Thursday, November 26, 2009

Billboard Hot 100, 5th Dec. 09

1. Empire State of Mind - Jay-Z Feat. Alicia Keys
2. Bad Romance - Lady GaGa

Jay-Z and Alicia Keys enjoy another bulleted stay at #1 with "Empire State of Mind," holding strong with both airplay and sales, however nipping at their heels is Lady GaGa's "Bad Romance" which scoes the singer her fourth top 5 with a 7 spot leap, also this weeks biggest digital gainer--ultimately due to her show-stopping performance at the American Music Awards 09.

5. TiK ToK - Ke$ha

Scoring her first solo top 5 single is Ke$ha with "TiK ToK," rising 5 spots up the chart. This single is so hot--it's sure to be a #1 by the end of the year or early next year.

7. Sexy Bitch - David Guetta & Akon

After conquering the UK, David Guetta brings his dance-pop magic stateside. "When Love Takes Over" with Kelly Rowland became dance hit but failed to set the Hot 100 alight, only managing a disappointing #76, however proving there is love in the states for European-influenced dance-pop, "Sexy Bitch" (which along with "When Love Takes Over" topped the UK singles chart earlier this year) becomes Guetta's first top 10 hit and Akon's seventh.

12. Meet Me Halfway - Black Eyed Peas
16. Already Gone - Kelly Clarkson

More effects of the American Music Awards. After stalling at the bottom half of the top 20 for the last couple weeks--the Black Eyed Peas finally recuperate rising 3 spots to #12. They're currently at #10 on Mediabase. After staling at #20, #19 and #21 for the last few weeks Kelly Clarkson finally picks up greatly, rising 4 spots to #16.

29. Baby By Me - 50 Cent

I thought this was mildly interesting, 50 Cent's latest single "Baby By Me" falls down to #29 this week still remaining bulleted.

31. Happy - Leona Lewis

Is Leona Lewis' "Happy" finally going to be a hit? It sure looks that way, this week it rises 28 spots up the chart to #31. On the flip side--It seems Lewis is suffering the sophomore slump with her second album, Echo. This week it debuts at a dismal #13 with soft sales of 67k. Ouch!


rcLoy said...

Rarrr, Bad Romance is a #1 song! LOL.
I don't get why When Love Takes Over is not a bigger hit when it is a better song than Sexy Chick/Bitch. Still, Gaga better end this year with a #1!! LOL

Paul said...

I wanted Leona's album to do better. Perhaps Happy wasn't the best lead off single :( (though i love it) - hopefully the album will sell well up until Christmas. It's done super here!

ww_adh said...

I'm surprised "Happy" didn't get a warmer reception here. "Bleeding Love" was such a massive hit in the US, and "Better in Time" did pretty good too. Maybe in the wake of La GaGa Lewis look to staid?

J.Mensah said...

Loy, You know Lady GaGa will most probably be #1 next week.

Paul&Adh, Yeah! After Spirit's success in the US, I would have thought its follow up would have been just as successful. I think she should have released something more uptempo as a lead single--It's been a long time since a straight up ballad topped the US chart. Do you really think Leona's underperformance has to do with Lady GaGa? I never thought about it like that.

ww_adh said...

Perhaps. Or it could be Ryan Tedder overkill. "Happy" sounds a lot like "Already Gone," which sounds a lot like "Halo," which sounds a lot like "Bleeding Love"--all of which were big hits. ("Battlefield" too)