I've been abandoning the Hot 100 for the last couple weeks; I've been finishing up both my Best of 2010 and 1990's lists, which occupies a serious amount of time and effort--so here's to getting back on track:
1. Firework - Katy Perry
Lighting up the pinnacle of this week's tally is pop singer Katy Perry who lands her third consecutive #1 this year (fourth overall) with "Firework," the third single from latest album Teeange Dream. It's been 10 years since a female artist has acheived three chart toppers in a year from the one album, the last to do so was R&B singer Monica, in 1998 with "They Boy is Mine" (with Brandy), "The First Night" and "Angel of Mine," from her second album The Boy is Mine. The song ascended to #1 with hefty sales of 212,000 as well as a large 25% increase in listener impressions.
2. Raise Your Glass - P!nk
3. What's My Name? - Rihanna feat. Drake
P!nk's latest #1, "Raise Your Glass" drops to #2, while Rihanna's latest #1 "What's My Name?" featuring Drake rises 2 spots up to #3.
5. Grenade - Bruno Mars
And talking of #1's, Bruno Mars' "Grenade" rises up 5 spots to #5; I think probably a contender to unseat Perry's "Firework" in the oncoming weeks.
21. Dog Days Are Over - Florence + The Machine
22. Dog Days Are Over - GLEE
I normally skip over GLEE when commenting on the Hot 100 but I like these two enteries. Something tells me, they performed Florence and the Machine's "Dog Days Are Over" on one of their latest episodes? With the result being the song seeing a 37 spot surge up the chart to #21, with the GLEE version placed appropriately behind it.
25. Christmas Lights - Coldplay
Another interesting entry this week is English alternative rock band Coldplay's "Christmas Lights" which debuts at #25, scoring the rock foursome their sixth top 40 hit and their highest charting single since "Lost!" from the Viva La Vida album peaked at #40.