Thursday, December 23, 2010

Billboard Hot 100, January 1, 2011

1. Firework - Katy Perry

The first chart of the new year finds Katy Perry sitting pretty at #1 for a third week with "Firework," giving the single a week up from her last #1, "Teenage Dream," which spent 2 weeks at the top. I saw the video for this song this morning and it's wild, with Perry turning her breasts into a portable Fourth of July. That's quite a talent--no sexual overtones there. The song is this week's airplay gainer.

2. Grenade - Bruno Mars

Competition in the top 5 remains tight, with all 5 songs bulleted this week. All but Bruno Mars' "Grenade" have had a turn at the top spot, although I bet he gets his chance soon, as the song climbs another notch to #2.

9. 6 Foot 7 Foot - Lil Wayne feat. Cory Gunz

Lil Wayne just put out an album 3 months ago, but you won't find this new single on it. Apparently its from the forthcoming Tha Carter IV. The single debuts at #9 this week,

39. Hold My Hand - Michael Jackson feat. Akon

Michael Jackson scores his first US top 40 hit in over 9 years. His last couple were in 2001, when "You Rock My World" hit #10 and "Butterflies" hit #14.

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