Friday, December 03, 2010

Billboard Hot 100 (Issue Date: December 11, 2010)

As reported yesterday, "Raise Your Glass" by Pink tops the Billboard Hot 100 this week dethroning Rihanna's "Only Girl (In The World) after just a week on top. "Raise Your Glass" becomes the 5th song in five consecutive weeks to top the Billboard Hot 100 and according to Billboard, this fast turnover rate has not happened since September 1990! "Like a G6" was the last #1 song that stayed more than a week atop Hot 100 (2 weeks at #1) before it was interrupted by Ke$ha's "We R Who We R" and Rihanna and Drake's"What's My Name", for a week each. "Like a G6" then returned for a week on top but was dethroned last week by Rihanna's "Only Girl". And it is likely that, yet again, we will see a new #1 next week as Katy Perry's "Firework" is #1 on iTunes and rising in airplay. The Top 10 this week has six songs that topped the chart and if all those songs stay in the top 10 next week and my forecast of "Firework" topping next week's chart will happen, it will be now a 7:10 #1 to >#1 ratio.


The Black Eyed Peas' "The Time (Dirty Bit)" ascends to #9 this week, making it the 6th consecutive Top 10 hit for Black Eyed Peas and 9th overall. The group first hit the top 10 with the 2003 hit "Where is The Love" which peaked at #8. Two years later "Don't Phunk With My Heart" and "My Humps" peaked at #3. And then in 2009, "Boom Boom Pow" became their first #1 staying on top for 12 weeks and was replaced by another BEP song "I Gotta Feeling" which stayed even longer on top with 14 weeks. The third single "Meet Me Halfway" peaked at #7, they returned at #1 for two weeks earlier this year with "Imma Be" and "Rock That Body", the final single from "The E.N.D", reached #9.


Bruno Mars' "Grenade" jumped to #10 this week, making it Bruno Mars' 4th straight Top 10 (2nd on his own) after Grammy nominee for Record of The Year "Nothin on You" by B.o.B, Travie McCoy's "Billionaire" and "Just The Way You Are" which climbs to #4 this week. "Grenade" is currently #3 on iTunes so expect this song to likely jump in the Top 5 next week.


This week's top debut is not from Glee but from Enrique Iglesias "Tonight (I'm Lovin' You") enters the chart at #18. This is Enrique's highest Hot 100 debut ever. This was made by possible by the song's strong sales, it sold 97K this week. It should be noted though that the song' s sales is the combined sales for both the "clean" and "explicit" version. Yes, Enrique has an 'explicit" song now! The 'explicit' version of this song is titled "Tonight (I'm F*ckin You)". This is Enrique's 6th top 20 hit on the Hot 100. He has two #1 songs with "Bailamos" in 1999 and "Be With You" in 2000, followed by "Hero" in 2001 which peaked at #3 . "Escape" which peaked #12 in 2002 was the last Top 20 hit for Enrique Iglesias until this year when his single "I Like It" hit the airwaves and peaked at #4. "I Like It' is just actually two ranks below "Tonight" as it climbs one notch to #20 on it's 29th week on the chart (the longest chart sitter on the Hot 100 this week)


When I first heard about "The Ready Set" I thought this was a band but well I was wrong sincethis is just the stage name for 21 year old musician Jordan Witzigreuter ala Owl City and Five for Fighting. The Ready Set's first single "Love Like Woe" is shaping to be a future smash as it have been steadily climbing the charts for the past few months and this week "Love Like Woe" climbs to #27 . I predict that if this song will get a major TV exposure it will blow up. Let's wait and see


It has been more than a year since Michael Jackson passed away and he is definitely will not be forgotten, His record label will release a new album this month comprising of unreleased tracks from the King of Pop and the lead single from that set "Hold My Hand" which features Akon debuted last week at #84 and it jumps to #50 this week. I'm curious if this song will be a posthumous hit for the King of Pop. Last year, Michael Jackson's posthumous single "This Is It" failed to chart on the Hot 100 although it received wide airplay on Adult Contemporary radio. "This Is It" is nominated for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance on the 53rd Grammy Awards which will be awarded on February 2011.


Saying goodbye this week on the chart is Sarah Bareilles' "King of Anything" after 22 weeks on the chart, it last charted at #41 last week and peaked at #32. This isSarah's second best performing song on the Hot 100 after the 2007 smash hit "Love Song" which peaked at #4 and garnered nominations for "Song of The Year" and "Best Female Pop Vocal Performance" on the 51st Grammy Awards. "King of Anything" is also nominated on the 53rd Grammy Awards for "Best Female Pop Vocal Performance"

Also saying adieu is Jason DeRulo's "What If" after two short weeks on the chart and peaking at #76. "What If" is easily the worst performing single from DeRulo as his first three singles all hit the top 10. "Whatcha Say" hit #1 last year, follow up "In My Head" peaked at #5, and third single "Ridin' Solo" settled for a #9 peak. Such a shame the song flopped because "What If" is my favorite single from him so far.

