David Bowie tops world's charts; Australia instead chooses ... Bon Jovi?!?
This just in: Australia is nuts. Or however they say it down under. "One 'roo short of a zoo?" While David Bowie's first album in forever -- The Next Day -- is tops on the sales charts of every civilized nation, it has landed at the No. 2 spot in Austalia, where music fans have instead chosen -- Bon Jovi's What About Now.
"From the get go, it was obvious David Bowie’s The Next Day was going to take off and it did so, not unlike a bullet, heading straight to to number 1 in a large chunk of Europe including Sweden, Finland, Holland, Scotland and, of course, the UK. Even New Zealand hopped on the bandwagon, bless their woolen socks," Musicfeeds.com.au reports. "Australians are simply itching for a Bon Jovi tour announcement... This anticipation would have played a big role in the sales amongst Triple M listeners and mums who partied back in the ’80s."
To answer a couple obvious questions.
1. Why hasn't Bowie topped the U.S. charts? Well, it hasn't been released here yet.
2. Bon Jovi HAS a new album?!? God help us all.