The number one song on iTunes for this week is “Like a G6” by Far East Movement Feat. Cataracs & Dev. This is a “club banger” sort of speak, and is a major hit with anyone from the ages of 12-30ish (even though just about anyone can find a way to like such a catchy tune like this one). This is a very catchy song that almost anyone can find him or herself nodding their heads to unconsciously. The definition of a good song to me is one that either makes you want to sing or dance from the moment it touches your ear drums and I believe “Like a G6” is one of these songs. Other songs on the iTunes top ten include “Just the Way You Are” by Bruno Mars, “Just a Dream” by Nelly and “Only Girl (In the World)” by Rihanna but these songs were just not good enough to beat out Far East Movement. Even though Bruno Mars, Nelly, and certainly, Rihanna, are much bigger stars than Far East Movement, “Like a G6” still was able to win the fans over.
I believe this up-beat techno song is very popular, not only for its great ability to make people dance, but also because of the number one hit show at the moment, The Jersey Shore. The Jersey Shore is a show based on “Guido’s” and “Guidettes” that love clubbing and fist pumping to crazy techno beats like this one. The more popular the show became the more people have been listening to club songs and Far East Movement just stayed with what is popular. They figured by creating a song that possibly the Jersey Shore cast could dance to would ultimately become a hit to fans around the nation due to the huge popularity of the show. Far East Movement was smart in creating this song because as you can see it has jumped to the number one spot on iTunes, which is a very prestigious place to be.
iTunes over the years has slowly taken over the music industry and everyone does all their purchasing of music through the Internet—through iTunes. People constantly check iTunes for new songs and new albums to add to their iTunes library. Now the reason why iTunes top ten is so prestigious is because nine people out of ten will check the iTunes top ten when wanting to purchase a new song. People trust the iTunes top ten to give them good songs that everyone likes so to be on top of the iTunes list at number one cannot get any better for the artist. It is a tiny milestone for any artist to climb atop the list of the iTunes top ten and when succeeding in this goal it is a very humbling feeling to see that all your hard work into creating this song has achieved ultimate superiority in the music world. iTunes became so prestigious to the point of where people actually keep statistics on how many songs and how long each song has been at number one on the iTunes list or just on the iTunes top ten all together.
Far East Movement is a fairly new group so they don’t have much out yet but if they produce more songs like this one I believe they will ultimately become a success. To be this new of a group and already have a number one song on iTunes Far East Movement is on a good track to becoming a huge group for years to come. If they can continue to come out with number one hits on the iTunes top ten they are for sure to become a name spoken well of for years to come. Many people may not know who Far East Movement is and may just think “Like a G6” is a good song, once they make a name for themselves and produce three or four more number one hits than Far East Movement will become a household name. Overall, iTunes is a place where all music lovers come to catch up on the latest and greatest hits at the time and to purchase songs that they believe should be up at the number one spot. The more a song is bought the better chance it has to becoming the number one song. If the same song is continually bought over and over again that same song can be number one for weeks and weeks at a time, which is ultimately any music artists dream.