Hey kids, courtesy of the good folks at Billboard magazine, here’s this week’s Top 20 singles and albums!!
Top 20 Albums:
1) Troubadour-George Strait
2) Accelerate-R.E.M.
3) Now That’s What I Call Music 27-Various Artists
4) Day26-Day26
5) Alvin & The Chipmunks-Soundtrack
6) Still Da Baddest-Trina
7) Welcome To The Dollhouse-Danity Kane
8) Saturday Nights & Sunday Mornings-Counting Crows
9) Trilla-Rick Ross
10) Keep it Simple-Van Morrison
11) Shine a Light (soundtrack)-The Rolling Stones
12) Pretty. Odd.-Panic at the Disco
13) Sleep Through the Static-Jack Johnson
14) Attack & Release-The Black Keys
15) Mail on Sunday-Flo Rida
16) Taylor Swift-Taylor Swift
17) Little Voice-Sara Bareilles
18) Consolers of the Lonely-The Raconteurs
19) Vol. 7: Hope & Sorrow-Sevendust
20) Good Time-Alan Jackson
Top 20 Singles:
1) Touch My Body-Mariah Carey
2) Bleeding Love-Leona Lewis
3) 4 Minutes-Madonna feat. Justin Timberlake
4) Lollipop-Lil’ Wayne feat. Static Major
5) Love in this Club-Usher feat. Young Jeezy
6) Sexy Can I-Ray J feat. Yung Berg
7) No Air-Jordin Sparks & Chris Brown
8) With You-Chris Brown
9) Love Song-Sara Bareilles
10) Low-Flo Rida feat. T-Pain
11) Don’t Stop The Music-Rihanna
12) See You Again-Miley Cyrus
13) Stop & Stare-OneRepublic
14) Apologize-Timbaland feat. OneRepublic
15) You’re Gonna Miss This-Trace Adkins
16) Superstar-Lupe Fiasco feat. Matthew Santos
17) Independent-Webbie, Lil’ Boosie & Lil’ Phat
18) No One-Alicia Keys
19) Beat It-Fall Out Boy feat. John Mayer
20) Sorry-Buckcherry
It’s a good time to be a Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Famer on the album charts this week: R.E.M. debut at #2 and score their highest charting week and biggest sales week since 1996’s “New Adventures in Hi-Fi”. Meanwhile, Irish troubadour Van Morrison scores the highest chart position of his 40-year career with “Keep it Simple”.
On the singles chart, it’s worth mentioning that “Nude”, at #37, is Radiohead’s first Top 40 single since “Creep”, their debut single back in 1993!!
The TV was on while I was doing chores yesterday, and I swear that between VH1-Soul, MTV Hits, MTV Jams and VH-1 proper, I saw the videos for “No Air” and “Love in This Club” a grand total of 1,000 times.
Here’s the American Idol performance of “No Air”. Back when Chris first came out, I was unsure if he had staying power, but this kid is the real deal. I’m not sure why they felt the need to lip-sync only the pre-chorus though.
…and the video for “Love in this Club”, which looks remarkably similar to the video for “Yeah!”. I love this song (even though I can definitely do without Young Jeezy). However, given the box office receipts for “In The Mix” and “Light it Up”, should someone send Ush the message that he should maybe stop acting?
Elsewhere, “Beat It” enters the Top 20 via Fall Out Boy, marking the third cover/major sample of a “Thriller” song to hit the Top 20 this year, following Rihanna’s “Don’t Stop The Music” and Kanye West’s “Good Life”. For those playing at home, if the year was to end today, “Thriller” would be 2008’s 6th best selling album.
Hmmm…maybe Panic at the Disco (who plummet 2-12) should have changed their album title to Pretty. Over.
Next week, there’s a good chance Brit Leona Lewis will debut at #1 on the album charts as well as re-planting herself at #1 on the singles chart, making her the first British female ever to score a #1 album! Stay tuned…