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Thursday, September 11, 2008

New Kids On The Block And Pink Are Runner-Ups

Did you ever think you'd see the day where, after a 14 year absence, New Kids On The Block would have a hit album again? The Block enters Billboard's Top 200 Albums chart at #2 on the back of 95,000 copies sold, making it their highest-charting LP since Step By Step in 1990.

Admittedly, D'luv was d'ubious about the reunited Kids at first. I figured their new album would go the safe, boring ballad route. And so it's a shock to hear The Block and realize that it's probably the most refreshing pop album this year.

The lyrics are at times completely cheesy ("Oh, it's crazy/ she's like, 'baby'/ I'm like Swayze", from "Dirty Dancing"), but the sound and feel of the record are top notch, which we can probably attribute to producer RedOne.

Best Tracks: "Big Girl Now," "Sexify My Love," "Twisted" and "Full Service."

As well, NKOTB's Greatest Hits that Sony threw out last month is up from #54 to #30 this week.

Back on the Hot 100, Pink's "So What climbs up one position to #2 following her cougar-tastic performance on the MTV VMAs.

Christ, there was just a commercial for the 9 To 5 musical on TV, and Dolly Parton—love ya, babe, but the plastic surgery...!

What were we talking about? Ah, fuck it...

The U.S. Top 10:

1. "Whatever You Like" - T.I. *3 weeks* *airplay gainer*
2. "So What" - Pink *sales gainer*
3. "Disturbia" - Rihanna
4. "Forever" - Chris Brown
5. "Paper Planes'" - M.I.A
6. "I'm Yours" - Jason Mraz
7. "Viva La Vida'" - Coldplay
8. "Closer'" - Ne-Yo
9. "In The Ayer" - Flo Rida Feat. will.i.am
10. "Dangerous" - Kardinal Offishall Feat. Akon

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