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Hot 100 Roundup—4/14/12

Justin Bieber—“Boyfriend” #2 This may be a magic leap in quality and maturity for Bieber, but it’s still derivative as hell—music via Justin Timberlake, phrasing via Chris Brown. And the lyrics are dumb on every level. The worst isn’t the … Continue reading

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Hot 100 Roundup—12/31/11

Tim McGraw—”Better Than I Used To Be” #81 The lead single from McGraw’s last album for Curb records, with whom he’s been legally wrangling and trying to get out from under for about half his career. It’s still McGraw, so … Continue reading

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Hot 100 Roundup—8/20/11

Five Finger Death Punch—”Over and Under It” #77 I’d like to think this record is a joke, but there’s nothing about the performance that indicates that it is, and I suppose they mean it. Which leaves us with the oxymoron … Continue reading

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Hot 100 Update—2/28/11

Katy Perry featuring Kanye West—”E.T.” #28 Perry is justifiably famous—or infamous, depending on how you look at it—for working all sorts of sexual innuendo into her music without ever sounding lewd or crude. Her double entendres always sound innocent, if … 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—8/22/10

Trey Songz featuring Nicki Minaj—”Bottoms Up” #22 I was really hoping this would be about ass, maybe with a Funkadelic sample, but it turns out it’s just another dumb song about drinking. Ugly, too, as it seems to present Songz … Continue reading

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