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Thursday, July 01, 2010

Everybody Wants To Have Sex With Eminem, Maroon 5 And Sara Bareilles

It's a week of several big debuts on the Billboard Hot 100, pop chyldren, so let's just jump right in with Eminem and Rihanna. Each one has landed a #1 single this year so far, with "Not Afraid" and "Rude Boy," respectively. And now their collaboration "Love The Way You Lie" comes crashing in at #2, thanks to Eminem's Recovery being made available last week.

Recovery opened with 741,000 copies sold—the highest one-week amount of any album since AC/DC (hot) moved 784,000 copies of Black Ice in October 2008. (And check out my assessment of the 17 albums that have hit #1 in 2010 so far over on Idolator.)

Anyway, Selena Gomez & The Scene pop in at #24 with "Round & Round," making it the Disney teen's highest chart hit yet. (My spring jam "Naturally" peaked at #29). Maroon 5 debut at #44 with "Misery," a song that sounds like every other Maroon 5 single ever released. The music video is set to debut in a few hours, so hold on to your hats, kidz.

Here's a 30-second preview:

This brings us to piano pop broad Sara Bareilles, who debuts at #59 with "King Of Anything." Let's hope this one becomes a hit (it's pleasant enough), so she can shed her one-hit-wonder coat—you know, to become a two-hit-wonder. The "King Of Anything" video leaked this week and keeps getting yanked off the Internet, but you can watch it here.

Rounding out the debuts (and, yes, there are about 47 other Eminem songs that entered the Hot 100 that I can't be fucked to write about) this week is Adam Lambert's "If I Had You," which goes in at #94. If there is a Pop God up there in the universe overseeing all things right and just, this song will go just as far as "Whataya Want From Me" did. Because Max Martin needs more money.

The U.S. Top 10:

1. "California Gurls" - Katy Perry feat. Snoop Dogg *4 weeks*
2. "Love The Way You Lie" - Eminem feat. Rihanna *new*
3. "OMG" - Usher feat. will.i.am
4. "Airplanes" - B.o.B feat. Hayley Williams
5. "Billionaire" - Travie McCoy feat. Bruno Mars
6. "Find Your Love" - Drake
7. "Cooler Than Me" - Mike Posner
8. "Your Love Is My Drug" - Ke$ha
9. "Alejandro" - Lady Gaga
10. "Ridin' Solo" - Jason Derulo

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  • At 10:16 AM, Anonymous shaun said…

    Is it wrong that I 1) lust for Adam Levine and 2) allow said lust to trick me into liking some of Maroon 5's music? I think I know the answer...

  • At 10:26 AM, Blogger Dan said…

    Is it wrong that I always like the kick-off single from a Maroon 5 project, but then can't be bothered with the rest of it? I think it's because one song of that kind of music is fine, but a whole album is just TOO MUCH.

  • At 11:30 AM, Blogger D'luv said…

    I'm with you boys, on the lusting AND only ever liking the lead single. That last album, as a whole, was drab.

  • At 3:46 PM, Anonymous Stephen said…

    omg, i loved it won't be soon before long! great album! and adam levine is just wholly delicious. damn. MIKE POSNER HAS A HIT? Who is he, exactly? I only know his name because I flipping through channels one night & his video popped up on Logo's PopLab.

  • At 4:57 PM, Blogger Joshua said…

    Uhm, since when did "it's pleasant enough" warrant a feeling of "I hope it does well!" from you!?!? I'd rather get sunburn in my privvies w/ every other member of Lillith Fair (including sponsors and vendors) than listen to this soulless snatch!


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