The 2020 State Of Pop Address

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Billie EilishThe #1 song in America this week was released more than 25 years ago. Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” is often deemed the most recent tune to become a holiday standard, but for reasons mostly related to business, technology, and Billboard chart rules, it was not a Hot 100 … More »

The 2019 State Of Pop Address

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Ariana GrandePop is dead; meet the new pop. More »

The Number Ones: Brenda Lee’s “I Want To Be Wanted”

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In The Number Ones, I’m reviewing every single #1 single in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, starting with the chart’s beginning, in 1958, and working my way up into the present. *** Brenda Lee – “I Want To Be Wanted” HIT #1: October 24, 1960 STAYED AT #1: 1 week Never On Sunday … More »

The Number Ones: Brenda Lee’s “I’m Sorry”

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In The Number Ones, I’m reviewing every single #1 single in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, starting with the chart’s beginning, in 1958, and working my way up into the present. *** Brenda Lee – “I’m Sorry” HIT #1: July 18, 1960 STAYED AT #1: 3 weeks It’s a good thing Brenda Lee … More »