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iTunes Chart Watch: Ke$ha, Owl City End The Year at #1

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
9. "Do You Remember (feat. Sean Paul & Lil Jon)" – Jay Sean
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

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