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Thursday, October 09, 2008

Rihanna Scores Her Fifth #1 While Christina Aguilera Debuts In The Top 10

These are the weeks that give D'luv the tingles in his whizz-wack; the weeks where a big sledgehammer of new releases comes along and busts things up on Billboard's Hot 100.

First up, T.I. replaces himself at #1 with "Live Your Life," a duet with Rihanna. Not only did the song set a record by jumping from #80 to #1—thanks to T.I.'s Paper Trail being released last week—but it also gives Rihanna her fifth U.S. #1, and T.I. his third.

Next up is Christina Aguilera, who achieves her seventh solo U.S. Top 10 hit with "Keeps Gettin' Better," which debuts at #7. I like the dancey direction you're returning to, Xtina. Don't fuck this next album up, now, doll.

Nickelback debut at #10 with with "Gotta Be Somebody." Looks like all the Z-grade, Bush supporting hicks who pick cigarette butts out of a dumpster and shove them up their asses are still multiplying, and their spawn have iTunes accounts. Hooray for white trash!

The Killers enter the chart at #32 with "Human," giving them their third U.S. Top 40 single after "Mr. Brightside" (#10, 2005) and "When You Were Young" (#14, 2006). The cover art for the band's upcoming Day & Age album was unveiled yesterday.

Oh, yeah...how could I forget David Cook's run-of-the-mill "Light On" debuting at #17? Sorry, superstar, but you're no David Archuleta.

Finally, since it's an Aguilera kind of week, let's revisit Christina's 2001 duet with Ricky Martin, the much underrated "Nobody Wants To Be Lonely":

That's right, Ricky—shake that ass, girl!

The U.S. Top 10:

1. "Live Your Life" - T.I. feat. Rihanna *1 week* *airplay gainer*
2. "Whatever You Like" - T.I.
3. "So What" - Pink
4. "Disturbia" - Rihanna
5. "Let It Rock'" - Kevin Rudolf feat. Lil Wayne *sales gainer*
6. "Hot N Cold" - Katy Perry
7. "Keeps Gettin' Better'" - Christina Aguilera *new*
8. "Can't Believe It'" - T-Pain feat. Lil Wayne
9. "Paper Planes'" - M.I.A
10. "Gotta Be Somebody" - Nickelback *new*

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  • At 1:20 PM, Blogger Mary said…

    David Cook's track only debuted at #17...I wouldn't be surprised if it moves up and has staying power in the top 10.

  • At 1:27 PM, Blogger Poster Girl said…

    You're right about "Nobody Wants To Be Lonely" being underrated. I really like a lot of Ricky Martin songs. There are things I don't like about him, but I've actually got a lot of good will towards him and would love for him to make great songs again. Even if I know the mainstream American music scene has moved on. You may have just inspired a Ricky Martin listening session, D'luv--I hope you're happy.

  • At 1:28 PM, Blogger Poster Girl said…

    Oh, and I'm so let down by "Light On" as well :-/

  • At 2:13 PM, Blogger John said…

    Why do I become defensive about David Cook? Therapy, anyone?

    Anyway, if a top 20 debut for a song that hadn't gone to radio yet is failure, then the business is eff'd up. Besides, a little variety in the Top 20 would be appreciated, with T.I., Ne-Yo, Rihanna, T-Pain and Lil Wayne all taking up multiple spots. Not that I'm knocking Ne-Yo. As long as he leaves his hat on, we good.

  • At 3:34 PM, Blogger Mike said…

    David who?

  • At 3:51 PM, Blogger Paul said…

    Oh d'lovely everything in that post made me chuckle muchly... :)

  • At 5:48 PM, Blogger Phil said…

    Duchess has been at the chocolate fountain in that vid. It's all round her mouth.

    And I mean Xtina, not Rickwena,

  • At 1:52 AM, Anonymous Arlen, Australia said…

    That Christina/Ricky duet is definitely underrated. One of their best IMO :)

    And as for David Cook's Light On - FANTASTIC! I think that song, while not quite as good as Archuleta's is a really solid debut!

  • At 9:29 AM, Blogger Adem With An E said…

    I remember being quite taken by X-Tina's make up in that clip. She's always been quite the sucker for painting it on, hasn't she?

  • At 6:19 PM, Blogger Moogaboo said…

    I'm still quite taken by the amount of make-up RICKY has on in that clip. Hot.

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