It's a cruel and stupid world we live in when a new record from Justin Timberlake can top a new album from David Bowie and that, boys and girls, is where we are in the here and now. Timberlake's The 20/20 Experience debuts at #1 despite mixed reviews and Bowie's The Next Day comes in at #4 at the iTunes Music Store, with Luke Bryan and Imagine Dragons separating them and Bon Jovi's What About Now rounding out the Top 5. I hate you all just a little more right now than I did before. My review of the new Bowie record is nearly complete and I will illustrate at length why this is a warcrime.
Speaking of atrocities, Ryan Lewis and Macklemore still have the #1 song with the weapons-grade insipid "Thrift Shop," followd by singles from Bruno Mars, Rihanna, the aforementioned Timberlake, and Pink. Yes, you read that right. Pink also has a Top 5 single and I don't know why.
All I can say is thank God we have new music coming from The National in May. In the meantime, make our world a better place; go buy the new David Bowie record and wait for me to explain to you how good it is or go read my review of Johnny Marr's The Messenger and buy a copy of that.
Here is iTunes' Music Charts for the week ending March 18, 2013
- "Thrift Shop (feat. Wanz)" - Ryan Lewis, Macklemore
- "When I Was Your Man" - Bruno Mars
- "Stay (feat. Mikky Ekko)" - Rihanna
- "Suit & Tie (feat. JAY Z)" - Justin Timberlake
- "Just Give Me a Reason (feat. Nate Ruess)" - P!nk
- "Harlem Shake" - Baauer
- "Feel This Moment (feat. Christina Aguilera)" - Pitbull
- "Mirrors" - Justin Timberlake
- "Started from the Bottom" - Drake
- "Radioactive" - Imagine Dragons
- The 20/20 Experience - Justin Timberlake
- Spring Break...Here to Party - Luke Bryan
- Night Visions - Imagine Dragons
- The Next Day - David Bowie
- What About Now - Bon Jovi
- The Truth About Love - P!nk
- Unorthodox Jukebox - Bruno Mars
- Heist - Ryan Lewis, Macklemore
- Here's to the Good Times - Florida Georgia Line
- Babel - Mumford & Sons