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TURN IT UP MONDAY: What’s New In Stores This Week (May 18)

Tearin' up the album chart.

Tearin’ up the album chart.

We’re piloting another pass into the pop stratosphere with a Monday date full of fresh releases. (NOTE: some items may not be available until Monday night based on label response time, but most of them are up now.) Here are the albums and singles that are new in stores for the week of May 18:

  • Having been in and out of the top ten on iTunes as a pre-order for weeks on end now, it’s very likely that Blurryface from twenty | one | pilots, the duo of Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun, will be the top entry on the Billboard 200. Looking at the potential of a top five debut and even a shot at #1, it would be a big boost from their last set, 2013’s Vessel, which peaked at #58. Lead single “Tear In My Heart” is a current top ten on Alternative radio. (iTunes)
  • Russian-born and German-raised DJ/producer Zedd may be in free fall on the CHR survey with “I Want You To Know”, his recent release with Disney star and singer Selena Gomez, but he’ll be back on playlists soon enough with a new Jon Bellion collaboration, “Beautiful Now”. Meanwhile, True Colors, his first album since 2012, is in stores and looking at a larger debut than Clarity. (iTunes)
  • With 25 years of music and 18 number one songs atop the Hot 100, Mariah Carey is one of the biggest-selling artists of all-time, dahling. #1 To Infinity is an updated collection of those chart-topping singles and also includes “Infinity”, which Carey recently performed on the Billboard Music Awards. It went to several radio formats earlier this month. (iTunes)
  • Led by “Can’t Deny My Love”, a recent entry on the Alternative survey that looks to have under-performed at the format, Brandon Flowers is back for his second solo effort away from The Killers, an album titled The Desired Effect. It may not do as well as 2010’s Flamingo, but it’s sure to attract his core fans. (iTunes)
  • 21-year-old newcomer Kelsea Ballerini has her first top ten single on Country radio with “Love Me Like You Mean It”. Now, her first album, The First Time, is in stores. Given her Taylor Swift co-sign from earlier this year, it should debut decently. (iTunes)
  • Other releases out this week include: Brantley Gilbert‘s Just As I Am (Platinum Edition) (iTunes), Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!‘s Get Lost, Find Yourself (iTunes), Coal Chamber‘s Rivals (iTunes), Faith No More‘s Sol Invictus (iTunes), Hot Chip‘s Why Make Sense? (iTunes), Jamie Foxx‘s Hollywood: A Story Of A Dozen Roses (iTunes), Kopecky‘s Drug For The Modern Age (iTunes), Life Of Dillon‘s Prologue (EP) (iTunes), Madisen Ward And The Mama Bear‘s Skeleton Crew (iTunes), Murs‘s Have A Nice Life (iTunes), Paul Weller‘s Saturns Pattern (iTunes), Rico Love‘s Turn The Lights On (iTunes), Sammy Hagar & The Circle‘s At Your Service (Live) (iTunes), Shamir‘s Ratchet (iTunes), Silverstein‘s I Am Alive In Everything I Touch (iTunes), The Milk Carton Kids‘s Monterey (iTunes), The Story So Far‘s The Story So Far (iTunes) and Whitesnake‘s The Purple Album (iTunes).

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

  • “Bad Blood (Remix)”, singer Taylor Swift‘s new single featuring Kendrick Lamar. (iTunes)
  • “Go Big Or Go Home”, a new single from American Authors. (iTunes)
  • “Kick The Dust Up”, the new single from Country star Luke Bryan. (iTunes)
  • “This Summer’s Gonna Hurt…”, already selling well for Maroon 5. (iTunes)
  • “We Went”, new from Randy Houser. (iTunes)

Next Tuesday won’t be nearly as eventful as this Monday’s bunch of releases, but new albums from Alesso and Lifehouse are on the horizon, among others. A full preview is coming on Monday night.

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Foxes On The Run: The Tricksters Of The Top 10

Someone call animal control up in here.

Someone call animal control up in here.

