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Thursday, July 19, 2012

US Chart Roundup: Lady Gaga And Katy Perry Can "Blow" Pink

I'm really glad Pink now has more Top 10 hits on the Hot 100 (she has 12) than either Lady Gaga (she has 11) or Katy Perry (11, also). It makes all seem right in the world. My only problem is that "Blow Me (One Last Kiss)," her latest (it's up to #9) feels sort of pedestrian. It's been several weeks now, and that song still hasn't grown on me. Call me old school, but I like my Pink with Max Martin and (really old school) Linda Perry.

Oh, well. Everything else on the Hot 100 is pretty flat this week, save for The Wanted jumping up 17 positions to #53 with "Chasing The Sun," which finally looks like it's making some headway on iTunes.

Over on the Top 200 album chart, Frank Ocean's much-hyped debut LP Channel Orange arrives at #2. "Pyramids" has kind of been my jam for a few weeks now, so well done. Now if only the gays could actually turn all this "Let's Have A Kiki" business into a hit for Scissor Sisters.

You know, Frank Ocean, Scissor Sisters — same thing, right?

The U.S. Top 10:

1. "Call Me Maybe" - Carly Rae Jepsen *6 weeks*
2. "Payphone" - Maroon 5 feat. Wiz Khalifa
3. "Wide Awake" - Katy Perry
4. "Somebody That I Used To Know" - Gotye feat. Kimbra
5. "Lights" - Ellie Goulding
6. "Where Have You Been" - Rihanna
7. "Whistle" - Flo Rida
8. "Titanium" - David Guetta feat. Sia
9. "Blow Me (One Last Kiss)" - Pink
10. "Scream" - Usher

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