Nirvana claims a spot in the Last.fm top ten

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British singer Adele once again claims the top spot in the Last.fm international singles chart with her hit track "Rolling in the Deep" from her latest album, 21. Also American grunge legends Nirvana enter the week's chart with a track from their breakthrough album, Nevermind, which turns 20 on September 24.

Nirvana's label, Universal, is reissuing Nevermind as a four-CD set, and a number of exhibitions and events are taking place around the world to celebrate the anniversary of the album. Nevermind was the first album to feature drummer Dave Grohl, who later formed the Foo Fighters. The album sold 30 million copies worldwide. "Smells Like Teen Spirit" claims the sixth spot in the Last.fm chart with 18,384 listeners.

Adele also holds second and third places in the chart with her hits "Someone Like You" and "Set Fire to the Rain," while "Turning Tables" moves into the fifth position with 19,787 listeners. "Rumour Has It" holds the eighth slot with 18,350 listeners. Ranked as the best-selling album of the year so far in the US and UK, 21 has sold an estimated 10 million copies worldwide.

Last.fm's top tracks for September 11-18:

1. Adele - "Rolling in the Deep" (43,871 listeners) (no change)
2. Adele - "Someone Like You" (32,315 listeners) (no change)
3. Foster the People - "Pumped Up Kicks" (30,273 listeners) (+1)
4. Adele - "Set Fire to the Rain" (29,464 listeners) (-1)
5. Adele - "Turning Tables" (19,787 listeners) (+1)
6. Katy Perry - "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" (19,524 listeners) (+1)
7. Nirvana - "Smells Like Teen Spirit" (18,384 listeners) (+5)
8. Adele - "Rumour Has It" (18,350 listeners) (no change)
9. Florence + The Machine - "Dog Days Are Over" (17,937 listeners) (+4)
10. Red Hot Chili Peppers - "The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie" (17,783 listeners) (-5)

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.

http://www.last.fm

Watch Nirvana's video for "Smells Like Teen Spirit": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTWKbfoikeg&ob=av2e

 

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