Thursday, July 07, 2011

Billboard Hot 100, July 16, 2011

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

I can't say I'm surprised to see this track at #1. It seemed inevitable that 2011's most hedonistic pop hit would prove to be a summer #1. LMFAO knocks Pitbull from #1 after just 1 week. Like that track, this song has already been #1 in the UK and looks like it will likely be #1 at top 40 radio quite soon. The group had minor hits with "I'm in Miami Bitch" and "La La La," which both peaked in the 50s. That makes this song by far their biggest hit, and it's a hit that seemed inevitable for them to have, considering that they started their career with the EP "Party Rock EP" in 2008, followed by the album Party Rock in 2009 and their new album Sorry for Party Rocking.

4. Last Friday Night (TGIF) - Katy Perry

Katy Perry holds at #4, but don't think this is no longer a #1 contender. I think it still has a shot, if not next week, then in late July once LMFAO's airplay starts to fade a bit. Katy Perry's track is red-hot at radio as this week's Airplay Gainer. It's #5 at top 40 radio, where it's been the fastest gaining track for some time (with LMFAO just behind).

9. Good Life - OneRepublic

OneRepublic gets a nice boost up nine places to #9 this week. Surprisingly, this is only the group's second top 10 hit, after their massive 2007 #2 hit "Apologize" with Timbaland. Although they didn't reach the top 10, the group has had three other really big hits that, despite not charting as high, showed amazing chart longevity: "Stop and Stare," "All the Rights Moves" and "Secrets."

10. Tonight Tonight - Hot Chelle Rae

The first time I heard this song, I thought it was really ridiculous. But like many such things, it's managed to grow on me, so I don't disparage the fact that the Nashville-based pop band has scored its first top 10 hit. Bit of trivia: the band's guitarist, Nash Overstreet, is brother to (former) Glee cast member Chord Overstreet.

[Pause to express annoyance over the fact that is showing last week's chart for #11-#20. Plus there's some really annoying candy ad wrapped around the whole page. Billboard's website sometimes is really REALLY annoying.]

29. Best Thing I Never Had - Beyonce

Remarkably, this song hasn't appeared in the top 40 until this week, when it jumped 29 places to #29. This is exactly the peak position of her last single, "Run the World (Girls)." "Best Thing I Never Had" is Beyonce's 21st top 40 hit.

[Can I say again how thoroughly annoyed I am that thinks it's more important to advertise candy than tell me what songs are at #11 through #20 this week. What a bunch of amateurs.]


Project Mobius said...

Here's #11 - #20!

11. Dirt Road Anthem - Jason Aldean
12. The Lazy Song - Bruno Mars
13. The Show Goes On - Lupe Fiasco
14. Just Can't Get Enough - TBEP
15. I'm On One - DJ Khaled & Others
16. Honey Bee - Blake Shelton
17. Stitch by Stitch - Javier Colon
18. Don't Wanna Go Home - Jason D.
19. On the Floor - Jennifer Lopez
20. Inventing Shadows - Dia F.

It's surprising how "Don't Wanna Go Home" hasn't become popular yet in America. I agree it's a little unfinished, but it's still a solid-sounding pop song that shouldn't be ignored by the general public.

rcLoy said...

Haha, I think its so cute that you find that annoying. Anyway, what do you think of The Voice's Javier's Stitch By Stitch?

twostepcub said...

I totally understand - I'm just as frustrated, if not more.. I'm actually a subscriber (get both the paper and online) and while they used to be right on the ball updating on Thursday early morning, these days they not only like yesterday wait until midday, but update the free site before the premium .biz site I freakin' pay for. I've written them but jeez I feel like a total dork doing so. Anyway cheers, I see you got 11-20.

ww_adh said...

Mobius - Thanks. #17 and #20 must be The Voice winner and runner-up? I didn't watch the show, so I don't. I agree "Don't Wanna Go Home" has struggled more than you'd expect. It's idling around #10-#11 at top 40 radio.

rcLoy - I haven't heard it. I didn't pay attention to The Voice. I like "Moves Like Jagger" though.

Twostepcub - I've also noticed that the update is coming later in the day, and don't like that either. If I was a subscriber, I'd be even more pissed. I don't think you should feel like a dork for writing them about it--you should get what you pay for.