Pixie Lott - why?

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Number one in the midweeks, about six thousand sales ahead of the BEPs.

I thought we'd had our fill of mediocre stage school pseudo-soul wannabes last year.

This is 2009 not fucking 1975.

Hopefully "Raindrops" will see her off fairly sharpish when that comes out.

Dingbod Kesterson, Wednesday, 10 June 2009 07:30 (fourteen years ago) link

I have no idea who this is and I listened to Scott Mills the other day. Bloody hell, so glad music has become as fragmented as it has.

I donated and I expect some sort of reward measured in virgins. (a hoy hoy), Wednesday, 10 June 2009 07:33 (fourteen years ago) link

Yeah she's bollocks but what're you gonna do? People like this stuff obviously.

Westwood Ho (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 10 June 2009 07:38 (fourteen years ago) link

Democracy really is overrated.

Dingbod Kesterson, Wednesday, 10 June 2009 07:51 (fourteen years ago) link

That's how Nazi Germany started.

Westwood Ho (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 10 June 2009 07:52 (fourteen years ago) link

Given that nearly all of 2009's other number ones to date have been fantastic - on a par with 1979 - I guess Pixie has to be 2009's Lena Martell.

Dingbod Kesterson, Wednesday, 10 June 2009 07:53 (fourteen years ago) link

Lady GaGa featuring Colby O'Donis "Just Dance" 02009-01-11 11 January 2009 3
Lily Allen "The Fear" 02009-02-01 1 February 2009 4
Kelly Clarkson "My Life Would Suck Without You" 02009-03-01 1 March 2009 1
Flo Rida featuring Kesha "Right Round" 02009-03-08 8 March 2009 1
Vanessa Jenkins and Bryn West featuring Sir Tom Jones and Robin Gibb "Islands in the Stream" 02009-03-15 15 March 2009 1
Lady GaGa "Poker Face" 02009-03-22 22 March 2009 3
Calvin Harris "I'm Not Alone" 02009-04-12 12 April 2009 2
Tinchy Stryder featuring N-Dubz "Number 1" 02009-04-26 26 April 2009 3
Black Eyed Peas "Boom Boom Pow" 02009-05-17 17 May 2009 1
Dizzee Rascal & Armand van Helden "Bonkers" 02009-05-24 24 May 2009 2
Black Eyed Peas "Boom Boom Pow" 02009-06-07 7 June 2009 1

That's a shocking list. Other than Boom Boom Pow and the Kelly, it's quite shite. Wouldn't turn Dizzee or Tinchy off I guess.

I donated and I expect some sort of reward measured in virgins. (a hoy hoy), Wednesday, 10 June 2009 08:10 (fourteen years ago) link

This really is a terrible puff piece even by today's non-existent broadsheet arts coverage standards.

Oh well - every golden year has to have its opposing star to define itself against.

Dingbod Kesterson, Wednesday, 10 June 2009 08:17 (fourteen years ago) link

I doubt she'll even be remembered up against the pop colossi that are Lady GaGa and Calvin Harris.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 10 June 2009 08:36 (fourteen years ago) link

Neither do I.

Dingbod Kesterson, Wednesday, 10 June 2009 08:55 (fourteen years ago) link

So ends another productive ILM "debate"...

Dingbod Kesterson, Wednesday, 10 June 2009 09:02 (fourteen years ago) link

Can't answer the thread question but she seems pretty unoffensive and easy for teens/moms to like so it's no big surprise she can sell the, what, 15 records it takes to hit number 1?

fourteen junkies too weak to work (G00blar), Wednesday, 10 June 2009 09:07 (fourteen years ago) link

Just over 21,000 copies sold in two days. But I suspect some hype.

Dingbod Kesterson, Wednesday, 10 June 2009 09:11 (fourteen years ago) link

god forbid!

FREE DOM AND ETHAN (special guest stars mark bronson), Wednesday, 10 June 2009 09:12 (fourteen years ago) link

Didn't work for Little Boots :(

Matt DC, Wednesday, 10 June 2009 09:13 (fourteen years ago) link

Yes I thought that single would have done a lot better but maybe it wasn't the ideal introductory single. Her album's at number three in the midweeks though (behind Kasabian and Paolo Neutrino but you can't have everything).

