Monday, 18 October 2010

Total Eclipse of the Chart





What are the highest selling songs in the world right now? You want to know it and I'm about to tell you. Our latest feature here on It's My Kind of Scene is going to take a look at three major charts each week (USA, UK and Australia) and throw in one other country at random, just to mix things up a little. I'm all about mixing things up. We'll be looking at the top 10 in each market, as well as any notable debuts that have occurred within the top 50 that week. Throw in a healthy does of illogical analysis and it's going to be awesome. Our randomly selected fourth country for this week is... Norway! Let's get down to business.

USA:
1. Bruno Mars - Just The Way You Are




2. Far East Movement - Like A G6
3. Nelly - Just A Dream
4. Katy Perry - Teenage Dream
5. Usher ft. Pitbull - DJ Got Us Falling In Love
6. Rihanna - Only Girl (In The World)
7. Taio Cruz - Dynamite
8. Taylor Swift - Speak Now (NEW)




9. Flo Rida ft. David Guetta - Club Can't Handle Me
10. Eminem ft. Rihanna - Love The Way You Lie

Debuts:
12. Kanye West ft. Pusha T - Runaway
36. Glee - I Want To Hold Your Hand
37. Glee - One Of Us
50. Glee - Only The Good Die Young

UK:
1. Cee-Lo Green - F*ck You




2. Bruno Mars - Just The Way You Are
3. Duck Sauce - Barbra Streisand (NEW)




4. Swedish House Mafia vs Tinie - Miami 2 Ibiza
5. Tinie Tempah ft. Eric Turner - Written In The Stars
6. Joe McElderry - Ambitions (NEW)
7. Gary Barlow & Robbie Williams - Shame
8. Labrinth - Let The Sunshine In
9. Mike Posner - Cooler Than Me
10. Usher ft. Pitbull - DJ Got Us Falling In Love

Debuts:
12. Pixie Lott - Broken Arrow




17. Michael Buble - Hollywood
29. Ting Tings - Hands
46. Madcon ft. Ameerah - Freaky Like Me

AUS:
1. P!nk - Raise Your Glass (NEW)




2. Rihanna - Only Girl (In The World)
3. Bruno Mars - Just The Way You Are
4. Nelly - Just A Dream
5. Mike Posner - Cooler Than Me
6. Taio Cruz - Dynamite
7. Cee-Lo Green - F*ck You
8. B.o.B ft. Rivers Cuomo - Magic
9. Katy Perry - Teenage Dream
10. Usher ft. Pitbull - DJ Got Us Falling In Love

Debuts:
19. Jessica Mauboy ft. Snoop Dogg - Get 'Em Girls




20. Taylor Swift - Speak Now
30. Eminem ft. Lil Wayne - No Love
33. Far East Movement - Like A G6

Norway:
1. Rihanna - Only Girl (In The World)




2. Madcon ft. Ameerah - Freaky Like Me
3. Shakira - Waka Waka (This Time For Africa)
4. Eminem ft. Rihanna - Love The Way You Lie
5. Taio Cruz - Dynamite
6. Marina & The Diamonds - I Am Not A Robot




7. Brandi Carlile - The Story
8. Madcon - Glow




9. Bruno Mars - Just The Way You Are (NEW)
10. Mohombi - Bumpy Ride

Debuts:
15. Tinie Tempah ft. Eric Turner - Written In The Stars


Illogical Analysis


*Australia hates homegrown music. Or is it just that there isn't any good Australian pop music at the moment? Even Norway had local duo Madcon in the top 10. Twice!


*Bruno Mars is on top of the world right now. More accurately, 'Just The Way You Are' is the biggest song in the world right now.


*America loves Glee. The show recently passed The Beatles to have the most songs chart in the top 100 in American history. But, uh, the UK loves the show too. So why does the UK have to wait until January to see the new season?


*Norway, the world cup ended months ago. Why is Shakira's theme song still in the top 5? That blip aside, Norway's music tastes are incredible. Marina & The Diamonds? Brandi Carlile? Norway's awesome.


*I'm not Usher's biggest fan, but he's managed to make quite the comeback. Even though it hasn't been the #1 smash like 'OMG' was, 'DJ Got Us Falling In Love' has been a chart success. Kudos.


*P!nk continues her domination of the Australian music charts with 'Raise Your Glass' debuting at #1. Looks like her Greatest Hits set will sell bucket loads. We'll have to wait-and-see how she goes in the other markets. 'Raise Your Glass' is sitting at #51 in the US.


*'Hands' debuting at #29 in the UK wouldn't be so bad if the Ting Ting's last lead single, 'That's Not My Name,' hadn't debuted at #1. Here's hoping 'Hands' get's some more attention and manages to crack the top 10.


*With Rihanna's music video to 'Only Girl (In The World)' now available, let's see if she'll crack the UK or move up in the US. The song's already gone to #1 in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Norway, France and Germany. Combine that with the success of 'Love The Way You Lie' and it looks like Rihanna is back to her finest form again.



* That Madcon flash mob from EuroVision is pretty damn impressive. Aren't Europeans adorable?

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