Tag Archives: Colbie Caillat

Empowerment With a Giggle
Hot 100 Roundup—7/26/14

It’s theme week: two country songs about dirt and dust (and titled as such), and three about female self-image and self-empowerment (four if you count Echosmith, and you might even include John Legend, though he’s just buttering his lady up … Continue reading

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Just Kissing Down By the Riverbank
Hot 100 Roundup—5/24/14

Usher—“Good Kisser” #70 I’ll admit to never being much impressed by Usher. He’s made some great records (including this one), but, much like Beyonce, you can hear how hard he’s working, the calculation and ambition behind every moment. I know … Continue reading

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Here Comes the Stampede
Hot 100 Roundup—10/5/12

As we ease, or force, our way into October, the release schedule continues to ramp up, and probably won’t ease off until Thanksgiving. It would be easier to be happy about this if the music were better. This week is … Continue reading

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Hot 100 Roundup—11/5/11

Justin Bieber—”Mistletoe” #11 Just for the season, Bieber steps out of hip-pop into Jason Mraz/Colbie Caillat/Coca-Cola commercial territory. At least I hope it’s just for the season. Christina Perri—”A Thousand Years” #74 Perri is actually getting better. This is merely … Continue reading

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Hot 100 Roundup—9/3/11

Lil Wayne featuring Drake—”She Will” #3 Not terrible, just boring. Wayne gets off a few good lines, and at least Drake isn’t wallowing in self-pity. But the whole thing is so torpid it’s almost beyond belief. There are pauses where … Continue reading

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Bubbling Under—8/27/11

Wale featuring Jeremih & Rick Ross—”That Way” #109 I still think Wale has promise, but this isn’t going to get him anywhere. Jeremih provides a decent hook, and Ross provides his usual presence (and his usual lack of anything interesting … Continue reading

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Hot 100 Roundup—7/30/11

Demi Lovato—”Skyscraper” #10 Lovato has one great and dangerous gift: a voice that can make even the most sentimental, over-reaching metaphors sound like felt emotion. It’s not something that can be learned—it either comes naturally or it doesn’t—but it can … Continue reading

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Bubbling Under—6/11/11

Colbie Caillat—”Brighter Than the Sun” #102 I’ve developed a certain respect for Caillat. Her craftsmanship is impressive, even if a lot of it is borrowed from her dad, and though her romantic optimism often sounds cloying, it also sounds as … Continue reading

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Bubbling Under 4/30/11

Rihanna—”California King Bed” #113 Ever wondered what Colbie Caillat would sound like if she sang for Guns ‘n Roses? Me neither. The Ready Set—”Young Forever” #115 Better than “Love Like Woe”, but what wouldn’t be? This is much tougher, and … Continue reading

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Hot 100 Roundup—2/20/11

Because of the larger than usual number of records to hit the chart this week, I decided to split the roundup in half; the Hot 100 today, Bubbling Under tomorrow. Chances are this will become a regular thing. The number … Continue reading

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