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Thursday, January 01, 2009

Will Lady GaGa Just Dance To #1 In 2009?

Alright, folks, it's a new year and a new outlook. Who cares if the world is falling apart now more than ever? Lady GaGa has a smash hit on her hands!

This week "Just Dance" creeps up from #3 to #2 on the Billboard Hot 100. Lady GaGa, doesn't your man-in-a-wig ass know that #2 is dangerous territory for a newcomer pop/dance diva? Just ask Donna Lewis, Jane Child or Nicki French. They all landed there, had a brief celebratory time in the sun, then were taken to the pop firing range and put down.

Time will tell with this broad, though. One interesting point of note is that "Just Dance" was released a full nine months ago in the States. Are we thinking the same thing? Yep, Lady could have gotten knocked up and shot a kid out by now.

Now, what I'd like to know is how the Pussycat Dolls managed to have another hit! "I Hate This Part" is up from #32 to #21. I heard this song several times while back in Pittsburgh over the holidays, and while it might pass for entertainment in that neck of the woods...

Hmmm. Well, admittedly, it is the one song I kept on my iPod from the horrendous Doll Domination album. But after "Whatcha Think About That"—the one where Missy Elliot says she wants to chew Katy Perry's tuna casserole or something—failed to chart in the Hot 100, I thought these strippers were taken out to the Vegas desert and pushed off a cliff.

"I Hate This Part" is PCD's seventh U.S. Top 40 hit.

Other trash of mention: The Veronicas are up to #29 with "Untouched," Pink is at #35 with "Sober" and Metro Station is #42 with "Seventeen Forever."

God, if I was 17 forever, I'd still be a virgin listening to Cathy Dennis cassette singles. Which wouldn't be so bad if I still had a tape player.

Finally, 15-year-old Miranda Cosgrove's cover of Sugababes' "About You Now" debuts at #51. She performed her by-the-numbers version at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, and apparently the tween nation went hog wild and began downloading it. Miranda's "About You Now" appears on the soundtrack of her hit Nickelodeon TV show, iCarly.


The U.S. Top 10:

1. "Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)" - Beyoncé *4 weeks*
2. "Just Dance" - Lady GaGa feat. Colby O'Donis *sales gainer*
3. "Live Your Life" - T.I. feat. Rihanna
4. "Heartless" - Kanye West *airplay gainer*
5. "Love Story" - Taylor Swift
6. "Hot N Cold" - Katy Perry
7. "Womanizer" - Britney Spears
8. "Love Lockdown" - Kanye West
9. "Whatever You Like" - T.I.
10. "If I Were A Boy" - Beyoncé

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  • At 9:26 PM, Blogger xolondon said…

    Once again, a big money machine can get you anywhere in this biz.

    How about a Katy Perry and Lady Gaga duet? That must be coming soon. At least SOMEONE is making money in the biz.

  • At 10:39 PM, Blogger John said…

    I heard Cathy Dennis "Touch Me" while subjecting myself to hoards of drunken fools. Didn't quite make the night worthwhile. "Just Dance" was blasting out of a straight bar as I walked by...those girls were hoopin' and hollerin'! It's crazy how many copies of that single sold last week. Now if she could sell a few copies of the full-length. #2 single, and "the Fame" is at #58. Come to think of it, that sounds like Cathy Dennis's career!

  • At 7:24 AM, Blogger Paul said…

    i'm horrified to admit I accidentally tapped my feet to just dance the other day. I was drunk at new years though and ruth sneaked it on inbetween some simon curtis and the feeling. Little minx. I'm always happy when you mention the glorious Cathy Dennis in any way shape or form. Too Many Walls was my anthem of 1990! or 91. Or whenever it came out.

  • At 10:29 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Shit, I was listening to Cathy Dennis' MOVE TO THIS disc while driving to Atlanta last week. I found it buried in my glove compartment while seeking something different to listen to during the boring stretch of north Georgia. I'd forgotten what an awesome CD that was!


  • At 10:54 AM, Blogger D'luv said…

    XO, I wonder if Lady GaGa would have even happened if Akon hadn't been behind her...in every way?

    John, "Touch Me" was the big hit, but I always liked "Just Another Dream" so much better.

    Pablo, "Too Many Walls" = 1991. I distinctly recall being at my BFF's house in fall '91 and singing it when it came on the radio. God, he must have thought I was so manly.

    Ben, honestly, do you expect anyone to believe Move To This was "buried in your glovebox," and not actually permanently embedded in your car's stereo? Come on, now...you're amongst friends here.

  • At 11:46 AM, Anonymous shanaynay said…

    lady gaga look like xtina agyoulera in drag. maybe she shud cova beYAWNsay's if i wuz a boy.

  • At 2:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Just dance is not that good as you think... bland to say??..

  • At 2:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Just dance is not that good as you think... bland to say??..

  • At 4:27 PM, Blogger xolondon said…

    What is the deal with Cathy Dennis and Sexcassettes. Is that her new album or band or something? I may be talking out of my ass here.

    Please check into Mr Reporter.

  • At 5:20 PM, Blogger D'luv said…

    XO, I'm taking it you're high again, so soon after New Year's Eve, luv?

  • At 2:03 PM, Blogger Joshua said…

    Urgh, a couple of friends recently did a drag duet to Just Dance - it must be high time for her to hit mainstream success!!!

  • At 8:29 PM, Blogger will said…

    yes, my sentiments exactly. how the hell did "i hate this part" manage to become a hit? it is atroshtesque.

    yet another runway disaster in the Nicole Scherzinger Collection.

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