Tag Archives: Michael Jackson

The Sincerest Form of Flattery: Hot 100 Roundup—4/20/13

A surprisingly good week, even if the best of the tracks are imitations of their betters. It’s interesting that many of those being imitated are relatively new artists: The Black Keys, Miguel, and (next week, via Hunter Hayes and We … Continue reading

Posted in Hot 100, Hot 100 Roundup, new this week | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

Ghosts and Pitbulls
Hot 100 Roundup—6/16/12

Justin Bieber—“Die In Your Arms” #17 A good song, and though I could do without the spoken bits, there’s no doubt that Bieber has grown as a singer. The record as a whole, though, is creepy. Bieber’s adoration of Michael … Continue reading

Posted in Hot 100, Hot 100 Roundup, new this week, singles | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off

Toxicity

Everybody in dance music, it seems, is signing up for the new Pepsi campaign. I understand why major artists sign endorsement deals, and I realize that Diplo and Skrillex and A-Trak can’t resist the idea of remixing Michael Jackson, but … Continue reading

Posted in AAAGGGGHHHHHH!!!!, Advertising | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off

Bubbling Under 8/20/11

Victorious Cast featuring Victoria Justice—”I Want You Back” #108 This is pure karaoke—the only thing that sounds different from the original is the vocals—but it’s a world away from Glee or the worst of American Idol. Still, it’s a well-crafted … Continue reading

Posted in Bubbling Under, singles | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

Bubbling Under—6/11/11

Colbie Caillat—”Brighter Than the Sun” #102 I’ve developed a certain respect for Caillat. Her craftsmanship is impressive, even if a lot of it is borrowed from her dad, and though her romantic optimism often sounds cloying, it also sounds as … Continue reading

Posted in Bubbling Under, singles | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

Hot 100 Roundup—4/30/11

Lady Gaga—”Judas” #10 I was preparing a long critique of this record, but after another listen and a more concentrated perusal of the lyrics I decided it wasn’t worth the trouble. “Judas” is such a confused mess that whatever message … Continue reading

Posted in Hot 100, Hot 100 Roundup, new this week, singles | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

Hot 100 Roundup—2/20/11

Because of the larger than usual number of records to hit the chart this week, I decided to split the roundup in half; the Hot 100 today, Bubbling Under tomorrow. Chances are this will become a regular thing. The number … Continue reading

Posted in Hot 100, Hot 100 Roundup, new this week, singles | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

Yet another reason to stay away from the TV

Michael Jackson Doctor Conrad Murray’s Trial To Be Televised

Posted in TV | Tagged | Comments Off

That’s what he wants

I’ve always considered Bruno Mars a real talent, but now I’m beginning to find myself agreeing with those who believe he’s a good deal more than that. “Marry You”, one of the most charming songs anyone has released in years, … Continue reading

Posted in video | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Hot 100 Roundup—11/28/10

Glee Cast “Forget You” (featuring Gwyneth Paltrow), #11 “Singing In the Rain/Umbrella” (featuring Gwyneth Paltrow), #18 Dr. Dre featuring Snoop Dogg and Akon—“Kush” #49 When a guy spends over a decade making a record about how wonderful dope is, it’s … Continue reading

Posted in Hot 100, Hot 100 Roundup, new this week, singles | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off