LMFAO are the best act of 2011, apparently

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What was the best track of 2011? Between stellar releases from the likes of Four Tet, SBTRKT and M83, you’d think that the calibre of music over the last eleven-and-a-half months has been pretty high. You’d think that level of quality might be reflected in the purchasing habits of the listening public. You’d think wrong.

Proving that there’s no accounting for taste, iTunes have revealed that the honour of most-downloaded song this year for Australian audiences belongs to none other than LMFAO, for their breakthrough single Party Rock Anthem.

Yes, the animal print-wearing, crotch-wiggling, party-rocking LA duo are responsible for the biggest hit of 2011, edging out the likes of Gotye, Adele and Maroon 5 for the number one spot. It seems LMFAO’s unfathomable (yet undeniable) appeal is worldwide – the duo also took out the #1 spot on the UK iTunes charts and the #2 spot on the US list.

Well, at least it wasn’t Justin Biber.

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dafunk2011

dafunk2011 said on the 12th Dec, 2011

well at least it wasnt skrillex...

angy

angy said on the 12th Dec, 2011

Pitbull should have won IMO

mlirosi

mlirosi said on the 12th Dec, 2011

no surprises there, i wouldnt have thought SBTRKT and M83 had the fan base to pull off number 1

Hdb2

Hdb2 said on the 12th Dec, 2011

Guetta #1 DJ. LMFAO #1 best act.


EDM summed up atm haha.

special ed

special ed said on the 12th Dec, 2011

who the hell buys music from itunes? irrelevant demographic is irrelevant

Wowk

Wowk said on the 12th Dec, 2011

Despite the sarcasm of this article, it's not like ITM's Top 50 is any more credible

Morphee

Morphee said on the 12th Dec, 2011

Standard really. They wrote a catchy tune, people bought it.

I dont see what the big deal is

Ruskhouse

Ruskhouse said on the 12th Dec, 2011

what morphee said, you're all blind

PhatD

PhatD said on the 12th Dec, 2011

lol @ the chin-strokers who are actually surprised by this... what did you expect?

Welcome to pop culture.. where beauty is in the ear of the beholder

ryanbond008

ryanbond008 said on the 12th Dec, 2011

Lmfao are complete fuk wits who are destroying dance music. Fuk their music .

deepbeetzz

deepbeetzz said on the 12th Dec, 2011

what im reading here, and seeing in my travels and delayed 30yrs old retirement bound ass, is that the divide between commercial dance/rnb dance, and more credible proper edm grows larger and larger, which is actually an awesome thing!

Dr Bones

Dr Bones said on the 12th Dec, 2011

I don't get the big deal of hate against LMFAO. Sure, it's fucking stupid. It's also plainly a piss take. It's not like they're a threat to serious dance music in any way shape or form.

djpractice

djpractice said on the 12th Dec, 2011

with this, guetta at no 1 in the DJ mag top 100 AND 9 shitty hardstyle acts in the DJ Mag top 100 and trance artists playing hardly ANY trance anymore AND the "headliners" at Summadayze - sums up that EDM is pretty piss poor in 2011 :(

mischief79

mischief79 said on the 12th Dec, 2011

morphee and dr bones are dead right.. using a kia soul in a music video is brilliant IMO.. not sure they ever claimed to be the musical messiahs or anything. no need to get upset.

jamwildway

jamwildway said on the 12th Dec, 2011

LMFAO are awesome, they were the best act at Stereosonic. The song deserves to be number one, can't wait for their next album!!!

DMK1

DMK1 said on the 12th Dec, 2011

So all you need is a cheesy catchy beat and some fuckwit doing a gay dance. Ok i think i could do that. Watch for ROFL in 2012, I am going to be big.

LunarCat

LunarCat said on the 13th Dec, 2011



:lol::lol: :bow: You made me laugh so much. :lol:
I honestly wish you success. ;D
Actually, I wish that once, someone reaps that success and then famously announces that the whole project was an experiment to prove how people prefer silly music. ;D

ninjaskillskill

ninjaskillskill said on the 13th Dec, 2011

It just hurts me that they are related to the founder of Motown Records.

Morphee

Morphee said on the 13th Dec, 2011

Dr Bones man, what a smart man he is, that man, Dr Bones.

Slavo_Pendulum

Slavo_Pendulum said on the 13th Dec, 2011

Not that im in support of this, but they probably are the best act. Sure they're queers but they must be doing something right.
And with guetta, sure he gains most of his reputation from collabs with mainstream artists, but if you listen to part 2 of his latest cd. Its actually good, quality music. Hes still a fucking loser though.

corrin27

corrin27 said on the 14th Dec, 2011

i hate guetta with a passion...but he has been a pioneer for what dance music has come these days...

Dr Bones

Dr Bones said on the 14th Dec, 2011



Those queers probably get more clunge on a Sunday afternoon than I'll get in my whole life.

slinky87

slinky87 said on the 14th Dec, 2011

I didn't go to stereo but one of my mates who was there said the day was awful, badly run BUT the only thing that made up for it was LMFAO's ridiculous show. We were making gags about "party rocking" and a like and i didn't think he would go but if dudes rock out, have a good time and make cheesy shit, good on them.