We looked yesterday at what's popular at Spotify in the world of music streaming and now we take a look at the other behemoth of the digital music world, iTunes, and the top-selling songs and albums from the #1 music retailer in the US.
The Billboard Hot 100, Spotify, and iTunes all have "Thrift Shop" from Macklemore & Ryan Lewis in the top spot, which makes me want to unspeakably angry. Taylor Swift isn't getting a lot of love at Spotify but her "I Knew You Were Trouble" is #2.
Also in the Top 10 this week is Justin Timberlake's "Suit & Tie." I've actually wanted to talk about this for awhile now, believe it or not, because I really thought he might be done with music. By many accounts, his transition to acting is going well. I thought he might have left music behind for the screen. Wishful thinking, I guess. Rounding out the Top 10 is "Home" from Phillip Phillips, from his album The World From The Side Of The Moon.
Onto the Albums side of the world, the soundtrack to the movie Pitch Perfect (I had to look it up) is #1. I don't know if this is supposed to be some sort of Glee meets sort of thing or what, but that's your #1 album this week followed by Gary Allan's Set You Free and the self-titled debut from The Lumineers. I can't get enough of that Lumineers' record. Very special and highly recommended.
Imagine Dragons' Night Visions is a Top 10 album with two songs on the Spotify Top 10 but none on the iTunes Top 10 songs chart. Justin Beiber can't seem to keep himself out of controversy these days but that isn't hurting his sales. I can't imagine stripping away the digital doctoring for an acoustic album is a good idea but I'm not sure music matters so much to his fans, anyway.
iTunes' Official Music Charts for the week ending Jan. 28, 2013
- "Thrift Shop (feat. Wanz)" - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
- "I Knew You Were Trouble" - Taylor Swift
- "Scream & Shout (feat. Britney Spears)" - will.i.am
- "Love Me (feat. Drake & Future)" - Lil Wayne
- "Ho Hey" - The Lumineers
- "Don't You Worry Child (Radio Edit) (feat. John Martin)" - Swedish House Mafia
- "Locked Out of Heaven" - Bruno Mars
- "Suit & Tie (feat. JAY Z)" - Justin Timberlake
- "Daylight" - Maroon 5
- "Home" - Phillip Phillips
- Pitch Perfect (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) - Various Artists
- Set You Free - Gary Allan
- The Lumineers - The Lumineers
- LONG.LIVE.A$AP - A$AP Rocky
- Night Visions - Imagine Dragons
- The Heist - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
- Unorthodox Jukebox - Bruno Mars
- Babel - Mumford & Sons
- Red - Taylor Swift
- Believe Acoustic - Justin Bieber