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
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iTunes' Official Music Charts for the week ending Jan. 28, 2013
iTunes' Official Music Charts for the week ending April 16, 2012
Time once again for the weekly look at the biggest sellers at the largest music retailer in the US. We've got the biggest selling singles and albums for the past week and our #1s belong to Gotye and Lionel Richie. One of those makes me say, "Who?" while the other makes me wonder if I slipped down a cosmic bunnyhole that sent me back to the 3rd grade. I'm perfectly well shocked to see Lionel Richie back atop the albums charts for the first time in 26 years! Kids today don't know how huge this guy was. He's one of
Top 10 songs and albums at iTunes Music Store for the week ending Feb. 20, 2012.
Adele has been in headlines since the Grammys for performances, middle digits, daddy issues, and boyfriends, current and past. She's also made comments about taking time off or not before starting her next record. My advice: go on holiday, love. You have three singles in iTunes' Top 10 and your album is again/still #1 (and your debut is #4), holding off Whitney Houston in the first full week since her tragic passing. Rest the voice and take your time, is what. Houston represented at #2 on the singles and albums chart this week, as well. The non-Adele and Whitney
Van Halen, Coldplay, Macca, and Minaj also present on Valentine's week iTunes Chart Watch
It's been awhile since we last checked in with the world's largest digital music retailer and it turns out not much has changed since: you are all still crazy about Adele and her 21 record and I'm still not. The UK singer has three songs in the Top 10 Singles and both her albums are in the Top 10 on that chart. You've all gone all in on her and I'm still on the outside looking in on this phenomenon. Elsewhere, the passing of Whitney Houston has given the late, great vocalist the inevitable chart spike and we're sure
iTunes' Official Music Charts for the week ending Nov. 14, 2011
The iTunes Music Store is the #1 music retailer in the US, so let's take a look at what the world's biggest music store is selling the most of these days. Two of the Top 10 Albums have been recently reviewed at Blinded By Sound, and both were praised mightily. I love Ceremonials from Florence + The Machine. Speaking of Florence, she's debuting a new video for "No Light, No Light" tomorrow and we'll hope to bring that to you. In the meantime, you can check out her video for "Shake It Off." 11 likes Coldplay's Mylo Xyloto quite a
iTunes' top 10 selling singles and albums of the week ending Sept. 12, 2011:
Lil Wayne remains atop the iTunes albums chart this week with his The Carter IV followed by The Beatles 1 compilation, which now features the amazing remasters from two years ago. The Top 5 is rounded out by Adele, Maroon 5, and the latest from Red Hot Chili Peppers. While Lil Wayne and Adele have been superstars on the chart of late, I guess we have to deal with the fact Maroon 5 is making their presence felt. Their collaboration with Christina Aguilera "Moves Like Jagger" is the #1 single and their album is Top 5. They're hot right now
Red Hot Chili Peppers, Foster The People, and Pistol Annies also make chart impacts...
It's been awhile since our iTunes Chart Watch series was published and Adele is still dominating the scene! There are a few names, albums, and songs that have entered since our last time through the list, so let's take a look. Let's start with the albums where Lil Wayne's Tha Carter IV has vaulted to the top spot. I can't recall having ever heard a song by Weezy -- and yet I'm knowledgeable enough to know his alias -- so I don't know what it is that has made him arguably the biggest star in hip hop, but his sales
Adele holds off one of her mentors, the late Amy Winehouse, to remain at #1
Forgive the internal geekiness of this but I'm very excited about this week's iTunes Chart Watch, mostly because we've finally produced our own, in-house review of Adele's blockbuster 21 and we can refer you to that if you're one of the other five people who haven't bought it yet. Adele isn't the only album in iTunes' albums charts to have been reviewed at BBS. We reviewed the new 311 record and it touched off a firestorm of comments from touchy 311 fans who weren't prepared to confront the idea that Universal Pulse is not the greatest album of all time
Top 10 selling singles and albums at the iTunes Music Store for the week ending July 18, 2011...
Guess whose album is OUT of the Top 10 at iTunes this week? Lady GaGa. Tick, tick, tick, tick... Singer/songwriter Colbie Caillat is our surprise #1 this week, topping the iTunes Albums Chart with her latest record All Of You. Country star Blake Shelton's Red River Blue comes in at #2 followed by the latest from Incubus, the blockbuster 21 from Adele, and Yours Truly, a collaboration between Sublime and Rome. Rockers Theory Of a Deadman also hit the Top 10 albums chart this week with their new album The Truth Is.... I got my Spotify account this week and
Here are iTunes' top 10 selling singles and albums of the week ending July 11, 2011...
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
Mixed reviews didn't keep Beyonce's latest from the top spot...
