Charts Updated! Week Ending June 6th, 2014

Top 100 Singles & Tracks

LW TW WEEK ENDING JUNE 6, 2014 Artist Genre Wks on Cht High Pos
1 1 Let Her Down Easy George Michael Pop 12 1
2 2 Somebody 4 Everybody (Moto Blanco Radio Edit) Matt Zarley [feat. Mark Picchiotti] Dance 16 2
3 3 Release You (Radio Edit) Johnny Hates Jazz Rock 21 3
5 4 Parachute James Durbin Rock 23 4
6 5 Amen For My Friends Crystal Bowersox Pop 18 5
9 6 Love Never Felt So Good Michael Jackson & Justin Timberlake Pop 4 6
10 7 Shine My Shoes Robbie Williams Pop 13 7
4 8 Make It Wonderful Erasure Pop 19 1(3)
8 9 Breakaway Celine Dion Pop 21 1(5)
11 10 Happy (Pop Edit) Pharrell Williams Pop 15 10
12 11 Crying Bonnie Tyler Pop 20 11
7 12 I Hope You Find It Cher Pop 21 4
13 13 All Of Me Ray Boudreaux Rock 19 13
15 14 Gasoline and Matches LeAnn Rimes & Rob Thomas Country 14 14
14 15 Young Girls (Single Edit) Bruno Mars Pop 17 14
17 16 I’m A Freak Enrique Iglesias f.; Pitbull Pop 14 16
18 17 You Won’t Let Go Michael W. Smith Spiritual 22 17
20 18 Can I Get an Amen (feat. Martha Wash) RuPaul & Martha Wash Pop 12 18
19 19 Artpop Lady Gaga Pop 13 19
22 20 Signed On My Tattoo Army Of Lovers Rock 17 20
16 21 Into the Blue Kylie Minogue Pop 16 6
25 22 FallInLove2night Prince f.; Zooey Deschanel Dance 10 22
24 23 Whoops! The Overtones Pop 15 23
26 24 Raging Fire Phillip Phillips Rock 12 24
29 25 Show ‘Em (What You re Made Of) Backstreet Boys Pop 14 25
32 26 Hope In Front Of Me (Radio Edit Mix) Danny Gokey Spiritual 11 26
30 27 Like A Drum (Radio Edit) Guy Sebastian Dance 10 27
33 28 Rhiannon (American Idol Performance) Jessica Meuse Alternative 9 28
31 29 Team Lorde Alternative 14 29
21 30 Hard Out Here Lily Allen Pop 26 14
34 31 Best Day Of My Life American Authors Pop 11 31
23 32 Grace (Radio Edit) Casey Stratton Pop 18 10
35 33 Can’t Get Nothin’ Done Tate Stevens Country 16 33
45 34 Stay With Me Sam Smith Pop 7 34
27 35 Pompeii Bastille Alternative 21 4
37 36 Let Her Go Passenger Rock 17 36
39 37 Peace & Love & Happiness PeterGail Williams Dance 15 37
41 38 Long Live Rock & Roll Daughtry Rock 9 38
28 39 Cannonball Lea Michele Dance 20 26
40 40 You Don’t Know Me Lee Dewyze Alternative 14 40
43 41 Back To You (Radio) Mandisa Spiritual 11 41
42 42 Head Over Feeling Taylor Mathews Rock 20 42
44 43 Go Down Singing Michelle Chamuel Pop 19 43
46 44 Life Is Better With You Michael Franti & Spearhead Pop 19 44
55 45 Birthday (Single Mix) Katy Perry Pop 7 45
47 46 Aftermath (Here We Go) [feat. Andy Bell] [Radio] Dave Audé Pop 8 46
49 47 Blue-Eyed Lie (American Idol Performance) Jessica Meuse Alternative 8 47
36 48 You’re Mine (Eternal) Mariah Carey Pop 13 35
50 49 Come With Me Now (Radio Edit) Kongos Rock 10 49
38 50 Thursday (Radio Edit) Pet Shop Boys Pop 25 17
53 51 Blackbird Song Lee DeWyze Alternative 10 51
58 52 Love Runs Out (Radio Edit) OneRepublic Pop 5 52
51 53 Look At Me Carrie Underwood Country 12 50
61 54 Let It Go (Dave Aude Radio Edit) Idina Menzel Pop 4 54
57 55 Creep (American Idol Performance) Jena Irene Rock 6 55
60 56 Better at Night Tate Stevens Country 8 56
59 57 Nothing Else Better To Do David Archuleta Pop 13 57
52 58 Move (Single Edit) Little Mix Pop 14 48
75 59 I Walk Alone Cher Dance 2 59
64 60 Rise Again (Dj Val and Georgie’s Original Radio) DJ VAL & Georgie Porgie Dance 4 60
62 61 Rest Your Head Tonic Sol-fa Pop 10 61
63 62 Stay This Way Jason Castro Spiritual 17 62
48 63 Love Revolution [feat. Q Boy] Levi Kreis Dance 28 2
65 64 Bonfire Heart James Blunt Pop 11 64
72 65 Healed Paul Jolley Country 8 65
54 66 Save Rock And Roll Fall Out Boy w/ Elton John Rock 18 51
66 67 After the Disco Broken Bells Alternative 10 66
71 68 Me And My Broken Heart (Single Edit) Rixton Pop 6 68
69 69 Time After Time (Bent Collective Radio Mix) Cyndi Lauper Dance 9 69
82 70 Good Thing Keith Urban Country 4 70
74 71 Sing (Single Edit) Ed Sheeran Pop 7 71
56 72 Story Of My Life (Radio Edit) One Direction Pop 30 1(5)
76 73 Play It Again Luke Bryan Country 8 73
80 74 Bottoms Up Brantley Gilbert Country 5 74
NEW 75 Retro Romance Blake Lewis Pop 1 75
77 76 Down In The Willow Garden Billie Joe + Norah Rock 9 76
79 77 On the Weekend (Radio Edit) Kimberly Caldwell Pop 6 77
78 78 You & I (Single Mix) One Direction Pop 7 78
81 79 Classic (Single Edit) MKTO Pop 5 79
84 80 A Miracle, My Love (Single Edit) Ryan Aderrey Pop 8 80
86 81 Today Is Beautiful (Album Version) David Dunn Spiritual 4 81
92 82 Rude MAGIC! Pop 2 82
87 83 Stay (feat. Dia Frampton) Tydi Dance 3 83
83 84 Marry Me Jason Derulo Pop 21 60
88 85 We Are One Jena Irene Pop 2 85
90 86 I Believe in a Thing Called Love Glee Cast  [feat. Adam Lambert] Pop 5 86
93 87 Dedication To My Ex Robin Stjernberg Pop 7 87
NEW 88 Am I Wrong Nico & Vinz Pop 1 88
94 89 On Top Of The World Imagine Dragons Alternative 3 89
91 90 Bitchcraft Drake Bell Pop 5 90
96 91 Stupid Little Things Anastacia Pop 2 91
68 92 Closer To Nowhere Kellie Pickler Country 9 66
73 93 The Art Of Letting Go Mariah Carey Rock 28 6
97 94 I Wish We Were Leaving (Severino Radio Remix) Bright Light Bright Light & Elton John Pop 4 94
98 95 Human Christina Perri Pop 3 95
NEW 96 Everything Reminds Me of You Tessanne Chin Pop 1 96
70 97 We Own The Night The Wanted Dance 23 35
100 98 I’m Blue, Skies Cheyenne Jackson Pop 2 98
67 99 Survive You New Kids On The Block Pop 31 6
85 100 High Hopes Bruce Springsteen Rock 24 8

