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Thursday, August 29, 2013

US Chart Roundup: Applause, Applause Applause & Summertime, Summertime Sadness

"Blurred Lines" has been #1 for 12 weeks now. That's THREE MONTHS. Only 14 songs have ever topped the Billboard Hot 100 for that length of time or longer, and the last one to do so was the Black Eyed Peas' "I Gotta Feeling" in 2009.

In other words, like "I Gotta Feeling," "Blurred Lines" is now one of those songs that you're likely so absolutely sick of, you won't have an appreciation for it again until it's 18 years from now, when you're feeling nostalgic for the 'teens decade, and "Blurred Lines" comes on some radio station during retro lunch hour or whatever the fuck and you're all, "Ooh, that was my jam! I need to make a playlist of just this song!" And it won't happen a day before then. Because right now "Blurred Lines" is making you want to bayonet your eyes.

This leaves Katy Perry to flounder at #2 for a second week with "Roar," while Lady Gaga inches up closer to her, at #4, with "Applause." Now that scag Miley Cyrus needs to just drop like her thong does at Christmas dinner and we can watch some real Katy vs. Gaga drama play out.

On a final note, Avicii, Lana Del Rey and Cedric Gervais all claim their first Top 10 hits this week as "Wake Me Up!" and Gervais' remix of "Summertime Sadness" move up to #7 and #9, respectively.

The U.S. Top 10:

1. "Blurred Lines" - Robin Thicke feat. T.I. & Pharrell *12 weeks*
2. "Roar" - Katy Perry
3. "We Can't Stop" - Miley Cyrus
4. "Applause" - Lady Gaga
5. "Radioactive" - Imagine Dragons 
6. "Holy Grail" - Jay-Z feat. Justin Timberlake
7. "Wake Me Up!" - Avicii
8. "Safe And Sound" - Capital Cities
9. "Summertime Sadness" - Lana Del Rey & Cedric Gervais
10. "Get Lucky" - Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams

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  • At 9:57 AM, Blogger John said…

    If it wasn't for Thicke and Cyrus, this top 10 would be mildly enjoyable.

  • At 10:05 AM, Blogger MrNewmoononmonday said…

    Haha Let the drama commence!

  • At 12:41 PM, Blogger Brian Ackley said…

    The fact that you would need people to fall out of the chart for the chart battle between Katy & gag to begin tells me there is no battle. Katy's video hasnt even premiered and still outselling Gaga. sorry D'luv

  • At 9:07 PM, Anonymous johninpa said…

    I still turn the radio up whenever "Blurred Lines" comes on, and I still turn the radio off whenever "I Gotta Feeling" comes on. To each his own!

  • At 1:18 PM, Anonymous Pranav said…

    So glad to see Capital Cities on this list. They seem like very unlikely pop stars. Their rise is definitely worth studying - since they do not meet the cookie cutter format that terrestrial radio has inflicted on us for over a decade. "Safe and Sound" is not their best song by any stretch though. "Kangaroo Court" and "Origami" are way better.

  • At 1:13 PM, Blogger D'luv said…

    John, agreed!

    Mr.Newmoononmonday, what is life if there is no drama, after all?

    Brian, now, hush, chylde - you're just pressed because Paris is taking forever to return and annihilate all these bitches.

    Johninpa, that's because you're an unscrupulous minx.

    Pranav, I love the whole CC album. Still not sick of "Safe & Sound."


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