dispatches from the pop scene...minus the corn syrup.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Max Martin Makes Me Feel Like I'm Living A Teenage Dream

This literally has to be be Max Martin's most prolific time period, hit-wise, since 1999/2000, no? In glancing over the current Billboard Hot 100 chart, the Swedish songwriter-producer has zillion-dollar hands all over the following:

* Katy Perry's "California Gurls" (#2, co-wrote/co-produced)
* Taio Cruz's "Dynamite" (#3, co-wrote)
* Usher's "DJ Got Us Fallin' In Love" (#12, co-wrote/produced)
* Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream" (debuts at #20, co-wrote)
* Adam Lambert's "If I Had You" (#69, co-wrote/co-produced)

I totally forgot to mention that "DJ Got Us Fallin' In Love" entered the Hot 100 at #19 last week—forgive me, I was still blinded by thoughts of Enrique Iglesias losing his pants. (And congrats to him for "I Like It" moving up to #6, thereby breaking the rut of the dreaded #8 that so often plagues pop stars.)

I have to say, hearing "Dynamite," "Teenage Dream" and "DJ Got Us Fallin' In Love" on the radio on a daily basis just makes me smile. And P.S., Max—I know you're notoriously press-shy, but get some new headshots already! We've all been using the same ones (plus the above frowny pic of you) for half a decade now.

Alright, onward to Kylie Minogue Aphrodite watch, now in week three—and it's looking pretty dire.  The album's path on the chart to date is now #19-89-190. Girl, get your Aussie butt over here and do some promotion, already. This ain't Body Language!

Over on the Dance/Club Play Songs chart, Kylie's "All The Lovers" moves up one position to #3.

The U.S. Top 10:

1. "Love The Way You Lie" - Eminem feat. Rihanna *2 weeks*
2. "California Gurls" - Katy Perry feat. Snoop Dogg
3. "Dynamite" - Taio Cruz
4. "Airplanes" - B.o.B feat. Hayley Williams
5. "Billionaire" - Travie McCoy feat. Bruno Mars
6. "I Like It" - Enrique Iglesias feat. Pitbull
7. "Cooler Than Me" - Mike Posner
8. "OMG" - Usher feat. will.i.am
9. "Find Your Love" - Drake
10. "Ridin' Solo" - Jason Derulo

Labels: , , , , , , ,


  • At 10:32 AM, Blogger Poster Girl said…

    It's crazy. I never would have guessed ten years ago that Max would be having arguably even more success on the singles chart--with a totally different sound--than he was right then.

    Of course, if you asked me post-"Ur So Gay" if I'd be anticipating the new Katy Perry album, I'd have said you were crazy, too.

    I kind of wish someone else was singing Usher's "DJ's Got Us Fallin' In Love," though. Which is weird, because I wish Usher was singing Ne-Yo's "Beautiful Monster." Maybe we can just arrange some big song swap?

    "Dynamite" is so much fun on the radio and I hope "If I Had You" keeps rising.

  • At 11:16 AM, Blogger Damian said…

    Max will always be one of my biggest obsessions but closer to the middle of year I started to think he'll hardly get 3-4 hits in 2010 but surprisingly it turned to such successful I can't even remember. Sure I'm glad and Dynamite+DJ Got Us Fallin' In Love+Teenage Dream (with addition of Ne-Yo's Hurt Me) are the most played in my player these days.

  • At 1:23 PM, Blogger Joshua said…

    If only Denniz PoP was still around to collaborate with Max on some awesome poptastic songs :(

  • At 9:57 PM, Blogger rcLoy said…

    So, Max Martin is the god that I should have worshiped eh?

  • At 7:58 AM, Anonymous Richard said…

    Here, I don't really believe this will work.
    sexy aprons | wrestling singlet | ladybug cake

  • At 7:28 AM, Blogger Dylan Eales said…

    Those who are searching over internet 'economics assignment help' contact with us now. We are the best assignment writing service provider in Australia. Our Academic assignment writers available 24*7 hours for the students, if you really want to need assignment help online at cheapest price meet Australia assignment help at sample assignment and get high distinction grades. We are here to help you with 100% plagiarism free assignment help perth Australia. We offers lowest price on all kind of dissertations, essay statistics assignment help, and more from 4000+ Ph.D. Experts


Post a Comment

<< Home