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Maroon 5, Glee, Santana, John Legend Make Impact At iTunes Music Store

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I suppose the big story in this week’s chart is the return of Fox’s hit television series Glee as two singles from that show are in the Top 10 this week.  The Gleeks have clearly not lost their enthusiasm for the cultural phenomenon and we should expect to see the singles and albums from the program continue making their presence felt at iTunes as well as other music retail outlets, digital and traditional alike.

On the album front, Maroon 5 gets a #1 debut, followed by Zac Brown Band’s You Get What You Give.  We also have new music from John Legend in the Top 5 and Blogcritics writer Clayton Perry recently interviewed the hitmaker.  Guitar legend Santana’s reinterpretation of the songs of other guitar legends also had a strong first-week showing, perhaps helped by his appearance on another hit TV show, Dancing With The Stars.  How do I know about that?  The Wife To Whom I’m Married has finally fallen under the DWTS spell.  It was around that time I experienced souldeath.  Souldeath will be repeated in my humble abode when I am forced, against my will, to purchase the new Selena Gomez CD for my beautiful niece for her (*sniff sniff*) 10th birthday party later this month.  Gomez’s album comes in at #9 this week.

Here are the iTunes’ top 10 selling singles and albums of the week ending Sept. 27, 2010, yours if you want them:

Singles:

  1. “Just the Way You Are” – Bruno Mars
  2. “Like a G6 (feat. Cataracs & Dev)” – Far East Movement
  3. “Only Girl (In the World)” – Rihanna
  4. “Just a Dream” – Nelly
  5. “Teenage Dream” – Katy Perry
  6. “DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love” – Usher
  7. “Dynamite” – Taio Cruz
  8. “Club Can’t Handle Me (feat. David Guetta)(From “Step Up 3D”)” – Flo Rida
  9. “Empire State of Mind (“Glee” Cast Version)” – “Glee” Cast
  10. “Telephone (“Glee” Cast Version)” – “Glee” Cast

Albums

  1. Hands All Over –  Maroon 5
  2. You Get What You Give –  Zac Brown Band
  3. Wake Up! The Roots –  John Legend
  4. A Thousand Suns –  Linkin Park
  5. Guitar Heaven – The Greatest Guitar Classics of All Time – Santana
  6. Recovery –  Eminem
  7. Sigh No More –  Mumford & Sons
  8. Passion –  Pain & Pleasure –  Trey Songz
  9. A Year Without Rain –  Selena Gomez & The Scene
  10. The Sound of Sunshine –  Spearhead & Micahel Franti
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  • LMyers

    You have the No. 1 album wrong! It was Zac Brown Band No. 1 and Maroon 5 No. 2!!!

  • LMyers

    Oooops, you may be right about just itunes, but on Billboard Top 200 it was Zac Brown Band and then Maroon 5.

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