Thursday, December 15, 2011

Billboard Hot 100, December 24, 2011

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

Rihanna commands the Hot 100's top spot for a 7th consecutive week with "We Found Love." The run ties Adele's 7-week run with "Rolling in the Deep" for 2011's longest-running #1 hit. The song also ties Rihanna's "Umbrella" and "Love the Way You Lie," as her longest-Running #1.

3.(3) It Will Rain - Bruno Mars

Bruno Mars is the airplay gainer, again, but it's still not enough to move him past LMFAO and Rihanna. As "We Found Love" continues to lose ground, competition for the next #1 is stiff.

4.(9) The One that Got Away - Katy Perry

Katy Perry climbs five notches to #4, her 8th single to reach the top 5. It's the 6th top 5 hit from Teenage Dream, moving her album into the very exclusive sphere of albums that have scored 6 top 5 hits: only two others have achieved this, Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814 (1989) and George Michael's Faith (1987). The push is on to see this single hit #1. This week, it's price was cut to $0.69. Next week, a new remix with B.o.B will be released. Personally, I love this song. I hope it makes it.

10.(11) 5 O'Clock - T-Pain (feat. Wiz Khalifa & Lily Allen)

This single debuted at #6 on the UK singles chart this week and also enters the US top 10. This is Lily Allen's first appearance in the top 10 and Wiz Khalifa's fourth.

12.(NEW) We Are Young - Glee Cast

I'm behind in my Tivo queue, so I haven't actually seen the most recent episode of Glee yet, but this must be great, since it gives the show another big hit. It's a cover of a song from the group fun, yes "fun" is the band's name.

17.(35) Red Solo Cup - Toby Keith (zzzzz) The Digital Gainer and biggest mover within the top 40 this week.

21.(37) Set Fire to the Rain - Adele

So she's not the biggest mover of the week, but Adele still makes a nice 16-notch jump to #21 with "Set Fire to the Rain," her third single from 21, which is topping all sorts of year-end lists. Adele's first #1 hit, "Rolling in the Deep," holds on to the top 40 at #40 while her most recent #1 hit, "Someone Like You," is still in the top 10 at #7.

23.(19) You Da One - Rihanna

It's possible this won't actually be a hit. The track has had an odd trajectory on the chart, buoyed at first by great out-of-the-box sales and a strong first-week airplay push, it's faltered ever since. It's growth at top 40 has slowed significantly. Expect another new Rihanna single very soon as this may be her "Judas."

38.(48) Domino - Jessie J

Jessie J scores her second top 40 hit, the follow-up to "Price Tag," which reached #23.


That_One_Guy said...

I think "You Da One" will pick up after "We Found Love" starts to lose ground. I think they're stalling the release of the music video because "We Found Love" has become a bigger hit than expected.

I dig "YDO" it has a "What's My Name?" vibe that is not very present on the current charts.

Oh, and I am rather excited about "Set Fire to The Rain"'s trajectory. This may actually be another #1 hit. There is no music video for it, no real promotion (surely the year-end charts are keeping Adele and '21' in everyone's mind), but the song is already in the top 10 digitally. It may be interesting to see this move up as the other two have to date.

Great song, it would certainly deserve it.

Thanks for the chart update! ={D

ww_adh said...

Your observations about Adele are in sync with something I plan to write soon. Stay tuned.