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Thursday, November 18, 2010

U.S. Chart Roundup: Rihanna & Drake Fall, Pink Climbs And Glee's "Teenage Dream" Comes True

Some interesting trash going on in the Billboard Hot 100 this week, starting with the fact that Rihanna and Drake's "What's My Name" plummets from #1 to #7. And I know I said last week that it's one of her most forgettable singles, but—dammit!—that effing song is actually growing on me now. I think if it had Drake stripped out altogether, a la how she's been performing the tune during her TV appearances all week, it would take on a whole new dimension of pop radness. Alas—well, dropping to #7 says it all, really.

That brings us to Pink, whose "Raise Your Glass" hops up from #7 to #4. It's shocking to think that, if we don't count the collaborative 2001 cover of "Lady Marmalade," this is really only Pink's fourth Top 5 hit, following "Most Girls" (#4, 2000) "Get The Party Started" (#4, 2001) and "So What" (#1, 2008). I, for one, have been jamming all week to her Greatest Hits...So Far!!! Yeah—she got my cold hard  cash for that one. She's gonna need it to buy that kid she has on the way some leather or brass knuckles.

Debuting at #8 is Darren Criss' Glee cover of Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream," a week after the original version dropped out of the Top 10. So far it's become the best-selling single during a one-week period from the Fox series, even though it didn't quite land as high as "Don't Stop Believing" (#4, 2009) on the Hot 100.

Here's Darren performing "Teenage Dream" at L.A. venue The Mint last weekend:

On a final note, the Black Eyed Peas' absolutely wretched "The Time (The Dirty Bit)" debuts at #12. If ever there was an uninspired, rushed single that deserves to flop...

The U.S. Top 10:

1. "Like A G6" - Far*East Movement *3 weeks*
2. "Only Girl (In The World)" - Rihanna
3. "Just The Way You Are" - Bruno Mars
4. "Raise Your Glass" - Pink 
5. "Just A Dream" - Nelly 
6. "We R Who We R" - Ke$ha
7. "What's My Name" - Rihanna feat. Drake
8. "Teenage Dream" - Glee Cast *new*
9. "Firework" - Katy Perry
10. "Bottoms Up" - Trey Songz feat. Nicki Minaj

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  • At 9:38 AM, Blogger John said…

    Great...y'all know the words. Now can you just let the guy sing the song?

    Could not agree more with you on the BEP single, although it seems to be too late for the track to flop.

  • At 2:47 PM, Blogger Joshua said…

    I'm shocked Robyn, P!nk & Ke$ha are not in the line up of this year's VH1 """"Divas"""" Live. Yes, it deserves at least that many quotes.

  • At 8:51 PM, Blogger wpmsd said…

    Just goes to show you how digital sales are heating up. Don't Stop Believing debuted at #4 while Teenage sold more yet only debuted at #8. There's pretty good action on the chart these days.

  • At 10:11 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Why is Entertainment Weekly reporting that the Glee shit (and shame to all the gays who watch this stereotypical shit) debuted at No. 1 on the Hot 100?!!?



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