Muzicbuff Top 100 Update – Week Ending May 30th 2014

LW TW WEEK ENDING MAY 30, 2014 Artist Genre Wks on Cht High Pos
3 1 Let Her Down Easy George Michael Pop 11 1
2 2 Somebody 4 Everybody (Moto Blanco Radio Edit) Matt Zarley [feat. Mark Picchiotti] Dance 15 2
4 3 Release You (Radio Edit) Johnny Hates Jazz Rock 20 3
1 4 Make It Wonderful Erasure Pop 18 1(3)
6 5 Parachute James Durbin Rock 22 5
7 6 Amen For My Friends Crystal Bowersox Pop 17 6
5 7 I Hope You Find It Cher Pop 20 4
8 8 Breakaway Celine Dion Pop 20 1(5)
12 9 Love Never Felt So Good Michael Jackson & Justin Timberlake Pop 3 9
11 10 Shine My Shoes Robbie Williams Pop 12 10
13 11 Happy (Pop Edit) Pharrell Williams Pop 14 11
14 12 Crying Bonnie Tyler Pop 19 12
15 13 All Of Me Ray Boudreaux Rock 18 13
17 14 Young Girls (Single Edit) Bruno Mars Pop 16 14
20 15 Gasoline and Matches LeAnn Rimes & Rob Thomas Country 13 15
9 16 Into the Blue Kylie Minogue Pop 15 6
19 17 I’m A Freak Enrique Iglesias f.; Pitbull Pop 13 17
21 18 You Won’t Let Go Michael W. Smith Spiritual 21 18
22 19 Artpop Lady Gaga Pop 12 19
24 20 Can I Get an Amen (feat. Martha Wash) RuPaul & Martha Wash Pop 11 20
16 21 Hard Out Here Lily Allen Pop 25 14
23 22 Signed On My Tattoo Army Of Lovers Rock 16 22
10 23 Grace (Radio Edit) Casey Stratton Pop 17 10
25 24 Whoops! The Overtones Pop 14 24
26 25 FallInLove2night Prince f.; Zooey Deschanel Dance 9 25
29 26 Raging Fire Phillip Phillips Rock 11 26
18 27 Pompeii Bastille Alternative 20 4
28 28 Cannonball Lea Michele Dance 19 26
30 29 Show ‘Em (What You re Made Of) Backstreet Boys Pop 13 29
31 30 Like A Drum (Radio Edit) Guy Sebastian Dance 9 30
33 31 Team Lorde Alternative 13 31
39 32 Hope In Front Of Me (Radio Edit Mix) Danny Gokey Spiritual 10 32
32 33 Rhiannon (American Idol Performance) Jessica Meuse Alternative 8 32
37 34 Best Day Of My Life American Authors Pop 10 34
36 35 Can’t Get Nothin’ Done Tate Stevens Country 15 35
35 36 You’re Mine (Eternal) Mariah Carey Pop 12 35
38 37 Let Her Go Passenger Rock 16 37
27 38 Thursday (Radio Edit) Pet Shop Boys Pop 24 17
40 39 Peace & Love & Happiness PeterGail Williams Dance 14 39
41 40 You Don’t Know Me Lee Dewyze Alternative 13 40
44 41 Long Live Rock & Roll Daughtry Rock 8 41
42 42 Head Over Feeling Taylor Mathews Rock 19 42
46 43 Back To You (Radio) Mandisa Spiritual 10 43
45 44 Go Down Singing Michelle Chamuel Pop 18 44
56 45 Stay With Me Sam Smith Pop 6 45
47 46 Life Is Better With You Michael Franti & Spearhead Pop 18 46
51 47 Aftermath (Here We Go) [feat. Andy Bell] [Radio] Dave Audé Pop 7 47
34 48 Love Revolution [feat. Q Boy] Levi Kreis Dance 27 2
48 49 Blue-Eyed Lie (American Idol Performance) Jessica Meuse Alternative 7 48
55 50 Come With Me Now (Radio Edit) Kongos Rock 9 50
50 51 Look At Me Carrie Underwood Country 11 50
52 52 Move (Single Edit) Little Mix Pop 13 48
54 53 Blackbird Song Lee DeWyze Alternative 9 53
53 54 Save Rock And Roll Fall Out Boy w/ Elton John Rock 17 51
61 55 Birthday (Single Mix) Katy Perry Pop 6 55
43 56 Story Of My Life (Radio Edit) One Direction Pop 29 1(5)
60 57 Creep (American Idol Performance) Jena Irene Rock 5 57
69 58 Love Runs Out (Radio Edit) OneRepublic Pop 4 58
59 59 Nothing Else Better To Do David Archuleta Pop 12 59
63 60 Better at Night Tate Stevens Country 7 60
74 61 Let It Go (Dave Aude Radio Edit) Idina Menzel Pop 3 61
67 62 Rest Your Head Tonic Sol-fa Pop 9 62
65 63 Stay This Way Jason Castro Spiritual 16 63
75 64 Rise Again (Dj Val and Georgie’s Original Radio) DJ VAL & Georgie Porgie Dance 3 64
71 65 Bonfire Heart James Blunt Pop 10 65
68 66 After the Disco Broken Bells Alternative 9 66
57 67 Survive You New Kids On The Block Pop 30 6
66 68 Closer To Nowhere Kellie Pickler Country 8 66
70 69 Time After Time (Bent Collective Radio Mix) Cyndi Lauper Dance 8 69
49 70 We Own The Night The Wanted Dance 22 35
73 71 Me And My Broken Heart (Single Edit) Rixton Pop 5 71
79 72 Healed Paul Jolley Country 7 72
58 73 The Art Of Letting Go Mariah Carey Rock 27 6
77 74 Sing (Single Edit) Ed Sheeran Pop 6 74
NEW 75 I Walk Alone Cher Dance 1 75
82 76 Play It Again Luke Bryan Country 7 76
78 77 Down In The Willow Garden Billie Joe + Norah Rock 8 77
80 78 You & I (Single Mix) One Direction Pop 6 78
85 79 On the Weekend (Radio Edit) Kimberly Caldwell Pop 5 79
81 80 Bottoms Up Brantley Gilbert Country 4 80
84 81 Classic (Single Edit) MKTO Pop 4 81
89 82 Good Thing Keith Urban Country 3 82
83 83 Marry Me Jason Derulo Pop 20 60
87 84 A Miracle, My Love (Single Edit) Ryan Aderrey Pop 7 84
62 85 High Hopes Bruce Springsteen Rock 23 8
95 86 Today Is Beautiful (Album Version) David Dunn Spiritual 3 86
86 87 Stay (feat. Dia Frampton) Tydi Dance 2 86
NEW 88 We Are One Jena Irene Pop 1 88
64 89 Cried Candice Glover R&B 24 2
88 90 I Believe in a Thing Called Love Glee Cast  [feat. Adam Lambert] Pop 4 88
92 91 Bitchcraft Drake Bell Pop 4 91
NEW 92 Rude MAGIC! Pop 1 92
94 93 Dedication To My Ex Robin Stjernberg Pop 6 92
93 94 On Top Of The World Imagine Dragons Alternative 2 93
72 95 Let Me Go Gary Barlow Pop 21 29
NEW 96 Stupid Little Things Anastacia Pop 1 96
97 97 I Wish We Were Leaving (Severino Radio Remix) Bright Light Bright Light & Elton John Pop 3 96
99 98 Human Christina Perri Dance 2 98
76 99 That’s My Kind Of Night Luke Bryan Country 32 16
NEW 100 I’m Blue, Skies Cheyenne Jackson Pop 1 100

