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Charts on Fire: 04-19-07

Posted by Andrew Unterberger on April 19, 2007

Week two for superman Timbo on top. More excitingly, Avril’s advanced to the #3 position with HOT ONE girlfriend, thus making it her biggest hit since “Complicated” back in ’01. Cool beans. T-Pain (10-7) and Diddy (11-10) are the only other advancers in a relatively unexciting top ten. The lower stretches of the top 40 make room for Pink (14-11), R. Kelly (15-12), Carrie Underwood (22-15), Huey (30-23), Daughtry (43-31), Bow Wow (39-32), Hinder (40-33) and Lloyd (44-36).

Only two new ons to the top 50, but both are fairly noteworthy. One is “I Tried,” featuring Akon, the first Bone Thugs n Harmony single to make the top 40 since the super-shitty “If I Could Teach the World” hit #27 a whole decade ago (what can I say, it’s good, but it’s definitely no “Tha Crossroads,” 78-35). The other is DJ Khaled featuring T.I., Rick Ross, Fat Joe, Lil’ Wayne, and once again Akon (meaning that the A man is on six singles in the top 50 this week, which must be some sort of incredibly depressing record) with “We Taking Over,” definitely one of the hottest cuts of the year thusfar (63-45).

Several debuts in the bottom half of the list as well, the highest of which comes from Fall Out Boy, who hit #67 with their PRML FCKNG SCRM-styled “Thanks Fr the Mmrs“–OK, but sort of underwhelming in the wake of “This Ain’t a Scene, It’s an Arms Race” (especially when considering that they still have “I’m Like a Lawyer With the Way I’m Always Trying to Get You Off” in the can). Meanwhile, Justin Timberlake gets to #74 with “Summer Love” (JT by numbers), someone named Brandi Carlisle appears at #75 with “The Story,” and pop superpower Bjork debuts at #84 with the pretty-cool “Earth Intruders,” thus marking her all-time biggest appearance on the pop charts (“Big Time Sensuality” hit a whopping #88 in 1994).

NOW holds its iron clasp on the top of the album charts, while Bright Eyes manages a would’ve-been-impressive-four-years-ago #4 appearance. Seems like every indie rock Johnny-Come-Lately can make the top five these days.

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2 Responses to “Charts on Fire: 04-19-07”

  1. jordan said

    “Week two for superman Timbo on top. More excitingly, Avrilís advanced to the #3 position with HOT ONE girlfriend,”

    “Girlfriend”

  2. Andrew Unterberger said

    uh, a worthwhile point I suppose

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