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Thursday, February 12, 2009

No, 50 Cent, You Can Just Kiss Kelly Clarkson's Butt Right Now!

Goddammit! The other day I had to go and mention how around this time back in 2005, 50 Cent's "Candy Shop" was #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 for nine weeks, and subsequently kept far greater pop singles like Green Day's "Boulevard Of Broken Dreams" and Kelly Clarkson's "Since U Been Gone" stuck at #2.

Well, the curse of 50 Cent has struck again, as his latest treacle with Eminem and Dr. Dre, "Crack A Bottle," has unseated Kelly's two-week reign at the top of the chart with "My Life Would Suck Without You."

This set some kind of record for first-week digital sales or something, but get in line, playahz—records are set every week, and you three knuckleheads can just kiss Kelly Clarkson's ample rump!

Lady GaGa's second single "Poker Face" is the week's Sales Gainer, and jumps from #23 to #12...and rightly so! There seems to be a lot of GaGa haters in the pop blogosphere, but, really, kids, this is a single worth touting.

Sure, the Lady in question might not have pretty fake tits like those slutbags in Girls Aloud, and she doesn't sing with marbles in her mouth (and up her squid pocket) like Lily Allen, but "Poker Face" is a more than decent jam.

One band who's probably thinking they could have it so much better is none other than Franz Ferdinand; their third LP Tonight: Franz Ferdinand drops like a wet stripper on a greased pole from #9 to #59 on the album chart. Sadly, even in the U.K. the Scottish group saw Tonight fall from #2 to #21 this past week.

Meanwhile, here in the States, The Fray's self-titled second album debuts at #1. It really is a cruel world sometimes.

The U.S. Top 10:

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

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