Lil Wayne has 12 simultaneous singles on the Billboard Hot 100 — the flawless barometer of quality

Lil Wayne has 12 simultaneous singles on the Billboard Hot 100 — the flawless barometer of quality

I won’t pretend to be a Lil Wayne expert, because really, he’s not my cup of tea. Not at all. I do remember chants of “Free Weezy” reverberating through the crowd at Bonnaroo last summer as we all waited for The Flaming Lips to come on. And back in April, two friends of mine drove eight hours to see him, despite only knowing one of his songs.

Maybe I should check out a track or two, just to see what all the commotion is about, considering that Lil Wayne currently has 12 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Only The Beatles have had more simultaneously charting songs — 14, back on April 11, 1964. But, Sufjan just came on in the coffee shop where I’m currently sitting, and I’m not feeling particularly adventurous. I’ll just stick to what I know I like. However, if you’re more inclined to keep up with the times, you could try “Mirror,” which features Bruno Mars and leads Weezy’s string of Billboard hits with the #16 spot. Whatever floats your boat. I’ll be listening to “Predatory Wasp of the Palisades” for the 74th time.

• Lil Wayne: http://www.lilwayne-online.com
• Young Money: http://www.weareyoungmoney.com

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