1. E.T. - Katy Perry feat. Kanye West
Katy Perry returns to #1 with "E.T." extending its reign at the top to 4 weeks, matching last single "Firework" 4 week run at the top. The single sold 344k this week, earning its highest one-week sum. Over on radio Perry breaks the record for the largest all-time Mediabase top 40 audience record, with impressions of over 95 million, besting previous record holder Alicia Keys's "Fallin" which clocked up an impressive 93 million in 2001.
2. Rolling in the Deep - Adele
This week's digital gainer Adele climbs 4 spots up to #2 with "Rolling in the Deep" selling 298k this week (with help from an American Idol contestant's rendition). This is an awesome achievement! I'm sure this can log in a week at #1 in the oncoming weeks--it's airply is growing up 18% to 62 million this week and still going strong on iTunes. Adele also returns to the top spot over on the Billboard 200 for a fifth week.
4. S&M - Rihanna (feat. Britney Spears)
Last week's #1 tumbles 3 notches down to #4. It's weird that Britney is still credited when the remix didn't outsell the original this week. Strange.
9. Blow - Ke$ha
Ke$ha's "Blow" returns to the top 10, climbing 3 spots up to #9. I believe the song was performed on the Nickelodeon show Victorious, in which she guest-starred.
11. Till the World Ends - Britney Spears
12. Judas - Lady Gaga
Both Britney and Lady Gaga fall out of the top 10 this week however both "Till the World Ends" and "Judas" are still bulleted due to their increase in sales and airplay. The parallels between the singles are interesting--both had a 3 day-first week release--"World" debuted at #20, while "Judas" debuted at #10. In their first full week of release both singles sold around 160k and now both singles are poised to return to the top 10 next week--"World" because of its new accompanying remix featuring Ke$ha and Nicki Minaj and "Judas" because of Gaga's performance of the song on Ellen.
33. Run the World (Girls) - Beyonce
It's disappointment for Beyonce as her new single "Run the World (Girls)" debuts at a poor #33--yes, it's her second highest debut, but this is also the first time Beyonce has a released a single to iTunes and radio simultaneously (similar to the lead singles from Britney and Gaga)--so in an ideal world, this should have debut much, much higher. The single sold 77k this week, some have been comparing it to the equally poor start of Christina Aguilera's "Not Myself Tonight" which debuted at #23 last year and sold the same amount in its opening week.