Top 100 Update – Week Ending May 23rd

TW WEEK ENDING MAY 23, 2014 Artist Genre Wks on Cht High Pos
1 Make It Wonderful Erasure Pop 17 1(3)
2 Somebody 4 Everybody (Moto Blanco Radio Edit) Matt Zarley [feat. Mark Picchiotti] Dance 14 2
3 Let Her Down Easy George Michael Pop 10 3
4 Release You (Radio Edit) Johnny Hates Jazz Rock 19 4
5 I Hope You Find It Cher Pop 19 4
6 Parachute James Durbin Rock 21 6
7 Amen For My Friends Crystal Bowersox Pop 16 7
8 Breakaway Celine Dion Pop 19 1(5)
9 Into the Blue Kylie Minogue Pop 14 6
10 Grace (Radio Edit) Casey Stratton Pop 16 10
11 Shine My Shoes Robbie Williams Pop 11 11
12 Love Never Felt So Good Michael Jackson & Justin Timberlake Pop 2 12
13 Happy (Pop Edit) Pharrell Williams Pop 13 13
14 Crying Bonnie Tyler Pop 18 14
15 All Of Me Ray Boudreaux Rock 17 15
16 Hard Out Here Lily Allen Pop 24 14
17 Young Girls (Single Edit) Bruno Mars Pop 15 17
18 Pompeii Bastille Alternative 19 4
19 I’m A Freak Enrique Iglesias f.; Pitbull Pop 12 19
20 Gasoline and Matches LeAnn Rimes & Rob Thomas Country 12 19
21 You Won’t Let Go Michael W. Smith Spiritual 20 21
22 Artpop Lady Gaga Pop 11 22
23 Signed On My Tattoo Army Of Lovers Rock 15 23
24 Can I Get an Amen (feat. Martha Wash) RuPaul & Martha Wash Pop 10 24
25 Whoops! The Overtones Pop 13 25
26 FallInLove2night Prince f.; Zooey Deschanel Dance 8 26
27 Thursday (Radio Edit) Pet Shop Boys Pop 23 17
28 Cannonball Lea Michele Dance 18 26
29 Raging Fire Phillip Phillips Rock 10 29
30 Show ‘Em (What You re Made Of) Backstreet Boys Pop 12 30
31 Like A Drum (Radio Edit) Guy Sebastian Dance 8 31
32 Rhiannon (American Idol Performance) Jessica Meuse Alternative 7 32
33 Team Lorde Alternative 12 33
34 Love Revolution [feat. Q Boy] Levi Kreis Dance 26 2
35 You’re Mine (Eternal) Mariah Carey Pop 11 35
36 Can’t Get Nothin’ Done Tate Stevens Country 14 36
37 Best Day Of My Life American Authors Pop 9 37
38 Let Her Go Passenger Rock 15 38
39 Hope In Front Of Me (Radio Edit Mix) Danny Gokey Spiritual 9 39
40 Peace & Love & Happiness PeterGail Williams Dance 13 40
41 You Don’t Know Me Lee Dewyze Alternative 12 41
42 Head Over Feeling Taylor Mathews Rock 18 42
43 Story Of My Life (Radio Edit) One Direction Pop 28 1(5)
44 Long Live Rock & Roll Daughtry Rock 7 44
45 Go Down Singing Michelle Chamuel Pop 17 45
46 Back To You (Radio) Mandisa Spiritual 9 46
47 Life Is Better With You Michael Franti & Spearhead Pop 17 47
48 Blue-Eyed Lie (American Idol Performance) Jessica Meuse Alternative 6 48
49 We Own The Night The Wanted Dance 21 35
50 Look At Me Carrie Underwood Country 10 50
51 Aftermath (Here We Go) [feat. Andy Bell] [Radio] Dave Audé Pop 6 51
52 Move (Single Edit) Little Mix Pop 12 48
53 Save Rock And Roll Fall Out Boy w/ Elton John Rock 16 51
54 Blackbird Song Lee DeWyze Alternative 8 54
55 Come With Me Now (Radio Edit) Kongos Rock 8 55
56 Stay With Me Sam Smith Pop 5 56
57 Survive You New Kids On The Block Pop 29 6
58 The Art Of Letting Go Mariah Carey Rock 26 6
59 Nothing Else Better To Do David Archuleta Pop 11 59
60 Creep (American Idol Performance) Jena Irene Rock 4 60
61 Birthday (Single Mix) Katy Perry Pop 5 61
62 High Hopes Bruce Springsteen Rock 22 8
63 Better at Night Tate Stevens Country 6 63
64 Cried Candice Glover R&B 23 2
65 Stay This Way Jason Castro Spiritual 15 65
66 Closer To Nowhere Kellie Pickler Country 7 66
67 Rest Your Head Tonic Sol-fa Pop 8 67
68 After the Disco Broken Bells Alternative 8 68
69 Love Runs Out (Radio Edit) OneRepublic Pop 3 69
70 Time After Time (Bent Collective Radio Mix) Cyndi Lauper Dance 7 70
71 Bonfire Heart James Blunt Pop 9 71
72 Let Me Go Gary Barlow Pop 20 29
73 Me And My Broken Heart (Single Edit) Rixton Pop 4 73
74 Let It Go (Dave Aude Radio Edit) Idina Menzel Pop 2 74
75 Rise Again (Dj Val and Georgie’s Original Radio) DJ VAL & Georgie Porgie Dance 2 75
76 That’s My Kind Of Night Luke Bryan Country 31 16
77 Sing (Single Edit) Ed Sheeran Pop 5 75
78 Down In The Willow Garden Billie Joe + Norah Rock 7 77
79 Healed Paul Jolley Country 6 79
80 You & I (Single Mix) One Direction Pop 5 80
81 Bottoms Up Brantley Gilbert Country 3 81
82 Play It Again Luke Bryan Country 6 82
83 Marry Me Jason Derulo Pop 19 60
84 Classic (Single Edit) MKTO Pop 3 84
85 On the Weekend (Radio Edit) Kimberly Caldwell Pop 4 85
86 Stay (feat. Dia Frampton) Tydi Dance 1 86
87 A Miracle, My Love (Single Edit) Ryan Aderrey Pop 6 87
88 I Believe in a Thing Called Love Glee Cast  [feat. Adam Lambert] Pop 3 88
89 Good Thing Keith Urban Country 2 89
90 Feel the Love (Cahill Radio Edit) Cahill & Kimberley Locke Dance 28 19
91 Long Black Road Electric Light Orchestra Rock 14 69
92 Bitchcraft Drake Bell Pop 3 92
93 On Top Of The World Imagine Dragons Alternative 1 93
94 Dedication To My Ex Robin Stjernberg Pop 5 92
95 Today Is Beautiful (Album Version) David Dunn Spiritual 2 94
96 Uprising Of Love Melissa Etheridge Rock 6 87
97 I Wish We Were Leaving (Severino Radio Remix) Bright Light Bright Light & Elton John Pop 2 96
98 Say Something A Great Big World f.; Christina Aguilera Pop 27 4
99 Human Christina Perri Dance 1 99
100 Something Wicked (Marc JB Radio Mix) Spencer Day Pop 25 53

American Idol Season 13 – AND THE WINNER IS….

American Idol

 

and the winner is………

 

CALEB JOHNSON!  CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!

