Sunday, April 03, 2011

UK Singles Chart, April 9, 2011

1. On the Floor - Jennifer Lopez feat. Pitbull

Jennifer Lopez claims the #1 crown form Adele with "On the Floor," her third #1 hit. After struggling to find a hit with her last album--her first to lack a top 10 hit--Lopez is back in a big way with this new single from her upcoming album Love?. The song features rapper Pitbull, who scored three top 10 hits last year as a featured artist, although this is his first appearance on a #1 hit. "On the Floor" moved 130,000 copies, the second-highest tally for a #1 hit so far this year behind Bruno Mars' 145,000 copies sold for "Grenade" during its first week at #1.

2. Someone Like You - Adele

Thus Adele's "Someone Like You" is knocked to #2, but it achieves the significant feat this week of becoming the year's best-selling single. On the albums chart, 21 extends its run at #1 to 10 consecutive weeks. In terms of consecutive weeks at #1, 21 is now tied for second place with Dire Straits' Brothers in Arms (1986) and Adam & the Ants' Kings of the Wild Frontier (1981). The record is held by Bob Marley's Legend (1984), which spent 12 consecutive weeks at #1. In terms of total weeks at #1, she's in a 6-way tie for 11th place; the leader is 15 weeks, shared by Phil Collins' ...But Seriously (1989) and Spice Girls' Spice (1996). Judging from the new release schedule, she should get 1 more week at #1 before she has to take on Foo Fighters.

3. Party Rock Anthem - LMFAO feat. Lauren Bennett & Goon Rock

LMFAO made it to #1 last year as a featured artist on David Guetta's "Gettin' Over You." On their own, they reached the top 10 with "I'm in Miami Bitch" a few years ago. Now they are back with their biggest hit yet, "Party Rock Anthem," which climbs 19 notches to #3 this week.

8. Broken Record - Katy B

On the eve of the release of her debut album, On a Mission, Katy B scores her third top 10 hit. It follows "Katy on a Mission" and "Lights," which both reached the top 5.

12. E.T. - Katy Perry feat. Kanye West

Nice jump for Katy Perry and Kanye West as "E.T." glides up 17 notches to #12. Her last three singles peaked at #1, #2 and #3.


John said...

The number of countries that "On the Floor" has reached number one is pretty stunning. Is it JLo's rep or is it strictly the RedOne production?

Project Mobius said...

I think On The Floor is an awesome song. However, does it deserve to be in front of Someone Like You for more than its premiere week? I think not. In the US, this song didn't get big until the music video was played on American Idol, which tens of millions watch.

ww_adh said...

That is pretty impressive. I wonder if that makes it her biggest hit, globally speaking? I wouldn't think JLo alone would drive such a big comeback and, for most of the world, I wouldn't think her American Idol stint would make much difference.