iTunes Chart Watch: The Decemberists Reign Supreme

iTunes' top 10 selling singles and albums of the week ending Jan. 17, 2011.
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I'm one of the most blessed people I know but I've never thought of myself as particularly lucky until Twitter made me a big, fat winner- well, they made me a winner; I blame the fat on Ben & Jerry. I won a free download of The Decemberists' The King Is Dead this week and lo and behold it's the #1 album at iTunes and on Billboard's Hot 200. I listened to it this morning all the way through and it was my first experience with the band. It was a pleasant listen but I'll need to hear it a few more times before I render any sort of verdict or even attempt a review.

The rest of the list is a good bit less interesting (to me). Several names here are up for Grammys and the ceremony is fast approaching. I don't know if I can bring myself to watch the ceremony but I'll keep tabs on who comes home with the tiny trophies

Here are the top selling singles and albums from the iTunes Music Store for the week of January 24.


  1. "Grenade" - Bruno Mars
  2. "Black and Yellow" - Wiz Khalifa
  3. "Hold It Against Me" - Britney Spears
  4. "Tonight (feat. Ludacris & DJ Frank E)" - Enrique Iglesias
  5. "Firework" - Katy Perry
  6. "F(asterisk)(asterisk)kin' Perfect" - P!nk
  7. "Hey Baby (Drop It to the Floor) (feat. T-Pain)" - Pitbull
  8. "Coming Home" - Skylar Grey, Diddy -- Dirty Money
  9. "The Time (Dirty Bit)" - Black Eyed Peas
  10. "We R Who We R" - Ke$ha


    1. The King Is Dead - The Decemberists
    2. Science & Faith - The Script
    3. Teenage Dream - Katy Perry
    4. Sigh No More - Mumford & Sons
    5. Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes - Social Distortion
    6. Some Kind of Trouble - James Blunt
    7. Country Strong (More Music from the Motion Picture) - Various Artists
    8. Doo-Wops & Hooligans - Bruno Mars
    9. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy - Kanye West
    10. Speak Now - Taylor Swift