One of the best dance cuts from this year is Sidney Samson’s “Riverside.” Initially released in February 2009, the track made it to No.2 in the UK this January. We’ve already covered the track upon its UK appearance. Sidney Samson was born in 1981 and is of Dutch origin.
“Riverside” samples Tupac Shakur’s voice from the 1992 crime drama Juice. Originally an instrumental track, it was renamed to “Riverside (Let’s Go!)” upon its UK release. The new version also features the Miami electro hop group Wizard Sleeve. His second single “Shut Up and Let It Go” featured Lady Bee and was released this February. It unfortunately failed to chart.
Sidney Samson has also made remixes for artists such as 3OH!3, Kylie Minogue, Kelly Rowland & David Guetta and Roger Sanchez.
Please read the original entry about “Riverside (Let’s Go!)” here.
Ke$ha manages to vault into the pole position of the Billboard Hot 100 this week with “We R Who We R.” The track is the first single off the upcoming Cannibal EP, which is slated for release on Nov.22. The singer made her first appearance on Flo Rida’s “Right Round,” a world-wide chart-topper back in 2009. Her solo debut was “Tik Tok,” included on her album Animal. The set spawned several an additional three Billboard Hot 100 top ten hits. “We R Who We R” has already managed to reach No.2 in Canada, No.4 on New Zealand and No.32 in Ireland.
As part of an exclusive countdown to the Cannibal release, “Sleazy” was made available in Australia and the US via iTunes.
The charity constellation Helping Haiti remains on top of the UK singles chart in its second week. It is trailed by Florence + the Machine and Dizee Rascal single “You Got the Dirtee Love,” which was performed on last week’s BRIT Awards. Owl City, Timbaland & Katy Perry and Alicia Keys are pushed back one place. Rihanna moves 10-6 with “Rude Boy” in its sixth week, while the Glee Casts keep two of its singles in the top ten. “Don’t Stop Believin’” adds a tenth week on the chart and falls 5-7, while “Halo/Walking on Sunshine” remains at No.9. The only other new entry in the top ten is Lemar’s “The Way Love Goes” at No.8. Both Glee Cast’s and Lemar’s track are featured on the WelcheMusic compilation, found here. 3!OH!3 rounds up the top ten with “Startstrukk.”
Other new entries on the chart come from Chris Brown with “Crawl” at No.35. The track is produced by The Messengers and peaked at No.53 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart when issued at the end of last year. It will get its official single release this March. Leona Lewis’ “I Got You” already made an impact on the chart as well, entering at No.40 although it won’t be offically released until tomorrow. The track was written and produced by Arnthor Birgisson, the man behind Darin’s entry in the Swedish Melodifestivalen contest. “I Got You” is the second track to be lifted from Leona Lewis’ sophomore set Happy, suceeding the title track. It’s also worth mentioning Lewis’ inclusion in the blockbuster Avatar. The lead theme “I See You” peaked at No.28 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart and was written by James Horner of “My Heart Will Go On” fame. Horner’s composed the music to both Titanic and Avatar.
It looked like a cakewalk. Assemble the best artists in the world and record the re-make of “We Are the World” to benefit the Haiti victims. Céline Dion, Kanye West and Barbra Streisand was unable to un-seat Ke$ha’s “TikTok.” It’s even more amazing, considering this is the ninth week atop of the Billboard Hot 100.
“We Are the World 25: For Haiti” enters at No.2, pushing Black Eyed Peas 2-3 with “Imma Be.” Ke$ha is on the rise with her second single as well, “Blah Blah Blah” jumps 22-11 – her collaboration with 3!OH!3. Jason Derulo gets his second top 10 hit with “In My Head,” following the success of “Whatcha Say” last year. Iyaz is also back with the follow-up to “Replay,” as “Solo” debuts at No.43. Rihanna enters at No.64 with “Rude Boy” and Monica is back on the Hot 100 with “Everything to Me” at No.62.
Digital Spy notes that the Irish trio The Script reaches a new peak in the US with “Breakeven.” The track climbs twelve places to No.28.