Thursday, January 13, 2011

Billboard Hot 100, 22 January, 2011

1. Grenade - Bruno Mars
2. Firework - Katy Perry

Bruno Mars' "Grenade" switches places with Katy Perry's "Firework" for a second time, returning to #1 this week, the first song since Usher's "OMG" to return to the summit after being held off for a week (Far East Movement's "Like a G6" was held off for 2 weeks before it returned) selling just under 300k. Perry's "Firework" dips a notch to #2, losing its bullet despite it still being #1 on Mediabase.

3. What's My Name? - Rihanna (feat. Drake)
(10. Only Girl (In the World) - Rihanna)

Rihanna's this week's airplay gainer with "What's My Name?" featuring Drake, which rises a spot up to #3 this week. She also closes off the top 10 as "Only Girl (In the World)" climbs back into the top 10--strangely without a bullet.

12. 6 Foot 7 Foot - Lil Wayne (feat. Cory Gunz)

I think rapper Lil Wayne had a pretty good sales week last week, which resulted in his latest single "6 Foot 7 Foot" rebounds 5 spots back up to #12.

13. No Hands - Waka Flokca Flame

American rapper Waka Flocka Flame climbs a further 2 spots up this week with "No Hands." I haven't heard this yet, but I have been hearing a lot about this. Is it about oral sex? I'm not slating him for it, but where's the creativity if it is?

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

Cuban rapper Pitbull climbs 5 spots up to #22, edging closer to scoring his third top 20 his last being 2009's top 10 hit "Hotel Room Service."

23. Rocketeer - Far East Movement (feat. Ryan Tedder)

Far East Movement's "Rocketeer" storms up 11 spots this week, obviously a future hit for the musical group in the on coming weeks.

37. Higher - Taio Cruz (feat. Travie McCoy)

British pop singer Taio Cruz scores his third American top 40 single with "Higher" featuring Travie McCoy. The European release of this substitutes McCoy for Kylie Minogue.

39. Who Dat Girl - Flo Rida (feat. Akon)

Understanding that nobody is interested in a Flo Rida album, the American rapper cracks on with the singles which ultimately work out better for him. He lands his 8th top 40 single this week with "Who Dat Girl," the third single from the first part of his third album Only One Flo (Pt. 1).


brian morris said...

Nice analysis it seems there as yet to be a number 1 released this year.

ww_adh said...

You found a lot more to write about this week than I did. The Travie McCoy version of "Higher" is also being released in Europe. It's on the Radio 1 "A" list at the moment.

J.Mensah said...

Brian: I think you might be surprised next week then! :)

Adh: I've seen the Kylie version on the music channels a lot so I assumed it was the same for the rest of Europe.