International top tracks on Last.fm: New MGMT tracks break into top ten

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Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance" and "Poker Face" continue to be the most popular tracks 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. MGMT's "Kids" has taken third place for the week ending April 18, while additional tracks by MGMT have jumped more than 20 spots to make the week's top ten.

Brooklyn duo MGMT released its second album, Congratulations, on April 12, after having offered the album to stream for free on its website. The much-hyped album is the follow-up to 2008's Oracular Spectacular, which went platinum in the UK and Australia and was named best album of 2008 by NME magazine. "Flash Delirium" and "It's Working" are among tracks from Congratulations; those songs jumped 22 and 44 places, respectively, to join the most popular tracks of the week on Last.fm.

Others tracks in the top ten include long-standing favorites by Lady Gaga, Owl City, Ke$ha, and The xx, all of which were slightly displaced due to the enthusiasm surrounding MGMT's new album.


Last.fm's top tracks from April 11 to 18:

1. Lady Gaga - "Bad Romance" (40,044 listeners)
2 Lady Gaga - "Poker Face" (27,721 listeners)
3 MGMT - "Kids" (27,454 listeners) (+3)
4 Ke$ha - "TiK ToK" (27,197 listeners) (-1)
5 Owl City - "Fireflies (25,416 listeners) (-1)
6 The xx - "Crystalised"" (25,215 listeners) (+1)
7+22 MGMT - "Flash Delirium" (25,185 listeners) (+22)
8-3 Lady Gaga - "Paparazzi" (25,043 listeners) (-3)
9+44 MGMT - "It's Working" (24,082 listeners) (+44)
10 MGMT - ""Time to Pretend (23,521 listeners)

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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