dispatches from the pop scene...minus the corn syrup.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

UK Chart Roundup: I'm Back, And So Is Jason Derulo

Sometimes, folks, you just need to step away and refresh your psyche for a few weeks, and see what the universe can do to your marbles in that time. And it looks like the universe is still enjoying that remix of OMI's "Cheerleader," which as at #2 back in late April when last I held a magnifying glass up to the UK Top 10, then went to #1 for the following four weeks I didn't cover, and now is back at #2...always right there when I need her.

And so "Cheerleader" makes way for "Want To Want Me," the lead single from Jason Derulo's upcoming album Everything Is 4. It's Jason's first good single since, well, ever. So let's give him a round of applause.

The UK loves Jason, and has now awarded him four #1 singles — one from each of his albums. Here in the States, "Want To Want Me" has so far peaked at #6.

The UK Top 10:

1. "Want To Want Me" - Jason Derulo *new* *2 weeks*
2. "Cheerleader" - OMI
3. "Where Are U Now" - Skrillex & Diplo feat. Justin Bieber
4."See You Again" - Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth
5. "Bad Blood" - Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick Lamar
6. "Bills" - Lunchmoney Lewis
7. "Lean On" - Major Lazer feat. MO & DJ Snake
8. "Runaway (U & I)" - Galantis
9. "Don't Look Down" - Martin Garrix feat. Usher *new*
10. "Hey Mama" - David Guetta feat. Nicki Minaj & Afrojack

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Britney Spears & Iggy Azalea's "Pretty Girls" Video Premieres, Song Debuts At #29 On The Chart

Britney in cheetah print. And nine songwriters credited on "Pretty Girls," none of which are Spears? Sounds about right.

If '80s crap, aliens and refried "Fancy" are your jams, then have it, gang!

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Thursday, May 07, 2015

US Chart Roundup: IDK

The U.S. Top 10:

1. "See You Again" - Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth *4 weeks*
2. "Trap Queen" - Fetty Wap 
3. "Uptown Funk" - Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars
4. "Earned It (Fifty Shades Of Grey)" - The Weeknd
5. "Shut Up And Dance" - Walk The Moon
6. "Sugar" - Maroon 5
7. "Love Me Like You Do" - Ellie Goulding
8. "Want To Want Me" - Jason Derulo
9. "Nasty Freestyle" - T-Wayne
10. "Thinking Out Loud" - Ed Sheeran