Thursday, July 30, 2009

Billboard Hot 100, 1/7/2009

1. I Gotta Feeling - Black Eyed Peas

Black Eyed Peas nab a fourth week at #1 with "I Gotta Feeling" it's also this weeks airplay gainer, so a couple more weeks atop is very likely.

3. Knock You Down - Keri Hilson

After many weeks holding down the #4 position, Keri Hilson's "Knock You Down" rises a notch back up #3. Will this ever reach #1? out of all Hilson's singles so far, "Knock" has the most poteintial to earn the singer her first chart topper.

4. You Belong With Me - Taylor Swift

After earning her highest charting single last week, Taylor Swift's "You Belong With Me" takes a dip to #4 but still remians bulleted.

5. Use Somebody - Kings of Leon

Answering my question from last week ("will this ever be a top 10 hit?") Kings of Leon's "Use Somebody" scores the group their first top 10 hit, rising 11-5, after 25 weeks on the chart. Next stop: #1.

9. Waking Up in Vegas - Katy Perry

Katy Perry beats out her peak with "Waking Up in Vegas" which rises up a notch tp #9 this week. I thought this was going to be the first Perry single to miss out the top 5 a couple months ago, but a top 5 is looking more likely now.

10. Battlefield - Jordin Sparks

Possibly the biggest surprise in the top 10 this week. Jordin Sparks scores her third top 10 with "Battlefield" (following "Tattoo" and "No Air") which rises 25-10. That's good news on the Hot 100, but over on the album chart--it's not so good.

"Battlefield"s huge leap is primarily due to the release of Sparks' second album, Battlefield, which debuts at #7 with weak sales of 48,000. (Losing out to Demi Lovato who debuts at #1 with Here We Go Again). Maybe, Battlefield, will have longevity, but as of now I expect both Battlefield's to experience a huge drop next week.

17. Obsessed - Mariah Carey

Haven't people learned you shouldn't underestimate the relevancy of Mariah Carey. The Emancipation of Mimi, should have been that lesson. Carey's "Obsessed" dropped 11-20 last week, but this week the single rises up 3 notches up to #17--with airplay on its side and soon-to-be rising digital sales, "Obsessed" could indeed be a hit.

40. Ego - Beyonce

Beyonce earns her 19th top 40 with "Ego."


rcLoy said...

OMG! Are u effin kidding me? Kings Of Leon!! Use Somebody FTW! a US #1 Single is not bad compared to the UK #2 spot, right?

J.Mensah said...

Eexactly! =] It's a wonder how it only managed the #2 position--it just sounds like a song that belongs at #1!