Katy Perry’s “E.T.,” featuring Kanye West, spends a fifth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, to be released tomorrow (May 5) on Billboard.com, while Britney Spears’ “Till the World Ends” soars back into the top 10, and to a new chart peak, fueled by its superstar-studded remix.
“E.T.” (2-1) remains atop the Hot 100 courtesy of a second week at No. 1 on Radio Songs (138 million audience impressions, according to Nielsen BDS) and seventh week in charge of Digital Songs. As previously reported, “E.T.” sold slightly more than 300,000 downloads (down 13%), according to Nielsen SoundScan, edging out Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep,” which holds at No. 2 on the sales ranking (just under 300,000; up 1%) and the Hot 100.
Antoine Dodson shot to YouTube fame last July when he ranted on about chasing away an attempt rapist from his sister’s bedroom.But the Alabama native is back in the news for being on the wrong side of the law this time.
LeAnn Rimes is a married woman once again.The country singer married actor Eddie Cibrian last night in a private, very un-hyped ceremony, but she confirmed the joyous news on Twitter afterward.
“Smoke on the Water” is one of the great songs composed by the British hard rock band Deep Purple released on 1972 album Machine Head. In year 2004, this song was ranked as no 426 on the list of Rolling Stone magazinem. In March 2005, the song was at number 12 in the 100 Greatest Guitar Tracks of Q magazine.
“Smoke on the Water” is known for and recognizable by its central theme, a four-note “blues scale” melody harmonised in parallel fourths. The riff, played on a Fender Stratocaster electric guitar by Ritchie Blackmore, is later joined by hi-hat and distorted organ, then drums, then electric bass parts before the start of Ian Gillan’s vocal.
Jon Lord doubles the guitar part on a Hammond C3 organ played through a distorted Marshall amp, creating a tone very similar to that of the guitar. Blackmore uses two fingers to pluck so the pairs of notes can be played exactly simultaneously, to match the organ’s timing more closely.
The song order is intro(riff)-verse-chorus-riff-verse-chorus-riff-solo-riff-verse-chorus-riff-solo. The first solo is performed on guitar by Ritchie Blackmore, and the second and final solo is performed on an organ by Jon Lord until the song fades out.
“Smoke on the Water” was included on Machine Head, which was released in early 1972, but was not released as a single until a year later, in May 1973. The band members have said that they did not expect the song to be a hit, but the single reached number 4 on the Billboard pop singles chart in the United States during the summer of 1973, number 2 on the Canadian RPM charts, and it propelled the album to the top 10. Live performance of the tune, featuring extended interplay between Blackmore’s guitar and Jon Lord’s Hammond organ would become a centerpiece of “Deep Purple’s” live shows, and a version of the song from the live album Made in Japan became a minor hit on its own later on in 1973.
Tyler Ennis prevented Buffalo from squandering a three-goal lead, and more importantly, gave the Sabres a 3-2 series lead over the Philadelphia Flyers with his overtime goal on Friday night.
Ennis scored his second goal at 5:31 of the extra session, a rebound off Mike Weber’s point shot to give the Sabres a 4-3 victory.
Lady Gaga calls people ‘retards’, then blubs and swears a bit
Lady Gaga’s newfound Tourettes syndrome continues to take over as she swears her way through yet another interview, giving quotes to further support evidence she definitely lives somewhere other than planet earth. This time, even reducing to tears at the suggestion Born this Way might sound just a little bit like Express Yourself, and in a moment of the most astute awareness of political correctness, called anyone that dare question her motives ‘retards’.
Hanover 96 went third in the Bundesliga on Thursday with a 3-1 win at Freiburg which knocked Bayern Munich out of the Champions League places before the weekend’s matches.
First-half goals by Norway forward Mohammed Abdellaoue and ex-Germany striker Jan Schlaudraff put the visitors 2-0 up at the break.