Thursday, December 02, 2010

Billboard Hot 100, December 11, 2010

1. Raise Your Glass -P!nk

P!nk climbs a notch to #1, scoring her third #1 hit. She first hit #1 in 2001 as one of four women in the Moulin Rouge! ensemble performing a remake of "Lady Marmalade." She didn't get her second #1 hit until 2008 with "So What." This is the fifth week in a row that the Hot 100's #1 song has been something different, a period of turnover the chart saw around this time last year, when there was a 7-week stretch where the top song was something different.

2. Firework - Katy Perry

Katy Perry climbs 4 spots to #2 with "Firework," the third single from her album Teenage Dream, which last night was nominated for the Album of the Year Grammy. I think a week at #1 is a safe bet for this song.

4. Just the Way You Are - Bruno Mars
(10. Grenade - Bruno Mars)

Buoyed by the song's performance on Glee, Bruno Mars' former #1 hit rebounds 3 spots to #4. At the same time, his new single, "Grenade," enters the top 10 at #10, up 7 spots as this week's Digital Gainer. Both he and Rihanna each have two songs in the top 10 this week.

5. What's My Name - Rihanna (feat. Drake)
(3. Only Girl (in the World) - Rihanna)

Speaking of ol' Ri-Ri, she's up 3 to #5 and this week's airplay gainer with "What's My Name," her new single, while her previous one, "Only Girl," falls from #1 to #3.

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

Black Eyed Peas climb 3 spots to #9, becoming the group's 9th top 10 hit.

18. Tonight (I'm Loving You) - Enrique Iglesias (feat. Ludacris & DJ Frank E)

Enrique Iglesias debuts at #18 with "Tonight," the US follow-up to his top 5 hit "I Like It." Billboard is giving the song's clean title. There is another version titled "Tonight (I'm Fucking You)," which is probably selling more copies. It seems like a new trend now, following Cee Lo Green's "Fuck You," to cash in on selling pop songs with profanity. Probably not a good trend.

26. Stereo Love - Edward Maya (feat. Vika Jigulina)

"Stereo Love" was a hit all over Europe earlier this year, including a #4 hit in Britain, but it's not the kind of thing that would generally be big in the US. Yet here it is, making a strong 9-notch climb to #26. It's now top 20 at pop radio too. Surely this is the biggest pop hit from a Romania act ever.

32. Marry You - Glee Cast
40. Just the Way You Are - Glee Cast

This week's Glee singles aren't as big as the one from recent weeks' shows, but still give them two more top 40 hits. I've lost count of how many they've had, and I read that they recently surpassed the Beatles in terms of total Hot 100 appearances.


rcLoy said...

Go P!nk! I kinda dig Firework too but Katy sucks at singing live~ I cringe when she perform that song during the EMA, ugh. Do you think it's a good idea to make a best top10 song from Glee season 2 since there's so many gem in it? LOL

ww_adh said...

Katy Perry sounded awful when she was on SNL. Yes, I think making a list of the 10 best Glee songs so far this season sounds like a great idea. What would you pick? I'd have to put Teenage Dream at the top. I really liked both songs that Gwyneth Paltrow guested on. Empire State of Mind was great, as was the Britney week.

rcLoy said...

I have to agree. "Teenage Dream" is just dreamy :D I like "Marry You" and "Forget You" too. Can't leave out Kurt's cover of "I Wanna Hold Your Hand", its pretty brilliant. And of course, after the BEP massacre of "Time of My Life", Sam and Diana did a pretty darn good job with "(I've Had) The Time of My Life". Too sweet! :) Oh, the mash-up is pretty good too. OKOK, I think I've gone far too long here with the comments. LOL.