The following are the iTunes’ top 10 selling singles of the week that ended Sept. 21, 2009:
1. “Party In the U.S.A.,” Miley Cyrus
Party in the U.S.A.” is a pop song written by Lukasz Gottwald, Claude Kelly and Jessica Cornish and performed by American recording artist Miley Cyrus. Produced by Gottwald, Party in the U.S.A.” has prominent pop rock characteristics and is a mid-tempo song.
2. “Whatcha Say,” Jason DeRulo
Performed by American recording artist, Jason DeRulo, Whatcha Say” is a song that was first released from his self-titled debut studio album. Produced by J. R. Rotem, in the song DeRulo admits to his girl that he’s been flirting with other women behind her back.
3. “I Gotta Feeling,” Black Eyed Peas
Their second official single “I Gotta Feeling” by the group Black Eyed Peas first debuted on May 21, 2009. The song went on to replace “Boom Boom Pow” at #1 on the US charts and eventually reach #1 on twenty charts worldwide. It is also the longest-running #1 single on the US Pop Charts in 2009.
4. “Paparazzi,” Lady GaGa
“Paparazzi” is a song from her debut album “The Fame”, by American pop recording artist, Lady Gaga. Written by Gaga and Rob Fusari the song was the album’s third single in the Italy, Ireland and United Kingdom and the fourth single in US and Canada and the fifth single in New Zealand and Australia. On July 6 2009, it was released in the United Kingdom and in Australia on July 10, 2009.
5. “Down,” Jay Sean
The American-debut single by British R&B artist Jay Sean, from his American-debut album All or Nothing, this single features American mate and rapper Lil Wayne, and started being played on radio stations from May 31, 2009. The single was officially released on iTunes on June 30, 2009.
6. “EmpireState of Mind (feat. Alicia Keys),” Jay-Z
A song by American rapper Jay-Z, Empire State of Mind features vocals from American soul singer-songwriter Alicia Keys. After being released to iTunes on September 8, 2009 and hitting #1 shortly after, it reached the fiftieth position on the Billboard Hot 100, with more than 40,000 downloads.
7. “Run This Town (feat. Rihanna & Kanye West)
A 2009 song by American rapper Jay-Z, Run This Town features singer Rihanna and artist Kanye West. It is the second single of The Blue Print 3, Jay-Z’s studio album. Since its release to iTunes on August 11, 2009, it hit the third position and also came to second in the list of Billboard Hot 100.
8. “Cowboy Casanova,” Carrie Underwood
Officially released on September 14 2009 “Cowboy Casanova” is the title of a song written by Mike Elizondo, Brett James and co-written and recorded by American country artist Carrie Underwood.
9. “Forever,” Drake, Lil Wayne, Eminem, Kanye West
“Forever” is a single by rapper and hip-hop artist Drake. The song has verses by rappers Lil Wayne, Kanye West and Eminem. It was released as a single from Drake’s future studio album Thank Me Later.
10. “Use Somebody,” Kings of Leon
The fourth studio album of Kings of Leon “Use Somebody” is the second single from Only by the Night that was released on December 8, 2008. The music video was premiered exclusively on the band’s MySpace page on November 4, 2008. It became a huge hit in the U.S., where it topped multiple airplay formats, and reached the fourth slot on the Hot 100 and top the charts of the pop songs.