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Hot 100 Roundup—7/14/12

Owl City & Carly Ray Jepsen—“Good Time” #18 Adam Young, better known as Owl City, should not try to be David Guetta (especially if he’s going to sing), and Carly Rae Jepsen, who, despite “Call Me Maybe”, still needs to … Continue reading

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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

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Bubbling Under 6/18/11

Tech N9ne, F/D-Loc, Twista, Busta Rhymes, Ceza, Jl B. Hood, Twisted Insane, Uso & Yelawolf—”Worldwide Choppers” #104 An entire single devoted to Busta Rhymes’ machine gun flow. No surprise that the only one who comes across is Busta himself, though … Continue reading

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Bubbling Under—4/9/11

Owl City featuring Shawn Chrystopher—”Alligator Sky” #105 Shawn’s Chrystopher’s B.o.B. impersonation does a good job of beefing up Owl City’s usual wimpiness, and the music sounds tougher and more strenuous. The lyrics are the same old fluffy nonsense, though—I can … Continue reading

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Hot 100 Roundup—10/3/10

Glee Cast “Empire State of Mind”, #21 “Telephone”, #23 “Billionaire”, #28 “Listen”, #38 “What I Did For Love”, #51 Akon—”Angel” #62 Yet another “I Gotta Feeling” rip, only this time not from someone directly associated with the original record, which … Continue reading

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Every minute

I don’t think much of Owl City’s music, but after reading this brief profile in the New York Times I’m beginning to feel sorry for one-man-band Adam Young. He’s about to get royally screwed and he doesn’t seem to realize … Continue reading

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New this week

Glee Cast “Sweet Caroline”, #34 “Bust A Move”, #93 The cover of Neil Diamond’s hoary old chestnut does a pretty good job of puncturing Diamond’s self-importance, if only because the singer is incapable of the sort chest thumping fullness of … Continue reading

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New this week

Kenny Chesney with Dave Matthews—”I’m Alive” #92 It’s anyone’s guess as to who came up with the Beatlesish feel of this record—it sounds like a mash-up of “Dear Prudence” and “Mother Nature’s Son”—but whether it was Chesney or Matthews, it’s … Continue reading

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