1. Give Me Everything - Pitbull feat. Ne-Yo, Afrojack and Nayer
Pitbull scores his first UK #1 hit as lead artist as "Give Me Everything" climbs three spots to #1. Pitbull was #1 a month and a half ago as a guest rapper on Jennifer Lopez's "On the Floor," which is still in the top 10 (#10 this week). This is Ne-Yo's fourth appearance at #1 after his own singles "So Sick," "Closer" and "Beautiful Monster."
4. I Need a Dollar - Aloe Blacc
Nice climb for this song, up 5 more spots this week.
6. The Edge of Glory - Lady Gaga
8. Judas - Lady Gaga
13. Hair - Lady Gaga
16. Born This Way - Lady Gaga
It's a Lady Gaga world and we're just living in it. At least that's what it feels like looking at the chart this week, where the American singer lodges four singles in the top 20 this week on the eve of the release of her new album, Born This Way. "Judas" has basically flopped in the US, and while it looked like it was headed there in the UK, makes a nice turnaround this week, climbing back into the top 10 for a new peak at #8. Meanwhile it's replacement single, "The Edge of Glory" holds at #6, preview track "Hair" debuts at #13 and old single "Born This Way" rebounds nicely, up 8 spots to #16. Still, there's no #1 hit in this pack, which has to be disappointing.
27. Right There - Nicole Scherzinger feat. 50 Cent
Ms. Scherzinger returns with the third single from her debut album, Killer Love. Last time out, she landed her first #1 hit, "Don't Hold Your Breath." I'm skeptical this will match that success. In fact, the first time I heard it, I didn't particularly care for it, although it's grown on me since then.
29. We Don't Have to Take Our Clothes Off - Jermaine Stewart
Okay sure. Why not.
36. California King Bed - Rihanna
Rihanna's fourth Loud single is her 25th appearance in the top 40. Her last three singles have all been major hits. "Only Girl" and "What's My Name" hit #1 and while "S&M" reached #3, it's the fifth best-selling single so far this year.