Musformation Presents: What The World Is Really Listening To!


We have previously expressed our opinion, now that many people no longer buy records, it is time to part the Billboard Charts (aka Soundscan) to rest. So where do we go from here? It is time to start looking at what people are listening to online. We have also told you about the Wiki Chart, a site that measures what people are listening to across the majority of the streaming audio sites on the net. We will now be publishing the Top 10 of the Wiki Chart’s Rock and Pop Chart on a weekly basis, in an effort to show you all what music is really being consumed by the masses. Below you have the results of the two charts as of 5/22/09:

Pop Chart
1 BLACK EYED PEAS ‘Boom Boom Pow’
2 KRIS ALLEN ‘No Boundaries’
3 TAYLOR SWIFT ‘You Belong With Me’
4  KATY PERRY ‘Waking Up In Vegas’
5 EMINEM ‘Beautiful’
6 JEREMIH ‘Birthday Sex’
7 CHARICE ‘Note To God’
8 SEAN KINGSTON ‘Fire Buring’
10 LADY GAGA ‘Poker Face’

Rock Chart
1 LINKIN PARK ‘New Divide’
2 GREEN DAY ‘Know Your Enemy’
3 PASSION PIT ‘Moth’s Wings
4 ROB THOMAS ‘Her Diamonds’
5 PHOENIX ‘Lisztomania’
7 KINGS OF LEON ‘Use Somebody’
8 WHITE RABBITS ‘Percussion Gun’
9 IRON & WINE ‘The Trapeze Swinger’
10 WILCO ‘You Never Know’

For more info go check out The Wiki Chart.

Jesse Cannon is the editor of Musformation. He produces records at his studio Cannon Found Soundation. Follow him on Twitter at @JesseCannonMusF. For more info please visit his website.

  • Anonymous

    Please use another font on your nice site.
    This one doesn’t work the way you think.

  • Jesse Cannon

    Do you have a font you would suggest?

  • Doug

    Hey guys, thanks for the post and checking us out. We still have lots of work ahead of us. on a spectrum of 0-100, 100 being the ultimate vision of where we want to take The Wiki Chart, we’re at about a 28, so stick with us as we evolve. And we’re open to any and all criticisms or suggestions that will make the site and experience better for the visitors and listeners. Peace.