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Thursday, November 17, 2011

U.S. Chart Roundup: Britney Spears Always Flops With Her Fourth Single From An Album

A whole bunch of Taylor Swift songs from the deluxe edition of Speak Now infiltrate the Hot 100 chart this week. So it's business as usual, and we'll just move on to Britney Spears. The "poor" doll's  "Criminal" drops from its peak (so far) of #55 to #64.

Britney can never really catch a break with the fourth single off her LPs, a trend that started way back with her first one. Sure, ...Baby One More Time came out in that pre-iTunes late-'90s period where having a physical CD single out for a song was hit or miss. That said, "From The Bottom Of My Broken Heart" did get a CD single release, and it still missed out on the Top 10 (it charted at #14).

But after that, if Weaveney managed to have a fourth single released off one of her albums, they always missed out on the Top 40 altogether. (Think "Outrageous" peaking at #79 and "Radar" only scraping its way to #88).

Oh, well — she can still jam a Barbie Doll leg up her candy box knowing Femme Fatale is her first LP to actually produce three Top 10 hits here in the States. 

Elsewhere, Rihanna's Dr. Luke-produced "You Da One," her second single from upcoming album Talk That Talk, debuts at #73. The song will fly up the chart next week, as it was made available on iTunes this past Sunday and is currently perched at #5 on the digital store's top songs roundup.

I'd mention where Beyonce's singles are this week, but, quite frankly, we've spent far too much time already discussing songs that are flopping.

The U.S. Top 10:

1. "We Found Love" - Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris *3 weeks*
2. "Sexy And I Know It" - LMFAO
3. "Someone Like You" - Adele
4. "Without You" - David Guetta feat. Usher
5. "Moves Like Jagger" - Maroon 5 feat. Christina Aguilera
6. "Stereo Hearts" - Gym Class Heroes feat. Adam Levine
7. "Pumped Up Kicks" - Foster The People
8. "Good Feeling" - Flo Rida
9. "It Will Rain" - Bruno Mars
10. "If This Was A Movie" - Taylor Swift *new*

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1 Comments:

  • At 11:54 AM, Blogger Joshua said…

    I beg to diffah! #14 for From The Bottom Of My Broken Heart as a 4th single is NOT a flop! And when was it a thing that 4th singles shouldn't be flops anyway? That's the law of diminishing returns!

    Sorry, I just get so riled up when people lambast From The Bottom Of My Broken Heart... because it's SUUUUUCH a great song.

     

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