Friday, November 25, 2011

twostepcub's music chart for November 25, 2011...

Hey folks, it's after-Thanksgiving pre-Christmas limbo, and time for my top-100 tunes for the week. This week Adele remains on top for an eighth week, while Kelly Clarkson (pictured above) makes it into the top-5. Singles by Katy Perry, Selena Gomez & The Scene, and Tyrese make the biggest jumps (moves of 10+ places highlighted in red), while former big hits by the Swedish House Mafia, Katy Perry, David Guetta, Blink-182, Leona Lewis, George Strait, and Rodney Atkins drop out. Link-O-Rama is still in effect, so you can click on any of the highlighted artist names to go to their official website. Pass the leftovers!

This Week Song/Artist (last week's position in parentheses)
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1. Someone Like You - Adele (1)
2. Without You - David Guetta f/Usher (4)
3. Nothing - The Script (2)
4. Mr. Know It All - Kelly Clarkson (6)
5. Adventures Of Rain Dance Maggie - Red Hot Chili Peppers (3)
6. The Sound Of Winter - Bush (8)
7. We Found Love - Rihanna f/Calvin Harris (11)
8. Walk - Foo Fighters (7)
9. You & I - Lady GaGa (5)
10. Baggage Claim - Miranda Lambert (12)
11. Pumped Up Kicks - Foster The People (8)
12. Crawling Back To You - Daughtry (14)
13. Sexy & I Know It - LMFAO (17)
14. We Owned The Night - Lady Antebellum (18)
15. Moves Like Jagger - Maroon5 f/Christina Aguilera (15)
16. Brighter Than The Sun - Colbie Caillat (16)
17. Not Over You - Gavin DeGraw (13)
18. God Gave Me You - Blake Shelton (10)
19. Paradise - Coldplay (29)
20. Sparks Fly - Taylor Swift (22)
21. You Make Me Feel... - Cobra Starship f/Sabi (27)
22. I Got You - Thompson Square (24)
23. In The Dark - Dev (20)
24. Don't Hold Your Breath - Nicole Scherzinger (28)
25. Crazy Girl - The Eli Young Band (25)
26. Just A Kiss - Lady Antebellum (21)
27. Loca People - Sak Noel (19)
28. Stereo Hearts - Gym Class Heroes f/Adam Levine (32)
29. Papi - Jennifer Lopez (30)
30. In The Air - Morgan Page f/Sultan & Ned Shepard, BT, & Angela McCluskey (31)
31. It Girl - Jason Derulo (35)
32. Show Me - Jessica Sutta (36)
33. When We Stand Together - Nickelback (37)
34. Keep Me In Mind - The Zac Brown Band (44)
35. So In Love - Jill Scott f/Anthony Hamilton (23)
36. All Your Life - The Band Perry (50)
37. Tonight - Seether (45)
38. Let It Rain - David Nail (40)
39. Floor On Fire - Taylor Dayne (43)
40. Life Of The Party - Charlie Wilson (34)
41. Tonight Tonight - Hot Chelle Rae (26)
42. Cough Syrup - Young The Giant (52)
43. The One That Got Away - Katy Perry (77)
44. Fool For You - Cee-Lo Green f/Melanie Fiona or Philip Bailey (54)
45. One More Drinkin' Song - Jerrod Niemann (47)
46. Easy - Rascal Flatts f/Natasha Bedingfield (48)
47. Wepa - Gloria Estefan (33)
48. Party Rock Anthem - LMFAO (38)
49. Love You Like A Love Song - Selena Gomez & The Scene (79)
50. Elle Me Dit - Mika (46)
51. Tattoos On This Town - Jason Aldean (55)
52. It Will Rain - Bruno Mars (62)
53. Jet Lag - Simple Plan f/Natasha Bedingfield (57)
54. Heartbeat - The Fray (65)
55. Good Life - OneRepublic (51)
56. Bring It Back - Global Deejays (66)
57. Lonely Boy - The Black Keys (DEBUT)
58. I Don't Want This Night To End - Luke Bryan (78)
59. Stay - Tyrese (87)
60. Love Slayer - Joe Jonas (64)
61. Reality - Kenny Chesney (82)
62. Drink In My Hand - Eric Church (74)
63. Good Feeling - Flo Rida (DEBUT)
64. Kiss Me Slowly - Parachute (69)
65. Country Must Be Countrywide - Brantley Gilbert (71)
66. Invisible - Skylar Grey (81)
67. Countdown - Beyonce (DEBUT)
68. All About Tonight - Pixie Lott (68)
69. Heaven - O.A.R. (73)
70. You - Chris Young (DEBUT)
71. Rain - C+C Music Factory (83)
72. If It's Love - Kem f/Chrisette Michele (72)
73. Tonight - D'Manti (DEBUT)
74. I'm Gonna Love You Through It - Martina McBride (DEBUT)
75. New Age - Marlon Roudette (75)
76. Lego House - Ed Sheeran (DEBUT)
77. Gonna Get Over You - Sara Bareilles (DEBUT)
78. Lights - Ellie Goulding (96)
79. Cost Of Livin' - Ronnie Dunn (80)
80. Helena Beat - Foster The People (85)
81. Read All About It - Professor Green f/Emeli Sande (91)
82. I Got Nothin' - Darius Rucker (86)
83. Skyscraper - Demi Lovato (84)
84. Storm Warning - Hunter Hayes (89)
85. 1,000 Ships - Rachel Platten (95)
86. Out Of My Head - Theory Of A Deadman (99)
87. Rain Over Me - Pitbull f/Marc Anthony (88)
88. Face To The Floor - Chevelle (94)
89. When I Start (To Break It Down) - Erasure (DEBUT)
90. Lightning - The Wanted (90)
91. Sail - AWOLnation (RE-ENTRY)
92. Bottoms Up - Nickelback (92)
93. Dark Horses - Switchfoot (DEBUT)
94. We're All No One - Nervo f/Afrojack & Steve Aoki (DEBUT)
95. Eyes - Kaskade f/Mindy Glenhill (DEBUT)
96. Amen - Edens Edge (100)
97. With Ur Love - Cher Lloyd f/Mike Posner (DEBUT)
98. Earthquake - Labrinth f/Tinie Tempah (98)
99. Geronimo - Aura Dione (DEBUT)
100. Hangover - Taio Cruz (DEBUT)

