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Thursday, June 07, 2012

US Chart Roundup: Rihanna Has Really Big Hits

It's an eighth week for Gotye atop the Hot 100 with "Somebody That I Used To Know," which basically means that even if he never has another hit after this, he'll probably never have to flip burgers for a living.

Recent American Idol winner Phillip Phillips debuted at #10 last week with his coronation song "Home," but now sees the upbeat guitar tune drop all the way down to #41. This makes way for Rihanna's "Where Have You Been" to slip up to #9, thus marking her 22nd Top 10 hit in the US, all within a seven-year span. Billboard points out that, among female solo artists, only Madonna (with 38), Mariah Carey (27), Janet Jackson (27) and Whitney Houston (23) have more.

And the only other news is that I'm taking off for France in a few hours! I'm bringing my laptop, and will be blogging over the next week-and-a-half from Paris. Be on the lookout for some classy pictures of me with a baguette. 

The U.S. Top 10:

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

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  • At 12:56 PM, Blogger Joshua said…

    Aside from Where Have You Been, I am incredibly bored with this Top 10. REmember a few years ago when we are all wishing and hoping and praying for a Top 10 that was not 8 rap songs, 1 hard rock song, and maybe 1 pop/R&B song, and instead a chart full of pop/dance hits? It's been like that for over a year now, and I'm.... slightly over it! :O


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