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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Lady GaGa's Got Two Top 10 Singles And Flo Rida Finds Inspiration In Pete Burns

Did you ever think you'd see the day when Pete Burns would have a writing credit on a #1 single on the Billboard Hot 100?

Unless you've been living under a tarp covering a dead hooker in a dumpster (speaking of Pete Burns...), you'll know by now that Flo Rida's latest jam "Right Round" uses the melody of Dead Or Alive's "You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)" for its chorus. The song was produced by Dr. Luke, who's now had two #1-charting singles in 2009, including Kelly Clarkson's "My Life Would Suck Without You."

Meanwhile, will Pete see any cash from this? Didn't he sell his publishing rights to that old chestnut to Sony? Woopsie!

Lady GaGa this week scores her second Top 10 single of 2009, as "Poker Face" moves up to #10. Meanwhile, the Pet Shop Boys' remix of GaGa's "Eh Eh (Nothing Else I Can Say)" was made available for free today from AOL Music.

Along with Brandon Flowers of The Killers, Lady GaGa performed last night with the Pet Shop Boys at the Brit Awards.

Elsewhere, following her Grammy win, Adele sees her 2008 U.K. #2 hit "Chasing Pavements" fly like a winged transvestite from #64 to #21 this week. Also, Coldplay's live version of "Lost" from the Grammys, which also features Jay-Z, pops up at #40.

This is all kinda snoozeville, though. I'm looking to next month, when Kelly Clarkson's All I Ever Wanted and the Pet Shop Boys Yes are both released. And also to my mailbox, for when Saint Etienne's London Conversations arrives, and saves me from the winter doldrums.

The U.S. Top 10:

1. "Right Round" - Flo Rida feat. Ke$ha *1 week*
2. "Dead And Gone" - T.I. feat. Justin Timberlake
3. "Crack A Bottle" - Eminem, Dr. Dre & 50 Cent
4. "Heartless" - Kanye West
5. "Just Dance" - Lady GaGa feat. Colby O'Donis
6. "Gives You Hell" - The All-American Rejects
7. "Love Story" - Taylor Swift
8. "My Life Would Suck Without You" - Kelly Clarkson
9. "Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)" - Beyonce
10. "Poker Face" - Lady GaGa

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