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Sunday, August 02, 2009

UPDATED: Frankmusik Vanishes I'm Blind

Sigh. After last week's rant over Frankmusik not faring nearly as well on the U.K. chart with "Confusion Girl" as the equally decent "Supernova" by Mr Hudson, he's now dropped out of the Top 40 entirely. Correction: My bad, he's at #32, as Paul and Scopitone Saturday pointed out in the comments. My craving to rush off for Chinese food had me momentarily blinded! So, hurray, Vincent Frank!

The Top 10 is pretty much unchanged this week, save for the fact that the Black Eyed Peas now have a simultaneous #1 single on both shores, with "I Gotta Feeling." Whoop-de-doo. I guess we should acknowledge the fact that here in the States, the BEPs have set a record with the most consecutive weeks (17!) at the top of the Billboard Hot 100—12 with "Boom Boom Pow," and now five with "I Gotta Feeling."

Elsewhere on the Brit chart, Little Boots pops up at #33 with "Remedy" two weeks ahead of the single's physical release.

Alright, F this—I'm off to get dim sum.

The U.K. Top 10:

1. "I Gotta Feeling" - The Black Eyed Peas *1 week*
2. "Beat Again" - JLS
3. "Supernova" - Mr Hudson feat. Kanye West
4. "I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)" - Pitbull
5. "Evacuate The Dancefloor" - Cascada
6. "Sweet Dreams" - Beyonce
7. "Bulletproof" - La Roux
8. "Paparazzi" - Lady Gaga
9. "When Love Takes Over" - David Guetta feat. Kelly Rowland
10. "Poppiholla" - Chicane

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  • At 2:51 PM, Anonymous Pranav said…

    Frankmusik disappearing off the charts is quite a tragedy - especially since "Confusion Girl" is one of the best singles released this year. I blame this on poor promotion.

  • At 3:48 PM, Blogger Robpop said…

    I wouldnt say its poor promotion.

    I just think he might be a slow burn act. Much in the same way Robyn was and Little Boots is turning out to be.

    Its rare electronic acts pull a Lady Gaga/La Roux and succeed so only on in their career. With the lead single. Its often forgotten that Robyn had a single and EP out before With Every Heartbeat zoomed in at number one. The same will apply to the much touted Girls Can't Catch.

    Frankmusik has had far more promo than VV Brown+Robyn who all bombed with their first singles (Footnote:I know Robyn's first single was actually back 1997 but I'm talking about her new stuff here). For Frankmusik this is simply round one.

    I fucking love dim sum.

  • At 3:54 PM, Blogger Paul said…

    did i misread? I think Frank is actually only dropping a few places and is at 32, one ahead of my beloved Little Boots...

  • At 4:09 PM, Blogger Scopitone Saturday said…

    Yeah Frankmusik is 32, not out.

  • At 6:10 PM, Blogger D'luv said…

    Thanks, Paul and SS! Updated! Excellent point, Rob. And Pranav, I was mistaken, so Frank is still at least hanging in there a bit!

  • At 8:57 PM, Anonymous Pranav said…

    Thanks Robbie. I am glad it was just an oversight on your part. I am still not crazy about the fact that he is falling on the charts as opposed to cracking at least the top 10. If this was the US charts, I wouldn't surprised. I think ever since the early 90s, mainstream music media in the US has nurtured a narrow view of pop music amongst music listeners. I trust the Brits to have better taste and put Frankmusik where he deserves to be.

  • At 1:48 AM, Blogger Andrew said…

    Ohh i hope Remedy is a top ten hit for Ms. Little Boots (i think it should be #1 though) the girl really deserves it. I think Earthquake should be the next single, it is such a fantastic song. As for Frankmusik his album really did not amaze me as i was hoping, though Vacant Heart is pretty spectacular.

  • At 8:39 AM, Blogger Moogaboo said…

    "Remedy" is soooo Lasgo. I like it anyway.

    "Whoop de Doo" should be used more often around here.

  • At 5:38 PM, Anonymous Herbert said…

    The writer is totally right, and there is no skepticism.
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