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Beyonceworld: Hot 100 Roundup—1/4/14

Beyonce “Drunk In Love” (featuring Jay Z), #12 “XO”, #66 “Mine” (featuring Drake), #99 I have a lot of respect for Beyonce. Detailing all her virtues would be redundant, especially considering how much has been written by others over the … Continue reading

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Anyone for Tennis? Hot 100 Roundup—10/19/13

Kanye West featuring Cam’ron & Consequence—“Gone” #18 Now that YouTube has figured out how to monetize the use of copyrighted material in personal videos, it’s conceivable that any piece of music, from any era, could hit the charts—Gregorian chants, arias, … Continue reading

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Luckier and Luckier: Hot 100 Roundup—5/4/13

Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams—“Get Lucky” #19 Good music is its own justification, and “Get Lucky” is OK, but I still find myself questioning its necessity. It’s more of a museum piece than a pop record, a careful reconstruction and … Continue reading

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Only Sleeping
Hot 100 Roundup—6/9/12

Phillip Phillips “Home”, #10 “We’ve Got Tonight”, #97 Though it’s nice that American Idol has decided to go with something besides a third-rate Diane Warren imitation for its winner’s first single, a second-rate Mumford and Sons imitation is not an … Continue reading

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Hot 100 Roundup—10/15/11

B.o.B. featuring Lil Wayne—”Strange Clouds” #7 B.o.B. has been putting so much energy into the pop side of his career that I’d swear this is the first time I’ve heard him rap. That can’t be true, but that’s the way … Continue reading

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Hot 100 Roundup—8/27/11

Drake—”Headlines” #13 Is this guy capable of doing anything but feel sorry for himself? Fame didn’t turn out to be as much fun as he thought it would be; no one understands him or how hard he works; and there … 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—11/21/10

Glee Cast “Teenage Dream”, #8 “Start Me Up/Living On a Prayer”, #31 “Stop! In the Name of Love/Free Your Mind”, #38 “One Love (People Get Ready)”, #41 The Black Eyed Peas—“The Time (Dirty Bit)” #12 Since I didn’t listen to … Continue reading

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New this week—3/14/10

Justin Bieber—”Never Let You Go” #21 The most irritating thing about Justin Bieber may be something over which he has no real control: all his records sound the same. He may have talent, but he either possesses such a narrow … Continue reading

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New this week—12/20/09

Ludacris—”How Low” #13 Since Ludacris announced his intention to make more serious records a couple of years back, things have shifted in the pop world. The recession created an audience that wanted anything other than the serious, and Ludacris wisely … Continue reading

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