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

The highest debut comes from Akron, Ohio rock duo the Black Keys, who had their breakthrough hit at the end of last year with "Tighten Up" which topped the rock charts, followed by the top-3 "Howling For You". They preview their upcoming CD with the track "Lonely Boy"...



The next track is a "double sample". South Florida-based rapper Flo Rida claims two of the biggest-selling digital singles with the #1 hits "Low" and "Right Round". This time he's back with a song that is based on Swedish dance artist Avicii's "Levels" which itself is cribbed from R&B legend Etta James' "Something's Gotta Hold On Me" from 1962. Here's "Good Feeling"....



Beyonce's 4 has put five singles on Billboard's Hot 100 chart, though none have gone higher than the #16 placing of "Best Thing I Never Had". That's a far cry from the previous three albums which produced five #1 hits between them, including "Baby Boy" and "Irreplaceable". Her latest featured her "baby bump", and is destined to be another #1 dance hit, "Countdown"...



Nashville Star winner Chris Young hit his stride on his sophomore album, and now is working on a string a four consecutive #1 country singles, including "Voices" (which took over a year to get to the top) and "The Man I Want To Be". His latest is in the top-20 so far, and it's "You"...



Las Vegas newcomer D'Manti has her first hit with the club track "Tonight", which makes it the fourth "Tonight" single in the last couple weeks, with songs by Seether, Nicola Fasano, and Hot Chelle Rae (doubly so)...



In her 20 year career, Martina McBride has climbed to the top of Billboard's Country chart five times, from 1995's "Wild Angels" to 2001's "Blessed". Though she has somewhat "cooled" in the last ten years, she's consistently stayed on the radio where others of her era have fallen completely off (Deana Carter, ahem). She's back with the inspirational "I'm Gonna Love You Through It"....



Next up is English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran, who claims his third straight top-5 hit in Britain - His debut, "A-Team" made #3, the followup "You Need Me, I Don't Need You" hit #4, and yes, so far the third "Lego House" is at #5. Here's the clip featuring Ron Weasley himself, Rupert Grint, playing Sheehan's doppelganger obsessed fan on 'Lego House'...



After having a pop smash in 2007 with "Love Song", and having one of my favorite tracks from last year, "King Of Anything", Sara Bareilles has settled in as the middle (read "Paula Abdul") judge on the Sing-Off, in my opinion the best singing competition on television. The final is Monday, and Sara is set to perform, possibly this, her latest hit, "Gonna Get Over You"...



I'm so happy to see synth-pop pioneers Erasure back with a new CD. Vince Clarke and Andy Bell had 14 top-10 singles in the UK, including the #2 "Sometimes" and #1 with the EP "Abba-esque" which included their take on "Take A Chance On Me". Their last single to make it that far was 2005's "Breathe", but they are back with an excellent new song, "When I Start (To Break It Down)"...



San Diego-based rock band Switchfoot's 2003 release The Beautiful Letdown gave them both their top-20 pop hits with "Meant To Live" and "Dare You To Move". They're back with the rockin' "Dark Horses"....



Australian twin sister act Nervo are songwriters who penned some great tunes in the past couple years, like David Guetta's "When Love Takes Over" and Kylie Minogue's "Put Your Hands Up (If You Feel Love)". They have their first hit in their own right with the dance track "We're All No One", featuring Dutch DJ Afrojack (of "Take Over Control" and "Give Me Everything" fame) and Los Angeles' Steve Aoki (who had a UK top-40 with "I'm In The House")...



