Thursday, October 13, 2011

Billboard Hot 100, October 22, 2011

1. (1) Someone Like You - Adele

Adele nabs the top spot on the Hot 100 for a third week. That gives her 10 weeks total atop the chart this year--the most of any artist. She's just ahead of the 9 weeks for Katy Perry and well ahead of the 6 weeks for Lady Gaga. "Someone Like You" is this week's Airplay Gainer, but it's been kept from #1 on the radio chart by Maroon 5, which has ruled that chart for the last 3 weeks.

Just like "Rolling in the Deep," "Someone Like You" is a multi-format smash: this week it's #2 on Pop Songs, #10 on Adult Contemporary (where "Rolling in the Deep" is #1 this week for the 17th consecutive week), #1 on Adult Pop Songs, #30 on Dance Club/Play Songs, #26 on Rock Songs, and #48 on Latin Songs (don't get why she's charting on Latin charts).

Finally, this week its download sales surpassed 2,000,000 units, which I guess makes it double-platinum. "Rolling in the Deep" is the year's biggest selling track, with over 5 million units sold.

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

"Pumped Up Kicks" spends a 7th consecutive week at #3. Billboard reported that's the third-longest a song has spent at #3 as a peak position, tied with H-Town's "Knocking Da Boots" (1993) and behind the 11 weeks for Real McCoy's "Another Night" (1994) and 8 week's for LL Cool J's "Hey Lover" (1995).

30.(62) 5 O'Clock - T-Pain (feat. Wiz Khalifa and Lily Allen)

T-Pain hit #33 with "Best Love Song" from his upcoming fourth album RevolveR, but apparently that wasn't an "official" single, which this single is. This is T-Pain's 9th top 40 hit as lead artist; he's also had 20 as featured artist.

Perhaps more interesting is the fact that this is Lily Allen's first appearance in the top 40. Although she's had 10 top 40 hits in Britain, the closest she's come in the US was #49 for "Smile." The song is this week's Digital Gainer.

39.(43) Fly - Nicki Minaj (feat. Rihanna)

Nicki Minaj scores her sixth top 40 single from her album Pink Friday, a string of hits begun well over a year ago with "Your Love" (#14), "Check It Out" (#24), "Right Thru Me" (#26), "Moment 4 Life" (#13), and "Super Bass" (#3). It's her 14th top 40 hit overall, all of which were earned either this year or last.

This is Rihanna's 5th top 40 hit as a featured artist, bringing her top 40 tally to 26 singles.

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