Bruno Mars "When I Was Your Man" #1 Song, Timberlake's '20/20' #1 iTunes Album

iTunes' Official Music Charts for the week ending April 8, 2013
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Bruno Mars has the #1 single at iTunes this week with his hit "When I Was Your Man," recently reviewed in our Hit Parade series. The next two songs are both former #1s -- Pink's "Just Give Me A Reason" and the abysmal "Thrift Shop" -- followed by Rihanna and an act called Florida Georgia Line. This is a new one for me. I'll have to do my research and find out who they are and what their track "Cruise" is all about. The only thing I know about it is it features rapper Nelly. The song that needs to be in the Top 10 when we reconvene next week is "Demons" by The National from their forthcoming Trouble Will Find Me album. You can also stream "Don't Swallow The Cap" as well. I digress...

Country singer Brad Paisley has a song creating quite a stir called "Accidental Racist," which isn't on the Top 10 but his album Based On a True Story is #3, trailing only Justin Timberlake's mega-selling The 20/20 Experience and Tyler The Creator's Wolf. The aforementioned Paisley tune isn't something I'm going in search of because A) I don't really do country and B) I'm turned off by the insipid conversation the song has inspired. I'd rather remain in the dark on this one.

There's your recap. Thanks for playing along kids. Here is iTunes' Official Music Charts for the week ending April 8, 2013:

Top Songs:

  1. "When I Was Your Man" - Bruno Mars
  2. "Just Give Me a Reason (feat. Nate Ruess)" - P!nk
  3. "Thrift Shop (feat. Wanz)" - Ryan Lewis, Macklemore
  4. "Stay (feat. Mikky Ekko)" - Rihanna
  5. "Cruise (Remix) (feat. Nelly)" - Florida Georgia Line
  6. "Can't Hold Us (feat. Ray Dalton)" - Ryan Lewis, Macklemore
  7. "Radioactive" - Imagine Dragons
  8. "Suit & Tie (feat. JAY Z)" - Justin Timberlake
  9. "I Love It (feat. Charli XCX)" - Icona Pop
  10. "Feel This Moment (feat. Christina Aguilera)" - Pitbull

Top Albums:

  1. The 20/20 Experience - Justin Timberlake
  2. Wolf - Tyler, The Creator
  3. Based On a True Story - Blake Shelton
  4. Pioneer - The Band Perry
  5. Night Visions - Imagine Dragons
  6. I Am Not a Human Being II - Lil Wayne
  7. The Truth About Love - P!nk
  8. The Heist - Ryan Lewis, Macklemore
  9. Indicud - Kid Cudi
  10. Disarm the Descent - Killswitch Engage