Monday, July 04, 2011

UK Singles Chart, July 9, 2011

1. Don't Wanna Go Home - Jason Derulo

Second week at #1 for Derulo's "Don't Wanna Go Home." Since his "In My Head" only got 1 week at #1, this is now his biggest chart performer.

3. Best Thing I Never Had - Beyonce

Beyonce lands at #1 on the albums chart this week, while simultaneously scoring a top 5 hit with the album's second single, "Best Thing I Never Had," which outperforms the rather disappointing #11 peak of its first single, "Run the World (Girls)." This is Beyonce's 16th top 10 hit.

7. The Edge of Glory - Lady Gaga

Gaga's up another notch to #7. One more notch up and she'll match the song's original #6 peak when it came out 7 weeks ago.

9. Last Friday Night (TGIF) - Katy Perry

Katy Perry scores her fifth top 10 hit from Teenage Dream--9th top 10 single overall.

10. Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall - Coldplay
(40. In My Place - Coldplay)

Coldplay's latest does quite the boomerang this week. After debuting at #6 just 3 weeks ago, the song had plummeted to #42 last week, now it shoots up 32 spots to #10. Credit for the feat goes to the band's Saturday night appearance at this year's Glastonbury music festival (for which Beyonce's chart fortunes this week were surely also helped). In addition to sending them back into the top 10, the band's catalog got mined quite a bit making several chart appearances this week, even sending 2002's #2 hit "In My Place" back into the top 40 at #40.

18. Notorious - The Saturdays

Up another 3 notches. Apparently this song has staying power after all.

21. Set Fire to the Rain - Adele

This single is out officially this week. Will be interesting to see what that does for the song. From what I've seen, it's not expected to reach the top 10, although I really hope it does.

23. Run the World (Girls) - Beyonce
33. Irreplaceable - Beyonce

Beyonce's other singles in the top 40, no doubt Glastonbury faves.

2 comments:

Project Mobius said...

With "Notorious", it also helps that the song is much cheaper than the other songs there; 40 pence less, as a matter of fact.

ww_adh said...

That's an annoying way to get a hit. I remember in 2001 that was why Mariah Carey's "Loverboy" hit #2--it was selling for just $1, which I know is common today, but back then most singles were $3-$5.