CHART SPOTLIGHT. You’ve probably noticed by now how WelcheMusic proudly supports our Nordic producers Max Martin, RedOne, Shellback and StarGate. Per a recent article in Billboard, it’s clear that Norwegian StarGate has been so successful over the years and “S&M” with Rihanna could very well become their ninth Hot 100 hit.
So far, the team has scored the following No.1 hits in the US:
- Rihanna – Rude Boy (2010)
- Rihanna – Only Girl (In the World) (2010)
- Rihanna – What’s My Name (2010)
- Katy Perry – Firework (2010)
- Wiz Khalifa – Black and Yellow (2011)
- Ne-Yo – So Sick (2006)
- Beyoncé – Irreplacable (2006)
- Rihanna – Take a Bow (2008)
Look out for Jennifer Lopez next single with Lil’ Wayne – “I’m Into You” might also do the trick and become a No.1 for the production team. They’re also working on material with JoJo, Kelly Rowland and have produced Blue’s “I Can” which will compete in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest for the UK.
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.
David Guetta’s album One Love saw the light of day in August 2009. To date, the set has yielded no less than five singles. The set will be re-issued this November and include a brand new track featuring Rihanna. “Who’s That Chick?” is currently featured in an ad campaign for Doritos.
Released in April last year, “When Love Takes Over” was the hit that preceded the album. Featuring lead vocals by Kelly Rowland, the track topped the charts in Belgium, Czech Republic, Switzerland and the UK. The track failed to break in the US, peaking at No.76 on the Hot 100.
The second single off the album was the Akon collaboration “Sexy Bitch” (July 2009), which was followed by “One Love” (October). Two more singles were issued this year – Memories (featuring Kid Cudie) in March and “Gettin’ Over You” (featuring Chris Willis, Fergie and LMFAO).
Rihanna currently sits atop the UK singles chart with “Only Girl (In the World),” and as WelcheMusic previously reported her duet with Drake falls to No.7 on this week’s Billboard Hot 100.
The French disc jockey David Guetta returns to the UK’s pole position with the re-issue of “Gettin’ Over.” The track peaked at No.41 upon its original release back in August 2009. A remixed version, featuring vocals by Chris Willis, Fergie and LFMAO enters the top this week becoming Guetta’s third No.1.
So far, five singles have been issued from Guetta’s 2009 album One Love. “When Love Takes Over” reached No.1 in several markets and Destiny Childs’s member Kelly Rowland burnt many a dancefloor last summer.
That track was followed by the Akon collaboration “Sexy Bitch,” re-named “Sexy Chick” in different markets. That single also made the top of the UK singles chart and was the second biggest hit of 2009 in Australia. The title track, “One Love,” with Estelle peaked at No.46.
“Memories” with Kid Cudie became the fourth hit, peaking at No.15. The track made it to the top in Belgium, the Czech Republic and France.
Re-issuing “Gettin’ Over” successfully adds a third UK chart-topper to Guetta’s merits and the single has also topped the German dance chart as well as the US Hot Dance Club Play chart.