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Thursday, January 26, 2012

US Chart Roundup: Adele's "Set Fire To The Rain" Is Her Third #1 Single

Adele's "Set Fire To The Rain" topples Rihanna's "We Found Love" on the Hot 100, and it marks the London-based singer's third consecutive #1 single off 21. "Set Fire To The Rain" has been my jam off that album from day one, so I'm happy to see it finally doing so well. Incidentally, 21 was released  exactly one year ago this week in the UK.

Over on the Top 200, 21 has now surpassed the Titanic soundtrack's 16-week run in the album chart's peak position. The last LP to spend more time at #1 was the soundtrack to The Bodyguard, which racked up 20 weeks on top between 1992 and 1993.

Back on the Hot 100, Kelly Clarkson earns her second Top 10 hit off Stronger with the album's Greg Kurstin-produced title song, which is up to #8. Who knew that endorsing a Republican presidential candidate who flopped would give her such a career boost? This is the first time since Kelly's 2004 Breakaway album that she's landed back-to-back Top 10 hits.

Jessie J now has her first Top 10 US hit with "Domino" (#10), her current UK chart-topper. Billboard points out that the song is now Max Martin's 36th Top 10 single and Dr. Luke's 29th as writers. Cha-ching!

Elsewhere, my jam "Blackout" by Breathe Carolina (#32) finally cracks the Top 40, The Wanted's debut US single "Glad You Came" leaps up 21 positions to #64 and Foster The People's "Don't Stop (Color On The Walls)" holds steady way down at #97 for a second week.

The U.S. Top 10:

1. "Set Fire To The Rain" - Adele *1 week*
2. "We Found Love" - Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris
3. "Good Feeling" - Flo Rida
4. "Turn Me On" - David Guetta feat. Nicki Minaj
5. "The One That Got Away" - Katy Perry
6. "It Will Rain" - Bruno Mars
7. "Sexy And I Know It" - LMFAO
8. "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" - Kelly Clarkson
9. "Ni**as In Paris" - Jay-Z & Kanye West
10. "Domino" - Jessie J

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  • At 12:09 PM, Blogger That_One_Guy said…

    It makes me pop-happy to see the likes of Adele, Rihanna and Kelly Clarkson in the top 10 at the same time. Hell, I am even happy for Jessie J (I can take it/leave it). Despite the whole Ron Paul thing, I think "Stronger" is a great album/track and Kelly is pretty rad, is she not?

  • At 1:02 PM, Anonymous shaun said…

    Yeah, I've decided, after thought, to cut Kelly some slack for the whole Ron Paul thing. I was prone to some flirtation with libertarianism at her age...also, I don't really look to her for political ideology or much really in the way of intellectual discourse. Yay for Adele. Love Set Fire...this accomplishment has to have set several records for British female performers and #1's from a single album.

  • At 1:11 PM, Blogger Devin said…

    Also, "Love You Like A Love Song" has reached a new peak of No.23 after 31 weeks

  • At 2:44 AM, Anonymous Pranav said…

    I like Adele but I wish other British artists got as much exposure here in the US as she does.


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