Magic!

US Top 10 Singles 8-16-14

By Iman Lababedi | August 7, 2014

OK, it is all true. I am being heartlessly manipulated by the powers that be into embracing something as pure product as the Jessie J’s All Stars but the reason for something like this is simple enough: to sell, and if it does sell, it is a successful product and while I didn’t much care for “Bang Bang” I love it now it is a hit.

UK Top 10 Singles 8-9-14

By Iman Lababedi | August 4, 2014

Magic continue to rule the world and here they are at # 1 in the UK, I hope the band are having a blast. Plus, while I feel like a bully picking on a coupla of teens, namely Bars and Melody off Britain’s Got Talent, this is so terrible it should be sold with a government label.

US top 10 Singles 8-9-14

By Iman Lababedi | July 31, 2014

Every week the US Albums charts is like this explosion of new albums, shooting stars, often gone he next week or the week after, while the singles charts is like water on stone, slowly slow slowly something cracks open the door. This week it is Sia, a song I don’t have much time for, but one thay has done the difficult, it has made its presence felt on the singles charts.

US Top 10 Singles 8-2-14

By Iman Lababedi | July 24, 2014

This is a good summer on the charts, I ca see three songs here which will end up high on my best 2014 and any year when you get Adele done right, which is one of Sam Smith’s many achievements this year, the most prominent one is, of course, making an album which compares favorably to In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning. Makes you happy to be writing about music in the 21st Century.

US Top 10 Singles 7-26-14

By Iman Lababedi | July 17, 2014

Please allow me to be the last to congratulate magic! on their hit single, I hope they make lots of money and invest it wisely. This is their moment, the magic! for magic! is in the air and why not? But if you’ve heard the album, the chance of a follow up hit seems a little on the doubtful side and so they will descend like Foster The People into sophomore album hell. Till then, make the most of it boys.

10 Songs: Friday, July 4th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | July 4, 2014

Do You – Spoon – Here is a song even Spoon agnostics but unequivocally approve of, a sticky, handclapping, nonsense syllabicating masterstroke, which I noticed when I caught em at Governors Ball and am now insane about – A

US Top 10 Singles 7-12-14

By Iman Lababedi | July 3, 2014

Wow, except for “Rude” and “Problem” flipping places it is as though last week never happened. So it is s till a pretty good list and I still wish Legend wasn’t on it but at least it won’t be the song of the summer. PS: I don’t think an awful lot of that Iggy’s album. Except for “Work” of course.

Sneak Peak: New Album Releases week Of 6-29-14

By Iman Lababedi | June 30, 2014

Here we go, Independence day weekend, the worst week of new releases this side of New year, has nothing much going on. I like the new Robin Thicke album I guess but naming his album for his ex-wife? It is all kinda nauseating (though maybe good business?) . Seether? Trey Songz? Magic!? On to the next week.

US Top 10 Singles 7-5-14

By Iman Lababedi | June 26, 2014

Except for the Legend song, this is a plenty good top ten. Both Iggy songs work for me and “Summer” is an excellent song of summer. Nothing else seriously annoys me and if this is what the top ten looks like in 2014, count me in.

US top 10 Singles 6-21-14

By Iman Lababedi | June 12, 2014

Yeah, yeah the stroppy Aussie kid is full of herself and I don’t doubt she has the song of the summer here, and I don’t doubt it won’t be Sam Smith because Smith is too downbeat, but I am real happy he has hit the top 10 because when you’ve spent as many posts trumpeting Smith as the next big UK soul sensation I’d feel like a total twit if he wasn’t.

US Top 10 Singles, 6-14-14

By Iman Lababedi | June 5, 2014

annnnnnndddddd…. they’re off. Looks like another summer of chicks: Iggy, Ariana and Charlie XCX leading the charge for the song of the summer. I thought Calvin had a chance but on second thought “Summer” isn’t quite sleek enough.