Hugh Grant Fools Movie-Going Public Into Believing He Is A Pop Star

Feb 20th, 2007 // 10 Comments

Music & Lyrics, the Hugh Grant-Drew Barrymore romantic comedy that has Grant playing a more hetero George Michael type on the comeback trail, got crushed at the box office in its opening weekend, but the accompanying album–which snuck into stores last week and features Grant taking lead vocals on seven of its Adam Schlesinger-penned tracks–is currently in the pole position at the iTunes Store and No. 11 on Amazon.com. Of course, these online sales are only a small part of the picture (and the album’s iTunes standing is no doubt helped by the fact that Grant’s songs can’t be purchased as single tracks) but if this soundtrack lands in the top 10 on tomorrow’s Billboard 200, watch for a bidding war to erupt over Grant–although every contract he’s offered will have a clause forcing him to sing only “cheesy” songs, since that word popped up in about half of the glowing reviews we saw from his most diehard fans. (We’d force the John Taylor-like hairdo on him, too, but only because we had to sit through Nine Months one too many times.)

Pop! [MySpace]
Hugh Grant tackles songs, tickles ivories [USA Today]

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  1. MickFNS

    I’m wondering if that band would have really been on Atlantic or,
    more likely, Arista. Still, those guys could easily open for Erasure.

  2. Chris Molanphy

    They’d be on Chrysalis. With the blue butterfly logo on the LP label. The right vintage of label, and the right level of almost-gay gayness.

  3. Stevie

    I think, really, he was Andrew Ridgely.

  4. musicquizking

    I actually think they would have done well on a tour with BROS and Mel & KIM.

  5. Ned Raggett

    But what of the Wee Papa Girls?

  6. Chris Molanphy

    They’d also have opened for Curiosity Killed the Cat.

  7. Ned Raggett

    Now you’ve given me nothing but shattered dreams.

  8. Mick Kraut

    Fountains of Wayne Hotline…is there anyone they cant help?

  9. valerie

    Ricky Gervais should sue.

  10. brasstax

    This is the first I’ve seen of anyone in the film who isn’t Drew Barrymore or Hugh Grant, but isn’t the other 50% of PoP! the guy who played the wheelchair-bound QB on Friday Night Lights? If so, I don’t think I’ll ever be able to watch that show in the same way again.

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