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.

Rihanna Denies Take That No.1

Rihanna denies Take That its comeback No.1 as “The Flood,” fails to knock “Only Girl (In the World).” The group has campaigned hard, encouraging fans to support a discounted download via iTunes up until Saturday night when the final sales units were being counted. This means that Rihanna holds the top spot of both the UK and US singles chart – the singer elevated 60-1 on last week’s Billboard Hot 100 chart with “What’s My Name,” a duet with Drake.

McFly returns to the chart with Taio Cruz, whose “Shine a Light” bows at No.4. It’s interesting to note that Adele rebounds 19-9 with “Make You Feel My Love.” The song got renewed interest after being featured on X-Factor.

As previously reported, The Black Eyed Peas bows just outside the top ten with “The Time (Dirty Bit)” at No.11. Former X-Factor winner Shayne Ward bows at No.12 with “Gotta Be Somebody” – a cover of Nickelback’s 2008 hit.

Shayne Ward Re-Makes Nickelback Song

Originally released in September 2008, “Gotta Be Somebody” was Nickelback’s first single off its Dark Horse album. This week, the song bows at No.12 on the UK singles tally in a new version signed by former X-Factor winner Shayne Ward. The song was also covered by Bucky Covington in 2009. Ward issues the single as a preview of the album Obsession. It’s interesting to note that tracks signed by producers Darkchild and RedOne was cut. Instead, it will include a cover of The Tony Rich Project’s “Nobody Knows,” and tracks sampling Wamdue Project’s “King of My Castle” and Spin Doctor’s “Two Princes.”

Shayne Ward’s debut hit was “That’s My Goal” back in 2005. The single quickly followed that success with “No Promises” (2006), a cover of Danish singer Bryan Rice 2005 hit.

Broken Door Gives Nickelback a Run for Their Money

The rock act Broken Door comes from the Värmland province in the west middle of Sweden. The group first started playing back in 2007. The debut single “Sunday Morning” was issued in December 2008 and the group is set to get a nationwide breakthrough with “Angel.” The track is available in a guitar and piano version and could very well be the next Hot 100 hit from Nickelback. Be it a rock ballad, but WelcheMusic can detect some similarities to Spice Girls’ “Viva Forever.” Kudos to Warner Music to sign such an eminent act.


The track has so far spent five weeks on the Swedish singles chart and is currently sitting at No.40, peaking at No.29.

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