Lady GaGa lands the 1000th #1 song on the Billboard Hot 100 with her new song "Born This Way" entering the Hot 100 atop the chart.This is Lady GaGa's 3rd #1 on the chart after her breakthrough singles "Just Dance" (3 weeks) and "Poker Face" (1 week) in 2008 and 2009. Yes, "Bad Romance" which impact is as big as her first two #1s stalled at #2 for seven non-consecutive weeks behind equally big hits "Empire State of Mind" by Jay-Z & Alicia Keys and "Tik Tok" by Ke$ha.
Cee Lo Green's "F*** You (Forget You)" climbs to a new peak at #7 this week, surpassing its #9 peak it earned last year when the song got a sales boost due to "Glee" exposure this time around the Grammy hype for the song helped the song rebound on the chart. And the song is not yet done as thank to American Idol exposure this week 'Forget You" is currently #2 on US iTunes while the original version is inside the top 10 too so I expect huge sales next week due to the combined sales of the clean and explicit version, I predict it will get the #2 spot next week which is amazing for this song which I never thought would be a hit because of the title.
Rihanna continues her winning streak as "S&M", her 3rd single from 'Loud", zooms #31-#8 continuing her streak of hits. "S&M" is Rihanna 15th Top 10 hit as lead artist and 18th overall including her featured credits ( Eminem's "Love The Way You Lie", Jay-Z's "Run This Town" and T.I's "Live Your Life").
Avril Lavigne's "What The Hell" rebounds #23 - #11 this week thus surpassing it debut rank (and peak) at #13 four weeks ago. If the song cracks the top 10 next week it will be Avril's first Top 10 hit since "Girlfriend" which topped the chart for a week in 2007.
Jay Sean's latest single "Hit The Lights" debuts at #18, this is Jay Sean's 4th Hot 100 entry and so far all of them went Top 40. "Down" was a #1 hit in 2009 while "Do You Remember" and "2012" peaked at #10 and #31 respectively.
Also entering the chart this week is Colbie Caillat's "I Do" at #23. This is Caillat 4th highest ranking so far after her monster hit "Bubbly" (peak: #5), "Fallin' For You" (#12) and "Realize" (#20). Her other songs that charted on the Hot 100 were "I Never Told You" and the Grammy winner for Best Pop Collaboration last year "Lucky" with Jason Mraz. Both song peaked at #48.
And yeah Glee has a slew of songs this week on the chart and this week also they surpasses Elvis Presley's record for most songs that charted on the Hot 100. The Glee cast has 113 while Elvis has 108 but this is really an apples and oranges comparison since technically the "Glee cast" is not really considered as one single artist and they have the advantage of releasing at least four songs per episode so Elvis' fans and chart geeks should really freak out with Glee beating Elvis, it's just a different case in a different time.
With the hordes of new entries this week, several songs dropped out this week including "Rhythm of Love" by the Plain White Ts which was still actually climbing the chart as it just earned its peak at #38 last week but the song is 21 weeks old last week so it went recurrent this week. However, this song still has a chance to re-enter if the song still has significant increase in airplay and/or sales.
Other songs dropping out this week are Trey Songz and Nicki Minaj's "Bottoms Up" (26 weeks, peak: #6), Far East Movement's "Like a G6" (26 weeks, peak: #1 for 3 weeks), OneRepublic's "Secrets" (33 weeks, peak: #21), Neon Trees' "Animal" (36 weeks, peak: #13), Mike Posner's "Please Don't Go" (20 weeks, peak: #16) and Willow Smith's "Whip My Hair" (16 weeks, peak #11). With "Animal" dropping out this week that leaves Taio Cruz's "Dynamite" (down #30-#37 this week) as the lone longest chart sitter with 37 weeks on the chart.
Here's the full list of the Billboard Hot 100 courtesy of Pulse Music Board