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Thursday, February 24, 2005

The Chart Don't Lie

Alright, it's time for our first ever weekly roundup of the only songs worth llstening to on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart. Hopefully we'll actually remember to do this on a weekly basis. Up first is Green Day with "Boulevard of Broken Dreams," which jumps up a notch to #2. Unfortunately, 50 Cent hopped in at #1 this week with one of his 37 songs in the Top 40, but since Green Day still has a bullet, maybe they can knock that f***er out soon. "Boulevard" truly deserves to go to #1, if only for the fact that it's been the one consistent pop song in the Top 10 for the past few months, amid a slew of R&B sound-alikes. Not only that, it's the best single of the band's career in our opinion.

Up next is the Max Martin-produced "Since U Been Gone" by Kelly Clarkson at #8. Thank God Max decided to step out of his pseudo-retirement. Granted, he may have been a bit embarrassed by the teen pop revolution he had a heavy hand in 5 years back, but that makes it all the more refreshing to see him back with a different sound. We like to play this song while we tear up pictures of our exes!

Also by Kelly Clarkson, "Breakaway" is still hanging out in the Top 20, this week at #16. This is just one of those pop songs that never get old. We were actually pretty sure it was curtains for Kelly when all the other Idol winners started flopping. It's interesting to note that she's really the only one of that whole clan who is guaranteed radio airplay on Top 40 stations. It's also nice to see a young female pop star who isn't popping up in the tabloids every week with her tongue shoved down some other b-lister's throat. Aww, good Kelly!

Okay, so the next 10 songs are utter crap - which brings us to The Killers at #28 with "Mr. Brightside." We've already professed our lust for Brandon Flowers and everything The Killers do, so we'll just add that we're sitting at home today waiting for him to come over dressed as a UPS delivery man. Bring the package over, Brando.

Finally, this is totally shameless, but we're giving a mention to Rob Thomas,- in at #31 with his solo song "Lonely No More" - because now that he cut off all his hair, he looks HOT! In fact, when Brandon brings that package over, maybe he can have Rob jump out of it. At any rate, this tune, like most by Matchbox Twenty, is annoyingly catchy, but in that I can't let anyone know I like this song kind of way. We're still trying to get "Unwell" out of our heads two years later!

That's it for this week. Do like we are, and go play those chart #'s in the lottery today! Actually, if you live in California or Pennsylvania, don't! We wanna win it all for ourselves. We're not greedy. We just wanna be rich so people will like us.


  • At 2:44 PM, Blogger The Duke said…

    Green Day... yawn...
    Rob Thomas... yaaaargh!

  • At 2:50 PM, Blogger J'ason D'luv said…

    Yeah, yeah, yeah, Duke. We know. But compare those ones to everything else in the charts. Seeeriously!

  • At 3:01 AM, Blogger jack said…

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