Thursday, May 28, 2009

Bullets: This Week's Billboard Hot 100

  • Charice's Note to God debuts at #44, too bad it missed the top 40 but hey at least it charted but too bad it will fall out next week since the song is not selling well anymore this week in the digital songs download scene. Sad. At least she charted
  • Several new entries from American Idol 8 as expected. I'm a bit annoyed with that since most of the studio versions of their performances will fade fast anyway and their entrance of the charts forced some songs to go down and some go recurrent ahead of its time. But hey that's the rule. The coronation song "No Boundaries" debuts at #11, way low from last season's #3 bow for The Time of My Life but at least it was higher than season 6's "This is My Now" #15 debut and peak. Ironically, when AI stopped releasing physical CD singles for the coronation songs they failed to reach the top unlike the first five seasons which sals boost from the physical CD singles to push their songs to #1 (4/5 debuted at #1 and the one who didn't debut at #1 (Kelly Clarkson's A Moment Like This) made a huge leap to #1 anyway. So what does it say, huh?

  • Despite the plethora of AI8 songs on the chart, two songs had better debut! The rendition of "Don't Stop Believing" by the cast of the upcoming comedy-musical US show GLEE (which I liked by the way) entered the chart at #4 while Linkin Park's New Divide from the OST of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen starts its chart life at #6. I like both songs and I'm glad with their performances
  • Jason Mraz's I'm Yours spends its 58 week on the Hot 100. Could he beat the all-time record for longest staying on the Hot 100 ever? The record is 69 weeks on chart done by LeAnn Rimes for How Do I Live in 1997. Still a long way to go for I'm Yours but the song's current rank (at #27) is still high, it could make it! (The rule by the way is that if a twenty week old song drops out the top 50, if will go recurrent and dropped out the Hot 100 entirely)

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