Thursday, May 26, 2011

Billboard Hot 100, June 4, 2011

1. Rolling in the Deep - Adele

It's a third week at #1 for Adele and "Rolling in the Deep," which earns Airplay Gainer for a fourth week in a row. She also claims the #1 spot on the Digital Songs chart for a third week, while reaching #2 with a bullet on the airplay chart. Her album, 21, spends a 5th consecutive week at #1 for 9 weeks total now as America's favorite album. The last album to spend that many consecutive weeks at #1 was last summer's Recovery by Eminem, which lodged 5 weeks-in-row at #1 and7 weeks total. Next record-holder (album-holder?) for 21 to take on is Taylor Swift's 2008 release Fearless, which spent 11 weeks at #1 including 7 consecutive weeks.

3. Give Me Everything - Pitbull feat. Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer

Pitbull climbs a notch to #3 with"Give Me Everything." That's just one notch below the #2 peak of his "I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)," which is Pitbull's highest reach on the Hot 100. Although he may appear to be closing on Adele, he's still got quite a ways to go, as "Give Me Everything" is selling about 80,000 copies less than "Rolling in the Deep" (about a third less in volume), according to Billboard, and trails at radio where the single is #6. This may be a #1 hit, but it will be a few weeks before it's a serious contender.

8. Party Rock Anthem - LMFAO feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock

"Party Rock Anthem," already a #1 hit in Britain, spends its first week in the US top 10, up 12 spots this week to #8. Already there's talk that this could be one of the big "hits of summer." We'll see--summer's biggest hit probably hasn't come out yet. The song is this week's Digital Gainer.

9. The Show Goes On - Lupe Fiasco

Rapper Lupe Fiasco scores his second and biggest top 10 hit, as "The Show Goes On" climbs 3 notches to #9. That beats the #10 peak of his first top 10 hit, the 2007 single "Superstar" featuring Matthew Santos.

12. Hair - Lady Gaga
(19. The Edge of Glory - Lady Gaga)

Lady Gaga's "Hair" debuts on the Hot 100 at #12. Although it misses a top 10 debut like her last three singles, this is still pretty decent when considering that it's just a preview track and not an official single. The shuffle of "The Edge of Glory" for "Judas" appears to be complete. At top 40 radio (Mediabase), "Judas" is nowhere to be seen, while "The Edge of Glory" has already reached the top 20. "Glory" takes a big dive on the Hot 100--down 16 spots from last week's #3 debut--but will likely regain some of that ground as its airplay continues to grow and sales return. "Hair" is Gaga's 11th top 40 hit.


Paul said...

i'm not a huge gaga fan but i sort of feel bad that Judas didn't do well and will probably be seen as her first real flop. even if selling that many and being top 10 is considered a flop (it's all relative)... It grows on me daily...

Project Mobius said...

I'm disappointed how big of a waste "Judas" was. Why did it fail? Who knows? However, I like the song very much, and think it still deserves to be played on the radio.

Also, I heard "Judas" on 20 @ 20 today, while I have not heard "The Edge of Glory". Just wanted to point out that the transition isn't quite complete yet!

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ww_adh said...

Paul - I agree. I really like "Judas," hence the #1 placement on my personal chart last week. I don't really understand why it flopped. It's bizarre.

Mobius - Sounds like you agree. What is 20@20?