WGO: New Releases, Chart Watch (6/23/2012)

Below denotes songs and artists of note featured on the Billboard Hot 100 (USA), Hot Dance/Club Play (USA), Heatseekers Singles & Albums Charts (USA), UK Hot (UK), Japan and KPOP (South Korea) charts. Italicized items have been discussed on Melismatic.

New Additions to the Hot 100 of Note:
22. Justin Bieber - All Around the World (feat. Ludacris)
Epic space-age of a dance tune -- Bieber's "Forever"...somewhere Chris Brown is jealous (probably in a club scuffling with Drake, no doubt) and it's clear The Canadian Stallion snatched Jesse McCartney's Departure wig with this one with optimum results. If you were waiting for a Bieber cut to make you feel less guilty-pleasure shamefaced, it's this one.


51. Little Big Town - Pontoon
Should I be worried that more and more of these Top 40 Country Cross Overs sound better and better to my ears? Veteran country outfit LBT (to those in the know) is basically like the modern day, country-fried Fleetwood Mac, and that's hardly a bad thing. The group's fifth album, headed up by "Pontoon" is due soon.

90. The Lumineers - Ho HeyMore proof that commercial marketing works, the Lumineers are the latest gainers of synch royalties. "Ho Hey," their breakthrough cut, was featured in a recent commercial for Bing.com. Perhaps the groundswell of country and folk inspired music is a direct answer to the overload of dancey-Autotune infiltrating the radio?

93. Imagine Dragons - It's TimeSxSW and MTV(Indie) darlings Imagine Dragons broke through to the mainstream with this dreamy alt rock offering off their fourth EP, Continued Silence -- released through Interscope this past February and surprisingly produced by Alex Da Kid (best known for his hip hop tingled collabs with Nicki Minaj and Rihanna but has also worked with Alesha Dixon and more recently with Cheryl (Hold the) Cole and is also tee-ed up work with Nicole Scherzinger). Definitely ones to watch.

97. The Black Keys - Gold On the Ceiling
The followup single to last year's breakthrough "Lonely Boy", and every bit as instantaneously rewarding. The album, El Camino, is a must listen.

Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart:
1. Carly Rae Jepsen - Call Me Maybe (NEW #1!)
2. Gotye - Somebody That I Used To Know (feat. Kimbra)
3. Maroon 5 - Payphone (feat. Wiz Khalifa)
4. fun. - We Are Young (feat. Janelle Monae)
5. One Direction - What Makes You Beautiful
6. Nicki Minaj - Starships
7. Flo Rida - Wild Ones (feat. Sia)
8. Rihanna - Where Have You Been
9. Katy Perry - Wide Awake (AIRPLAY GAINER)
10. Justin Bieber - Boyfriend








11. The Wanted - Glad You Came
12. Pitbull - Back In Time
13. Ellie Goulding - Lights (STREAMING GAINER)
14. Usher - Scream
15. Train - Drive By
17. Karmin - Brokenhearted
18. David Guetta - Titanium (feat. Sia)
19. Kelly Clarkson - Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You...)
21. Kanye West - Mercy (feat. Big Sean, Pusha T, 2 Chainz)
22. Justin Bieber - All Around the World (feat. Ludacris) (DEBUT)
25. Drake - Take Care (feat. Rihanna)
26. Jason Mraz - I Won't Give Up
27. Carrie Underwood - Good Girl
30. Neon Trees - Everybody Trees
31. Katy Perry - Part of Me
33. Adele - Rumour Has It
34. Demi Lovato - Give Your Heart A Break
38. Lil Wayne - My Homies Still (feat. Big Sean) (DEBUT)
40. Usher - Climax
42. Rihanna - We Found Love (feat. Calvin Harris)
43. Adele - Set Fire To the Rain
44. Rihanna - Birthday Cake (feat. Chris Brown)
45. LMFAO - Party Rock Anthem
46. LMFAO - Sexy And I Know It
47. fun. - Some Nights
51. Little Big Town - Pontoon (DEBUT)
53. Havana Brown - We Run the Night (feat. Pitbull)
54. One Direction - One Thing
55. Gloriana - (Kissed You) Good Night
56. Trey Songz - Heart Attack
61. Hunter Hayse - Wanted
62. Drake - HYFR (Hell Yeah F*cking Right)
65. Jennifer Lopez - Dance Again
66. Linkin Park - Burn It Down
70. The Band Perry - Postcard from Paris
75. Alex Clare - Too Close
79. Of Monsters & Men - Little Talks
81. Nicki Minaj - Right By My Side (feat. Chris Brown)
82. Drake - Crew Love (feat. The Weeknd)
85. Rita Ora - How We Do (Party)
88. M83. - Midnight City
89. Chris Brown - Turn Up the Music
90. The Lumineers - Ho Hey (DEBUT)
91. The Wanted - Chasing the Sun
92. Justin Bieber - Die In Your Arms
93. Imagine Dragons - It's Time (DEBUT)
97. The Black Keys - Gold On the Ceiling (DEBUT)
98. Rascal Flatts - Banjo
99. Phillip Phillips - Home
100. Thompson Square - Glass (DEBUT)

