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Thursday, March 06, 2014

US Chart Roundup: So, About Justin Timberlake's "Not A Bad Thing"...

When Justin Timberlake's The 20/20 Experience — 2 Of 2 was released last fall, there were several complications, from a listener perspective: It was a bit too soon after the first version of the album (only six months separated them); the two leads singles, "Take Back The Night" and "TKO," were pretty weak compared to the first album's juggernaut "Mirrors"; there was really only one standout gem on the whole album, which was "Not A Bad Thing," but it was mashed up with hidden track "Pair Of Wings" and the whole thing had a run time of over 11 minutes.

Thankfully somebody had the bright idea to break the *NSYNC-esque mid-tempo "Not A Bad Thing" out on its own as a single, the third altogether off the album. JT performed it on the Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon last month, and the edited version of the single was made available a few days later on iTunes.

"Not A Bad Thing" debuts this week on the Billboard Hot 100 at #65. This one truly deserves a Top 10 placing.

The U.S. Top 10:

1. "Happy" - Pharrell Williams *2 weeks*
2. "Dark Horse" - Katy Perry feat. Juicy J
3. "Talk Dirty" - Jason Derulo feat. 2 Chainz
4. "All Of Me" - John Legend
5. "Pompeii" - Bastille
6. "Team" - Lorde
7. "Drunk In Love" - Beyonce feat. Jay Z
8. "Counting Stars" - OneRepublic
9. "Say Something" - A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera
10. "Timber" - Pitbull feat. Ke$ha

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