– Despite my prediction yesterday, Britney’s “Womanizer” debuts at #96 today on the Hot 100, strictly based on a week’s worth of airplay at Top 40 Radio. We may potentially be looking at history being made next week, depending on how strong the sales of the single are this week. T.I. broke the record for the highest jump to #1, leaping from #80 last week with “Live Your Life”. It’s an outside chance, but it’s definitely doable, that “Womanizer” may break that record, especially if she sees another spike in airplay this week.
– While we’re talking about “Live Your Life”, it’s actually interesting to note that Rihanna is now among the top 10 females when it comes to #1 hits. Even more impressive, her #1s were achieved with jumps from #3 (Disturbia), 34(SOS), 41(Umbrella), 53(Take A Bow), and 80(Live Your Life). She’s been described as a firecracker, but that’s some pretty impressive fire power!
– Buried in an article about the upcoming Black Eyed Peas release is something that we probably all suspected would come at some point, but this soon? Here’s will.i.am:
“For the last remaining stores that sell CDs, this is the last Christmas that CDs will be in stores,” he predicts. “It’s f*cking scary.”
I have transferred my entire CD collection over to digital, but I still like picking up CDs and holding them in my hands. Having said that, it’s a pretty archaic method of file transfer, given the more eco-friendly forms of delivery that are available now. While I will miss the idea of shopping through racks of CDs, I think this is something who’s time is overdue.
You’re right. even though i rarely buy cds anymore, i do like flicking through the racks at hmv. perhaps i should buy them more just so i can continue to do that?
I know that I am in the minority amongst most people I know, but ever since Amazon opened a store that sells DRM free songs, I don’t know that I’ll ever buy another physical CD again. OK, that’s not quite true because I always go out and buy Madonna’s CD releases, even though I usually end up buying them on iTunes or Amazon MP3 or whatever as well.
I do miss the days of browsing through CDs, but for me, the rise of the single has been the silver lining in the rapid decline and demise of record stores.
I dunno…I like CDs too. They are great backups when your hard-drive crashes. True, they are not what they used to be back in the day when artists put time and effort into the liner notes and cared about what the CD package looked like. But I’m still going to buy them…at Wallie World or Target, I guess. I think it’s very sad that so many record shops have gone under the past few years. And, like Dan, I’m going to buy every Madonna CD that comes out, even when I download them too.
Paul, I’m thinking you won’t be buying those Banana Republic outfits anymore if you bought enough CDs to keep them in production.
Dan, your comment is a double-edged sword with me, since it was import singles that really drove me deep into pop music back in the 80s. But you’re right…gone are the days of buying crap-filled discs for just one or two songs.
Yuri, Wal-Mart? Seriously? I know a poor Russian boy without a visa has little to no cash, but there’s gotta be a Best Buy or something there. Sadly, all of us buying the new releases for $10 have the blood of those mom and pop stores on our hands. But how many of us can afford to pay an extra $5 for something just on principle?
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