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Thursday, February 22, 2007

What Goes Around Comes Back Around For The Dixie Chicks And Justin Timberlake

Almost a month ago, Justin Timberlake made a brief one week appearance in the lower Top 10 with "What Goes Around...Comes Around" before falling out. This week, he jumps from #8 to #1, simultaneously knocking Nelly Furtado down to #3 and racking up his third third consecutive single to top the Billboard Hot 100.

Following their post-Grammy sweep last week, the Dixie Chicks' "Not Ready To Make Nice" was the most-downloaded song for several days, which causes them to re-enter the Hot 100 at #4. Initially, the single was released last March and failed to go Top 20 after being virturally banned by radio following singer Natalie Maines' anti-Bush comments at a 2003 London concert.

But apparently the dumb Americans who opposed the Chicks have caught up these past few years in realizing Bush is a lame-ass and the worst President ever, as Taking The Long Way was also the most-downloaded album last week. It had a 714% increase in sales, and flew up from #72 on the Top 200 Albums chart to #8.

Outside the Top 10, Fergie's new single "Glamorous" has dropped faster than Britney Spears panties in a limousine. The song, which entered the upper tier last week at #9, has plummetted to #33. Corinne Bailey Rae has the Hot Shot Debut at #56 with "Like A Star," while on the album chart, Norah Jones knocks Fall Out Boy down to reclaim the top position. Overall, the week is most notable for there being only two truly R&B singles in the Top 10.

The U.S. Top 10:

1. "What Goes Around...Comes Around" - Justin Timberlake *1 week*
2. "Runaway Love" - Ludacris feat. Mary J. Blige
3. "Say It Right" - Nelly Furtado
4. "Not Ready To Make Nice" - Dixie Chicks *re-entry*
5. "Don't Matter" - Akon
6. "The Sweet Escape" - Gwen Stefani feat. Akon
7. "It's Not Over" - Daughtry
8. "Cupid's Chokehold" - Gym Class Heroes feat. Patrick Stump
9. "Irreplaceable" - Beyoncé
10. "This Ain't A Scene, It's An Arms Race" - Fall Out Boy

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  • At 11:03 AM, Blogger Paul said…

    how is that song number one? I mean its ok and all, but number one? Really? That irreplaceable is growing on me more and more. Someone needs to cover Too Blind To See It by Kym Sims and get that back in the chart!

  • At 11:19 AM, Anonymous If I'm Not Orangutan said…

    good lord SWV are tied for first place in the poll?!?!

  • At 12:17 PM, Anonymous HOT Coko said…

    Submit to SWV or you're gonna get POACHED, tang-a-lang.

  • At 12:23 PM, Anonymous LeeLee said…

    Sisters with mouses, click away!!

  • At 3:00 PM, Blogger J'ason D'luv said…

    Enough of your petty squabbles, sisters!

    Paul, what's this Kym Sims song? Is it at least better than "Irreplaceable."

  • At 5:11 PM, Anonymous Stop Or The Orangutan Will Shoot said…

    OH MY GOD BECKY, you've never heard Kym Sims "Too Blind Too See It"?!?! It was one of the top House jammie jams in da clubs when I first came out so many years ago in 1991. It was very au courant at the time with the Steve "Silk" Hurley production so I'm not sure how it would sound to ears that don't remember it from the first time around though Almighty did some new(er) mixes maybe around 2000 or so?

    and maybe I spoke too soon about SWV, I just busted "Right Here" out and it still is a hot one but "Blak Pudd'n" was NAAAAAASTY.

  • At 5:33 PM, Anonymous ain't the kind of pudd'n bill cosby advertises said…

    *BEEP* you Orangutan, "Blak Pudd'n" was THE JAM!

    Any song that name checks Parker Lewis Can't Lose is a winner.

  • At 9:41 PM, Blogger J'ason D'luv said…

    Okay, okay... I looked it up on YouTube (and only found this oddball mashup with a British cleaning product commercial), and now I totally remember it.

    I completely forgot about "Too Blind To See It," and now remember it getting radio play back in the day. It charted at #38 in the States.

    Dang. iTunes doesn't have it, though :-(

  • At 2:58 AM, Anonymous brian said…

    I personally preferred kym's single "i must be free" with its love II infinity mix. Does anyone else remember when Steve "silk" hurley pumped out remixes for every club diva? I recall a track by Jomanda doing quite well in the early 90s although the song's title escapes me.

  • At 11:19 AM, Anonymous Jomanda said…

    "Got a Love For You," hello?!?!?

    The first day we met, my heart stood still
    I never had a man like you and I doubt I ever will
    So tired of playing all these love games
    Ever since you came into my life, I had to change
    That's why I'm so glad I found you
    Gonna build my whole world around you
    Oh yeah, gonna be true, gonna be true...

    Silk's defining moment, CeCe Peniston notwithstanding.

  • At 6:18 PM, Blogger xolondon said…

    I think it's Fergie's trite, offensive video that sunk that song.

  • At 7:03 PM, Anonymous xolondon bridge said…

    Offensive video? Whaa?

    DEAR, I would think you of all people would enjoy "trite, offensive" productions…Birds of a feather and such.

    Flossy flossy!

  • At 8:06 PM, Blogger xolondon said…



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