Friday, February 06, 2009

[WGO] My Life Would Suck Without You

I can't think of anything more romantic to whisper into your lover's ear on Valentine's Day than "My life would suck without you." Thanks, Kelly Clarkson.

(AND in the case of Clarkson, that lover would def be a boy, thank you. She is not a lesbian. When was this even considered? I'm so confused...)

Girlfriend has once again taken the top spot, landing a Valentine's #1 this week on the Hot 100. The rest of the top 10 is static from last week (as expected...what a slow 2009 so far!). The top 10 seems locked down and only lets new people in every few weeks. It is as follows:

2. Beyonce "Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)" (16 weeks on; up one spot)
3. Kanye West "Heartless" (13 weeks on; up one spot; back at its peak position)
4. Lady Gaga "Just Dance" (26 weeks on; down two spots)
5. Taylor Swift "Love Story" (21 weeks on; same as last week -- #4 was her peak so far)
6. All American Rejects "Gives You Hell" (12 weeks on; same as last week -- at its peak)
7. The Fray "You Found Me" (11 weeks on; up one spot to new peak position)
8. T.I. feat. Rihanna "Live Your Life" (19 weeks on; down one spot)
9. Britney Spears "Circus" (9 weeks on; same as last week -- peaked at #3)
10. Jason Mraz "I'm Yours" (42 weeks on; same as last week -- peaked at #6)

Other notables on the Hot 100:
  • T.I. & Mr. JT (What You Got For Me....anyone? no? just me?)'s "Dead and Gone" wait in the wings of the Top 10 at #11 this week, up three spots from #14. It's the song's new peak position after 9 weeks on the chart. Probably up due to buzz about a potential TV performance of the song live on some little show called The Grammy's...
  • PCD's "I Hate This Part" falls back down to #12 after peaking at #11 last week...In a similar (but different artist quality-wise) vein, The Veronicas slip down to #20 with "Untouched" from last week's peak of #17.
  • Ne-Yo's new single "Mad" proves it's worth at it's new peak at #15, up from #19 last week.
  • Lil Wayne's "Prom Queen" is the Hot Shot of the week, debuting at #17 this week.
  • Beyonce continues her chart dominance with her her climb to have another Top 10 hit, as "Diva" climbs to almost break the Top 20, this week at #21, up seven spots from last week's former peak after just 7 weeks.
  • Both Lady Gaga and Keri Hilson had some pretty impressive climbs this week with "Poker Face" and "Turnin' Me On" respectively, as they now sit back to back on the Hot 100. "Poker Face" climbs almost ten spaces to a new high of #23 after 7 weeks, while Keri Hilson does even better, climbing 11 spaces to #24 after also 7 weeks.
  • Bane of my (and everyone's) existance, Soulja Boy, hits a new high with his latest "hit", "Kiss Me Thru the Phone", landing at #32 this week. I gotta admit, this kid knows how to market himself...
  • Rihanna's "Disturbia" is still well within the Top 40 (#34 this week) after being on the charts for more than eight months.
  • Katy Perry's latest single, "Thinking of You", is the Sales Gainer this week, landing at #35, it's new high from last weeks' #50.
  • Jamie Foxx & T-Pain's "Blame It" is the Airplay Gainer this week. It debuted just three weeks ago, and has already jumped to a high of #37. It was #62 last week.
As predicted, Bruce Springsteen and his killer E Street Band kicked Taylor Swift off of her 'White Horse' to grab the #1 spot on the Billboard 200 Album Chart, and kicked the static top 4 down a notch...literally. And the Boss grabbed the top spot in a big way, moving over 210K this past week of his album, Working On A Dream. The album is the Sales Gainer of the week, debuting at #1. In addition, The Boss and his band's "Greatest Hits" compliation is the Greatest Gainer of the week, up to #74 from #102, at a new peak for the compliation which came out two weeks ago.

The rest of the top 10 are as follows, with debut entrances into the Top 10 by Franz Ferdinand and the Grammy Nom compliations disc.

2. Taylor Swift Fearless (down 1 spot, finally)
3. Beyonce I Am...Sasha Fierce (down 1 spot)
4. Nickelback Dark Horse (down 1 spot)
5. Kanye West 808's and Heartbreak (again...down 1 spot)
6. Grammy Nominations 2009 (debut)
7. Jamie Foxx Intitution (up a spot...if you can believe it, most likely due to increases in airplay)
8. Keyshia Cole A Different Me (down 2 spots)
9. Franz Ferdinand Tonight:Franz Ferdinand (debut)
10. Britney Spears Circus (down 3 spots)

Other notables in the Billboard 200:
  • A Soundtrack for the WWE debuted at #11 this week. And no, I'm not joking. In similar surprises, Twilight proves its staying power among emo-wannabes, holding strong at #12. In fact, the Top 25 is rife with soundtracks, as those for Slumdog Millionaire and Mamma Mia! are #21 and #22 respectively, and Notorious landing at #24.
  • Jason Mraz's We Sing.We Dance.We Steal Things. moved up to #17 from #24 last week, despite peaking at #3 a while ago and being on the chart for 38 weeks.
  • Remember what I said about Rihanna and "Disturbia" above? The album that spawned her fistful of hits, Good Girl Gone Bad, sits pretty at #23 this week. Still inside the Top 25 after more than a year and a half.
  • Hoobastank's new record, FOR(N)EVER, debuted this week at #26.
  • Kings of Leon and Ne-Yo hold strong with Only By the Night and Year of the Gentleman respectively hanging on to the same positions as last week: #28 and #29, respectively.
  • Mariah Carey's half-assed compliation of ballads, dubbed creatively The Ballads, which debuted at #10 last week, took a nosedive to #31.
  • Disney's latest Radio Disney compliation dubbed "Radio Disney Jams, Vol 11", which features newer songs by Varsity Fanclub and KSM, as well as "staler" tracks from Jonas Brothers, Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato and "High School Musical 3", debuted at #41 this week, probably due to the fact that the majority of the people who would buy this already had most of the songs...
  • Hollywood Undead slips past the Top 50 boundry, to sit at #51 with their album, Swan Songs.
  • Both Lady Antebellum & Jazmine Sullivan saw a bit of product move this week (#65 and #67 respectively), probably in excitement for the Grammy's.
  • I was expecting more of a move by Jennifer Hudson's album, Jennifer Hudson, after her breathtaking performance at the Super Bowl. It traveled up from #77 to #71.

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