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Thursday, May 16, 2013

US Chart Roundup: Avril Lavigne, Mariah Carey & Lana Del Rey Actually Have Hits!

Selena Gomez lands her first Top 10 hit on the Hot 100 with "Come & Get It," which climbs eight positions to #6 this week. That's a legitimate scandal in my book, since "Come & Get It" is vastly inferior to Gomez's superb 2010 single "Naturally," which peaked at #29 but really should have at least made it into the Top 10. I feel like Miley must have spiked the chart that month. The bitch.

Elsewhere, Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" jumps back up to #15, and Mariah Carey and Miguel's "#Beautiful" debuts at #24, giving Mimi her first Top 40 single in four years — the last being "Obsessed," which reached #7 in summer 2009. This comes on the heels of "Triumflop (Get 'Em)" and "Almost Home," both of which flopped harder than a pair of tits at a Pride parade and failed to chart.

Below that, Emeli Sande's "Next To Me" is up to #26 while Avril Lavigne's "Here's To Never Growing Up" catapult's up 30 positions to #30. Meanwhile, "Young And Beautiful" from The Great Gatsby is shaping up to be Lana Del Rey's first legitimate hit in the US. The Rick Nowels-produced track is up to #59, but should find its way into the Top 40 on next week's chart, as the song has been  Top 10 on iTunes since the movie opened last weekend.

Finally, America is drinking her Pepsi Cola pussy.

The U.S. Top 10:

1. "Can't Hold Us" - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray *2 weeks*
2. "Just Give Me A Reason" - Pink feat. Nate Ruess
3. "Mirrors" - Justin Timberlake 
4. "When I Was Your Man" - Bruno Mars
5. "Stay" - Rihanna feat. Mikky Ekko 
6. "Come & Get It" - Selena Gomez
7. "Thrift Shop" - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz
8. "Radioactive" - Imagine Dragons
9. "I Love It" - Icona Pop feat. Charli XCX
10. "Cruise" - Florida Georgia Line feat. Nelly

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