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Thursday, May 10, 2012

US Chart Roundup: 'MDNA' RIP

The Billboard Hot 100 is pretty flat this week, as once again there are no new songs in the Top 10, and Rihanna's "Where Have You Been" zipping into the Top 40 (from #78 to #29) is about the only single action worth mentioning.

And over on the Top 200, where Carrie Underwood's Blown Away is the #1 album, let's face it — Madonna MDNA Death Watch has become quite an event. In its sixth week on the chart, Ye Olde Madgepyre's LP has dropped to #65.

So is "Turn Up The Radio" really getting a single release? And a music video? All has been quiet on that front, no? Perhaps it's going to be another quickly-thrown-together clip of live footage from the tour? Guaranteed hit!

That broad needs to just quit being so cheap, pay Quentin Tarantino a bucket of cash to direct a crazy "Gang Bang" video where she goes batshit, oh-so-subtly flies back to England with a machine gun and mows down every dude who looks like her ex-husband, and then bid this album adieu. It would be the classy thing to do. And who knows, maybe half a decade from now, people will look back and say, you know what, we didn't give MDNA a chance — that was some hot trash.

Yeah, or maybe Madonna peaked with Ray Of Light 14 years ago, had a lucky blip on the radar again with Confessions and that's that.

On a final note, I've been on the road since the weekend, so sorry it's been quiet around here this week. All will return to sexy this coming weekend.

The U.S. Top 10:

1. "Somebody That I Used To Know" - Gotye feat. Kimbra *4 weeks*
2. "We Are Young" - fun. feat. Janelle Monae
3. "Payphone" - Maroon 5 feat. Wiz Khalifa
4. "Call Me Maybe" - Carly Rae Jepsen
5. "Wild Ones" - Flo Rida feat. Sia
6. "Glad you Came" - The Wanted
7. "Starships" - Nicki Minaj
8. "Boyfriend" - Justin Bieber
9. "What Makes You Beautiful" - One Direction
10. "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" - Kelly Clarkson

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  • At 11:46 AM, Anonymous Pranav said…

    The MDNA situation is kinda sad. I mean, the album is very weak. Not a single track on there that is even remotely earthshattering. "Masterpiece" and "I f**ked up" are respectable but nothing else on there holds up particularly well. I still can't figure out why she released "give me all your luv" as the lead single. It sounds like a cheerleader routine. Why did she think that would catch anyone's fancy???

  • At 12:15 PM, Blogger superbu said…

    What Madonna actually needs is a new manager. Any manager who would tell her that "Celebration" or "Revolver" would make good singles needs to be fired. She is fighting her age -- that's a lot of it -- but, really, Guy Oseary has done a lousy job of managing her in recent years.

  • At 1:28 PM, Anonymous Michał said…

    It's a crying shame that she gave up on promotiong such a good album.

  • At 4:41 PM, Anonymous Pranav said…

    If Guy Oseary is the one picking the singles, the man needs help! I don't know if her age is as big a deal as people make it out to be. I mean, she looks amazing. Furthermore, if age really was a factor, it would crept up on her at least 10 years ago.

  • At 7:40 PM, Anonymous Tom said…

    - Wasn't the first single to be sung at the Superbowl, so it had a cheerleader theme for that?!

    - How has she given up promoting the album when she's just about to embark on a massive world tour promoting it?

    - Turn up the Radio is so dull. I hope they go for another single.

    I think the album has about 9 great songs on it, but is completely bloated with other poor songs.

  • At 7:41 PM, Blogger Patrick said…

    She should have released "I Fucked Up" as the next single, given that's pretty much what she did with this album.

  • At 3:22 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    What?! No mention on the fact that the Wanted's cheap EP has dropped faster than a rock on the charts to #32?! Pretty poor after all the promotion they've done versus their competition "One direction".

  • At 7:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…


    Ye Olde Vampyre is re-releasing this flop trash. Details TBA.

    The album is being re-released as MDOA.


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