Thursday, August 14, 2008

Today's Chart Listings From Hell

From The New York Times' Arts(!) section today:

In a slow week at music stores, the “Mamma Mia!” movie soundtrack rose two spots on the Billboard album chart to reach No. 1. The soundtrack, released by Decca, sold 131,000 copies in its fifth week on sale, according to Nielsen SoundScan, while last week’s top seller, Sugarland’s “Love on the Inside” (Mercury Nashville), dropped to No. 3 with 91,000. Miley Cyrus’s “Breakout” (Hollywood/Disney) remained at No. 2 with 102,000.

We should note here, more in amazement than in an anger, that the "Mamma Mia" soundtrack features Pierce Brosnan and Christine Baranski singing ABBA songs, not actual ABBA records.

Seriously, I forget who said it but it's nonetheless true: If God doesn't totally smite the Music Business out of existence he owes a written apology to Sodom and Gomorrah.

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