Once again topping the Last.fm international singles chart for the eighth consecutive week is Belgian-Australian musician Gotye with “Somebody That I Used to Know.” A newcomer to the top ten this week is Canadian up-and-coming pop star Carly Rae Jepsen with her breakthrough hit “Call Me Maybe.”
In February, Jepsen released a new EP titled Curiosity, and the lead single “Call Me Maybe” has so far topped charts in five countries, including her native Canada, the UK, and Australia. Her clip for the track has had more than 26 million YouTube views.
Gotye continues to amass listeners in the Last.fm chart – this week the track had 76,618 listeners, a jump from last week’s 71,112 listeners. Meanwhile American pop star Rihanna remains a fixture in the top ten with her hit single "We Found Love" featuring Scottish DJ and producer Calvin Harris. The track holds the ninth slot in the chart with 30,652 listeners.
Last.fm's top tracks for April 8-15:
1. Gotye - "Somebody That I Used to Know" (76,618 listeners) (no change)
2. Foster the People – “Pumped Up Kicks” (37,724 listeners) (+2)
3. Adele - "Rolling in the Deep" (37,194 listeners) (-1)
4. Coldplay - "Paradise" (36,402 listeners) (-1)|
5. M83 - "Midnight City" (35,531 listeners) (+1)
6. Lana Del Rey - "Born to Die" (34,942 listeners) (-1)
7. Lana Del Rey - "Video Games" (33,589 listeners) (no change)
8. Carly Rae Jepsen – “Call Me Maybe” (30,960 listeners) (+7)
9. Rihanna - "We Found Love" featuring Calvin Harris (30,652 listeners) (-1)
10. Florence + The Machine – “Shake It Out” (27,781 listeners) (-1)
Last.fm claims more than 40 million active users based in more than 200 countries. Available in 12 languages, the site's radio service is free for desktop computer users in the UK, the US, and Germany; mobile devices require a subscription of €3 a month to stream music.
Using a system called "scrobbling," Last.fm's charts measure everything its users listen to through the Last.fm website as well as hundreds of other music sites and services, including iTunes, Spotify, and The Hype Machine.
Watch Jepsen’s clip for “Call Me Maybe”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWNaR-rxAic
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