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Thursday, September 01, 2011

US Chart Roundup: Maroon 5 Land Second #1 Hit, Christina Aguilera Her Fifth

I was sitting here trying to get my head around the fact that it's been 10 effing years since the Moulin Rouge version of "Lady Marmalade" was #1. And, really, who would have thought back then that out of Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mya and Pink, the latter would be the one who proved to have the most consistent career a whole decade later? (Keep in mind, that song was out nearly seven months before the release of Missundaztood, which is when Pink's career truly exploded.)

Anyway, here we are in 2011, and Xtina finally has a follow-up #1 single with "Moves Like Jagger." Oh, right — and Maroon 5 are on the song, too. As I've said before, this Shellback/Benny Blanco-co-produced jam is the best thing from either of these two in a long, long time.

M5 frontman Adam Levine also creeps into the Top 10 at #10 as a featured artist himself, on Gym Class Heroes' "Stereo Hearts." I really want to dislike that song, but it's got such a good beat, no? The song marks the Travie McCoy-fronted band's first Top 10 hit (and, for that matter, Top 40 hit) since "Cupid's Chokehold" went to #4 five years ago.

Other notable singles making jumps this week: Rihanna's "Cheers (Drink To That)" moves to #11 following the music video premiere, Lady Gaga's "You And I" flies up 19 positions to #16 and Adele's "Someone Like You" climbs from #34 to #19. The London singer has been #1 on iTunes since her haunting performance at the MTV VMAs on Sunday, so expect the song to be pretty high up on the chart this time next week.

Elsewhere, Dev's "In The Dark" and Alexandra Stan's "Mr. Saxobeat" both crack the Top 40, at #37 and #38, respectively — thus rounding out the so-called Summer Of Sax quite effectively.

Finally, Florence + The Machine's new single "What The Water Gave Me" (a perfect autumn jam, if you ask me) debuts at #91, giving the singer a second appearance on the Hot 100.

The U.S. Top 10:

1. "Moves Like Jagger" - Maroon 5 / Christina Aguilera *1 week*
2. "Party Rock Anthem" - LMFAO/Lauren Bennett/GoonRock
3. "Pumped Up Kicks" - Foster The People
4. "Lighters" - Bad Meets Evil feat. Bruno Mars
5. "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" - Katy Perry
6. "Super Bass" - Nicki Minaj
7. "How To Love" - Lil Wayne
8. "Good Life" - OneRepublic
9. "Give Me Everything" — Pitbull feat. Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer
10. "Stereo Hearts" - Gym Class Heroes

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  • At 11:13 AM, Blogger Kenneth Walsh said…

    It's hard for to even call this a "Christina Aguilera song." She barely sings 10 seconds on it.

  • At 12:56 PM, Blogger Project Mobius said…

    I agree with Ken. She barely sings for a tenth of the song!

    Also, how dare you not mention "Pumped Up Kicks"! That song breaking into the top 5 is a huge landmark not only for Foster the People, but for alternative music as a whole.

  • At 1:19 PM, Blogger Diva Incarnate said…

    But she "owns" those ten seconds!

    Great news for her - I hope she uses this to guide her away from making more highly enjoyable car crash flops.

  • At 2:01 PM, Blogger Patrick said…

    God, I wish that OneRepublic song would just go away.

  • At 5:09 PM, Anonymous RamonaPinotButter said…

    Curious about how xtina ended up the song song. They didn't seem to like each other much on The Voice.

    Either way, love it and the cracked out remix too.

  • At 10:32 AM, Anonymous Pranav said…

    Nice turnaround for Maroon5 - especially given the performance of the last album - which was disappointing despite Robert John Mutt Lange being the producer.

  • At 12:41 PM, Anonymous Cosmo said…

    Of course, the writer is totally fair.
    pictures of penguins | floppy hats | breakfast pizza

  • At 3:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    To my mind one and all must go through this.
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