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Thursday, March 20, 2014

US Chart Roundup: From "First Kiss" To "Latch," There's Something Sexy For Everyone This Week

So, I can't skip mentioning the fact that this "First Kiss" video has been causing broads' panties to drop and the Rabbit to come off the shelf over the past few weeks. It's like, we know, baby — you haven't made out with anyone hardcore you just met since you were table dancing to Ginuwine, half-crocked, at the local university dive and that frat bro with bad white boy moves came up and rode your candy from behind while jamming his tongue down your throat. Too bad you weren't born a gay dude, though, because that's what we call Tuesday night.



ANYWAY, the video is a short film project where 20 people who just met make out, all set to the sound of Soko's "We Might Be Dead Tomorrow." The clip has 68 million YouTube views since it debuted a week and a half ago, and that's enough to cause Soko's 2012 song to debut at #9 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Elsewhere, Justin Timberlake's "Not A Bad Thing" jumps up 25 positions to #42, while Naughty Boy and Sam Smith's "La La La" is up to #60. Hey, remember when I interviewed Naughty Boy last fall? You can watch that class here.



And speaking of Sam Smith, his pair-up with Disclosure, "Latch," debuts at #100, thus giving the UK dance duo their first single to make the Hot 100. In the UK, "Latch" peaked at #11 last year.

The U.S. Top 10:

1. "Happy" - Pharrell Williams *4 weeks*
2. "Dark Horse" - Katy Perry feat. Juicy J
3. "All Of Me" - John Legend
4. "Talk Dirty" - Jason Derulo feat. 2 Chainz
5. "Pompeii" - Bastille
6. "Team" - Lorde
7. "Counting Stars" - OneRepublic
8. "Drunk In Love" - Beyonce feat. Jay Z
9. "We Might Be Dead By Tomorrow" - Soko *new*
10. "The Man" - Aloe Blacc

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1 Comments:

  • At 6:24 PM, Anonymous Pranav said…

    It sure took a while for Disclosure to crack the Hot 100. Shows us just how "behind" the US is musically speaking - ironic given that we are the single largest consumer market for music. "Latch" is a fantastic song and I hope it really blows up here in the US. Incidentally, in your reference to its chart position, you might have said "UK" instead of the US. You may want to fix that!

     

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