dispatches from the pop scene...minus the corn syrup.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

P!nk Falling Off From #1 Can't Ruin My Trip To Austin (The Alcohol Helps)

Pop kittens, D'luv flew to Austin, Texas, at an hour so un-Godly this morning that Courtney Love probably still hasn't rolled in yet from whatever crack-ditch she was holed up at all night back in L.A.—and it's almost 4 p.m. here.

Did that make sense? I don't think, but the booze is helping. I'm sitting in my fave Austin cafe/bar, The Spider House, where it's scruffy indie hipster central...where the all the boys look like they're in a band, and where all the girls look like they're boys.

In other words, I find myself blurting out, "Mom?!?" a lot here. It's a D'luvvly weekend of visiting my pal (and frequent Chart Rigger commenter) numbfromdrugs in grad school and hitting the Austin City Limits festival. (Somewhat disappointing lineup this year—Duffy canceled, but MGMT should be cool.)

So this week's Billboard Hot 100 chart: Pink! What happened? Can I get a "Holla!" on why all pop songs that hit #1 only seem to stay there for a solitary week, while we get Flo Rida and Soulja Boy dry-humping Fred Bronson for 13 weeks to stay on top?

Fuck if "So What" didn't drop to #2, and T.I.'s crap jam went back up. At least David Archuleta sucked off the right execs for "Crush" to hop from #30-something to #15 this week. Well, okay, it probably had more to do with the video arriving on iTunes and America's cougars downloading it to add an extra zing to their nightly vibe session.

Oh, that Kanye West "Love Lockdown" (#3 debut)...kinda okay? Ah, fuck it. At least maestro Max Martin's got two songs in the Top 10, with Katy Perry's "Hot N Cold" at #9 and Pink. (What is this, 1999?)

That said, thanks for the all the kindness on the Pet Shop Boys anniversary post for Very. You all rawk! It got some link-love from other sites, as well, so thanks to those broads, too!

Oh, well...thank Christ for tequila.

The U.S. Top 10:

1. "Whatever You Like" - T.I. *4 weeks* *airplay gainer*
2. "So What" - Pink
3. "Love Lockdown'" - Kanye West *new* *hot shot debut*
4. "Disturbia" - Rihanna
5. "Love Story'" - Taylor Swift
6. "Paper Planes'" - M.I.A
7. "Closer'" - Ne-Yo
8. "Can't Believe It'" - T-Pain feat. Lil Wayne
9. "Hot N Cold" - Katy Perry
10. "American Boy" - Estelle feat. Kanye West

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  • At 11:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    message to P!nk: get your act together and do a remix of "So What ft. Lil Wayne, T.I., and Akon". That should work!



  • At 12:46 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    "Mom?!?" What dear?

  • At 9:18 AM, Anonymous ding! said…

    spider baby!!

  • At 10:09 AM, Blogger John said…

    Since when does Taylor Swift get to be a power player in the pop world? In the game of Pop, it's always two steps forward, one "Teardrop On My Guitar" back.


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