Thursday, October 07, 2010

Billboard Hot 100, 10/16/2010

1. Just the Way You Are - Bruno Mars

Bruno Mars spends a third week at #1 with "Just the Way You Are." His album, Doo-Wops & Hooligans, was released this week, and looks on track to top the Billboard 200 next week.

2. Like a G6 - Far*East Movement (feat. Cataracs and Dev)

Far*East movement climbs four spots to #2, proving that "Like a G6" is here to stay and not just a novelty. It's this week's airplay gainer. Over at the top 40 airplay chart, it's actually jumped over Rihanna's "Only Girl," despite that being one of radio's fastest growing hits.

3. Teenage Dream - Katy Perry
4. Just a Dream - Nelly

It's a tough top 4, as "Teenage Dream" regains its bullet and Nelly finally climbs into the top 5 with "Just a Dream," his first top 5 hit in 5 years.

11. Bottoms Up - Trey Songz (feat. Nicki Minaj)
(33. 2012 (It Ain't the End) - Jay Sean feat. Nicki Minaj)
(40. Letting Go - Sean Kingston feat. Nicki Minaj)
(42. What's Wrong with Them - Lil Wayne feat. Nicki Minaj)
(50. Check It Out - Will.I.Am & Nicki Minaj)

Nicki Minaj is quickly proving herself one of the Hot 100's hottest properties. The singer's first album is due next month, and she's yet to have a top 10 hit. Yet she has 5 singles in the top 5 this week, mostly as a featured artist.

16. Toxic - Glee Cast
(26. The Only Exception - Glee Cast)
(52. I'm a Slave 4 U - Glee Cast)
(53. Stronger - Glee Cast)
(54. Baby One More Time - Glee Cast)
(56. Me Against the Music - Glee Cast)

The Britney episode proves a hitmaker for the Glee Cast, giving them a total now of 21 top 40 hits. Four other singles debut just below the top 50, which Billboard is reporting means they've broken the record for the most debut singles in 1 week by a non-solo artist.

17. Gonorrhea - Lil Wayne (feat. Drake)

One of the oddities of the on-line version of the Hot 100 is that whatever program generates the artist pictures that go with the singles often gets it wrong. This morning, this single appeared with a picture of Madonna. Was that some sort of editorial comment Billboard?

25. The Only Exception - Paramore

The appearance of their song on Glee also benefits the Paramore original, which climbs 32 notches to #25. They appear one notch above the Glee version, a similar twist to last week when the original "Billionaire" appeared 2 notches above the Glee version.


John said...

I think Robbie hit it on the head when he said this morning that it's a leftover from when he appeared on "Revolver" with Madonna.

ww_adh said...

Who's Robbie?

Paul said...

Robbie from Chartrigger...

And Nicki Minja needs to realise that ubiquitousness can quickly turn into over kill!

On the plus side (though i have no interest in the far east movement), Far East Movement have a new song with one of my fave new Swedish vocalists Mohombi. Youtube his Bumpy Ride...