Thursday, April 23, 2009

Billboard Hot 100, 5/2/2009

1. Boom Boom Pow - Black Eyed Peas

Black Eyed Peas' latest single lives up to its name, regaining its bullet for a third week at #1. While it stagnates, at least there's some more movement in the top 10 this week than last. Although I must say, I'm surprised "Poker Face" didn't regain #1. It's going gangbusters at top 40 radio, where she's 11,000 spins within the last week. At radio at least, "Poker Face" is now clearly the bigger hit than "Just Dance."

4. The Climb - Miley Cyrus

Sweet little Miley Cyrus nabs her first top 5 hit this week, as "The Climb" moves up four spots to #4. She's got another hit a little farther down too.

9. We Made You - Eminem

Biggest debut of the week comes from Eminem at #9 with "We Made You," becoming his 11th top 10 hit. This is Eminem's first single to debut in the top 10. It follows his recent #1 hit "Crack a Bottle," which entered the lower end of the Hot 100 on early airplay, then shot up from #78 to #1 the week it became available as a digital single.

17. Crazier - Taylor Swift
18. Hoedown Throwdown - Miley Cyrus

Hannah Montana: The Movie continues to exert its influence, with its two other hit singles (after "The Climb" at #4) back to back at #17 and #18. Taylor Swift's hit is this week's sales gainer, up 21 notches to #17, while Miley's other top 40 hit "Hoedown Throwdown" climbs 10 places to #18.

39. Knock You Down - Keri Hilson Feat. Kanye West & Ne-Yo

Keri Hilson manages to land a second top 40 hit from her debut album, up 7 spots to #39. It doesn't hurt that the track, "Knock You Down," features two of the hottest males stars in popular music.

40. Know Your Enemy - Green Day

Finally, Green Day debuts at #40 with the first single from their hotly anticipated new album 21st Century Breakdown. The track didn't get a full week of sales, as it was released late in the week, so I expect it could climb next week. Amazingly, this is only Green Day's fourth top 40 hit, the other three being the big singles from their last album, American Idiot: "Boulevard of Broken Dreams," which hit #2, "Holiday," which hit #19, and "Wake Me Up When September Ends," which peaked at #6. Despite having quite a few big radio hits in the '90s, like "When I Come Around" and "Time of Your Life," they never appeared on the Hot 100 (my guess is that they were never given physical single releases).

3 comments:

John said...

You would be correct on the hits from the '90s (see "No Doubt/Don't Speak").

ww_adh said...

Yes, that's a good example. Probably the biggest hit that wasn't a single.

Matt said...

I'm surprised how much airplay Know Your Enemy is getting already. I'm already hearing it on the radio a few times. I'm kinda meh about the song, but whatever.

Also, Boom Boom Pow is getting almost no airplay near me, surprisingly. Strange.