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iTunes Chart Watch: Katy Perry Outsells Iron Maiden, Water Still Wet

So I was mocked and ridiculed in the comments of last week’s iTCW by the legion of Iron Maiden fans who think I’m some sort of moron for not knowing that Maiden A) rulz! and B) is an undisputed sales champion.  Excuse the shit out of me for thinking it might have been the vapid Katy Perry or the contemptible Lady GaGa.  I don’t think anyone even invited Iron Maiden to that party.  Never mind the fact I wasn’t mocking Maiden when I expressed surprise to see their #10 debut.  That seemed to go over some heads.  Now that I’ve been properly educated and admonished –  I thought sure we’d see a mighty surge by those kings of commerce –  Iron Maiden.  Would you believe they didn’t remain in the Top 10 at all?  This week… I’m not surprised.

I could go on –  listing all the bands not on this week’s chart but I think I’ll skip that and deal with the Island Of Misfit Toys that make up this week’s iTunes singles and albums chart.

Katy Perry Teenage Dream is the #1 album and “Teenage Dream” is the #1 single.  Ray LaMontagne is holding for a second week on the charts and preorders for the new album from Sufjan Stevens have pushed him into the Top 10.  Did I mention Iron Maiden was bumped?  I did?  Right then.

iTunes’ top 10 selling singles of the week ending Aug. 30 –  2010:

  1. “Teenage Dream ” – Katy Perry
  2. “Dynamite ” – Taio Cruz
  3. “Just the Way You Are ” – Bruno Mars
  4. “Love the Way You Lie ” – Eminem
  5. “I Like It ” – Enrique Iglesias
  6. “DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love ” – Usher
  7. “Just a Dream ” – Nelly
  8. “Magic (feat. Rivers Cuomo) ” – B.o.B
  9. “Take It Off ” – Ke$ha
  10. “Erase Me (feat. Kanye West) ” – Kid Cudi

iTunes’ top 10 selling albums of the week ending Aug. 30 –  2010:

  1. Teenage Dream –  Katy Perry
  2. Recovery –  Eminem
  3. Burning the Day –  Randy Rogers Band
  4. Back to Me –  Fantasia
  5. Sigh No More –  Mumford & Sons
  6. Versus –  Usher
  7. All Delighted People –  Sufjan Stevens
  8. Harmony –  Never Shout Never
  9. God Willin’ & the Creek Don’t Rise –  Ray LaMontagne
  10. Zombie –  The Devil Wears Prada

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