Reeve Carney’s Rise Above 1 Lifts Spider-Man Musical

CHART REFLECTION. Okay, so the Broadway version of Spider-Man wasn’t a walk in the park. There have been many a headlines of the many disasters that struck the musical version of this adventure. Yet, WelcheMusic loves the track “Rise Above 1” with the lead actor/singer Reeve Carney and guest vocalists Bono and The Edge who wrote the play’s score.

Rolling Stone calls it a “soaring U2 ballad, with the elegant grandeur craned up to Andrew Lloyd Webber levels.” Referring the musical to tragicomic, Billboard says that Reeve Carney is “conventional and undercooked.” And maybe that’s we need a summer like this – a track to listen to the radio, something to just enjoy and maybe we feel a bit like Peter Parker.

The track debuted at No.74 on the Billboard Hot 100 in early June and is nowhere to be found today. It seems as if the neither consumers, critics nor radio took to this song. We think it reminds of Nickelback, Creed or any other of the crazily successful rock bands that get on US radio.

The song is about Peter Parker morphing into Spider-Man himself, and hopefully Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark can morph into the success it does deserve.

Far*East Movement Re-claims US No.1 Spot

The Asian/American electro hop group Far*East Movement knocks Rihanna off the top spot in the U.S. as “Like a G6” returns to No.1. The track topped the chart two weeks ago, but had to surrender to Ke$ha’s “We R Who We R.” Last week, Rihanna and Drake vaulted 60-1 with “What’s My Name?,” but they fall to No.7 this week. According to Billboard, such a drop from the top spot hasn’t occurred since Mariah Carey’s “Don’t Forget About Us.”

Far*East Movement appears on several chart tallies worldwide – the track has topped the charts in Belgium and New Zealand having peaked at No.2 in Australia. It bows at No.51 in the UK this week, and is currently sitting at No.45 on the UK radio airplay chart. Without airplay support, the single has little chance to make any dent on the UK charts.

Expect to see the follow-up race up the chart anytime soon. “Rocketeer” features OneRepublic’s singer Ryan Tedder who sang the vocals on Timbaland’s “Apologize.” Far*East Movement’s current album – Free Wired – also features a contribution from DJ/producer Roger Sanchez whose track “2Gether” concludes the album.

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