Friday, November 18, 2011

Billboard Hot 100, November 26, 2011

1.(1) We Found Love - Rihanna (feat. Calvin Harris)

Rihanna spends a third week at #1 with "We Found Love." This is her 37th week at #1 (I erroneously said so last week, but it was only her 36th then). That ties her with Michael Jackson as the artist with the sixth-most weeks at #1. Leading that list is Elvis Presley and Mariah Carey, both with 79 weeks at #1. Among female acts, Rihanna is second behind Carey and just ahead of the 36 weeks Beyonce has spent at #1, the 33 weeks for Janet Jackson, and the 32 weeks for Madonna.

"We Found Love" is this week's Airplay Gainer, although I imagine next week that honor may fall to Rihanna's new single, "You Da One," which debuts at #73 on the Hot 100 this week and is up 3111 spins at top 40 radio this week, where it is currently #21.

4.(6) Without You - David Guetta (feat. Usher)

David Guetta and Usher are up two this week to #4, earning this week's Digital Gainer. This rise makes the song David Guetta's highest-charting hit in the US, surpassing the #5 peak of "Sexy Chick/Bitch."

9.(12) It Will Rain - Bruno Mars

Mars climbs two notches to #9, scoring his fourth top 10 hit as lead act, eighth top 10 hit overall including featured appearances.

10.(NEW) If This Was a Movie - Taylor Swift
13.(NEW) Ours - Taylor Swift
26.(NEW) Superman - Taylor Swift

When Swift's Speak Now was released last year, a special edition was available exclusively at Target with a second disc of bonus material, including three additional songs. A year after that release, those songs were made available as downloads this week, sending those three tracks into the top 40 this week. The biggest of them, "If This Was a Movie," becomes Swift's eighth release to debut inside the top 10 (a record). This is Swift's 10th top 40 hit. In total now, the country/pop singer has had 31 top 40 hits.

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