American Idol Season 13 Top 2 – Producers Choice and Judges Choice, Finale Song

American Idol

 

Unfortunately I was unable to see the entire show but I did see every performance.  For me Jena won the night, but Caleb did amazing as well…

And now, from best to worst….

 

Jena IreneTitle: “Can’t Help Falling In Love”
Artist Version: Elvis Presley
Contestant: Jena Irene

 

Grade = A+  I absolutely love the way she does this song and again, it was flawless.

 

Caleb JohnsonTitle: “Dream On”
Artist Version: Aerosmith
Contestant: Caleb Johnson

Grade = A+  This has to be the best this song has ever been song on AI.  He hit every note the way it was meant to be.  Great job Caleb!

 

Caleb JohnsonTitle: “Maybe I’m Amazed”
Artist Version: Paul McCartney
Contestant: Caleb Johnson

Grade = A-  Again Caleb did great with this.  I would really love a studio version of this.

 

Jena IreneTitle: “Dog Days Are Over”
Artist Version: Florence and the Machine
Contestant: Jena Irene

Grade = B+  Never been a big fan of this song but Jena did it justice.  I love this girl’s energy!

 

Jena IreneTitle: “We Are One”
Artist Version: Jena Irene

Grade = B+  For being a new song and not much time to rehearse, she did very well.  I really like the melody of it.

 

Caleb JohnsonTitle: “As Long As You Love Me”
Artist Version: Caleb Johnson

Grade = C-  Poor Caleb, either he doesn’t like the song given to him or he couldn’t remember how the song was to be… or probably both, he choked on this.  But Caleb, we forgive you…

 

Group Number:

Title: “Breakaway”
Artist Version: Kelly Clarkson
Contestant: Top 13

Grade = F  Bad…just very bad…

American Idol Season 13 Top 3 – Randy’s choice, Judges choice, Hometown’s favorite choice

American Idol

Tonight had some mixed performances but as usual, the 3rd performance of each contestant blew everyone away…  although Alex’s rendition of Rihanna’s Stay was by far one of his best….  I am picking JENA for the win next week….

 

Jena IreneJENA IRENE – CREEP – RADIOHEAD – Perfect! GRADE = A+

 

 

 

Alex PrestonALEX PRESTON – STAY – RIHANNA – This was a perfect song choice and this was great. He totally made this his own and sounded great doing it!  GRACE = A

 

 

Caleb JohnsonCALEB JOHNSON – DAZED AND CONFUSED – LED ZEPPELIN – Well he really rocked this one like he did the last time. This was actually almost perfect!  GRADE = A

 

 

Alex Preston

ALEX PRESTON – STORY OF MY LIFE – ONE DIRECTION – This was very good.   GRADE = A

 

 

 

Caleb JohnsonCALEB JOHNSON – NEVER TEAR US APART – INXS – Being under the weather or not he did very good. What a perfect song for him. GRADE = A-

 

 

Jena Irene

JENA IRENE – TITANIUM – DAVID GUETTA – Jena killed the high notes but the judges were right that it started a little slow and low. GRADE = B

 

 

Alex Preston

ALEX PRESTON – POMPEII – BASTILLE – Alex did ok with this. He wasn’t totally perfect with this and definitely needed more practice but he did quite well. GRADE = B

 

 

Caleb Johnson

CALEB JOHNSON – DEMONS – IMAGINE DRAGONS – I feel for Caleb because this was a bit painful to watch. GRADE = B

 

 

Jena Irene

JENA IRENE – HEART ATTACK – DEMI LOVATO – I personally think this was a bad song for her. Too many words and I had a lot of trouble understanding her. GRADE =  B

 

 

I believe the FINALE will be

Caleb Johnson  Jena Irene

American Idol Season 30 Top 4 : Songs of Break Ups and Make Ups

 

American Idol

 

What a great night as the singers sang THREE songs each…  The best of the night however came with the last song each of the singers sang.  Especially Jena Irene who probably sang the Best performance on Idol in many seasons if not ever…  This was a night to remember!  Who will be going home?  Chances are it will be Jessica (But I hope not…)…

Here are my reviews from best to worst:

Jena Irene

JENA IRENE – CANT HELP FALLING IN LOVE – ELVIS PRESLEY – One word. Goosies. Perfect. GRADE = A+

 

 

 

Caleb Johnson

CALEB JOHNSON – MAYBE IM AMAZED – PAUL McCARTNEY – Now this was his best performance of the season. He nailed it. GRADE = A+

 

 

Jena Irene

JENA IRENE – HEARTBREAKER – PAT BENATAR – Talk about a perfect song for Jena. She nailed this. Her vocals were spot on. GRADE = A

 

 

Jessica Meuse

JESSICA MEUSE – YOU AND I – LADY GAGA – Jessica nailed it. This was indeed the perfect song for her. LOVED it!!!  GRADE = A

 

 

Alex PrestonALEX PRESTON – TOO CLOSE – ALEX CLAIRE – Alex really made this his own. He sang this so delicately and convincingly. Great job!  GRADE = A

 

 

Alex PrestonALEX PRESTON – YELLOW – COLDPLAY – Alex has had a decent night but this was his best of the night. GRADE = A-

 

 

 

Jessica Meuse

JESSICA MEUSE – SO WHAT – PINK! – Jessica brought the attitude and not the guitar finally. I think the judges are way too hard on her as she actually performed it. GRADE = A-

 

 

Alex Preston

ALEX PRESTON – IM YOURS – JASON MRAZ – A very fitting song for Alex and no real reason to change it too much. A very pleasant performance. GRADE = B+

 

 

Caleb Johnson

CALEB JOHNSON – YOU GIVE LOVE A BAD NAME – BON JOVI – Caleb started the night well and rocking but didn’t do much of anything else with the song. This was good. GRADE = B+

 

 

Caleb Johnson

CALEB JOHNSON – TRAVELING BAND – CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL – CALEB is once again doing what he does best, rock. This was ho hum for me..  Nothing special. GRADE = B+

 

 

Jena Irene

JENA IRENE – BAD ROMANCE – LADY GAGA – I am not sure this is the best song for Jena but she sang it well. GRADE = B

 

 

Jessica Meuse

JESSICA MEUSE – SINCE U BEEN GONE – KELLY CLARKSON – I hate when my favorite singer picks the wrong song and this was it. Jessica should have made this a slow acoustic jam. GRADE = C+

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

American Idol Season 13 Top 5 – AMERICA’S CHOICE!

