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.
Posts Tagged: Charts
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.