Thursday, July 15, 2010

Billboard Hot 100, July 24, 2010

1. California Gurls - Katy Perry feat. Snoop Dogg
2. Love the Way You Lie - Eminem feat. Rihanna

This is only the second time I've done a Billboard Hot 100 chart commentary since Katy Perry landed her second chart topper with "California Gurls," so it doesn't feel like Perry's occupied the top spot for more 2 weeks let alone 6. Whilst "Gurls" is in fact in its sixth week at the top, nipping at her heels is Eminem's "Love the Way You Lie" featuring Rihanna which is a non-mover at #2--a subtle non-movement, this is not. The single sold a whopping 314k this week and has thus far gained almost 74 million listener impressions. Perry's reign at the top is surely numbered.

8. I Like It - Enrique Iglasias feat. Pitbull

Spanish singer Enrique Iglasias makes a glorious return to the top 10 with his comeback single "I Like It" featuring American rapper Pitbull. Astonishingly, it's the singer's first top 10 since 2001's signature ballad "Hero" charted at #3, since then the closest he's been to a top 10 was follow-up single "Escape" peaking at #12 released in the same year.

9. Find Your Love - Drake
10. Ridin Solo - Jason DeRulo
11. Not Afraid - Eminem

Iglasias' rise means a one-spot fall for Drake's "Find Your Love", Jason DeRulo's "Ridin Solo" and Eminem's "Not Afraid"--however the last two remain bulleted.

18. Your Love - Nicki Minaj

"Massive Attack" may have been American rapper Nicki Minaj's first single, but follow-up "Your Love" is looking to be her real chart debut. The single scores the rapper's first top 20, rising 5 spots up to #18... much better than the #122 peak of "Massive Attack."

21. Un-Thinkable (I'm Ready) - Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys has not had a successful run of singles recently, so far every release from her The Element of Freedom has failed to break the top 20--even her acoustic take on own and Jay-Z's "Empire State of Mine" failed to make an impact, whereas in the UK every 'Element' single has landed in the top 10. However, the fourth single from the album, "Un-Thinkable (I'm Ready)" is looking to turn things around as it became the albums highest charting single last week--rising to #24 and this week inching just outside the top 20 landing at #21.

24. All I Do Is Win - DJ Khaled feat. T-Pain, Ludacris, Snoop Dogg & Rick Ross

American hip-hop producer DJ Khaled rises 2 spots up with "All I Do is Win," to #24, it's his usual feature-heavy single. It's his highest peaking since "I'm So Hood" peaked at #19.

39. Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) - Shakira

"Waka Waka" 2010's Official FIFA WC song sung by Colombian singer Shakira scores the singer her eighth top forty single, rising 8 notches this week.

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