Saturday, April 05, 2008

Bringing you what you want, if not what you expect.

Songs new to the Billboard Top 50 chart, and the top debut.

#3 (from #68): Madonna feat. Justin Timberlake, "4 Minutes"
Hey, I love Timbaland autopilot. He's got nothing to prove, let someone else do mindblowing things with cricket effects for a while. As long as the song feels good and hooks in my brain, it doesn't have to be groundbreaking. Madonna doesn't owe us anything either, so who cares if its really Timberlake featuring her. Once a track is on my ipod's "2008 hits" playlist, its success as an "event" is irrelevant. It just has to move.

#22 (debut): Fall Out Boy feat. John Mayer, "Beat It"
Why, yes, I am feeling this song. Thank you for asking.

#38 (from #57): Natasha Bedingfield, "Pocketful Of Sunshine"
Booooooooooooo. Booooooooooo.

#45 (from #51): Taylor Swift, "Picture To Burn"
The best Avril song since "Girlfriend," and it has lots of banjo!

#49 (from #52): Colby O'Donis feat. Akon, "What You Got"
Colby, who allegedly had a song on the Stuart Little soundtrack ten years ago, sounds like Craig David and looks like a modern Valerie Solanas. If he wishes your materialist mouth didn't get in the way of your grinding ass, why does he work at a women's clothing boutique? Thanks for finding this guy, Akon.

#50 (from #55): James Otto, "Just Got Started Loving You"
I find the lyrical signifiers of adult monogamy in pop country appealing. Maybe, in another decade, I won't be bothered by the rote steel guitar and violin fills used to signify that this pop is country.

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