Thursday, April 07, 2005

 

A 'liberal' is someone who presses for motorcycle helmet laws, and then bemoans the shortage of donor organs

Today's NY Daily News notes that 50 Cent, whoever the hell he or she or it is, now has four records in the Top 10, and is closing in on the Beatles' legendary chart monopolization in 1964. Compare:

For week ending April 9, 2005:
1. Candy Shop - 50 Cent featuring Olivia
2.Since U Been Gone - Kelly Clarkson
3. Hate It or Love It - The Game featuring 50 Cent
4. Obsession (No es Amor) - Frankie J featuring Baby Bash
5. Boulevard of Broken Dreams - Green Day
6. Disco Inferno - 50 Cent
7. Let Me Love You - Mario
8. Caught Up - Usher
9. How We Do - The Game featuring 50 Cent
10. Rich Girl - Gwen Stefani featuring Eve

For week ending April 4, 1964:
1. Can't Buy Me Love - The Beatles
2. Twist and Shout - The Beatles
3. She Loves You - The Beatles
4. I Want to Hold Your Hand - The Beatles
5. Please Please Me - The Beatles
6. Suspicion - Terry Stafford
7. Hello, Dolly! - Louis Armstrong
8. Shoop Shoop Song - Betty Everett
9. My Heart Belongs Only to You - Bobby Vinton
10. Glad All Over - Dave Clark Five

Notice that three of 50 Cent's top 10 entries are collaborations. I cheerfully admit to not knowing a single song on today's charts, unless "Disco Inferno" is a remake of the old Saturday Night Fever chestnut. Tell the truth, though, other than the Fabs in the 1964 chart, there wasn't that much great stuff. Terry Stafford was a mere Elvis pastiche, Louis Armstrong had much better stuff than that ghastly show tune, and Bobby Vinton, well 'nuff said.

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