Friday, October 28, 2011

twostepcub's music chart for October 28,2011...

Well guys, one new computer later and a missed week, but I'm back with my top-100 tunes for this week. This week finds Adele still on top for a fourth week, while Colbie Caillat (pictured above) moves up in the top-10. Singles by Nicole Scherzinger, Nickelback, and Lady Antebellum make the biggest moves, while former big hits by Yoko Ono, Beyonce, and Kenny Chesney drop out. Link-O-Rama is back, so you can click on any of the highlighted artists names to go to their website (rightclick to use a different tab or window). Damn WMP12!

This Week Song/Artist (last week's position in parentheses)
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1. Someone Like You - Adele (1)
2. Nothing - The Script (3)
3. Adventures Of Rain Dance Maggie - Red Hot Chili Peppers (5)
4. Tonight Tonight - Hot Chelle Rae (2)
5. Walk - Foo Fighters (4)
6. Pumped Up Kicks - Foster The People (6)
7. Moves Like Jagger - Maroon5 f/Christina Aguilera (7)
8. Brighter Than The Sun - Colbie Caillat (9)
9. Not Over You - Gavin DeGraw (11)
10. Just A Kiss - Lady Antebellum (12)
11. You & I - Lady GaGa (15)
12. Little Bad Girl - David Guetta f/Taio Cruz & Ludacris (8)
13. So In Love - Jill Scott f/Anthony Hamilton (13)
14. God Gave Me You - Blake Shelton (16)
15. The Sound Of Winter - Bush (20)
16. Long Hot Summer - Keith Urban (10)
17. Up All Night - Blink-182 (18)
18. Baggage Claim - Miranda Lambert (22)
19. Party Rock Anthem - LMFAO (14)
20. Mr. Know It All - Kelly Clarkson (26)
21. Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) - Katy Perry (17)
22. Loca People - Sak Noel (32)
23. Save The World - Swedish House Mafia (19)
24. Collide - Leona Lewis f/Avicii (25)
25. Sparks Fly - Taylor Swift (27)
26. Wepa - Gloria Estefan (34)
27. In The Dark - Dev (37)
28. Good Life - OneRepublic (24)
29. If I Die Young - The Band Perry (21)
30. Faster - Matt Nathanson (28)
31. California King Bed - Rihanna (23)
32. Crawling Back To You - Daughtry (DEBUT)
33. I Got You - Thompson Square (35)
34. Crazy Girl - The Eli Young Band (38)
35. We Owned The Night - Lady Antebellum (47)
36. Life Of The Party - Charlie Wilson (43)
37. Hey Mama - Mat Kearney (41)
38. Here For A Good Time - George Strait (40)
39. Take A Back Road - Rodney Atkins (29)
40. Without You - David Guetta f/Usher (DEBUT)
41. Behind The Wheel 2011 - Depeche Mode (31)
42. Elle Me Dit - Mika (46)
43. Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall - Coldplay (33)
44. Champagne Showers - LMFAO f/Natalia Kills (44)
45. You Make Me Feel... - Cobra Starship f/Sabi (53)
46. Stereo Hearts - Gym Class Heroes f/Adam Levine (56)
47. Give Me Everything - Pitbull f/Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer (39)
48. Let It Rain - David Nail (49)
49. The Edge Of Glory - Lady GaGa (36)
50. One More Drinking Song - Jerrod Niemann (51)
51. Papi - Jennifer Lopez (57)
52. Cinema - Benny Benassi f/Gary Go (52)
53. Don't Hold Your Breath - Nicole Scherzinger (67)
54. Make It Stop (September's Children) - Rise Against (54)
55. I'm Still Hot - Luciana f/Betty White (55)
56. In The Air - Morgan Page f/Sultan & Ned Shepard, BT, & Angela McCluskey (62)
57. Show Me - Jessica Sutta (65)
58. We Found Love - Rihanna f/Calvin Harris (DEBUT)
59. Loud Music - Michelle Branch (59)
60. Just Fishin' - Trace Adkins (60)
61. I Wanna Go - Britney Spears (50)
62. When We Stand Together - Nickelback (76)
63. Heart Skips A Beat - Olly Murs f/Rizzle Kicks (63)
64. Sexy And I Know It - LMFAO (DEBUT)
65. Easy - Rascal Flatts f/Natasha Bedingfield (69)
66. Tonite - Nicola Fasano f/Kat Deluna (66)
67. Tonight - Seether (74)
68. Not Again - Staind (68)
69. Marry You - Bruno Mars (71)
70. Freak Like Me - Mayra Veronica (70)
71. Jet Lag - Simple Plan f/Natasha Bedingfield (73)
72. Never Will Be Mine - Rye Rye f/Robyn (72)
73. Sail - AWOLnation (61)
74. I Won't Let You Go - James Morrison (79)
75. If It's Love - Kem f/Chrisette Michele (77)
76. All About Tonight - Pixie Lott (78)
77. Mediate - INXS f/Tricky (81)
78. Heaven - O.A.R. (80)
79. New Age - Marlon Roudette (86)
80. Irresistible Force - Jane's Addiction (82)
81. Country Must Be Countrywide - Brantley Gilbert (85)
82. Kiss Me Slowly - Parachute (84)
83. Yes - Musiq Soulchild (83)
84. It Girl - Jason Derulo (88)
85. Made In America - Toby Keith (87)
86. Cost Of Livin' - Ronnie Dunn (89)
87. What Makes You Beautiful - One Direction (91)
88. Pressure - Nadia Ali f/ Starkillers & Alex Kenji (92)
89. Rain On Me - Pitbull f/Marc Anthony (93)
90. Holdin' On - Dave Aude (64)
91. Tattoos On This Town - Jason Aldean (95)
92. Barefoot Blue Jean Night - Jake Owen (58)
93. Paradise - Coldplay (98)
94. Cough Syrup - Young The Giant (DEBUT)
95. Skyscraper - Demi Lovato (DEBUT)
96. Drink In My Hand - Eric Church (DEBUT)
97. Turn This Club Around - R.I.O. (97)
98. Keep Me In Mind - The Zac Brown Band (DEBUT)
99. Fool For You - Cee-Lo Green f/Melanie Fiona or Philip Bailey (DEBUT)
100. Titanium - David Guetta f/Sia (DEBUT)

