(Ed. note: Once again, we present “Indecent Exposure,” a ranking of the artists who are receiving the most dangerously high levels of popular-culture exposure. It’s an anecdotal chart that takes into account such factors as media appearances, blog hype, playing-in-the-background bar music, and overheard subway conversations, and it is 100 percent statistically sound.)
|INDECENT EXPOSURE CHART: 4/30/07|
|ARTIST||WEEKS ON CHART||LAST WEEK||DAYS UNTIL BACKLASH|
|1. AMY WINEHOUSE 1||17||11||2|
|2. BLINKY, PARIS HILTON’S FUTURE CELLMATE, WHO IS SERIOUSLY GONNA FUCK THAT GIRL UP||—||N/A||N/A|
|3. DAVID BOWIE||2,491,276||N/A||1|
|4. DAN DEACON 2||N/A||N/A||15|
|7. NE-YO||15||2||ASK THIS GUY|
|8. NICOLAS SARKOZY||20||5||-1|
|9. PHIL SPECTOR||73||24||1962|
|10. THE ARCADE FIRE 3||RE-ENTRY||432||???|
1 = cross-over audience now fifty percent KCRW, fifty percent KRS-One
2 = sounds like the name of one of those children’s-rock performers, but is not
3 = do you guys have any opinions about them?
Yet another week of big re-entries on the chart, with AMY WINEHOUSE shooting all the way back to No. 1, thanks to a string of New York City shows and the release of her new midriff; also making a comeback are such audience-dividing entities as THE ARCADE FIRE, PHIl SPECTOR and WEALTHY FRENCH CONSERVATIVES. Meanwhile, a “Best New Music” glow on Pitchfork helps Baltimore’s own DAN DEACON make an impressive debut–but it’s not enough to fend off DAVID BOWIE, whose High Line Festival garnered him big magazine coverage, proving that no one can keep the press’ interest quite like Mr. Jones. Finally, a retraction from our last installment: We had NORA, THAT CAT ON YOUTUBE WITH THE PIANO at No. 3, when she really should have been No. 412. Sorry for the bad tabby-ulation!!