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Thursday, October 25, 2012

US Chart Roundup: Ke$ha Is Beethoven

Can you believe it? There actually isn't a single song "featuring" somebody in the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 this week. Technically there wasn't last week, either, since "Good Time" is actually credited as Owl City & Carly Rae Jepsen, but you get the point.

Anyway, Ke$ha's "Die Young," at #5, is now not only her seventh consecutive Top 10 single as a lead artist, but also her fourth song to land in the Top 5, following "Tik Tok" (#1), "Your Love Is My Drug" (#4) and "We R Who We R" (#1). Her singles that missed the Top 5: "Blah Blah Blah" (#7), "Take It Off" (#8) and "Blow" (#7).

Elsewhere, Rihanna's "Diamonds" becomes her latest Top 10 hit as the Sia co-write jumps up to #8, while her trashy boyfriend Chris Brown is up to #11 with his Madonna reject "Don't Wake Me Up."

Meanwhile, Adele's James Bond theme song "Skyfall," which debuted at #8 two weeks ago, had a short life in the Top 40; this week it's down from #13 to #45. Below that, Kelly Clarkson's "Catch My Breath" debuts at #54, while Christina Aguilera's "Your Body" flounders at #59 in its fifth week on the chart and Ellie Goulding's "Anything Could Happen" rises 11 positions to #64.

On a final note, this week's UK chart-topper, Calvin Harris and Florence Welch's "Sweet Nothing," debuts at #96.

The U.S. Top 10:

1. "One More Night" - Maroon 5 *6 weeks*
2. "Gangnam Style" - PSY
3. "Some Nights" - fun.
4. "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" - Taylor Swift
5. "Die Young" - Ke$ha
6. "As Long As You Love Me" - Justin Bieber
7. "Too Close" - Alex Clare
8. "Diamond" - Rihanna
9. "Let Me Love You" - Ne-Yo
10. "Blow Me (One Last Kiss)" - Pink

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  • At 9:26 PM, Anonymous Blog fan said…

    Isn't the Justin Bieber song credited to Justin Bieber feat. Big Sean?

  • At 1:27 PM, Blogger wpmsd said…


  • At 7:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    But according to Stock & Aitken, Beethoven Was Black.

  • At 2:53 PM, Blogger Patrick said…

    I cannot believe that shit Maroon 5 song has been number #1 for five weeks.


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