Be careful what you wish for, kids, because you just might get it. I've been whinging for weeks about Mackelmore and Ryan Lewis being the #1 song on the charts at radio as well at iTunes and Spotify and now we have a new #1 song, at least at iTunes: "Just Give Me A Reason" by Pink. I guess I'm going to have to be more clear next time when I talk about wanting a change on the charts. This was not what I had in mind.
The aforementioned dunderhead duo fall from #1 to #2, followed by Rihanna, Bruno Mars, and Justin Timberlake. Speaking of Timberlake, his The 20/20 Experience is #1 on the iTunes album chart and sold a shocking 900,000 copies on CD in its first week. It's not a shock that he went to #1 (well, I guess I'm a little surprised but not much) but that total in physical media in this day and age qualifies as massive in the first week. Mixed reviews haven't slowed it down; I guess the people have spoken. Allow me to retort: BOO!
I'd like to say there is at least one song or album in these 20 selections that doesn't cause me souldeath but I can't. There isn't. It's bad. All of it. Okay, there might be a couple items that merely draw my indifference but there's a lot of souldeath on these charts and I have hatred in my heart. Bowie's The Next Day has already dropped out of the Top 10. Savagely disappointed in you all. I'm keeping score and I'm winning.
iTunes' Official Music Charts for the week ending March 25, 2013
- "Just Give Me a Reason (feat. Nate Ruess)," P!nk
- "Thrift Shop (feat. Wanz)," Ryan Lewis, Macklemore
- "Stay (feat. Mikky Ekko)," Rihanna
- "When I Was Your Man," Bruno Mars
- "Suit & Tie (feat. JAY Z)," Justin Timberlake
- "Feel This Moment (feat. Christina Aguilera)," Pitbull
- "(hash)thatPOWER (feat. Justin Bieber)," will.i.am
- "Harlem Shake," Baauer
- "Started from the Bottom," Drake
- "Radioactive," Imagine Dragons
- The 20/20 Experience - Justin Timberlake
- The Truth About Love - P!nk
- Night Visions - Imagine Dragons
- Same Trailer Different Park - Kacey Musgraves
- The Heist - Ryan Lewis - Macklemore
- Unorthodox Jukebox - Bruno Mars
- Some Nights - Fun.
- Spring Break...Here to Party - Luke Bryan
- I Am Not a Human Being II (Deluxe Version) - Lil Wayne
- Now 45 - Various Artists