I'm actually stunned Fleetwood Mac finds themselves in the Top 10 in album sales this week at iTunes and not just because it's a rare display of respectable taste among digital music consumers. The real surprise to me is Lindsey Buckinghame settled for an EP rather than a double LP. Buckingham is ambitious, prolific, and relentless as a musician and songwriter. Four songs in stead 40... count me surprised.
That's the only surprise in this week's iTunes chart. The rest is predictable and uninteresting to me but I'll tell you about it anyway. You're welcome.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are #1 with "Can't Hold Us" and our resident pop critic Chris Morgan says this is better than "Thrift Shop," which is akin to being the best gay bar in Riyadh but there it is. Pink, Timberlake (and can I please say whatever commercial he's just done is fucking appalling?), Icona Pop (that's a new name for me this week), and Selena Gomez all have Top 10 singles. Gomez continues to sell past the expiration date of a child star. Somehow she dated Justin Beiber, had a hit show on Disney, and managed to fly below the radar of cocaine and the Kardashians. I guess it can be done.
On the albums front, country is king. Kenny Chesney is #1 and Blake Shelton checks in at #8. Looking at names other than those mentioned above, we've got an outfit called Randy Rogers Band in the Top 10. This is another group I've not heard of and will have to investigate. Michael Buble has been knocked off the top spot but remains in the Top 10 along with Imagine Dragons and Fall Out Boy. FOB has named their album Save Rock And Roll. I'm not sure if they're being ironic or not.
Here are your Top 10 songs and albums at iTunes for the week of May 6, 2013, and you are welcome to them...
- "Can't Hold Us (feat. Ray Dalton)" - Ryan Lewis, Macklemore
- "Just Give Me a Reason (feat. Nate Ruess)" - P!nk
- "Mirrors" - Justin Timberlake
- "Stay (feat. Mikky Ekko)" - Rihanna
- "I Love It (feat. Charli XCX)" - Icona Pop
- "Radioactive" - Imagine Dragons
- "Thrift Shop (feat. Wanz)" - Ryan Lewis, Macklemore
- "Come & Get It" - Selena Gomez
- "Wagon Wheel" - Darius Rucker
- "When I Was Your Man" - Bruno Mars
- Life On a Rock - Kenny Chesney
- The 20/20 Experience - Justin Timberlake
- The Heist - Ryan Lewis, Macklemore
- To Be Loved - Michael Buble
- Trouble - Randy Rogers Band
- Night Visions - Imagine Dragons
- Save Rock and Roll - Fall Out Boy
- Based On a True Story... - Blake Shelton
- Extended Play - EP - Fleetwood Mac
- The Truth About Love - P!nk