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Thursday, October 24, 2013

US Chart Roundup: Alison Gold Has A Top 40 Hit

Quality rock music has finally thawed out and resurfaced, first in the form of Ylvis' "The Fox," and now Alison Gold's "Chinese Food." The latter, a piece of art that formed organically when 13-year-old Gold's parents plunked down a few thousand to Ark Music Factory composer Patrice Wilson so that he'd transform their daughter into a a modern day Janis Joplin, debuts on the Billboard Hot 100 this week at #29.

The thing is, no one is actually buying this aural delicacy that has a video confusing Chinese and Japanese culture. (Geishas appearing in a video for song about Chinese food? Sure.) No, this all happened because over 10 million people have watched the clip on YouTube. So, brava, Billboard, for allowing that rule.

Oh, and by the way...

Future #34 smash?

The U.S. Top 10:

1. "Royals" - Lorde *4 weeks*
2. "Roar" - Katy Perry
3. "Wrecking Ball" - Miley Cyrus
4. "Wake Me Up!" - Avicii
5. "Hold On, We're Going Home" - Drake feat. Majid Jordan
6. "The Fox" - Ylvis
7. "Rap God" - Eminem *new*
8. "Holy Grail" - Jay-Z feat. Justin Timberlake
9. "Applause" - Lady Gaga
10. "Blurred Lines" - Robin Thicke feat. T.I. & Pharrell

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  • At 1:39 PM, Blogger Brian Ackley said…

    Billboard allow youtube/vevo rules is one I strongle object to in an era where anyone will stream a video or its novelty. had this rule existed just a few years ago Rebecca Black's "friday" could have been a #1 hit. I'm all for novelty songs becoming popular ("i'm too sexy", "disco duck", "monster mash) but it needs legitimately. But then again does radio programmers' list really reflect the "hits" people want?


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