This week there are ten new songs on my list (highlighted in yellow), including two coming in in the top 40. Here they are, along with a little about the artists with links to previous hits on YouTube in orange.

The highest entry comes from Daughtry, who are ready to release their third CD in November. Their self-titled debut produced three #1 adult-pop hits ("It's Not Over", "Home", and "Feels Like Tonight"), while their sophomore effort Leave This Town added one more with "No Surprise". He remains one of the biggest American Idol alums (and my personal favorite), and Chris and the guys are back with "Crawling Back To You"...



I bought French super-DJ David Guetta's CD Nothing But The Beat a couple weeks ago, and it's a total party jam. Already throwing out two worldwide top-10 singles with "Where Them Girls At" and "Little Bad Girl", two more of his tracks debut on todays chart. The first features Usher, who certainly is enjoying a resurgence in the dance community with songs like "DJ Got Us Fallin' In Love". The two team up for a song that is ironically anthemic for being about lost love. And the video keeps the party vibe going for "Without You"...



Will there ever be the seemingly inevitable Rihanna-backlash? For someone who's so, well, overexposed, she seems to not be able to lose, as her latest track is set to possibly become Billboard's next #1 pop single next week, which would make her eleventh single to do so. Of those previous ten, my faves are "Take A Bow", "Disturbia", and "Umbrella", all from her best work so far, Good Girl Gone Bad. I definitely give her a pass, especially when she uses one of the best producers/dance artists out there, Scotsman Calvin Harris, who can boast two big hits of his own right this year in the UK ("Bounce" with Kelis and "Feels So Close"), and he also wrote and produced this one, "We Found Love" (along with Rihanna getting her "brogue" on)...



Uncle/nephew dance music duo LMFAO score a third concurrent hit on my list (along with "Party Rock Anthem" and "Champagne Showers") with a song that is becoming viral thanks to a hilarious video with cameos from Simon Rex, Ron Jeremy, and Wilmer Valderama, and proclaiming they're "Sexy and I Know It"...



Orange County California rock outfit Young The Giant follow their top-5 rock hit "My Body" with their equally successful followup, "Cough Syrup"...



Former child-star Demi Lovato is a veteran of such shows as Barney & Friends and Sonny With A Chance, but it was her turn in the tween-movie Camp Rock with the then-skyrocketing Jonas Brothers that thrust her into the Miley/Selena/Demi tween triumvirate of pop schlock, and giving her a top-10 hit with the Joe Jonas duet "This Is Me". Lovato had one more top-20 hit with "Here We Go Again" in 2009 from her same-titled sophomore CD, before going through some, well, personal issues, and now is back with her biggest solo hit yet, which is now crossing over from the teen market where she has her 2nd top-10 US pop hit to adult-pop radio. Here's "Skyscraper"...




Country rocker Eric Church has had quite a good year, having a #1 all-genre CD with his latest effort Chief even without having a country top-10 hit to promote it (his last album, Carolina, had two that just made the top-10, "Love Your Love The Most" and "Hell On The Heart"). Although it doesnt hurt that the first single, "Homeboy", was his critically (and IMHO) best yet. His followup is that much lighter "Drink In My Hand"...



Country-jam stars the Zac Brown Band are looking to extend their almost-perfect record of seven #1 country singles out of eight radio releases (the odd man out? the #2 "Whatever It Is") with the fourth single from their latest CD, "Keep Me In Mind". And the clip is filmed at the most spectacular concert venue ever, Red Rocks in Colorado...



Cee-Lo Green keeps plugging away on promoting his excellent The Ladykiller following the iconic "Fuck You" and "Bright Lights, Bigger City", with one of the other highlights from the CD, which in the original version features Earth, Wind, & Fire alum and "Easy Lover" hitmaker Philip Bailey, while the redone single version has Canadian R&B powerhouse Melanie Fiona, who had a #1 R&B smash last year with "It Kills Me". Here's "Fool For You"...



