Tag Archives: Coldplay

Unconscious: Hot 100 Roundup—3/22/14

Coldplay—“Magic” #24 The news of Chris Martin’s breakup with Gyneth Paltrow, conscious or not, lends this song a certain poignancy. It sounds like too little too late, as if Martin was arguing with someone who’s already made up her mind. … Continue reading

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The Voices In My Head
Hot 100 Roundup—12/8/12

After three years of running rampant on the Hot 100, it appears that Glee has finally lost its touch. Last season the show was putting three to four songs on the chart every week. So far this season, after eight … 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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A British Invasion?

This is old news, but I felt a need to comment on the piece Billboard ran on The Wanted a couple of weeks back. I have no doubt that The Wanted are a real story; their single (which I’ll get … Continue reading

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Hot 100 Roundup—11/12/11

Coldplay featuring Rihanna—”Princess of China” #20 The grander the statement, the vaguer and more ordinary the music becomes. Rihanna adds nothing, because there’s nothing to be added to. In the context of the album the lyrics might make sense—though I … Continue reading

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Hot 100 Roundup—10/1/11

Coldplay—”Paradise” #16 Whenever these guys try to make a major statement they always fall back on arty cliches that mean a lot less than they think they do. Since this one is called “Paradise”, it opens with slightly distorted church … Continue reading

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Hot 100 Roundup—7/16/11

Javier Colon—”Stitch By Stitch”, #17 Dia Frampton—”Inventing Shadows”, #20 Adam Levine & Javier Colon—”Man In the Mirror”, #45 Blake Shelton & Dia Frampton—”I Won’t Back Down”, #57 Christina Aguilera & Beverly McClellan—”Beautiful”, #74 Vicci Martinez—”Afraid To Sleep”, #78 George Strait—”Here … Continue reading

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Hot 100 Roundup—6/18/11

Coldplay—”Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall” #29 Producer Brian Eno continues to toughen them up musically, but the lyrics are as self-obsessed as ever. This one posits romantic revolution for record nerds, where sitting in your room and listening to daring … Continue reading

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Hot 100 Roundup—12/12/10

Glee Cast “Dog Days Are Over”, #22 “Hey, Soul Sister”, #29 “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life”, #38 “Valerie”, #54 “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina”, #97 Coldplay—”Christmas Lights” #25 Even with Brian Eno producing, they’re still a bunch of … Continue reading

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New this week

Britney Spears—”3″ #1 There’s no doubt now that Spears is back in full control of her career, and the playful tease of this record even suggests that she’s enjoying herself again. But compared to songs like “Gimme More” or “Piece … Continue reading

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