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Sunday, October 12, 2008

Sugababes Rise As Boyzone And Oasis Drop Faster Than You Can Say "McFly!"

"The Shock Of The Lightning"? More like the shock of Oasis charting at #3 last week in the U.K., then dropping to #16. (Ironically, that single has been getting major airplay on multiple stations here in Los Angeles.)

The same goes for the returning Boyzone, whose comeback single "I Love You Anyway" debuted at a so-so #5, but now falls to #13.

Between this and the failure of New Kids On The Block to chart a major hit single with their own foray into the mainstream once again, maybe the window of opportunity for '90s-band comebacks shut down hard about two years ago, after Take That managed to wriggle through.

Granted, the New Kids are embarking on a sold-out reunion tour. But the Spice Girls proved last year that a successful trek across the globe doesn't necessarily translate into chart success the second time around.

Ah, well...at least Pink racks up a second week at the top. Plus, Sugababes climb up to #3 with "Girls." Thus far, those broads' only other single to peak at #3 has been "Ugly," back in December 2005.

The U.K. Top 10:

1. "So What" - Pink *2 weeks*
2. "Sex On Fire" - Kings Of Leon
3. "Girls" - Sugababes
"Disturbia" - Rihanna
5. "Never Miss A Beat'" - Kaiser Chiefs *new*
6. "Miss Independent" - Ne-Yo
7. "I Kissed A Girl" - Katy Perry
8. "When I Grow Up" - Pussycat Dolls
9. "Cookie Jar" - Gym Class Heroes feat. The Dream
10. "In This City" - Iglu & Hartly

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  • At 5:36 PM, Anonymous Gerard said…

    I'm still not tired of hearing that Kings Of Leon song - why don't these guys release stuff like this more often?

  • At 1:47 AM, Blogger Paul said…

    Oasis probably dropped as a result of the album selling far more many copies than it deserved. Poor boyzone though. bland songs do not cut the mustard anymore. And it didn't drop quite as much as the avg McFly song, damn you :P

  • At 7:53 PM, Blogger Mike said…

    It's a pretty boring top 10. The UK really needs to open its heart to Kelly Wilde or La Toya to inject some much needed class into the charts!

  • At 10:02 AM, Blogger D'luv said…

    Gerard, that one does seem to have stood out from all their others. It's amazing how they've not caught on in America.... sort of Scissor Sisters-y in that manner.

    Paul, ha! I knew the McFly comment would give you a bit of a zing.

    Mike, Kelly Wilde could be just what that country needs. Get her a meeting with Simon Cowell, pronto!


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