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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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