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Thursday, May 17, 2012

US Chart Roundup: Gotye Still Rules, Train Climbs And The Wanted Sink

Gotye and Kimbra rack up a fifth straight week atop the Billboard Hot 100 with "Somebody That I Used To Know", which puts the song just behind "We Are Young" by fun. and Janelle Monae as far as the most weeks spent at #1 this year (six). And unfortunately for both of these tunes, they've now reached the point where I want to take a baseball bat and smash the radio every time each of them come on (which, really, is like every two minutes).

Meanwhile, Kelly Clarkson's "Stronger" — another one I never want to hear again in my life — finally drops out of the Top 10, making way for Train's "Drive By" to zip up to the #10 position.

Elsewhere, Calvin Harris' "Feel So Close" is stuck at #12 yet again, Adele's "Rumour Has It" is still at #16, Rihanna's "Where Have You Been" jumps 11 rungs to #18, Karmin's "Brokenhearted" cracks the Top 20 (at #20) and Ellie Goulding's "Lights" moves up to #26. A bit further down, David Guetta and Sia's "Titanium", a previous #1 single in the UK, is up to #46.

Over on the Top 200 album chart, where Carrie Underwood's Blown Away is #1 for a second week, Keane's Strangeland debuts at #17, while Nicki Minaj's Roman Reloaded drops out of the Top 20 (at #21) in its sixth week, The Wanted flop all the way down to #61 in their third week on the chart with their self-titled EP and Madonna's MDNA sinks to #71 in its seventh week.

At this point people aren't even going to realize which album Madge is touring for by the time her tour hits America.

The U.S. Top 10:

1. "Somebody That I Used To Know" - Gotye feat. Kimbra *5 weeks*
2. "Payphone" - Maroon 5 feat. Wiz Khalifa
3. "We Are Young" - fun. feat. Janelle Monae
4. "Call Me Maybe" - Carly Rae Jepsen
5. "Wild Ones" - Flo Rida feat. Sia
6. "Starships" - Nicki Minaj
7. "What Makes You Beautiful" - One Direction
8. "Glad you Came" - The Wanted
9. "Boyfriend" - Justin Bieber
10. "Drive By" - Train

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  • At 9:32 AM, Anonymous shaun said…

    I feel quite frustrated by the over-playing of Gotye's, Fun's, and Kelly's jams. I really like each of those songs...like a lot. However, I do need about a year away from each. I'm sure I'll be able to enjoy them again next year (that's how long it took me to be able to hear Teenage Dream and Rollin' in the Deep again). For now, though, yeah, go away.

  • At 3:29 PM, Anonymous Biz said…

    Boring Top 10. Simple as that.


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