Saturday, July 25, 2009

Billboard Hot 100, August 1, 2009

Billboard revealed a newly revamped site this week, which now includes the ability to research artists' previous hits and chart placings, courtesy of the "visualizer" tool. It's a bit clunky to use, but may come in handy. The entire Hot 100 is now also available on the Web site.

1. I Gotta Feeling - Black Eyed Peas

Black Eyed Peas hold the #1 spot on the Hot 100 for a fourth week, extending their run of consecutive weeks at #1 to 16. The track is also this week's airplay gainer, further ensuring that it will likely continue to be #1 for at least a few more weeks.

3. You Belong with Me - Taylor Swift

Unless Drake can manage it, Taylor Swift's "You Belong with Me" may be the next logical challenger for #1. The song is moving up the top 40 airplay chart rather swiftly (he he), and if it can continue selling well, it could have a chance before the end of the summer (releasing the "pop" version of the track heard in the video and at top 40 radio would help). The track climbs three spots to #3, beating the #4 peak of "Love Story" to become Swift's highest-charting single thus far.

10. Waking Up in Vegas - Katy Perry

Katy Perry's "Waking Up in Vegas" dips its toe into top 10 waters for the third time, returning the top 10 after spending the last couple weeks just outside it.

11. Use Somebody - Kings of Leon

Kings of Leon look set to finally break out in the US the way they did last year in the UK. "Use Somebody" has been performing impressive on the charts, climbing 10 spots to #11 this week. Top 10 next week would seem like a good bet.

12. Good Girls Go Bad - Cobra Starship

Also looking to score their first top 10 hit next week are Cobra Starship, up 12 spots to #12 this week.

24. Here We Go Again - Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato is this weeks "digital gainer," a new Hot 100 designation (presumably similar to "sales gainer"). The single is up 42 notches, giving Lovato her second top 40 hit.

27. No Surprise - Daughtry

A few weeks ago, it looked like this single was done, but "No Surprise" has found a second wind, climbing 10 spots this week. It's rebounded similarly at top 40 radio.

29. I'm Yours - Jason Mraz

Jason Mraz looks poised to soon break a key Hot 100 record--most weeks on the chart. "I'm Yours" logs its 66th week on the Hot 100 this week, edging it one week ahead of Jewel's "You Were Meant for Me/Foolish Games." It needs only 4 more weeks to beat the frontrunner: Leann Rimes' 69 weeks with "How Do I Live." Judging from the fact that the single is bulleted this week, rising 3 spots, it seems quite likely this will happen. By comparison, "How Do I Live" spent its 66th week at #42, down one spot.

31. Hotel Room Service - Pitbull

Pitbull follows up his recent #2 hit "I Know You Want Me," rising 20 spots to #31 with "Hotel Room Service," his fifth top 40 hit.

34. She Wolf - Shakira

Shakira has the Hot 100's highest debut with "She Wolf," the first single from her upcoming third English-language album. This is Shakira's 6th top 40 hit, the last being her #3 duet with Beyonce in 2007, "Beautiful Liar."


J.Mensah said...

Daughtry released their new album this week (which is FANTASTIC BTW) I'm guessing that's why "No Surprise" is back up.

ww_adh said...

Aren't you supposed to be on vacation?

J.Mensah said...

I'm bored, yo! It's like, where's the freakin' sun!

ww_adh said...

You must be vacationing in your home country. I'm headed to Oregon in about a week--its climate is quite England-like.

J.Mensah said...

Oh! (not to sound dumb) is that in America?

ww_adh said...

Yes, west coast (the state just north of California). Western Oregon's climate is temperate, consistently cloudy and often rainy with rare sunshine. Although in the summer, when it doesn't rain much, it is gorgeous.

Chris said...

In my mind, I'm already in Oregon, sitting on the deck of ADH's mom's beach house, drinking wine and soaking up the sun.

Paul said...

i'm hoping that Shakira song will be a big hit, it's just so bizarre and not normally what you would hear on american radio :P

rcLoy said...

KOL really need to crack up the boring Top 10. She wolf is surprisingly catchy eventhough I can't really understand what is she singing. LOL

ww_adh said...

"She Wolf" is really odd, isn't it? The first time I heard it, I was like "what the **** is this?" It's growing on me now though. She's a strange one that Shakira.

rcLoy said...

A strange but Good one. LOL. Oh, I think the Spanish version sounds so much more fitting and in sync to the beat rather than the English version.