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Thursday, October 29, 2009

I Can't Believe Owl City Is #1!

Wow! I never in a million years would have predicted Owl City—aka one-man band consisting of cute indie dude Adam Young—would reach the top of the Billboard Hot 100 with "Fireflies." It's almost as if the Black Eyed Peas clogged things up for 26 weeks, then came the Drano and the anything-goes floodgates were finally opened!

I honestly feel like "Fireflies" has to be one of the first dreamy synth-pop jams to hit #1 since, like, Tears For Fears' "Everybody Rules The World" back in 1985, or something! And, yeah, it's nice when Britney Spears occasionally tops the charts with her Auto Tune sex jams—but let's face it, her best tunez are long behind her. I always believed that "Fireflies" truly deserved to be a hit, and here it is now—at #1!

Let's have that video one more time:

Over on the Top 200 Albums chart, Owl City's Ocean Eyes jumps from #23 to #8, as well. This is so cool! Ha! I mean, this guy recorded this album in his basement!

So, anyway, Beyonce's sixth single off I Am... Sasha Fierce, "Sweet Dreams," now becomes her fourth to enter the Top 10 (at #10).

Also, Kesha (or Ke$sha)—who D'luv warned you back in March would soon be pop's biggest pole dancer since Samantha Fox—sees her Dr. Luke jam, "TiK ToK," leap from #55 to #22. Speaking of which, Cascada crawls up to a new high of #29 with "Evacuate The Dancefloor."

And Adam Lambert's single "Time For Miracles"—despite what his fans will tell you about it not being a single—debuts at #50. Someone anonymously commented last night that they can't believe how gays aren't supporting Lambert. I'd like to point out that I've written about Adam every f-ing day this week! Sure, I don't like "Time For Miracles," but even some of Adam's lambs have admitted the song is a snooze. Not supportive! Sheesh!

And, finally, while we're on the topic of utterly boring cack, Rihanna's "Russian Roulette" enters the Hot 100 at #100. (That's actually quite high for that trash.)

The U.S. Top 10:

1. "Fireflies" - Owl City *1 week*
2. "Watcha Say" - Jason DeRulo
3. "Down" - Jay Sean feat. Lil Wayne
4. "Party In The U.S.A." - Miley Cyrus
5. "Run This Town" - Jay-Z, Rihanna & Kanye West
6. "Paparazzi" - Lady GaGa
7. "Meet Me Halfway" - Black Eyed Peas
8. "3" - Britney Spears
9. "I Gotta Feeling" - Black Eyed Peas
10. "Sweet Dreams" - Beyonce

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  • At 11:19 AM, Blogger Paul said…

    It IS kind of exciting that Owl City are number one :) It's like it came out of nowhere (or more accurately number 7) but it's such a breath of fresh air.

    I get that gay people want each other to support the community and I'm there doing that when and wherever possible. However, (and I'm not sure this was anonymous' point) I don't think I should have to buy products that I don't like or aren't to my taste just because the person selling them is gay... Or have I totally missed the point>!?

  • At 2:57 PM, Anonymous moogaboo said…

    One of my co-workers recently twittered "is there seriously a song about lightning bugs? how do these people get record deals?" hahaha

    I love Owl City, AND I love lightning bugs.

  • At 6:17 PM, Blogger littlemanwhatnow said…

    it is cool that he did this in the basement of is home. finally people are not sucking lady gaga's peen for a hot minute.

  • At 8:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Am I the only one who thinks this song sounds exactly like anything by The Postal Service?

  • At 8:14 PM, Anonymous Patrick said…

    I'm sort of encouraged that Natalie Horler and her Jugs are still hanging around the Top 40! She's sure not evacuating the charts anytime soon!

  • At 11:12 PM, Anonymous Death Cab For Zexy said…

    I agree with Anonymous--as much as I am happy for Owl City's success (what a fucking awesome surprise), I wish he didn't sound EXACTLY like Ben Gibbard, who, in my opinion, does this kind of music better and has for a loooooooong time.

    Still, yay for Owl City.

  • At 1:11 PM, Anonymous shaun said…

    ya know, I saw that "Fireflies" was #1 on itunes the other day, before Taylor "swiftly gets on my nerves" stormed that chart and thought to myself for a second, "maybe, just maybe, another pop song without a rap interlude" will top the Hot 100...then, I flogged myself for allowing such optimism to reign....YAY...sometimes dreams do come true...I think I feel a unicorn trying to tear its way out of my ars...gotta run!

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    Okay -- "utterly boring cack" is my favorite Robbie-ism for teh day. luv ya D'Luv!

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