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Top of the Charts
Four songs claim the top four spots in the August Top 40.
September 25, 2006
From the introduction, the four hits, each by a different artist, filled a different slot from 1st-4th across the four weeks in August. By clue 1, "Too Kool" wasn't 4th in week 2; nor was "Too Kool" 4th in week 4 (clue 10). "Too Kool" was 4th in week 1 or week 3. We will try week 3 first. By clues 1 and 5, "Too Kool" isn't performed by Kelley Clarkbar, nor is it by Justin Woodpond (6). Since the song by 4-Bitz dropped one slot from week 3 to week 4 (9), "Too Kool" also wouldn't be by 4-Bitz. "Too Kool" would be Telly's hit; in week 4, then, "Too Kool" would have been 3rd on the Top 40 charts (8). By clue 1, then, "Too Kool" would have been 2nd in week 1 and 1st in week 2. However, by clue 7, "Ms. Darkside" cannot fit into this arrangement. Therefore, "Too Kool" was in 4th on the charts in week 1. By clue 1, "Too Kool" climbed to 3rd in week 2. By clue 3, "Lips Do Lie" was 4th on the Top 40 in week 2 and 2nd in week 3. Since "Where U Been (All My Life)?" wasn't the 2nd most popular song in week 1 (2), "Ms. Darkside" was. Then by clue 7, "Ms. Darkside" was on top of the charts in week 2 and was 3rd in week 3. By elimination, "Where U Been (All My Life)?" was 2nd in week 2; and "Ms. Darkside" dropped to 4th in week 4--so the 4th most popular song in week 3 was "Where U Been (All My Life)?". The number 1 song in week 3 was "Too Kool", which fell to 2nd in week 4. By clues 1 and 5, "Too Kool" isn't performed by Kelley Clarkbar, nor is it by Justin Woodpond (6). Since the song by Telly rose one slot from week 3 to week 4, "Too Kool" also couldn't be by Telly. "Too Kool" is 4-Bitz's hit. By clue 5, the song by Kelley Clarkbar dropped one position from week 1 to week 2. If Kelley Clarkbar's hit dropped from 1st to 2nd, it would be "Where U Been (All My Life)?", with "Lips Do Lie" then the number 3 song in week 1. By elimination, "Lips Do Lie" would be 1st and "Where U Been (All My Life)?" 3rd in week 4. By clue 4, "Ms. Darkside" would be by Telly and "Lips Do Lie" by Justin Woodpond. However, "Ms. Darkside" dropped from 3rd to 4th from week 3 to week 4 while the hit by Telly rose one chart position from week 3 to week 4 (8). Therefore, Kelley Clarkbar's song "Lips Do Lie" dropped from 3rd to 4th from week 1 to week 2, with "Where U Been (All My Life)?" topping the charts in week 1. During week 4, "Lips Do Lie" topped the charts with "Where U Been (All My Life)?" in the 3rd spot. "Where U Been (All My Life)?" is by Telly and "Ms. Darkside" by Justin Woodpond (4). In sum, the four songs atop the August Top 40 topped the charts as follows:

  • Week 1: "Where U Been (All My Life)?" by Telly, "Ms. Darkside" by Justin Woodpond, "Lips Do Lie" by Kelley Clarkbar, "Too Kool" by 4-Bitz
  • Week 2: "Ms. Darkside", "Where U Been (All My Life)?", "Too Kool", "Lips Do Lie"
  • Week 3: "Too Kool", "Lips Do Lie", "Ms. Darkside", "Where U Been (All My Life)?"
  • Week 4: "Lips Do Lie", "Too Kool", "Where U Been (All My Life)?", "Ms. Darkside"

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