Friday, September 10, 2010

Billboard Hot 100, September 18, 2010

1. Teenage Dream - Katy Perry
2. Love the Way You Lie - Eminem featuring Rihanna

Katy Perry lands her third chart topper with "Teenage Dream," ending Eminem's 7 week reign with "Love the Way You Lie." It doesn't seem like Perry's been away from #1 at all 'cause I've been away all August and because the last time I done a write up on the Hot 100, she was into her 6th week atop the chart with "California Gurls," which bookends the top 10 this week. "Dream" is also this weeks airplay gainer; gaining audience impressions rapidly at top 40 radio and also tops the Digital Songs chart, not surprising considering she's been at #1 on iTunes all week.

4. Just the Way You Are - Bruno Mars

Bruno Mars jumps two notches up to #4, scoring his first solo top 5 hit. It's also getting a hot reception over on top 40 radio; breaking the top 10 on the Pop Songs chart. It's likely "Just the Way You Are" could unseat Katy Perry's "Dream" soon as it's just overtaken her on iTunes and now has a pretty large lead.

5. I Like It - Enrique Iglasias

17 weeks in and people still won't let this go; Enrique Iglasias' "I Like It" falls down a notch down to #4 but is still bulleted.

7. Mine - Taylor Swift

After a surge of large first week sales propelled Taylor Swift's "Mine;" dSebuting at #3, 5 weeks ago, Swift now has to climb back up the old-fashioned way--progressive sales + airplay. This week she rebounds 9-7.

9. Just a Dream - Nelly

Welcome back! It's good to see rapper Nelly make a successful return to the charts. His career saw a steep decline following his last pair of successful albums, Sweat and Suit, which collectively spawned 3 top 5 hits ("Over and Over" featuring Tim McGraw and "My Place" featuring Jahiem), 1 of which scoring his fourth and last (so far) #1 ("Grillz"). His last album Brass Knuckles delivered poor sales and an unsual lack of hits--the albums biggest single was "Party People" featuring Fergie, which only managed to just scrape the top 40, landing at #40. The albums four other charting singles only got to #43, #42, #90 and #96. But turning thing around nicely is comeback single "Just a Dream," the lead single from his upcoming sixth album 5.0, which has received a warm reception at top 40 radio and now marks his 10th top 10 single.

13. Club Can't Handle Me - Flo Rida

It seems like what's probably going to be Flo Rida's only hit this year isn't't a complete flop. "Club Can't Handle Me" moves 3 spots up from from #16 landing at #13. I got over this quick--there's only so many songs about clubs you can make.

19. Dueces - Chris Brown

It looks like people are ready to forgive Chris Brown; His last album Graffiti only landed one "hit" with "Transform Ya," and follow up single "Crawl" only managed a #53 peak but things are looking brighter in the verified woman-beater's future, his latest single "Dueces" enters the top 20 this week at #19.

33. Fuck You - Cee Lo Green

I LOVE this song! Cee Lo Green, most likely known for his work with Gnars Barkely and their big worldwide hit "Crazy," scores his first solo top 40 with "Fuck You!," landing at #33.

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