A musician friend of mine commented after making a long drive along the West Coast that American radio is completely dead. We've all heard such proclamations before and while I've tried to ignore it, the truth is I don't listen to music via radio anymore and I can't remember the last time I did. My radio presets are NPR and a couple local news/talk/sports stations. I'm sure some of that's because I'm a geezer at this point but it's not because I've stopped listening to music. I buy more music than I ever have. I know, I know, I
iTunes' top 10 selling singles and albums of the week ending June 27, 2011:
If you follow the iTunes Music Store charts closely enough - for example, say you do a weekly series wherein you report the top selling singles and albums - you notice there are certain types of artists or records that are bound to do well. The young, hip hop, beat-driven pop is always going to be a seller and there is also a loyal contingent of indie lovers out there. All that is on disaply in this week's chart where both Bon Iver and Matt Nathanson have landed in the Top 10 albums, Iver taking the top spot from
What in the name of Steve Perry's ass is going on here? How in the hell did compilations by Journey, Frank Sinatra, and Bob Marley make the Top 10 on iTunes Albums Chart? Don't get me wrong: everyone loves The Chairman and Marley is indeed a legend (and I won't even get started on Journey) but I have no explanation for what's going on with our albums chart this week. It's only fitting the #1 album this week is Hell: The Sequel because that's how I feel about these charts on a weekly basis. I'm not going to proclaim
Here are iTunes' top 10 selling singles and albums of the week ending June 6, 2011
I know the Lady Gaga phenomenon is alive and well but am I the only one shocked she hasn't completely dominated the iTunes chart since the release of Born This Way? I find her reasonably insipid but she does have great taste in saxophone players and it's been very sweet the way she has rallied her fans to send good thoughts to ailing Clarence "Big Man" Clemons, who played on her album. We're all pulling for him to get well soon. Adele is #1 on singles and albums this week and our good friends Coldplay (okay, so I've never
GaGa will rule these charts but for now has a little competition...
As predicted last week, Lady GaGa took over the iTunes chart watch but not with the immediate dominance I expected. Born This Way is the #1 album but Adele holds onto the #1 single with "Rolling In The Deep" for one more week. American Idol winner Scotty McCreery was #1 by the end of the week but didn't quite take the weekly title, debuting at number three. Runner-up Lauren Alaina is in at #8. On the albums front, Adele is #2 followed by Brad Paisley. Alaina and McCreery both placed their American Idol digital albums in the Top 10
The calm before the horrifying storm...
Savor this moment, kids. It may be the last time for a long time Lady Gaga isn't #1 on either the singles or albums chart at the iTunes Music Store. Oversaturation and shameless promotion have little meaning in the 21st century but attention whores everywhere are embarrassed by Gaga's vomitous saturation campaign. Turning the page to actual music, I let my money burn a hole in my pocket and picked up the "soundtrack" album Rome, created by Danger Mouse and Daniele Luppi. I'd heard about the project and thought for sure I'd skip it until learning Norah Jones and
iTunes' top 10 selling singles and albums of the week ending May 9, 2011
Adele's 21 is back on top of the Albums Chart at iTunes and it looks like it will retain the #1 slot at Billboard as well. It's been remarkably well received in the US and UK and is showing no signs of losing any steam. I'm surprised and disappointed to see Foo Fighters' Wasting Light has already fallen from the Top 10. It's such a good rock record. It sold well early on but can't understand why it would have falled beyond the Top 10 so soon after its release. It's been awhile since Beastie Boys released new music
iTunes' top 10 selling singles and albums of the week ending April 18, 2011
Welcome back to our look at the biggest songs and albums at the iTunes Music Store, the largest music retailer in the United States. It took a brief sabbatical in part because I got lazy and also because I couldn't bring myself to feign interest in the rubbish populating these lists. Fortunately, we have some albums worth mentioning this week, and thus we return. Foo Fighters' Wasting Light is the #1 album this week. That's not a big surprise. They're #1 in the UK, and may debut at #1 in the US in physical CD sales. They're one of
You can get some tunes and help the Japanese people recover from the devastating earthquake and tsunami...
The big story on this week's iTunes Chart Watch is the Songs For Japan compilation that is #1 on the albums chart. We have all been heartbroken by the devastation in the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami. iTunes and several artists and their labels have assembled a digital benefit album for $10, proceeds going to relief efforts. It's great to see it at #1. If you've already donated to the effort, God bless you. If you haven't, here's an opportunity to be generous and get a little musical attaboy along with it. Among the artists included on the
We have a Bieber-free iTunes Top 10 this week...
JLo's first season as an American Idol judge hasn't kept her from the recording studio. I see that as an unfortunate development but I must be in the minority because "On The Floor" is the #1 single at iTunes for this past week. I'm sure being able to premiere the video on the still-popular program didn't hurt when it came to promotion and exposure. There seems to have been little movement on the singles chart elsewhere other than the disappearance of Justin Bieber. There's no Bieber on the albums chart, either. Lupe Fiasco has dethroned Adele with the #1