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Sunday, November 01, 2009

Westlife: Still Irrelevant 10 Years Later

Just what the world was clamoring for—Westlife covering Daughtry!! My god, I can die now. Bucket of magic "What About Now" is at #2 on the U.K. singles chart this week.

Here's a small clip of the video, because the full thing hasn't premiered yet or someone came to their senses and destroyed the original tape:

Elsewhere, Jay Sean's U.S. chart-topping single "Down" debuts at #3, while Miley Cyrus' "Party In The U.S.A." enters at #11. And while Calvin Harris' splendid jam "Flashback" climbs up to #25, sadly Alphabet plummet from #20 to #30 with "The Spell."

Cheryl Cole has control of both the single and album charts this week, as her LP 3 Words arrives at #1—despite a minor debacle where it was made available for free to download from Last FM earlier in the week.

Finally, Michael Jackson's concert rehearsal film This Is It was the top earner at the American box office this weekend. The sort-of soundtrack debuted at #3 on the U.K. album chart.


The U.K. Top 10:

1. "Fight For This Love" - Cheryl Cole *2 weeks*
2. "What About Now" - Westlife *new*
3. "Down" - Jay Sean feat. Lil Wayne *new*
4. "Bad Boys" - Alexandra Burke feat. Flo Rida
5. "Haven't Met You Yet" - Michael Buble
6. "Meet Me Halfway" - The Black Eyed Peas
7. "Oopsy Daisy" - Chipmunk
8. "Million Dollar Bill" - Whitney Houston
9. "Bodies" - Robbie Williams
10. "I Gotta Feeling" - The Black Eyed Peas

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  • At 8:11 PM, Anonymous Mark said…

    But irrelevant or not-10 years on-they're still around-and still releasing hits. Let's see where the cackle o'hookers you discuss here daily are in 10 years...... ;-)

  • At 11:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    They could have been on Kristi Yamaguchi and Friends today like the Backstreet Boys were. Now that's relevance.

  • At 1:45 AM, Blogger Paul said…

    ah the 'loife. The single screams of rush release - no advertising except for the x factor performance (which granted is pretty big advertising), single cover a mishmash of old photos and no video. I suspect it was originally meant to be released closer to the album date but an x factor opening meant they released it as they performed on the show...

    And hey! BSB only got to perform on the xtra factor which airs afterwards on cable!!

    Nicky is still hot though isn't he?


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