Maroon Five and Christina Aguilera scores their 2nd and 5th #1 hit respectively as Moves Like Jagger ascends #4-#1 this week on the Billboard Hot 100 dethroning Katy Perry's Last Friday Night which drops to #5 this week. The song debuted at #8 in July in the wake of its premiere on the US talent show "The Voice" where Maroon Five frontman Adam Levine and Christina Aguilera are mentors but after a strong start the song dropped as low as #63 but thanks to an increased in airplay plus TV performances of the song (notably America's Got Talent) Moves Like Jagger rebounded on sales which ultimately catapulted this song to #1. Moves Like Jagger is also the first #1 coming from a band since Coldplay's Viva La Vida topped the chart in 2008.
Maroon Five had their first #1 single in 2007 with Makes Me Wonder which then broke the record for the longest jump to #1 when it jumped #64 to #1 (it was broken five times and the current record holder is Kelly Clarkson's My Life Would Suck Without You for its #97-#1 jump in 2009). Their breakout singles This Love and She Will Be Loved both peaked at #5 in 2004.
On the other hand, this is Christina Aguilera's 5th #1 single and her first since 2001's Lady Marmalade which was a collaboratio with Lil Kim, Mya and Pink for the movie "Moulin Rouge". This is also Aguilera's first top 5 hit since Beautiful peaked at #2 in 2002. Her first three #1 hits were all from her debut album: Genie in a Bottle, What a Girl Wants and Come on Over which hit #1 from 1999-2000.
Foster the People's Pumped Up Kicks rises #7 to #3 which is very notable since this an alternative song from a new indie band and rock/alternative songs have struggled to reach the upper portions of the Hot 100. Is this the peak or will it go higher? Let's wait and see.
Adam Levine scored a double victory this week as he also lands a top 10 hit on his own this week as he is featured on the Gym Class Heroes track Stereo Hearts which rises #15-#10. Billboard notes that this is the first time in the Hot 100 history that someone have two songs in the top 10 at the same time as part of a band and a soloist.
Songs that will definitely enter the top 10 next week are Rihanna's Cheers (up #17-#11), Lady GaGa's You and I (up #35-#16) and Adele's Someone Like You (up #34-#19). The last two songs benefited from a live performance of the recent MTV Video Music Awards and notable Adele's song is currently on top of the US iTunes and has a strong shot of jumping all the way to #1 next week. Even if she doesn't the song will likely enter the top 3 which is pretty impressive for a ballad. Ballads haven't perform well on the Hot 100 recently and even red hot Rihanna failed as her solid California King Bed managed a #37 peak only this year (and the song drops out this week after 14 weeks on the chart).
The Band Perry's If I Die Young drops #14 to #15 this but marks its 40th week on the chart. The song's chart is slow but steady and I bet this song has a shot to come near or maybe match the all time longevity record of Jason Mraz's I'm Yours which stayed on the charts for 76 weeks.
Here is this week's Billboard Hot 100 as posted at Pulse Music Board: