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Thursday, June 05, 2014

US Chart Roundup: Major, Vulgar Sex With Shirtless, Naked Calvin Harris

This calls for a shirtless Calvin Harris pic or three! The 30-year-old Scottish electro-stud's "Summer" jumps up to #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week and becomes his third Top 10 hit, stateside, in the process (after his and Rihanna's chart-topping "We Found Love" in 2011 and last year's #10-peaking pair-up with Florence Welch, "Sweet Nothing").

That means "Summer" is now his highest charting hit in the US as a lead artist. So far, the only other single of Harris' to make the Hot 100 that doesn't contain another featured artist is "Feel So Close," which peaked at #12 in 2012. It was also his first chart hit in the States.

"Summer" is now Calvin's sixth single to make the Hot 100. Annoyingly, the only one of those to miss the Top 40 (or the Top 20, for that matter) altogether is my favorite of his, the Ayah Marar-featuring "Thinking About You," which stalled at #86 earlier this year.

Anyway, I always knew my boo would make it over here, ever since I bought his first album on import back in 2007 and we started having frequent sex in my dreams that involved the backseats of cars, peanut butter, salsa, crowbars, a leaf blower, three bungee cords and a Real Girl doll with its legs sawed off.

It was a lot of sex.

The U.S. Top 10:

1. "Fancy" - Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX *2 weeks*
2. "Problem" - Ariana Grande feat. Iggy Azalea
3. "All Of Me" - John Legend
4. "Turn Down For What" - DJ Snake & Lil Jon
5. "Happy" - Pharrell Williams
6. "Am I Wrong" - Nico & Vinz 
7. "Dark Horse" - Katy Perry feat. Juicy J
8. "Rude" - MAGIC!
9. "Summer" - Calvin Harris
10. "Wiggle" - Jason Derulo feat. Snoop Dogg

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