Billboard US Dance/Club Play:
1. Sebastian Ingrosso/Alesso - Calling (Lose My Mind) (feat. Ryan Tedder) (GREATEST GAINER)
2. Toni Braxton - I Heart You
3. Usher - Climax
4. Martin Solveig - The Night Out
5. Rihanna - Where Have You Been
6. Eva Simons - I Don't Like You
7. Kerli - Zero Gravity
9. Carly Rae Jepsen - Call Me Maybe
10. Rita Ora - How We Do (Party)
11. One Direction - What Makes You Beautiful
12. Katharine McPhee - Touch Me
13. Karmin - Brokenhearted
14. Swedish House Mafia - Greyhound
15. David Guetta - Titanium (feat. Sia)
18. Jennifer Lopez - Dance Again (feat. Pitbull)
20. Foster the People - Don't Stop (Color On the Walls)
21. Gotye - Somebody That I Used To Know (feat. Kimbra)
23. Kat Graham - Put Your Graffiti On Me
24. The Wanted - Chasing the Sun

Billboard Heatseekers Songs:
1. Hunter Hayes - Wanted
4. Jana Kramer - Why Ya Wanna (GREATEST GAINER)
6. Of Monsters & Men - Little Talks
7. Rita Ora - How We Do (Party)
9. M83. - Midnight City
10. The Lumineers - Ho Hey (DEBUT)
11. Imagine Dragons - It's Time

Billboard Heatseekers Albums:
3. Imagine Dragons - Continued Silence (EP) (GREATEST GAINER)
22. Azealia Banks - 1991 (EP)

Billboard UK Singles Chart:
1. Gary Barlow & The Commonwealth Band - Sing (DEBUT)
2. Flo Rida - Whistle (DEBUT)
3. fun. - We Are Young (feat. Janelle Monae)
5. Usher - Scream (DEBUT)
7. Carly Rae Jepsen - Call Me Maybe
8. Coldplay - Princess of China (feat. Rihanna) (DEBUT)
9. Rihanna - Where Have You Been
10. Alex Clare - Too Close

Billboard Japan Hot 100:
1. Arashi - Your Eyes
2. 2PM - Beautiful (DEBUT)
3. AKB48 - Manatsu No Sounds Good!
6. Crystal Kay - Forever
9. Adam Lambert - Never Close Your Eyes
14. Maroon 5 - Payphone (feat. Wiz Khalifa)
16. Gotye - Somebody That I Used To Know (feat. Kimbra)
24. fun. - We Are Young (feat. Janelle Monae)
28. Pitbull - Back In Time
29. Scissor Sister - Only the Horses
32. Kylie Minogue - Timebomb
33. Usher - Scream
38. T-Ara - Lovey Dovey
42. Far East Movement - Live My Life (feat. Justin Bieber)
43. NYC - Haina!
46. Namie Amuro - Only You
47. Linkin Park - Burn It Down
49. Owl City - Shooting Star
50. Carly Rae Jepsen - Call Me Maybe

Billboard Korea KPOP Hot 100:
1. Big Bang - Monster
2. Wonder Girls - Like This
4. IU - Every End of the Day
5. Big Bang - Still Alive
6. Verbal Jint - Good Morning (DEBUT)
7. f(x) - Electric Shock (DEBUT)
8. Baek Ji Young - Good Boy (feat. Jung Hyung of BEAST)
9. G.NA - 2HOT
10. Big Bang - Ego
11. Teen Top - To You
12. SISTAR - Alone
13. Girls' Generation - TaeTiSeo - Twinkle
15. Infinite - The Chaser
17. B1A4 - Baby I'm Sorry
19. Big Bang - Bingle Bingle
20. Brave Guys - I Don't Care
22. Wonder Girls - Girlfriend
23. Dal*Shabet - Mr. BangBang (DEBUT)
24. BEAST - Hated Person (DEBUT)
25. Big Bang - Feeling
32. Mighty Mouth - Bad Boy (feat. Soya)
36. Hwayobi - I Live Like This (DEBUT)
37. Apink - HUSH
39. f(x) - Jet (DEBUT)
42. f(x) - Beautiful Stranger (DEBUT)
44. Wonder Girls - R.E.A.L.
49. Wonder Girls - Sorry

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