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Thursday, February 17, 2011

U.S. Chart Roundup: Lady Gaga Is #1, And There Are Three "Fuck" Songs In The Top 10

Much has already been made of this week's milestone Billboard Hot 100 chart, so let's just recap:

* Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" has debuted at #1
* "Born This Way" is the 1000th single to top the Hot 100
* The first #1 on the Hot 100: Ricky Nelson's "Poor Little Fool," in 1958
* This is is Gaga's third single to top the Hot 100
* "Just Dance" and "Poker Face" were the other two
* "Born This Way" sold 448,000 downloads between last Friday and Sunday
* It's now the fourth-best debut sales week ever for a digital single
* It also marks the best opening sales week for a female artist
* It's the first #1 containing words "drag," "gay," "lesbian" & "transgendered"
* "Born This Way" is the 19th single to debut at #1

Billboard also points out another chart achievement this week: the cast of Glee has notched a grand total of 113 song entries on the Hot 100 to date, which now surpasses the record 108 by Elvis Presley.

That's great and all, but the publication clearly overlooked the MAIN triumph on the new chart: all three current hits with the word "fuck" in the title—Pink's "Fuckin' Perfect," Enrique Iglesias' "Tonight (I'm Fuckin' You)" and Cee Lo Green's "Fuck You"—are finally in the Top 10 together (now that Cee Lo's had a Grammys-fueled rebound).

And, even better, all three songs are stacked on top of each other at #5 through #7. So it's like they're—well, you know...

The U.S. Top 10:

1. "Born This Way" - Lady Gaga *new* *1 week*
2. "Firework" - Katy Perry
3. "Grenade" - Bruno Mars 
4. "Black And Yellow" - Wiz Khalifa
5. "Fuckin' Perfect" - Pink
6. "Tonight (I'm Lovin' You)" - Enrique Iglesias ft. Ludacris & DJ Frank E
7. "Fuck You" - Cee Lo Green
8. "S&M" - Rihanna
9. "The Time (Dirty Bit)" - The Black Eyed Peas
10. "Hold It Against Me" - Britney Spears

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  • At 2:14 PM, Blogger Joshua said…

    "And, even better, all three songs are stacked on top of each other at #5 through #7. So it's like they're—well, you know..."

    - A Human Centipede?

  • At 7:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Um... Wouldn't it be better if you edit your post from Tonight (I'm Loving You) to Tonight (I'm Fucking You)?

    Otherwise it's 2 songs with the word fuck on the Hot 100.


  • At 5:23 PM, Blogger Adam said…

    I heard "Black and Yellow" in the car the other day (because I have self respect and would never seek it out on my own) and noticed it had the word "lesbian" in it. So "Born This Way" is a week late to be the first #1 with that word in it. It's years late if we count Kanye's "dyke" from "Stronger."


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