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Thursday, February 06, 2014

US Chart Roundup: We Have Lived To See Beyonce Land Another Top 10 Hit

Following their performance at the Grammys the other week, Beyonce and Jay Z's "Drunk In Love" jumps up from #13 to #2, thus giving Bey her first Top 10 single as a lead artist since "Sweet Dreams" hit #10 in 2009. The last time this classy broad was seen in the Top 10 altogether was when she featured on Lady Gaga's "Telephone," which climbed to #3 in 2010. "Drunk In Love" also marks Beyonce's highest-charting single since "Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)" reached #1 in 2008.



Pharrell Williams' "Happy" also makes its first appearance in the Top 10 this week, at #8. The retro-sounding soul track, already a #1 hit in the UK, Germany, France and Australia, is off the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack (and will also serve as the first single off Pharrell's upcoming sophomore album). I like that jam.

On a final note, Shakira and Rihanna's "Can't Remember To Forget You" rebounds, following the premiere of the lesbian fest video, and jumps 46 positions to #15. Personally, I thought the whole thing needed more scissoring, but that's just me.

The U.S. Top 10:

1. "Dark Horse" - Katy Perry feat. Juicy J *2 weeks*
2. "Drunk In Love" - Beyonce feat. Jay Z
3. "Timber" - Pitbull feat. Ke$ha
4. "Talk Dirty" - Jason Derulo feat. 2 Chainz
5. "Counting Stars" - OneRepublic
6. "Let Her Go" - Passenger
7. "Say Something" - A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera
8. "Happy" - Pharrell Williams
9. "Royals" - Lorde
10. "Team" - Lorde

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2 Comments:

  • At 8:09 AM, Blogger Paul Reynolds said…

    I don't own one song in the top ten. I'm so behind the times. Or light years ahead :P

     
  • At 9:38 AM, Blogger John said…

    I'm pretty pleased with this Top 10, especially with seeing "Happy" getting some love. "Talk Dirty" on the other hand? Meh.

    The bigger question should be if there has ever been a Top four that were all "featuring" tracks.

     

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