Please check out my predictions for the 2010 Billboard Hot 100 Year-end chart! You can see my predictions here

Here is this week's Billboard Hot 100:

1 2 8 Raise Your Glass, P!nk
2 6 6 Firework, Katy Perry
3 1 12 Only Girl (In The World), Rihanna
4 7 19 Just The Way You Are, Bruno Mars
5 8 6 What's My Name?, Rihanna Featuring Drake
6 4 5 We R Who We R, Ke$ha
7 3 16 Like A G6, Far*East Movement Featuring Cataracs & Dev
8 5 15 Just A Dream, Nelly
9 13 3 The Time (Dirty Bit), The Black Eyed Peas
10 17 9 Grenade, Bruno Mars

11 10 16 Bottoms Up, Trey Songz Featuring Nicki Minaj
12 12 20 DJ Got Us Fallin' In Love, Usher Featuring Pitbull
13 14 26 Dynamite, Taio Cruz
14 15 19 Teenage Dream, Katy Perry
15 16 26 Animal, Neon Trees
16 20 10 Please Don't Go, Mike Posner
17 9 14 F**k You (Forget You), Cee Lo Green
18 NEW 1 Tonight (I'm Lovin' You), Enrique Iglesias Featuring Ludacris & DJ Frank E
19 25 8 Black And Yellow, Wiz Khalifa
20 21 29 I Like It, Enrique Iglesias Featuring Pitbull
21 19 22 Club Can't Handle Me, Flo Rida Featuring David Guetta
22 23 12 No Hands, Waka Flocka Flame Featuring Roscoe Dash & Wale
23 22 6 Whip My Hair, Willow
24 27 21 If I Die Young, The Band Perry
25 24 23 Secrets, OneRepublic
26 35 8 Stereo Love, Edward Maya & Vika Jigulina
27 31 16 Love Like Woe, The Ready Set
28 29 15 Right Above It, Lil Wayne Featuring Drake
29 28 22 Deuces, Chris Brown Featuring Tyga & Kevin McCall
30 26 18 Stuck Like Glue, Sugarland
31 32 9 Right Thru Me, Nicki Minaj
32 NEW 1 Marry You, Glee Cast
33 30 23 Love The Way You Lie, Eminem Featuring Rihanna
34 49 2 Kush, Dr. Dre Featuring Snoop Dogg & Akon
35 11 2 Forget You, Glee Cast Featuring Gwyneth Paltrow
36 34 16 As She's Walking Away, Zac Brown Band Featuring Alan Jackson
37 33 17 Mine, Taylor Swift
38 37 9 Aston Martin Music, Rick Ross Featuring Drake & Chrisette Michele
39 44 5 Yeah 3X, Chris Brown
40 NEW 1 Just The Way You Are, Glee Cast
41 38 13 No Love, Eminem Featuring Lil Wayne
42 50 8 Runaway, Kanye West Featuring Pusha T
43 40 9 Hey Baby (Drop It To The Floor), Pitbull Featuring T-Pain
44 39 11 We No Speak Americano, Yolanda Be Cool & Dcup
45 42 4 Felt Good On My Lips, Tim McGraw
46 45 14 My Kinda Party, Jason Aldean
47 67 5 Back To December, Taylor Swift
48 43 11 Can't Be Friends, Trey Songz
49 46 4 Somewhere With You, Kenny Chesney
50 84 2 Hold My Hand, Michael Jackson Duet With Akon
51 51 8 Memories, David Guetta Featuring Kid Cudi
52 47 17 Letting Go (Dutty Love), Sean Kingston Featuring Nicki Minaj
53 52 15 Why Wait, Rascal Flatts
54 48 13 Anything Like Me, Brad Paisley
55 54 8 Shake, Jesse McCartney
56 18 2 Singing In The Rain / Umbrella, Glee Cast Featuring Gwyneth Paltrow
57 55 20 Take It Off, Ke$ha
58 69 11 Dog Days Are Over, Florence + The Machine
59 58 10 Mama's Song, Carrie Underwood
60 NEW 1 Dark Fantasy, Kanye West Featuring Teyana Taylor, Nicki Minaj & Bon Iver
61 NEW 1 Coming Home, Diddy - Dirty Money Featuring Skylar Grey
62 60 9 Put You In A Song, Keith Urban
63 61 13 Only Prettier, Miranda Lambert
64 63 11 Turn On The Radio, Reba
65 62 9 Jar Of Hearts, Christina Perri
66 57 12 Check It Out, & Nicki Minaj
67 65 13 The Breath You Take, George Strait
68 66 11 Rhythm of Love, Plain White T's
69 56 17 September, Daughtry
70 NEW 1 Show Me How Your Burlesque, Christina Aguilera
71 76 4 Who Are You When I'm Not Looking, Blake Shelton
72 NEW 1 Pretty Girl Rock, Keri Hilson
73 NEW 1 Who's That Chick?, David Guetta Featuring Rihanna
74 72 6 Lay It Down, Lloyd
75 64 18 Fancy, Drake Featuring T.I. & Swizz Beatz
76 NEW 1 Fly, Nicki Minaj Featuring Rihanna
77 68 16 Little Lion Man, Mumford & Sons
78 80 5 Someone Else Calling You Baby, Luke Bryan
79 59 16 Hot Tottie, Usher Featuring Jay-Z
80 36 3 Teenage Dream, Glee Cast
81 81 4 Voices, Chris Young
82 70 3 Down On Me, Jeremih Featuring 50 Cent
83 78 11 Smoke A Little Smoke, Eric Church
84 74 3 Hello World, Lady Antebellum
85 71 20 Come Back Song, Darius Rucker
86 95 2 Marry Me, Train
87 92 5 One In A Million, Ne-Yo
88 82 8 Waiting For The End, Linkin Park
89 73 11 All I Want Is You, Miguel Featuring J. Cole
90 83 8 Loca, Shakira Featuring El Cata or Dizzee Rascal
91 NEW 1 Marry You, Bruno Mars
92 NEW 1 All Of The Lights, Kanye West
93 NEW 1 Crazy Beautiful Life, Ke$ha

94 90 4 Bullets In The Gun, Toby Keith
95 79 4 Don't You Wanna Stay, Jason Aldean With Kelly Clarkson
96 91 3 Make A Movie, Twista Featuring Chris Brown
97 NEW 1 Let Me Down Easy, Billy Currington
98 85 18 The Boys of Fall, Kenny Chesney
99 88 4 Bon, Bon, Pitbull
100 NEW 1 Maybe, Sick Puppies

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