Jay-Z and Kanye West dominate Last.fm singles chart with 'Throne' tracks
Tuesday 16 August 2011
American rap titans Jay-Z and Kanye West claim four of the top ten spots in Last.fm's international singles chart with tracks from their just-dropped collaborative album,
Watch the Throne. Also in the chart the week of August 7-14, British hitmaker Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" maintains its grip on the top spot, while American pop band Foster the People's "Pumped Up Kicks" takes the second slot.
The four top tracks from Watch the Throne, which dropped digitally on August 8 and physically on August 12, include "Gotta Have It" with 22,549 listeners in fifth position. "No Church in the Wild (featuring Frank Ocean)" claims 21,680 listeners in seventh place, while "New Day" claims 20,841 listeners and takes the eighth spot in the top ten.
Adele's massive international hit "Rolling in the Deep" holds steady with 42,147 listeners this week, while pop star Katy Perry's hit "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" remains in sixth place with 21,784 listeners. Also, pop singer Lady Gaga's "Judas" drops two spots to tenth place with 19,805 listeners.
Last.fm's top tracks for August 7-14:
1. Adele - "Rolling in the Deep" (42,147 listeners) (no change)
2. Foster the People - "Pumped Up Kicks" (26,474 listeners) (+2)
3. Adele - "Set Fire to the Rain" (25,385 listeners) (-1)
4. Adele - "Someone Like You" (23,378 listeners) (+1)
5. Jay-Z and Kanye West - "Gotta Have It" (22,549 listeners) (new)
6. Katy Perry - "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" (21,784 listeners) (no change)
7. Jay-Z and Kanye West - "No Church in the Wild (featuring Frank Ocean)" (21,680 listeners) (new)
8. Jay-Z and Kanye West - "New Day" (20,841 listeners) (new)
9. Jay-Z and Kanye West - "Won Gon Stop Me" (20,432 listeners) (new)
10. Lady Gaga - "Judas" (19,805 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 desktop computer users in the UK, the US, and Germany; mobile devices require a subscription of €3 a month to stream music.
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.
Watch Foster the People perform "Pumped Up Kicks": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDTZ7iX4vTQ&ob=av2e
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