Thursday, December 23, 2010

Billboard Hot 100, January 1, 2011

1. Firework - Katy Perry
2. Grenade - Bruno Mars
3. What's My Name - Rihanna feat. Drake

It's a third week at #1 for Katy Perry's "Firework." It's also the first #1 in the new chart year for 2011, holding off tough competition from both Bruno Mars' "Grenade," and Rihanna's "What's My Name," which both switch places this week, bulleted successively behind Perry. "Firework," is also this weeks airplay gainer, where it gains nearly 120 million listener impressions.

4. Raise Your Glass - P!nk
5. We R Who We R - Kesha

The most part of the top 10 is pretty boring this week, with either non-movers or fallers. Both P!nk's "Raise Your Glass" and Kesha's "We R Who We R" manage to stay bulleted in last weeks position. They're both in the top 3 over on Mediabase too (along with "Firework") with over 12,000 spins this week.

9. 6 Foot 7 Foot - Lil Wayne feat. Cory Gunz

The only new entry in the top 10 this week is rapper Lil Wayne's "6 Foot 7 Foot" featuring Cory Gunz, the lead single from his much-anticipated ninth album The Carter IV, the fourth installment in his Carter series. The single debuts #9 selling 166,000 digital copies, his second top 10 this year (following "Right Above It" featuring Drake which peaked at #6) and his fifth top 10 overall.

19. Coming Home - Diddy-Dirty Money feat. Skylar Grey

P. Diddy's Diddy-Dirty Money's "Coming Home" featuring Skylar Grey, scores the hip-hop trio a first top 20 hit. Over on the Billboard 200, their debut album Last Train to Paris arrives at #7, with 101,000 copies sold.

26. Back to December - Taylor Swift

As country/pop singer Taylor Swift's mega-successful third album Speak Now returns to the to of the albums chart this week, single "Back to December" continues to climb back up, re-entering the top 30. The single peaked at #6 earlier this year.

27. Hey Baby (Drop it to the Floor) - Pitbull feat. T-Pain

Also entering the top 30 is Cuban rapper Pitbull's "Hey Baby (Drop it to the Floor)" featuring T-Pain, the lead single from his forthcoming fifth album Planet Pit, climbing 5 spots up to #27, scoring the rapper his fourth top 30.

39. Hold My Hand - Michael Jackson feat. Akon

"Hold My Hand," the third posthumous Michael Jackson single surges up 26 spots up to #39, scoring his first top 40 since his death and (I can't believe I'm about to sit here and count them up) 35th overall (or 36 depending on whether you count "Scream" and "Childhood" as separate singles). This is Akon's 25th with features.

1 comment:

rcLoy said...

*yawn* at least the top5 songs are good pop songs, Yay to pop!