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Charts on Fire: 08-02-07

Posted by Andrew Unterberger on August 3, 2007

So yeah, we haven’t had one of these in a while, and a couple things of changed in the interim. Rihanna’s “Umbrella” ended its tyrannical seven-week reign at #1, making way for the first ever emo #1 hit, Plain White T’s “Hey There Delilah” (I still think the song is pretty good, for the record). But that one’s come and gone now, and in its first week of iTunes availability, Sean Kingston’s super-addictive “Beautiful Girls” has become the first ever dance hall / Motown hybrid #1 hit. Hard to decide whether it’s the best or worst single of the year quite yet, we’ll see how it’s doing once it’s in its seventh or eighth week at pole position.

Meanwhile, Fergie, Rihanna and Timbaland are rounding out the top five, while we still got two T-Pain songs in the top ten (“Bartender” at #6, “Buy U a Drank” at #8) and Hurrican Chris and Fabolous at #10 and #9, respectively, with two of the most deathly singles of 2007 (has there been a shittier year for popular hip-hop in recent memory? It’s starting to get depressing).  Just outside the top ten is Akon’s new one, “Sorry, Blame It All on Me,” whose despicable hypocrisy and hilarious self-righteousness deserves a blog entry of its own. Soon enough.

Idol must’ve done something right this week, as Elliot Yamin (20-13) and Chris Daughtry (27-17) are both big bouncers this week. Yung Berg (30-18), Keyeshia Cole (48-26), Ne-Yo (42-30) and Fantasia (48-32) are the big gainers this week (boooooo), while a couple winners with Souljah Boy’s ridiculous but strangely compelling “Crank That (Souljah Boy)” (something about self-referential songs…I don’t even know, 28-25) and Taylor Swift’s super-sweet “Teardrops on My Guitar” (39-33) also make some headway. Good with the bad, no kidding.

Kanye West’s “Stronger” makes the highest debut of the week at #47 with his meh-ish Daft Punk-sampling “Stronger,” obviously a much higher charter than any position DP’s ever reached. Besides him, the new ons to the top 100 are limited to Baby Bash’s “Cycolne” (yet ANOTHER FUCKING T-PAIN FUCKING SINGLE FUCK, #65) and a whole bunch of country dudes (Toby Keith at #83, Rascal Flatts at #84 and Brooks & Dunn at #89). Starting to remember why it’s been four (five?) weeks since the last one of these I wrote. Here’s hoping for a more exciting Autumn or something.

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4 Responses to “Charts on Fire: 08-02-07”

  1. […] Zac Efron Contact the Webmaster Link to Article t-pain Charts on Fire: 08-02-07 » Posted at Intensities in Ten Suburbs on Friday, August 03, 2007 Charts on Fire: 08-02-07 August 3rd, 2007 by Andrew Unterberger So yeah, we haven’t had one of these in a while, … T-Pain songs in the top ten (”Bartender” at #6, “Buy U a Drank” at #8) and Hurrican Chris and Fabolous … him, the new ons to the top 100 are limited to Baby Bash’s “Cycolne” (yet ANOTHER FUCKING T-PAIN FUCKING SINGLE View Original Article » […]

  2. Scott said

    I’m pretty sure it’s safe to say Kingston’s “Beautiful Girls” is the second Emo #1 hit.

  3. Jonathan said

    Until now, I’d always figured Plain White T’s were a snap act. Least emo name ever.

  4. Hillary said

    A Bay Bay!!!

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