There’s way too much going on in my life right now… including a ‘magic’ birthday of mine later this week… but Music is among a select few things that I can count on 🙂
Penguin Prison’s “The Worse It Gets” hangs on to the #1 spot for a second chart, and despite its melancholy sounding title, it’s a rather chipper song for a long drive… I like to think of driving along the ocean in L.A. And there’s a great late-70’s-sounding remix by Starsmith that’s perfect for the sunniest of days. Kelis’ knowing “Acapella” moves up to #3, so we’ll see if she can challenge Mr. Chris Glover for the top. Clayton Senne’s energetic “Wonderland” has been patient but gets up to #4 – worth the wait!
Simon Curtis had his second live set in Kansas City this time, and while the glorious “8-bit Heart” continues its rise to #6, he also got to perform “Joystick” for the first time (definitely nice to hear more of Simon in the live mix this time too)… video is at the bottom of this blog. A guy he’s praised, who is also his competition in some ways, is Mike Posner, whose playful “Cooler Than Me” glides up to #7. Even though the movie fell short at the box office – and I still want to see it – Mika’s “Kick Ass” climbs to #8. And a needlessly maligned “Not Myself Tonight” by Christina Aguilera lands in the Top 10 – it’s only her fifth chart appearance in Tuned-On! land, but they’ve all gone Top 10, too.
This week’s fastest riser is a song that’s grown on me immensely during the last few weeks. Australian trio The Gossip spice up the upcoming summer with “Pop Goes The World”. I know a lot of people prefer other tracks from Music For Men, but I really like Beth Ditto’s vocals on this one. The glory of “Unwoken Dream (King With Everything)” by Justin Nozuka looks Top Ten bound, as does journeyman rocker Ryan Star’s “Breathe”, which is becoming a force to be reckoned with almost a year after first appearing in iTunes. Rod Thomas aka Bright Light Bright Light is performing showcase shows in England in anticipation of his first official release. In the meantime, enjoy “A New Word To Say”, which is the highest rising of the last chart’s debuts at #18.
This chart’s newbies are a varied lot. We start with the party-hardy of “It’s Like That”, another track from Evan Taubenfeld’s winning Welcome To The Blacklist Club digital release. Then we have what could be this summer’s jam. Yes it’s VERRRRY familiar – almost a knock off of 2006’s “Love Is Gone” mixed with a few other catchy and borrowed hooks – but David Guetta has it together with fave vocalist Chris Willis, as well as Fergie and LMFAO (who also graced one of last year’s big jams, “Shooting Star” by David Rush), and it’s just impossible to resist – witness the video at the bottom of this blog. Next up, newcomer Travis Garland’s first single is “Believe”. I heard it before his American Idol appearance and didn’t even see it – just heard about it. This one has mass appeal and shouldn’t be ignored. Lastly, Irish band Two Door Cinema Club grow on you with tracks from their CD Tourist History, most notably with “Something Good Can Work”.
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David Guetta & Chris Willis featuring Fergie & LMFAO “Gettin’ Over You”
Simon Curtis “Joystick” live in Kansas City (June 5)