The final entry this week is the other track from David Guetta's latest CD. The song features Australian singer Sia, who in 2000 had a top-10 hit in England with "Taken For Granted". In the States, Sia's had her biggest success in 2008, with the CD Some People Have Real Problems, and the top-10 dance track "The Girl You Lost (To Cocaine)". After a dehabilitating battle with the autoimmune disorder Graves' disease, she's back with her biggest hit yet, which has become a top-5 hit in Germany, Austria, Belgium, Finland, Ireland, Holland, and Norway, while also selling strongly in America and France, and may symbolise her strength through her battles. Here's "Titanium"..




Five songs also made their debut this week (and stay on this week), here they are as a bonus since they are by some of the biggest acts out there...

First off is Jennifer Lopez, with her newly-crowned #1 dance hit "Papi"...



Canadian drunk-rock megaband Nickelback is back with the first single from their upcoming CD, "When We Stand Together"..



Ronnie Dunn has his second solo hit with the bleak "Cost Of Livin'"...



German R&B/Dance act R.I.O. have their biggest hit in their homeland so far with "Turn This Club Around"...



And finally, next week's projected biggest seller, Coldplay, with the surreal clip for "Paradise"...






Enough for now...4400 songs messed up? Really?

Thursday, October 20, 2011

twostepcub's music chart for October 14, 2011...

Hey guys, I was all set to post last weekend, but a horrendous cold took me out for a week, so time to catch up with my top-100 tunes for last week. Adele spends a second #1 week, while the trio of David Guetta, Taio Cruz, and Ludacris (pictured above) jump into the top-10. Former big hits by Billy Currington, Ledisi, Theory of A Deadman, and Brad Paisley drop off my list, while tracks by Sak Noel, Gloria Estefan, and Lady GaGa make the biggest moves (jumps of 10+ places highlighted in red). Link-o-rama is on hold for this week, but will return next, along with my delayed recap of the year so far. And here we go..

This Week Song/Artist (last week's position in parentheses)
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1. Someone Like You - Adele (1)
2. Tonight Tonight - Hot Chelle Rae (4)
3. Pumped Up Kicks - Foster The People (3)
4. Walk - Foo Fighters (2)
5. Adventures Of Rain Dance Maggie - Red Hot Chili Peppers (7)
6. Nothing - The Script (9)
7. Moves Like Jagger - Maroon5 f/Christina Aguilera (5)
8. Little Bad Girl - David Guetta f/Taio Cruz & Ludacris (12)
9. Party Rock Anthem - LMFAO (11)
10. Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) - Katy Perry (6)
11. Long Hot Summer - Keith Urban (15)
12. Brighter Than The Sun - Colbie Caillat (17)
13. So In Love - Jill Scott f/Anthony Hamilton (13)
14. Just A Kiss - Lady Antebellum (14)
15. Not Over You - Gavin DeGraw (19)
16. If I Die You - The Band Perry (8)
17. Save The World - Swedish House Mafia (10)
18. Up All Night - Blink-182 (26)
19. You & I - Lady GaGa (37)
20. God Gave Me You - Blake Shelton (30)
21. Good Life - OneRepublic (21)
22. Talking With The Universe - Yoko Ono (24)
23. California King Bed - Rihanna (23)
24. The Sound Of Winter - Bush (34)
25. Behind The Wheel 2011 - Depeche Mode (25)
26. Faster - Matt Nathanson (22)
27. Collide - Leona Lewis f/Avicii (31)
28. Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall - Coldplay (18)
29. Take A Back Road - Rodney Atkins (33)
30. You & Tequila - Kenny Chesney (20)
31. Super Bass - Nicki Minaj (16)
32. Baggage Claim - Miranda Lambert (38)
33. Sparks Fly - Taylor Swift (41)
34. The Edge Of Glory - Lady GaGa (29)
35. I Got You - Thompson Square (40)
36. Put Your Hands Up (If You Feel Love) - Kylie Minogue (28)
37. Best Thing I Never Had - Beyonce (27)
38. Mr. Know It All - Kelly Clarkson (52)
39. Give Me Everything - Pitbull f/Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer (39)
40. Crazy Girl - The Eli Young Band (42)
41. Here For A Good Time - George Strait (43)
42. Wepa - Gloria Estefan (62)
43. All That You Are - Goo Goo Dolls (35)
44. Champagne Showers - LMFAO f/Natalia Kills (54)
45. Hey Mama - Mat Kearney (49)
46. Barefoot Blue Jean Night - Jake Owen (32)
47. Man Down - Rihanna (48)
48. Life Of The Party - Charlie Wilson (58)
49. In The Dark - Dev (61)
50. Love Don't Run - Steve Holy (50)
51. I Wanna Go - Britney Spears (51)
52. Loca People - Sak Noel (76)
53. Let It Rain - David Nail (63)
54. Elle Me Dit - Mika (64)
55. One More Drinking Song - Jerrod Niemann (59)
56. Cinema - Benny Benassi f/Gary Go (57)
57. Set Fire To The Rain - Adele (47)
58. Make It Stop (September's Children) - Rise Against (68)
59. Undivided - Blush f/Snoop Dogg (44)
60. Just Fishin' - Trace Adkins (60)
61. Sail - AWOLnation (56)
62. I'm Still Hot - Luciana f/Betty White (72)
63. Loud Music - Michelle Branch (67)
64. Heart Skips A Beat - Olly Murs f/Rizzle Kicks (66)
65. Holdin' On - Dave Aude (65)
66. Danza Kuduro - Don Omar f/Lucenzo (53)
67. Arms - Christina Perri (55)
68. Stereo Hearts - Gym Class Heroes f/Adam Levine (75)
69. You Make Me Feel... - Cobra Starship f/Sabi (73)
70. Not Again - Staind (70)
71. We Owned The Night - Lady Antebellum (79)
72. Freak Like Me - Mayra Veronica (78)
73. Marry You - Bruno Mars (81)
74. Easy - Rascal Flatts f/Natasha Bedingfield (80)
75. Whirring - The Joy Formidable (77)
76. Tonite - Nicola Fasano f/Kat Deluna (86)
77. Show Me - Jessica Sutta (DEBUT)
78. Tonight - Seether (85)
79. Never Will Be Mine - Rye Rye f/Robyn (83)
80. Heaven - O.A.R. (82)
81. Jet Lag - Simple Plan f/Natasha Bedingfield (DEBUT)
82. Irresistible Force - Jane's Addiction (84)
83. Mediate - INXS f/Tricky (91)
84. In The Air - Morgan Page f/Sultan, Ned Shepard, BT & Angela McCluskey (RE-ENTRY)
85. All About Tonight - Pixie Lott (95)
86. Kiss Me Slowly - Parachute (92)
87. Country Must Be Countrywide - Brantley Gilbert (89)
88. Made In America - Toby Keith (90)
89. I Won't Let You Go - James Morrison (100)
90. New Age - Marlon Roudette (94)
91. If It's Love - Kem f/Chrisette Michele (RE-ENTRY)
92. Pressure - Nadia Ali f/Starkillers & Ben Kenji (96)
93. Cheers (Drink To That) - Rihanna (DEBUT)
94. It Girl - Jason Derulo (DEBUT)
95. What Makes You Beautiful - One Direction (99)
96. I Got Nothin' - Darius Rucker (DEBUT)
97. Bounce - Calvin Harris f/Kelis (RE-ENTRY)
98. Rain Over Me - Pitbull f/Marc Anthony (DEBUT)
99. Tattoos On This Town - Jason Aldean (DEBUT)
100. No Regrets - Dappy (DEBUT)

