Saturday, May 17, 2008
You're so ugly when you cry.
Songs new to the Billboard Top 50 Singles Chart, and the top debut.
#1 (from #53): Rihanna, "Take A Bow"
I'd complain that Beyonce would haven taken this kind of sassy heartbreak ballad to the bank, but, commercially, Rihanna is doing just that.
#15 (debut): Coldplay, "Viva La Vida"
Is it a coincidence that, singing from the point of view of a deposed king, Chris Martin sounds more like Bono than ever before?
#40 (debut): Coldplay, "Violet Hill"
That the song works better as a soundtrack to "Dancing Politicans" than the band's capering merely proves that world leaders inspire more inchoate emotion than Chris Martin, even though he tries harder.
#45 (from #51): Rascal Flatts, "Every Day"
Jesus, Red Cross workers, people who stop me when I step into traffic - thanks for everything!