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Thursday, January 08, 2009

Lady GaGa Dances To #1

The kiddies with their iTunes cards they got for Christmas have spoken; after previously topping the charts in Canada and Australia, Lady GaGa finally straddles the peak of Billboard's Hot 100 here in the States, nearly a year after the single was released.

Christina Aguilera is probably smashing the fine China right now. Both Britney Spears and Lady GaGa within three months...?

Last week "Just Dance" scored 419,000 paid digital downloads, making it the second most-downloaded track in a single week (after Flo Rida's "Low," from last January). As well, GaGa's full-length set The Fame jumps from #58 to #26 on the Top 200 Albums chart.

Golly, this is like the week after Christmas in 1991, when all the youngsters returned their Michael Jackson Dangerous CDs they got as gifts and exchanged them for Nirvana's Nevermind—which then unseated Jackson from #1.

Only this time Michael Jackson is Beyoncé. Although Michael probably has a more spectacular vagina...

Meanwhile, Lady GaGa is currently opening for the Pussycat Dolls on their European tour. How much longer till you think that bill flips around?

The U.S. Top 10:

1. "Just Dance" - Lady GaGa feat. Colby O'Donis *1 week*
2. "Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)" - Beyoncé
3. "Live Your Life" - T.I. feat. Rihanna
4. "Love Story" - Taylor Swift *airplay gainer*
5. "Heartless" - Kanye West
6. "Hot N Cold" - Katy Perry
7. "I'm Yours" - Jason Mraz
8. "Womanizer" - Britney Spears
9. "Let It Rock" - Kevin Rudolf
10. "Love Lockdown" - Kanye West

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  • At 1:13 PM, Blogger Joshua said…

    WOW. This is probably the whitest that the US Top 10 has looked since... 2001?

  • At 3:29 PM, Blogger John said…

    Jason Mraz back in the Top 10. Gotta love that!

  • At 4:20 PM, Anonymous Colby Adonis said…

    Gaga is going to do the 'cross-the-pond double this weekend!

  • At 5:10 PM, Blogger hun*ter said…

    Back in 2003-2005 I never would have predicted Britney Spears or someone like Lady Gaga would ever hit #1 in America again. Hip-hop, rap, and R&B can't dominate like they used to now that digital sales make up such a big part of the Hot 100.

  • At 9:18 PM, Blogger Cristián said…

    America, face it and get ready: 2009 is the year that the girlie-electro-pop phenomenon is about to take over, even possibly to scary Macarena levels.
    I say by summer months we should be seeing the first airings of either Coke, Wrigley's or Target commercials featuring either Ms. Ga-Ga, or Ladyhawke or La Roux.
    Tick tock, tick tock....

  • At 4:28 AM, Blogger Paul said…

    loving the Mraz back in the top ten. But pissing myself laughing (as are all my colleagues) at the Michael probably has a more spectacular vagina comment! Quote of 2009 so far :)

  • At 2:37 PM, Blogger Trailer Trashlee said…

    Who would've known that America would be so happily and hungrily riding Lady Gaga's disco stick?! Martha Tang, that's who!!

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