There are eight new songs on my list (highlighted in yellow), and here they are, with a little about the artists with links to their earlier work (via YouTube) in orange....

The highest debut belongs to Jessica Sutta, who was in the Pussycat Dolls until the beginning of 2010 (along with Nicole Scherzinger, who just drops off my chart this week). Before that, Sutta had guested on a couple big dance club hits, Dave Aude's #1 "Make It Last" and Paul Van Dyk's "White Lies". She now has her first lead artist hit with "Show Me"...



British chanteuse Natasha Bedingfield now has two guesting spots on my list this week, as Rascal Flatts' "Easy" is joined by Canadian rock band Simple Plan's "Jet Lag". Simple Plan, from Montreal, Quebec, scored two top-40 hits in the early naughties with "Perfect" and "Welcome To My Life". Their latest is "Jet Lag"...



Rihanna pulls another hat trick, placing a third song on my list, all from her latest CD Loud. (Her upcoming single "We Found Love" is "bubbling under" and will see on here soon.) Along with the ballad/club hit "California King Bed" and the dark "Man Down" which was a #1 French hit, comes a song that has become the 19th of her 20 US Billboard Hot 100 top-10 songs so far. It's co-written by Avril Lavigne, who also is shown in the music clip for "Cheers (Drink To That)"...



Jason Derulo had three straight top-10 hits off the bat with the US #1 "Whatcha Say", "In My Head", and "Ridin' Solo", all from his debut CD. His followup now has two top-20's , following up the Robin S./Harry Belafonte sampling "Don't Wanna Go Home" with "It Girl"...



Darius Rucker has solidified his standing in country music with five #1 singles like "Don't Think I Don't Think About It" and last year's "This". He's back with the third single from his sophomore country effort, "I Got Nothin'"...



Cuban club-style rapper Pitbull supported Jennifer Lopez on her insanely successful single "On The Floor", and now he returns with Lopez' soon to be ex-husband Marc Anthony on "Rain On Me", giving Anthony his first hit since his double top-10 whammy from a dozen years ago, "I Need To Know" and "You Sang To Me"...



Jason Aldean is now the A-list in country music, having the biggest country CD so far this year, producing the big crossover hit "Don't You Wanna Stay". Along with that blockbuster, Jason's had six country charttoppers including "Why" from 2005 and "The Truth" from 2009. He's back with the fourth single from his latest CD, "Tattoos On This Town"...



The last new entry is by English singer-rapper Dappy. Born Costadinos Contostavlos in London of Greek heritage, Dappy is the lead singer of grime act N-Dubz, who had a UK top-5 hit with "I Need You". Along with that, Dappy has even had more success guesting on two British #1 singles, Tinchy Stryder's "Number 1" (with his group) and "Spaceship" (solo). Now he has a lead artist #1 to boast, with "No Regrets"....



