Thursday, February 03, 2011
Billboard Hot 100, 12 February, 2011
1. Grenade - Bruno Mars
It's a fourth week atop the chart for R&B crooner Bruno Mars' "Grenade," however it's his first consecutive week at the pinnacle following two non-consecutive weeks of being bumped to #2. "Grenade" is also the first male single to clock in 4 weeks at #1 since Mars' own "Just the Way You Are" October last year.
2. Fuckin' Perfect - P!nk
(11. Raise Your Glass - P!nk)
The release of the accompanying video to P!nk's new single "Fuckin' Perfect" caused the song to occupy the #1 spot on iTunes all of last week, which inevitably headed it's surge into the top 3 this week, climbing 9 spots up to #2 scoring her third top 3 single--that's quite extraordinary, actually--she didn't score a top 3 hit until 8 years into her career, when she landed her first chart topper with "So What" in 2008. As "Perfect" surges into the top 10, P!nk's former #1 "Raise Your Glass" drops out of the top 10, dropping 3 spots to #11, where "Perfect" was last week.
7. Hey Baby (Drop it to the Floor) - Pitbull feat. T-Pain
Pitbull's "Hey Baby" climbs 3 spots up to #7 this week, out-peaking his last top 10 hit "Hotel Room Service," which peaked at #8.
8. Hold it Against Me - Britney Spears
Britney Spears' "Hold it Against Me" dips further down the top 10, down to #8 this week, however while digital sales seem to be tailing off (it sold around 113k this week) it's airplay is gaining greatly, now nearly in the top 5 on Top 40 Radio and in the top 10 on the Hot 100 airplay tally. I expect this to rise soon though, the video is due next week.
9. Rocketeer - Far East Movement
Aisan/American electro-hop quartet Far East Movement score their second top 10 with "Rocketeer." While, personally, I'm that into it--I'm confident it's a very strong contender for #1 (or at least #2) in the on coming weeks.
18. Back to December - Taylor Swift
Back in the top 20 is pop/country singer Taylor Swift's "Back to December." I'm not sure what's going with this single, ever since it's debut at #6 last year, it's been hovering around the #40 - #20 range--possibly this is what happens when you have abnormal album sales in today's sales climate.
27. Moment 4 Life - Nicki Minaj feat. Drake
Rapper Nicki Minaj's "Moment 4 Life" climbs 10 spots up to #27. A 2nd solo top 20 hit on her hands? Possibly.
38. Marry Me - Train
Pop/rock band Train score their 6th top 40 single with "Marry Me."