Tag Archives: Dr. Luke

It’s A Song About Boom
Hot 100 Roundup—6/21/14

Charli XCX—“Boom Clap” #62 Soundtrack fodder, reportedly a leftover from True Romance, and still better than 98% of whatever else has appeared on the chart this year. Charli XCX’s gift for hooks is amazing enough, but her gift for planting … Continue reading

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“Forced” How?

According to a tweet from Ke$ha (since deleted, but reprinted in Billboard), she was “forced” to sing the lyric to “Die Young”, which has been pulled from radio in the wake of the Newtown shooting. Aside from the fact that … Continue reading

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Teen-pop On the Radio—Finally

I have long been frustrated by the way Disney-pop and teen-pop in general have been ignored by terrestrial radio. Though I understand why programmers have avoided the more tween and pre-tween oriented music—that is, the real kid’s stuff—ignoring big-selling artists … Continue reading

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Hot 100 Roundup—4/16/11

Wiz Khalifa—”When I’m Gone” #57 In which Khalifa proudly explains why he doesn’t really give a shit. It’s not “When I’m Gone” as in “I know you’ll miss me but you’ll get by”; it’s “By the time I die I’ll … Continue reading

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Hot 100 Roundup—2/13/11

Dr. Dre featuring Eminem & Skylar Grey—”I Need a Doctor” #5 This seemingly heartfelt but confusing tribute to Dr. Dre might be touching if it were an Eminem record, or even a Skylar Grey record. But it’s not, so we’re … 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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Keeping score

Just FYI, this week’s Hot 100 includes four records featuring Drake, four featuring Pitbull, five from Glee, five produced and/or written by Max Martin, six produced and/or written by Dr. Luke, six featuring Nicki Minaj, six featuring Rihanna, and seven … Continue reading

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New this Week—8/1/10

Katy Perry—”Teenage Dream” #20 What makes this a perfect pop record isn’t its sound, which is fairly standard Dr. Luke/Max Martin (the most disappointing thing about it is that it starts exactly like “My Life Would Suck Without You”) or … Continue reading

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New this week—4/18/10

Jack Johnson—”You and Your Heart” #20 Jack Johnson hates haters. Ooh, he hates those haters. He hates haters because they do hateful things like have standards and because their hearts are somehow disconnected from their bodies. (Jack Johnson’s heart is … Continue reading

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