Hit It - What's No. 1 On World's Music Charts

Here are some of the songs topping the charts from music hot spots around the world.

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On Thursday, the British punk band Buzzcocks played a gig in Paris, as part of the "Europunk" exhibition in the French capital. Although putting the punk movement in a museum may seem paradoxical at the least, it is the opportunity for old-timers such as Buzzcocks' Pete Shelley or PiL's Johnny Rotten to meet the ones they influenced with their raw and honest approach to life and music.

To celebrate Buzzcocks' ever-lasting energy, here is their classic "Fast Cars":

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