It’s time to get nostalgic again. Before we get to this week’s charts, we’re going back one full decade to October 16, 2008. What was hot at that time?
10 Years Ago: October 16, 2008
Television: American Idol dominated the boob tube in the first half of the year. Canadian Idol had shut down for good in September. In October, viewers were engaged with Brooke Burke and Derek Hough who went on to win Dancing with the Stars.
Film: Max Payne starring Mark Wahlberg based on the video game of the same name was the biggest hit at the box office this week.
News: Spotify music streaming service had recently been launched in Sweden. British Columbia’s Highway 2 had a natural gas pipeline bombing today.
Albums: US punk band Rise Against topped the charts with album Appeal to Reason. Canadian act Mes Aieux was at #2 with La Ligne Orange.
Songs: Britney Spears’ “Womanizer” was the hottest track in Canada. Nickelback’s “Gotta Be Somebody” was moving up the charts, at #4 this week.
The Charts: October 16, 2018
Alexandra Streliski‘s pretty piano album Inscape debuts at #8 on the Albums Chart which is led this week by the soundtrack to A Star Is Born starring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper. A number of the latter’s tracks populate the Billboard Hot 100. The former is Alexandra’s first Top 10 album.
Alessia Cara‘s “Trust My Lonely” is new in the CHR Top 40 at #37. Aaron Goodvin‘s “You Are” wheels into the Country Top 50 at #46. Michael Bublé‘s new one “Love You Anymore” is #36 at AC Radio. Hot AC is showing some likings for the Zedd remix of Shawn Mendes‘ “Lost in Japan”, at #35. There’s nothing new this week at Rock Top 40.