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Thursday, August 15, 2013

US Chart Roundup: Katy Perry Is About To Explode

Katy Perry's reductive "Roar" clocks in at #85 on the Billboard Hot 100 after getting some late-week airplay spins. America is eating the single up, as the latest reports have this trash racking up 525,000 downloads by the time this week's chart cut-off time rolls around — likely enough to finally knock "Blurred Lines" off the top after a 10-week run. If that happens, "Roar" will be only the eighth single to reach #1 in 2013.

Elsewhere, the rest of this week's Top 10 is the exact same as it was last week: sexy.

The U.S. Top 10:

1. "Blurred Lines" - Robin Thicke feat. T.I. & Pharrell *10 weeks*
2. "We Can't Stop" - Miley Cyrus
3. "Radioactive" - Imagine Dragons
4. "Get Lucky" - Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams 
5. "Holy Grail" - Jay-Z feat. Justin Timberlake
6. "Cups" - Anna Kendrick
7. "Treasure" - Bruno Mars
8. "Clarity" - Zedd feat. Foxes
9. "Safe And Sound" - Capital Cities
10. "Love Somebody" - Maroon 5

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  • At 8:52 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    haha sorry Gaga!

  • At 4:23 PM, Blogger MrNewmoononmonday said…

    I know I live under a rock, but I didn't listen to 'Brave' until after I heard 'Roar'. I still like 'Roar' better than 'Brave'. 'Brave' sounds like christian pop to me. ...They do sound strikingly similar though.

  • At 11:07 PM, Blogger Bao Huynh said…

    Lol, this selling way ahead of Applause just proves that people love things basic, repetitive and relatable to their own sad little lives. How many more "empowering anthems" do we have to suffer until the public agrees to move the fuck on? They flinched at Gaga and called her song egoistic but isn't the artist supposed to represent their own vision and their own experiences? Why does everything have to be about YOU, selfish audience? Gaga's song at least has a theme that hasn't been repeated to death. The song is called "Roar" but all I hear is a sad whine drowned in a sea of "be yourself" screams. Again, time to MOVE ON.


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