American Idol

 

Tonight was just awesome.  Jessica really stepped up to the plate and delivered her best night of the whole competition, while Sam didn’t seem to really be in it.  I am pretty sure Sam will be going home tomorrow.  Caleb, Jena and Alex all had awesome nights…

The biggest issue I am having is that only 1/2 of the performances are available for download.  WAKE UP PRODUCERS!!!!!!!

And now for the reviews:

Jessica

JESSICA MEUSE – SUMMERTIME SADNESS (LANA DEL RAY) – I absolutely loved how she didn’t have the guitar and really sang the song way better than the original. FOR ME THIS WAS PERFECT!!!!  GRADE = A+

Alex

ALEX PRESTON – SAY SOMETHING (A GREAT BIG WORLD) – This was perfect.  GRADE A+

Caleb

CALEB JOHNSON – STILL OF THE NIGHT (WHITESNAKE) – Hello 80′s!!!!  I don’t like the song but he nailed it as usual. That is his cup of tea. GRADE = A

Jessica

JESSICA MEUSE – HUMAN (CHRISTINA PERRY) – This was such a great vocal performance from her. She really got the emotional connection right. GRADE = A

Alex

ALEX PRESTON – SWEATER WEATHER (THE NEIGHBORHOOD) – I feel Alex stepped it up a bit this week with an upbeat song. I liked this a lot. His vocals were great. I could hear him doing this for his album. GRADE = A-

Jena

JENA IRENE – VALERIE (AMY WINEHOUSE) – This girl knows how to perform. JENA owned the stage on this. She sounded great also. GRADE = B+

Caleb

CALEB JOHNSON – I DONT WANT TO MISS A THING (AEROSMITH) – I think Caleb sang this song very well but I don’t feel he connected with the song and the audience. GRADE = B

Jena

JENA IRENE – MY BODY (YOUNG THE GIANT) – I am not too familiar with the song but she sounded very good. GRADE = B

Sam

SAM WOOLF – HOW TO SAVE A LIFE (THE FRAY) – This started out a bit shakes as the judges said but it did better as it went on.  GRADE = B

 

SAM WOOLF – SING (ED SHEREEN) – Sam kinda lost it on this one for me. I’m sure it was better live than what came through on the tv. GRADE = C

 

 

 

THE DUETS:

 

ALEX JENA SAM – THE BEST DAY OF MY LIFE (AMERICAN AUTHORS) – These three have a cute chemistry. This was good. GRADE = B

 

JESSICA CALEB – BEAST OF BURDEN (ROLLING STONES) – This was a fun performance. They seemed connected with each other and they sounded great. GRADE = B+

 

 

 

American Idol Season 13 Top 6 – ROCK N ROLL & COUNTRY

 

American Idol

Another great night of solid performances from most of the contestants.  I am pretty sure CJ will be going home as he continues to struggle with being in tune and picking the right songs…. Jena is looking like the winner more and more but my favorite continues to be Jessica.  I feel she won the night!

 

Jena

Jena Irene – BARRACUDA (Heart) – Jena really rocked it. This girl has really punched herself as a front runner in the contest.  This was great. GRADE = A

Jena Irene – SO SMALL (Carrie Underwood) – Jena had a rare misstep with this song. She sang it without the melody and it was hard to follow. That said her voice sounded great. GRADE = C

 

Sam

Sam Woolf – ITS TIME (Imagine Dragons) – Sam sounded confident and convincing with this. The first chorus was just a little weak but he corrected it throughout the performance. GRADE = B+

Sam Woolf – YOU’RE STILL THE ONE (Shania Twain) Sam sang this so smoothly and almost too perfectly like Harry said. He seemed a bit stiff at times but this was pretty good. GRADE = A-

 

C.J.

CJ Harris – AMERICAN WOMAN (Guess Who) – CJ started out shaky but it got better as it went on. He didn’t look comfortable on stage though. GRADE = C+

CJ Harris – WHATEVER IT IS  (Zac Brown Band) – CJ kinda lost me in this. I was a bit bored. Not a good song choice and was very blah. GRADE = C

 

Alex

Alex Preston – ANIMAL (Neon Trees) – This has to be Alex’s weakest performance to date.  That said I loved him showing this side. GRADE = B

Alex Preston – ALWAYS ON MY MIND (Willie Nelson) – Alex couldn’t have done better with this song. He sang this so tenderly and believable. GRADE = A

 

Caleb

Caleb Johnson – STING ME (Black Crowes) -  Wow. What can I say?  You don’t have to like hard rock to appreciate this guy. GRADE = A

Caleb Johnson – UNDO IT (Carrie Underwood) – A very surprising song choice but of course he pulled it off. He sang this very well. GRADE = A

 

Jessica

Jessica Meuse – SOMEBODY TO LOVE (Jefferson Airplane) – I just love love love Jessica’s voice.  Once she learns how to use her eyes when she sings she will have performing down pat. GRADE = A

