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Thursday, September 09, 2010

Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream" Is #1, And All Seems Annoyingly Right In The World

We knew this was kind of inevitable, right? Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream" has ascended to the top of the Billboard Hot 100, becoming her second #1 single over the past few months and her third overall, after "I Kissed A Girl."

And you know what? That song should be #1. I mentioned elsewhere the other day that while Katy herself makes me want to throw myself off a bridge, "Teenage Dream" is an incredibly catchy song that deserves to be a smash.

"Teenage Dream" is now the eighth U.S. chart topper for Max Martin after the following:

1. "...Baby One More Time" - Britney Spears
2. "It's Gonna Be Me" - *NSYNC
3. "I Kissed A Girl" - Katy Perry
4. "So What" - Pink
5. "My Life Would Suck Without You" - Kelly Clarkson
6. "3" - Britney Spears
7. "California Gurls" - Katy Perry

Hmmm. Come to think of it, why couldn't Dr. Luke and Max have given "Teenage Dream" to Kelly Clarkson? Oh well. Moving on, Nelly somehow manages to score his first Top 10 hit in half a decade with the not half bad "Just A Dream," which is at #9.

Further down, Cee Lo Green's upbeat Motown throwback "Fuck You" jumps up this week from #96 to #33, while Adam Lambert's "If I Had You" slips from #32 to #35.

But really, folks, all that matters is that Antoine Dodson has a third week on the chart with "Bed Intruder Song," which falls two spots to #94.

The U.S. Top 10:

1. "Teenage Dream" - Katy Perry *1 week*
2. "Love The Way You Lie" - Eminem feat. Rihanna
3. "Dynamite" - Taio Cruz
4. "Just The Way You Are" - Bruno Mars 
5. "I Like It" - Enrique Iglesias feat. Pitbull
6. "DJ Got Us Fallin' In Love" - Usher feat. Pitbull
7. "Mine" - Tayler Swift
8. "Take It Off" - Ke$ha
9. "Just A Dream" - Nelly
10. "California Gurls" - Katy Perry feat. Snoop Dogg

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  • At 9:42 AM, Blogger Mike said…

    Go Katy! It's such a great song. Although Antoine really should be #2. He's almost as amazing!

  • At 3:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    This is all nice and dandy, Robbie, but i can't believe you haven't talked about "Body Talk part 2" cracking the itunes top 5, what's wrong with you?.. who cares about all the katy perrys and nellys of the world when we have Robyn. I'm sure you agree, so go back to what's REALLY important... ok bye.

  • At 3:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Not a single mention of Rich Cronin's passing? TWAT!

  • At 11:28 PM, Anonymous MW09 said…

    I knew Teenage Dream would hit #1. I'm not happy about it...but whatever.


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