Chicago-born DJ Ryan Raddon, or Kaskade, has amassed a number of dance radio #1 hits, including "Move For Me" and "I Remember", as well as a single #1 club hit, "Everything". He's back with folk-singer Mindy Glenhill providing vocals on "Eyes"...



UK X Factor contestant Cher Lloyd had her first British #1 a few weeks back with "Swagger Jagger", and is back with her top-5 followup, featuring American singer Mike Posner of "Cooler Than Me" fame, on "With Ur Love"...



Danish singer Aura Dione had a European hit a couple years back with "I Will Love You Monday (365)", and she's back with another song that hit #1 in Germany (her biggest audience) with "Geronimo"...



The final new track is by British R&B star Taio Cruz, who thanks to megahits "Break Your Heart" and "Dynamite" is back with a song that hasn't caught on yet in the States, but is already a top-3 hit in Germany. Here's "Hangover"...



Now time for sleep!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

twostepcub's music chart for November 18, 2011...


Hey everyone, I'm busy workin' the nightshift, and it's time for my top-100 tunes for the week. This week Adele spends an amazing seventh week at #1 with "Someone Like You", surpassing the six-week reign of "Rolling In The Deep", while David Guetta and Usher (pictured above) make it into the top-5 in its fourth week on my list. Former big hits by Keith Urban, Matt Nathanson, and Coldplay drop off my list, while singles by the Fray, Luke Bryan, and Bruno Mars make the biggest leaps (moves of 10+ places highlighted in red). Link-O-Rama is still in full effect, so you can click on any of the highlighted artist names to go to their official website for more info about them. Boy Boy, Crazy Boy...

This Week Song/Artist (last week's position in parentheses)
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1. Someone Like You - Adele (1)
2. Nothing - The Script (2)
3. Adventures Of Rain Dance Maggie - Red Hot Chili Peppers (3)
4. Without You - David Guetta f/Usher (8)
5. You & I - Lady GaGa (6)
6. Mr. Know It All - Kelly Clarkson (10)
7. Walk - Foo Fighters (5)
8. The Sound Of Winter - Bush (9)
9. Pumped Up Kicks - Foster The People (4)
10. God Gave Me You - Blake Shelton (12)
11. We Found Love - Rihanna f/Calvin Harris (21)
12. Baggage Claim - Miranda Lambert (15)
13. Not Over You - Gavin DeGraw (7)
14. Crawling Back To You - Daughtry (18)
15. Moves Like Jagger - Maroon5 f/Christina Aguilera (13)
16. Brighter Than The Sun - Colbie Caillat (11)
17. Sexy And I Know It - LMFAO (29)
18. We Owned The Night - Lady Antebellum (24)
19. Loca People - Sak Noel (19)
20. In The Dark - Dev (20)
21. Just A Kiss - Lady Antebellum (16)
22. Sparks Fly - Taylor Swift (22)
23. So In Love - Jill Scott f/Anthony Hamilton (17)
24. I Got You - Thompson Square (26)
25. Crazy Girl - The Eli Young Band (25)
26. Tonight Tonight - Hot Chelle Rae (14)
27. You Make Me Feel... - Cobra Starship f/Sabi (30)
28. Don't Hold Your Breath - Nicole Scherzinger (33)
29. Paradise - Coldplay (43)
30. Papi - Jennifer Lopez (35)
31. In The Air - Morgan Page f/Sultan & Ned Shepard, BT, & Angela McCluskey (37)
32. Stereo Hearts - Gym Class Heroes f/Adam Levine (39)
33. Wepa - Gloria Estefan (23)
34. Life Of The Party - Charlie Wilson (34)
35. It Girl - Jason Derulo (45)
36. Show Me - Jessica Sutta (40)
37. When We Stand Together - Nickelback (49)
38. Party Rock Anthem - LMFAO (31)
39. Save The World - Swedish House Mafia (32)
40. Let It Rain - David Nail (41)
41. Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) - Katy Perry (27)
42. Little Bad Girl - David Guetta f/Taio Cruz & Ludacris (28)
43. Floor On Fire - Taylor Dayne (51)
44. Keep Me In Mind - The Zac Brown Band (58)
45. Tonight - Seether (55)
46. Elle Me Dit - Mika (38)
47. One More Drinking Song - Jerrod Niemann (48)
48. Easy - Rascal Flatts f/Natasha Bedingfield (54)
49. Make It Stop (September's Children) - Rise Against (50)
50. All Your Life - The Band Perry (62)
51. Good Life - OneRepublic (46)
52. Cough Syrup - Young The Giant (64)
53. If I Die Young - The Band Perry (47)
54. Fool For You - Cee-Lo Green f/Melanie Fiona or Philip Bailey (66)
55. Tattoos On This Town - Jason Aldean (65)
56. Cinema - Benny Benassi f/Gary Go (56)
57. Jet Lag - Simple Plan f/Natasha Bedingfield (61)
58. Up All Night - Blink-182 (36)
59. Collide - Leona Lewis f/Avicii (44)
60. Heart Skips A Beat - Olly Murs f/Rizzle Kicks (60)
61. Here For A Good Time - George Strait (57)
62. It Will Rain - Bruno Mars (79)
63. Give Me Everything - Pitbull f/Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer (59)
64. Love Slayer - Joe Jonas (72)
65. Heartbeat - The Fray (85)
66. Bring It Back - Global Deejays (81)
67. Not Again - Staind (68)
68. All About Tonight - Pixie Lott (70)
69. Kiss Me Slowly - Parachute (77)
70. Mediate - INXS f/Tricky (71)
71. Country Must Be Countrywide - Brantley Gilbert (76)
72. If It's Love - Kem f/Chrisette Michele (73)
73. Heaven - O.A.R. (74)
74. Drink In My Hand - Eric Church (84)
75. New Age - Marlon Roudette (75)
76. Pressure - Nadia Ali f/Starkillers & Alex Kenji (78)
77. The One That Got Away - Katy Perry (DEBUT)
78. I Don't Want This Night To End - Luke Bryan (98)
79. Love You Like A Love Song - Selena Gomez & The Scene (DEBUT)
80. Cost Of Livin' - Ronnie Dunn (80)
81. Invisible - Skylar Grey (DEBUT)
82. Reality - Kenny Chesney (DEBUT)
83. Rain - C&C Music Factory (DEBUT)
84. Skyscraper - Demi Lovato (88)
85. Helena Beat - Foster The People (86)
86. I Got Nothin' - Darius Rucker (90)
87. Stay - Tyrese (95)
88. Rain Over Me - Pitbull f/Marc Anthony (89)
89. Storm Warning - Hunter Hayes (91)
90. Lightning - The Wanted (97)
91. Read All About It - Professor Green f/Emeli Sande (DEBUT)
92. Bottoms Up - Nickelback (100)
93. Got 2 Luv U - Sean Paul f/Alexis Jordan (94)
94. Face On The Floor - Chevelle (DEBUT)
95. 1,000 Ships - Rachel Platten (99)
96. Lights - Ellie Goulding (DEBUT)
97. Take A Back Road - Rodney Atkins (93)
98. Earthquake - Labrinth f/Tinie Tempah (DEBUT)
99. Out Of My Head - Theory Of A Deadman (DEBUT)
100. Amen - Edens Edge (DEBUT)

