Thursday, September 09, 2010

Billboard Hot 100, 9/18/2010

1. Teenage Dream - Katy Perry

Katy Perry climbs a notch, scoring her third #1 hit. "Teenage Dream" is on its way to becoming as hot as its predecessor, the #1 summer jam "California Gurls." It's a huge hit at pop radio, where it has over 11,000 spins this week and is gaining nearly 2000 over last week. It's this week's airplay gainer and has been #1 at digital songs. Perry is the third artist to score a second #1 hit this calendar year, after Eminem and Rihanna.

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

Speaking of which, Rihanna and her buddy Eminem fall from #1 to #2 this week after 7 weeks at the top, making "Love the Way You Lie" the second longest-running #1 hit of the year after Ke$ha's 10-week run with "Tik Tok." It's also the second longest-running #1 hit for Eminem, behind his 12 weeks for "Lose Yourself" and ties Rihanna's "Umbrella" for her longest stay at the top.

4. Just the Way You Are - Bruno Mars

Bruno Mars climbs two spots to #4 with "Just the Way You Are," the most likely challenger to Perry's new #1 hit. Mars is #1 at iTunes now and this single is also quite hot at radio.

9. Just a Dream - Nelly

It's been awhile since Nelly's had a hit. His last top 10 single was "Grilz," a #1 hit in early 2006. The singles from his last album were a real flop. Only one--"Party People"--managed to reach the top 40 and that one was just barely, actually hitting #40. "Just a Dream" is a pretty decent single, and radio friendly too--it's in the top 20 at top 40 radio.

10. California Gurls - Katy Perry feat. Snoop Dogg

Perry bookends the top 10 this week, spending what is likely her last week in the top 10 with "California Gurls."

19. Deuces - Chris Brown feat. Tyga & Kevin McCall

Are fans ready to forgive Chris Brown? He climbs 5 spots to #19 with "Deuces," the first single from his fourth album, Fan of a Fan. His last album, Graffiti, sold a fraction of what either of his other two did, and its biggest single, "I Can Transform Ya," peaked at #20, and that felt really generous.

21. Like a G6 - Far*East Movement feat. Cataracs and Dev

Does this actually qualify as a song? I just listened to the 30 second clip on iTunes and heard a bunch of hollow synth chords, some beats, a rapper and a girl, but none of it sounded very musical. This is apparently a big hit though, climbing 20 notches this week. "G6" is apparently short for "Gulfstream G650," a type of jet plane (I was hoping it would be one of those UN groups).

33. Fuck You! - Cee Lo Green

Well isn't this a pleasant way to end the summer. Messages don't get any plainer than this. Actually, it's a pretty decent song--really. If the kiddies are around, put on the radio version, "Forget You." Cee Lo is best known as part of Gnarls Barkley. This Cee Lo's first solo top 40 hit. With Gnarls Barkley, he had a #2 hit in 2006, "Crazy."

2 comments:

John said...

I heard a third version of Cee Lo's record today called "Eff You", and I think it's the better of the edited versions. As for Far East Movement, I'm a fan. The track isn't a lyrical masterpiece, but damn it's catchy.

ww_adh said...

Okay. Maybe I'll listen to the whole thing then.