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Charts on Fire: 02-15-07

Posted by Andrew Unterberger on February 15, 2007

“Irreplaceable” finally has its run at the top cut short by Nelly Furtado, whose “Say it Right” gives the Canadian superpower her second #1 single in a year’s time. Doesn’t sound at all like a #1 single to me, but can’t say I’m complaining. Unfortunately, this means that FOB is officially out on time on its possible #1 claim, and “This Ain’t a Scene” slides back to #4 this week. “The Sweet Escape” climbs two to #3 and Luda & Mary squeak into the top five. Three new ons to the top ten this week, in the form of big gainer Fergie’s “Glamorous” (31-9), Justin Timberlake’s “What Goes Around…Comes Around” (11-8) and recently christened HOT ONE “Cupid’s Chokehold” (13-7, Happy Valentine’s Day)

Elsewhere on the top 50, big gainers include Akon’s shitty new single “Don’t Matter” (30-11), RHCP’s “Snow (Hey Oh)” (34-29, people actually watched the Grammys this year) and T.I.’s “Top Back” (46-34). Three new ons to the top half of the countdown this week, Baby Boy da Prince (nice one) and Lil’ Boosie’s “The Way I Live” (hey, I kinda dig this, 52-41), Mim’s appropriately titled “This is Why I’m Hot” (59-46) and Lily Allen’s “Smile” (54-49, four spots away from tying Lady Sov’s peak–here’s hoping). Other GDB-sponsored HOT ONES “Throw Some D’s” and “Icebox” have minor gains this week (19-18 and 49-45, respectively).

Disney sensation Jordan Pruitt has the highest debut on the Hot 100 this week with “Outside Lookin’ In” (‘coz I’m sure Disney royalty are the epitome of outsiderdom, #77). Handful of other new ons this week, including Sheryl Crow’s “Not Fade Away” cover (yet to hear but if that commercial’s any indication, #78), the first Timbaland single in ages for him to be on the other side of the f/ symbol, “Give it To Me” (f/ Nelly Furtado & Justin Timberlake) (sorta Timbo by numbers, but obviously still ridiculously hot, #87), Yung Joc’s “1st Time” (a luvv rap from the “It’s Goin’ Down” dude, wow, #93), UNK’s “2 Step” (better than “Walk It Out” but that ain’t saying much, #94) and Crime Mob’s “Rock Yo Hips” (“Knuck if You Buck” was kinda cool and so is this, #100)

On the album charts, FOB manage a #1 debut for Infinity on High, but with under 300k sold–I expected half a mil at least. Oh well. More notably, Bloc Party get their first glimpse of the big time with a #12 debut for the lukewarmly received (I listened to it once, sounds about right) A Weekend in the City, though it was only with about 48k sold, which a year or two ago would’ve barely gotten them in the top 50. Sigh.

Red Hot Chili Peppers and Three Days Grace continue their death grips on the rock charts. Robin Thicke becomes the first offspring of a Growing Pains star to top the R&B charts with “Lost Without You,” and George Strait gets his 42nd country #1 (I said goddamn) with the surprisingly good “It Just Comes Natural“. Also worth noting as a gainer on the R&B charts is the inevitably soon-to-be-huge Bow Wow & R. Kelly collab “I’m a Flirt,” halfway between “Feelin’ on Yo Booty” and “That’s That Shit,” so pretty much guaranteed to be a #14 hit.

3 Responses to “Charts on Fire: 02-15-07”

  1. Joe said

    I still can’t figure out why/how Panic! At the Disco showed up on the cover of Rolling Stone… you know, with not having a new album coming out or anything, and with FALLOUT BOY about to release one of the biggest albums of the year.

    I do wonder if Bloc Party’s supporting spot on last year’s P!@tD tour might have actually worked out for them. Maybe a few of those kids who saw them play also saw their new album on the shelves when they went out to buy Infinity on High? That’s probably a stretch but it’s remotely possible.

  2. Andrew Unterberger said

    I don’t think so. From Wikipedia:

    “The band was on tour with Panic! at the Disco in November-December, 2006. However, they dropped out early in the tour after drummer Matt Tong was admitted to hospital when his lung collapsed during a show in Atlanta on November 9, 2006. Although he’s on the way to recovery, he was advised to rest and so the band dropped out of the tour.”

    I think 48,000 is just a fairly reasonable sales # for an indie band of Bloc Party’s stature.

  3. joe said

    Shows what I know.

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