Thursday, July 22, 2010

Billboar Hot 100, July 31, 2010

1. Love the Way You Lie - Eminem feat. Rihanna

Eminem scores his second #1 hit this year, as "Love the Way You Lie" supplants Katy Perry's "California Gurls" after 6 weeks at the top of the Hot 100. "Love the Way You Lie" is Eminem's fourth #1 hit overall, after 2002's "Lose Yourself," last year's "Crack a Bottle" and May's "Not Afraid," currently at #11 although bulleted, due to a resurgence at radio. That "Love the Way You Lie" is the second #1 hit from Recovery, makes that album the first by the rapper to generate two #1s. This is Rihanna's 7th #1 hit, which ties her with Beyonce's seven #1 hits. They lead the current crop of popular female pop artists in terms of #1s. This is Rihanna's second #1 hit as a featured guest after "Live Your Life," her #1 hit from 2008 with T.I. "Love the Way You Lie" makes both Eminem and Rihanna simultaneously the first artists this year to score a second #1 hit. The song should be #1 at top 40 radio in a couple of weeks; it's currently #5 and gaining over 2,000 spins a week.

4. Dynamite - Taio Cruz

It's looking like B.o.B. and Hayley Williams' "Airplanes" is going to have to be content with peaking at #2. Will the same fate befall Taio Cruz's "Dynamite," the follow-up to his #1 "Break Your Heart?" We shall see. This song is still growing, so I wouldn't count it out, but I think "Love the Way You Lie" could have a long run at #1.

8. I Like It - Enrique Iglesias feat. Pitbull

Enrique Iglesias is enjoying his first top 10 hit in 9 years with "I Like It," which entered the top 10 last week and holds at #8 this week. This is his fourth top 10, after his #1 hits "Bailamos" and "Be With You" and 2001's #3 hit "Hero."

13. Impossible - Shontelle

Shontelle climbs three spots to #13. Will she make the top 10? Maybe, but it could be iffy. This track is top 10 at pop radio, but showing signs of rapid decline.

19. DJ Got Us Falling in Love - Usher feat. Pitbull

Having apparently exhausted the hit potential of Raymond vs. Raymond with #1 hit "OMG," Usher's follow-up is a new single from the upcoming companion EP Versus. The frenetic, clubby song is an instant smash, debuting at #19 this week. It's certainly another potential #1 hit for the R&B/pop singer. This is Usher's 22nd top 40 hit.

28. Misery - Maroon 5

Maroon 5 scores their 7th top 40 hit with "Misery," the first single from their third album, Hands All Over. The single is up 16 notches this week.

36. The Only Exception - Paramore

Paramore's lead singer Hayley Williams has been enjoying a firm spot in the top 10 the last couple months as the featured vocalist on B.o.B.'s "Airplanes." Finally her band catches up a bit as "The Only Exception" finally breaks into the top 40. This is the band's third top 40 hit.


rcLoy said...

I love all the songs that you reviewed on Hot 100 today! High5! That Usher song is exceptionally good (Yay) Maroon 5 deserve another #1 and The Only Exception needs a better chart position. :)

Paul said...

Basically I'm quite pleased with #4, #8 and #28 (particularly the latter)... I haven't even heard that Eminem song. I'm so out of touch!!

J.Mensah said...

Paul you haven't heard it and I can't avoid it--it's on the radio ALL THE TIME! What a world!

ww_adh said...

rcLoy - Thanks. The new Usher song is cool. I think it will be another big hit for him.

Paul - I'm surprised you haven't heard "Love the Way You Lie." It's #3 in the UK this week.

J.Mensah - My thought exactly.