All aboard! The Soul Death Express, the world's fastest freight train to Hell, is pulling out of the station. Our pneumatic tube to Hades has been cleared and it's full speed ahead.
I chose the railroad motif this week because your friends Train have the #1 single. I thought they'd been dispatched a few years ago. I really did. History tells us there are second acts in music but I didn't think Train would be one of those bands to get one, and I was surprised by that. "Hey, Soul Sister" is probably the first iTunes #1 single to feature a ukulele.
Speaking of the damnation motif, I imagine if you added Mariah Carey and Miley Cyrus to Gaga and Beyonce, you'd have my vision of of the eight concentric circle of Dante's summer home.
As we segue to the albums sector, I am glad to say my 9-year old niece didn't get any help from me in making Justin Bieber's new album the #1 iTunes album. That twerp has two albums in the chart. Two albums, twice the soul death. Shoot me now.
iTunes' top 10 selling singles of the week ending March 29, 2010:
"Hey, Soul Sister" – Train
"Break Your Heart (feat. Ludacris)" – Taio Cruz
"Rude Boy" – Rihanna"
"Nothin' On You (feat. Bruno Mars)" – B.o.B
"Telephone" – Lady GaGa (feat. Beyonce)
"Need You Now" – Lady Antebellum
"Imma Be" – Black Eyed Peas
"Carry Out (feat. Justin Timberlake)" – Timbaland
"Blah Blah Blah (feat. 3OH!3)" – Ke$ha
iTunes' top 10 selling albums of the week ending March 29, 2010:
My World 2.0 – Justin Bieber
Still Standing – Monica
Volume Two – She & Him
Need You Now – Lady Antebellum
My World – Justin Bieber
The Fame Monster – Lady GaGa
Broken Bells – Broken Bells
The Twilight Saga: New Moon (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) – Various Artists
Plastic Beach – Gorillaz
Battle of the Sexes – Ludacris