Thursday, September 22, 2011

Billboard Hot 100, October 1, 2011

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

Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera spend a third week at #1, after having bumped Adele from the top spot last week. "Moves Like Jagger" is the third #1 hit this year to spend nonconsecutive weeks at #1, after Bruno Mars' "Grenade" and Katy Perry's "E.T." It's a phenomenon that feels much more common in recent years. Last year there were 3 such #1 hits, 2 in 2009, 5 in 2008, and 2 in 2007. But none in 2006 and 2003 and only 1 in 2005 and 2004.

2.(2) Someone Like You - Adele

Adele holds at #2, still bulleted though, earning this week's Airplay Gainer. I'm still thinking this will return to #1 sometime soon. The song's airplay has quickly caught up with its sales: it's #2 on Digital Songs and #9 on Radio Songs this week.

5.(6) Stereo Hearts - Gym Class Heroes (feat. Adam Levine)

Gym Class Heroes moves into the top 5, giving Adam Levine two top 5 this week. One more notch and it will tie the peak of the 'Heroes biggest hit, "Cupid's Chokehold."

7.(11) You Make Me Feel... - Cobra Starship (feat. Sabi)

They fell out of the top 10 last week only to return this week at a new peak. This now ties "Good Girl Gone Bad" as their highest-charting single.

8.(10) Cheers (Drink to That) - Rihanna

Could Rihanna be any hotter? After scoring her 10th #1 hit earlier this year with "S&M," the singer continued to churn out hit singles from Loud. But she's not stopping there! Her 6th album is coming November 21, and its first single, "We Found Love," was just released today. Meanwhile, "Cheers," her 19th top 10 hit, continues to climb the chart, up two spots this week.

15.(23) Without You - David Guetta (feat. Usher)

David Guetta may be on his way to scoring his biggest US hit. His current high-water mark is "Sexy Bitch/Chick," which hit #5 last year. Teaming up with Usher was a smart move. "Without You" is the most winning single I've heard from Guetta this year (and he's all over the place, so that's really saying something). The track is this week's Digital Gainer.

16.(NEW) Paradise - Coldplay

The British singles chart may not be able to figure out how to credit Coldplay with its sales of "Paradise," but thankfully Billboard doesn't have that problem, and thus "Paradise" becomes the band's 8th top 40 hit.

25.(50) Sexy and I Know It - LMFAO

LMFAO follows up their recent #1 hit, "Party Rock Anthem," with this new track, which makes a surprising surge into the top 40 this week, up 25 spots. This is a mostly sales-driven move, as the track hasn't really impacted at radio yet.

35.(18) Mr. Know It All - Kelly Clarkson

After debuting at #18 last week, Kelly Clarkson takes a big tumble down 17 spots to #35 this week. This could still rebound and be a hit, but I'm not sure. It's really taking off at radio like you'd expect it would.

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