And as a bonus here's one the three songs re-entering, the collective DJ mix starring Morgan Page are back with "In The Air"...



Cough drop, please!

Sunday, October 09, 2011

twostepcub's music chart for October 7, 2011...

Happy Columbus Day weekend, everyone, and time for my top 100 tunes for the week. This week Adele make it to #1 on the second chart run of her classic single "Someone Like You", while Irish rockers the Script (pictured above), have a second top-10 hit for this year under their belt. The biggest jumps are made by singles by Dev, Kelly Clarkson, and Colbie Caillat (moves of 10+ places highlighted in red), while former big hits by Train, Alexandra Stan, Seether, and Bruno Mars drop off. Link-O-Rama is still in effect, so you can click on any of the highlighted artists' names to go to their website for biographies, videos, tour dates, music, and more. (Right-click, and you can use a separate window or tab.) Don't rock the boat!

This Week Song/Artist (last week's position in parentheses)
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1. Someone Like You - Adele (2)
2. Walk - Foo Fighters (1)
3. Pumped Up Kicks - Foster The People (5)
4. Tonight Tonight - Hot Chelle Rae (6)
5. Moves Like Jagger - Maroon5 f/Christina Aguilera (7)
6. Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) - Katy Perry (4)
7. Adventures Of Rain Dance Maggie - Red Hot Chili Peppers (9)
8. If I Die Young - The Band Perry (3)
9. Nothing - The Script (11)
10. Save The World - Swedish House Mafia (8)
11. Party Rock Anthem - LMFAO (10)
12. Little Bad Girl - David Guetta f/Taio Cruz & Ludacris (22)
13. So In Love - Jill Scott f/Anthony Hamilton (15)
14. Just A Kiss - Lady Antebellum (16)
15. Long Hot Summer - Keith Urban (17)
16. Super Bass - Nicki Minaj (12)
17. Brighter Than The Sun - Colbie Caillat (31)
18. Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall - Coldplay (14)
19. Not Over You - Gavin DeGraw (29)
20. You & Tequila - Kenny Chesney f/Grace Potter (21)
21. Good Life - OneRepublic (18)
22. Faster - Matt Nathanson (24)
23. California King Bed - Rihanna (23)
24. Talking To The Universe - Yoko Ono (26)
25. Behind The Wheel 2011 - Depeche Mode (27)
26. Up All Night - Blink-182 (32)
27. Best Thing I Never Had - Beyonce (19)
28. Put Your Hands Up (If You Feel Love) - Kylie Minogue (13)
29. The Edge Of Glory - Lady GaGa (20)
30. God Gave Me You - Blake Shelton (34)
31. Collide - Leona Lewis f/Avicii (39)
32. Barefoot Blue Jean Night - Jake Owen (25)
33. Take A Back Road - Rodney Atkins (35)
34. The Sound Of Winter - Bush (40)
35. All That You Are - Goo Goo Dolls (36)
36. Love Done Gone - Billy Currington (30)
37. You & I - Lady GaGa (49)
38. Baggage Claim - Miranda Lambert (43)
39. Give Me Everything - Pitbull f/Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Mayer (28)
40. I Got You - Thompson Square (42)
41. Sparks Fly - Taylor Swift (51)
42. Crazy Girl - Eli Young Band (44)
43. Here For A Good Time - George Strait (48)
44. Undivided - Blush f/Snoop Dogg (45)
45. Pieces Of Me - Ledisi (41)
46. Lowlife - Theory Of A Deadman (38)
47. Set Fire To The Rain - Adele (33)
48. Man Down - Rihanna (50)
49. Hey Mama - Mat Kearney (53)
50. Love Don't Run - Steve Holy (52)
51. I Wanna Go - Britney Spears (55)
52. Mr. Know It All - Kelly Clarkson (67)
53. Danza Kuduro - Don Omar f/Lucenzo (54)
54. Champagne Showers - LMFAO f/Natalia Kills (61)
55. Arms - Christina Perri (47)
56. Sail - AWOLnation (56)
57. Cinema - Benny Benassi f/Gary Go (58)
58. Life Of The Party - Charlie Wilson (62)
59. One More Drinking Song - Jerrod Niemann (59)
60. Just Fishin' - Trace Adkins (60)
61. In The Dark - Dev (78)
62. Wepa - Gloria Estefan (74)
63. Let It Rain - David Nail (65)
64. Elle Me Dit - Mika (69)
65. Holdin' On - Dave Aude (66)
66. Heart Skips A Beat - Olly Murs f/Rizzle Kicks (70)
67. Loud Music - Michelle Branch (68)
68. Make It Stop (September's Children) - Rise Against (72)
69. Right There - Nicole Scherzinger f/50 Cent (63)
70. Not Again - Staind (71)
71. Jealousy - Will Young (73)
72. I'm Still Hot - Luciana f/Betty White (76)
73. You Make Me Feel... - Cobra Starship f/Sabi (79)
74. Lost In You - Three Days Grace (64)
75. Stereo Hearts - Gym Class Heroes f/Adam Levine (83)
76. Loca People - Sak Noel (81)
77. Whirring - The Joy Formidable (77)
78. Freak Like Me - Mayra Veronica (82)
79. We Owned The Night - Lady Antebellum (87)
80. Easy - Rascal Flatts f/Natasha Bedingfield (84)
81. Marry You - Bruno Mars (85)
82. Heaven - O.A.R. (86)
83. Never Will Be Mine - Rye Rye f/Robyn (89)
84. Irresistible Force - Jane's Addiction (88)
85. Tonight - Seether (DEBUT)
86. Tonite - Nicola Fasano f/Kat Deluna (DEBUT)
87. Remind Me - Brad Paisley f/Carrie Underwood (57)
88. Stay Awake - Example (92)
89. Country Must Be Countrywide - Brantley Gilbert (91)
90. Made In America - Toby Keith (90)
91. Mediate - INXS f/Tricky (DEBUT)
92. Kiss Me Slowly - Parachute (DEBUT)
93. No One Gonna Love You - Jennifer Hudson (93)
94. New Age - Marlon Roudette (98)
95. All About Tonight - Pixie Lott (100)
96. Pressure - Nadia Ali f/Starkillers & Alex Kenji (DEBUT)
97. Sun Is Up - Inna (RE-ENTRY)
98. All Fired Up - The Saturdays (99)
99. What Makes You Beautiful - One Direction (DEBUT)
100. I Won't Let You Go - James Morrison (DEBUT)

