When I first heard Kelly Clarkson's "My Life Would Suck Without You," I wasn't really feeling it. Embarrassingly, that has changed — like complete 180, people. And I blame Dr. Luke! That guy has a knack of writting THE MOST infectuous pop tunes (Kelly's "Since U Been Gone," Britney's "Circus," and Katy Perry's "I Kissed A Girl"). I guess, more than anything, I was upset with the musical direction Kelly was begining to take... I sort of expected a Pink-ish return (a la "Sober" or "Who Knew"). But why should I have expected a Pink copycat? A Nickelback copycat Something semi-original works fine.
Maybe it works more than fine, because "My Life" has done something a pop-juggernaut like "Since U Been Gone" has never been able to do: go No. 1. Not only that, but skyrocketing to No. 1 in style! According to Billboard, Kelly Clarkson jumps 96 spots to the penthouse (97-1), beating out Britney Spears' old-record breaking 96-1 jump. This is the 21323rd time this record has been broken in the last 6 months. Someone needs to jump 100-1 already so there cant be anymore "Record Breaking Jump!!!"-stories. But good going Kelly. Welcome back (or welcome back to Top 5 single land — yeah, My December never did that — HA!). This single alone guarantees Kelly's new LP, All I Ever Wanted a number one spot! That and also the fact that her only competition the week of March 17th is Lionel Richie 10th is Chris Cornell and fellow Idol winner Taylor Hicks (who along with Rubin Studdard, shame the American Idol title). So congrats in advance, Kelly!