There are eleven new songs on my list (highlighted in yellow), and here they are, along with a little about the artists with links to clips of their earlier hits in orange.

The highest entry this week is the seventh "single" from Katy Perry's blockbuster Teenage Dream. All five of those promoted to radio became #1 hits (the "sixth", "Peacock" was really only promoted in the dance clubs, and became a charttopper in its own right there. In fact, the lead single "California Gurls" was released a year and a half ago! Four also made the top on my chart (CG, "Teenage Dream", "Firework", and the still-charting "Last Friday Night"). If her latest makes #1, she'll pass Michael Jackson's Bad to have the most #1's from a single album. SHe ups the ante with an epic video for "The One That Got Away"...



Selena Gomez & the Scene follow up their #1 dance/top 40 pop hit "Who Says" with the 80's-nostalgic "Love You Like A Love Song"...



Holly Brook Hafermann started her career recording under her first and middle names, even scoring a US top-5 pop hit with "Where'd You Go" supporting Linkin Park side-project Fort Minor. After changing her stage name to Skylar Grey, her stock catapulted after co-writing Eminem and Rihanna's "Love The Way You Lie" as well as co-writing and singing on Diddy-Dirty Money's "Coming Home" and Dr. Dre's "I Need A Doctor". Her first successful solo single is charting the highest in the dance clubs courtesy of a remix, and it's "Invisible" (here in the original version)...



Every one of Kenny Chesney's non-Christmas CDs since the new millennium have reach the pinnacle of the Country Album chart, and his latest, Hemingway's Whiskey, brings out its fifth single with "Reality", hoping to add to his #1 single count which includes faves "How Forever Feels" and "There Goes My Life"...



Possibly the best dance record made in the early 90's, C&C Music Factory's "Gonna Make You Sweat" is one of those songs that defies the current rule of "all fast, all the time" dance music, which could explain its timelessness. Also a giant pop hit, Robert Clivilles and David Cole followed that up with two more top-5 pop hits, "Here We Go (Let's Rock & Roll)" and "Things That Makes You Go Hmmm...". After rapper Freedom Williams didn't return for their second CD, the collective grazed the top-40 only one more time with "Do You Wanna Get Funky" before founding member (and "C") David Cole passed on from AIDS-related spinal meningitis in 1995. Musical partner Rob Clivilles continued remixing and releasing records, and in the last year revived the "C&C" brand with French DJ Eric Kupper and have a dance hit again with vocals by Scarlett Santana on "Rain"...



