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Thursday, November 04, 2010

U.S. Chart Roundup: Screw Taylor Swift—Ke$ha Has Landed Her Second #1 Hit

Now, some people will tell you the big chart news this week is Taylor Swift's third album Speak Now selling just over a million copies out of the gate, more than enough to debut at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 and post the best sales week for an LP since 50 Cent's The Massacre, back in March 2005. But those people would be wrong.

No, pop chyldryn—the real news this week is the fact that Ke$ha's latest lyrical blessing, "We R Who We R," has debuted at the top of the Hot 100 single chart. I know, I know—I had to ask myself if this was just Jesus in disguise returning to our mortal plane, too.

This gives Ke$ha a second chart-topping hit after "Tik Tok," and it also makes her sixth Top 10 single (I'm including "My First Kiss," her pairing with the new Lennon-McCartney, 3OH!3). And start curling your toes—the Angelic Queen Of Soul's mini album Cannibal is out on November 22. God bless America!

Another poetic masterpiece makes great gains this week, as 10-year-old Willow Smith's "Whip My Hair" jumps from #78 to #11. Elsewhere, Chris Brown's overly-poppy single "Yeah 3X" debuts at #33. (Who let him back into the club?)

Other than that, basically #34 through #100 consists of new tracks from Taylor Swift's Speak Now that lonely teen girls from Kansas who will never get sex are downloading.

So have I mentioned Shayne Ward is on the cover of Gay Times in a wet T-shirt?

The U.S. Top 10:

1. "We R Who We R" - Ke$ha *new* *1 week*
2. "Like A G6" - Far*East Movement
3. "Just The Way You Are" - Bruno Mars
4. "Only Girl (In The World)" - Rihanna
5. "Just A Dream" - Nelly
6. "DJ Got Us Fallin' In Love" - Usher feat. Pitbull
7. "Bottoms Up" - Trey Songz feat. Nicki Minaj
8. "Teenage Dream" - Katy Perry
9. "Dynamite" - Taio Cruz
10. "Raise Your Glass" - Pink

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  • At 9:46 AM, Blogger The Richard said…

    This is possibly your best post ever.

  • At 9:52 AM, Blogger dishy said…

    Richard - I absolutely agree - that was hilarious thanks D'Luv'ly for brightening my rainy ny morning

  • At 12:04 PM, Blogger Joshua said…

    Every time I hear a Ke$ha song, I have to take a really long, hot shower. Her voice has the unfortunate quality of used dirty toilet paper swatches. Ughhh

  • At 1:13 PM, Blogger D'luv said…

    Ha ha! Thanks, gang.

  • At 1:20 AM, Blogger Jebb said…

    Excuse me while I go bludgeon myself to death. (Please, for the love of Dog, make Ke$ha and Taylor Swift go away.)


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