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Thursday, September 20, 2012

US Chart Roundup: Maroon 5's Worst Single Ever Is #1

One Max Martin and Shellback co-production replaces another atop the Billboard Hot 100 as Maroon 5's "One More Night" bumps Taylor Swift's "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" down from #1. And I have to say, it's probably one of the worst, blandest and most utterly shit songs to top the chart in recent memory. Then again, "Whistle" was pretty bad too.

This is Maroon 5's third #1 single, following "Makes Me Wonder" in 2007 and "Moves Like Jagger" last year. Clearly the pattern here is three-word titles with one of the words starting with the letter M. Fascinating.

Switching gears to the Top 200 album chart, Pet Shop Boys' Elysium debuts at #44. It's the duo's eighth of their 11 studio albums to place in the Top 50 in the US:

1. Please (#7, 1986)
2. Actually (#25, 1987)
3. Introspective (#34, 1988)
4. Behaviour (#45, 1990)
5. Very (#20, 1993)
6. Bilingual (#39, 1996)
7. Yes (#32, 2009)
8. Elysium (#44, 2012)

Their more floptastic streak in the US was with these albums:

1. Nightlife (#84, 1999)
2. Release (#73, 2002)
3. Fundamental (#150, 2006)

In the UK, Pet Shop Boys' 11 studio albums have all peaked in the Top 10.

The U.S. Top 10:

1. "One More Night" - Maroon 5 *1 week*
2. "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" - Taylor Swift
3. "Some Nights" - fun.
4. "Whistle" - Flo Rida
5. "Blow Me (One Last Kiss)" - Pink
6. "As Long As You Love Me" - Justin Bieber
7. "Lights" - Ellie Goulding
8. "Too Close" - Alex Clare
9. "Good Time" - Owl City & Carly Rae Jepsen
10. "Everybody Talks" - Neon Trees

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1 Comments:

  • At 4:49 PM, Blogger wpmsd said…

    I'm surprised you didn't point out that that Gangnam Style shoots up to #11, poised to take over the US as this generation's Macarena!

     

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