Snow continues to fall in DC. It's really windy and snowing so hard right now that visibility is greatly reduced. I haven't been to work yet this week. What a mess, although a lovely mess at that.
So....Over at the Mediabase top 40 chart, there hasn't been much turnover in the top of the chart. Ke$ha planted herself firmly at #1 the last few weeks and looks good to stay there a few more. Lady GaGa's been at #2 that whole time, since spending a couple of weeks at #1 herself. Iyaz, who was #1 the first week of the year is still #4, and David Guetta's hovering at #3 with "Sexy Chick," and looking to go no further.
Meanwhile, a crop of singles have been below the top 5 and bulleted for weeks, and it's been unclear which would emerge as the strongest challenger to the Iyaz-GaGa-Ke$ha bloc. While contenders were Rihanna's "Hard," now falling, and Boys Like Girls and Taylor Swift's "Two Is Better than One," rapidly losing steam, it appears that "According to You," the debut single from Orianthi will be the one most likely to be the chart's next #1.
So who is Orianthi? She's an Australian pop singer of Greek descent. The singer, who is also a guitarist, was set to play guitar on Michael Jackson's This Is It concerts. Her album, Believe, was released last year, and charted in the top 10 in Australia and Japan.
"According to You" is a fusion of rock and pop reminiscent of Avril Lavigne and Kelly Clarkson, although with a heavier dose of rock guitar--courtesy of the singer herself. I checked out a few other tracks from Believe too: "Suffocated" is an even harder, dark rocker; "Bad News," co-written by Desmond Child, is another minor-keyed track; "Believe," co-written by Ronan Keating, is gentler with some uplift--this sounds like the next single. Definitely holds promise.