The charts. 95% of artists would like to be on them, the other 5% say they don't but secretly yearn for a shot at the bigtime. The charts represent what the public are buying right now and what their tastes are at the moment (or at least what's had the most hype/promotion/radio play). Here (and hopefully for every week from now on) are the top 10 singles's of the 3 major English-speaking chart markets - the USA, UK and Australia. Plus, as an added bonus, I'll be giving you a run-down of all the number ones everywhere else plus a music video of one of the ones you've probably never heard of on that list. BONUS. So have a gander at what the world thinks is prime musical pie... Quick Overview - Lots of name calling and whistle blowing is apparently on Earth's agenda. In the (Call Me) Maybe corner, Carly Rae finally gets to number one in America 2 months after everywhere else whilst in the (Call My) Name side is Cheryl storming to the top of the UK charts with the highest opening sales figures for a week this year. Impressive now but she better hope she doesn't plummet next week. Over in Aussie land, Flo Rida is still number one for a 5th week so we can say yes. Australians would like to blow his whistle. Ahem. He's number one in Sweden and New Zealand too so clearly there's a worldwide whistle blowing epidemic at the moment. Geez...
USA - Billboard Top 10 (Charts released Wed/Thurs)
#1 | 1 | Carly Rae Jepsen - Call Me Maybe #2 | 1 | Gotye ft. Kimbra - Somebody That I Used To Know #3 | = | Maroon 5 ft. Wiz Khalifa - Payphone #4 | = | fun. ft. Janelle Monae - We Are Young #5 | 1 | One Direction - What Makes You Beautiful #6 | 1 | Nicki Minaj - Starships #7 | = | Flo Rida ft. Sia - Wild Ones #8 | 1 | Rihanna - Where Have You Been #9 | 10 | Katy Perry - Wide Awake #10 | 2 | Justin Bieber - Boyfriend
UK Charts Top 10 (Released on Sundays)
#1 | NE | Cheryl Cole - Call My Name #2 | = | Flo Rida - Whistle #3 | 2 | Gary Barlow & The Commonwealth Band - Sing #4 | 4 | Coldplay & Rihanna - Princess of China #5 | 1 | Rudimental ft. John Newman - Feel the Love #6 | 3 | fun. ft Janelle Monae - We Are Young #7 | 1 | DJ Fresh ft. Dizzee Rascal - The Power #8 | 3 | Usher - Scream #9 | NE | Precision Tunes - Payphone #10 | 3 | Carly Rae Jepsen - Call Me Maybe
AUS - ARIA Chart Top 10 (Released on Sunday/Mondays)
#1 | = | Flo Rida - Whistle #2 | NE | Karise Eden - Hallelujah #3 | 1 | Maroon 5 ft. Wiz Khalifa - Payphone #4 | 1 | Carly Rae Jepsen - Call Me Maybe #5 | 1 | Rudimental ft. John Newman - Feel the Love #6 | 1 | Chris Brown - Don't Wake Me Up #7 | 1 | Gym Class Heroes ft. Ryan Tedder - The Fighter #8 | 1 | Ed Sheeran - Lego House #9 | 11 | Rita Ora - Party (How We Do) #10 | 23 | Nicki Minaj - Pound The Alarm
The Rest of the World
Austria (3 Austria): Loreen - Euphoria Belgium (Ultratop): Sam Sparro - Happiness (Flanders), Gotye ft. Kimbra - Somebody That I Used To Know (Wallonia) Canada (Billboard Canada): Maroon 5 ft. Wiz Khalifa - PayphoneDenmark (Tracklisten): Loreen - EuphoriaFrance (French SNEP): Gusttavo Lima - BaladaGermany (Media Control Charts): Loreen - Euphoria Hungary (Mahasz): Train - Drive ByIreland (IRMA): Cheryl Cole - Call My NameItaly (FIMI): Gusttavo Lima - BaladaJapan (Billboard Hot 100): Arashi - Your EyesNetherlands (Dutch Top 40): Gusttavo Lima - BaladaNew Zealand (RIANZ): Flo Rida - WhistleRomania (Billboard Romania): Gotye ft. Kimbra - Somebody That I Used To KnowSouth Africa (Mediaguide): John Legend ft. Ludacris - Best You Ever HadSouth Korea (Gaon Singles): BIGBANG - MonsterSpain (PROMUSICAE) : Cali & El Dandee - Yo te esparéSweden (Sverigtopplistan): Flo Rida - WhistleUnknown International #1 of the WeekGusttavo Lima - Balada http://youtu.be/rwDLu_u2GHI Currently Number 1 in France, Italy & the Netherlands. He likes to make little baby chick sounds. Or at least that's what I took from that... Your Thoughts?
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