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Bubbling Under, 8/13/11

Big Time Rush featuring Iyaz—”If I Ruled the World” #106 The line between teen TV soundtrack music and mainstream pop is now so thin that if it wasn’t for the strained actor’s vocals this would be inseparable from any other … Continue reading

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Hot 100 Roundup—5/28/11

Lady Gaga—”The Edge of Glory” #3 Everything I’ve read about this record points out the Springsteen influence (how could it not with Clarence Clemons’ presence?) but I’ve yet to see anyone mention the band who are an equal influence on … Continue reading

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Hot 100 Roundup—12/5/10

Enrique Iglesius featuring Ludacris & DJ Frank E—”Tonight (I’m Fucking You)” #18 Thanks to Cee-Lo Green, “fuck” appears to be the word of the moment, and Iglesius has as much right to it as any, I suppose. But with his … Continue reading

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Hot 100 Roundup—10/31/10

Taylor Swift—”Mean” #11 The idea that this record is intended as an assault on music critics in general, or even specific ones who I won’t mention by name, strikes me as ridiculous. So ridiculous, in fact, that I wonder if … Continue reading

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New this week—7/4/10

Eminem “Love the Way You Lie” (featuring Rihanna), #2 ” No Love” (featuring Lil Wayne), #23 “Won’t Back Down” (featuring P!nk), #62 “Cold Wind Blows”, #71 “Talkin’ 2 Myself” (featuring Kobe), #88 “25 To Life”, #92 I have no doubt … Continue reading

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New this week—6/20/10

Justin Bieber featuring Jaden Smith—”Never Say Never” #33 I was expecting it to be bad, but I wasn’t expecting it to be this bad. The problem isn’t Bieber, who acquits himself as well as can be expected (it actually helps … Continue reading

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New This Week

As everybody knows, this is American Idol week on the Hot 100. Before last year, this would have meant that whatever lamentable ballad had been foisted on the winner would debut at number one, and that yet another version of … Continue reading

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