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Charts on Fire: 05-10-07

Posted by Andrew Unterberger on May 10, 2007

Hey, cool single cover on that on–very “El Scorcho”-era Weezer. Anyway, M5 grabs a second week on top, while Ne-Yo’s throne pretender “Because of You” shoots 5-2 and T-Pain and co. slip up to #3 with “Buy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin’),” both of which pose a very definite threat to the fairly quality streak of #1s we’ve had as of late. Not much other movement in the top ten, though Bone Thugz manage to sneak back to #9 with “I Tried.”

Not too much action lower in the top 50 either, though we got some movement from R. Kelly’s “I’m a Flirt” (quickly becoming an ’07 favorite, 18-15), Bow Wow’s “Outta My System” (31-25) Fall Out Boy’s “Thnks Fr th Mmrs” (41-38) and Plain White T’s’ “Hey There Delilah” (44-41), as well as The White Stripes’ “Icky Thump,” which manages to climb two to 26 (all right, next week). Then we get a couple new ons to the top 50 in Dashboard Confessional’s “Stolen” (jump due to last week’s Scrubs? 61-44), Taylor Swift’s “Teadrops on My Guitar” (I like this girl, 53-50) and a hot shot debuter from Bon Jovi, “(You Want To) Make a Memory” (man are we a long far away from “Living on a Prayer,” #27).

In the bottom half, the biggest debut comes from Green Day’s iTunes-debuting contribution to the John Lennon tribute album Instant Karma, “Working Class Hero” (sounds exactly like a Green Day cover of “Working Class Hero” should, #53), complemented by appearances by Freak Nasty’s “Do It Just Like a Rockstar” (the same Freaknasty as “Da Dip”? Please? #77) and Down AKA Kiko’s “Lean Like a Cholo” (wtf? #93).

On the genre charts, we got some interesting singles making news, as R. Kelly and Usher try their hand at a modernized and cuckolded “The Girl is Mine” with “Same Girl,” debuting at #16 on the R&B charts (highest debut since ’04, apparently) and Enrique Iglesias jumps 49-1 on the Latin charts with “Dimelo“–notable both because it means that apparently Enrique Iglesias is still alive and relevant to some people, and because it’s the first hit single I know of to use ping-pong sound effects for the rhythmic track. Hopefully a portent of plenty more lazy-sport-based hit songs to come.

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