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Losers of the Hot 100
In today's "Who Charted?", I'll be checking out a few of the biggest losers on the Billboard Hot 100.
| April 22, 2011
Billboard's Rap Songs chart
In the immortal words of O.D.B., "Rappenin' is what's happenin'."
The Big Hurt: Who charted?
| July 02, 2010
The Big Hurt: What would Jesus download?
True, I may be the wrong guy to review the top tracks on the Billboard Christian Songs chart. I’m not religious, so songs about Jesus mean about as much to me as songs about Popeye.
Who charted? Billboard's Top Christian Songs edition
| March 26, 2010
The Big Hurt: Leisurely stroll through Billboard’s ‘Heatseekers’
A year into this whole "Who Charted" thing and I'm finally getting to the most exciting stuff.
| February 26, 2010
The Big Hurt: Think of England
Although we like to think of ourselves as having an ironclad hegemony over the pop of the Western world, those plucky Brits like to rise from their misty bog and tweak our nipples with a pond-crossing chart smash once in a while.
‘Who Charted?’: The UK edition
| October 09, 2009
The Big Hurt: Checking the Billboard Hot 100
As usual, I won't be able to make it through the full 100, but seven is just as good, right?
| August 28, 2009
The Big Hurt: Hootie goes country, Roses stay in denial, Spector gets 'demonic'
I’m still not used to the idea that Darius Rucker (“Hootie” to you and me) is a chart-topping country superstar now.
Music news in brief
| March 31, 2009
Having paid my dues by wading through the alt-rock and godawful-country charts, I've earned the right to tackle the steamy stuff.
Billboard's Hot Adult Top 40
| March 24, 2009
The year in Auto-Tune
| December 23, 2008
The week in boners
With his new album expected to hit #1 on the Billboard charts this week, I think (Nasty) Nas is getting a bit swell-headed.
Ross exposed, FCC hosed, hicks opposed
| July 28, 2008
Indie gets the blues
White rockers generally come by the blues one of two ways.
The Gossip, the Black Keys, and the Kills
| April 23, 2008
The Big Hurt: Neglected press-release roundup
Nothing shakes off the doldrums like a short vacation to the bottom of the press-release barrel.
Music news that only a publicist could love
| March 24, 2008
Crank that, techie
In the summer of 2006, DeAndre Way, then 16, combated summer boredom in Batesville, Mississippi, by writing songs with Fruity Loops digital-audio software.
CAITLIN E. CURRAN
| October 12, 2007
At home with home
Women may dominate the pop charts from time to time, but in the annals of acknowledged rock/pop greatness, they are few in number.
Sara Cox arrives at domesticity with Crowded Is the New Lonely
| May 30, 2007
The guy builds songs.
Timbaland’s shockingly bad Shock Value
| April 09, 2007
Justify my love
Oh, Justin. Even you know that your undeniable charisma and brilliantly executed choreography somehow balance out your post-boy-band status and lack of indie cred. Justin Timberlake on Saturday Night Live, "Dick in a Box" (YouTube)
He already brought sexy back. Now can Justin Timberlake shed his boy-band image and become a music legend?
| February 05, 2007
The music that Gregg Gillis creates under the name Girl Talk almost necessitates a new classification. Girl Talk, "Hold Up" (mp3)
Gregg Gillis’s Girl Talk mash-ups
CAITLIN E. CURRAN
| January 09, 2007
Last week the second CD by this English dance-rock act debuted atop the British albums chart, and Kasabian’s notoriously loudmouthed members weren’t exactly gracious about it. Kasabian,"Empire" (windows media) Kasabian, "Me Plus One" (windows media
Empire | RCA
| September 11, 2006
Club gigs by superstars are inherently contrived, exclusionary, economically unsustainable. They also feel more human because they are more human. Duh.
Justin Timberlake, Avalon, August 26, 2006
| August 29, 2006
St. Elsewhere has songs about Inspector Gadget, Transformers, necrophilia, and various kinds of monsters. Fun fun fun. Fantastic Voyagers: your soundtrack to summer . By Nick Sylvester
Gnarls Barkley punch all the right keys
| June 08, 2006
It remains to be seen whether he can top the pop charts, but J. Jewels has got Diddy-style diversification on lockdown.
New England Idol; Cylob rocks T.T.’s
| February 21, 2006
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