Courtesy of the good folks at Billboard (wishing on a star for Joel Whitburn to send me all of his books), here are this week’s Top 20 Singles & Albums charts.
Top 20 Albums:
2) “Pretty. Odd.” Panic at the Disco
3) Saturday Nights & Sunday Mornings” Counting Crows
4) “Welcome To The Dollhouse” Danity Kane
5)”Now 27″ Various Artists
6) “Trilla” Rick Ross
7) “Consolers of the Lonely” The Raconteurs
8)”Sleep Through The Static” Jack Johnson
9) “Mail on Sunday” Flo Rida
10) “Little Voice” Sara Bareilles
11) “Funplex” The B-52’s
12) “The Odd Couple” Gnarls Barkley
13) “Ego Trippin'” Snoop Dogg
14) “Taylor Swift” Taylor Swift
15) “Good Time” Alan Jackson
16) “Alvin & The Chipmunks” Soundtrack
17) “As I Am” Alicia Keys
18) “95/08” Enrique Iglesias
19) “Jonas Brothers” Jonas Brothers
20) “Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: The Best of Both Worlds Tour” Taylor Swift
Top 20 Singles:
1) “Touch My Body” Mariah Carey
2) “Love in This Club” Usher feat. Young Jeezy
3) “4 Minutes” Madonna feat. Justin Timberlake
4) “Bleeding Love” Leona Lewis
5) “No Air” Jordin Sparks & Chris Brown
6) “Sexy Can I” Ray J. feat. Yung Berg
7) “Lollipop” Lil’ Wayne feat. Static Major
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) “You’re Gonna Miss This” Trace Adkins
13) “Stop & Stare” OneRepublic
14) “See You Again” Miley Cyrus
15) “Apologize” Timbaland feat. OneRepublic
16) “Superstar” Lupe Fiasco feat. Matthew Santos
17) “Independent” Webbie, Lil Phat & Lil’ Boosie
18) “No One” Alicia Keys
19) “New Soul” Yael Naim
20) “Sorry” Buckcherry
First, a correction: a couple days ago, I mentioned that Madonna had moved into 2nd place on the list of artists with the most Top 10 hits, jumping ahead of Elvis and standing beside The Beatles. I made a boo-boo. Madonna is actually #1 all by herself with the ascension of “4 Minutes”. My bad, Madge. I checked out the video, and was gonna post it for y’all as a treat. But, alas, I can’t find it anywhere. You guys do the dirty work.
Country star Trace Adkins parlays his 2nd place finish on “Celebrity Apprentice” to the #1 spot on the country charts and the highest pop placement of his career with “You’re Gonna Miss This”. No word about whether Omarosa saw this and decided she wanted a music career.
Two of the albums in the Top 20 maintain relatively lofty positions despite a good amount of people not even knowing they’re out. The Gnarls Barkley album actually moves up 6 spots in it’s second release (it wasn’t supposed to be out until April 8th), while The Raconteurs album, which was supposed to be out on April 29th, debuts in the Top 10 despite it’s release date being moved up a full month. Pretty ballsy to see these moves taking place, especially at a time when shortsighted music executives seem to place all their chips on hitting a particular first week number.
Holy crap! Can someone put “No One” by Alicia Keys out to pasture already?
It’s a good time to be Ryan Tedder. Who the hell is Ryan Tedder, you ask? Well, not only is he the lead singer and songwriter for the band OneRepublic (represented with two singles in the Top 20), but he, along with former teen-popster Jesse McCartney, co-wrote Leona Lewis’s “Bleeding Love”, last week’s #1 single, which gets displaced this week by Hurricanes Mariah and Madonna.
With those two albums arriving this month (and Usher being moved from mid-June to late-May), is it safe to say that the next few weeks in the music industry will actually be exciting?