[WGO] Radio ChartGame

As we come in to the third sales week following Michael Jackson's death, with a little more than a third of the reciepts in, Jackson titles continue to make up 2/3 of the Top 10. Maxwell's new album, BlackSummers'Night, is shaping up for a #2 debut. Not too shabby...The single, "Pretty Wings", gives him a #1 over at the Urban AC Radio format.

I have forgotten to mention that "Boom Boom Pow" has been overtaken by the OTHER Black Eyed Peas song, "I Gotta Feeling" to be the biggest song in the USA for the second week. I wasn't too keen on the song at first, but it has deinitely grown on me...

Billboard Magazine, aka The Bible, released an article today once again heralding Lady Gaga as the third artist in the entire history of the Mainstream Top 40 Airplay Chart to gain three #1's, as this past week "LoveGame" overtook that horrid (but darn catchy) 3OH!3 track "Don't Trust Me" for the top spot at CHR/Top 40. Rock on, sister! The song is averaging around 1.2K spins a week.

Katy Perry's "Waking Up In Vegas" climbed two spots on the Top 40 chart to #3, officially breaking the thousand spins a week barrier. Pitbull slides down a spot with "I Know You Want Me" landing at #4, and the #1 song in the land, "I Gotta Feeling", gains a notch at #5. The rest of the Top 10 includes Keri Hilson and co.'s "Know You Down" (#6), Sean Kingston's "Fire Burning" (#7), Black Eyed Peas' "Boom Boom Pow" (#8), P!NK's "Please Don't Leave Me" (#9), and that little engine that could, Taylor Swift, with "You Belong With Me" (#10). Her now recurrent hit "Love Story" is #1 this week on the Adult Contemporary format.

After hearing (and raving about) this song for what feels like so long now, Jordin Sparks' "Battlefield" starts to make a real impact at Top 40, landing at #14 (even though it stays on the lower echeon's of the Hot 100's Top 40...still). It is gaining spins at a significant rate, and could see Top 10 potential soon...I'm hoping the album release will put the song over the top.

Cobra Starship and their new single "Good Girls Go Bad" with that dark haired snob from 'Gossip Girl' lands Top 20 this week, at #20, more than doubling in spins in one week alone. Could be something to look out for...

My girl Jessie James holds strong with "Wanted" at #22, and gaining spins at a respectable rate of 12.5%. Her labelmate, Kristinia DeBarge, sees more than a slight drop with "Goodbye" this week, most likely due to her label's attempt to transition into her second single, a cover of Varsity Fanclub's "Future Love." While I was never keen on the song period, I do feel Kristinia has the upper hand in terms of which version I enjoy most. Yet another young Island protege, Justin Bieber (whose name whenever I see it provokes the words "Justin Bobby" out of my mouth. I'm ashamed.), debuts into the Top 40 at #45 with his first single, "One Time", and gaining at a fierce rate of 66%.

The seemingly ages old "Use Somebody" by the adorable Kings of Leon (despite their recent jab at teen pop music...I forgive you, Caleb) lands them at #26 this week, and gaining at a rate of almost 30%. Drake also continues to see his stock rise, as "Best I Ever Had", now a card-carrying member of the Hot 100 Top 10, lands him at #28 on the Top 40 chart. The song continues to be the #1 song at the Rhythmic and Urban formats as well.

The Jonas Brothers continue to struggle with "Paranoid" losing 40 spins this week, and landing at #31. It's still doing better than poor (and more worthy) David Guetta and Kelly Rowland, however, whose ace "When Love Takes Over" continues their slow attempt at Top 20 material by staying static at #33.

Now that the buzz over "Amy", "Circus" and "Womanizer" has officially died down, the Britney camp is warming up a "new" track in fourth single, "Radar", which is a carryover from the 'Blackout' album. I will reserve comment on this, as it's so blatently obvious how I feel. It lands her at #35, just above Boys Like Girls' new single that rips on V Factory's title, "Love Drunk." However, this may be one to watch as well, as it is gaining spins at a rate of almost 80%.

Flo Rida has a new single he's pimping out (it is Monday, after all) called "Jump" that features Nelly Furtado, and that lands him at #38, down two spots from last week. Little Miss Tina Parol keeps a strong hand but slips out of the Top 40, as "Who's Got Your Money" slides to #41,
but continues to increase in spins by almost 25%.

Green Day attempts to replicate the success of "Blvd of Broken Dreams" with their latest album's carbon copy, "21 Guns", hitting #43. Beyonce also attempts to introduce her new single, "Sweet Dreams" to the Top 40, landing her at #44.

And finally, hot on the heels of her somewhat critisized performance at MJ's memorial, Mariah Carey's mediocre new single "Obsessed" debuts in the Top 50 at #49, averaging 65 spins a week, but gaining at a rate of 75%. Meh.

1 comment

Paul said...

i long for the day when Candy Coated Chaos, V Factory and Simon Curtis clog up this list of hitbound tunes :(

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