US pop artist Katy Perry dominates the singles chart at Last.fm for the seventh consecutive week with her hit "Teenage Dream." Lady Gaga's "Alejandro" and "Bad Romance" hold the second and third spots, while Kings of Leon gains strides with three tracks in the top ten.
Two songs from Kings of Leon's multi-Grammy-winning album Only by the Night are in the top ten: "Sex on Fire," jumping three slots to sixth position, and "Use Somebody," advancing five slots to eighth. The band released it fifth studio album, Come Around Sundown, on October 18 in the UK and on October 19 in North America. The single "Radioactive" from the new album moved up three places into ninth with 21,546 listeners.
British band Florence and the Machine continues to hold top rankings with the re-released single "Dog Days Are Over," with 22,312 listeners and in seventh place. The single, part of the band's 2009 album Lungs, recently peaked at number 21 on the US Billboard Hot 100 after the group performed it at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards.
Last.fm's top tracks for October 10 through October 17:
1. Katy Perry - "Teenage Dream" (29,996 listeners) (no change)
2. Lady Gaga - "Alejandro" (26,644 listeners) (no change)
3. Lady Gaga - "Bad Romance" (24,449 listeners) (no change)
4. The xx - "Crystalised" (24,404 listeners) (no change)
5. The xx - "Islands" (23,266 listeners) (+1)
6. Kings of Leon - "Sex on Fire" (22,832) (+3)
7. Florence and the Machine - "Dog Days Are Over" (22,312 listeners) (+1)
8. Kings of Leon - "Use Somebody" (21,776) (+5)
9. Kings of Leon - "Radioactive" (21,546) (+3)
10. Arcade Fire - "Ready to Start" (20,975 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. 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.