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Thursday, September 05, 2013

US Chart Roundup: Katy Perry's "Roar" Knocks Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" Off The Top

So, the very first time Katy Perry topped the Billboard Hot 100, back in June of 2008, I asked, "Can she finger her way to a lasting career?" Five years and three months later, here's the broad with her eighth #1 single, "Roar." It's also only the eighth song to make it to the top of the chart in 2013. Let's just be happy that "Blurred Lines" is now on the decline.

Some interesting facts in looking back at the week Katy Pussy first went to #1 with "I Kissed A Girl":
* Katy & Miley are the only two in the Top 10 now who were also in the Top 10 then. (Remember Miley's way less-slutty "7 Things"?)

* Natasha Bedingfield and Leona Lewis had Top 10 hits then — their last.

* Pussycat Dolls' "When I Grow Up" was a TERRIBLE song.

* Who the hell is Plies?
This all brings us to the rest of this week's Top 10, wherein Eminem debuts at #3 with new single "Berzerk," Lady Gaga's "Applause" dips two positions to #6 in its third week on the chart and New Zealand diva Lorde hops up to #8 with "Royals." I like that song. Sure, it sounds like she rammed Barbie Doll legs up herself to Lana Del Rey's Born To Die album far too many times, but, hey — everyone wants doom pussy these days, right?

Everything else is stupid.

The U.S. Top 10:

1. "Roar" - Katy Perry *1 week*
2. "Blurred Lines" - Robin Thicke feat. T.I. & Pharrell
3. "Berzerk" - Eminem *new*
4. "We Can't Stop" - Miley Cyrus
5. "Holy Grail" - Jay-Z feat. Justin Timberlake
6. "Applause" - Lady Gaga
7. "Wake Me Up!" - Avicii
8. "Royals" - Lorde
9. "Radioactive" - Imagine Dragons 
10. "Summertime Sadness" - Lana Del Rey & Cedric Gervais

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  • At 1:52 PM, Blogger MrNewmoononmonday said…

    Yes...Katy Pussy FOREVER!!!

  • At 4:27 PM, Anonymous Pranav said…

    It is nice to see an unlikely singer like Lorde in our top 10 - especially given how geocentric our charts typically are. Maybe there is hope for the American music scene.

  • At 5:19 PM, Blogger MrNewmoononmonday said…

    Although... It is surprising how well 'Roar' is doing...it's a good song, not great. ... Can't decide how I feel about 'Royals'. ...Lana Del Rey should release 'Off to the Races' . LOVE it. ...I'll shut up now.


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