Jessica Meuse – JOLENE (Dolly Parton) – Vocally she was perfect but she still had that deer in the headlights look in her eyes. Overall this was very good!  GRADE = A

MUZICBUFF CHARTS UPDATED! Charts of 4-18-2014

TOP 100

LW TW WEEK ENDING APRIL 18, 2014 Artist Genre Wks on Cht High Pos
1 1 Breakaway (3 Weeks No. 1) Celine Dion Pop 14 1(3)
3 2 Love Revolution [feat. Q Boy] Levi Kreis Dance 21 2
4 3 Make It Wonderful Erasure Pop 12 3
2 4 Cried Candice Glover R&B 18 2
6 5 Pompeii Bastille Alternative 14 5
7 6 The Art Of Letting Go Mariah Carey Rock 21 6
12 7 Somebody 4 Everybody (Moto Blanco Radio Edit) Matt Zarley [feat. Mark Picchiotti] Dance 9 7
9 8 Survive You New Kids On The Block Pop 24 8
5 9 Story Of My Life (Radio Edit) One Direction Pop 23 1(5)
10 10 Walking On Air Katy Perry Pop 26 10
11 11 Release You (Radio Edit) Johnny Hates Jazz Rock 14 11
8 12 High Hopes Bruce Springsteen Rock 17 8
14 13 I Hope You Find It Cher Pop 14 13
18 14 Let Her Down Easy George Michael Pop 5 14
17 15 Into the Blue Kylie Minogue Pop 9 15
16 16 That’s My Kind Of Night Luke Bryan Country 26 16
23 17 Parachute James Durbin Rock 16 17
20 18 Grace (Radio Edit) Casey Stratton Pop 11 18
19 19 Feel the Love (Cahill Radio Edit) Cahill & Kimberley Locke Dance 23 19
22 20 Amen For My Friends Crystal Bowersox Pop 11 20
26 21 Thursday (Radio Edit) Pet Shop Boys Pop 18 21
25 22 Happy (Pop Edit) Pharrell Williams Pop 8 22
15 23 Say Something A Great Big World f.; Christina Aguilera Pop 22 4
29 24 Shine My Shoes Robbie Williams Pop 6 24
27 25 Young Girls (Single Edit) Bruno Mars Pop 10 25
28 26 Hard Out Here Lily Allen Pop 19 26
32 27 Crying Bonnie Tyler Pop 13 27
31 28 You Won’t Let Go Michael W. Smith Spiritual 15 28
13 29 Top of the World Jay Brannan Rock 30 1(1)
34 30 All Of Me (The Voice Performance) Ray Boudreaux Rock 12 30
36 31 I’m A Freak Enrique Iglesias f.; Pitbull Pop 7 31
24 32 You Set Fire To My Life Tina Arena Pop 23 5
37 33 Cannonball Lea Michele Dance 13 33
39 34 Signed On My Tattoo Army Of Lovers Rock 10 34
38 35 Let Me Go Gary Barlow Pop 15 35
21 36 5th Avenue Elton John Pop 23 15
30 37 Everything To Me Shane Filan Pop 19 29
41 38 Whoops! The Overtones Pop 8 38
40 39 Gasoline and Matches LeAnn Rimes & Rob Thomas Country 7 39
43 40 Artpop Lady Gaga Pop 6 40
42 41 We Own The Night The Wanted Dance 16 41
45 42 Show ‘Em (What You re Made Of) Backstreet Boys Pop 7 42
46 43 Raging Fire Phillip Phillips Rock 5 43
49 44 Can’t Get Nothin’ Done Tate Stevens Country 9 44
44 45 Dark Horse (Radio Edit) Katy Perry Pop 11 44
54 46 Can I Get an Amen (feat. Martha Wash) RuPaul & Martha Wash Pop 5 46
33 47 Waiting For Superman Daughtry Rock 28 2
35 48 Demons Imagine Dragons Rock 26 2
53 49 Let Her Go Passenger Rock 10 49
52 50 Head Over Feeling Taylor Mathews Rock 13 50
