Well… I suppose it was bound to happen eventually… but did it have to happen this way? DID IT, AMERICA? I feel kind of like Charlton Heston at the end of Planet of the Apes… “All the time it was… we finally really did it. YOU MANIACS! YOU BLEW IT UP! OH, D*** YOU! GODD*** YOU ALL TO HELL!”
Ahem. Of course, I’m talking about how Katy Perry has now tied the record with Michael Jackson for the most Number One songs from a record on the Billboard Top 100 chart.
According to AP:
Her “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)” set the precedent: It’s the latest No. 1 from her platinum album “Teenage Dream.” Only Michael Jackson had five No. 1s from one album before Perry, from “Bad.”
Well… I just… sigh. Sometimes, there just aren’t any words.
But Jackson spent a total of seven weeks at the top with his “Bad” songs; Perry has been at the top perch now for a cumulative 18 weeks.
So there you go. Katy Perry has now equaled one of the greatest pop music talents of the 20th century. I hope you’re all very proud of yourselves.
What do you think of Perry’s latest achievement?