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I've been trying to look for the name of the song and artist that is used to promote "Desperate Housewives," however, I am unable to figure it out. Is there a song called "Juicy," which is part of the chorus? I thought it might be by Destiny's Child or a similar group. Do you know what song I'm referring to and/or who sings it?

Thanks for any help you can provide,

Christine Smith
Tampa, Fla.

Hi Christine,

Better Than Ezra performs the song "Juicy," as heard in commercials for the hit ABC series "Desperate Housewives." The song can be found on the band's album "Before the Robots," released in May via Artemis Records.



I was wonder if you could tell me when the new Dr. Dre album "Detox" is supposed to be released?


Mike M.

Hi Mike,

Dr. Dre is still at work on "Detox," the long-awaited follow up CD to 1999's "2001." No release date has been announced.

"2001" debuted and peaked at No. 2 on The Billboard 200 and has sold 7 million copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.


Hi Keith,

My guilty pleasure happens to be the Backstreet Boys. I was really excited when their latest album "Never Gone" was released. After all their success and fans, I never thought it would be such a disappointment in terms of units sold. What do you think went wrong? Did fans just grow up?

I really thought the album had some of their best music. I personally believe that the group should have released "Climbing the Walls" and "Poster Girl" instead of "Incomplete" and "Just Want You To Know."

Do you know if the group plans on releasing another song to radio? Or is the comeback dead?


Los Angeles

Hi Chris,

The Backstreet Boys' new single is "Crawling Back To You." While it has yet to reach any of Billboard's airplay charts, it did spend one week at No. 98 on the Pop 100 back in July.

The album's first single, "Incomplete," reached No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 and received a good amount of airplay from mainstream top 40 and adult contemporary radio stations.

To date, "Never Gone" has sold 644,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That is quite a drop off from the Boys' previous studio effort, "Black & Blue," which has shifted 5.4 million since its release in 2000.

Of course, times change. Radio changes. And it would seem many of their fans have moved on. So it's hard to answer the "what went wrong" question. As they really didn't do anything wrong. They put out the best album they could, and it simply didn't click with the buying public. That doesn't make it a failure, just a commercial disappointment.