Thursday, February 05, 2009

Billboard Hot 100, 2/14/2009

1. My Life Would Suck Without You - Kelly Clarkson
2. Single Ladies - Beyonce
3. Heartless - Kanye West

It's a rather boring Billboard Hot 100 this week, with the same top 10 songs as last week, 5 of which don't move at all. Holding down the top spot for a second week is Kelly Clarkson's "My Life Would Suck Without You;" if Kelly can stay #3 for a third week the single will become her longest-running #1 hit. As it stands now, it is tied with her 2002 debut, "A Moment Like This," which spent 2 weeks at the top. As this is the Valentine's Day chart, I suppose it is apt that a love song is #1, albeit one with a rather crude sentiment. Still, having this top a chart dated 2/14 is probably better than the anti-romantic title of this week's #2 single, Beyonce's "Single Ladies," or worse yet, Kanye West's "Heartless," which climbs a notch to #3 this week.

17. Prom Queen - Lil Wayne

No rest for Lil Wayne. After having a tremendous 2008, he is back with "Prom Queen," the first single from his next album (yes, already his next album) Rebirth, reportedly a more rock-oriented set due in April. The single is this week's Hot Shot Debut at #17. Wayne scored four top 40 hits from his Grammy-nominated Tha Carter III, including #1 hit "Lollipop."

21. Diva - Beyonce
23. Poker Face - Lady GaGa
24. Turnin' Me On - Keri Hilson Featuring Lil Wayne
28. Beautiful - Akon Featuring Colby O'Donis Kardinal Offishall

The top 10 may be static this week, but the twenties have four singles making big moves--future top 10 hits in waiting perhaps.

35. Thinking of You - Katy Perry

Katy Perry scores her third top 40 hit with "Thinking of You," this week's Sales Gainer, up 15 spots to #35. The single has been around at top 40 radio for awhile, growing much more slowly than instant hits "I Kissed a Girl" and "Hot N Cold." While initially cold on this single, it's actually starting to grow on me now.

37. Blame It - Jamie Foxx Featuring T-Pain

Oscar-winner Jamie Foxx returns with hits fifth top 40 hit, "Blame It." The singer and actor, best known for his award-winning performance in Ray as well as the Tom Cruise thriller Collateral, for which he was also nominated for an Oscar. Although there are lots of women who succeed in having careers in both screen and music (Jennifer Hudson, Beyonce and Jennifer Lopez are the best recent examples, also Cher, Bette Midler, Barbra Streisand, and Madonna), it seems there aren't as many men who can do the trick as well (Will Smith being a notable exception). Foxx "guest starred" on two #1 hits, Kanye West's "Gold Digger" and Twista's "Slow Jamz" (also with West).

2 comments:

John said...

I'll keep saying it, but for what it is, "Beautiful" is a brilliant pop song. I can't get the damn thing out of my head for more than a day or so at a time.

ww_adh said...

I should pay attention to it. I haven't really given it a chance yet.