British rap artist Professor Green had two big hit singles in the UK with remakes of INXS' "I Need You Tonight" and the SOS Band's "Just Be Good To Green (Me)" with the awesome Lily Allen. He's back going the full Eminem "Love The Way You Lie" with a track featuring Scottish singer Emeli Sande, who placed on my list (and the UK #2 position) with "Heaven". Here they are together on "Read All About It"...



Alt-metal group Chevelle hail from the northern suburbs of Chicago, and they can boast two #1 mainstream rock hits with "Send The Pain Below" and "Vitamin R". The group is back with "Face To The Floor"...



The winner of last year's BRIT awards "Critics' Choice", Ellie Goulding has put out six singles from her debut album, Lights, including two top-5 hits with "Starry Eyed" and her remake of Elton John's "Your Song" which made my list as well. Her latest is getting a push on American adult pop radio, and it's the title track from a very highly recommended CD. Here's "Lights"...



English singer-songwriter Labrinth (nee' Timothy McKenzie) made his name backing up rapper Tinie Tempah on that artist's for two massive singles "Pass Out" and "Frisky". His first lead-artist hit, "Let The Sun Shine", made the top-3, as did his newest, featuring Tempah, "Earthquake"...



Canadian jockrockers Theory Of A Deadman follow their rockin' track "Lowlife" with the more subdued "Out Of My Head"...



The final debut of by new country trio Edens Edge from Arkansas, with their debut single which has slowburned up the sountry singles chart for the past 30+ weeks with "Amen"...



Happy Thanksgiving, everybody!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

twostepcub's music chart for November 11, 2011...


Hey folks, I'm pulling an all-nighter in preparation for my three weeks of the third shift, and figured good time for my top-100 tunes for the week. This week Adele spends a sixth week at the top, while Lady GaGa (pictured above) makes the biggest leap in the top-10. The biggest jumps are made by songs by Cee-Lo Green, The Band Perry, and Taylor Dayne (moves of 10+ places highlighted in red), while former big hits by Mat Kearney and Rihanna drop off my list. Link-O-Rama is still in effect, so you can click on any of the highlighted artist names to go to their official website (right-click and use a different tab or window). Do I have to start drinking coffee?

