International top tracks on Last.fm: 'Alejandro' takes lead, Muse 'Twilight' single joins top ten

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Lady Gaga's "Alejandro" has become the most popular track on Last.fm, the internet radio station that lets users in more than 200 countries listen to music in the site's library. Additional Gaga tracks "Bad Romance," "Telephone," "Poker Face," and "Paparazzi" are in spots two through five for the chart released June 21.

"Alejandro" first entered the Last.fm chart in early May, and the current chart week - which measures listeners from June 6 through 13 - marks the first time the single has taken the top spot. The track now boasts 39,608 unique listeners, 1,000 more than second-place track "Bad Romance."

Climbing one place to enter the top ten this week is Muse's "Supermassive Black Hole," which was included on the British rock band's 2006 album Black Holes and Revelations and was also featured on the soundtrack for the original Twilight film. That track is likely experiencing a boost in conjunction with the June 8 release of the latest Twilight soundtrack, for forthcoming film Eclipse, which features the Muse single "Neutron Star Collision (Love is Forever)."


Last.fm's top tracks for June 6 -13:


1. Lady Gaga - "Alejandro" (39,608 listeners) (+2)
2. Lady Gaga - "Bad Romance" (38,146 listeners) (-1)
3. Lady Gaga - "Telephone" (feat. Beyoncé) (36,716 listeners) (-1)
4. Lady Gaga - "Poker Face" (27,504 listeners)
5. Lady Gaga - "Paparazzi" (25,482 listeners)
6. MGMT - "Kids" (23,106 listeners)
7. Ke$ha - "TiK ToK" (22,838 listeners)
8. The xx - "Crystalised" (22,466 listeners)
9. Muse - "Uprising" (21,749 listeners)
10. Muse - "Supermassive Black Hole" (21,474 listeners) (+1)


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. Using a system called "scrobbling," 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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