55 51 Team Lorde Alternative 7 51
66 52 You’re Mine (Eternal) Mariah Carey Pop 6 52
63 53 Move (Single Edit) Little Mix Pop 7 53
58 54 Peace & Love & Happiness PeterGail Williams Dance 8 54
57 55 Save Rock And Roll Fall Out Boy w/ Elton John Rock 11 55
56 56 Say Something (The X Factor USA Performance) Alex & Sierra Pop 14 56
62 57 Something Wicked (Marc JB Radio Mix) Spencer Day Pop 20 57
59 58 Everybody 2013 DJ BoBo Dance 27 58
64 59 Go Down Singing Michelle Chamuel Pop 12 59
72 60 FallInLove2night Prince f.; Zooey Deschanel Dance 3 60
73 61 Like A Drum (Radio Edit) Guy Sebastian Dance 3 61
47 62 Angie Baby Wahl Collins Pop 25 1(4)
67 63 Life Is Better With You Michael Franti & Spearhead Pop 12 63
50 64 Perfume Britney Spears Pop 22 19
65 65 Marry Me Jason Derulo Pop 14 63
69 66 Back To You (Radio) Mandisa Spiritual 4 66
71 67 You Don’t Know Me Lee Dewyze Alternative 7 67
51 68 Love Is A Bourgeois Construct (Claptones Radio Edit) Pet Shop Boys Dance 30 6
78 69 Best Day Of My Life American Authors Pop 4 69
68 70 Crucified 2013 (Soundfactory Radio Edit) Army Of Lovers Electronic 5 68
76 71 Blackbird Song Lee DeWyze Alternative 3 71
74 72 Nothing Else Better To Do David Archuleta Pop 6 72
77 73 Look At Me Carrie Underwood Country 5 73
60 74 Love Me Again John Newman Pop 13 58
79 75 Long Black Road Electric Light Orchestra Rock 9 75
81 76 Hope In Front Of Me (Radio Edit Mix) Danny Gokey Spiritual 4 76
86 77 Rhiannon (American Idol Performance) Jessica Meuse Alternative 2 77
NEW 78 Blue-Eyed Lie (American Idol Performance) Jessica Meuse Alternative 1 78
80 79 Stay This Way Jason Castro Spiritual 10 79
82 80 Long Live Rock & Roll Daughtry Rock 2 80
85 81 Bonfire Heart James Blunt Pop 4 81
NEW 82 Aftermath (Here We Go) [feat. Andy Bell] [Radio] Dave Audé Pop 1 82
61 83 Hurt You Toni Braxton & Babyface R&B 32 25
84 84 After the Disco Broken Bells Alternative 3 84
87 85 Rest Your Head Tonic Sol-fa Pop 3 85
90 86 Come With Me Now (Radio Edit) Kongos Rock 3 86
88 87 Time After Time (Bent Collective Radio Mix) Cyndi Lauper Dance 2 87
93 88 Closer To Nowhere Kellie Pickler Country 2 88
NEW 89 Play It Again Luke Bryan Country 1 89
89 90 You Can’t Make Old Friends Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton Country 10 89
96 91 Down In The Willow Garden Billie Joe + Norah Rock 2 91
NEW 92 Healed Paul Jolley Country 1 92
NEW 93 Better at Night Tate Stevens Country 1 93
NEW 94 Uprising Of Love Melissa Etheridge Rock 1 94
70 95 Do What U Want (feat. R. Kelly) Lady Gaga Pop 24 15
95 96 Neon Lights (Radio Edit) Demi Lovato Pop 8 76
75 97 Tonight Is Alright Bryan Finlay Rock 35 9
NEW 98 A Miracle, My Love (Single Edit) Ryan Aderrey Pop 1 98
94 99 We Remain Christina Aguilera Pop 25 55
83 100 Timber (Radio Edit) Pitbull f. Ke$ha Pop 16 34