This week there are seven new songs on my list (highlighted in yellow), and here they are, with a little about the artists and links to their previous successes in orange.

The first two entries share the same title, in different spellings. The highest is by South African rock band Seether, who just dropped off my list with their awesome hit "Country Song". That song was their third #1 mainstream rock hit after 2005's "Remedy" and 2007's "Fake It", which was allegedly about his former girlfriend Amy Lee of Evanescence, who had guested earlier on their biggest pop hit, "Broken". The band's latest is "Tonight"...



And now for the other "Tonite", this time by Italian DJ Nicola Fasano, who had a dance hit earlier this year with rapper Pitbull on "Oye Baby". He teams up with Dominican-American siren Kat Deluna, who brings two former #1 dance hits (the pop top-40 "Whine Up" and this year's "Dancing Tonight") to the table...



The reunited INXS dropped their former reality-show winner singer JD Fortune, and this past year released a remix CD featuring past hits with guest singers. Rob Thomas guested on "Original Sin", which hit #1 dance and my top-40. For the followup the band resurrects the second half of their hit "Need You Tonight/Mediate" with British dubstep artist Tricky, who has been a underground critic's darling, with his 1995 Maxinquaye album on a ton of best of all time lists. (It also has has "biggest" UK hit, the #12 "Hell Is Round The Corner".) His biggest success in the States is the minor Alt-rock hit "Evolution Revolution Love" with Live's Ed Kowalcyzk in 2001. Here's "Mediate"...



Next is Virginian indie-rock band Parachute, who have scored equal #14 adult pop hits with "She Is Love" in 2009 and this year's anthemic "Something To Believe In". Their latest is "Kiss Me Slowly" with an intro from co-writers Lady Antebellum...



Libyan singer Nadia Ali now calls Queens, NY her home, and after leaving group iiO (whose "Rapture" was a worldwide pop/dance smash) had a solo #1 dance club hit of her own with "Love Story" in 2009. This year she supported DJ Sultan and Ned Shepard on their top-5 dance club and airplay hit "Call My Name". Now Ali is back to star billing with DJ's Starkillers (who have remixed her previous work and had a minor dance hit with "Discoteka") and Alex Kenji on "Pressure"...



I can say I haven't seen a single airing of the American X Factor, even though I had always loved the British version. Call is my allegiance to Cheryl Cole/Dannii Minogue, who could never be replaced by the still-dopey Paula Abdul and overserious Nicole Scherzinger. Well, the third-place finisher on the 7th series of the show, One Direction, who only recorded before under the X-Factor Finalists' #1 "Heroes", but a year's downtime didn't lessen the demand for the boys, as their first single "What Makes You Beautiful" is their first English charttopper...



The final new entry is by British singer-songwriter James Morrison, who broke through in 2006 with the top-5 UK hit "You Give Me Something" which also was performed a couple years back on American Idol. Three years ago he returned with his biggest success, the worldwide seller duet with Nelly Furtado, "Broken Strings", which even made my top-10 list. Morrison is back with a song from his upcoming CD to be released here next Tuesday, and it's "I Won't Let You Go"...



In the next couple days, my top-100 of the year so far...will Bruno Mars still be on top, or will Adele, LMFAO, or someone else take over? Stay tuned...

Nite Nite, don't let the spiders bite!

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

twostepcub's music chart for September 30, 2011...

Hey folks, it's time for my top-100 tunes for the week. This week the Foo Fighters claim the top spot, while the return of the Red Hot Chili Peppers (pictured above) bring themselves back to the top-10. Former big hits by Adele, Dierks Bentley, Ricky Martin, Enrique Iglesias, Wynter Gordon, and Jason Derulo drop off my list, while songs by Leona Lewis, Lady GaGa, and Kelly Clarkson 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's names to go to their websites for music, videos, tour dates, info and more. Bring it on down to Robbinsville!

