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2009

Top Pop Songs of 2009
by Alex Cosper

LADY GAGA - Poker Face
TAYLOR SWIFT - You Belong With Me
KE$HA - Tik Tok
BLACK EYED PEAS - Boom Boom Pow
BLACK EYED PEAS - I Gotta Feeling
GRIZZLY BEAR - Two Weeks
RIHANNA - Hard
PHOENIX - 1901
TAYLOR SWIFT - Love Story
PITBULL - I Know You Want Me

2009 Top Pop Hits
2009 Top Albums
2009 Top Ballads/Adult Contemporary
2009 Top Country Hits
2009 Top Dance Hits
2009 Top Modern/Alternative Hits
2009 Indie Music Picks
2009 Top R&B Hits
2009 Top Rock Hits

More Top Pop Songs of 2009
KELLY CLARKSON - My Life Would Suck Without You
KANYE featuring T.I. - Heartless
ALL AMERICAN REJECTS - Gives You Hell
JAY-Z & ALICIA KEYS - Empire State of Mind
T.I. - Dead and Gone
FLO RIDA - Right Round
NE-YO - Mad
BEYONCE - Halo
AKON - Beautiful
SOULJA BOY TELL EM - Kiss Me Thru the Phone
SEAN KINGSTON - Fire Burning
CASCADA - Evacuate the Dancefloor
LADY GAGA - Paparazzi
JAY-Z, RIHANNA & KANYE - Run This Town
LADY GAGA - Love Game
PITBULL - Hotel Room Service
JEREMIH - Birthday Sex
IYAZ - Replay
MILEY CYRUS - Party in the USA
OWL CITY - Fireflies
JAMIE FOXX - Blame It
JORDIN SPARKS - Battlefield
JAY SEAN - Down
KATY PERRY - Waking Up in Vegas
LINKIN PARK - Transformers


Digital Downloads Increase, CD Sales Fall in 2009
by Alex Cosper, Jan. 30, 2010

The music industry remained in limbo following a steady decade-long decline of CD album sales. A trend toward increased digital downloands and falling CD sales, continued throughout 2009, according to NPD Group. The research firm said digital downloads had risen over a two year period from 20% of all music sales to 35% by midyear. Album sales slumped further as the consumer interests appear to be shifting from albums to digital playlists in which listeners choose their own songs. Although radio continues to be the top source for discovering new music, many fans are exploring internet radio more than ever.

While YouTube, Facebook, MySpace and Twitter were leading websites, which created new avenues of sharing music, he most popular internet radio portal of 2009, based on statistics from various web measurement resources such as Quantcast, is Pandora.com. The top selling album of the year was Fearless by Taylor Swift, which sold 3.2 million units throughout 2009 (article: The Best Selling Album of 2009 Is..., by Whitney Pastorek, EW.com, Jan. 6, 2010). The album also sold a few million units in 2008 and included hit songs "Love Story" and "You Belong With Me."

Beatles Reappear on the charts in 2009
by Alex Cosper, Jan. 30, 2010

In September 2009 the Beatles reappeared on album charts with big sales on remastered releases such as Abbey Road (article: On the Charts: Four Decades Later, The Beatles Are Still Number One by Daniel Kreps, Rolling Stone, Sept. 16, 2009). The week Jay-Z's album Blueprint 3 debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 the Beatles reappeared on catalog charts with several remastered albums accounting for a combined total of 626,000 units sold after the first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The Beatles have returned to the Billboard album charts every decade since breaking up in 1970. They are the best selling recording artist of all time, and continue to sell, as they were the second best selling artist from 2000-2009 behind Eminem (article: The Top 20 Album Sellers Of The 2000s, by Paul Grein, Yahoo! Music Chart Watch, May 29, 2009). As of 2010, except for a few early recordings, most of the Beatles recordings were still unavailable at online stores such as iTunes and are mainly issued on CD.










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