I will be hitting the road with the parental units tomorrow, so posting may be a bit sporadic. In the meantime, here are a few bits for you to chew on:
– P!nk scores her first #1 single as a solo artist, and I’m glad to see it. Slag her off all you want, but she’s one of the few artists out there consistently keeping a little bit of integrity in what she does. When you hear a P!nk record, you know it’s her, and not just a producer’s direction. Looks like she and T.I. might battle for the top spot for a few weeks now. “Funhouse” drops on October 28th.
– Despite a valiant try, September’s “Cry For You” loses momentum at Pop Radio this week, and drops out of the Top 30. I was pretty sure we would see a full-on dance music assault on the pop charts somewhere along the line, but it hasn’t started as of yet. Sometimes it takes one massive hit to start the ball rolling, and then the dance hits just start coming out of the woodwork. That’s how it worked in the 90’s anyway. Can you say “La Bouche”?
– Jason Mraz drops out of the Top 10 on the Hot 100, but with continued airplay growth at Top 40 and Hot A/C, there’s a good chance it will hop back in. And speaking of returns to the Top 10, as predicted here last week, Estelle takes a big ol’ leap up to #9 with “American Boy”. The single is losing a little bit of momentum at radio, but maybe this big week of sales (99,000) will reignite it and propel it into the Top 5.
– We’ll find out next week how well Kanye’s “Love Lockdown” was actually received at the VMA’s, as the single is available this week on iTunes.