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Sunday, April 02, 2006

Gnarls Barkley Trumps Morrissey

Morrissey proved to be no match for the download-only available single "Crazy" by duo Gnarls Barkley in the U.K. chart race this week. Instead, The Moz has to settle for #3 with new single "You Have Killed Me," just behind Ne-Yo. Meanwhile, time was when a new single by The Streets was at least guaranteed a Top 5 entry. But times do change, as the #8 placing of Mike Skinner's latest, "When You Wasn't Famous," shows. One question, though. Why is Sony still bothering with the Michael Jackson single re-release campaign? Not one has made it in the Top 10 yet, and this week's "The Way You Make Me Feel" release enters at a disappointing #17. I guess the bigger question is, who's actually buying this trash?

The U.K. Top 10:

1. "Crazy" - Gnarls Barkley *1 week*
2. "So Sick" - Ne-Yo
3. "You Have Killed Me" - Morrissey *new*
4. "Nature's Law" - Embrace
5. "No Tomorrow" - Orson
6. "Naive" - The Kooks
7. "Pump It" - Blackeyed Peas
8. "When You Wasn't Famous" - The Streets *new*
9. "Beep" - Pussycat Dolls feat. will.i.am
10. "Stupid Girls" - Pink

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  • At 9:45 AM, Blogger MrBrady said…

    Hopefully the record buying public has now cottoned on to the fact that The Streets are just one big piss-take with no redeeming qualities whatsoever. However I'm sure the likes of NME, Q etc will continue to hype them as much as possible and the trendies will continue to think they're cool and have a good laugh at all the Chavs that Skinner imitates.

    As for Gnarls Barkely - what's all the fuss about? It's one of the most dreary records I've heard in a long time.

  • At 12:24 PM, Blogger Paul said…

    time to put your bookmark in MrBrady ;) I agree about The Streets. Self indulgent drivel. I still haven't heard the Gnarls Barkely track or Morrissey (though i really should as he is headlining V and I am going...) I think the only track i know in the top five is Orson and thats not so super. I'm so out of touch :O


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