Welcome to another week of soul death, reviewing these very iTunes Music Store Charts. As I skim these charts, I see exactly one glimmer of hope. I'm going to have to pull a Sam Adams and get my credit limit upped so I can do something about this weekly torment laid upon me.
First, the good news… Jimi Hendrix. The new collection of previously unreleased Jimi Hendrix songs was released last week and Valleys of Neptune checks in at #4. Our own Sir Donald of Gibson has a very nice review of this set if you are unfamiliar with what this package has to offer. I can't imagine you're unfamiliar with Hendrix. If you are, go buy a copy of Are You Experienced? and put it on your iPod because you're going to have some laps to run.
I've been encouraged to check out this Broken Bells CD. I still haven't bit on that because I was encouraged to check out the Vampire Weekend CD and it did pitifully little for me. I don't know that I'm in the mood to experiment right now. I suppose we should mention Gorillaz debuted at #1 with their Plastic Beach album.
On the singles chart… wow. That, kids, is a vast wasteland of suck and I am therefore experiencing soul death. Here are your Top 10s, if you want them.
iTunes' top 10 selling singles of the week ending March 15, 2010:
- "Break Your Heart (feat. Ludacris)" – Taio Cruz
- "Rude Boy" – Rihanna
- "Hey, Soul Sister" – Train
- "Nothin' On You (feat. Bruno Mars)" – B.o.B
- Imma Be" – Black Eyed Peas
- "Need You Now" – Lady Antebellum
- "Baby (feat. Ludacris)" – Justin Bieber
- "Carry Out (feat. Justin Timberlake)" – Timbaland
- "Blah Blah Blah (feat. 3OH!3)" – Ke$ha
- "In My Head" – Jason Derulo
iTunes' top 10 selling albums of the week ending March 15, 2010:
- Plastic Beach – Gorillaz
- Battle of the Sexes – Ludacris
- Broken Bells – Broken Bells
- Valleys of Neptune – Jimi Hendrix
- Need You Now – Lady Antebellum
- The Fame Monster – Lady GaGa
- Get Off On the Pain – Gary Allan
- Almost Alice – Various Artists
- Passion: Awakening – Passion
- The E.N.D. (The Energy Never Dies) – Black Eyed Peas