Tag Archives: Martina McBride

Hot 100 Roundup—9/10/11

Pistol Annies—”Hell On Heels” #55 Reviewed in Bubbling Under, 7/23/11 Martina McBride—”I’m Gonna Love You Through It” #77 Taking Brad Paisley at his word, McBride serves up a country song about cancer, and doesn’t hesitate to say the C word … Continue reading

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Hot 100 Roundup—6/25/11

Paramore—”Monster” #36 As their craft improves their energy, though still strong, becomes more streamlined and automatic, and less interesting. This is above-average pop-metal, but if the song weren’t so obviously about the band’s fractious split last year, would anybody care? … Continue reading

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Bubbling Under—4/16/11

Jennifer Lopez featuring Lil Wayne—”I’m Into You” #101 I like this better than “On the Floor”, even though it’s less forward looking in style. But that’s only because I like Shakira, who Lopez blatantly imitates here, better than Pitbull. Lil … Continue reading

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New this week—4/4/10

Sean Kingston & Justin Bieber—”Eenie Meenie” #30 This is more Kingston than it is Bieber, and just enough of both to render it meaningless. Peeling back the garishness that has decorated Kingston’s more recent singles only reveals how lacking they … Continue reading

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“…it’s got too many notes…”

Despite the sheer level of bombast and confused—and confusing—showmanship displayed at this year’s Grammy awards, there was nothing about the show that could be considered controversial. In fact, with its largest audience since 2004, the program can be considered, in … Continue reading

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New this week

T.I. featuring Mary J. Blige—”Remember Me” #29 The verse about his woman cheating on him while he’s in the joint sounds real enough, but it doesn’t matter, because T.I. loses me on the very first line, where he compares himself … Continue reading

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