This Week Song/Artist (last week's position in parentheses)
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1. Someone Like You - Adele (1)
2. Nothing - The Script (2)
3. Adventures Of Rain Dance Maggie - Red Hot Chili Peppers (3)
4. Pumped Up Kicks - Foster The People (4)
5. Walk - Foo Fighters (5)
6. You & I - Lady GaGa (10)
7. Not Over You - Gavin DeGraw (7)
8. Without You - David Guetta f/Usher (18)
9. The Sound Of Winter - Bush (11)
10. Mr. Know It All - Kelly Clarkson (15)
11. Brighter Than The Sun - Colbie Caillat (8)
12. God Gave Me You - Blake Shelton (12)
13. Moves Like Jagger - Maroon5 f/Christina Aguilera (9)
14. Tonight Tonight - Hot Chelle Rae (6)
15. Baggage Claim - Miranda Lambert (16)
16. Just A Kiss - Lady Antebellum (14)
17. So In Love - Jill Scott f/Anthony Hamilton (13)
18. Crawling Back To You - Daughtry (22)
19. Loca People - Sak Noel (19)
20. In The Dark - Dev (20)
21. We Found Love - Rihanna f/Calvin Harris (33)
22. Sparks Fly - Taylor Swift (25)
23. Wepa - Gloria Estefan (24)
24. We Owned The Night - Lady Antebellum (31)
25. Crazy Girl - The Eli Young Band (30)
26. I Got You - Thompson Square (29)
27. Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) - Katy Perry (23)
28. Little Bad Girl - David Guetta f/Taio Cruz & Ludacris (17)
29. Sexy & I Know It - LMFAO (44)
30. You Make Me Feel - Cobra Starship f/Sabi (35)
31. Party Rock Anthem - LMFAO (27)
32. Save The World - Swedish House Mafia (28)
33. Don't Hold Your Breath - Nicole Scherzinger (41)
34. Life Of The Party - Charlie Wilson (34)
35. Papi - Jennifer Lopez (43)
36. Up All Night - Blink-182 (21)
37. In The Air - Morgan Page f/Sultan & Ned Shepard, BT, & Angela McCluskey (48)
38. Elle Me Dit - Mika (38)
39. Stereo Hearts - Gym Class Heroes f/Adam Levine (46)
40. Show Me - Jessica Sutta (47)
41. Let It Rain - David Nail (45)
42. Long Hot Summer - Keith Urban (26)
43. Paradise - Coldplay (61)
44. Collide - Leona Lewis f/Avicii (32)
45. It Girl - Jason Derulo (60)
46. Good Life - OneRepublic (36)
47. If I Die Young - The Band Perry (39)
48. One More Drinking Song - Jerrod Niemann (50)
49. When We Stand Together - Nickelback (56)
50. Make It Stop (September's Children) - Rise Against (51)
51. Floor On Fire - Taylor Dayne (71)
52. Faster - Matt Nathanson (40)
53. I'm Still Hot - Luciana f/Betty White (53)
54. Easy - Rascal Flatts f/Natasha Bedingfield (58)
55. Tonight - Seether (63)
56. Cinema - Benny Benassi f/Gary Go (52)
57. Here For A Good Time - George Strait (42)
58. Keep Me In Mind - The Zac Brown Band (66)
59. Give Me Everything - Pitbull f/Ne-Yo, Afrojack, & Nayer (57)
60. Heart Skips A Beat - Olly Murs f/Rizzle Kicks (62)
61. Jet Lag - Simple Plan f/Natasha Bedingfield (67)
62. All Your Life - The Band Perry (86)
63. Tonite - Nicola Fasano f/Kat Deluna (64)
64. Cough Syrup - Young The Giant (84)
65. Tattoos On This Town - Jason Aldean (77)
66. Fool For You - Cee-Lo Green f/Melanie Fiona or Philip Bailey (92)
67. I Won't Let You Go - James Morrison (70)
68. Not Again - Staind (68)
69. Marry You - Bruno Mars (69)
70. All About Tonight - Pixie Lott (72)
71. Mediate - INXS f/Tricky (73)
72. Love Slayer - Joe Jonas (79)
73. If It's Love - Kem f/Chrisette Michele (74)
74. Heaven - O.A.R. (78)
75. New Age - Marlon Roudette (75)
76. Country Must Be Countrywide - Brantley Gilbert (76)
77. Kiss Me Slowly - Parachute (80)
78. Pressure - Nadia Ali f/Starkillers & Alex Kenji (82)
79. It Will Rain - Bruno Mars (94)
80. Cost Of Livin' - Ronnie Dunn (81)
81. Bring It Back - Global Deejays (DEBUT)
82. Champagne Showers - LMFAO f/Natalia Kills (54)
83. I Wanna Go - Britney Spears (65)
84. Drink In My Hand - Eric Church (88)
85. Heartbeat - The Fray (DEBUT)
86. Helena Beat - Foster The People (90)
87. What Makes You Beautiful - One Direction (87)
88. Skyscraper - Demi Lovato (91)
89. Rain Over Me - Pitbull f/Marc Anthony (89)
90. I Got Nothin' - Darius Rucker (95)
91. Storm Warning - Hunter Hayes (93)
92. Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall - Coldplay (55)
93. Take A Back Road - Rodney Atkins (59)
94. Got 2 Luv U - Sean Paul f/Alexis Jordan (96)
95. Stay - Tyrese (97)
96. Wherever You Will Go - Charlene Soraia (DEBUT)
97. Lightning - The Wanted (99)
98. I Don't Want This Night To End - Luke Bryan (DEBUT)
99. 1,000 Ships - Rachel Platten (DEBUT)
100. Bottoms Up - Nickelback (DEBUT)

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

The highest debut belongs to the Austrian dance collective Global Deejays. Consisting of DJs Taylor, Mikkel, and FLOw, the group had two top-5 dance hits in the US in the mid-00's with remade versions of "The Sound Of San Francisco" (with cribbed Scott Mackenzie's "San Francisco") and "Flashdance" (What A Feeling)". They are back with a song I'm not sure if it's sampling anything, but it sounds original to me. Here's "Bring It Back"...



Denver-based rock group the Fray hope to repeat the success of their previous two albums, which produced a #1 adult-pop hit on each with "How To Save A Life" and "You Found Me". Their latest is "Heartbeat"...



British singer-songwriter Charlene Soraia is enjoying a left-field hit courtesy of an ad campaign by Twinings tea. It's a cover of the Calling's top-5 hit from 2001, "Wherever You Will Go"...



Country singer Luke Bryan follows up his top-5 hit "Country Girl (Shake It For Me)" with another song that made the all-genre top-40. Here's the country-rock of "I Don't Want This Night To End"...



Newcomer Rachel Platten has her first hit with the 90's-00's retro girl-rock of "1,000 Ships"...



The last entry is the "B-side" of Nickelback's current hit "When We Stand Together" (since they were released together, I reserve the "B-side" status). It's the more decidedly frat-rock "Bottoms Up"...



OK, 6 more hours to go, now what?

Monday, November 07, 2011

twostepcub's music chart for November 4, 2011...

