WGO: New Releases, Chart Watch (6/9/2012)


Below denotes songs and artists of note featured on the Billboard Hot 100 (USA), Top 40 Radio (US), Hot Dance/Club Play (USA), Heatseekers Singles & Albums Charts (USA), UK Hot (UK), Japan and KPOP (South Korea) harts. Italicized items have been discussed on Melismatic.

New Additions to the Hot 100 of Note:

10. Phillip Phillips - Home
I've fallen off the "American Idol" train, but apparently, the tragically named Phillip Phillips was named winner of Season 11. Wait -- another passable attractive dude with a alt-rock voice that plays guitar won? Really? Really, America? We all know that worked so well for Kris Allen and David Cook, so this kid should have nothing to worry about. ... Shade aside, the song isn't shabby and is certainly one of the better "Idol Coronation" songs to come along the pike in awhile (because usually they are forgettable as hell). I mean, a bluegrass "Idol" song and it connects? I'm shocked, too. Best of luck, Phil(2X).

35. Katy Perry - Wide Awake
Good Lord, I'm such a sucker of Katy Perry singles these days. I don't know what Teenage Dream did to me, fam. I find this ballad much mor interesting than "The One That Got Away" (by a long shot). But I think we can all agree, it's time for Ms. Perry move on to the next era, please.

89. Chris Brown - Don't Wake Me Up
The latest single from Brown's upcoming fifth album Fortune is this climactic grower. It was co-written by William Orbit (Madonna's Ray of Light, MDNA) and Brian Kennedy (Brown's "Forever" and Rihanna's "Disturbia"). As much as I still enjoy "Turn Up the Music", this is probably the single Brown should have led with from this album project...minus the AutoTune, which was/is/will always be unnecessary when it's Brown at the vocal helm.

90. Jason DeRulo - Undefeated
He's the poor man's Chris Brown (or the Mr. Jordin Sparks depending on who you talk to). While his latest is a perfectly radio-ready pop smash, it lacks the earworm quality of "Whatcha Say" or "Don't Wanna Go Home".

96. Rita Ora - How We Do (Party)
Brit Rita is from Jay Z's Roc Nation collective (Willow SmithJ.Cole) and is clearly the supplier of the Rihanna sound. I much prefer her current UK single "R.I.P." (feat. Tinie Tempah) to this "party" jam (Party! And Bull Sh*t! And Party! And Bull Sh*t!) -- to me, you just have to come harder than this your first time out.

Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart:
1. Gotye - Somebody That I Used To Know (feat. Kimbra)
2. Carly Rae Jepsen - Call Me Maybe (AIRPLAY + STREAMING GAINER)
3. Maroon 5 - Payphone (feat. Wiz Khalifa)
4. fun. - We Are Young (feat. Janelle Monae)
5. Nicki Minaj - Starships
6. Flo Rida - Wild Ones (feat. Sia)
7. One Direction - What Makes You Beautiful
8. The Wanted - Glad You Came
9. Justin Bieber - Boyfriend
10. Phillip Phillips - Home (DEBUT)

11. Rihanna - Where Have You Been (DIGITAL GAINER)
12. Train - Drive By
13. Usher - Scream
14. Pitbull - Back In Time
15. Kelly Clarkson - Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You...)
16. Karmin - Brokenhearted
17. Ellie Goulding - Lights
20. Katy Perry - Part of Me
21. Drake - Take Care (feat. Rihanna)
24. Kanye West - Mercy (feat. Pusha T, 2 Chainz, Big Sean)
25. David Guetta - Titanium (feat. Sia)
26. Adele - Rumour Has It
27. Carrie Underwood - Good Girl
30. Jason Mraz - I Won't Give Up
31. Rihanna - Birthday Cake (feat. Chris Brown)
32. Usher - Climax
34. Jennifer Lopez - Dance Again (feat. Pitbull)
35. Katy Perry - Wide Awake (DEBUT)
36. Rihanna - We Found Love (feat. Calvin Harris)
38. Adele - Set Fire To the Rain
39. LMFAO - Party Rock Anthem
40. Neon Trees - Everybody Talks
42. LMFAO - Sexy and I Know It
43. Demi Lovato - Give Your Heart A Break
44. Gloriana - (Kissed You) Good Night
47. David Guetta - Turn Me On (feat. Nicki Minaj)
48. Maroon 5 - Moves Like Jagger (feat. Christina Aguilera)
56. Havana Brown - We Run the Night (feat. Pitbull)
59. Nicki Minaj - Right By My Side (feat. Chris Brown)
63. Drake - HYFR (Hell Yeah F*cking Right) (feat. Lil Wayne)
64. fun. - Some Nights
67. Alex Clare - Too Close
69. Linkin Park - Burn It Down
71. Trey Songz - Heart Attack
72. Chris Brown - Turn Up the Music
74. One Direction - One Thing
76. Lupe Fiasco - Around My Way (DEBUT)
80. Drake - Crew Love (feat. The Weeknd)
82. Of Monsters & Men - Little Talks
83. M83. - Midnight City
86. The Band Perry - Postcard From Paris
88. Rascal Flatts - Banjo
89. Chris Brown - Don't Wake Me Up (DEBUT)
90. Jason DeRulo - Undefeated (DEBUT)
96. Rita Ora - How We Do (Party) (DEBUT)
97. Phillip Phillips - We've Got Tonight (DEBUT)
100. Skrillex - Bangarang (feat. Sirah)

