Thursday, September 01, 2011

Billboard Hot 100 - September 10, 2011

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

It's almost the end of summer, and we get an appropriately summery song to close it in "Moves Like Jagger," the second #1 hit for Maroon 5. It's a pretty remarkable turnaround for them. While their first two albums generated monster hits, their last album, Hands All Over, managed to yield only the #14 single "Misery." Until now that is, since the album was re-released in July with this track added.

This is also the fifth #1 hit for Christina Aguilera, who hasn't been at #1 in 10 years since she topped the quart as part of the "Lady Marmalade" quartet. She also scored three #1 hits from her self-titled 1999 debut. Not that they are rivals, but this puts Aguilera tied with Britney Spears in terms of #1s, after Spears has scored four of her five #1s in the last 3 years.

3.(7) Pumped Up Kicks - Foster the People

Ever wonder what it looks like to transition from being an "indie" pop band to just being a pop band? Well, here's your answer, as Foster the People makes another nice jump to #3. I just reviewed their album this week, which is really great. I think there are definitely more hits to come.

4.(6) Lighters - Bad Meets Evil (feat. Bruno Mars)

"Lighters" reaches a new peak position at #4.

5.(1) Last Friday Night (TGIF) - Katy Perry

Katy Perry takes a big dive from #1 this week. Frankly, I'm not surprised, as I think the song was probably barely #1 last week. Perry's had a single in the top 10 every week for the last 15 months. With no follow-up in sight yet, I think she's probably going to be ending that streak soon.

10.(15) Stereo Hearts - Gym Class Heroes (feat. Adam Levine)

Adam Levine pulls a nice trick this week, bookending the top 10 with his band's #1 hit and his solo guest turn on Gym Class Heroes' latest single at #10. This is the group's second top 10 hit after "Cupid's Chokehold," which hit #4 in 2007.

11.(17) Cheers (Drink to That) - Rihanna

"Moves Like Jagger" is the only perfect end-of-summer hit on the chart this week. Here's another, Rihanna's fifth top 40 from her fifth album Loud, which looks set to become another top 10 hit for her soon. The song is this week's digital gainer. It's certainly making up for Rihanna's last single, "California King Bed," which was a surprising flop in the US, peaking at #37.

12.(10) I Wanna Go - Britney Spears

I'm surprised to see this fall out of the top 10. It peaked at #7 a few weeks ago and although it's still climbing steadily at top 40 radio--where it may even become #1 soon--overall, it's not doing as well.

16.(35) You and I - Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga is the biggest mover within the top 40 this week, making a 19-spot jump to #16 with her 11th top 40 hit.

19.(34) Someone Like You - Adele

Also making a nice jump this week is Adele, with her follow-up to the recent #1 hit "Rolling in the Deep." "Someone Like You" was a #1 hit in Britain earlier this year, and now looks sure to be a big hit in the US too. I expect it will have a big jump again next week, since it's currently the #1 single at iTunes.

37.(56) In the Dark - Dev

American singer Dev scores her first solo top 40 hit this week as "In the Dark" makes a nice 19-point jump to #37. Prior to "In the Dark," Dev is best known for her vocal on last year's #1 hit from Far*East Movement, "Like a G6."

38.(44) Mr. Saxobeat - Alexandra Stan

I can't imagine there have been very many Romanians to score top 40 hits in the US. So it's pretty remarkable that there have been two this year. Late last year and early this year Romanians Edward Maya and Vika Jigulina had a top 20 hit with "Stereo Love." Now fellow countrywoman Alexandra Stan scores a top 40 hit with "Mr. Saxobeat," a song that's been #1 in many countries.


J.Mensah said...

But Christina isn't ahead of Britney, they both have 5 #1s. If you didn't count the s&m remix as a #1 for Britney, then surely this doesn't count for Christina?

ww_adh said...

Does that count for Britney? I'm not sure if it does, since it was just a remix, whereas Christina appears on the proper version of "Moves Like Jagger." I wonder whether Billboard counts "S&M" as a #1 for Britney?

J.Mensah said...

Well when it hit #1 didn't they credit it as Rihanna Featuring Britney Spears and say it was her fifth #1?

ww_adh said...

Well, isn't any help, since the chart histories in their artist profiles haven't been updated this year. But I suspect you're probably right.

Project Mobius said...

J. Mensah's right. Britney Spears was credited on "S&M" when it hit #1.

ww_adh said...

Okay. I edited the article to reflect that.