Thursday, June 30, 2011

Billboard Hot 100, July 9, 2011

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

I didn't think we'd see this. I was sure when "Give Me Everything" failed to top the chart last week that it's chance at #1 was over. But I'm proven wrong, as the single climbs a notch to #1, ending Adele's 7-week run at #1 with "Rolling in the Deep."

"Give Me Everything" is Pitbull's first #1 hit, surpassing the #2 peak of his previous biggest hit, 2009's "I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)." Counting his guest appearances, the song is the Cuban-American rapper's 7th top 10 hit. It's the first top 10 and #1 hit for Afrojack (the song's producer) and Nayer, and Ne-Yo's second #1.

4. Last Friday Night (TGIF) - Katy Perry

If you thought this would be #1 this week, don't feel too let down. The song's upward sales momentum cooled a bit this week--it still #1 on Digital Songs, but lost its bullet. It's airplay is really picking up though, as the song jumps from #21 to #11 on Radio Songs as this week's Airplay Gainer. This song is definitely still a #1 contender.

5. Super Bass - Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj scores her first top 5 hit this week as "Super Bass" rises three notches to #5. It's rare that an album's fifth single becomes its biggest hit, but not unprecedented. In fact, it could bode rather well for Minaj, if you consider that none other than Madonna saw the fifth single from her first album--Madonna's "Lucky Star"--become the singer's biggest hit at the time when it also became her first top 5 hit.

8. Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5 feat. Christina Aguilera

I'm not watching The Voice, but apparently it's become a pretty big hit. Certainly re-energizing the career of Christina Aguilera, who lost year bombed quite spectacularly with the release of her fourth album, Bionic, which yielded not a single top 10 hit. It's not hurting Maroon 5's Adam Levine either, who sees his band score its fourth top 10 hit, a feat none of the singles from last year's album has achieved. This is Aguilera's ninth top 10 hit.

10. How to Love - Lil Wayne

Lil Wayne's most pop-oriented single yet climbs into the top 10, up three this week to #10.

29. I Wanna Go - Britney Spears

Videos seem to be really working magic again lately. Britney released her video for "I Wanna Go" this last week, and suddenly her new single is an instant hit, climbing 60 notches this week to enter the top 40 at #29 as this week's Digital Gainer. This is Spears's 20th top 40 hit (that doesn't count her appearance on the remix of Rihanna's "S&M," which I don't think should count).


Paul said...

viva maroon 5 - who knew the voice would save their career?! Or at least Adams who will probably go solo now...

ww_adh said...

Him going solo would be a great idea. I think I do like the new song.