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Thursday, May 02, 2013

US Chart Roundup: Icona Pop Crack The Top 10, Daft Punk Climb With "Get Lucky"

Some of the good stuff on the Billboard Hot 100 this week consists of Pink and Nate Ruess' "Just Give Me A Reason" maintaining its stance at #1 for a third week (I had to think about it, but, yes — this is good), while Justin Timberlake's "Mirrors" moves up to a new peak of #5. Swedish duo Icona Pop and British singer Charli XCX's "I Love It," the top song on Chart Rigger's 10 Best Pop Singles Of 2012 list, finally makes the Top 10 by moving up to #9.

Elsewhere, Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" climbs to #14 after debuting at #19 last week. Good for those fuckers. The fact that they're actually having a hit in America is kind of blowing my mind. Who'd have thought they'd recover so spectacularly after 2005's abysmal Human After All?

Another US breakthrough: Emeli Sande's "Next To Me" cracks the Top 40 by sliding up to #36. (And let's all take a moment to remember that we first saw this music video back in January 2012.)

That brings us to PSY and the yo-yo-ing "Gentleman." Without enough people with bad enough taste to actual download the song, it plummets from #5 to #26 now that the initial surge in YouTube plays has tapered off.

On a finale note, Lana Del Rey's Great Gatsby soundtrack dirge "Young & Beautiful" debuts at #82. I tend to like her trash at first, and then go off it real quick — something that might be chalked up to the fact that she basically keeps making the same song over and over.

The U.S. Top 10:

1. "Just Give Me A Reason" - Pink feat. Nate Ruess *3 weeks*
2. "Can't Hold Us" - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray
3. "Stay" - Rihanna feat. Mikky Ekko
4. "Thrift Shop" - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz
5. "Mirrors" - Justin Timberlake 
6. "When I Was Your Man" - Bruno Mars
7. "Suit & Tie" - Justin Timberlake feat. Jay-Z
8. "Feel This Moment" - Pitbull feat. Christina Aguilera
9. "I Love It" - Icona Pop feat. Charli XCX
10. "Radioactive" - Imagine Dragons

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