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Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Barbra Streisand Harshes Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey probably let out one last 37-octave shriek this morning and blew her vocal pipes out for good when she saw the news that Barbra Streisand's collection of snooze standards, Love Is The Answer, tore the wings of Mimi's Imperfect Angel and debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums.

And, really—she should squeal! Last year Mariah sold over 400,000 copies of E=MC2 in its first week. This time around, Angel only hacked up 168,000 in sales. I gotta say, when "Obsessed" is your fastest jam on there, and everything else is a ballad, you should feel lucky to have Babs sit on your head and squash you down to #3.

Madonna's Celebration debuted at #7. Not bad for reheated floorfillers from the Disco Cougar.

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  • At 4:26 PM, Blogger Tyler said…

    actually MC debuted at #3

  • At 5:42 PM, Blogger Paul said…

    i almost feel sorry for Mariah. Ah well what you gonna go. The babs album is not bad as far as it goes (ie it's quite good, with a bit of filler)

  • At 7:05 PM, Anonymous Jamaicafest said…

    Its nice to see Barbra Streisand still being able to top the music charts.

  • At 10:01 PM, Anonymous Scott said…

    If Madonna is a disco cougar what is Barbra Streisand?

  • At 11:01 PM, Anonymous The Fucking Budgie said…

    The only thing Barbra Streisand can top is her husbeard.

  • At 11:40 PM, Anonymous shanaynay lachild said…

    babz iz mah gurl. crazy ole yenta got da best deal wit da devul 2 still be hitting #1 at 112 year old!

    babz gurl, when you hit 150 just stick a bag ova u face and keep beltin 'em out!

  • At 11:46 PM, Anonymous Kurt Hummel said…

    nothing will EVER top Miss Streisand's '88 masterpiece "till i loved you" with the completely hot-tastic Don Johnson!

    I can't wait to perform this one soon - singing both parts, of course!

    Kurt Hummel

  • At 2:52 PM, Anonymous Michele said…

    Someone please tell me I'm not the only queer in America who doesn't think Streisand is a goddess. She's good. But old. And kinda boring. Sort of like what Madonna is turning into, but she's already completed her metamorphosis. Send her to Vegas already!


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