What music the world is listening to this week – popularity

I love getting this email update from Last FM every week or so (it hasn’t come in a few months until today, so I don’t know if it will be as frequent in the future) because it tells me what is popular by what people are listening to rather than what they are buying. I think this is a way more meaningful metric than what people buy because people buy a lot of music they don’t listen to and if you don’t listen to it you won’t buy it again. And that is the primary goal of the music industry right? To make as much money off selling you cds over and over again right? Anyway, this is a few weeks old now, but still interesting.  

Rank
This
Week
Rank
Last
Week
Weeks
On
Chart
Artist : Album Peak
1 1 10 Kanye West : Graduation
( Roc-A-Fella)
1
2 2 40 Amy Winehouse : Back To Black
(Universal)
2
3 3 55 Justin Timberlake : FutureSex/LoveSounds
(Jive)
1
4 5 72 Red Hot Chili Peppers : Stadium Arcadium
(Warner Bros)
1
5 7 27 Timbaland : Timbaland Presents: Shock Value
(Mosley Music Group)
4
6 6 22 Linkin Park : Minutes To Midnight
(Warner Bros.)
1
7 4 7 Foo Fighters : Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace
(RCA)
2
8 9 53 Fergie : The Dutchess
(will.i.am music group/A&M)
7
9 10 13 High School Musical Cast : High School Musical 2
(Disney)
1
10 11 15 Hannah Montana : Hannah Montana 2: Meet Miley Cyrus
(Disney)
2
11 12 19 Rihanna : Good Girl Gone Bad
(Universal)
5
12 8 5 Bruce Springsteen : Magic
(Columbia)
2
13 13 25 Avril Lavigne : The Best Damn Thing
(Sony)
1
14 18 12 Colbie Caillat : Coco
(Republic)
14
15 14 7 James Blunt : All The Lost Souls
(WEA)
4
16 16 21 Maroon 5 : It Won’t Be Soon Before Long
(Universal)
2
17 15 35 Mika : Life In Cartoon Motion
(Island)
7
18 20 14 J. K. Rowling : Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows
(Listening Library)
1
19 17 66 Nelly Furtado : Loose
(Geffen)
3
20 21 52 The Killers : Sam’s Town
(Island)
1
Gracenote Digital Top Ten Charts:
Album Charts: Alternative | Blues | Catalog | CCM/Gospel Country | Electronic/Dance | Folk | Hip Hop/Rap | Jazz | Latin | Metal | Pop | R&B/Soul Reggae | Rock | Soundtrack | World
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Danactive Yogurt Drink from Dannon Really Works

danactive, yogurt, health, immunity, systemLast year at this time I was sick constantly. I think the combination of everyone in this office having too much to do, not enough sleep and riding public transportation every day is a ripe situation for illness to hit and spread. I had a cold/cough thing on Thanksgiving last year and was also pretty sick over Christmas. I was also sick around New Years and about once a month until around May. I know there are a lot of reasons one can get sick, but it was really common here in this office last year and it has started again.

But this year I have been drinking danactive yougurt drinks from Dannon every morning since October and I have also been drinking more water. I wasn’t too sure about these danactive things but the package said that 70% of your immunity/system comes from your digestive system. Woah! I didn’t know that. My digestive system is always pretty messed up. I won’t get into the details but it’s always been weird so I figured I’d be a good candidate for this. So I started taking it and I haven’t been really sick since. I still have allergies and I still have other health problems but no colds, flu, coughs or fevers even though the people around me all have them about once a week. I am not sure exactly how it works but I think they explain more about how it keeps bacteria and viruses from entering through your digestive system with these good- bacteria. But that is a sketchy explanation at best.

It doesn’t help that nothing in this office is ever cleaned and and the air is re-circulated in a small area. I have to wash my hands as soon as I get here and after touching any doors or elevators. But I did that last year too. It’s just the danactive that is different this year. I am glad they made this product available I hope it helps more people stay healthy like it has helped me.

July 5th 2008 Update: Some lame-ass thinks this post is fake and somehow a paid ad for Danactive. I just wanted to say that it is not in any way an ad or paid for. I literally spent most of last year sick with a long list of minor illnesses that ranged from sore throats to colds to the flu. I was sick at least once a month and I missed a lot of work. This year I started taking vitamins, walking more, washing my hands a ton and drinking danactive. I think they all helped me stay much more well this year and I did not miss nearly as much work as I did last year. Why would that be so unbelievable that I would blog about feeling better? I blog about everything else. People should really think twice before making assumptions and inventing stories about people’s blogs who they don’t even know offline. You never know, someone might just call you a splog right back.