This Week Song/Artist (last week's position in parentheses)
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1. Walk - Foo Fighters (2)
2. Someone Like Adele - Adele (4)
3. If I Die Young - the Band Perry (1)
4. Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) - Katy Perry (3)
5. Pumped Up Kicks - Foster The People (5)
6. Tonight Tonight - Hot Chelle Rae (8)
7. Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5 f/Christina Aguilera (7)
8. Save The World - Swedish House Mafia (6)
9. Adventures Of Rain Dance Maggie - Red Hot Chili Peppers (11)
10. Party Rock Anthem - LMFAO (10)
11. Nothing - The Script (13)
12. Super Bass - Nicki Minaj (12)
13. Put Your Hands Up (If You Feel Love) - Kylie Minogue (9)
14. Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall - Coldplay (14)
15. So In Love - Jill Scott f/Anthony Hamilton (19)
16. Just A Kiss - Lady Antebellum (17)
17. Long Hot Summer - Keith Urban (22)
18. Good Life - OneRepublic (18)
19. Best Thing I Never Had - Beyonce (15)
20. The Edge Of Glory - Lady GaGa (16)
21. You & Tequila - Kenny Chesney f/Grace Potter (23)
22. Little Bad Girl - David Guetta f/Taio Cruz & Ludacris (34)
23. California King Bed - Rihanna (27)
24. Faster - Matt Nathanson (28)
25. Barefoot Blue Jean Night - Jake Owen (25)
26. Talking To The Universe - Yoko Ono (30)
27. Behind The Wheel 2011 - Depeche Mode (29)
28. Give Me Everything - Pitbull f/Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer (24)
29. Not Over You - Gavin DeGraw (31)
30. Love Done Gone - Billy Currington (32)
31. Brighter Than The Sun - Colbie Caillat (35)
32. Up All Night - Blink-182 (36)
33. Set Fire To The Rain - Adele (20)
34. God Gave Me You - Blake Shelton (44)
35. Take A Back Road - Rodney Atkins (43)
36. All That You Are - Goo Goo Dolls (38)
37. Save Me, San Francisco - Train (26)
38. Lowlife - Theory Of A Deadman (40)
39. Collide - Leona Lewis f/Avicii (74)
40. The Sound Of Winter - Bush (50)
41. Pieces Of Me - Ledisi (33)
42. I Got You - Thompson Square (56)
43. Baggage Claim - Miranda Lambert (61)
44. Crazy Girl - Eli Young Band (48)
45. Undivided - Blush f/Snoop Dogg (47)
46. Mr. Saxobeat - Alexandra Stan (41)
47. Arms - Christina Perri (45)
48. Here For A Good Time - George Strait (49)
49. You & I - Lady GaGa (71)
50. Man Down - Rihanna (52)
51. Sparks Fly - Taylor Swift (58)
52. Love Don't Run - Steve Holy (57)
53. Hey Mama - Mat Kearney (53)
54. Danza Kuduro - Don Omar f/Lucenzo (54)
55. I Wanna Go - Britney Spears (55)
56. Sail - AWOLnation (66)
57. Remind Me - Brad Paisley f/Carrie Underwood (46)
58. Cinema - Benny Benassi f/Gary Go (59)
59. One More Drinking Song - Jerrod Niemann (73)
60. Just Fishin' - Trace Adkins (62)
61. Champagne Showers - LMFAO f/Natalia Kills (79)
62. The Life Of The Party - Charlie Wilson (77)
63. Right There - Nicole Scherzinger f/50 Cent (65)
64. Lost In You - Three Days Grace (64)
65. Let It Rain - David Nail (69)
66. Holdin' On - Dave Aude (68)
67. Mr. Know It All - Kelly Clarkson (89)
68. Loud Music - Michelle Branch (70)
69. Elle Me Dit - Mika (81)
70. Heart Skips A Beat - Olly Murs f/Rizzle Kicks (78)
71. Not Again - Staind (76)
72. Make It Stop (September's Children) - Rise Against (72)
73. Jealousy - Will Young (85)
74. Wepa - Gloria Estefan (DEBUT)
75. Country Song - Seether (75)
76. I'm Still Hot - Luciana f/Betty White (84)
77. Whirring - The Joy Formidable (87)
78. In The Dark - Dev (RE-ENTRY)
79. You Make Me Feel... - Cobra Starship f/Sabi (DEBUT)
80. Stand - Lenny Kravitz (80)
81. Loca People - Sak Noel (93)
82. Freak Like Me - Mayra Veronica (86)
83. Stereo Hearts - Gym Class Heroes f/Adam Levine (DEBUT)
84. Easy - Rascal Flatts f/Natasha Bedingfield (94)
85. Marry You - Bruno Mars (DEBUT)
86. Heaven - O.A.R. (90)
87. We Owned The Night - Lady Antebellum (DEBUT)
88. Irresistible Force - Jane's Addiction (DEBUT)
89. Never Will Be Mine - Rye Rye f/Robyn (DEBUT)
90. Made In America - Toby Keith (91)
91. Country Must Be Countrywide - Brantley Gilbert (95)
92. Stay Awake - Example (92)
93. No One Gonna Love You - Jennifer Hudson (DEBUT)
94. Got 2 Luv U - Sean Paul f/Alexis Jordan (99)
95. Yes - Musiq Soulchild (DEBUT)
96. In The Air - Morgan Page f/Sultan & Ned Shepard, BT, & Angela McCluskey (DEBUT)
97. The Lazy Song - Bruno Mars (97)
98. New Age - Marlon Roudette (100)
99. All Fired Up - The Saturdays (DEBUT)
100. All About Tonight - Pixie Lott (DEBUT)

There are a dozen new songs on my list this week (highlighted in yellow), and here they are, along with a little about the artists and links to their previous hits on YouTube in orange.

