Thursday, May 27, 2010

Billboard Hot 100, June 5, 2010

1. OMG - Usher feat. Will.I.Am

Usher spends a third week at #1 with "OMG," despite facing strong challenges to #1 from B.o.B. and Katy Perry. Usher, when he hits #1, generally settles in for awhile. Only two of his nine #1 hits--"Nice and Slow" and "Confessions Part 2"--spent fewer than 3 weeks in the top spot. He's never had a single just spend 1 week at the summit.

2. Airplanes - B.o.B. feat. Hayley Williams
3. California Gurls - Katy Perry feat. Snoop Dogg

B.o.B. and Katy Perry trade places, but both singles are still bulleted (of course, they are both fairly new), and Perry earns the Airplay Gainer. Both are contenders to hit #1 soon, and I wouldn't be surprised if both do it at some point in the next month or so.

4. Break Your Heart - Taio Cruz feat. Ludacris
5. Nothin' on You - B.o.b. feat. Bruno Mars

This two former #1 hits trade places, keeping the top 5 songs the same as last week. Interesting that the top 5 singles all have a "featuring" credit for a guest performer. I wonder if that's happened before.

6. Alejandro - Lady GaGa
7. Your Love Is My Drug - Ke$ha

Lady GaGa leaps over Ke$ha (yay!). Next week, GaGa is sure to have some additional songs in the top 40, although not performed by her. The Glee version of "Poker Face" is currently #5 (album track) and #16 (single release) at iTunes, while "Bad Romance" is charting too. Will the Glee exposure help "Alejandro" climb even higher next week?

8. Can't Be Tamed - Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus's new single debuts at #8, becoming her fifth top 10 hit. This is a sales-propelled debut, but this song is climbing swiftly at top 40 radio.

14. Bulletproof - La Roux

La Roux is up 5 this week and is the Digital Gainer. Nice to see them doing so well in the US.

26. Dream On - Glee Cast
31. I Dreamed a Dream - Glee Cast feat. Idina Menzel

Two more top 40 hits for the Glee Cast, bringing their US total to 13. This is the first top 40 hit for Idina Menzel, currently guest starring on Glee. Menzel is best-known for her work on Broadway, appearing in Rent and Wicked (along with another notable Glee guest star, Kristin Chenoweth). Menzel almost had a top 40 hit at pop radio in 1998, when her single "Minuet" peaked at #48. She's appeared on the dance chart twice, hitting #5 with a dance remix of Wicked's "Defying Gravity" and #3 with a remix of her 2008 single "Gorgeous."


rcLoy said...

Yay! together with you about Alejandro~ Awesome song~
I was kinda hoping for Katy to top it since California Girls is such a pop gem~ Plus, OMG is losing its steam with me, we need a break from BEP. Hahaha
Go La Roux!

Paul said...

who knew Miley's slightly tuneless song would debut so high. It's growing on me that's for sure :) I haven't watched Glee for 3 weeks :/ I will catch up at some point but the thrill has oddly gone :(

ww_adh said...

RcLoy - Once California Gurls' airplay picks up more I think it will probably be #1.

Paul - Miley's new song hasn't won me over yet, but that could change. I'm sorry to hear you're not feeling Glee. I'm still quite enamored. I think it has a shot of winning the Emmy for best comedy, although I might give another new show--Modern Family--a slight edge. Defintely won't be 30 Rock for a 4th year in a row.