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Thursday, October 02, 2008

Doll Flop-ination

There isn't one single in the Top 10 of Billboard's Hot 100 this week that drops out. Below that, Ne-Yo's "Miss Independent" rises to #11, Gavin Rossdale's "Love Remains The Same" is up to #27 and Jennifer Hudson's "Spotlight" finally cracks the Top 40 at #36. Complete snooze.

So let's then turn our attention to the album chart, where Pussycat Dolls appear to have used up about eight of their nine lives at this point.

Pussycat D'luv previously pointed out that this album might be troubled, and some commenter tried to give the sass. Alas, all stripper poles start to rust after awhile...a thought that even makes me want to hurl.

Doll Domination enters the album chart at #4 this week, with dismal sales of only 79,000. By comparison, Metallica's Death Magnetic has already been out three weeks, but still sold over 53,000 more copies than the Pussycat Dolls did.

It's kind of a good point to make (again): radio can shove an abysmal single like "When I Grow Up" down listeners throats and it might go Top 10—and just barely in this case—but when it comes time for consumers to pony up cash for a whole album, those 30-second clips on iTunes had better sound damn good.

The U.S. Top 10:

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

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