International top tracks on Last.fm: "Alejandro" cilmbs into top ten

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Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance" holds its long-standing spot as the most popular track among users of Last.fm, the internet radio station that lets users in more than 200 countries listen to music in the site's library. That track boasts 11,000 more listeners that the second, Gaga's "Poker Face," which is followed by Ke$ha's "TiK ToK" for the week ending May 9.

Lady Gaga's newest single, "Alejandro," is new to the week's top ten and becoming the singer's fifth track to hold a top spot on the Last.fm chart. The third single from 2009 album The Fame Monster, the track was released in mid-April and debuted shortly thereafter on radio stations, hitting charts in the UK, US, Australia, Hungary, Canada, and New Zealand.

Other bands to hang onto top ten spots include London group The xx with "Crystralised" and "Islands," Owl City with long-standing hit "Fireflies," and Brooklyn duo MGMT with "Kids."


Last.fm's top tracks from May 2 to 9:

1. Lady Gaga - "Bad Romance" (38,955 listeners)
2. Lady Gaga - "Poker Face" (27,531 listeners) (+1)
3. Ke$ha - "TiK ToK" (26,512 listeners) (+1)
4. MGMT - "Kids" (26,024 listeners) (-2)
5. The xx - "Crystalised" (25,409 listeners)
6. Lady Gaga - "Paparazzi" (24,632 listeners) (+1)
7. Lady Gaga - "Alejandro" (24,185 listeners) (+5)
8. Owl City - "Fireflies" (23,884 listeners) (-2)
9. The xx - "Islands" (22,611 listeners) (-1)
10. Lady Gaga - "Telephone (feat. Beyoncé)" (22,535 listeners) (+3)


Last.fm claims more than 40 million active users based in more than 200 countries. Available in 12 languages, the site's radio service is free for users in the UK, the US, and Germany; elsewhere, a subscription costs €3.00 per month. Last.fm's charts measure everything its users listen to through the Last.fm website as well as hundreds of other music sites and services, including iTunes, Spotify, and The Hype Machine.

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