Hey folks, it's time for my top-100 tunes for the past week. This week Adele spends a fifth week on top, while Gavin DeGraw (pictured above) moves up in the top-10. Former big hits by Depeche Mode, Lady GaGa, and Jake Owen drop off my list, while singles by Coldplay, the Zac Brown Band, and Rihanna makes 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 official website (right-click to use another tab or window). And away we go!

This Week Song/Artist (last week's position in parentheses)
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1. Someone Like You - Adele (1)
2. Nothing - The Script (2)
3. Adventures Of Rain Dance Maggie - Red Hot Chili Peppers (3)
4. Pumped Up Kicks - Foster The People (6)
5. Walk - Foo Fighters (5)
6. Tonight Tonight - Hot Chelle Rae (4)
7. Not Over You - Gavin DeGraw (9)
8. Brighter Than The Sun - Colbie Caillat (8)
9. Moves Like Jagger - Maroon5 f/Christina Aguilera (7)
10. You & I - Lady GaGa (11)
11. The Sound Of Winter - Bush (15)
12. God Gave Me You - Blake Shelton (14)
13. So In Love -Jill Scott f/Anthony Hamilton (13)
14. Just A Kiss - Lady Antebellum (10)
15. Mr. Know It All - Kelly Clarkson (20)
16. Baggage Claim - Miranda Lambert (18)
17. Little Bad Girl - David Guetta f/Taio Cruz & Ludacris (12)
18. Without You - David Guetta f/Usher (40)
19. Loca People - Sak Noel (22)
20. In The Dark - Dev (27)
21. Up All Night - Blink-182 (17)
22. Crawling Back To You - Daughtry (32)
23. Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) - Katy Perry (21)
24. Wepa - Gloria Estefan (26)
25. Sparks Fly - Taylor Swift (25)
26. Long Hot Summer - Keith Urban (16)
27. Party Rock Anthem - LMFAO (19)
28. Save The World - Swedish House Mafia (23)
29. I Got You - Thompson Square (33)
30. Crazy Girl - Eli Young Band (34)
31. We Owned The Night - Lady Antebellum (35)
32. Collide - Leona Lewis f/Avicii (24)
33. We Found Love - Rihanna f/Calvin Harris (58)
34. Life Of The Party - Charlie Wilson (36)
35. You Make Me Feel... - Cobra Starship f/Sabi (45)
36. Good Life - OneRepublic (28)
37. Hey Mama - Mat Kearney (37)
38. Elle Me Dit - Mika (42)
39. If I Die Young - The Band Perry (29)
40. Faster - Matt Nathanson (30)
41. Don't Hold Your Breath - Nicole Scherzinger (53)
42. Here For A Good Time - George Strait (38)
43. Papi - Jennifer Lopez (51)
44. Sexy & I Know It - LMFAO (64)
45. Let It Rain - David Nail (48)
46. Stereo Hearts - Gym Class Heroes f/Adam Levine (45)
47. Show Me - Jessica Sutta (57)
48. In The Air - Morgan Page f/Sultan, Ned Shepard, BT, & Angela McCluskey (56)
49. California King Bed - Rihanna (31)
50. One More Drinking Song - Jerrod Niemann (50)
51. Make It Stop (September's Children) - Rise Against (54)
52. Cinema - Benny Benassi f/Gary Go (52)
53. I'm Still Hot - Luciana f/Betty White (55)
54. Champagne Showers - LMFAO f/Natalia Kills (44)
55. Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall - Coldplay (43)
56. When We Stand Together - Nickelback (62)
57. Give Me Everything - Pitbull f/Ne-Yo, Afrojack, & Nayer (47)
58. Easy - Rascal Flatts f/Natasha Bedingfield (65)
59. Take A Back Seat - Rodney Atkins (39)
60. It Girl - Jason Derulo (84)
61. Paradise - Coldplay (93)
62. Heart Skips A Beat - Olly Murs f/Rizzle Kicks (63)
63. Tonight - Seether (67)
64. Tonite - Nicola Fasano f/Kat Deluna (66)
65. I Wanna Go - Britney Spears (61)
66. Keep Me In Mind - Zac Brown Band (98)
67. Jet Lag - Simple Plan f/Natasha Bedingfield (71)
68. Not Again - Staind (68)
69. Marry You - Bruno Mars (69)
70. I Won't Let You Go - James Morrison (74)
71. Floor On Fire - Taylor Dayne (DEBUT)
72. All About Tonight - Pixie Lott (76)
73. Mediate - INXS f/Tricky (77)
74. If It's Love - Kem f/Chrisette Michele (75)
75. New Age - Marlon Roudette (79)
76. Country Must Be Countrywide - Brantley Gilbert (81)
77. Tattoos On This Town - Jason Aldean (91)
78. Heaven - O.A.R. (78)
79. Love Slayer - Joe Jonas (DEBUT)
80. Kiss Me Slowly - Parachute (82)
81. Cost Of Livin' - Ronnie Dunn (86)
82. Pressure - Nadia Ali f/Starkillers & Alex Kenji (88)
83. Loud Music - Michelle Branch (59)
84. Cough Syrup - Young The Giant (94)
85. Made In America - Toby Keith (85)
86. All Your Life - The Band Perry (DEBUT)
87. What Makes You Beautiful - One Direction (87)
88. Drink In My Hand - Eric Church (96)
89. Rain Over Me - Pitbull f/Marc Anthony (89)
90. Helena Beat - Foster The People (DEBUT)
91. Skyscraper - Demi Lovato (95)
92. Fool For You - Cee-Lo Green f/Melanie Fiona or Philip Bailey (99)
93. Storm Warning - Hunter Hayes (DEBUT)
94. It Will Rain - Bruno Mars (DEBUT)
95. I Got Nothin' - Darius Rucker (RE-ENTRY)
96. Got 2 Luv U - Sean Paul f/Alexis Jordan (RE-ENTRY)
97. Stay - Tyrese (DEBUT)
98. Run For Your Life - Matt Cardle (DEBUT)
99. Lightning - The Wanted (DEBUT)
100. Give Yourself Up - Kathy Sledge f/Adam Barta (DEBUT)

