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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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3 Comments:

  • At 9:07 AM, Blogger dishy said…

    JT YUK

     
  • At 4:27 PM, Anonymous Pranav said…

    It is nice to see Bastille in the top 10 with "Pompeii" but the fact that it took so long to get there since its release overseas makes us Americans look quite backward (musically speaking). Nice to John Legend back in the top 10 too although none of the material on his latest album deserve chart success. The only half decent track on that album is "OPen Your Eyes".

     
  • At 8:52 AM, Anonymous Give It 2 Flop said…

    I like how it's such a sunnyjam and I'm one listen away from falling under its spell. But, before it wins me over completely, allow me to snark: if I had to pick an annoying white boy peddling pop-squeezed-into-a-soul-thong, I'd rather hear Robin Thicke squeaking and shrieking about nailing broadz.

     

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