Monday, March 19, 2007


(spotted by LT)From's "Chart Beat Chat" :


Dear Fred,

I may or may not be the first to point this out, but it's the first
time in 27 years that Supertramp songwriters Rick Davies and Roger
Hodgson have cruised into the top 10 [on the Hot 100]. Gym Class
Heroes' "Cupid's Chokehold" (which samples the title track from
Supertramp's No. 1 album "Breakfast in America") moves up to No. 7.
Thanks for the great news and observations today!

Jason Voigt

Dear Jason,

You are the first to write about the Gym Class Heroes' sampling of
Supertramp. For those who haven't recognized the "take a look at my
girlfriend" refrain in "Cupid's Chokehold," it does come from the song
"Breakfast in America," as Jason notes.

Of the 10 Supertramp singles to chart on the Hot 100, only two found
their way to the top 10. "The Logical Song" peaked at No. 6 and "Take
the Long Way Home" landed at No. 10, both in 1979. So it has been 27
years, as you say, since Rick Davies and Roger Hodgson have had a
songwriting credit in the top 10 of the Hot 100.

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