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Thursday, October 21, 2010

U.S. Chart Roundup: Far East Movement Fly Like A G6 To The Top Of The Hot 100

And so club-crawling booze enthusiasts Far East Movement (and thus, the "featuring" Cataracs and Dev) climb to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week with their "Booty Bounce"-sampling "Like A G6." You just knew that was inevitable.

"Like A G6" sort of won me over in the way that, if I hear it on the radio, I won't switch it off just yet. At first I wanted to ram a screwdriver in my ear upon hearing it. And now—well, I'd never pay to download this trash, but I don't mind it at a respectable volume in the background.

Moving on, Pink jumps from #51 to #11 with her new Max Martin/Shellback-produced jam "Raise Your Glass." The song is already #1 in Australia, a country that I feel appreciates the radness of Pink far more than America does. If this single doesn't at least go Top 10, I'll be crafting a voodoo doll in the likeness of Clear Channel chairman Lowry Mays. And I have really long pins.

This brings us to the Mike Posner, a total douche an artist I expressed my apprehension about last week. This week his latest synth-drenched single "Please Don't Go" climbs 20 positions to #34.

And as I hinted at back in July when Yolanda Be Cool And DCUP's "We No Speak Americano" topped the UK chart, it hasn't taken long for us Yanks to embrace this novelty hit. The monotonous Aussie dance jam cracks the Top 40 this week and moves up to #36.


The U.S. Top 10:

1. "Like A G6" - Far*East Movement *1 week*
2. "Just The Way You Are" - Bruno Mars" 
3. "Just A Dream" - Nelly
4. "Only Girl (In The World)" - Rihanna
5. "DJ Got Us Fallin' In Love" - Usher feat. Pitbull
6. "Back To December" - Taylor Swift *new*
7. "Teenage Dream" - Katy Perry
8. "Dynamite" - Taio Cruz
9. "Club Can't Handle Me" - Flo Rida feat. David Guetta
10. "Bottoms Up" - Trey Songz feat. Nicki Minaj

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  • At 9:41 AM, Blogger John said…

    Pink will definitely hit the Top 5, based on the insane gains it's making at both Pop and Adult Pop radio stations. As for FEM, I'm with you about the current single, but there are at least two more singles on the album that will do well now that "G6" has hit #1.

    I also thought that "Americano" stood a chance, and now I'm regretting my prediction. Every time I hear it on the radio.

  • At 12:00 PM, Blogger Joshua said…

    As an Asian, I feel like I should be supporting FEM, but I just can't bring myself to doing it... Plz help??!?!

  • At 1:19 PM, Anonymous Pranav said…

    Why is our Billboard top 10 so crap? Why has it been so shit for the last decade? Why do I look at it every week when I know it's never going to get good (except for the pleasant surprises of "break your heart" by taio cruz and "fireflies" by owl city going to #1).?

  • At 12:45 AM, Blogger wpmsd said…

    First time I heard G6 I wasn't impressed. But I watched the video off of this site and turned 180 degrees. I love the chorus with Dev in the video. Now it's my favorite song of the year. Totally vapid lyrics and mindless, but so what? Gratified to see it go to #1.

  • At 5:22 PM, Anonymous Bianca said…

    Great post! I love those guys!

  • At 1:45 PM, Blogger حياة القلب said…

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