Thursday, June 16, 2011

Billboard Hot 100, June 25, 2011

1. Rolling in the Deep - Adele (1)

Adele spends a sixth week at #1 on the Hot 100, equaling Lady Gaga's 6-week run for "Born This Way," and thus tying Gaga for longest-running #1 hit so far this year. Based on what I reported last week, this makes "Rolling in the Deep" the longest-running US #1 for a British female artist. "Rolling in the Deep" continues to be #1 on Radio Songs, Digital Songs, Pop Songs and Adult Pop Songs. Is there any doubt that we're looking at the defining hit of 2011? Unless something pretty amazing comes along in the 2nd half of the year, I think this is it.

Her album, 21, unseats Lady Gaga's Born This Way after 2 weeks at #1, giving 21 now 10 weeks total at the top. That's a pretty amazing run on the albums chart, considering that it's turnover at #1 is generally a weekly occurrence.

2. Give Me Everything - Pitbull feat. Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer (2)
3. Party Rock Anthem - LMFAO feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock (6)

Pitbull and LMFAO are starting to look competitive as possible songs to succeed Adele at #1. "Give Me Everything" is #2 at Radio Songs and Digital Songs, although he's still getting about 15 percent fewer audience impressions at radio and, although his sales are only 6 percent behind hers, they are now slipping (as are hers and faster though).

"Party Rock Anthem," a song that originally annoyed me but has grown on me, climbs three notches to #3 and is this week's Airplay Gainer.

6. The Edge of Glory - Lady Gaga (7)

Lady Gaga climbs another notch to #6. The song has turned into a significant hit at Top 40 radio, where it is currently the second-fastest gainer behind Katy Perry's new single "Last Friday Night (TGIF)." Gaga's video is set to debut tonight on Fox's So You Think You Can Dance reality show.

9. Dirt Road Anthem - Jason Aldean (feat. Ludacris) (23)

A country song in the top 10? That doesn't happen these days unless it's Taylor Swift, but Jason Aldean, who's best known for his John Deere ode "Big Green Tractor," has shown he's got an eye for pop sensibility too (his second-biggest hit was last year's Kelly Clarkson duet, "Don't You Wanna Stay"). This time he teams up with rapper Ludacris for a remix of this single, the sales of which accounts for about half of its total. Rappers and country artists don't sound like a typical combination, but remember that Nelly and Tim McGraw hit pay dirt with their 2004 collaboration, "Over and Over," which hit #3 on the Hot 100 and was a massive, massive hit at top 40 radio (10 weeks at #1). This is Aldean's first top 10 hit and this week's Digital Gainer.

10. Super Bass - Nicki Minaj (11)

A big round of applause is due Nicki Minaj this week, who finally scores her first top 10 hit as lead artist. Starting with last year's "Your Love," the singer has had four singles reach the top 40 (with "Your Love" and "Moment 4 Life" reaching the top 20), but none have breached the top 10, although Minaj has appeared in the top 10 on Trey Songz "Bottoms Up" (#6) and Britney Spears' "Till the World Ends" remix (#3).

14. Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall - Coldplay (29)

Last week I erroneously identified this as Coldplay's sixth top 40 hit. It is in fact their seventh (I forgot about "Lost+," which hit #40). This week the track climbs 15 notches to become their third top 20 hit. I expect it will drop next week, since it's not really showing well at radio. This climb is attributed to it getting a full week of sales, whereas last week was only a partial.

21. Honey Bee - Blake Shelton (19)
28. Country Girl - Luke Bryan (41)
29. Knee Deep - Zac Brown Band feat. Jimmy Buffett (38)

Lots of country in the top 40 this week. Must be selling well.

31. Last Friday Night (TGIF) - Katy Perry (63)

Katy Perry scores her 10th top 40 this week as her fifth Teenage Dream single ascends 32 places to #31. I expect the track will rocket up the chart--it could even become another #1. It's the fastest growing track at top 40 radio and is currently #1 at iTunes. With "E.T." still in the top 10 and "Firework" at #40, Perry has three tracks in the top 40 this week.


J.Mensah said...

You Americans and your country music, hehe! :)

Project Mobius said...

Yes... It's quite annoying in my opinion, but we've seen a few country-type artists delve into the mainstream, such as Taylor Swift and Lady Antebellum.