It hit me, this weekend, part of the reason I report the iTunes charts each week is because my nieces think it's fun to make fun of me for listening to music they've never heard of and try and stump their uncle, asking him about artists they're sure he's never heard of. They're impressed that I can name these people. They're embarrassed I don't like, well, any of them. They're pretty sure everything I listen to is old and weird. I tell them the word they're looking for is "awesome." They're not buying it. I wouldn't have at their age either.
Taking a look at our charts, wow. I'm underwhelmed but I will get over myself and talk about what's here. I suppose the story really continues to be the smashing success of Adele, whose record is once again #1 this week. She's followed by the latest from Beyonce. What I find interesting there is Beyonce doesn't have a single in the Top 10 right now. Will there be a huge single for her that keeps her record rolling right along or will this fade? Country newcomer Jason Aldean is also making an impact on both singles and albums chart as well.
Lil Wayne's oft-delayed new record is reportedly finished and he has a single in the Top 10.
Here are iTunes' top 10 selling singles and albums of the week ending July 11, 2011, yours if you want them:
- Party Rock Anthem (feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock)" - LMFAO
- "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" - Katy Perry
- "Super Bass" - Nicki Minaj
- "Give Me Everything (feat. Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer)" - Pitbull
- "Good Life" - One Republic
- "Rolling In the Deep" - Adele
- "Tonight Tonight" - Hot Chelle Rae
- "How to Love" - Lil Wayne
- "Dirt Road Anthem" - Jason Aldean
- "The Edge of Glory" - Lady GaGa
- 21 - Adele
- 4 - Beyonce
- Hell: The Sequel - Bad Meets Evil
- Sigh No More - Mumford & Sons
- Bon Iver - Bon Iver
- Finally Famous - Big Sean
- Sunshine State of Mind - We The Kings
- When the Sun Goes Down - Selena Gomez & The Scene
- My Kinda Party - Jason Aldean
- Born This Way - Lady GaGa