Thursday, August 04, 2011

Billboard Hot 100, August 13, 2011

1.(1) Party Rock Anthem - LMFAO (feat. Lauren Bennett)

LMFAO spends a fifth week at #1 with "Party Rock Anthem." That ties it with Katy Perry's "E.T." for the second-longest #1 run this year.

2.(2) Last Friday Night (TGIF) - Katy Perry

Speaking of Katy Perry, she spends a second week at #2 and is the Airplay Gainer for a third consecutive week. She is now #1 at pop songs, where she now holds the record for most #1s from one album (5 with this song). Of course, that chart is only about 20 years old, and the real record will be if she can achieve that feat on the Hot 100. On Pop Songs, Perry's five #1s from Teenage Dream hold the distinction of being five of the six songs with the highest weekly plays (along with Pitbull's "Give Me Everything"), although I think that speaks more about the number of top 40 stations right now than the songs themselves.

3.(4) Super Bass - Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj is in the top 3. Go Nicki!

5.(6) How to Love - Lil Wayne

Lil Wayne climbs into the top 5 this week, his second appearance there after his #1 hit "Lollipop."

9.(11) I Wanna Go - Britney Spears

Britney Spears climbs two notches to #9 to score her 11th top 10 hit. It's the third from her latest album, Femme Fatale, which is now her first album to score three top 10 hits.

12.(47) Otis - Jay-Z & Kanye West (feat. Otis Redding)

Get ready for Watch the Throne, the Jay-Z and Kanye West collaboration album out next week. It's second single, "Otis," makes a big jump into the top 40 this week, up 35 spots as this week's Airplay Gainer. The album's first single, "H.A.M.," peaked at #23.

18.(29) Pumped Up Kicks - Foster the People

This song is rising remarkably fast, up 11 notches to #18 this week.

21.(68) Marvins Room - Drake

Drake makes a big jump this week, up 47 spots to #21. This is his second single from his upcoming second album.

25.(41) Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5 (feat. Christina Aguilera)

"Moves Like Jagger" returns to the top 40 this week. The song initially peaked at #8 on the back of strong first-week sales. Now it's coming back with airplay and sales.

Lastly, it's another week of annoying advertising on the Hot 100. Last time I was really irritated it was Chevrolet. This week it's Starburst, whose banner ad makes the Hot

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