Madonna in Keith’s Top 10
Old school Madonna fans remember Mr. Keith Caulfield for always having something interesting to say about the Queen of Pop, long before he become a chart manager and analyst for Billboard as well as the editor of their Chart Alert.
On and on, the beat goes, and this Friday Keith posted his last “Ask Billboard,” as next week, Billboard Chart Manager Gary Trust will be taking over the column. We already miss him – although we’ll still find him in the pages of Billboard – the magazine – in the “Over the Counter” column.
Personally, it was always cool to read a true, die hard Madonna fan being able to post objective, unbiased critics as a music journalist should do, still remaining a fan, so thanks for that Keith!
In his last “ Ask Billboard” two readers asked Keith about his favorites of the year – and here’s what he had to say:
“Thanks for asking about how to find my year-end top 10 albums list. It is on Billboard.com’s Web site, but it’s a bit hard to find. All of the top 10 lists from Billboard’s staffers can be found here.
That said, here are my top 10 albums of 2008:
1. Girls Aloud, “Out of Control” (Fascination/Polydor/Universal).
2. Madonna, “Hard Candy” (Warner Bros.).
3. Kylie Minogue, “X” (Astralwerks/Capitol).
4. McFly, “Radio:ACTIVE” (Super).
5. Booty Luv, “Boogie 2Nite” (Hed Kandi America).
6. Sugababes, “Catfights and Spotlights” (Universal/Island).
7. Pink, “Funhouse” (LaFace/Zomba).
8. Does It Offend You, Yeah?, “You Have No Idea What You’re Getting Yourself
Into” (Almost Gold).
9. The Pussycat Dolls, “Doll Domination” (Interscope).
10. The Saturdays, “Chasing Lights” (Fascination/Polydor/Universal).
“A few notes about the above list. We had to submit it in mid-November, so I had not heard Britney Spears’ “Circus” album. Had I been able to, it would have likely ended up at No. 2 on this list. That said, I’ll have to save it for next year’s top 10!”
Because their top 10 list was essentially limited to only albums, Keith also posted an alphabetical list of some of his favorite tracks and singles of 2008 – which includes “4 Minutes” by Madonna featuring Justin Timberlake.
Check out the entire article on Billboard.com.
Thanks to George.