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Thursday, February 15, 2007

Nelly Furtado Side-Steps Beyoncé, Goes To #1

I'm glad Nelly Furtado topped the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart this week with "Say It Right." I think in retrospect, when the dust settles on the decade, it'll be one of the songs that rightfully stands the test of time. This gives Tranny Furtado her second #1 off Loose, and "Say It Right" is now the first song to officially climb to #1 in 2007.

Gwen Stefani's "The Sweet Escape" has moved up to #3, which ties the 2002 position for No Doubt's "Underneath It All" as her second best-charting single behind "Hollaback Girl" on the Hot 100. Fergie jumps 22 spots to #9 with "Glamorous," and Lily Allen slips into the Top 50 with "Smile," at #49. Over on the album chart, Katharine McPhee falls from last week's #2 debut to #11. So much for American Idol cranking out the winners. Give Taylor Hicks a big kiss on the way down, doll.

Overall, this is probably the best Top 10 we've had in ages, as far as variety goes.

The U.S. Top 10:

1. "Say It Right" - Nelly Furtado *1 week*
2. "Irreplaceable" - Beyoncé
3. "The Sweet Escape" - Gwen Stefani feat. Akon
4. "This Ain't A Scene, It's An Arms Race" - Fall Out Boy
5. "Runaway Love" - Ludacris feat. Mary J. Blige
6. "It's Not Over" - Daughtry
7. "Cupid's Chokehold" - Gym Class Heroes feat. Patrick Stump
8. "What Goes Around...Comes Around" - Justin Timberlake
9. "Glamorous" - Fergie *airplay gainer*
10. "I Wanna Love You" - Akon feat. Snoop Dogg

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  • At 12:05 PM, Anonymous promiscuous orangutan said…

    What great news! "Say It Right" is an excellent song. The best part is that it's succeeded on its own considerable merits, rather than through the use of flashy tricks (see also Boo, Mooga).

    One of the best songs on an outstanding album.

  • At 1:03 PM, Blogger J'ason D'luv said…

    MoogaBoo, Maneater-angutan just called you a flashy trick! What a nice compliment!

    I agree 100% (about the song, too)... it took months to climb to #1 -- and I'm actually shocked it went that high -- but it kept trudging. It's totally unlike anything on Top 40 radio now. Another weird but good pop song from out of the blue that's starting to get airplay is Diddy featuring Keyshia Cole, "Last Night." It's got weird Prince-esque drum beats.... And it's Diddy, for God's sake! Who knew?

    KIIS-FM here in L.A. has been playing it for a few weeks now.

  • At 1:22 PM, Anonymous Original Flava Orangutan said…

    hold up, waits a minute! now there's there's someone else using the orangutan handle on this board on this board?!? MoogaBoo may be the flashiest of tricks but I didn't write that. I would think there are enough primates to go around but perhaps I need to change my code name again....

  • At 6:31 PM, Blogger xolondon said…

    Wow. IS POP BACK?

  • At 9:06 PM, Blogger MoogaBoo said…

    Flashy trick? Faux-rangutan, you just totally made my day!

    BTW, how's the weather in Sweden?

  • At 12:48 AM, Blogger Paul said…

    pop may be coming back - it goes in ten year cycles. Last time was around 98 with BSB and N Sync tearing up the US and we had Steps :) ooooo


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