You hear about these kinda things but until you actually see it,a man shed 20 years just by getting onstage, it is hard to believe it actually happens and yet there it is! The great, one of the greatest, soul man, found the fountain of youth just by performing his songs to an audience at City Winery and perform them he did, in 90 minutes of take no prisoners soul he smashed through every barrier and came out triumphant. It’s a Christmas miracle.
Lester’s vision of cultural atomization became a reality in the 1990s, as audiences segmented into different genres/sub-genres and fewer artists impacted mass culture as a whole. Therefore, everyone’s ‘90s list will be radically different
Seventeen years ago music was pretty lame. When songs like “Macarena” rule the airwaves its brutal to say the least. The top 10 songs were so bad that theyre nearly unidentifiable.
Right now citizens of Great Britain are having a cow because Sgt Peppers isn’t on the list. Why? Who really cares what Entertainment Weekly thinks.
Teenage girls across America dumped their boyfriends for the honor of singing “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” and feeling solidarity with Taylor Swift. Justin Bieber returned with less hysteria but still hitting the charts. Let’s hear it for the girls, as Adele and Rihanna and Kelly Clarkson had #1 singles.
The Hot 100 seems mostly centered on electro pop and its variants but he album charts have no center at all. Two guys hitting 70, English folk, Christian rock, two up and coming rappers, a country fella, an R&B guy and the Queen of Pop. Wild, eh?
next week Christmas and Mistletoe will be in moth balls so what will happen next? I predict, Adele will be back at # 1, essentially because there is nothing else around
Despite LMFAO finally getting the # 1 position, and despite Big Sean getting a remix with Nicki, and despite Adele getting another hit off her album, this is awful bland compared to the UK singles charts at this time of year.
No Beiber? No Gaga?They have Adele but I think if you don’t include Adele in your top something or other of 2011 you get shot or something or maybe she will stalk you from a tree outside yourhouse.
I don’t mind being manipulated by music, but I don’t enjoy being taken for a fool. Westlife and rebecca Ferguson are just the absolute worse: moribund pathos for people who have o be dragged through their emotional landscape by a nose righ. God, I pray they never crossover here.
The top three (and # 11 -“Smeels Like Teen Spirit”) were the battle for # 1, with #1 trouncing all comers by a margin of :1. It is the sort of fun thing you can’t, or at least couldn’t, you probably good today, do in the US. It is fun with the charts you can only pull off in a small country
They took the words from letters written by wives of military personnel and added music tby the dreadful Royal Wedding composer Paul Mealor. It is worse than it sounds.
This hasn’t moved much in ages. All winter long: Rohanna, LMFAO, Adele, Maroon 5. The only adds have been T-Pain and the Throne. It is the opposite of the album charts this year, where there is almost constant movement at the top
Christmas means giving in country land and that’s why Lady Antebellum and the American Idol kid are back up there. Two of the top three will be gone soon. And congrats to Black Keys, who aare now a legitimate big time rock band.
Yup, still Christmas for Buble, but the surprise is Coldplay, riding hit single “Paradise” for an increase of, dig it, 113% in sales. Otherwise, the usual UK mish mash of local greatest hits and Yanke pop plus Ed Sheeran of course.
Comment: Another big hit by another X-Factor winner very doubtful to be matched Stateside at next week’s conclusion. It is really amazing how X-Factor has taken over the UK’s important Christmas # 1 slot. It’s depressing.
On the same day it was released (along with Justin Bieber’s Under The Mistletoe, which it trounced) (and on Spotify, so so much for the Black Keys theories), his sales soared and soared and at the moment it has sold a mindblowing 1.54M copies
Though the album was a bit disappoint, T-Pain’s take on Lily Allen is a masterstroke, the sort of stroke you might expect from the man who sang a duet with Taylor Swift at the CMAs.
not being on Spotify hasn’t helped the Black Keys, it certainly hasn’t hurt them much. Album at # 2, adding a second night to MSG, and, er a shave??
Hugely successful, straight in at # 1, but so sad that Amy’s third album is this cobbled together piece of product.. It will be a huge hit but still a mere shadow.
