna - JLS f/Dev (DEBUT)
94. Let It Rain - David Nail (99)
95. The Story Of Us - Taylor Swift (95)
96. Made In America - Toby Keith (96)
97. WTF - Matt Zarley (DEBUT)
98. Nur Noch Kurz Die Welt Retten - Tim Bendzko (DEBUT)
99. Undivided - Blush f/Snoop Dogg (DEBUT)
100. How To Love - Lil' Wayne (DEBUT)

This week nine new songs (highlighted in yellow) and one big re-entry come onto my list. Here they are, with a little about the artists and links (in orange) to previous videos. And away we go...

The highest debut is by Irish rock group the Script, who by now are the masters of the slow burn, with two big hits ("Breakeven" and "For The First Time") that would not go away. Their latest is off to a faster start on Adult pop radio, and it's "Nothing"...



Next up is the dancing septuagenarian Yoko Ono, who in the last eight years has scored ten top-5 dance club hits, including eight #1s like "Walking On Thin Ice" and "Give Me Something". Her 11th is a remix of a track from her 1995 CD Rising. The original version featured the band IMA, which son Sean Lennon was a member. Here's "Talking To The Universe"...



Punk-gone-pop band Blink-182 are preparing their first CD after a break of seven years. After seeing two of their songs, "All The Small Things" and "I Miss You" make #1 on the modern rock chart, they are climbing again with "Up All Night"...



Husband and wife duo Thompson Square took their first top-40 country hit all the way to #1 with "Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not". As a followup, the pair channel Sonny and Cher on "I Got You"...



The British juggernaut of the X Factor is hitting the states this fall, and the UK fifth series runners-up JLS prove that even not winning can create a windfall, garnering them five #1 hits in their homeland, including "Beat Again" and "Love You More". Their latest charttopper has support from American prodigy Dev, who took supporting role on two US top-40 hits, Far East Movement's #1 smash "Like A G6" and the New Boyz' "Backseat". Together they top the British chart with "She Makes Me Wanna"...



Dance and cabaret singer Matt Zarley has charted two previous hits on the club chart with a remake of Steve Winwood's "While You See A Chance" and "Where Did You Come From". He now has his biggest hit with a track that just missed the dance top-20. It's a party track with a really cool video, here's "WTF"...



German newcomer Tim Bendzko debuts with his first homegrown hit, which loosely translates to "Only Briefly to Save The World". Any idea? It's still really cool. Here's "Nur Noch Kurz Die Welt Retten"...



Asian reality-show concoction Blush get some push from Snoop Dogg for their first club hit "Undivided"...



The final debut is by bad boy rap artist Lil' Wayne, who after one #1 US hit as a lead artist on "Lollipop", and one supporting Jay Sean on "Down", has a big hit now with his first 'singing' record, the way-autotuned "How To Love"....



And finally, coming back strong is Adele's former UK smash hit which is finally gaining traction in the States, "Somebody To Love"...



Peace out.

Monday, August 15, 2011

twostepcub's music chart for August 12, 2011...

Hey folks, it's been a week on the picket line, but taking a break today for my top-100 unemployed tunes for the week. This week Katy Perry takes over the top spot, while the dance trio Swedish House Mafia (pictured above) make the biggest move in the top-10. Songs by Maroon5, Kylie Minogue, and Ricky Martin make the biggest jumpes (moves of 10+ places highlighted in red), while former big hits by Incubus, Parachute, Robyn, and Lifehouse 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 for more info on them (right-click, and you can use a different tab or window). Who's the road cone now?

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

There are ten new songs on my list (highlighted in yellow), and here they are, along with links to the artists' previous hits in orange.

The debut making the biggest splash marks the return of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, the seminal alt-rock band from southern California. After releasing their first record in 1984, the band enjoyed five years of underground success before truly breaking through in 1991 with the CD Blood Sugar Sex Magik and the big hit "Under The Bridge". The group scored two more top-10 pop hits with "Scar Tissue" and "Dani California". Five years since their last album, the boys (minus John Frusciante, who left amicably), are back with a track heralding their forthcoming work I'm With You. Here's "The Adventures Of Rain Dance Maggie" (well, the 'audio' clip, the official video will premiere August 17 evening)...



Singer-songwriter Gavin Degraw is recovering from an assault in New York City a week ago, and I wish him a speedy recovery. In the meantime, he enters with a new song that hopes to surpass the top-10 pop placing of his 2004 hit "I Don't Want To Be". Here's "Not Over You"...



Next up is the Naked and Famous, a rock band from Auckland, New Zealand, with their first hit which was a charttopper in their homeland. From their Passive Me, Agressive You CD, here's "Young Blood"...



