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Thursday, November 28, 2013

US Chart Roundup: Lorde Gobbles Up A Ninth Week At #1, Ellie's "Burn" Goes Top 40

On this glamourous Thanksgiving edition of the weekly chart rundown, I was reminded — don't ask me why — of Thanksgiving 2006, when I was typing out this very weekly update back in L.A. Every time this holiday rolls around, I think back to that particular Thanksgiving for some reason. Akon and Snoop Dogg's "I Wanna Love You" was #1 that week. Ha. Akon.

Anyway, here we are in 2013, and Lorde's "Royals" is at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 for a ninth week. The 17-year-old has now tied the stints at #1 by both Ke$ha's "Tik Tok" and Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe," two broads who also hit the top of the chart with their debut US singles (if we overlook Ke$ha's feature on Flo Rida's "Right Round," of course).

Elsewhere, Lady Gaga's "Applause" finally drops out of the Top 10 after 14 weeks, and makes way for Passenger's "Let Her Go," which is at #10. Gaga also sees her album ARTPOP tumble from #1 to #8 in its second week on the Billboard 200. So far ARTPOP has only sold 305,000 copies. I'm thinking she'll be lucky if it goes Gold by the holidays.

Back on the Hot 100, Ellie Goulding's "Burn" finally cracks the Top 40, as it jumps from #48 to #36. She performed the song on The Voice Tuesday night, and it's now up to #12 on iTunes. Since Ellie's feature on Calvin Harris' "I Need Your Love" didn't make for a major splash in America — it peaked at #16 earlier this year — "Burn" just might see her escape the one-hit-wonderdom she established with "Lights" in 2012.


The U.S. Top 10:

1. "Royals" - Lorde *9 weeks*
2. "The Monster" - Eminem feat. Rihanna
3. "Wrecking Ball" - Miley Cyrus 
4. "Counting Stars" - OneRepublic
5. "Wake Me Up!" - Avicii
6. "Demons" - Imagine Dragons
7. "Roar" - Katy Perry
8. "Timber" - Pitbull feat. Ke$ha
9. "Hold On, We're Going Home" - Drake feat. Majid Jordan
10. "Let Her Go" - Passenger

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  • At 1:49 PM, Anonymous Flop-plause said…

    Quick, little monsters start giving blowjobs!

  • At 7:24 PM, Anonymous Song Reviews said…

    What? Eminem and Rihanna's The Monster still not getting the top spot despite weeks of ruling the digital sales?


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