In the month Lily Allen gave birth to a baby daughter, I wonder how she feels taking a look at the charts and seeing her back up there. How wonderful for Stummer’s God Daighter. It’s a good song as well. T-Pain does her proud.
Buble and Bieber have been battling it out all season long, with Buble always on top and Bieber always hanging in. Indeed, Buble is the better of the two albums though neither are all that.
The story here is how did The Throne guys get on the charts. They were selling this like a crack whore selling her booty at the MSG concert -playing it three times in the show
Olly at the top (#2 in the singles charts) with Buble close behind. And, while I don’t know about the UK, Buble has a Christmas special on Tuesday over here.
Olly Mars is a good looking lad, like the man said, a bright spark might corner the marker on this years boy. Olly hasn’t crossed the big pond yet but I don’t see why is brand of boy pop wouldn’t be quite big here.
Well now, except for Rihanna, Drake and maybe Mary J., this pretty much sucks.I gues Buble’s is about the best Seasonal albym but some of these acts are so bad… Nickelback are the second worst band on earth. the worst are at #10.
Calvin Harris is a talented fellow, I’ve just gor around to hearing his album and his 2011 “Feel So Close” and the Rijamma hit is no fluke. Believe it or not, this is a case of a sharp as fuck production improving a great song
Rihanna does the double dip, # 1 single and # 1 album. Me, I prefer “You Da One” until I happen upon “We Found Love” again; and this song should put Calvin Harris on the map and then some.
I am going back and forth on the new Rihanna, not what I hoped for what but what I like I love; the problem is she sounds so distance from time to time, the New York mag review was plenty good
Absolutely Drakes newbie deserves the top spot, though it sags in the middle the first six songs are astounding. It is just a shame there wasn’t only 10 tracks to the album. Nobody has recovered from the CD days
Rihanna is a strange woman, so young and bruised, so sure and defensive, there is something messy about her and there is something messy about this song. I’m a little surprised it is as popular as it is, it is a downbeat Drake like ballad that changes direction and becomes a dance anthem
From Scott Weiland to Justin Bieber I haven’t thought much of any of them. Buble’s the best of a bad lot because Buble is made of the same cloth as any of the greats, of a Sinatra or a Bennet. Meaning, he is used to covering well known songs.
Rihanna’s song, better than anything else on her album, is both dance and soul at the same time. That’s why it builds up so simply and when Harris lashes her to the synth, it is like a gorgeous flogging of desire.
Rihanna’s masterpiece is still up there, DJ Skeez Skeez opened his set at Katy Perry’s concert with it proving, a) Katy ain’t worried on the competition and b) the song is huge.
That’s a strange list, 2011 is so different to 2010. It feels like disco pop is waning and instead every momentary flavor hits the charts and disappears.
Anyway, like Eminem, Mac has hit the charts at # 1, unlike Eminem is has sold a hardly earth shatterring 144,000 units. Still I was assuming it would be put out to pasture and I stand corrected.
the battle for pop single of the year is a three way race, “1+1”, “TGIF” and “I Found Love”. 1+1″ is the best but it didn’t sell enough, and in the world of pop records you kinda gotta, so that leaves “TGIF” versus “We Found Love”.
don’t see why they had to give Susan a makeover, she is who she is, why not leave her alone. If Susan is the picture of what we consider physical perfection , so what? Have you ever heard Scarlett Johansen sing?
Christmas albums are seasonal stopgaps, a coupla perrenials, a coupla newbies nobody will remember a year from now and maybe a top 20 album, unless you’re The Bieb.
now here’s a question pop pickers. It has been two years since “Hard Night Out” and still Professor Green is an unknown enity Stateside. I don’t get it myself.
Florence Welch has made an album of immense beauty and power and it makes sense the British impressed its own, though the question on my mind is what will the US make of it?
where the popstars are at…
strange little list
he sounds English, he is white, but he has a way with a chorus and a way with a sample
you can fool all the people all the time
The top 3 are among my faves of the year
sprinkling holy water on Satan
Rihanna records one of the best songs of the year
they hold steady
it takes a lot less sales to make a splash