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Thursday, November 14, 2013

US Chart Roundup: Lady Gaga Has Two Top 10 Hits, Xtina Returns & Britney Flops

There's a bit to cover this week (finally), so let's just start at the top. Lorde's "Royals" is #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for a seventh week, surpassing the six weeks Macklemore & Ryan Lewis spent at the top earlier this year with "Thrift Shop." This makes the New Zealand vixenlet the artist with the second-longest stretch at #1 in 2013, behind Robin Thicke ("Blurred Lines" stayed there for an ungodly 12 weeks).

Lady Gaga's "Applause" has been in the Top 10 for 13 weeks — this week the song is at #10 again — and its now joined by ARTPOP buzz single "Dope," which debuts at #8. This also marks Gaga's 13th Top 10 single on the Hot 100. (Further down the chart, Gaga and R. Kelly's "Do What U Want," ARTPOP's official second single, moves up 10 positions to #48.)

Outside of the Top 10: A Great Big World's "Say Something" got a massive boost last week when Christina Aguilera attached herself like a hit-starved barnacle to the track and performed it with the duo on The Voice. It debuts this week at #16.



Meanwhile, Britney Spears' "Perfume," her second single off the possible trainwreck known as Britney Jean, squeaks into the Hot 100 at #76.

Equally as disastrous, The Wanted flop onto the Billboard 200 album chart at #17 with their American debut Word Of Mouth. Sorry, lads — might be time to take up porn? Then again, everyone's too bored to jerk off to that.

The U.S. Top 10:

1. "Royals" - Lorde *7 weeks*
2. "The Monster" - Eminem feat. Rihanna
3. "Wrecking Ball" - Miley Cyrus 
4. "Roar" - Katy Perry
5. "Wake Me Up!" - Avicii
6. "Hold On, We're Going Home" - Drake feat. Majid Jordan
7. "Counting Stars" - OneRepublic
8. "Dope" - Lady Gaga *new*
9. "Demons" - Imagine Dragons
10. "Applause" - Lady Gaga

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2 Comments:

  • At 11:59 AM, Anonymous Ron said…

    I am such an old school fogie who hates when "UNofficial singles" storm the chart. What radio station is playing Dope? I just hate when every song on a cd pops onto the chart at the same week. Rant over.

     
  • At 8:16 PM, Blogger wpmsd said…

    I think it's points are largely driven by a video that came out. You're right that no radio stations are playing it, but lots of people are watching it on You Tube. I'm an old school guy too- if it's not on the radio, it doesn't feel like a hit. But with streaming and on-demand listening, you could make the case that radio is outdated and less relevant.

     

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