Wednesday, April 2, 2008

The Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse Can't Be Far Behind...

From the LA Times

LOS ANGELES - "With her 18th chart-topper "Touch My Body," Mariah Carey has passed Elvis Presley for the most No. 1 singles on the Billboard singles chart, and is now second only to the Beatles."

To put this into horrible perspective, Nick Lowe's highest Billboard chart entry (Cruel To Be Kind) peaked at #12 in 1979. Bob Dylan's Like A Rolling Stone peaked at #16. The Clash's London Calling peaked at #5. Lola by The Kinks? #9...

Sweet God in Heaven, what have we been feeding our youth?

I better triple my daughters daily aural dose of Flaming Lips and Miles Davis for at least a month.



Holly A Hughes said...

Mariah Carey frightens me -- she's like Madonna on Thorazine. You can't even hate her, she looks too much like Minnie Mouse. Pap like this makes Justin Timberlake look more and more like a credible artist.

Here's a message of hope: My 12-year-old daughter launched herself into the pop universe (after years of being force-fed the Kinks, Elvis Costello, and Dusty Springfield) with a passion for Panic at the Disco and Paramore, two bands I never heard of until somehow they filtered into her consciousness. She wouldn't be caught dead listening to Mariah Carey. Personally I don't know a single person who listens to Mariah Carey.

But then, I'm a Nick Lowe fan, so that shows how much I know...

Hal Johnson said...

The horror. The horror.

ThomG said...

I threw up in my mouth, a little.

Phil Fountain said...

"Nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public." -P.T. Barnum

American Idol is the #1 TV show.

Rob Schneider has been given at least three leads in major Hollywood productions.

NASCAR & Toby Keith.

The majority of Americans are unable to locate Iraq on a globe (and they believe Iraq was responsible for 9/11, despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary.)

George W. Bush as been elected to the presidency...twice.

How could Mariah Carey fail to be the best-selling artist of all-time?

I may be cynical, but...shit, man.

Franko6677 said...

To think there are millions of prepubescent schoolgirls running around singing "Touch My Body"!! Way to support the perv child molesters of the world, Mariah.

She (and Madonna, etc.) made decent enough mainstream pop music in their heyday (at least not too offensive to the ears), but now their songs just bite the big one and should be confined to gay discos.