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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Everything Comes Right Round To Max Martin This Week

At six weeks now at #1, Flo Rida and Kesha's "Right Round" has had the longest run a the top of Billboard's Hot 100 in 2009. Actually, it had that distinction when it crossed the four-week mark.

Another single that spent six weeks at the top of the U.S. chart is Ace Of Base's "The Sign," which was #1 this week in 1994. I kept meaning to mention that in these past few weeks, but repeatedly got distracted by things like swatting at a fly with my tennis racket and making a grilled cheese sandwich.

But, oh, how it all comes full circle. "Right Round" is produced by Dr. Luke and Timbaland. Dr. Luke also frequently collaborates with Max Martin, who was the late Denniz Pop's protege at Cheiron Studios in the '90s. And Denniz Pop, of course, produced "The Sign."

And speaking of Max Martin, he also twiddled Britney Spears' giant knobs on "If U Seek Amy," which is the week's Sales Gainer, and is up from #35 to #26. It's the sixth U.S. Top 40 hit Max has banged out of Britney.

What else, what else. Oh, yeah. Flo Rida's latest, "Sugar"—which owes it's main melody to Eiffel 65's "Blue (Da Ba Dee)"—is the Hot Shot Debut, at #25. But I just like the names of these broads Flo slaps in front of the mic to sing the choruses. Kesha, Wynter... I just hope Trinkket is on his his third single! She's my fave!

On the album chart, Kelly Clarkson has a second week at #1 with All I Ever Wanted. See? Max Martin. I'm telling you...

The U.S. Top 10:

1. "Right Round" - Flo Rida feat. Kesha *6 weeks*
2. "Poker Face" - Lady GaGa *airplay gainer*
3. "Kiss Me Thru The Phone" - Souljah Boy Tell 'Em feat. Sammie
4. "Dead And Gone" - T.I. feat. Justin Timberlake
5. "Gives You Hell" - The All-American Rejects
6. "My Life Would Suck Without You" - Kelly Clarkson
7. "Blame It" - Jamie Foxx feat. T-Pain
8. "Heartless" - Kanye West
9. "I Told You So" - Carrie Underwood feat. Randy Travis
10. "Just Dance" - Lady GaGa feat. Colby O'Donis

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