Monday, April 30, 2007

Twostepcub's music chart for April 27, 2007...


I know it's late, but better late than never...here's my tunes for the week. This week Gwen Stefani (pictured above) takes over the top spot, while Maroon5, Christina Aguilera, Lily Allen, and Ultra Nate make big jumps. The Wreckers, Five For Fighting, KT Tunstall, Billie Myers, and the Dixie Chicks (for the umpteenth time) leave the chart. If I could escape....

This Week Song/Artist (last week's position in parentheses)
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1. The Sweet Escape - Gwen Stefani f/Akon (4)
2. What Comes Around...Goes Around - Justin Timberlake (3)
3. This Ain't A Scene, It's An Arms Race - Fall Out Boy (1)
4. Settlin' - Sugarland (2)
5. Say It Right - Nelly Furtado (6)
6. U & Ur Hand - Pink (7)
7. Grace Kelly - Mika (9)
8. Long Trip Alone - Dierks Bentley (8)
9. It's Not Over - Daughtry (5)
10. Wasted - Carrie Underwood (10)
11. Read My Mind - The Killers (19)
12. Love Me Or Hate Me (F*ck You) - Lady Sovereign (12)
13. Last Dollar (Fly Away) - Tim McGraw (15)
14. Before He Cheats - Carrie Underwood (22)
15. Good Directions - Billy Currington (21)
16. Gravity - John Mayer (20)
17. Keep Holding On - Avril Lavigne (13)
18. Makes Me Wonder - Maroon5 (36)
19. Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol (14)
20. How To Save A Life - The Fray (17)
21. If Everyone Cared - Nickelback (25)
22. By The Way - Jenna Drey (18)
23. By My Side - Flanders (23)
24. Stand - Rascal Flatts (28)
25. Runaway - Jamiroquai (11)
26. Rise - Samantha James (32)
27. Candyman - Christina Aguilera (38)
28. Starlight - Muse (16)
29. Angelicus - Delerium (30)
30. Look Into You - The Fray (33)
31. Stars Align - Kaskade (26)
32. Ticks - Brad Paisley (45)
33. U Spin Me - Inaya Day (35)
34. Smile - Lily Allen (51)
35. Discotech - Young Love (44)
36. A Woman's Love - Alan Jackson (41)
37. Don't Make Me - Blake Shelton (37)
38. A Feelin' Like That - Gary Allan (39)
39. New Shoes - Paolo Nutini (40)
40. You Are Why - Dawn Tallman (42)
41. Colorful - Rocco DeLucca & The Burden (49)
42. Little Wonders - Rob Thomas (46)
43. And I'm Telling You I'm Not Going - Jennifer Hudson (24)
44. From Yesterday - 30 Seconds To Mars (27)
45. Irreplaceable - Beyonce (29)
46. It Ends Tonight - All-American Rejects (34)
47. Make It Happen - Maya Azucena (55)
48. Cupid's Chokehold - Gym Class Heroes (52)
49. Embrace Me - Leana (50)
50. It's My Life - S-Blush (61)
51. Automatic - Ultra Nate (79)
52. Ruby - Kaiser Chiefs (56)
53. Dashboard - Modest Mouse (47)
54. Moments - Emerson Drive (63)
55. Snow ((Hey Oh)) - Red Hot Chili Peppers (48)
56. Find Out Who Your Friends Are - Tracy Lawrence (62)
57. I'll Wait For You - Joe Nichols (57)
58. Beer In Mexico - Kenny Chesney (53)
59. Some Girls - Henri (66)
60. Anyway - Martina McBride (60)
61. The Creeps - Camille Jones (65)
62. Drums In The Club - DJ Russ Harris (74)
63. High Maintenance Woman - Toby Keith (64)
64. You Give Me Something - James Morrison (69)
65. Breath - Breaking Benjamin (85)
66. Pump - Chris "The Greek" Panaghi (67)
67. The Other Side Of The World - KT Tunstall (94)
68. Famous Last Words - My Chemical Romance (58)
69. And I'm Telling You I'm Not Going - Jennifer Holliday f/Rosabel (59)
70. Minimal - Pet Shop Boys (54)
71. Dixie Lullaby - Pat Green (72)
72. Survivalism - Nine Inch Nails (73)
73. Time After Time - Koishii & Hush f/Catherine McQueen (76)
74. Welcome To The Black Parade - My Chemical Romance (68)
75. Waiting On The World To Change - John Mayer (71)
76. Into The Ocean - Blue October (31)
77. Stupid Boy - Keith Urban (43)
78. I Wonder - Kellie Pickler (DEBUT)
79. Me & God - Josh Turner (80)
80. Better Than Me - Hinder (86)
81. Johnny Cash - Jason Aldean (91)
82. What I've Done - Linkin Park (DEBUT)
83. Cry For You - September (DEBUT)
84. Undeniable - Mat Kearney (89)
85. Wrapped - George Strait (97)
86. Stolen - Dashboard Confessional (87)
87. Over It - Katherine McPhee (88)
88. Dig - Incubus (98)
89. Rock To The Rhythm - DJ Dan (90)
90. Lost In The Moment - Big & Rich (96)
91. Forever - Papa Roach (99)
92. Pain - Three Days Grace (70)
93. Girlfriend - Avril Lavigne (DEBUT)
94. Startin' With Me - Jake Owen (95)
95. The Kill (Bury Me) - 30 Seconds To Mars (100)
96. I Need Someone - Ralph Falcon (81)
97. Ghost - Deepsky & Jes (DEBUT)
98. Home - Daughtry (DEBUT)
99. With Love - Hilary Duff (DEBUT)
100. Lucky Man - Montgomery Gentry (DEBUT)

