Friday, July 24, 2009

Billboard Hot 100, 1/7/2009

This hiatus thing is obviously not working. Here are some of the biggest highlights on this weeks Hot 100.

1. I Gotta Feeling - Black Eyed Peas

Black Eyed Peas
extend their three week reign with "I Gotta Feeling" to four. Boyz II Men and Mariah Carey have been only the artist to spend up to 16 weeks atop the chart, according to Billboard, as of last week BEP's reign has measured up to fifteen weeks (with 12 weeks from "Boom Boom Pow" and 3 for "Feeling"). Shouldn't that mean that this means is their sixteenth week atop the chart? frankly, I'm too tired to look into it.

3. You Belong With Me - Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift rises a solid 3 spots to #3 with her current single "You Belong With Me." Prior to this her highest charting single was "Love Story" which peaked at #4. I wonder if it can go all the way and dethrone BEP.

10. Waking Up in Vegas - Katy Perry

Returning to its peak position is Katy Perry's "Waking Up in Vegas" which rises back to the #10 spot, but can it go any higher, obviously "Vegas" is dying to be a hit, that's why it's been hovering around the top 15 spots for 13 weeks.

11. Use Somebody - Kings of Leon

Kings of Leon receive a hefty digital boost for "Use Somebody" which rises back into the top 20, reaching #11 this week. Will this ever be a top 10 hit for the group?

17. Please Don't Leave Me - P!nk

P!nk rises 3 spots up to #17 with "Please Don't Leave Me."

20. Obsessed - Mariah Carey

Falling down to #20 after its debut is Mariah Carey and her new single "Obsessed" which debut at #11 last week. It's fall I presume is due to its dramatic fall in digital sales--but it's airplay on Rhythmic and Urban radio is picking up greatly, so a rise in the next few weeks is possible but a 19th #1 for the singer is questionable.

34. She Wolf - Shakira

Shakira debuts #34 with her new single "She Wolf" I've been reading about the new song, but I haven't heard it. It's suppose to be really good, we'll see.

For what I think is the first time, you can now see beyond the top 50 enteries on the Hot 100, so check it out: http://www.billboard.com/#/charts/hot-100?begin=51&order=position

2 comments:

rcLoy said...

KOL's fabulous Use Somebody should be on top. Shakira's new stuff is good as well. Now, can we please have someone other than BEP on top? Please? It's getting a bit too annoying. Ergh.

J.Mensah said...

I feel your pain! I'm kinda getting tired of BEP too. Wouldn't it be nice if KOL could magically ascend to the to top next week?