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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Max Martin Has Another #1 Hit! (And I Guess Katy Perry Does, Too)

So this week pair of tits Katy Perry scores a second #1 single on the Billboard Hot 100 with "California Gurls." Like her previous chart topper "I Kissed A Girl," it was co-written by Max Martin and Dr. Luke, and it now gives Max his first #1 since Britney Spears 2009 hit "3" and Luke his first since Ke$ha's "TiK ToK" earlier this year.

Between writing and producing, Max Martin has now racked up seven #1 singles in the U.S., including the following:

1. Britney Spears, "...Baby One More Time" (1999)
2. *NSync, "It's Gonna Be Me" (2000)
3. Katy Perry, "I Kissed A Girl" (2008)
4. Pink, "So What" (2008)
5. Kelly Clarkson, "My Life Would Suck Without You" (2009)
6. Britney Spears, "3" (2009)
7. Katy Perry, "California Gurls" (2010)

It is a bit annoying how Katy chose to label Lady Gaga's "Alejandro" video "cheap" and "blasphemous" (which I wrote about more extensively here). As noted earlier this week, "Alejandro" is hardly my favorite Gaga video, but it's like, baby, you shoot whipped cream out of your boobs and you're fucking that sex-addicted cockroach Russel Brand—not to mention you're a straight girl who sings about drunk-kissing another broad for the sake of a hit song—and you wanna talk about cheap?

Moving on, Taio Cruz debuts at #26 with "Dynamite" and #96 with his Ke$ha duet "Dirty Picture,"  while Nicki Minaj's "Your Love," which samples Annie Lennox's 1995 jam "No More 'I Love You's'," enters the Hot 100 at #51 (which is far better than her previous single "Massive Attack" did, at least).

I'm not really understanding Enrique Iglesias' need to tie in his latest, "I Like It," with obnoxious train wreck program Jersey Shore (I guess it's simple: $$$), but the song has moved up from #70 to #55 this week, so he must be doing something right.

That brings us to this year's American Idol winner Lee DeWyze, who had a lackluster #24 debut last week with his cover of U2's "Beautiful Day," and now drops all the way to #72. The poor guy has been averaging pretty much a TV show appearance a day since he won two weeks ago, and he still can't breathe any life into that dull (read: utter shit) cover. Better luck with some original music this fall, Lee!
The U.S. Top 10:

1. "California Gurls" - Katy Perry feat. Snoop Dogg *1 week*
2. "OMG" - Usher feat. will.i.am
3. "Airplanes" - B.o.B feat. Hayley Williams
4. "Your Love Is My Drug" - Ke$ha
5. "Billionaire" - Travie McCoy feat. Bruno Mars
6. "Break Your Heart" - Taio Cruz feat. Ludacris
7. "Alejandro" - Lady Gaga
8. "Nothin' On You" - B.o.B feat. Bruno Mars
9. "Rock That Body" - The Black Eyed Peas
10. "Bulletproof" - La Roux

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  • At 11:57 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Well said. She spellz it 'gurls' and wants to talk about what's cheap? Arty Spice is not cheap!

  • At 1:10 PM, Anonymous Matthew John Finn said…

    Slow your roll Katy, as much as we like your cream sputing titties - don't be a hippo.

  • At 3:34 PM, Blogger Joshua said…

    What do you think of Nicki Minaj's "Your Love?" I'm really enjoying it. The sample works extremely well, and her lyrics are actually sweet.


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