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Oh, My Aching Soul! Hot 100 Roundup—5/11/13

Ciara—“Body Party” #35 It’s been something like six years since Ciara had a big pop hit, and it’s a tribute to her tenacity that after years of missing the mark she finally created something that connects. For that she, and … Continue reading

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How Does One Diffie, Exactly? Hot 100 Roundup—3/30/13

French Montana featuring Nicki Minaj—“Freaks” #77 As a rapper, French Montana is negligible, but he sure knows how to pick hooks and choose guests. Nicki Minaj is perfect here, even if you can’t understand half of what she says. Since … Continue reading

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A Week of Near Misses
Hot 100 Roundup—10/19/12

One Direction—“Live While We’re Young” #3 I have nothing against party music or teen lust, and I could even forgive the Clash rip-off of the intro, but this is crass and insulting. “Let’s get some” is not something you say … Continue reading

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Rage, Real and Imagined
Hot 100 Roundup—7/21/12

P!nk—“Blow Me (One Last Kiss)” #58 P!nk’s persona, the pop diva with the heart of a riot grrrl, can create interesting tensions in her music, but sometimes it forces her to overplay her hand. This is a step up from … Continue reading

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Good Records From Bad People
Hot 100 Roundup—5/5/12

Maroon 5 featuring Wiz Khalifa—“Payphone” #3 The sheer hackery of this record is revealed by the very elements that are designed to disguise it. That is, the subject matter itself—just mentioning payphones these days is guaranteed to get people’s attention: … Continue reading

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Of Beez and Men
Hot 100 Roundup—4/21/12

Jennifer Lopez featuring Pitbull—“Dance Again” #27 The music on the chorus is too garish, and Pitbull is wasted, but the verses are great, and this record officially establishes Lopez’s comeback as more successful than Madonna’s. Of course, Lopez achieved this … Continue reading

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Second Tier or Below
Hot 100 Roundup, 2/25/12

Meek Mill featuring T.I., Birdman, Lil Wayne, D.J. Khaled, Rick Ross & Swizz Beats—“Ima Boss” #51 His brief change in style having flopped, at least when compared to his earlier singles, DJ Khaled goes back to the bank on this … Continue reading

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Bubbling Under—7/30/11

DJ Drama featuring Fabolous, Roscoe Dash & Wiz Khalifa—”Oh My” #101 In which three guys who have never had anything to say say it together over a track that has nothing to say, either. At least DJ Khaled’s tracks are … Continue reading

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Hot 100 Roundup—6/4/11

Lady GaGa—”Hair” #12 An odd metaphor coming from a woman who is generally seen either in wigs or with hair coiffed and dyed to within an inch of it’s life; does anyone know what GaGa’s real hair even looks like? … Continue reading

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Hot 100 Roundup—3/12/11

Jennifer Lopez featuring Pitbull—”On the Floor” #9 Anyone with any sense knows why this debuted in the top ten. Lopez’s presence on American Idol may, in fact, be the only reason this record was made at all. Some people have … Continue reading

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