This week, the highest debut is former American Idol finalist Kellie Pickler, with her second single, "I Wonder"...



Linkin Park finally returns with their first single in a while, "What I've Done"...



Swedish dance siren September returns with a second single as well, with "Cry For You"...



Post-teenybopper Avril Lavigne already has "Keep Holding On" in the top-20, but comes on with "Girlfriend"...



Deepsky, remixers for the likes of Madonna among others, debuts with Jes in their own right with "Ghost"...



Another American Idol alum, Chris Daughtry, returns with his band with "Home"...



Actress slash singer Hilary Duff comes back to the chart with "With Love"...



and Montgomery Gentry come back to the countdown with "Lucky Man", here performed on the (former) Imus show...




I AM a lucky man.

Friday, April 27, 2007

Friday funnies....

I know this is jumping the bandwagon, but this is too damn funny to resist. God bless this woman.

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Twostepcub's music chart for April 20, 2007....

Hey boys and girls....due to technical difficulties (my modem died) I'm a week behind in the tunes for the week, so unfortunately I'll forgo my OCD and I'll skip last weeks list. This week has a big debut in the Top-40 though, with Fall Out Boy in its second week at the top. Justin Timberlake (pictured above) moves into the top 3, while former tourmate Christina Aguilera as well as Brad Paisley, Maya Azucena, and S-Blush make big moves. As always you can click on the highlighted name of any artist to go to their webpage for more info, clips, msuic, and more...Spring at last!

