Thursday, December 16, 2010

Billboard Hot 100, December 25, 2010

1. Firework - Katy Perry

Pop singer Katy Perry clocks in a second week at #1 with "Firework," still bulleted, matching the two week reign of last #1 single "Teenage Dream," however I'm sure this could be here much longer, as it continues to lead the digital songs tally this week (it's in its third week) and rise on top 40 radio; garnering 10,000 spins this week, rising up to #3, only behind P!nk's "Raise Your Glass" and Rihanna's "Only Girl."

2. What's My Name? - Rihanna feat. Drake

And speaking of Rihanna, her former third 2010 chart topper inches back up the chart, rising only a spot up to #2. It's also this week's airplay gainer. It enters the top 10 on top 40 radio this week.

3. Grenade - Bruno Mars
5. We R Who We R - Kesha

R&B crooner Bruno Mars lands his second top 3 single with "Grenade," which climbs 2 spots up to #3 this week. This could well be a second #1 for Mars next year. Working her way back into the top 5 is former #1, Kesha's "We R Who We R," which rises 3 spots up to #5.

6. Only Girl (In the World) - Rihanna
7. Just the Way You Are - Bruno Mars
9. Just a Dream - Nelly
10. Bottoms Up - Trey Songz feat. Nicki Minaj

The majority of the top 10 is pretty static this week, 5 of the 10 are non-movers and apart from Perry's "Firework," the rest of them aren't bulleted.

15. Tonight (I'm Lovin' You) - Enrique Iglasias feat. Ludacris and DJ Frankie E

I was actually quite shocked when I saw this on iTunes earlier this week, I don't own an Enrique Iglasias album, so I was surprised to see him release such an explicitly titled song (change "Lovin'" to its dirtier alternative and there you have it) didn't think he was the type. But anyway, off the back of the success of "I Like It," Iglasias scores a sixth top 20 single with "Tonight (I'm Lovin' You)," it's his second hit off his third album Euphoria. (The pulsing collab with Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger, "Heartbeat" never charted unfortunately.)

18. That's All She Wrote - T.I. feat. Eminem

It's not an official single, but probably relentless cherry-picking from American rapper T.I.'s new album No Mercy, causes album track "That's All She Wrote" featuring fellow rapper Eminem to debut in the top 20 at #18. The albums actual lead single "Get Back Up" stalled at #70.

24. Coming Home - Diddy Dirty Money

Music mogul P. Diddy's new business venture, Diddy Dirty Money (which is made up of Diddy himself, former Danity Kane member Dawn Richard and someone called Kalenna Harper)'s fourth single from their forthcoming debut album Last Train to Paris climbs 27 spots up to #24, scoring the trio their biggest hit so far. Their only other single to crack the top 40 was "Hello Good Morning" featuring T.I. which peaked at #27.

26. Right Thru Me - Nicki Minaj

After weeks of hovering around the #31 mark, American rapper Nicki Minaj finally cracks the top 30 with her single "Right Thru Me," climbing 5 notches up to #26, earning Minaj a new peak. A little more time and I think this could match the #14 peak of previous single "Your Love," her biggest solo hit to date.

33. Back to December - Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift returns to the top 40 with "Back to December" rising 10 spots up to #33.

No comments: