International top tracks: Rihanna, Florence and the Machine, Arcade Fire

US recording artist Rihanna remains in the top spot in the Last.fm singles chart the week of January 2 for her hit track "Only Girl (In the World)." US pop star Katy Perry holds steady with two tracks from her hit album
Teenage Dream in the top ten. Also this week: Florence and the Machine and Arcade Fire advance in the chart.

British band Florence and the Machine rises one slot to number five with the band's track "Dog Days Are Over," with 23,988 listeners. The single is part of the band's 2009 album Lungs, which reached number one on the UK album chart and remained there for 28 consecutive weeks. The album is one of the best-selling albums of 2009 and 2010 in the UK.

Canadian indie rock band Arcade Fire returns to the top ten with the hit "Ready to Start" from most recent album The Suburbs, which reached number one on album charts in seven countries. "Ready to Start" jumped three slots into number eight with 21,700 listeners.

Last.fm's top tracks for January 2 through 9:

1. Rihanna - "Only Girl (In the World)" (31,010 listeners)
2. Katy Perry - "Firework" (31,219 listeners)
3. Daft Punk - "Derezzed" (27,386 listeners)
4. Kanye West - "All of the Lights" (24,609 listeners) (+1)
5. Florence + the Machine - "Dog Days Are Over" (23,988 listeners) (+1)
6. Katy Perry - "Teenage Dream" (23,473 listeners) (-2)
7. Kanye West - "Dark Fantasy" (23,349 listeners)
8. Arcade Fire - "Ready to Start" (21,700) (+3)
9. The xx - "Crystalised" (21,414 listeners) (+4)
10. Bruno Mars - "Just the Way You Are" (21,129 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.

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.

http://www.last.fm

Watch Arcade Fire's "Ready to Start" video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oI27uSzxNQ&feature

 

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