This Week Song/Artist (last week's position in parentheses)
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1. This Ain't A Scene, It's An Arms Race - Fall Out Boy (1)
2. Settlin' - Sugarland (2)
3. What Comes Around...Goes Around - Justin Timberlake (4)
4. The Sweet Escape - Gwen Stefani f/Akon (6)
5. It's Not Over - Daughtry (5)
6. Say It Right - Nelly Furtado (7)
7. U & Ur Hand - Pink (9)
8. Long Trip Alone - Dierks Bentley (10)
9. Grace Kelly - MIKA (15)
10. Wasted - Carrie Underwood (12)
11. Runaway - Jamiroquai (3)
12. Love Me Or Hate Me (F*ck You) - Lady Sovereign (14)
13. Keep Holding On - Avril Lavigne (13)
14. Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol (11)
15. Last Dollar (Fly Away) - Tim McGraw (17)
16. Starlight - Muse (8)
17. How To Save A Life - The Fray (16)
18. By The Way - Jenna Drey (19)
19. Read My Mind - The Killers (26)
20. Gravity - John Mayer (24)
21. Good Directions - Billy Currington (25)
22. Before He Cheats - Carrie Underwood (31)
23. By My Side - Flanders (27)
24. And I'm Telling You I'm Not Going - Jennifer Hudson (43)
25. If Everyone Cared - Nickelback (32)
26. Stars Align - Kaskade (23)
27. From Yesterday - 30 Seconds To Mars (28)
28. Stand - Rascal Flatts (33)
29. Irreplaceable - Beyonce (21)
30. Angelicus - Delerium (30)
31. Into The Ocean - Blue October (22)
32. Rise - Samantha James (42)
33. Look After You - The Fray (35)
34. It Ends Tonight - All-American Rejects (29)
35. U Spin Me - Inaya Day (41)
36. Makes Me Wonder - Maroon5 (DEBUT)
37. Don't Make Me - Blake Shelton (38)
38. Candyman - Christina Aguilera (62)
39. A Feelin' Like That - Gary Allan (39)
40. New Shoes - Paolo Nutini (47)
41. A Woman's Love - Alan Jackson (45)
42. You Are Why - Dawn Tallman (51)
43. Stupid Boy - Keith Urban (20)
44. Discotech - Young Love (49)
45. Ticks - Brad Paisley (74)
46. Little Wonders - Rob Thomas (50)
47. Dashboard - Modest Mouse (48)
48. Snow ((Hey Oh)) - Red Hot Chili Peppers (36)
49. Colorful - Rocco DeLucca & The Burden (56)
50. Embrace Me - Leana (54)
51. Smile - Lily Allen (61)
52. Cupid's Chokehold - Gym Class Heroes (59)
53. Beer In Mexico - Kenny Chesney (43)
54. Minimal - Pet Shop Boys (46)
55. Make It Happen - Maya Azucena (81)
56. Ruby - Kaiser Chiefs (63)
57. I'll Wait For You - Joe Nichols (57)
58. Famous Last Words - My Chemical Romance (53)
59. And I'm Telling You I'm Not Going - Jennifer Holliday f/Rosabel (34)
60. Anyway - Martina McBride (60)
61. It's My Life - S-Blush (86)
62. Find Out Who Your Friends Are - Tracy Lawrence (72)
63. Moments - Emerson Drive (70)
64. High Maintenance Woman - Toby Keith (64)
65. The Creeps - Camille Jones (66)
66. Some Girls - Henri (79)
67. Pump - Chris "The Greek" Panaghi (68)
68. Welcome To The Black Parade - My Chemical Romance (55)
69. You Give Me Something - James Morrison (82)
70. Pain - Three Days Grace (58)
71. Waiting On The World To Change - John Mayer (65)
72. Dixie Lullaby - Pat Green (73)
73. Survivalism - Nine Inch Nails (78)
74. Drums In The Club - DJ Russ Harris (83)
75. Here (In Your Arms) - hellogoodbye (36)
76. Time After Time - Koishii & Hush f/Catherine McQueen (85)
77. Leave The Pieces - The Wreckers (69)
78. World - Five For Fighting (44)
79. Automatic - Ultra Nate (DEBUT)
80. Me & God - Josh Turner (80)
81. I Need Someone - Ralph Falcon (75)
82. Suddenly I See - KT Tunstall (52)
83. Lips Of An Angel - Jack Ingram (84)
84. Not Ready To Make Nice - Dixie Chicks (40)
85. Breath - Breaking Benjamin (91)
86. Better Than Me - Hinder (89)
87. Broken - Dashboard Confessional (87)
88. Over It - Katherine McPhee (88)
89. Undeniable - Mat Kearney (96)
90. Rock To The Rhythm - DJ Dan (90)
91. Johnny Cash - Jason Aldean (100)
92. Proper Education - Eric Prydz vs. Pink Floyd (71)
93. It's Just Sex - Billie Myers (67)
94. The Other Side Of The World - KT Tunstall (DEBUT)
95. Startin' With Me - Jake Owen (95)
96. Lost In The Moment - Big & Rich (99)
97. Wrapped - George Strait (DEBUT)
98. Dig - Incubus (DEBUT)
99. Forever - Papa Roach (DEBUT)
100. The Kill (Bury Me) - 30 Seconds To Mars (RE-ENTRY)

