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Sunday, June 01, 2008

Mickey Mouse Oughtta Sue The Shit Out Of Alphabeat

The new Alphabeat single in the U.K., "10,000 Nights Of Thunder," is so similar to "What I've Been Looking For" from the Disney Channel's High School Musical that it's time again for a pop conspiracy comparison! (It's a good thing, too, because the U.K. chart has been such a dud lately, and has had so little change, that next week there might be nothing more than speculating on how many Hollywood B-listers Rihanna's boned by this point.)

Below is Alphabeat's song -- #16 this week on the U.K. chart -- and Lucas Grabeel and Ashley Tisdale's HSM number:



I'm on to something here, right? Anyone?

Well, anyway, at least Ne-Yo's having better luck with "Closer" overseas -- at #7 on the U.K. chart this week. The Stargate-produced single got no higher than #47 in the U.S.

The U.K. Top 10:

1. "Take A Bow" - Rihanna *2 weeks*
2. "That's Not My Name" - The Ting Tings
3. "Warwick Avenue" - Duffy
4. "4 Minutes" - Madonna Feat. Justin Timberlake
5. "Heartbreaker" - Will.I.Am Feat. Cheryl Cole
6. "Black And Gold" - Sam Sparro
7. "Closer" - Ne-Yo
8. "Love In This Club" - Usher Feat. Young Jeezy
9. "Cry For You" - September
10. "Wearing My Rolex" - Wiley

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6 Comments:

  • At 4:00 PM, Blogger Paul said…

    It is indeed very similar but hey if it's what it takes to get decent pop into the charts then I'm all for it. Cathy Dennis ought to sue the shit out of Duffy for Warwick Avenue as well. Although I like it in a hazy sort of way.

     
  • At 5:28 PM, Blogger John said…

    Yeah...very similar. Although hasn't the Alphabeat CD been out in some parts of Europe for a while now?

    Glad to see that "Closer" is doing well. Heard it on Radio 1 the other day, which has got to be a good sign. Also heard "Forever", too, so who knows how that will do.

     
  • At 3:43 PM, Anonymous Kenneth (DK) said…

    Don't know when the High School song was written, but I heard the demo for 10.000 nights back in early 2005 to be honest.
    They sound alike, but I'm sure it's coincidence..
    Cheers

     
  • At 10:41 PM, Blogger Powell/APJ said…

    Oh wow... Ive never seen HSM, and NEVER PLAN TO, but I love me some Alphabeat. Their album is one of my favees on my iposd right now. It takes me back to my younger years.. Ah the 80's...


    And by the way- Ashely Tisdale should be taken out and shot for that rape of popular music. Hang her by her Lee Press Ons!

     
  • At 4:15 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    alphabeat are shit and so is their music get a life saddos

     
  • At 4:17 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Get a life saddos Alphabeat are cheesy shit and so is their music... idiots

     

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