Saturday, March 30, 2013

Pop Sweep: April 6, 2013...


Hey gang - It's time to kick off today's "Chart Sweeps" of the newest songs making their way on to this week's music charts in Billboard magazine, and this time out it's the latest on the pop side....

On the "big" chart, the Billboard Hot 100, the staff now are backpedaling that the last five weeks were a "fluke" and not a poor editing position as "Thrift Shop" by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis reclaims the #1 spot for a fifth non-consecutive week.

The top debut of the week at #42 is will.i.am with another hot mess of a production product called "#thatPower". Featuring Justin Bieber on chorus vocals for maximum financial gain, this record is everything stolen from 90s filtered house records with Chris Brown-esque vocal riffs that I guess is somewhat better than "Scream & Shout" in the way that shit with chocolate chips if somewhat better than regular shit. It's a shame the one track from his new album that I can tolerate more than a sitting, "This Is Love", never even made the chart here.


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Justin Timberlake's new album The 20/20 Experience came out last week, and sold not too far from a million copies, and one of the tracks from it sold enough of its own to make the chart, as "Pusher Love Girl" arrives at #64...


As rapper Tyga's "Dope" stays around the chart at #95, his new track, the clubby "Molly" featuring French house music guru Cedric Gervais, rapper Wiz Khalifa, and newcomer Mally Mall jumps in at #66. It's based on Gervais' top-40 UK hit of the same name...(NSFW)


Almost-dead rapper and sizzurp-sipper Lil Wayne's "Love Me" is still in the top-10, and his next track from his just-released I Am Not A Human Being II, "Rich As F**k", cashes in at #78. It features go-to cameo rapper 2 Chainz...(NSFW)


J. Dash has his first hit at #82 with "Wop". It's another in the magazine's ridiculous "let's let unofficial meme clips contribute" as Miley Cyrus' "twerkin'" to this old track is responsible for making it on the chart. Ugh.


 The former #1 club hit "Clarity" by Russo-German DJ/producer Zedd comes in at #86. It's his first to make the big chart, though it's already made the top-40 in Britain...


The fourth single from country singer Jake Owen's third album Barefoot Blue Jean Night is the fourth to make the Hot 100 as "Anywhere With You" enters at #92. The title track from that album is his biggest hit on this chart so far, reaching #21 last year...


Another country artist has the final debut on the big chart as Kip Moore returns at #97 with "Hey Pretty Girl". It's the third from his debut to reach the Hot 100 - the first, "Somethin' 'Bout A Truck", went to #29 in 2012...


And now for the radio genre charts....


On the Mainstream Pop radio chart, Maroon 5 climb to the top with "Daylight"...

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis have the big debut here at #32 with "Can't Hold Us" as their trip to the "Thrift Shop" drops from #1 to #3..


"Call Me Maybe" maven Carly Rae Jepsen is back at #37 with her new track "Tonight I'm Getting Over You"...


The aforementioned "Clarity" by Zedd makes it on this chart at #38...

The final debut of the week is British singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran with "Lego House" at #39. I'm still in major love with this song...



Meanwhile, on the Adult Top-40 format list, "Daylight" spends a third week on top for Maroon 5..

The top entry at #36 is the a-ha-sampling "Feel This Moment" by rapper Pitbull with Christina Aguilera...so basically her big hits now come from subbing for someone else signing two lines (like "Moves Like Jagger")?



The next debut at #37 is a Canadian group best known for their ingenious YouTube cover of Gotye's "Somebody That I Used To Know", but Walk Off The Earth have a bonfide original hit of their own with "Red Hands", and it's my "pop pick of the week"....


Ginny Blackmore, who co-wrote a song on Aguilera's new album Lotus, "Sing For Me", scores her first hit at #40 with "Bones"...



Lastly, on the older-skewing Adult Contemporary chart, Phillip Phillips sticks around for a tenth week at #1 with "Home"...

The sole debut at #25 is the song from the movie Oz The Great and Powerful, Mariah Carey's "Almost Home". Um, yeah. Why, why, why the crazy-ass Autotune abuse on this?


That does it for this installment...I'll be back with the newest on rock radio....




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