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Thursday, April 28, 2011

U.S. Chart Roundup: Beyonce's "Girls" Runs Off Track And Head-On Into A Wall

Following the pattern of her previous single "Firework," Katy Perry's "E.T." returns to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for a fourth non-consecutive week after a brief chart-topping interruption last week by Rihanna and Britney Spears' remix of "S&M."

Adele's "Rolling In The Deep" was performed by American Idol contestant Haley Reinhart last week to rather positive effect; the hopeful crooner managed to survive another week on the show, and Adele's single climbs to a new high of #2, matching its UK peak position. Likewise, Adele's 21 ballad "Turning Tables" debuts at #63 after a performance of it by Gwyneth Paltrow on Glee.

Two other artists from across the pond make slight advances this week on the Hot 100: Tinie Tempah is up one position to #13 with "Written In The Stars" while Jessie J's "Price Tag" also climbs one to #23.

This brings us to Beyonce's depressing (by her standards) debut at #33 with "Run The World (Girls)." The single went on sale at iTunes late last week and sold 77,000 downloads by Sunday evening. By comparison, Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" sold 448,000 downloads between its Friday release day and the following Sunday in February, and it debuted at #1.

Granted, Lady Gaga is the hot new pop broad on the block. But by that token, Britney Spears moved 411,000 copies of "Hold It Against Me" in its first week of release in January. That single also debuted at #1.

Two weeks ago Gaga's second Born This Way single "Judas" entered the chart at #10 after initially selling 162,000 in only two-and-a-half days.

I guess what I'm saying is this: Beyonce, girl, time to get a new weave.

On a related note, Kelly Rowland's Jim Jonsin-produced "Motivation" moves up one to #54, proving that the Real Talent From Destiny's Child is back to reclaim her wig.

The U.S. Top 10:

1. "E.T." - Katy Perry feat. Kanye West *4 weeks*
2. "Rolling In The Deep" - Adele
3. "Just Can't Get Enough" - The Black Eyed Peas
4. "S&M" - Rihanna feat. Britney Spears
5. "Down On Me" - Jeremih feat. 50 Cent
6. "The Lazy Song" - Bruno Mars
7. "On The Floor" - Jennifer Lopez feat. Pitbull
8. "Look At Me Now" - Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes
9. "Blow" -Ke$ha
10. "Fuck You" - Cee Lo Green

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5 Comments:

  • At 9:31 AM, Blogger Moonwalker said…

    I´m glad that Beyonce´s new song isn´t doing well. Artists need to know when they are making awful songs and Beyonce is an example of how a talented singer can release terrible albums with just 3 o 4 smash singles in order to sell more. Bring back Destiny´s Child or at least try to make timeless songs!

     
  • At 10:58 AM, Blogger Joshua said…

    Ew this top 10 looks like some hip hop/R&B BS from the tragic mid-2000s!

    Also, LOL at Kelly Rowland! Stop trying to make her happen!

     
  • At 10:59 AM, Blogger Joshua said…

    Also, the lesson learned here is: if you are a fat British lady, have skinny girls cover your songs to make them more successful :(

     
  • At 7:17 PM, Anonymous Pranav said…

    I am glad Beyonce is being taught a long overdue lesson. Putting out shit music under the "Beyonce" label doesn't necessarily make it good music.

     
  • At 9:37 AM, Blogger Paul said…

    the world wide domination of Adele continues to steamroller everyone else! I'm surprised America hasn't taken Jessie J to their collective bosom more, but she does get more irritating the more you know her :P Entertainment Weekly probably did the most spot on review of her...

    Where is Judas now??

     

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