It's our final iTunes Chart Watch for 2009, and it ends with Ke$ha and Owl City at the top of the singles and albums charts, respectively.
I angered Owl City fans earlier this year and I don't feel a bit bad about it. What I do feel bad about is taunting my niece when I found out she got the CD for Christmas. I shouldn't have teased her but I feel like I've failed her. She likes that song. What kind of uncle am I where I can allow something like that to happen? I fear for the younger generation. It's a good thing 2009 is coming to a close. For the first time in a few years I'm actually considering writing some New Year's Resolutions and tracking my progress. This might be an area I address. I need to save as many of the younger generation as possible, but I'm only one man!
The iTunes charts usually seem to trend a little younger and it's no surprise that would be the case looking at some of these singles and albums. Unless I miss my guess, a lot of these were purchased with gift cards given as Christmas presents. I can't do anything about parental supervision, but these charts would look different if I could.
iTunes' top 10 selling singles of the week ending Dec. 28, 2009:
1. "Tik Tok" – Ke$ha
2. "Replay" – Iyaz
3. "Fireflies" – Owl City
4. "Bad Romance" – Lady GaGa
5. "Empire State of Mind (feat. Alicia Keys)" – Jay-Z
6. "Down (feat. Lil Wayne)" – Jay Sean
7. "Whatcha Say" – Jason Derulo
8. "Party In the U.S.A." – Miley Cyrus
10. "Meet Me Halfway" – Black Eyed Peas
iTunes' top 10 selling albums of the week ending Dec. 28, 2009:
1. Ocean Eyes – Owl City
2. The Fame Monster (standard) – Lady GaGa
3. We Are Young Money – Young Money
4. Stronger with Each Tear – Mary J. Blige
5. Relapse – Eminem
6. Glee — The Music, Vol. 2 – Glee Cast
7. My World – Justin Bieber
8. The Element of Freedom – Alicia Keys
9. Fearless – Taylor Swift
10. Alvin and The Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), Various Artists