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Thursday, October 14, 2010

U.S. Chart Roundup: Can Pink's "Raise Your Glass" Please Just Go To #1 Already?

It's pretty bad when a mediocre song by Taylor Swift that sounds exactly like "You Belong With Me" is one of the only noteworthy things about the Billboard Hot 100 this week. The country-pop broad's upcoming album title track "Speak Now" debuts at #8 after being the top download on iTunes for the better part of last week.

Like with her previous album Fearless, Taylor's label is tossing out a single each week leading up to the release of Speak Now. So expect this latest to drop like four-dollar hooker at the wave of a fiver on Big Daddy's yacht at sundown by next week.

At least we also have the #51 debut of Pink's "Raise Your Glass" to keep this from being a total snoozefest. The new single off her upcoming Greatest Hits...So Far!!! was made available at digital retailers this week, and is currently #5 on iTunes. So hopefully airplay kicks in and this becomes another Top 10 hit for pop's hottest pistol.

Over on the album chart, David Archuleta's second album proper (not counting last year's holiday offering) The Other Side Of Down debuts at #13. Two years ago, his first album went into the Top 200 chart at #2. Awwww.

The U.S. Top 10:

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

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