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Sunday, December 06, 2009

Rihanna Almost Tops The U.K. Chart, But Timbaland Has The Real Jams

Well, it hasn't climbed to #1 as it did in Norway, but this week Rihanna's "Russian Roulette" slides up to the #2 spot on the U.K. singles chart. Not bad for a song that I've already forgotten how the chorus goes on. Not trying to be bitchy, I just haven't come around to the song as some folks have after they initially trashed it. On the album chart, RiRi's Rated R drops from #16 to #19.

One set of tunes I'm wavin' two hands in the air over is Timbaland's new album, Shock Value II. Gone is the filler garbage that sometimes clogged up the first Shock Value (the 50 Cent and Fall Out Boy songs come to mind there). Instead, II comes in at a trimmed-down 13 tracks, all of which rage with some rather awesome pop goodness. (Listen to the one with JoJo, "Lose Control.") This week, Timbaland's "Morning After Dark," with SoShy and Nelly Furtado, comes in at #9 in the U.K.

But check out what I kinda find to be the most surprising jam from Shock Value II, "Ease Of The Liquor." It's total Euro-dancefloor fodder:



J-A-M. As for the rest of the U.K. chart: Y-A-W-N.

The U.K. Top 10:

1. "BBC Children In Need Medley" - Peter Kay *2 weeks*
2. "Russian Roulette" - Rihanna
3. "Bad Romance" - Lady Gaga
4. "Meet Me Halfway" - The Black Eyed Peas
5. "You Are Not Alone" - The X Factor Finalists 2009
6. "Whatcha Say" - Jason Derulo
7. "TiK ToK" - Kesha
8. "Doesn't Mean Anything" - Alicia Keys *new*
9. "Morning After Dark" - Timbaland ft. Nelly Furtado & SoShy *new*
10. Fight For This Love" - Cheryl Cole

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3 Comments:

  • At 1:20 AM, Blogger Paul said…

    Ah Rihanna - all i can remember of that song was that she was too lazy to get out of the chair on the x factor. Only one more chart before the Christmas number one so I'm guessing that Lady Cuckoo will get there with Bad Romance, the best meatloaf song discoed up he never recorded. She looked insane on the x factor - i was ever so scared!

     
  • At 11:04 AM, Blogger Mel said…

    I agree the JoJo cut is one of the best on the record. I like "Morning After Dark" and the "Symphony" cut with Brandy. But other than that...I just can't get into it. That Miley song drives me loopy.

    As for Rihanna -- I'm ready for this stage of her career to be OVA. She should just release "Cold Case Love" already. It's the only geniunely impressive track on 'Rated R'.

     
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