Dingbod Kesterson, Wednesday, 10 June 2009 09:35 (fourteen years ago) link

golden year my arse

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Wednesday, 10 June 2009 14:40 (fourteen years ago) link

Lady GaGa featuring Colby O'Donis "Just Dance" 02009-01-11 11 January 2009 3
Lily Allen "The Fear" 02009-02-01 1 February 2009 4
Kelly Clarkson "My Life Would Suck Without You" 02009-03-01 1 March 2009 1
Flo Rida featuring Kesha "Right Round" 02009-03-08 8 March 2009 1
Vanessa Jenkins and Bryn West featuring Sir Tom Jones and Robin Gibb "Islands in the Stream" 02009-03-15 15 March 2009 1
Lady GaGa "Poker Face" 02009-03-22 22 March 2009 3
Calvin Harris "I'm Not Alone" 02009-04-12 12 April 2009 2
Tinchy Stryder featuring N-Dubz "Number 1" 02009-04-26 26 April 2009 3
Black Eyed Peas "Boom Boom Pow" 02009-05-17 17 May 2009 1
Dizzee Rascal & Armand van Helden "Bonkers" 02009-05-24 24 May 2009 2
Black Eyed Peas "Boom Boom Pow" 02009-06-07 7 June 2009 1

that is just uniformly shite.

languid samuel l. jackson (jim), Wednesday, 10 June 2009 14:47 (fourteen years ago) link

not heard this pixie lott but GIS and WS.

languid samuel l. jackson (jim), Wednesday, 10 June 2009 14:48 (fourteen years ago) link

No idea what you're going on about, Jim - can you repeat in English please?

Dingbod Kesterson, Wednesday, 10 June 2009 14:50 (fourteen years ago) link

^ someones lost his roots ;)

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Wednesday, 10 June 2009 14:54 (fourteen years ago) link

google image search

would smash

languid samuel l. jackson (jim), Wednesday, 10 June 2009 14:56 (fourteen years ago) link

I wouldn't go that far.

But I doubt she will either.

Dingbod Kesterson, Wednesday, 10 June 2009 14:58 (fourteen years ago) link

to be fair Dingbod, Jim is nearer her age than we are.

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Wednesday, 10 June 2009 15:02 (fourteen years ago) link

wow pixie lott really is rubbish. had somehow avoided her until today but it's like...were the old adele and duffy not boring enough? did we have to have a new one? the sellotaped-on added electro tinge is embarrassing, like someone's trying to prove how hip they are.

how do chancers like this bitch get no 1 hits out of nowhere while ~true talents~~ like jazmine sullivan can't get played in this country?

lex pretend, Thursday, 11 June 2009 15:38 (fourteen years ago) link

i feel like i've had this entire argument before but what precisely does lott have that sullivan doesn't?

lex pretend, Thursday, 11 June 2009 15:39 (fourteen years ago) link

blonde hair?

the sideburns are album-specific (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 11 June 2009 15:40 (fourteen years ago) link

well, indeed.

lex pretend, Thursday, 11 June 2009 15:41 (fourteen years ago) link

she (and the others) gets called "proper pop" whatever that is

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Thursday, 11 June 2009 16:04 (fourteen years ago) link

neither a terrible nor brilliant year in terms of #1 singles. mediocrity for the masses, business as usual (with Gaga's sales demonstrating there's still some money to be made).

Hard House SugBanton (blueski), Thursday, 11 June 2009 16:16 (fourteen years ago) link

god can we have enough of this crypto-fascist outrage whenever the pop marketplace delivers something other than total revolutionary futurism. your mom and other people with shitty taste have disposable income too, who the fuck cares.

ps i clicked on this on the off chance trent lott had some kind of bastard gay offspring, oh the disappointment

reo teabaggin (goole), Thursday, 11 June 2009 17:12 (fourteen years ago) link

^^^^ TRUTH BOMBING OF DRESDEN

Westwood Ho (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 11 June 2009 17:16 (fourteen years ago) link

and so she got to number one. first uk female soloist to go straight in at the top first week with her debut single.

if amy winehouse is the police, ms lott is men at work, filling a prolonged market gap by default. not outrageously bad a record but not exactly noteworthy either. also kasabian in at number one (outselling the rest of the top five put together) in the albums is rather depressing. hope this doesn't signify another june downturn as happened with '82.

Dingbod Kesterson, Monday, 15 June 2009 15:44 (fourteen years ago) link

hope this doesn't signify another june downturn as happened with '82.

yeah, this has been weighing on my mind too.

FREE DOM AND ETHAN (special guest stars mark bronson), Monday, 15 June 2009 15:46 (fourteen years ago) link

June Downturn did that one good b-side

Hard House SugBanton (blueski), Monday, 15 June 2009 16:12 (fourteen years ago) link

first uk female soloist to go straight in at the top first week with her debut single.

didn't billie do this?

la belle dame sans serif (c sharp major), Monday, 15 June 2009 16:21 (fourteen years ago) link

yes, after Gabrielle so nearly did herself

Hard House SugBanton (blueski), Monday, 15 June 2009 17:02 (fourteen years ago) link


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