Thursday, September 01, 2011

Billboard Hot 100, September 10, 2011

1. Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5 Featuring Christina Aguilera

Maroon 5's "Moves Like Jagger" rises 3 spots to #1 scoring the band their second #1, following "Makes Me Wonder" which topped the chart in 2007. However, it's the song's guest Christina Aguiler who should be more excited. Aguilera hasn't had a chart-topping single since 2000's "Lady Marmalade," after that the closest she got was 2002's "Beautiful" which peaked at #2. And since 2010 it seemed she was on a descent into obscurity, "Not Myself Tonight" the lead single from her fourth album Bionic failed to break the top 20 peaking at #23 and follow up singles "Woohoo" and "You Lost Me" bombed harder, so this is quite a return to prominence... even though it's not her song. Her last solo #1 was also back in 2000 with "Come On Over (All I Want Is You)."

This puts Aguilera in the elite league of singers who have scores #1's in 3 different decades. She joins Britney Spears and Usher, who have also scored #1's in the 1990's, 2000's and 2010's. Now back to the song itself, which is this weeks airplay gainer.

3. Pumped Up Kicks - Foster the People
(19. Someone Like You - Adele)

This years breakout indie band Foster the Poeople climb 4 spots up to #3 scoring the band their first top 5 single. I would have put chances on this being a #1, however I think the next few weeks will be a chart battle between "Moves Like Jagger" and Adele's "Someone Like You" which is currently #1 on iTunes and climbs into the top 20 this week, scoring the singer her second top 20 single.

4. Lighters - Bad Meets Evil Featuring Bruno Mars

Bad Meets Evil's "Lighters" climbs 2 spots up to #4, scoring the duo their first top 5 single and Bruno Mars his sixth.

10. Stereo Hearts - Gym Class Heros Featuring Adam Levine

American alternative hip-hop band Gym Class Hereos' new single "Stereo Hearts" score them their first top 10 since 2006's "Cupid's Chokehold" (the 'Take a Look at My Girlfriend (Da Da Da Da' song, as I personally named it) and their second overall. It's Adam Levin's second song inside the top 10 this week and his fourth overall.

11. Cheers (Drink to That) - Rihanna

This week's digital gainer is Rihanna's "Cheers (Drink to That)" which climbs 6 spots up to #11 this week. Top 10 next week for sure.

16. You and I - Lady Gaga

I'm giving up putting the two dots above the "u." It's not worth the hassle. Lady Gaga climbs an impressive 16 spots into the top 20, landing at #16, scoring Gaga her tenth top 20 single. I'm presuming if Rihanna hadn't been digital gainer, it would have been Gaga?

38. Mr. Saxobeat - Alexandra Stan

This was quite the hit in the UK--now it seems its success it going stateside. Romanian singer Alexandra Stan's "Mr. Saxobeat" enters the top 40 at #38 scoring the singer her first American top 40. Congrats!


Romeo said...

So surprised that "Moves Like Jagger" made it to #1, the song is decent and the video came out so long after the song but I guess when you have a HIT you have a HIT ya know! I didn't think "Cheers" by Rihanna was going to make a dent in the charts but I guess I've been proven wrong. Go Rihanna!

J.Mensah said...

I'm surprised about Rihanna too, I thought for sure after Man Down and California Kind Bed failed to become hits, there was no way she would come back from that... guess I was proven wrong too lol

ww_adh said...

I think "Cheers" has timing on its side. I think "California King Bed" failed in the US because releasing a ballad at the beginning of summer is probably a bad idea. "Cheers" sounds really great right now.