DJ George Acosta from Miami grazed the bottom of the dance sales charts with a remake of New Order's "Blue Monday" back in 2005, and now brings his own trance composition to the club play charts with some vocal help from Fisher on "True Love"....



Soft-rock singer and Jennifer Aniston doppelganger Colbie Caillat has had her biggest success so far with her first single, the top-5 pop and #1 adult contemporary hit "Bubbly". Her latest, just in time for the summer, is "Brighter Than The Sun"...



With "I Wanna Go", Britney Spears has racked up three top-10 hits from one album for the first time in her career. One the those, "Hold it Against Me", was her fourth #1 pop hit, amazing since three of those came after her much-publicized meltdown (the other? Her first single, "Baby One More Time") . Goes to show a little crazy in this country these days can spur some business...



Taylor Swift bested Britney with six top-40 singles so far from her latest CD, including the hits "Mine", "Back To December", and the title track "Speak Now". In fact, fourteen songs all made the top-100, including this #41 hit, which is finding a hope not on country radio but on adult pop, here's "The Story Of Us"...



British band Scouting for Girls had their biggest hit in England last year with the amazing "This Ain't A Love Song", a tune I was certain was to become a smash here in the states, like Kings Of Leon's "Use Somebody". Oh well, you can't get 'em all right. Their latest comes from the same record, and it's "Love How It Hurts", and it's just as epic...



Country hunk David Nail follows up his top-10 hit "Red Light" and top-20 "Turning Home" with his first single from his sophomore CD, here's "Let It Rain"...



The final debut is by Michelle Branch who is back to a solo career after a stint in the country duo the Wreckers and a #1 country hit with "Leave The Pieces". Her best showing on her own has been with the pop top-10 hit "All I Wanted", though she supported Santana on the top-5 "The Game Of Love". Her latest also has her playing some "Loud Music"...



Solidarity!




Friday, August 05, 2011

twostepcub's music chart for August 5, 2011...

Hey folks, it's down to the wire contract-wise, so to take my mind off that, here's my top-100 tunes for the week. This week Lady GaGa takes over the top spot, while OneRepublic (pictured above) hang on in the top-10. Former big hits by The Band Perry, Taylor Swift, Aloe Blacc, Natalia Kills, and the Script drop out, as singles by Kylie Minogue, Beyonce, and Jason Derulo make the biggest moves (jumps 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. Fight on..

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

There are eight new songs (highlighted in yellow) and one high re-entry on my list, and here they are, with links to older YouTube hits in orange:

Ricky Martin has come a long way since being the runt of the Puerto Rican boyband Menudo, to the leader of the Latin Explosion of 1999, to the gay rights advocate he is today. Martin's "Livin' La Vida Loca" was the hit of '99, and scored one more pop top-10 hit with "She's All I Ever Had". After cooling down a bit, though having a string of overseas and dance hits, Martin is back with a new autobiography and a new CD, featuring both English and Spanish songs. "Freak Of Nature", or "Mas" has reached the top ten on both the dance and Latin charts, and here's both...





Keith Urban is close to matching the almost-perfect record of having every radio single he's released reach the country top-10 save his first, "It's A Love Thing", back in '99 (hmmm, a pattern?). My favorite of his twenty-five big hits is "Tonight I Wanna Cry". His latest is the other side of that spectrum, celebrating the season in "Long Hot Summer"...



British boyband the Wanted score their second UK #1 single, after their debut hit "All Time Low", which is coincidentally climbing the US dance chart and bubbling back under my own. Their latest, the second from their upcoming fall CD, is "Glad You Came"...



Trance trio Above & Beyond has a cult following in the clubs, and after a couple well-performing singles like "On A Good Day" finally have a radio hit with "Sun & Moon" featuring vocalist Richard Belford...



After a trio of #2 rock hits with "Bat Country", "Nightmare", and "Welcome To The Family", SoCal outfit Avenged Sevenfold finally make #1 with the ballad "So Far Away"...



French super-DJ David Guetta joins his still-climbing "Where Them Girls At" with another triple threat with Taio Cruz and Ludacris with "Little Bad Girl"...



Vietnamese-American newcomer Yenn outdoes her minor dance hit form 2009 "So Good To Be Wrong" with the club top-20 "Pretty Ugly"...



The final debut is by Francophone superstar Mylene Farmer, who makes it an even dozen #1 hits in her home country, including songs like "XXL" and "Slipping Away" (with Moby). Her newest is "Lonely Lisa"...



and finally, one song makes a big re-entry on my list. It's Maroon 5 with Christina Aguilera with "Moves Like Jagger" (the performance video will debut on Monday)...




...anybody want some peanutbutter sandwiches?