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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Just When You Thought No One Was 'Obsessed' With Mariah Carey's Latest...

Well, it took nine weeks, but Mariah Carey finally pushes into the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 with "Obsessed." The single lands at #7.

And, just in time, since her cover of "I Want To Know When Love Is" is set to be made available digitally next week. After all the yo-yo-ing and hovering of "Obsessed" like a mid-air hooker doing the business, will her new-old jam have just as much of a struggle? Oh, Mimi, at least you're never predictable. Oh, wait. You're covering a #1 single from the '80s. Scratch that.

It's now time for our weekly Cascada watch, where the German act is just outside the Top 40 at #41 with "Evacuate The Dancefloor." Other jams just behind Natalie Horler and company include Kelly Clarkson's "Already Gone" at #44 and Lady GaGa's "Paparazzi" at #46.

Meanwhile, the big news this week is over on the album chart, where Whitney Houston's I Look To You debuts at the top after sales of over 300,000 copies. Yes, it appears that this is one of those albums that got Aunt Suzie Q out of her rocking chair and into Target to pick it up after seeing poor Whixxxey warble on Good Morning America.

Back on the Hot 100, "I Look To You" (the single, not the album—yes, these are confusing times), is up from #98 to #70.

The U.S. Top 10:

1. "I Gotta Feeling" - The Black Eyed Peas *11 weeks*
2. "Down" - Jay Sean feat. Lil Wayne
3. "Party In The U.S.A." - Miley Cyrus
4. "Run This Town" - Jay-Z feat. Rihanna and Kanye West
5. "Use Somebody" - Kings Of Leon
6. "You Belong With Me" - Taylor Swift
7. "Obsessed" - Mariah Carey
8. "Hotel Room Service" - Pitbull
9. "Best I Ever Had" - Drake
10. "Watcha Say" - Jason DeRulo

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  • At 2:49 PM, Blogger Paul said…

    well finally! It took her long enough! Now how long will it take the record company to get Whitney in the top ten singles chart?! Personally i'd rather have the limber Shakira in the top ten...

  • At 4:30 PM, Anonymous She Delicious said…

    I'd love it if she's somehow hookerpussy up to #1!! The "Original Chartrigger" has done crazier!

  • At 5:16 PM, Anonymous Johnny said…

    I'm with Paul here, i totally want Shakira to chart at at least ten! Its about time mimi got in there, i think its her best song since Get Your Number back in 05!

  • At 6:23 PM, Blogger Brad said…




  • At 7:54 PM, Blogger Scooter said…

    Shout-out to La Roux for hitting #1 on the Dance/Club Play chart with "Bulletproof." Woot woot!

  • At 9:49 PM, Blogger Moogaboo said…

    I'm sorry but this STAAAANKS of la payola! "Obsessed" was DOA two months ago. I steadfastly REFUSE to believe people are interested in it, now more than ever, all of a sudden. Blah!

  • At 10:26 PM, Blogger Poster Girl said…

    This "I Want To Know What Love Is" thing is so ridiculous. Like the single choices from that last album.

    Is it too early to start playing "All I Want For Christmas Is You"? Can't she just throw that on at the end of this new album instead?

  • At 12:51 AM, Blogger Mike said…

    I love Obsessed, so I'm happy! It's just one of those ridiculous yet typically Mimi jams that gets stuck in your head.

    However, I'm so not feeling the Foreigner cover. Fingers crossed the rest of the album is fabulous.

    Oh and great news for Whitney. Now hurry up and release "Song For You"!

  • At 4:30 PM, Blogger D'luv said…

    Mimi's Platinum card is limitless. Complete $ucce$$!!

  • At 8:23 PM, Anonymous Lost In Your Thighz said…


    "You lie!!"

  • At 8:39 PM, Blogger D'luv said…

    Scooter, saw they were #2 last week, but didn't check this week. Thanks for the update!


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