Thursday, December 16, 2010

Billboard Hot 100, December 25, 2010

1. Firework - Katy Perry

Katy Perry's "Firework" stays at #1 for the final week of calendar year 2010, making "Firework" the US "Christmas" #1 (although that's not a big deal here like it is in the UK). "Firework" is the first single to spend consecutive weeks at #1 since "Like a G6" was #1 Oct. 30 and Nov. 6. When adding the 6 weeks at #1 for "California Gurls" and the 2 weeks for "Teenage Dream," Katy Perry spent the second-most weeks at #1 this year, tied with Ke$ha:

1. 14 weeks - Rihanna (7 Love the Way You Lie, 5 Rude Boy, 1 What's My Name, 1 Only Girl
2. 10 wks - Katy Perry (6 California Gurls, 2 Teenage Dream, 2 Firework)
T. 10 wks - Ke$ha (9 Tik Tok, 1 We R Who We R)
4. 8 wks - Eminem (7 Love the Way You Lie, 1 Not Afraid)
5. 6 wks - Bruno Mars (4 Just the Way You Are, 2 Nothin' on You)
T. 6 wks - Snoop Dogg (6 California Gurls)

2. What's My Name - Rihanna (feat. Drake)
3. Grenade - Bruno Mars

It's going to be tight competition to see who scores the first #1 hit of 2011 with the top 3 songs bulleted this week. Rihanna climbs at notch to #2 and wins the Airplay Gainer with her former #1 hit. Bruno Mars is up 2 spots to #3 with "Grenade."

18. That's All She Wrote - T.I. (feat. Eminem)

The potent combination of T.I. and Eminem gives them both a top 20 hit this week. This is from T.I.'s most recent album, No Mercy, out last week. Although this is not an official single from the album (as yet), it got cherry picked from the album cuts to become the highest-charting track from the album. Considering that T.I. is currently in jail, the album will lack standard promotion.

19. We No Speak Americano - Yolanda be Cool feat. Dcup

The Romanians have a top 20 hit!


Paul said...

i've often wondered why the US Christmas number one isn't such a big deal? Is it because the charts move slightly slower for new hits there?

Katy does not deserve a number one with that track, but what can you do?!

ww_adh said...

Paul - You're so right about Katy. The song's actually starting to grow on me a bit, since I hear it so much. It's still not as good as her other singles though.

I'm not entirely sure why the Christmas #1 isn't a big deal in the US. I guess it just never has been. The charts not moving as fast could be one reason, although that's been changing lately. Generally, buyers have never paid as much attention to new singles as new albums, although again, with iTunes, that's changing, since we're seeing big sales debuts on the chart now. I guess it's just never been a "thing."