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Thursday, May 21, 2009

Lady GaGa And Katy Perry Won't Be Going Away Anytime Soon, Folks


So, can you believe Katy Perry rebounded from the "Thinking Of You" debacle to have another hit? Her fourth single, "Waking Up In Vegas" jumps up from #51 to #13 on this week's Billboard Hot 100 chart.

And it was a year ago right now when Katy was beginning to haunt radio and everything else in sight with her summer smash "I Kissed A Girl." Time flies when you're raking in buckets of cash, I suppose.

Eminem's 543rd single this year, "Beautiful," debuts at #17. He's gotta stop putting one out every week, because they just chart lower and lower, then go down faster than Katy Perry at a record exec meeting.

Then comes the string of this spring's decent jams making strides: Sean Kingston is up 11 positions to #18 with "Fire Burning," Kelly Clarkson inches up to #23 with "I Do Not Hook Up" and Green Day's "Know Your Enemy," at #28, is finally catching on. Green Day also have the #1 album this week with 21st Century Breakdown, after its Friday release saw the LP sell 215,000 copies in just three days.

Lady GaGa scores her third U.S. Top 40 single with "LoveGame," which makes a discohooker-worthy leap from #61 to #27. Additionally, her million-selling album The Fame reaches a new peak of #4 this week.

Hopefully some of these singles break up the dreck that is the current U.S. Top 10 soon; I can't handle the combined discontent of the Black Eyed Peas and Pitbull much longer.

The U.S. Top 10:

1. "Boom Boom Pow" - The Black Eyed Peas *7 weeks*
2. "Poker Face" - Lady GaGa
3. "Blame It" - Jamie Foxx feat. T-Pain
4. "I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)" - Pitbull
5. "Day 'N' Nite" - Kid Cudi
6. "Halo" - Beyonce
7. "Don't Trust Me" - 3OH!3
8. "Sugar" - Flo Rida feat. Wynter
9. "Birthday Sex" - Jeremih
10. "Kiss Me Thru The Phone" - Souljah Boy Tell 'Em feat. Sammie

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