Friday, May 29, 2009

Billboard Hot 100, 03/05/09

1. Boom Boom Pow - Black Eyed Peas

Black Eyed Peas manage to annex a 8th week at #1 with "Boom Boom Pow," currently having the longest run at #1 so far this year, beating out FloRida's "Right Round," which spent 6 weeks at #1. It also manages to attain the 'sales gainer' award. "Pow," has now moved over 2 million units in the U.S. - the first single to accomplish this feat since 2005s "My Humps," (but took 2 years in the process and failed to reach #1, settling for a #3 peak).

2. Poker Face - Lady GaGa
3. Blame It - Jamie Foxx
4. Don't Stop Believin' - Glee Cast

Whilst Lady GaGa's "Poker Face," and Jamie Foxx's "Blame It," stay in the same positions as last week, they manage to hold off --what I thought was-- the biggest contender for #1 this week, the cast from the U.S. music comedy, Glee, who cover Journey's 1981's top 10 hit, "Don't Stop Believin'," the single scores this week's highest debut, coming in at #4 -moving over 177,000 downloads- actually outdoing Journey's peak, at #9.

6. New Divide - Linkin' Park

American rock band, Linkin' Park score the second biggest debut of the week, coming in at #6 with, "New Divide," taken from the, Transformers soundtrack. This is the bands highest debut and their third top 10 (following "In The End," (#2) and "What I've Done (#7). I've yet to check out the song, but the people that have, have given me good reviews about it.

10. Waking Up In Vegas - Katy Perry

Katy Perry ascends into the top 10 with "Waking Up In Vegas," scoring her third feat. I'm hoping this will be another top 3 or #1 hit for the singer, making up for the under performance of "Thinkin' Of You," which peaked at a dismal #29 (Top 40 radio haven't been too acceptive of ballads lately). I'm still wondering how "Hot 'N' Cold," didn't eventually ascend to #1.

12. Fire Burning - Sean Kingston

Sean Kingston makes a dramatic 6 spot rise to #12, this week with his new single, "Fire Burning." Could this be the single that proves Kingston is in fact not a one-hit-wonder, but a strong force in today's contemporary-pop. "Burning," is a good song, but doesn't hold a candle to, "Beautiful Girls," which I thought was amazing. But it does seem like a definite grower.

13. Knock You Down - Keri Hilson

Today, I took a trip to the City of London and I listened to Keri Hilson's In A Perfect World... all the way and I found myself listening to her latest single, "Knock You Down," featuring Ne-Yo and Kanye West the most. I absolutely love it. This week it only rises 1 notch, up to #13 but still earns the 'airplay gainer' award. I hope this becomes Hilson's first top 10, this unachieved feat is long overdue --her 2 previous singles (released in the U.S.) both failed to crack it ("Turnin' Me On," peaked at #15 and "Energy," was quite the failure, peaking at #78). The single currently on rotation in the UK, "Return The Favor," with Timbaland, should definitely be a single in the U.S. --sounds like it would be a hit.

20. Kiss A Girl - Keith Urban

Keith Urban's collaboration with American Idol winner, Kris Allen on his single, "Kiss A Girl," on the show propels the single into the top 20 after 11 weeks, this week it rises 31 spots up to #20, becoming the singer's highest chart single in the U.S. I prected a big drop next week.

17. Sugar - FloRida
21. Right Round - FloRida
23. Kiss Me Thru The Phone - Soulja Boy

FloRida and Soulja Boy suffer fatal drops this week. FloRida's "Right Round," drops 9 spots to #21 --this is the song's 17th week on the chart. Additionally the rapper also suffers another drop with "Sugar," (8 - 17) which failed to become as much of a success as "Round," peaking at #5. Soulja Boy's "Kiss Me Thru The Phone," (which I've shamelessly grown fond of) drops 13 spots down to #23.

27. I'm Yours - Jason Mraz

Jason Mraz's "I'm Yours," rises back into the top 30, thanks to his perfoamance on American Idol, last week.

50. Imma Be - Black Eyed Peas

BEP's new digital single, "Imma Be," makes it debut at #50. I checked out the song on iTunes and I wasn't that impressed.

In more American Idol news...

11. No Boundaries - Kris Allen

Winner, Kris Allen makes his chart debut at #11 with his single, "No Boundaries," narrowly missing the top 10, becoming the second winner to do so, following Jordin Spark's peaked at #15 in 2007 with "This Is My Now." Kris also scores 2 other enteries in the top 50 --his rendition of Kanye West's, "Heartless," (#16) and the less successful rendition of Tears for Fears' 1982 hit "Mad World."Runner-up.

19. Mad World - Adam Lambert

Adam Lambert joins in the success, his version of "Mad World," comes in at #19. Unfortunately he has no other single inside the top 50.

37. Permanent - David Cook

I'm unsure whether last years' winner, David Cook appeared on the show last week, but his new single, "Permanent," debuts at #37.


rcLoy said...

Kris's Heartless is better than original.. Keri's Knock You Down is a good jam.. Glee's Don't Stop Believin is good.. Better than BEP BBP tho.. its getting really annoying =.="
Yay for Jason Mraz~

J.Mensah said...

"Knock You Down," is great, isn't it?

Your hate for BBP makes me laugh ;) I'm kinda getting tired of it too.