If the one true aim of all rock bands is world domination, Linkin Park has just hit this one out of the park, straight into the bull's eye and scored a six. Shankar Mahadevan's close , but he'll have to fight it out with Nelly Furtado, Akon, Avril Lavigne and Green Day. (Well, James Blunt too, but I figured he wouldn't last more than two seconds against Shankar.)
The Google Music Trends page reveals a couple of things: Most Google Talk users are listening to new music. There seem to be a LOT of Google Talk users in India (or from India.)
(You can also view top songs by genres and by country. It seems the only kind of "world music" is Indian music. We are the desi world, yaar?)
Now, if fifty million of you are willing to cooperate with me, what say we play a sweet old K.L. Saigal song, tag it as "hip-hop/R&B" in iTunes and confuse the hell out of Google and other marketers?