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Sunday, May 31, 2009

At Least Little Boots Fared Better Than Frankmusik, Right?

First up on the U.K. chart this week is 2005 Swedish Idol winner Agnes and her year-old Euro-jam "Release Me" (sadly not a cover of Wilson Phillips' 1990 power-schmaltz ballad), debuting at #3. For more on this one, head over to Don't Stop The Pop, where "Release Me" made top score with the Pop Panel—usually posted at Pop Trash Addicts—during Swede Week.

Another relic from 2005, Aussie duo the Veronicas, enter at #8 with "Untouched." In addition to reaching as high as #2 in Australia and Ireland with the song, the Veronicas also cracked the U.S. chart this past year with "Untouched," peaking at #17 after selling over one million downloads.

And remember when D'luv met the Veronicas four years ago, during their Max Martin days? God, I looked tragic...and I wrote like a self-important tool then, too. You know what I mean; some bloggers are still writing like that. To quote from AbFab, "You can lose the attitude—you only work in a shop."

I'm not even gonna link to the post, it's so bad. Find it yourself.

Where the hell was I? Oh, right. Little Boots. "New In Town" goes in at #13. Look, La Roux originally debuted at #11 with "In For The Kill" back in March, and stayed there for two weeks before eventually going all the way to #2. Who knows, maybe that'll happen for equally-synthy Little Boots, too?

At least it's better than Frankmusik, the other artist everyone's shoving popscicles up their asses over, who flopped right out of the gate at #26 last month with "Better Off As Two."

Anyway, hopefully those little boots aren't made for walking right out of her label deal! And, hey, it could be worse... look at Eurovision winner Alexander Rybak for instance; debuting at #10 last week with "Fairytale," then dropping to #38 like a murdered hooker in a cement coffin into the Thames. Bloosh!

The U.K. Top 10:

1. "Bonkers" - Dizee Rascal *2 weeks*
2. "Boom Boom Pow" - Black Eyed Peas
3. "Release Me" - Agnes *new*
4. "Number 1" - Tinchy Stryder feat. N-Dubz
5. "Red" - Daniel Merriweather
6. "Kiss Me Thru The Phone'" - Souljah Boy Tell Em feat. Sammie
7. "In For The Kill'" - La Roux
8. "Untouched" - The Veronicas *new*
9. "Not Fair'" - Lily Allen
10. "We Made You" - Eminem

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