Thursday, February 17, 2011

Billboard Hot 100, February 26, 2010


1. Born this Way - Lady Gaga (1,000th #1)

Pop singer Lady Gaga's new single "Born this Way" becomes the nineteenth to debut atop the Hot 100, as well also achieving an even bigger feat; becoming the Hot 100's 1,000th #1 single breaking a whole lot of records along the way. The single sold nearly 450k in its three day of release, besting Britney Spears' record of 411k with her latest single "Hold it Against Me." Over on the radio, the single garnered up more than 1,838 spins in its first day, also shattering Spears' record of 619. It debuts on the Radio Songs tally at #6 this week, beating Janet Jackson's #9 with 2001's "All for You." This is her third #1 single. She's on the right track, baby!

7. Fuck You! - Cee Lo Green

Cee Lo Green's "Fuck You!" climbs 9 spots up to #7 this week off the back of his recent Grammys performance with Gweneth Paltrow, earning itself a new peak 25 weeks after its release.

8. S&M - Rihanna

Barbadian singer Rihanna scores her 15th top 10 and her 3rd from Loud with "S&M." It soars 23 spots up to #8 this week. Is this an effect of its video? Because she didn't perform this at the Grammys. She's earns this weeks digital gainer honour for the second week in a row, selling 145k this week.

9. The Time (The Dirty Bit) - Black Eyed Peas

American hip-hop group Black Eyed Peas' performance of "The Time" at last weeks Superbowl Half Time helps it re-bound back into the top 10, climbing 10 spots up to #9.

11. What the Hell - Avril Lavigne

Pop/rock singer Avril Lavigne's "What the Hell" returns to its peak position, rising 12 notches back up to #11. What does the top 10 have against her?

18. Hit the Lights - Jay Sean feat. Lil Wayne
19. Moment 4 Life - Nicki Minaj feat. Drake

I haven't heard much about British singer Jay Sean's new single "Hit the Lights" featuring American rapper Lil Wayne, but it seems the Americans are loving it. The single debuts at #18 this week, becoming his third top 20 hit--I also believe it's his first to debut inside the top 20. Fellow Cash Money label mate Nicki Minaj earns her 2nd top 20 with "Moment 4 Life" featuring Drake which climbs 3 spots to #19.

23. I Do - Colbie Caillat

American singer/songwriter Colbie Caillat's new single "I Do" debuts at #23, it's her third top 40 single and her highest debut thus far.

25. Never Say Never - Justin Bieber

The release of Justin Bieber's new movie Never Say Never which seems to be the talk of every entertainment news blog, news spot etc. seems to have helped its accompanying single of the same name featuring Will Smith's son Jaden Smith rocket into the top 40, climbing 24 spots up to # 25--of course their Grammy performance helped too.

34. Firework - Glee
38. Thriller/Heads will Roll - Glee

As uninteresting as a Glee debut at #34 and #38 is, this week the show makes history as it surpasses the King of Rock'n'Roll Elvis Presley's record of the act with the most charted songs on the Hot 100, placing 113 songs on the chart, outing Presley's 108.

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