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Sunday, January 20, 2008

Adele Seems Like A Nice Broad, But Then There's The Whole Singing Thing

XO did a nice post about Adele, the ho with the new #2 U.K. single. I'm using the pic he used, because I like that coat (she probably shoplifted).

There seems to be some brouhaha because music fans are taking sides in an Adele vs. Duffy drama. I don't see why. Duffy sounds like a Kate Nash knock-off who spent too many years riding her thumb with the lights out to old Dusty Springfield records, and Adele perfectly apes Norah Jones. She probably dreams of the day they can slam vadge.

Speaking of which -- Robyn! "Be Mine!" climbs to #10! Her second U.K. Top 10 single in five months! I remember predicting "Be Mine!" would do well, as there typically ain't much competition as far as new singles in the market in January. But that's not to take away from the radness of the song. It peaked at #3 in Sweden in '05, and, having played it to death myself back then, it's funny to see the song have a whole new life in England. Funny... but sexy.

Robyn's "With Every Heartbeat" is still hanging in there at #39, as well. Plus, her full self-titled LP moves up to a new peak of #15 on the album chart. Topping it all off, my new jam, "Some Kinda Rush" by Booty Luv, holds steady at #19 for a second week.

On a final note, it's worth mentioning that, 14 months after its release, Take That's Beautiful World album is at #3. It's gotta be because of either the fact that it was re-released a month or so ago with "Rule The World" now attached, or folks who initially held out from buying it are giving in and using their Christmas cash/iTunes gift cards to get it.

Either way, Take That seem to be the U.K. equivalent of Nickelback, who you can't chase away with a broom 'round these parts. Maybe a sharp stick, though. That might work.

The U.K. Top 10:

1. "Now You're Gone" - Basshunter *2 weeks*
2. "Chasing Pavements" - Adele *new*
3. "Piece Of Me" - Britney Spears
4. "Superstar" - Lupe Fiasco feat. Matthew Santos
5. "Don't Stop The Music" - Rihanna
6. "Rockstar" - Nickelback
7. "Crank That (Soulja Boy)" - Soulja Boy Tell'em
8. "Elvis Ain't Dead" - Scouting For Girls
9. "Homecoming" - Kanye West feat. Chris Martin
10. "Be Mine!" - Robyn

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