Thursday, September 23, 2010

Billboard Hot 100, October 1, 2010

1. Just the Way You Are - Bruno Mars
3. Only Girl (In the World) - Rihanna

Californian R&B singer Bruno Mars scores his first US chart topper with his debut single "Just the Way You Are," selling 194,000 in downloads. Mars previously landed a #1 earlier this year as feature on rapper B.o.B's "Nothin' on You." He also joins a line of only 2 other new male artists who's topped the Billboard Hot 100 this year, following both British R&B singer Taio Cruz and B.o.B. Mars also holds off tough competition from Rihanna this week which charges up a whopping 72 spots placing itself firmly at #3. It sold a lucrative 250,000 copies this week.

10. Like a G6 - Far*East Movement

Music group, Far*East Movement score their first top 10; "Like a G6" rises 6 spots up to #10.

21. Dog Days Are Over - Florence+ the Machine

British pop singer Florence + the Machine scores her first American hit--the second UK single from her successful debut Lungs, "Dog Days Are Over" launches up a hefty 72 spots up to #21, scoring her first US top 40. It's all thanks to her whimsical performance at this years MTV VMA's.

27. The Catalyst - Linkin Park

Another massive rise this week, American rock band Linkin Park's "The Catalyst," the first single to be lifted from their new album A Thousand Suns, rises up 46 spots up to #27. The band is also atop of the Billboard 200 this week with the album--moving 241k units in its first week.

37. Radioactive - Kings of Leon

10 spots below is another American rock band. Kings of Leon debut at #37 with "Radioactive" the lead single from their upcoming fifth album Come Around Sundown. It's a satisfying start but can it revise the success of breakthrough single "Use Somebody," which peaked at #4 in 2008.

1 comment:

Paul said...

other than dog days (yay for it's success) i haven't heard any of the other songs you mention. God i'm so old/what am i like, etc?