Thursday, May 23, 2024

End of the Year Chart: Taylor Swift Can’t Shake it Off– She’s the Pop Queen of 2014


Our pals at have made up an unofficial chart for the last week of 2014. Taylor Swift has just sold boatloads of that 1989 album. Look at the numbers. But I think it’s more significant that Barbra Streisand has hung in and is still at number 15 with her “Partners” album. Good for her. And all told, it’s not a bad mix: Sondheim (Into the Woods) and AC/DC and hits from the 70s (Guardians of the Galaxy). Not bad! Happy New Year!


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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