Thursday, June 30, 2011

Billboard Hot 100, July 9, 2011

1. Give Me Everything - Pitbull feat. Ne-Yo, AfroJack & Nayer

After 7 weeks at the top, Adele's "Rolling In the Deep" has finally been dethroned--not by Katy Perry's "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" as I ruthlessly expected--but by what was just as strong of a contender, Cuban rapper Pitbull's "Give Me Everything" which climbs a notch up to #1, scoring the rapper his first chart topper, besting his previous chart-high with "I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)" which peaked at #2 in 2009. This is also R&B singer Ne-Yo's 2nd #1 following his breakout single "So Sick" in 2006 (still a mystery why "Sexy Love," "Because of You," and "Miss Independent" didn't top the chart also). This also AfroJack & Nayer's first chart toppers.

4. Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) - Katy Perry

A little weird how this didn't move up, not even a notch. Katy Perry's "Last Friday Night" remains bulleted at #4 as this weeks airplay gainer. I'm hoping this will ascend to the top in the oncoming weeks--it'll be interesting (if not slightly amusing) to see Perry's second album Teenage Dream tying King of Pop Michael Jackson's Bad for the album to spawn the most #1's. Whether she is worthy or not is another question, however this is a record I feel needs to be broken sooner or later.

5. Super Bass - Nicki Minaj

Go Nicki! Rapper Nicki Minaj lands her first ever top 5 single with "Super Bass" rising 3 spots up to #5 and hopefully with more to follow. I hear her soaring collaboration with Rihanna, "Fly" is being geared up to follow-up. A sure fire top 3, if I've ever heard one!

8. Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5 feat. Christina Aguilera

American pop/rock band Maroon 5 land their fourth top 10 with "Moves Like Jagger" performed on American singing contest The Voice, featuring fellow judge Christina Aguilera who lands her first top 10 since 2008's "Keeps Getting Better." Quite a nice rebound for the singer following the chart devastation that was her last singles "Not Myself Tonight" and "You Lost Me."

10. How to Love - Lil Wayne

This is indeed the crossover pop hit that American rapper Lil Wayne needed to launch his forthcoming Tha Carter IV album (ala "Lollipop"). "How to Love" climbs 3 spots up to #10, scoring the rapper his sixth top 10.

29. I Wanna Go - Britney Spears

This weeks digital gainer is Britney Spears' who new single "I Wanna Go" climbs an awesome 60 spots up to #29, scoring the pop singer her 20th top 40 single.

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