Thursday, September 09, 2010

'Teenage Dream' tops Billboard Hot 100!

Even though Katy Perry's sophomore album "Teenage Dream" drops to #4 from #1 last week all is not lost as the title track dethrones the seven-week champ "Love The Way You Lie" by Eminem and Rihanna on the Billboard Hot 100 this week (with issue date September 18, 2010) as reported by Coincidentally, "Love The Way You Lie" took over Katy Perry's six-week #1 song "California Gurls" on the Hot 100's top spot so they just took turns! Here is the list of this week's top 10 (full list of the Hot 100 will be posted tomorrow).
  1. Teenage Dream - Katy Perry
  2. Love The Way You Lie - Eminem feat Rihanna
  3. Dynamite - Taio Cruz
  4. Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars (I'm rooting for this song to be the next #1)
  5. I Like It - Enrique Iglesias feat Pitbull
  6. DJ Got Us Fallin' In Love - Usher feat Pitbull
  7. Mine - Taylor Swift
  8. Take It Off - Ke$ha
  9. Just a Dream - Nelly
  10. California Gurls - Katy Perry feat Snoop Dog
Meanwhile here is top 10 in the Hot Digital Songs Chart courtesy of Paul Grein from Yahoo! Chart Watch
  1. Teenage Dream - Katy Perry (221,000)
  2. Just the Way You Are - Bruno Mars (175,000)
  3. Dynamite - Taio Cruz (165,000)
  4. Love the Way You Lie - Eminem Ft. Rihanna (156,000)
  5. DJ Got Us Fallin' in Love - Usher Ft. Pitbull (136,000)
  6. I Like It - Enrique Iglesias Ft. Pitbull (129,000)
  7. Just a Dream - Nelly |(127,000)
  8. Take It Off - Ke$ha (120,000)
  9. Mine - Taylor Swift (108,000)
  10. Magic - B.O.B. Ft. Rivers Cuomo (106,000)
Disturbed earned their fourth consecutive #1 as their album "Asylum" debuts this week on the Billboard 200 chart selling 179,00. Another notable debut is popular late 70s/80s band 'Heart' (of "Alone" fame) scoring their first top 10 album since 1990 with the debut of "Red Velvet Car" at #10 this week. Here is the rest of the top 10 courtesy again of Paul Grein from Yahoo! Chart Watch
  1. Disturbed - Asylum (179,000)
  2. Various Artists - NOW 35 (105,000)
  3. Eminem - Recovery (93,000)
  4. Katy Perry - Teenage Dream (88,000)
  5. Fantasia - Back To Me (40,000)
  6. Lyfe Jennings - I Still Believe (36,000)
  7. Goo Goo Dolls - Something For The Rest Of Us (34,000)
  8. Justin Bieber -My World 2.0 (31,000)
  9. Various Artists - Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam (28,000)
  10. Heart - Red Velvet Car (27,000)
Postscript: What I love about Paul Grein's Chart Watch column is that he answers fan inquiries about sales of songs/albums, old or new. One of the questions raised to him this week is an update of the sales of Green Day's 2009 album 21st Century Breakdown and he said that as of this week it already sold 989,000. I'm so glad that is just 11,000 copies away from hitting the 1 million mark because I would really want this album to hit that sales mark although it was not as popular as American Idiot (it produced two smash hits "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" and "Wake Me Up When September Ends"), 21st Century Breakdown is still a good album and it did produce one hit single with 21 Guns (although not as successful as 'Boulevard' and 'Wake Me Up..' at least in the US as the song was a huge hit here in the Philippines)

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