Weekly top tracks on Last.fm: Top spots to Lady Gaga, hype for Erykah Badu

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Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance" and "Poker Face" boast the most listeners among tracks on Last.fm, the internet radio station that lets users in more than 200 countries listen to music in the site's library. Ke$ha's "TiK ToK" follows, having dropped from second to third place. Erykah Badu's "Window Seat" is among the most hyped tracks for the week ending April 4.

Tracks from the new Gorillaz album Plastic Beach have slowly dropped out of the top ten, leaving just "Rhinestones Eyes" in ninth place. MGMT's "Kids," off the Brooklyn indie duo's debut album Oracular Spectacular, is enjoying a second week in the top ten, likely experiencing a surge in popularity in anticipation of the release of follow-up album Congratulations.

Last.fm's top tracks from March 28 to April 4:

1. Lady Gaga - "Bad Romance" (44,706 listeners)
2. Lady Gaga - "Poker Face" (30,215) (+1)
3. Ke$ha - "TiK ToK" (29,982) (-1)
4. Owl City - "Fireflies" (27,596) (+1)
5. Lady Gaga - "Paparazzi" (27,430) (+1)
6. Lady Gaga - "Telephone (feat. Beyoncé)" (25,824) (+4)
7. MGMT - "Kids" (25,702)
8. The xx - "Crystalised" (25,088) (+1)
9. Kings of Leon - "Sex On Fire" (22,952) (+2)
10. Gorillaz - "Rhinestone Eyes" (22,918) (-6)


Among Last.fm's hyped tracks - those that experienced the highest percentage increase in listeners - is Erykah Badu's "Window Seat," from the American soul singer's just-released album New Amerykah Part Two (Return of the Ankh). That track is getting buzz thanks to its provocative video, which features Badu undressing while walking through downtown Dallas. Badu was charged last week with disorderly conduct for the act of undressing shown in the video, which occurred in a public place, an offense for which she may be fined.

Last.fm's most hyped tracks of March 28 to April 4:

1. Bonobo - "Stay the Same (feat. Andreya Triana)" (+2,628% to 9,509 listeners)
2. Erykah Badu - "Window Seat" (+1,336% to 12,506)
3. Dum Dum Girls - "Yours Alone" (+983% to 6,643)
4. Kids In Glass Houses - "Youngblood (Let It Out)" (+938% to 4,679)
5. Auf der Maur - "Out Of Our Minds" (+776% to 2,466)


Last.fm claims more than 30 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, Ireland, and Germany, elsewhere, a subscription costs €3.00 per month. Last.fm's charts measure everything its users listen to using on 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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