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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Britney Spears Has Really Big Hits

It's all just a bit of a shuffle in the Top 10 of Billboard's Hot 100 this week. Stuck at #3 for a third week, Lady GaGa's "Poker Face" is the airplay gainer, which makes sense since I had to have heard it at least ten times on the radio while driving around in recent days. Kelly Clarkson's "My Life Would Suck Without You" is the sales gainer and moves up from #9 to #5 after her recent television appearances (American Idol, Saturday Night Live). The availability of All I Ever Wanted—at #1 on the album chart—also increased downloads of the track.

Three pop singles have now been certified triple platinum after sales of 3 million: Lady GaGa's "Just Dance," Katy Perry's "Hot N Cold" and Coldplay's "Viva La Vida."

That brings us to Britney Spears, who, after the premiere of her whoretastic "If U Seek Amy" video last week, sees the single shoot from #53 to #35. Spears, no stranger to things shooting up her, now has three Top 40 singles off Circus, after "Womanizer" hit #1 and "Circus" peaked at #3.

The last time she pulled that stunt out of her Amy bucket was with her 2003 album In The Zone, when "Me Against The Music" flopped at #35, "Toxic" rocked it at #9 and "Everytime" slumped over like a rickety old transvestite kicking up her thighs for the last time on can-can night at Ladybugz.

The U.S. Top 10:

1. "Right Round" - Flo Rida feat. Ke$ha *5 weeks*
2. "Dead And Gone" - T.I. feat. Justin Timberlake
3. "Poker Face" - Lady GaGa *airplay gainer*
4. "Kiss Me Thru The Phone" - Souljah Boy Tell 'Em feat. Sammie
5. "My Life Would Suck Without You" - Kelly Clarkson *sales gainer*
6. "Gives You Hell" - The All-American Rejects
7. "Heartless" - Kanye West
8. "Blame It" - Jamie Foxx feat. T-Pain
9. "The Climb" - Miley Cyrus
10. "Just Dance" - Lady GaGa feat. Colby O'Donis

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