Sunday, May 08, 2011

UK Singles Chart, 5/14/11

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

LMFAO gets a fourth week at #1 with "Party Rock Anthem," becoming the second-longest running #1 hit of the year behind Adele's 5 weeks with "Someone Like You." It's now lengthy run at the top has me somewhat perplexed. The song is fine but...4 weeks at #1? Really?

3. Where Them Girls At - David Guetta feat. Flo Rida and Nicki Minaj

Further proving his elite status among current hitmakers, David Guetta nabs yet another top 10 hit with the #3 debut of "Where Them Girls At." That gives him two top 10 hits at the moment, as his "Sweat" remix with Snoop Dogg falls a notch to #6.

9. Nobody's Perfect - Jessie J

Jessie J scores her third top 10 hit as "Nobody's Perfect" climbs 9 notches to #9. I expect it will continue to climb as the single gets additional promotion. The singer is definitely this year's hottest new act and has successfully crossed over to the US with her last single, "Price Tag," which may eventually reach the Billboard top 10.

10. I Need a Dollar - Aloe Blacc

American R&B singer Aloe Blacc scores his first top 10 hit with "I Need a Dollar." It's a cool song that manages to sound both retro and modern. With its soulful vocal and modern beat, it reminds me a lot of the sound of Moby's 1999 album, Play. The song is featured over the opening credits of HBO show How to Make It in America.

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

It's been awhile since Pitbull's had a hit of his own. He was #1 about a month ago on Jennifer Lopez's "On the Floor," and reached the top 10 last year as guest on Alexandra Burke's "All Night Long," Usher's "DJ Got Me Falling in Love" and Enrique Iglesias's "I Like It." But his own recent single, "Hey Baby (Drop it to the Floor)," stalled at #38. In contrast, "Give Me Everything" is pretty hot: rocketing up 13 notches this week, it's poised to reach the top 10 next week. If it can do that, it will give the rapper his third proper top 10 hit.

16. I Can - Blue

Remember Blue? They were a late-breaking boyband from 2001 that managed a string of 11 top 10 hits between then and 2004, include three #1s. Their members embarked on solo careers of varying success, collectively scoring 12 top 40 hits, but few top 10s. Now they reunite for that annual European tradition known as Eurovision, carrying the flag for Britain with this entry, which will also serve as the first single from their forthcoming comeback album. Surely a Blue comeback was just what everyone has been waiting for this year.

21. Time - Chase & Status feat. Delilah

Chase & Status offer up another great dance track, "Time," which climbs 17 spots this week. It's the duo's fourth top 40 hit.

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