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Sunday, June 07, 2009

The Black Eyed Peas Have Been #1 For The Duration Of Two Pet Shop Boys Singles

Urgh. Just when you thought the Brits were gonna be spared a lengthy reign at the top of the chart by Black Eyed Peas' "Boom Boom Pow," the incessant single returns to #1 for a second nonconsecutive week.

Here in the States, we've been stuck with that cack for nine weeks at #1. In fact, think of it this way—"Boom Boom Pow" was released on U.S. iTunes the same week at the end of March that the Pet Shop Boys charted in the U.K. with their latest album Yes.

Fast forward, and "Boom Boom Pow" has stretched its stint at #1 all the way to the week the Pet Shop Boys' second single off Yes debuts on the U.K. chart.

Alas, the Boys squeak in at #21 with "Did You See Me Coming?" If we don't include the first releases of "West End Girls" and "Opportunities" from before they were signed to EMI, or the digital-only single for "Integral," this marks only the third time Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe have missed the U.K. Top 20 with a PSB single. ("Was It Worth It" made it to #24 in December 1991, and "Numb" crawled in at #23 in fall 2006).

Ah, well. Those two have had a long run, and still managed to chart high with their album. However, they ought to have saved the small amount of cash they splashed out for that godawful "Did You See Me Coming?" video.

Elsewhere, in at #31 is Carolina Liar with "Show Me What I'm Looking For." It's a Max Martin-produced tune that got a bit of notice when it was used in an episode of 90210 this past winter.

There's still a Los Angeles radio station that plays "Show Me What I'm Looking For" constantly (Star 98.7), though it failed to reach higher than #69 on the Billboard Hot 100.

The U.K. Top 10:

1. "Boom Boom Pow" - Black Eyed Peas *2 weeks*
2. "Bonkers" - Dizee Rascal
3. "Fire" - Kasabian *new*
4. "Release Me" - Agnes
5. "Red" - Daniel Merriweather
6. "Knock You Down" - Keri Hilson feat. Kanye West & Ne-Yo
7. "Kiss Me Thru The Phone'" - Souljah Boy Tell Em feat. Sammie
8. "Number 1" - Tinchy Stryder feat. N-Dubz
9. "Untouched" - The Veronicas
10. "In For The Kill'" - La Roux

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  • At 3:53 PM, Blogger Robpop said…

    Fuck me!

    Fuck Me!

    Agnes has only gone down one!

    Fucking fab!

  • At 5:26 PM, Blogger Paul said…

    alright Rob stop begging :P

    And yay for Little Boots remaining in the top 15 :) And double yay for Paolo with his stone cold stud hair cut debuting at the top of the album charts. Hurrah, etc.

  • At 2:05 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Thank God for Pixie Lott!

  • At 9:34 AM, Blogger Mike said…

    Doll, that's because the BEP track is twice as good as anything the Shithouse Boys have shat out lately.

  • At 1:24 PM, Blogger undisco_me said…

    Robpop, I'll be obvious and predict it won't be the last time Agnes goes down.

    I'm just not connecting with the BEP's track - and I loved Fergie's chaffing, grinding stage pressence for London Town, which was arguably more diabolical (i.e, wonderful).

    However, the cherokee guy IS nice to look at whilst on the treadmil. What prouducts he is using, I'll have too.


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