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Thursday, September 20, 2007

OneRepublic's "Apologize" Finally Becomes A Hit

Kanye West's "Stronger" has topped Billboard's Hot 100 chart, and becomes only the fourth single to reach #1 on both the U.S. and U.K. charts in 2007, following "Beautiful Girls," "Umbrella" and "Give It To Me." That's swell, but on the heels of the whole Kanye/50 Cent circus, the latter's churlish "Ayo Technology" has also swung into the Top 5.

And like when jumper cables are attached to a cracked-out hooker in a dumpster, Pink's career continues to leap back to life, as "Who Knew" now matches the #9 peak of "U + Ur Hand" on the Hot 100. Sure, the song was co-produced by Max Martin, but, you know, surely people care about Pink, too. I mean, it's Pink!

There are about 14 other Kanye and 50 Cent songs on the chart this week, and "Wake Up Call," Maroon 5's crappy follow-up to "Makes Me Wonder" is up 17 positions to #23. But the one other track really worth mentioning is Timbaland featuring OneRepublic's "Apologize," which I've been touting since Shock Value came out in April. It's at #33.

Here's the video, which sadly doesn't feature cute singer Ryan Tedder (pictured above). This has to be the best thing the over-exposed producer has twiddled the knobs on:

You can watch the original video, with Ryan and before Timbaland remixed the track, here.

The U.S. Top 10:

1. "Stronger" - Kanye West *1 week*
2. "Crank That (Soulja Boy)" - Soulja Boy *airplay gainer*
3. "The Way I Are" - Timbaland feat. Keri Hilson & D.O.E.
4. "Big Girls Don't Cry" - Fergie
5. "Ayo Technology" - 50 Cent feat. Justin Timberlake & Timbaland
6. "Bed" - J. Holiday
7. "Let It Go" - Keyshia Cole feat. Missy Elliot & Lil Wayne
8. "Rockstar" - Nickelback
9. "Who Knew" - Pink
10. "Shawty" - Plies feat. T-Pain

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  • At 11:34 AM, Blogger Poster Girl said…

    I LOVE how the computer text "Apoligize" appears on the screen right at the same time the actual music video is showing the correct way to spell it.

    I've also LOVED that song ever since you posted about it (thanks!)--I really hope it keeps rising.

  • At 8:09 PM, Blogger Joshua said…

    That tall guitarist is SO SO SO SO hot! I love this song and you were the one who tipped me off on it. Thanks!

  • At 1:49 AM, Blogger Paul said…

    how the fuck are nickelback still getting top ten hits? I thought Chris Daughtry had shafted them out the way???

  • At 11:18 AM, Blogger Yuяi said…

    Thanks for the tip, D'lurvvie.

    I seem to disregard anything with "Timbaland" in the title lately. Can we say "over-exposed"?

    But I do have to give props where props are due. I do prefer Timba's mix over the original version you posted.

    Great song either way, tho.

  • At 1:37 AM, Blogger J'ason D'luv said…

    Glad I was able to recommend a song y'all actually liked. Gosh, if only this blog had been around when Pop! had their brief career...

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