Top 40 Radio (USA):

Billboard US Dance/Club Play:
1. Rihanna - Where Have You Been (GREATEST GAINER)
2. One Direction - What Makes You Beautiful
3. Swedish House Mafia - Greyhound
5. Jennifer Lopez - Dance Again (feat. Pitbull)
6. Toni Braxton - I Heart You
7. Gotye - Somebody That I Used To Know (feat. Kimbra)
8. Kerli - Zero Gravity
9. David Guetta - Titanium (feat. Sia)
10. Usher - Climax
11. Karmin - Brokenhearted
12. Nicki Minaj - Starships
13. Martin Solveig - The Night Out
14. Foster the People - Don't Stop (Color On the Walls...)
16. Eva Simons - I Don't Like You
17. The Wanted - Glad You Came
18. Carly Rae Jepsen - Call Me Maybe
19. Rita Orta - How We Do (Party)
20. Rye Rye - Boom Boom
21. fun. - We Are Young (feat. Janelle Monae)
24. Katharine McPhee - Touch Me
25. Jamiroquai - White Knuckle Ride

Billboard Heatseekers Songs:
1. Havana Brown - We Run the Night (feat. Pitbull)
6. Of Monsters & Men - Little Talks
7. M83. - Midnight City
13. Rita Ora - How We Do (Party) (GREATEST GAINER)
15. Skrillex - Bangarang (feat. Sirah)

Billboard Heatseekers Albums:
1. Jessica Sanchez - American Idol: Season 11
4. Scars on 45 - Scars on 45 (GREATEST GAINER)

Billboard UK Singles Chart:
1. fun. - We Are Young (feat. Janelle Monae)
2. The Wanted - Chasing The Sun (DEBUT)
3. Carly Rae Jepsen - Call Me Maybe
4. Rita Ora - R.I.P. (feat. Tinie Tempah)
5. Alex Clare - Too Close
6. Rihanna - Where Have You Been
7. Paloma Faith - Picking Up the Pieces (DEBUT)
8. Train - Drive By
9. Gotye - Somebody That I Used To Know (feat. Kimbra)
10. Tulsa - Young

Billboard Japan Hot 100:
1. AKB48 - Manatsu No Sounds Good!
2. NYC - Haina! (DEBUT)
11. T-Ara - Lovey-Dovey (DEBUT)
13. Arashi - Face Down
21. Maroon 5 - Payphone (feat. Wiz Khalifa)
23. Pitbull - Back In Time
27. Kyary Pamyu Pamyu - Candy Candy
29. Hot Chelle Rae - Tonight Tonight
31. Far East Movement - Live My Life (feat. Justin Bieber)
36. Bruno Mars - Grenade (DEBUT)
39. Carly Rae Jepsen - Call Me Maybe
42. Bee Gees - How Deep Is Your Love (DEBUT)
43. Linkin Park - Burn It Down
46. Nicki Minaj - Starships
50. SHINee - Sherlock

Billboard Korea KPOP Hot 100:
1. IU - Every End of the Day
3. G.NA - 2HOT
4. Girls' Generation-TTS (TaeTiSeo) - Twinkle
5. Brave Guys - I Don't Care (feat. Seo Su Min PD)
6. Baek Ji Young - Good Boy (feat. Yong Jun Hyung of BEAST)
7. SISTAR - Alone
10. T-Ara - Round and Round (DEBUT)
13. Mighty Mouth - Bad Boy (feat. Soya)
14. B1A4 - Baby I'm Sorry (RE-ENTRY)
15. Infinite - The Chaser
20. Apink - HUSH
28. 4minute - Volume Up
32. TaeYeon (Girls' Generation) - Missing You Like Crazy
35. BIG BANG - Fantastic Baby
36. Kim Jae Joong (JYJ) - Living Like A Dream (DEBUT)
42. As One - Day By Day 2012 (feat. Verbal Jint) (DEBUT)
44. JYP - Someone Else (feat. Ga In of Brown Eyed Girls)

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