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The “Jealous” Type: A Skeptical Set Of Singles

Blossoming all over the charts.

Blossoming all over the charts.

If you’ve been enjoying the latest music from Canada’s Chromeo, you’ll know that their new effort, White Women, is out now. The first single from it, “Jealous (I Ain’t With It)”, is at CHR radio and recently passed one million views on YouTube for its video clip. It has yet to enter the Hot 100. However, don’t be wary of it – there have been five other songs that went top 40 on Billboard’s big lists that rose against their rivals with an attentive watch on the top. In the grand scheme of things, I guess that the character of the countdown hasn’t been that jealous at all after five decades of music. Judge for yourself:

“Hey Jealous Lover”, Frank Sinatra (#3, 1956)
Ol’ Blue Eyes was seeing red on this song, his biggest of the year, which peaked at #3 on Billboard’s Most Played By Jockeys survey. It was also a Jukebox hit. Though this pre-dated the Hot 100, Sinatra had plenty of songs chart when the list began.

“Jealous Of You (Tango Della Gelosia)”, Connie Francis (#19, 1960)
As both an actress and a vocalist, the talented Francis got a nice response from a young audience, singing in many languages and styles. “You” served as the b-side to “Everybody’s Somebody’s Fool”, which racked up two weeks at #1 on the Hot 100.

“Jealous Kind Of Fella”, Garland Green (#20, 1969)
From a large family in Mississippi, this performer made it in Chicago and found his greatest success on Uni Records. “Fella” was Green’s only hit to reach the Hot 100, but he continued to hit the R&B survey through the 70’s and last ranked in 1983.

“Hey Jealousy”, Gin Blossoms (#25, 1993)
It may have taken a year for the Arizona quintet to score their first big song from the album New Miserable Experience, but their debut was a classic. Gaining airplay on both pop and rock radio, it remains one of the band’s most well-known releases.

“Jealousy”, Natalie Merchant (#23, 1996)
Two years after departing her group 10,000 Maniacs, Merchant began on what would become a successful solo trek with 1995’s Tigerlily. “Jealousy” was the third single from it and ranked during the summer months, peaking at #5 on CHR radio.

Some other of my favorite “Jealous” jams from just below the top 40:
“Jealous Guy”, John Lennon (#80, 1988)
“Jealous”, Gene Loves Jezebel (#68, 1990)
“Jealous Again”, The Black Crowes (#75, 1990)
“Jealousy”, Will Young (DNC, 2011 – #5 UK)

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TURN IT UP TUESDAY: What’s New In Stores This Week (Mar. 19)

He drives himself... crazy.

An Experience like no other.

Time to get in sync with the new releases taking over digital and brick-and-mortal retailers this Tuesday, March 19:

  • It’s hard to award anything else the top new release of the week when a superstar event like this is happening. From boy bands to big bands, Justin Timberlake takes on a soulful twist with The 20/20 Experience, featuring the singles “Suit & Tie” and “Mirrors”. Some industry sources are predicting first week sales of between 500-600k, which would be the largest bow of the year thus far. (iTunes) (Read my review.)
  • Newcomer to the country charts Kacey Musgraces takes it to the Same Trailer Different Park. Lead single “Merry Go ‘Round” recently made the top ten on Country radio. (iTunes)
  • R&B hit maker Brian McKnight puts out his newest studio album, More Than Words. 2013 marks his 20th year of making the charts. “Sweeter” is almost top ten at Urban AC radio. (iTunes)
  • Indie rockers Alpha Rev are in full Bloom this week as their second full-length album arrives in stores, featuring single “Sing Loud”. (iTunes)
  • They’re known for 90’s classics like “Hard To Handle” and “She Talks To Angels”. Now, the Black Crowes release more than two dozen live tracks as a part of their new album, Wiser For The Time. (iTunes)
  • Rockers Black Rebel Motorcycle Club put out their first album in three years, Specter At The Feast. (iTunes)
  • Dance singer Kerli has a new EP out this week, Utopia. One song, “The Lucky Ones”, was a big hit on Billboard’s Dance/Club Play survey last year. (iTunes)
  • A deluxe edition of the Les Miserables soundtrack is released, its parent movie doing well over the Awards season. (iTunes)
  • Classic metal band Anthrax take on songs from AC/DC, Boston and Rush on their covers EP, Anthems. (Amazon)
  • Internet sensations Walk Off The Earth release their first full-length CD, R.E.V.O., with single “Red Hands” already a moderate hit in their native Canada. (iTunes)

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:

  • #thatpower“, the fourth single to be promoted off will.i.am‘s album that’s been delayed for a year and a half, #willpower. It features Justin Bieber. (iTunes)
  • “Something You Can’t Live Without”, the latest from current Dancing With The Stars contestant and Country singer Wynonna. (iTunes)

New albums from Blake Shelton and Depeche Mode lead the pack next week. See you in seven!

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