Glee Cast Never Stops Believing

CHART REFLECTION. The Glee Cast has produced more singles in a year, than most groups do during their whole career. Most recently,  “Good Vibrations” – the Marky Mark & The Funky Bunch hit – charted. According to the most recent last.FM statistics , the Glee Cast’s most popular hit is the cover of Journey’s 1981 hit “Don’t Stop Believin’.” Included on the first volume of Glee: The Music, the track peaked at No.2 last year, due to a Facebook campaign. UK students promoted the track with success, finally propelling it to No.6.

“My Life Would Suck Without You,” Kelly Clarkson’s chart-topper, was the second most popular track within a six-months period. This was followed by another version of “Don’t Stop Believin’” and “Don’t Rain on My Parade.” The latter track was performed by Lea Michele in the 2009 fall finale “Sectionals.” The original version was included in the 1964 musical Funny Girl. Another musical song is amongst the most popular Glee songs. “Defying Gravity” is No.5 on the six-months chart – it was originally featured in the musical Wicked.

Make sure to check out the blog posts below if you’re a Glee fanatic:

The Glee Cast Covers Florence+the Machine

Madonna, Britney Spears, Journey and…Florence+the Machine. The Glee Cast is the Hot 100’s Digital Gainer and Hot Shot Debut at No.22 with a cover of the British indie rock act Florence+the Machine’s “Dog Days Are Over.” In total, the Glee Cast have five new entries on this week’s Billboard Hot 100. This has also helped the original track which vaults 58-21 – matching the original peak.

The song originally charted back in December 2008, peaking at No.23 in the UK. The song has been included in the TV advert of Slumdog Millionaire. The follow-up single – “Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up)” – peaked at No.12 in June 2009. So far, the two biggest hits from Florence+the Machine are actually the same song. “You’ve Got the Love” reached No.5 in its original version from 2009, while a re-recording (featuring Dizee Rascal) earlier this year peaked at No.2.

The Glee Cast bows on the Hot 100 this week with a cover of Florence+the Machine’s “Dog Day’s Are Over.”

Download vol.3 of the WelcheMusic Compilation Playlist

It’s time for WelcheMusic vol.3 fresh from the oven. Ke$ha storms the charts with the new album and we think that “Take It Off” is a contender for an upcoming single release. Owl City storms the UK singles chart this week with “Fireflies.” Let’s hope that the follow-up single “Vanilla Twilight” can repeat the success. Also included, current hits from Sidney Samson and the Glee Cast’s version of “Don’t Stop Believin’.” True to form, we’ve added bonus tracks. Jay-Z recorded “History” for the More than a Game soundtrack.

  • Click here to download the WelcheMusic vol.3 playlist
  • Click here to download the WelcheMusic vol.2 playlist
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  • Click here to download the WelcheMusic vo.1 playlist

Gaga Knocks X-Factor Winner Off the Top

Joe McElderry falls back 2-1 on the first chart week of the century. He’s being replaced by Lady Gaga, who spends a tenth week on the chart. “Bad Romance” is her third No.1, succeding “Paparazzi,” that peaked at No.4. Both “Poker Face” and “Just Dance” topped the tally, White “LoveGame” only manager to climb to No.19. She has already reached No.30 with the Beyoncé duet “Telephone,” a track that will be officially released on Feb.22. In the world of legal downloads, album tracks can manage to reach the charts anyways. The track is also available on the first WelcheMusic compilation issued last week.

The Black Eyed Peas moves 6-3 with “Meet Me Halfway,” White Ke$ha makes a U-turn and climbs 10-4 in its 9th week. This is the highest position ever for that track.

We’ve already mentioned Journey’s Facebook campaign on WelcheMusic and the group remins at No.7 with “Don’t Stop Believin’,” adling a 62th week. It seems as if Rage Against the Machine’s Facebook campaign is finally over. “Killing in the Name” falls 2-40 this Week. Xmas is finally over.

Scottish singer/songwriter Paolo Nutini makes a surprise move from 14-1 in his 31th Week with Sunny Side Up. The album debuted at No.1 upon its release in May last year. His biggest hit to date is “Last Request” from 2006.

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