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Subject: The North American chart is too Americanized ...

Written By: whistledog on 04/23/10 at 9:05 pm

and even a little Canadianized.  What I want to see is more International artists in the Top 40.  Remember in the 80s when there was a 2nd British invasion when the Top 40 was filled with bands like The Police, Eurythmics, Duran Duran, et al?  In Canada during the early 80s, we even had an Australian invasion, but lately there aren't as many International artists in the charts like there was back in the old days. 


There is still the odd one that emerges in the chart ...


♦ British electronic artist La Roux recently entered the US Top 40 at #36 with 'Bulletproof'.  The song peaked at #45 in Canada in 2009
♦ Romania's Edward Maya and Vika Jigulina recently reached #19 in Canada with the fantastic 'Stereo Love'.  It has yet to chart in the US Hot 100
♦ British urban artist Taio Cruz finally reached the US chart, when 'Break Your Heart', his 6th UK hit, reached #1 on the Billboard Chart.  It is currently at #2 in Canada
♦ David Guetta currently has 3 songs in the Canadian Top 40:  'Sexy Bitch', 'Memories' and 'Gettin' Over You'.  His accompanying album 'One Love' debuted at #2 in Canada, a rarity for an Electronic album. Only 'Sexy Bitch' saw the US chart, where it peaked at #5.  The album however, stalled at US #70
♦ 'Replay', the debut single by British Virgin Islands rapper Iyaz, was a success from the get go, reaching the Top 5 in both the US and Canada.  The follow-up single 'Solo' is currently at US #39, but only peaked at #59 in Canada
♦ The great Netherlands DJ Tiesto had a pair of Top 40 collaborations in Canada:  'Feel It' (with Three 6 Maffia, Flo Rida and Sean Kingston) and the Canadian duet of Tegan and Sara on 'Feel it in My Bones'.  His accompanying album 'Kaleidiscope' reached #6 in Canada, making that his first ever appearance in the Canadian Top 10


Subject: Re: The North American chart is too Americanized ...

Written By: LyricBoy on 04/24/10 at 8:28 am

I'd like to see the Dutch group "Golden Earring" return to the charts, and perhaps the Dutch/Indonesian crooner "Taco" also.

I think the last recording that Taco did was "The Best of Taco" in 2000, and I think that Golden Earring is presently working on a new album.

Subject: Re: The North American chart is too Americanized ...

Written By: Henk on 04/24/10 at 8:58 am


I'd like to see the Dutch group "Golden Earring" return to the charts, and perhaps the Dutch/Indonesian crooner "Taco" also.

I think the last recording that Taco did was "The Best of Taco" in 2000, and I think that Golden Earring is presently working on a new album.


I wouldn't hold my breath, if I were you. The last time they hit Dutch charts was already 7 years ago, and their last Top 10 hit in Holland was 19 years ago. :o


♦ The great Netherlands DJ Tiesto had a pair of Top 40 collaborations in Canada:  'Feel It' (with Three 6 Maffia, Flo Rida and Sean Kingston) and the Canadian duet of Tegan and Sara on 'Feel it in My Bones'.  His accompanying album 'Kaleidiscope' reached #6 in Canada, making that his first ever appearance in the Canadian Top 10


"Feel It" failed to reach Dutch Top 40, much to my surprise.

Subject: Re: The North American chart is too Americanized ...

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 04/24/10 at 11:30 am

Better ratchet up those Can-Con rules, eh?
:P

Subject: Re: The North American chart is too Americanized ...

Written By: whistledog on 04/24/10 at 3:15 pm


"Feel It" failed to reach Dutch Top 40, much to my surprise.


Perhaps it was too Americanized.  When I first saw it in the chart, I questioned why he was in a collaboration with so many rap artists.  He probably did it just to try and break the American mainstream.  It worked for him, as I do believe it was his first ever appearance in the US Hot 100 chart.


Better ratchet up those Can-Con rules, eh?
:P


There's still holes in Can-Con rules. 

Subject: Re: The North American chart is too Americanized ...

Written By: tv on 04/25/10 at 6:03 pm

I don;t know I just looked at the current Canadian chart and alot of the songs on the Canadian Chart are on the US Billboard Hot 100. Maybe its because rap music is not as popular in the US as it was 2003-mid 2007 or mid 2008. I don't think Canada had a big popularity of rap music that the US did in the 00's.

Subject: Re: The North American chart is too Americanized ...

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 04/26/10 at 12:47 am




There's still holes in Can-Con rules. 



Can Bob & Doug sing the Jonas Brothers?
:P

Subject: Re: The North American chart is too Americanized ...

Written By: Cory! on 04/26/10 at 3:29 pm

Well so farrr LA Roux is doing pretty good in the US with "Bulletproof".
I've been watching it for weeks now and it keeps getting lower and lower on the chart :D
but your right it would be nice if there were even more international singerrrs that would chart on
the hot 100...

Subject: Re: The North American chart is too Americanized ...

Written By: whistledog on 04/26/10 at 5:31 pm


Can Bob & Doug sing the Jonas Brothers?
:P


Only if there was Back bacon involved



I don;t know I just looked at the current Canadian chart and alot of the songs on the Canadian Chart are on the US Billboard Hot 100. Maybe its because rap music is not as popular in the US as it was 2003-mid 2007 or mid 2008. I don't think Canada had a big popularity of rap music that the US did in the 00's.


There are, but you guys have more rap/hip-hop in the US chart than we have in the Canadian chart

Subject: Re: The North American chart is too Americanized ...

Written By: tnf on 05/01/10 at 12:54 am

In The Netherlands, it's almost the same. Replace the topic title by 'the Dutch chart is too Dutch' or something like that.

Watch the Dutch Single Top 100 of best selling songs (tip: search YouTube to view the unknown titles) and have a laugh...

http://www.dutchcharts.nl/weekchart.asp?cat=s

;D

Subject: Re: The North American chart is too Americanized ...

Written By: Henk on 05/01/10 at 2:54 am


In The Netherlands, it's almost the same. Replace the topic title by 'the Dutch chart is too Dutch' or something like that.

Watch the Dutch Single Top 100 of best selling songs (tip: search YouTube to view the unknown titles) and have a laugh...

http://www.dutchcharts.nl/weekchart.asp?cat=s

;D


I stick with Radio538's Top 40, although I question their reliability. If you compare the two, there are huge differences that I can't explain.


BTW: you really should post more.

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