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Thursday, June 11, 2009

No One Has Conquered Mount Mimi

In the digital music era, Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together" is still the champ. What a tough broad.

First off, the Black Eyed Peas' "Boom Boom Pow" has now been #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 10 weeks, the longest run at the top of the chart since Flo Rida and T-Pain's "Low" spent the same amount of time there in January through March of 2008.

Prior to that, Beyonce's "Irreplaceable" also spent 10 weeks at #1, from December 2006 through February 2007, as did Kanye West and Jamie Foxx's "Gold Digger," from September through November 2005.

And so, we have to turn to our eyes to Mariah's sturdy rack for the last time a single spent more than 10 weeks atop the Hot 100.

Yes, children, it's now been four years since "We Belong Together" ruled the roost for an Mimi-tastic 14 nonconsecutive weeks between June and September 2005. Where does the time go when you're a loopy champagne-swilling diva?

Sigh. I can still hear the tinkling piano intro and clicky hi-hat beat in my head like it was the first time.

Alright, what was the point in any of this? Oh, right. Kristinia DeBarge's "Goodbye" jumps up to #15 this week while Kelly Clarkson's "I Do Not Hook Up" is at #20. This gives Kelly her tenth Top 20 hit in the States. Meanwhile, Pink's "Please Don't Leave Me" jumps from #34 to #21.

And belows the video for Jordin Spark's "Battlefield," which popped up online this past week. After initially debuting at #32 in May, the song has flizz-opped down to the lower reaches of the chart. Perhaps this clip will sent it racing back to the top. Or not.

The U.S. Top 10:

1. "Boom Boom Pow" - The Black Eyed Peas *10 weeks*
2. "I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)" - Pitbull
3. "Knock You Down" - Keri Hilson feat. Kanye West & Ne-Yo
4. "Birthday Sex" - Jeremih
5. "Poker Face" - Lady GaGa
6. "LoveGame" - Lady GaGa
7. "Second Chance" - Shinedown
8. "Halo" - Beyonce
9. "Fire Burning" - Sean Kingston
10. "Blame It" - Jamie Foxx feat. T-Pain

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  • At 11:05 AM, Blogger Adem With An E said…

    Have you seen Mimi's tweets of late? I hope we get something from her this year...

    Definitely a fan of the Sparks video. Surprised it's not taking off though?

  • At 11:15 AM, Blogger xolondon said…

    We Belong Together is brilliant and worthy - a true SONG. Whereas Boom Boom is a novelty thing. A commercial. I often wonder about payola in these situations.

    I don't get the excitement for Battlefield. It sounds like everything else Tedder has ever done.

  • At 1:10 PM, Blogger John said…

    "Battlefield" should start climbing again as the airplay increases. I'm kind of stunned that BEP has gone 10 weeks, but I have a feeling it might be another week or so before we finally see them drop back.

  • At 4:51 PM, Blogger Paul said…

    i'm with XO on the genius of WBT. Deborah Gibson later totally ripped it off with the almost as pretty Sounds Like Love. And yes Battlefield has been done before, but so has Since You've Been Gone and that is equally as marvy. Still no 8th World Wonder though :P

    And as discussed on googlechat yester, Pink is vastly underrated as an artist. Her greatest hits will be immense.

  • At 11:03 PM, Blogger Moogaboo said…

    Wow, Jordan Flopz is really a flop!

  • At 7:51 AM, Anonymous D'Luv Is A Battlefield said…

    Jordin Sparks is such a hypocrite. She's so vehemently pro-life, but then she released the most public abortion in American history.

  • At 7:51 AM, Blogger Trailer Trashlee said…

    VIVA LA MIMI!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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