[WGO] This I Not A Drill: BEP Goes "Down".

My dear friends in American Hot 100 chart watching, it's time to wake up. We have a new number one in the United States.

No, I'm not joking.

After 14 weeks of the Black Eyed Peas' David Guetta-produced "I Gotta Feeling" (and 12 more of BEP's "Boom Boom Pow" before that), we finally have a major change-up in the Hot 100 Top Ten.

So who's the lucky duck who finally managed to push "I Gotta Feeling" to not #2, not #3, but #5? Miley Cyrus? Jay-Z? Lady Gaga?


Nope. It's all thanks to Jay Sean, and his Lil Wayne aided "Down". If you're surprised, you're not alone in that camp. As much as I find Jay Sean endearing, and his success in America overdue, I'm surprised that it was "Down" that took...err, down the Black Eyed Peas. And my Spidey-Senses are tingling that it probably won't last at the #1 position for very long...

Jay Sean is another protege of the Cash Money label collective, which also plays house to Drake, Lil Wayne, Birdman and my beloved T Lopez, as well as (as of August this past year) Bow Wow. "Down" is his first real foray into the American market, and is the lead single from his third overall album, the forthcoming All Or Nothing (Anyone else channeling an O-Town nostaglia when hearing that title? No? Just me...okay.). I was quite partial to "Tonight" and all of its various remixes, and for that reason, I find the choice of "Down" as debut American single a bit anticlimatic. But I suppose that's just me...

Somewhere, Colby O'Donis is supremely pissed off. Anywho...

Still, I think we can all agree that the Black Eyed Peas take-over lasted a bit too long. I'm only now letting "Boom Boom Pow" actually play out when it comes up on my iTunes when I put it on Party Shuffle. I fear I may have lost my appettite for "Feeling" for a very long time...

But, in other news, this opens back up the excitement of who might actually capture the #1 spot, and give us a few fresh #1's to put in the record books before 2009 closes on us. (Refresher -- our list of 2009 #1s includes: "Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)", "Just Dance", "My Life Would Suck Without You", "Crack A Bottle", "Right Round", "Poker Face" and the aforementioned BEP singles.)

In other surprise news, Babs Streisand and her new record Love Is the Answer managed to best the new Paramore and Mariah Carey records, which landed at #2 and #3 respectively on this week's Billboard Top 200 Album Chart.

Guess this week is chock full of surprises, eh?

2 comments

Poster Girl said...

I'm kind of in love with Jay Sean's "Stolen" (especially the chorus and post-chorus). Can he release that as his next single, even if it is five years old?

Paul said...

i've never been so grateful to Jay Sean in all my life :P

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