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Thursday, February 28, 2008

A Delightful Look Back At When Paula Abdul's Pop Career Bit The Dust

Hey, remember how Paula Abdul had that third flop album in 1995, with "My Love Is For Real," which totally ripped off Kylie Minogue's "Confide In Me," and then she ironically co-wrote Kylie's "Spinning Around" with 37 other people, but never really worked again till American Idol?

Good times. Paula and Randy Jackson's "Dance Like Tomorrow" debuts on Billboard's Hot 100 chart this week at #80, making it her first single to chart since '95's "Crazy Cool."

I always kinda liked "Crazy Cool," if I'm being honest, and I thought it deserved to chart higher than #58. You know, somewhere around #49 would have been good. But it's crazycool to think back to how many hits she had between 1989 and 1992 -- including six #1 singles -- and then how quickly she disappeared.

Guess it's like grandma used to say to me when I'd twirl off to choir practice: when you've got a voice thinner than a chihuahua's crotch, America is quick to flush you off to the land of has-beens.

Good old granny. Anyway, here's "Crazy Cool":

Elsewhere on the chart, Jordin Sparks and Chris Brown's "No Air" jumps from #23 to #13 after a week of solid airplay gains, and Mariah Carey's "Touch My Body" hops into the Top 40 at #34.

Also, Sara Bareilles' "Love Song" is at #4! How'd that happen? I'm still not quite sick of it yet, despite it being completely overplayed.

The U.S. Top 10:

1. "Low" - Flo Rida feat. T-Pain *10 weeks*
2. "With You" - Chris Brown
3. "Don't Stop The Music" - Rihanna
4. "Love Song" - Sara Bareilles
5. "No One" - Alicia Keys
6. "Apologize" - Timbaland feat. OneRepublic
7. "Sensual Seduction" - Snoop Dogg
8. "Take You There" - Sean Kingston
9. "Independent" - Webbie, Lil' Phat & Lil' Boosie
10. "Sorry" - Buckcherry

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