If you’ve been living under a rock, which probably isn’t true of most of you, then you’ve only missed the answer to one of the most important questions in history: “What does the fox say?” The Norwegian duo Ylvis sings about it in their international hit, “The Fox”, which is now being distributed here by Warner Bros. Records. Just yesterday, it was announced that due to strong sales and streaming data, “The Fox” is now a top ten single on the Hot 100, scurrying up to #8 this week. Whether you have the video on repeat or are embarrassed for America, it’s still a major achievement and also brings a furry friend up to a higher region of the chart for the first time in years. This comes at the same time that artist Foxes is also currently on the Hot 100 as a vocalist on the Zedd hit, “Clarity”. It too recently reached #8. So, for probably the only time you’ll see me writing about this subject, let’s go viral into some top ten style:

SINGLES
“Fox On The Run”, The Sweet (#5, 1975)
Up until Ylvis, this song by British rockers The Sweet was the only song to make both the top 40 and top 10 about a fox. Featured on the group’s album Desolation Boulevard, it was written by the members of the band and produced by Mike Chapman, known for later work with Blondie and The Knack. It was their third of four top ten hits in America, the last of them coming in the summer of 1978.

Other foxy Hot 100 entries:
“Foxy Lady”, Crown Heights Affair (#49, 1977)
“Black Fox”, Freddy Robinson (#56, 1970)
“Looking For A Fox”, Clarence Carter (#62, 1968)
“Foxey Lady”, Jimi Hendrix (#67, 1967)
“Fox Hunt”, Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass (#84, 1974)
“Fox On The Run”, Manfred Mann (#97, 1969)

ACTS
Charlie and Inez Foxx
Brother Charlie and sister Inez began in a gospel choir before deciding to settle on recording pop music. In 1963, the two did a version of the popular lullaby “Hush, Little Baby” under a new title of “Mockingbird” and it cracked the top 10, peaking at #7. Inez went solo after this, but never went nearly as high on the charts. They last charted together in 1967; Inez made the R&B charts as late as 1974.

Foxy
The quintet from Miami and led by Ish “Angel” Ledesma were big on the Disco scene starting in 1976, but began hitting the Hot 100 in 1978 with a top ten single, “Get Off” (#9). It was followed by a minor top 40 entry in 1979 and the band broke up the next year. Ledesma went onto lead Oxo, known for 1983’s “Whirly Girl” (#28), and formed the group Company B who charted with “Fascinated” in 1987 (#21).

Foxy Brown
The rapper originally from Brooklyn, NY did a bit of damage on the charts in the late 90’s and early 00’s. Her three charting albums all went top ten and were each certified. From her first album, 1996’s Ill Na Na, came her biggest success: “I’ll Be”, a #7 single featuring a rap by Jay-Z. Brown also appeared on a #9 song by Case the same year, “Touch Me Tease Me”. Brown last entered any Billboard chart in 2005.

Jamie Foxx
Actor, comedian and musician Foxx released his first album in 1994 to little attention, but returned a decade later in 2004 on Twista‘s #1 single, “Slow Jamz”. After a starring role in Ray, there was a renewed interest in his music, leading to hits like 2006’s “Unpredictable” (#8), 2009’s “Blame It” (#2), as well as a feature on Kanye West‘s 2006 #1 “Gold Digger”. His last album to date came out in 2010.

Samantha Fox
Pin-up girl turned pop star Fox took a ride up the charts beginning in 1986 with a string of sexually charged hits. Although she garnered more success in Europe, the U.S. surveys still paid her some attention, making the top ten three times with 1987’s “Touch Me (I Want Your Body)” (#4), 1988’s “Naughty Girls (Need Love Too)” (1988) and 1989’s “I Wanna Have Some Fun” (#8). She is still active as a performer.

Sly Fox
This duo of Gary Cooper and Michael Camacho formed in Miami with their producer looking to style them in a clean-cut, teen idol image. However, the idea coupled with a big single called “Let’s Go All The Way” didn’t seem to help that at all. The song was a hit, going to #7 on the Hot 100 in 1986, but after a return to that squeaky clean ideal, the national success faded. Both are still in the music business today.

Other foxy Hot 100 artists:
Britny Fox
Biggest hit: “Long Way To Love” (#100, 1988)

Charles Fox
Biggest hit: “Seasons” (#75, 1981)

Fox
Biggest hit: “Only You Can” (#53, 1975)

Jeff Foxworthy
Biggest hit: “Redneck Games” [with Alan Jackson] (#66, 1995)

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