TOP 50 CHARTBOUND

LW TW WEEK ENDING APRIL 18, 2014 Artist Genre
NEW 1 Sing (Single Edit) Ed Sheeran Pop
8 2 If It Hadn’t Been for Love (American Idol Performance) C.J. Harris Country
6 3 I’m Blue, Skies Cheyenne Jackson Pop
NEW 4 I Wish We Were Leaving (Severino Radio Remix) Bright Light Bright Light & Elton John Pop
9 5 Dedication To My Ex Robin Stjernberg Pop
NEW 6 Birthday (Single Mix) Katy Perry Pop
13 7 On the Weekend (Radio Edit) Kimberly Caldwell Pop
50 8 You & I (Single Mix) One Direction Pop
NEW 10 Faithfully (American Idol Performance) Caleb Johnson Rock
10 11 Music To Make Boys Cry Diana Vickers Pop
12 12 Land Of The Blind (Album Version) Information Society Dance
17 13 I Believe in a Thing Called Love Glee Cast  [feat. Adam Lambert] Pop
31 14 Story of My Life (American Idol Performance) Alex Preston Pop
14 15 Risk It All Blue Pop
16 16 Bitchcraft Drake Bell Pop
20 17 Howling at the Moon Midas Whale Alternative
15 18 Sky Is Falling Glenn Coulson Pop
19 19 Love You And Leave You Ronan Keating Pop
22 20 Don’t Make Me Laugh (Paul Statham Radio Edit) Right Said Fred Dance
21 21 Let Me Hold You Josh Krajcik Rock
NEW 22 Stay With Me (Darkchild Remix) Sam Smith Pop
45 23 I Would Die For You Asia Rock
18 24 The Man (Single Edit) Aloe Blacc Pop
24 25 Everything Beautiful (Short Radio Edit) Groove-State Dance
27 26 Don’t Mind If I Do Chris Wallace Pop
36 27 Stay (feat. Dia Frampton) Tydi Dance
23 28 Love Don’t Die The Fray Pop
25 29 Shut Up and Hold On Toby Keith Country
32 30 Classic (Single Edit) MKTO Pop
26 31 Sleeping With A Friend Neon Trees Rock
28 32 Do Something Matthew West Spiritual
29 33 Later On The Swon Brothers Country
NEW 34 La La La (Naughty Boy vs. M4SONIC Radio Edit) Naughty Boy f.; Sam Smith Dance
35 35 Bette Davis Eyes Milk Inc. Blues
37 36 Coming Of Age Foster The People AlternRock
41 37 Hey There Delilah (American Idol Performance) Sam Woolf Pop
48 38 They Won’t Catch Us Alive Ola Pop
40 39 Love to Last My Life Alena Wu Rock
39 40 Rewind Rascal Flatts Country
43 41 Changing Of The Seasons Two Door Cinema Club Alternative
30 42 Gravity (The X Factor USA Performance) Alex & Sierra Pop
34 43 You Say You Will David Glasper A/C
38 44 Midnight Memories One Direction Pop
42 45 Lay Me Down (featuring Adam Lambert) Avicii Dance
47 46 Sun Up Sun Down (feat. Christian Campbell) Brooke White Pop
49 47 Tightrope (Reddfield Deep Radio Edit) Matt Alber Dance
NEW 48 Raindrops Sharon Corr Rock
NEW 49 I Choose You Sara Bareilles Pop
NEW 50 Peace O.A.R. Rock