Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Beyoncé Has Reason To Party

Beyoncé bagged her first urban airplay chart-topper of the "4" era yesterday when "Party" dethroned the charmingly titled "Niggas In Paris". That sound you hear is a heavily pregnant woman snatching your fave's wig. It's funny. When Bey announced dual 3rd singles in the States, I thought "Countdown" would be the runaway hit. That glorious anthem is still a standout for me but, like the equally awesome "Get Me Bodied", it just didn't work. Instead, urban fans have latched onto Kanye's breezy joint. The song has climbed to #54 on the Billboard Hot 100 based on airplay alone (it's not even top 200 on iTunes), so it will be interesting to see how much higher it can go. Perhaps it's a slow burn smash. In any case, Queen B is reconnecting with R&B fans and that's a good thing. With Rihanna making disposable dance music, Bey has the genre to herself. That is until Ms Kelly releases "Motivation 2012".


8 comments:

POPFLOP! said...

You should review Rihanna's new single "You Da One"

tommie said...

So despite major airplay, nobody still wants to buy this shit?

D'luv said...

"...it just didn't work."

Johnny D said...

Let me de-stan/translate this post for you:

"Beyonce can celebrate because she has a hit, albiet on a very obscure airplay chart that no-one has heard of.

Countdown flopped, even on previously mentioned obscure chart.

Party has flopped on the main US chart.

As a stan I hold the delusional hope that this might continue to move up the charts.

Bey has beeon forced to reconnect with obscure R&B airplay charts because Rihanna is slaying on the Hot 100, effortlesly.

Bey has the genre to herself - only because Ms Kelly is in the UK doing X Factor".

Mike said...

The R&B chart is hardly "obscure"! It's #1 on airplay, #2 on the official R&B chart. SIT THE FUCK DOWN!

Anonymous said...

yes. please trash the new Rihanna single that is flopping. It will be funny.

breezy said...

yes flop that flop review!!

tommie said...

Poor Mike. When was the last time Beyoncé had a Billboard Hot 100 top ten hit?