Friday, May 24, 2024

Pop Music: Pink Comes Roaring Back with “Trustfall,” Miley Holds on to Number 1, Niall Horan in One Direction–Up!


Friday means new music on the pop charts.

Pink is back– with a vengeance. Her wonderful new album is called “Trustfall.” The title track and “When I Get There” have hit the iTunes singles chart in the top 10 right out of the box.

Even better: the album is holding down number 1 and number 2 on iTunes’ album chart. Yowza!

The only funny thing here is that “Trustfall” is a unique new word for a title and hook of a song. It sounds like she’s singing “trustfund, baby.” Wait for Weird Al to get a hold of this one!

MILEY CYRUS holds on to number 1 on the singles chart with “Flowers.” Massive hit, and deserved. The album is coming March 3rd.

And more good news: Niall Horan has not had the gigantic success of his One Direction bandmate Harry Styles so far. But that may change with “Heaven,” out today and already number 2. This is a radio song like “Flowers.” Unlike Styles, Horan is a real writer. “Heaven” may finally establish him.

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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