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Thursday, May 22, 2008

Now That Duffy Is A Hit In America, Can We Get A Refund For Amy Winehouse?

The true sign that blonde-haired, '60s-channeling U.K. pop chanteuse Duffy has crossed over in the U.S.? No, it's not Rockferry debuting at #4 this week on the Billboard album chart. Nor is it the fact that her worldwide smash "Mercy" is this week's Sales Gainer, soaring from #66 to #27 on the Hot 100.

No, folks, the reason I know she's truly made it is because last night while watching TV, I heard "Mercy" in a commercial for the WWF. It featured so prominently in the ad that the lyrics were even spelled out on the screen in big block letters. Godalmighty, buy this funny-talkin' girl a hot dog and give her the key to Kansas City already, Mr. Mayor!

Elsewhere, Lil Wayne's "Lollipop" returns to #1 for a second non-consecutive week...and thank God, right? That's just such an awesome, inspiring song. Lollipop, y'all. Suck it.

The rest of the Top 10 remains basically the same, with no new singles entering. Mariah Carey and Chris Brown rebound with "Bye Bye" and "Forever," respectively up to #19 and #20. Katy Perry's faux lesbi-dirge "I Kissed A Girl" is at #40.

Meanwhile, what's up with Ne-Yo's limp showing with new single, "Closer" (#47)? See, this is why American radio bites it. Anything with a beat faster than what sounds like three crunked video vixens bumping coconuts while they dry-grind each other -- i.e., "Closer" and Chris Brown's "Forever" -- and it gets no airplay love. Have "Mercy," Clear Channel.

The U.S. Top 10:

1. "Lollipop" - Lil Wayne Feat. Static Major *2 weeks*
2. "Bleeding Love" - Leona Lewis
3. "Take A Bow" - Rihanna *airplay gainer*
4. "Love In This Club" - Usher Feat. Young Jeezy
5. "No Air" - Jordin Sparks Duet With Chris Brown
6. "Sexy Can I" - Ray J & Young Berg
7. "4 Minutes" - Madonna Feat. Justin Timberlake
8. "Pocketful Of Sunshine" - Natasha Bedingfield
9. "Touch My Body" - Mariah Carey
10. "Damaged'" - Danity Kane

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  • At 11:49 AM, Anonymous Le Pabz! said…

    Take it back! We love you Wineo!

  • At 5:32 PM, Blogger Paul said…

    blimey the welsh idol runner up is doing alright for herself. I'm still busy re-adoring Cathy Dennis' third album to get too excited though....

  • At 5:34 PM, Blogger Poster Girl said…

    I'm pouting now because Ne-Yo's album's been pushed back (presumably because of the single's underperformance), which means I'm going to have to wait even LONGER to hear my "pity party"/"calamari" line. Cheers for Chris's song being on the rise, though.

  • At 8:17 PM, Blogger Mike said…

    That shithouse top 10 is just another reason why the world hates America. Holla.

  • At 10:52 PM, Anonymous shaun said…

    How dare you associate Duffy with the WWF...I'll have you know that that is a commercial for the much much classier American Gladiators...so ha!


  • At 10:53 PM, Blogger John said…

    Anything with a beat faster than what sounds like three crunked video vixens bumping coconuts while they dry-grind each other

    Will you go to prom with me, d'luv?

    Good on Duffy, though. Now let's see if "Chasing Pavements" can do as well when Adele makes it over here.

  • At 8:04 PM, Anonymous CLoTonicville said…

    wino was enough. No need or desire for Duffy. Enough's enough.


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