Thursday, April 27, 2006
Dixie Chicks Make Nice On Pop Charts
The big news on the pop charts is the Dixie Chicks, who debut at #28 on the Hot 100 with their new single "Not Ready To Make Nice." That Bush controversy certainly hasn't hurt them with mainstream listeners. So who needs country radio? Bon Jovi apparently, whose new single "Who Says You Can't Go Home" stalled on the pop charts outside the Top 20 but just hit #1 on the country charts. And in the battle of the divorced popsters, Nick Lachey draws first blood with his single "What's Left Of Me," which jumps 18 slots to #33. As I mentioned earlier, Rod Stewart got a lift on the pop charts from his "Idol" appearance. And what struck me most was Madonna at #93 with "Confessions On A Dancefloor." It has only gone platinum so far and should have done much better. Can she turn it around with her touring?