This week Maroon5 come back in a big way with the feel-good hook-laden pop-disco song of the spring, "Makes Me Wonder"...here's the clip



Also, club diva Ultra Nate' returns with a remake of the Pointer Sisters' "Automatic" (with my pic for the sexiest video of the week)...



KT Tunstall still has "Suddenly I See" descending the chart, but comes on with "The Other Side Of The World"...



Rock band Incubus also return with "Dig"...



Also in the rock category, Papa Roach debuts with "Forever"..



and 30 Seconds to Mars, climbing in the top-40 with "From Yesterday", also re-enter the chart with their previous top-40 hit "The Kill (Bury Me)"...

Monday, April 09, 2007

Weblink for the week....


Democraticunderground.com is a clearinghouse for different news items and progressively-bent punditry along with some cool weekly articles. Today, as every Monday, is their Top 10 Conservative Idiots column, always good for a chuckle (or scare, whatever you decide). This week, Paul-Simon-with-a-gland-problem lunatic John McCain heads the list, which for him ain't hard, though Joe Lieberman (aka Droopy Dog) is trying his best to out-batshit-insane him on the "everything's hunky dory in Iraq" department.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Twostepcub's music chart for April 6, 2007...

Hey folks, it's time again for my tunes of the week. This week Jamiroquai reaches the summit, while Sugarland (pictured above) move into the top five. Big moves are made by Lady Sovereign, Samantha James, Camille Jones, and Tracy Lawrence, and former #1 songs by George Strait and Justin Timberlake as well as Sara Evans' last single drop off. As always, you can click on any highlighted artist name to go to their website to check them out (if ya want, rightclick to bring it up in another window or tab). Happy Easter, and may all your chocolate be solid!

