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In something of an upset, HBO's Girls has overcome the juggernaut that is Fox's Glee, by topping it at the register. You see, Glee - which has become a big bucks enterprise in the CD/digital download music era, has been beaten by the HBO critical darling in the Top 100 chart produced by Billboard.
Suck it, Will Schuester. Glee's latest CD releases have not done as well on the musical charts as they once did, as ratings for the television program continue to trend downwards. The most recent season debuted with nearly two million less viewers than any of the three previous seasons had.
Music that comes from Girls, on the other hand, is doing better and better with each episode. Icona Pop's "I Love It" played during the third episode of the sophomore season and jumped to Number 69 on the chart, while Oasis' '90s anthem "Wonderwall" was sung by Lena Dunham's character in the next episode and jumped by 75 percent on the sales charts the following week.
"Music is such a huge part of my creative process,” said Dunham when the first soundtrack from the show released. “I make playlists to write by and listen to as I head to set in the morning, and I experiment in editing with songs that the characters would love and that accurately reflect their struggles. 'Girls' music supervisor Manish Raval and I are crazy about everything from the pop that teen girls devour to the niche indie rock from days of yore. To collaborate with Fueled by Ramen and so many artists who inspire me on this compilation is a dream.”