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Thursday, March 22, 2012

US Chart Roundup: I Stan For Carly Rae Jepsen

Sia cracks the Top 10 of Billboard's Hot 100 chart for the first time via her feature on Flo Rida's "Wild Ones" this week. It's a shame this accomplishment didn't occur through something far classier, i.e. one of her own songs.

That said, with his rotating lineup of divas singing the chorus on his songs, Flo Rida really has become the modern day equivalent of the anonymous German rapper on some '90s Eurodance tune, a la this hot trash I just stumbled upon over the weekend by 2 Brothers On The 4th Floor:

Seriously, how have I never heard that derivative 1994 jam until now? It's like a Snap!/U.S.U.R.A/Real McCoy sandwich.

Elsewhere, The Wanted move up one position to #3 with "Glad you Came" while two notable singles crash into the Top 20: Calvin Harris' "Feel So Close" at #18 and One Direction's "What Makes You Beautiful" at #19. Meanwhile, the latter becomes the first UK act to enter at #1 on the Top 200 album chart with a debut LP. One Direction's Up All Night sold 176,000 copies out of the gate to take the top spot.

Back on the Hot 100, One Direction's "One Thing" debuts at #90.

That brings us to Carly Rae Jepsen. It's inevitable that every spring some young ho will grab my ear with an irresistible pop offering. Most notably, this happened two years ago with Selena Gomez and "Naturally." And now, cue up "Call Me Maybe" (#23 on the chart), which I seriously can not stop playing.

Damn you, Carly Rae Jepsen! And, gotta love how the object of her affection turns out to be a gayer in the vid.

The U.S. Top 10:

1. "We Are Young" - fun. feat. Janelle Monae *3 weeks*
2. "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" - Kelly Clarkson
3. "Glad you Came" - The Wanted
4. "Set Fire To The Rain" - Adele
5. "Somebody That I Used To Know" - Gotye feat. Kimbra
6. "Starships" - Nicki Minaj
7. "Turn Me On" - David Guetta feat. Nicki Minaj
8. "Take Care" - Drake feat. Rihanna
9. "Wild Ones" - Flo Rida feat. Sia
10. "Part Of Me" - Katy Perry

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  • At 9:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I really like this song. Bought the single from itunes after hearing it on local radio. I detest the single cover- CRJ looks miserable.

    Girl, you're singing a pop song! Cheer the F up!!

  • At 12:08 AM, Blogger wpmsd said…

    What is the name of this song?


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