This Week Song/Artist (Last Week's Position in parentheses)
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1. Runaway - Jamiroquai (3)
2. This Ain't A Scene, It's An Arms Race - Fall Out Boy (4)
3. Starlight - Muse (1)
4. Settlin' - Sugarland (6)
5. It's Not Over - Daughtry (5)
6. Stupid Boy - Keith Urban (2)
7. What Comes Around...Goes Around - Justin Timberlake (9)
8. Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol (7)
9. Say It Right - Nelly Furtado (10)
10. Long Trip Alone - Dierks Bentley (14)
11. U & Ur Hand - Pink (11)
12. The Sweet Escape - Gwen Stefani f/Akon (17)
13. Keep Holding On - Avril Lavigne (13)
14. Irreplaceable - Beyonce (8)
15. Wasted - Carrie Underwood (21)
16. How To Save A Life - The Fray (15)
17. Into The Ocean - Blue October (18)
18. Love Me Or Hate Me (F*ck You) - Lady Sovereign (29)
19. And I'm Telling You I'm Not Going - Jennifer Hudson (25)
20. Grace Kelly - Mika (23)
21. Here (In Your Arms) - hellogoodbye (12)
22. Last Dollar (Fly Away) - Tim McGraw (30)
23. Stars Align - Kaskade (27)
24. By The Way - Jenna Drey (31)
25. It Ends Tonight - All-American Rejects (24)
26. Minimal - Pet Shop Boys (16)
27. And I'm Telling You I'm Not Going - Jennifer Holliday f/Rosabel (28)
28. World - Five For Fighting (20)
29. Snow ((Hey Oh)) - Red Hot Chili Peppers (19)
30. From Yesterday - 30 Seconds To Mars (32)
31. Good Directions - Billy Currington (40)
32. Gravity - John Mayer (36)
33. By My Side - Flanders (35)
34. Proper Education - Eric Prydz vs. Pink Floyd (22)
35. Stand - Rascal Flatts (37)
36. Suddenly I See - KT Tunstall (26)
37. Angelicus - Delerium (45)
38. Look After You - The Fray (42)
39. Read My Mind - The Killers (44)
40. Not Ready To Make Nice - Dixie Chicks (43)
41. A Feelin' Like That - Gary Allan (41)
42. If Everyone Cared - Nickelback (48)
43. Before He Cheats - Carrie Underwood (47)
44. Beer In Mexico - Kenny Chesney (46)
45. Welcome To The Black Parade - My Chemical Romance (33)
46. Don't Make Me - Blake Shelton (51)
47. A Woman's Love - Alan Jackson (49)
48. U Spin Me - Inaya Day (56)
49. Dashboard - Modest Mouse (50)
50. New Shoes - Paolo Nutini (53)
51. It's Just Sex - Billie Myers (34)
52. Discotech - Young Love (60)
53. Famous Last Words - My Chemical Romance (58)
54. Waiting On The World To Change - John Mayer (38)
55. Pain - Three Days Grace (55)
56. Little Wonders - Rob Thomas (61)
57. Dangerous Power - Gabriel & Dresden (39)
58. I'll Wait For You - Joe Nichols (59)
59. Rise - Samantha James (83)
60. Colorful - Rocco DeLucca & The Burden (63)
61. You Are Why - Dawn Tallman (68)
62. Anyway - Martina McBride (64)
63. Lay Down - 10 Monkeys f/Abigail (52)
64. High Maintenance Woman - Toby Keith (66)
65. Embrace Me - Leana (73)
66. I Need Someone - Ralph Falcon (67)
67. Leave The Pieces - The Wreckers (65)
68. Pump - Chris "The Greek" Panaghi (69)
69. Cupid's Chokehold - Gym Class Heroes (77)
70. The Creeps - Camille Jones (92)
71. Ruby - Kaiser Chiefs (82)
72. Smile - Lily Allen (94)
73. Rock This Party - Bob Sinclar (62)
74. Dixie Lullaby - Pat Green (78)
75. Moments - Emerson Drive (84)
76. Sex N Money - Oakenfold f/Pharrell Williams (54)
77. Watching You - Rodney Atkins (70)
78. Find Out Who Your Friends Are - Tracy Lawrence (100)
79. Face Down - Red Jumpsuit Apparatus (57)
80. Believe In Us - Joi Cardwell (71)
81. Survivalism - Nine Inch Nails (95)
82. Me & God - Josh Turner (87)
83. Ladies Love Country Boys - Trace Adkins (81)
84. Candyman - Christina Aguilera (DEBUT)
85. Hillbilly Deluxe - Brooks & Dunn (85)
86. Lips Of An Angel - Jack Ingram (88)
87. Stolen - Dashboard Confessional (89)
88. Nothing Left To Lose - Mat Kearney (83)
89. Some Girls - Henri (DEBUT)
90. Over It - Katherine McPhee (91)
91. Better Than Me - Hinder (96)
92. Lips Of An Angel - Hinder (90)
93. Hurt - Christina Aguilera (72)
94. Isn't That Everything - Danielle Peck (99)
95. Illegal - Shakira (74)
96. Startin' With Me - Jake Owen (98)
97. I Keep Comin' Back - Josh Gracin (DEBUT)
98. You Give Me Something - James Morrison (DEBUT)
99. Rock To The Rhythm - DJ Dan (DEBUT)
100. Ticks - Brad Paisley (DEBUT)

This week, Christina Aguilera has two songs on here, with new song "Candyman" being the highest debut of the week...



Josh Gracin has a second single from a non-existent album...no video I can find, but here's a live radio shot of "I Keep Comin' Back"...



and English sensation James Morrison also debuts with "You Give Me Something"...



I wanna Eastuh egg! I wanna eastuh egg!

Tuesday, April 03, 2007