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Sunday, May 23, 2010

Ellie Goulding Should Have Been #1 In The UK Instead Of B.o.B

Wow. One of the most bland pop tunes of the year, B.o.B's "Nothin' On You," has managed to repeat its American success overseas by topping the UK chart this week. Meanwhile, classy trash like Ellie Goulding's "Guns And Horses" goes in at #26.

I'm completely stunned into boredom, otherwise I'd summon up the strength to rant on about why "Guns And Horses" totally deserves to match the success of Ellie's previous single, "Starry Eyed." I will say that I finally broke down and ordered her album from Amazon UK last weekend. Should be here tomorrow, along with a Rick Astley's remastered SAW albums. Hoo-razzle.

Anyway, be sure to check out the fourth installment of Pop Trash Addicts' Pop Panel, where we review "Guns And Horses" and another of this week's UK entries, "The Flood" by Katie Melua (#35).

The U.K. Top 10:

1. "Nothin' On You" - B.o.B feat. Bruno Mars *new* *1 week*
2. "Ridin' Solo" - Jason Derulo
3. "Good Times" - Roll Deep
4. "All Night Long" - Alexandra Burke feat. Pitbull
5. "Stereo Love" - Edward Maya feat. Vika Jigulina
6. "OMG" - Usher feat. Will.i.am
7. "Candy" - Aggro Santos feat. Kimberly Wyatt
8. "She Said" - Plan B
9. "She's Always A Woman" - Fyfe Dangerfield
10. "Leeds Leeds Leeds" - Leeds Marching Team *new*

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  • At 7:21 AM, Blogger Paul said…

    how have ellie and katie mell-waaah done so poorly? Grossly disappointed. Can't even use tired and dated amazeballs :/ What a pile of rancid poo :(

  • At 1:53 PM, Anonymous shaun said…

    Robbie, all dem other music blogs ain't got nuttin on you...nut, nut, nuttin on you...god, i hate that song ;o)

  • At 9:35 PM, Blogger Mike said…

    I like B.o.B.! As far as generic American urban dirge goes... it's ok. Not really surprised about Ellie or Katie. Who knows, they might climb?

  • At 7:59 PM, Blogger D'luv said…

    Paul, at least Kate was debuting on downloads alone. The CD single release was yesterday, so maybe it'll rise up your amazeballz?

    Shaun, moi aussi!

    MIke, blaaaaaaaaaaaaaaugh (not "blog") re: B.o.B ... He's not so bad, I suppose. The song's just boring. Between that and "Airplanes," he's kind of like this decade's Arrested Devolopment.


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