In a Billboard shocker moment, famed crooner Michael Bublé took out the New Moon soundtrack for number one on the charts this week. This is Bublé’s second week on the charts – bringing in 203,000 records sold in the past seven days according to Billboard.com. “New Moon” was released last Tuesday, October 20 but Bublé came in first for total record sales. The soundtrack sold 115,000 copies in its first week. The news is even more surprising when Bublé’s “Crazy Love” isn’t present on the iTunes top album chart, while New Moon hovers at number six (at the time this article was printed).
Bublé is famous for his smooth vocals, covering classic songs from past eras. “Crazy Love” features “Georgia on my Mind” and “Haven’t Met You Yet”. Bublé’s usual demographic follows him for his unique voice that has hints reminiscent of Frank Sinatra or Fred Astaire. His modern day rendition of old-time classics have become wedding anthems around the world.
In contrast, the “New Moon” soundtrack, released by Warner Brothers records to help excite Twilighters everywhere for the upcoming release of the second movie in the Stephanie Meyers series, is comprised of all original works. Death Cab for Cutie, Thom Yorke, Lykke Li, The Killers, Muse and more all wrote original songs exclusively for the soundtrack. The contributors’ list is impressive at the very least, but even more so when you consider the songs were written specifically for the movie.
Paramore, who headlined the first Twilight soundtrack, hang in on the Billboard 200 chart at number 16 with “Brand New Eyes” which was released in late September.
Both “Crazy in Love” and the New Moon soundtrack are available at all major music retailers. The Twilight Saga: New Moon hits theatres November 20..