Thursday, November 18, 2010

Billboard Hot 100, November 27, 2010

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

With this week's chart, the Hot 100 2010 chart year comes to a close. Returning to #1 is Far*East Movement's "Like a G6," spending a third nonconsecutive week at #1, a run interrupted by Ke$ha and Rihanna. After Usher's "OMG," this is the second single this year to have an interrupted run at the top.

2. Only Girl (in the World) - Rihanna

Next week will be this single's best chance yet to hit #1, as it climbs to a new peak at #2. That her album Loud is out this week and sure to top the Billboard 200 next week should only raise its profile.

4. Raise Your Glass - P!nk

P!nk's "Raise Your Glass" climbs 3 spots to #4, becoming her fifth top 5 hit. Previously she's hit #1 with "Lady Marmalade" and "So What" and #4 with "Most Girls" and "Get the Party Started."

7. What's Your Name - Rihanna (feat. Drake)

So here's something very strange. "What's Your Name" falls from #1 to #7 this week, yet it's shown as "bulleted," meaning that its one of the singles whose airplay and sales has shown the biggest gains over the previous week. Meanwhile, four tracks that charted lower than "What's Your Name" last week appear higher on the chart this week yet are not bulleted, including this week's #1 single (as well as Bruno Mars, Nelly and Ke$ha). How is this possible? It really makes no sense to me. I've actually submitted a question about this to Ask Billboard. We'll see tomorrow if they address it. I'm guessing it has something to do with vastly different sales and airplay tallies. "What's Your Name" had a sales surge last week, but dropped off a lot this week. Meanwhile, the single's airplay has continued to grow and earns this week's Airplay Gainer.

8. Teenage Dream - Glee Cast (feat. Darren Criss & the Tufts Unversity Beezlebubs)

Glee scores a major pop hit this week as "Teenage Dream" debuts at #8 to become the show's second top 10 hit. They haven't had one since "Don't Stop Believin'" from the show's 2009 spring pilot hit #4. Although it charts lower, "Teenage Dream" sold more, moving 214,000 copies to become Glee's biggest 1-week sales tally. 17Of course, the song has minimal airplay, hence the lower chart placement even though it is this week's top seller. The song, from the episode "Never Been Kissed" helped make guest star Darren Criss an overnight sensation for his role as Blaine who sings lead on this. Really looking forward to hearing more from him.

12. The Time (Dirty Bit) - Black Eyed Peas

Black Eyed Peas debut at #12 with their new single, "The Time (Dirty Bit)," the first release from their upcoming album, The Beginning. It interpolates the 1987 #1 hit "I've Had (The Time of My Life)" by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes, made famous as the theme from the hit film Dirty Dancing. This is the group's 14th top 40 hit.

17. Stuck Like Glue - Sugarland

Country duo Sugarland climb 8 notches this week, earning the Digital Gainer.


Paul said...

so pleased Pink is doing well with that song. It's so much fun. Ditto the Glee version of Teenage Dreams...

ww_adh said...

I was surprised to see Pink make such an assertive climb into the top 5. Good for her!