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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Pink Climbs, Mariah Carey Sinks And Shakira Sits Pretty...For Now

With the Top 10 of Billboard's Hot 100 remaining pretty flat, we turn our weary eyes a bit lower, where at least Pink finally manages to climb up three positions to #17 with "Please Don't Leave Me."

Pink's third single off Funhouse has been a hit all over the planet, albeit a modest one. To date, it's managed to peak at #1 in Poland, #3 in Greece, #5 in Austria, #8 in both Canada and Germany and #10 in Ireland.

Meanwhile, if you're thinking Mariah Carey did the ultimate hooker plunge down the chart this week with "Obsessed"—it falls from its debut last week of #11 to #20—don't be too hasty; the Hannah Montana single "He Could Be The One" actually slides further, from #10 to #23.

Ah, well, at least there's good ol' Shakira debuting at #34 with "She Wolf." Surely she won't flop with that disco-laden jam, right?

And I guess we gotta do our weekly check-in of David Guetta and Kelly Rowland's "When Love Takes Over." Big news this week—it's up one position to #76! Looks like that live stint on So You Think You Can Dance was worth it, after all!

The U.S. Top 10:

1. "I Gotta Feeling" - The Black Eyed Peas *4 weeks*
2. "Best I Ever Had" - Drake
3. "You Belong With Me" - Taylor Swift
4. "Knock You Down" - Keri Hilson feat. Kanye West & Ne-Yo
5. "Fire Burning" - Sean Kingston
6. "Boom Boom Pow" - The Black Eyed Peas
7. "LoveGame" - Lady Gaga
8. "I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)" - Pitbull
9. "Birthday Sex" - Jeremih
10. "Waking Up In Vegas" -
Katy Perry

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  • At 12:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Anyone else finding the new Billboard Online "layout" as annoying as I am???

  • At 6:23 PM, Blogger Joshua said…

    Nooooo Mariah! Do something crazy to get radio play ASAP!

  • At 7:51 PM, Blogger rcLoy said…

    *yawn* Isn't there anything up there at the top 10 worth of the repeat button? Everything sound so dated already.

  • At 9:37 PM, Blogger Mike said…

    It's so funny that Pink is only on her 3rd single in America. She's already up to the 5th or 6th in Australia!

    I love Shakira's song but I fear it's a bit too weird and might be a bit of a bomb. The video should help if it's ever fucking released.

    And poor Mimi. "Obsessed" is a bit embarrassing. Hopefully the next single is better.

  • At 11:46 PM, Blogger Paul said…

    Mike - EVERYONE is on the 5th or 6th single in Australia. Isn't gaga that far in?!?!? I do like the Pink song though - it grows on me, and perhaps that is why it is such an evergreen in the states. I'm hoping Shakira will be a hit - another grower that i'm loving.

    Robbie - so pleased you are back blogging :)

  • At 3:55 AM, Blogger Denny said…

    Where are the rewind charts gone?

  • At 1:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    LOL Shakira is gonna flop! Couldnt understand a word of what she's singin about! she should take time off to learn english.!


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