There are ten new songs on this week's list (highlighted in yellow), and here they are, along with a little about the artists, with links to their previous hits in orange. And off we go...

The highest entry this week sees the return of a dance powerhouse of the 80's Taylor Dayne. Dayne's debut single "Tell It To My Heart" made the top-10, and she followed that with six more consecutive top-10 songs, including the US pop charttopper "Love Will Lead You Back". Although she hasn't returned to that level since, her core audience remains true, sending eleven more songs into the dance top-10, and the eleventh debuts here, which will be included in here upcoming greatest hits set. Here's "Floor On Fire"...



Middle-child Joe Jonas has so far scored two top-40 pop singles without his brothers, and both are due to his role in the tween movie Camp Rock - "Gotta Find You" and "This Is Me" with Demi Lovato (who is concurrently on my list with "Skyscraper"). He just released his solo CD, and the song being promoted in the clubs has become a top-10 dance hit, "Love Slayer"..



Family country trio the Band Perry place their fourth hit from their self-titled debut CD (which includes the #1 hit "If I Die Young" which is still hanging around my list) with "All Your Life"...



Another trio with a long-running hit, in this case alt-rock group Foster The People, follow up their "Pumped Up Kicks" with "Helena Beat". The video sure makes up for the lack of creepiness from their last...



Country newcomer Hunter Hayes does the rare feat of not only co-producing his major-label debut, but playing all the instruments on the album (incredible in a town where a few hired hands have a chokehold on production). All while being 20 (and being a dead ringer for Rascal Flatt's Gary LeVox's voice). Here's "Storm Warning"...



Bruno Mars moves on from his debut which scored two #1s with "Just The Way You Are" and "Grenade" to provide the first single from the upcoming Twilight - Breaking Dawn Part 1 soundtrack, "It Will Rain"...



Along with his acting stint in movie franchises like Transformers and Fast and Furious, male model Tyrese has released four albums, and had two big hits, the top-10 pop hit "How You Gonna Act Like That" in 2003 and "Sweet Lady" in 1999. He also guested on rapper Chingy's top-10 pop/#1 R&B hit "Pullin' Me Back" in 2006. He's back with a just-released fifth effort with new single "Stay"...



Simon Cowell's X Factor is in full-steam in the States, and so far no where near the ratings that American Idol was, and proper karma for giving Cheryl Cole the boot. Meanwhile, the winner of last year's British version, Matt Cardle, is back with the followup to his "winner's" single, "When We Collide". It's written by Take That's Gary Barlow, and it's "Run For Your Life"...



Also from the UK, boyband the Wanted have their fifth top-3 single out of six tries in their homeland, including the #1 hits "All Time Low" and "Glad You Came", both of which also crossed over to American dance clubs. Their new single is "Lightning"...



The final debut is by "Sister" Kathy Sledge, who along with her siblings and help from Nile Rodgers of Chic, had two of the best disco singles ever with "We Are Family" and "He's The Greatest Dancer", as well as one of my personal favorite songs of all time, "Thinking Of You". In 1992 as a solo act she had a #1 dance club play single with "Take Me Back To Love Again". This time she's back supported by singer Adam Barta and a promo clip chock-full of reality-stars with "Give Yourself Up". Witness the train wreck that includes Kim Granatell (Real Housewives NJ), Jack Mackenroth (Project Runway), Tony Albanese (Cake Boss), Robin Krassner (Millionaire Matchmaker), and Miguel Allure (Jerseylicious), along with sister Kristin. It's also filmed and the big club in Asbury Park, New Jersey, DJ Shep Pettibone's Paradise...



And off for Glee! Hope you all in America voted today!