(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: 6/15/07|
|ARTIST||WEEKS ON CHART||LAST WEEK||DAYS UNTIL BACKLASH|
|2. HAMAS 1||326,172||88||78|
|4. KELLY CLARKSON||42||19||11|
|6. LILY ALLEN||212||11||3|
|7. AMY WINEHOUSE||WE||GIVE||UP|
|8. PAUL MCCARTNEY||23||1||N/A|
|9. THE “SOPRANOS”/”VERONICA MARS” CROSS-OVER CONSPIRACY THEORY 2||1||N/A||3|
|10. FRANZ FERDINAND||132||N/A||6|
1 = Don’t call it a comeback!
2 = Why hasn’t anyone made the connection?
JOURNEY’s AOR appeal never ends–it goes on and on and etc.! Thanks to the Sopranos finale, Steve Perry and the crew had their best TV exposure since “Wheel In The Sky” appeared on the “Harlots and Hobos” episode of Deadwood. But Perry was almost bested by similarly coiffed PAUL MCCARTNEY, whose album you bought out of a combination of oversaturated marketing and overwhelming obligation; but the two of them will likely be knocked out next week by T-PAIN, who wants to buy U a drank, LILY ALLEN and AMY WINEHOUSE, just so you won’t shut up talking about it (Do those two braggity boozers remind anyone else of those college freshman who wear “Beers Of The World” shirts? We get it!). KELLY CLARKSON made the list after she fired her manager and dumped her summer tour, while FRANZ FERDINAND pops up thanks to a “secret show” that was so secret, it was attended by every music blogger in the world. Thank God they took so many photos, otherwise we never would have believed it existed.