The highest entry this week is by the biggest musical export from Cuba, Gloria Estefan. In the late 80's, early 90's, Estefan (along with the Miami Sound Machine) scored three US #1 hits with "Anything For You" (still my fave song of hers), "Don't Wanna Lose You", and "Coming Out Of The Dark". After a break of eight years, Gloria is back with Little Miss Havana (sold only at Target right now), and her sixth #1 dance club hit, "Wepa"...



There are two debuts from record label Decaydance, run by Fall Out Boy Pete Wentz. The first is by pop/dance/rock outfit Cobra Starship, who had a US top-10 hit with "Good Girls Go Bad" in 2009. The band is back top-10 with supporting vocalist Sabi with "You Make Me Feel...", with a clip cameoing a homeless-looking Robin Williams...



The other Decaydance group is Gym Class Heroes, who are also celebrating their second US top-10 hit. GCH's came in 2006 with the Supertramp-cribbing "Cupid's Chokehold", and while their followups didn't really do well stateside, they placed two top-10 hits in England with "Clothes Off!" and "Cookie Jar". Last year lead Travie McCoy released a solo CD which gave him his biggest-known hit of all, "Billionaire". McCoy is back with his band and Maroon5 lead singer Adam Levine for "Stereo Hearts"....



Travie's "Billionaire" featured the debut of singer/songwriter Bruno Mars, who now is promoting the fourth single from his debut album Doo-Wops and Hooligans, which gave the singer two giant #1 hits with "Just The Way You Are" and "Grenade". His latest is my fave from the CD for its classic retro vibe and timeless melody that ensures being played and every wedding from now until eternity as well as a stint on Glee. Here's "Marry You"...



Country trio Lady Antebellum have five #1 singles to their name in the last two years, including the multiformat smash "Need You Now" which was one of the biggest hits of any genre in 2009-2010, as well as the currently-charting "Just A Kiss", which is also starting to crossover to pop radio. On their home format they are back with a song they also performed this past weekend on Saturday Night Live. Here's "We Owned The Night"...



Perry Farrell's Jane's Addiction was one of the seminal post-punk rock bands of the 90's, though one that was a little scattered. The group had two classic singles from their sophomore CD with "Stop" and "Been Caught Stealing" in 1990. After that came a tumultous period with Farrell dissolving JA to form Porno For Pyros, as well as coordinate the hugely successful Lolapalooza music festival. The group reformed in 2003 with a third #1 modern rock hit with "Just Because", and after eight more years Farrell is back with Dave Navarro (who in the meantime was a part of the Red Hot Chili Peppers), with the first track from their upcoming CD, "Irresistible Force"...




Baltimore, Maryland-born rapper Rye Rye has her first success with some help from Swedish dance cult fave Robyn, who already sports a #1 hit from this year with "Call Your Girlfriend", and the two have another dance hit on their hands with "Never Will Be Mine"...



Jennifer Hudson's classic "Spotlight" was a highlight on last night's Glee, and "Effie" is back with the second single from her latest CD I Remember Me after "Where You At" with another R&B hit that's also burning the dancefloor, "No One Gonna Love You"...



Philadelphia native Musiq Soulchild's biggest success so far was from his second CD Juslisen, which produced two top-20 US pop hits with "halfcrazy" and "dontchange" in 2002. The alt-soul artist is back with a top-5 adult R&B ultra-smooth and inspirational "Yes"...



The next track is a collaboration between five artists. Taking lead is Los Angeles DJ Morgan Page, who was nominated for a Grammy in 2009 for his track "The Longest Road". He's had two more top-10 dance hits with "Fight For You" and "Call My Name", which coincidentally is the title of the first hit from Sultan and Ned Shepard who support him here. Also in the mix is US DJ BT, who being the biggest "name" here with 2 dance #1 in "Blue Skies" and "I Remember". Together the DJs provide backdrop for Scottish singer Angela McCluskey for "In The Air"...



British/Irish girl-group the Saturdays have now had ten top-10 UK hits including two #2 hits, "Forever Is Over" and their cover of Depeche Mode's "Just Can't Get Enough". Unfortunately their tenth didn't quite give them their first #1, but a top-3 finish ain't bad. Here's "All Fired Up"...



The last debut is by British singer Pixie Lott's debut CD Turn It Up boasts six UK top-10 singles, including the #1 tracks "Mama Do (Uh Oh, Uh Oh)" and "Boys And Girls". She previews her upcoming work with another #1 song that beat out Leona Lewis and the Saturdays, and is the British airplay leader so far, "All About Tonight"...



Next up, the biggest songs of the year, 3/4 of the way in....