Friday, August 30, 2013

Billboard Hot 100, September 8 2013

1. Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke (featuring T.I. and Pharell Williams)
2. Roar - Katy Perry
3. We Can't Stop - Miley Cyrus

It's a static top three this week. Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" notches a 12th week atop of the Hot 100. It holds off Katy Perry's new single "Roar" for a second week, staying at number-two. According to Billboard, the two songs are separated by only 13% in overall chart points (combining sales, airplay and streaming), this is down from last week's 17%. Miley Cyrus' "We Can't Stop" holds at three for another week. It'll be interesting to see if the controversy surrounding her recent VMA performance will have any effect on the single's performance for here on--I'm guessing not--but with the amount of press coverage this has gotten, it's hard not to wonder.

4. Applause - Lady Gaga

After Gaga's uncommonly low debut last week at #6, the lead single, "Applause" from her forthcoming third album ARTPOP climbs two spots up to #4. It's her ninth top five single--her first single since "The Edge of Glory" peaked at #3 in 2011.

9. Summertime Sadness - Lana Del Rey & Cedric Gervais

The Cedric Gervais remix of Lana Dey Rey's "Summertime Sadness" launches an impressive six spots up to #9, scoring the singer her first ever top ten. The closest she had gotten to a top ten single was with "Young and Beautiful" taken from The Great Gatsby soundtrack, which peaked at #22 earlier this year.

17. Drake - Hold On, We're Going Home

Drake climbs seven spots up to #17 with "Hold On, We're Going Home" scoring his 19th top twenty single.

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