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Thursday, February 10, 2011

US Chart Roundup: "Black And Yellow" Is #1, But The Steelers Probably Don't Wanna Hear It

Well, the Pittsburgh Steelers lost the Super Bowl, but at least fans of the team waved their Terrible Towels high with one hand as they downloaded Wiz Khalifa's hometown football anthem "Black And Yellow" from iTunes with the other. The Stargate-produced hip hop jam finally climbs to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in its 18th week on the chart.

Debuting at #5 is Dr. Dre—who apparently has been more content to live high on his mountain of cash and develop a line of headphones over the past decade than make music under his own name—with "I Need A Doctor." Grammy-nominated British producer Alex Da Kid (check out my interview with him) worked on Dre's track, so its no surprise that Alex's protege Skylar Grey appears on it (not to mention Dre's own protege Eminem).

This brings us to Rihanna's "S&M," which jumps from #66 to #31 after last week's premiere of the song's ho-hum video. Replacing RiRi at #66 is Ke$ha with "Blow," her second single off Cannibal. And two positions above her is Adele's "Rolling In The Deep."

A bit further down, Jessie J's "Price Tag"—this week's UK chart-topper—debuts at #88. Kind of a blase week. But at least, as mentioned yesterday, Pink's Greatest Hits...So Far!!! has finally jumped into the Top 10 on the album chart after three months.

The U.S. Top 10:

1. "Black And Yellow" - Wiz Khalifa *1 week*
2. "Grenade" - Bruno Mars 
3. "Firework" - Katy Perry
4. "Fuckin' Perfect" - Pink
5. "I Need A Doctor" - Dr. Dre feat. Eminem & Skylar Grey *new*
6. "Tonight (I'm Lovin' You)" - Enrique Iglesias ft. Ludacris & DJ Frank E
7. "Rocketeer" - Far East Movement feat. Ryan Tedder
8. "What's My Name" - Rihanna feat. Drake
9. "Hey Baby (Drop It To The Floor)" - Pitbull feat. T-Pain
10. "Hold It Against Me" - Britney Spears 

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