If you read this blog with any sort of regularity you're well aware that I'm not a big follower of the top 40. However, from time to time I do like to sit down and listen to current hits in order to get a sense of what's going on in the popular culture. This playlist includes the current top 10 tracks on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and it can give you a taste of what's popular. The Owl City track surprised me as it has more emo leanings than traditional formulaic hits, but it has one thing in common with the rest of the hitmakers who've cracked the top 10 this week. It's dripping with some serious Auto-Tunage. I would say that this week's top 10 list is proof positive that the days of producing a hit song without the help of Auto-Tune are over. It seems that the masses are nowhere near losing their appetite for the distinctive robotic warble that has become synonymous with the music of this decade.
Top 10 Hits For The Week of November 21, 2009
1. Fireflies - Owl City
2. Empire State Of Mind - Jay-Z + Alicia Keys
3. Whatcha Say - Jason DeRulo
4. Replay - Iyaz
5. Down featuring Lil Wayne - Jay Sean
6. Party in the U.S.A. - Miley Cyrus
7. Paparazzi - Lady Gaga
8. 3 - Britney Spears
9. Russian Roulette - Rihanna
10. Sweet Dreams - Beyonce
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