WGO: Chart Watch, United World Chart, Hot Debuts (7/7/2012)

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

From now on, I will also include the United World Chart (UWC) to help put in perspective how popular the tracks are on a global scale. UWC tracks songs by paid download, single sales and overall airplay all around the world. It's very interesting to see songs popular in the American Top 40 tend to take the lead, but songs from the UK, Australia, Japan and Korea also rank high when put into proper perspective.

New Additions to the Hot 100 of Note:
42. Maroon 5 - One More Night
This summery ditty has more immediate impact to my ears than "Payphone" ever did, and is my current fave of the Overexposed album set. Produced by the legendary Max Martin, I will admit some of the verse lyrics are a bit cringy for the Maroon Faithful ("You and I go hard...You and I get sick...") in an attempt to better fit into the mainstream rather than be the quirky pop-rock act with hooks they debuted as. The reality is -- there is no need to overanalyze. It's catchy. That's all you need to know.

72. Justin Bieber - Beauty & A Beat (feat. Nicki Minaj)
It wasn't one of my immediate faves from Believe, but other than a pack of nameless rappers, Drake and Minaj herself, Justin Biebs seems to be the only artist on the Hot 100 currently to have b-tracks/non-singles make an appearance -- hence he's a force to be reckoned with. It's a 180-spin from Maroon 5, and yet is also produced by Max Martin. The majority of it is pretty forgettable dance pop and the highlight of Nicki's appearance is the line "But I gotta keep an eye out for Selena", referencing the Bieb's GF, Selena Gomez.

93. Kelly Clarkson - Dark Side
Three songs deep into Kelly's Stronger album and it's the requisite power midtempo/ballad-esque. A great rallying cry track, custom-fitted for the slightly self-conscious (a la Christina's "Beautiful") and Kelly herself is heralding it as a "take me as I am"/"you are beautiful the way you are" single. What's not to like?

95. Justin Bieber - Right Here (feat. Drake)
This sounds more like a Drake cut than a Bieber cut. Take that anyway you want.

Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart:
1. Carly Rae Jepsen - Call Me Maybe
2. Maroon 5 - Payphone (feat. Wiz Khalifa)
3. Gotye - Somebody That I Used To Know (feat. Kimbra)
4. Katy Perry - Wide Awake
5. Rihanna - Where Have You Been (AIRPLAY GAINER)
6. Ellie Goulding - Lights (DIGITAL GAINER)
7. fun. - We Are Young (feat. Janelle Monae)
8. Nicki Minaj - Starships
9. One Direction - What Makes You Beautiful
10. Usher - Scream

United World Chart: (global paid downloads, sales & airplay)
1. Maroon 5 - Payphone (feat. Wiz Khalifa) -- USA
2. Carly Rae Jepsen - Call Me Maybe -- CANADA
3. Gotye - Somebody That I Used To Know (feat. Kimbra) -- AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND
4. Flo Rida - Whistle -- USA
5. fun. - We Are Young (feat. Janelle Monae) -- USA
6. Katy Perry - Wide Awake -- USA
7. Rihanna - Where Have You Been -- USA/Barbados
8. Pitbull - Back In Time -- USA
9. Usher - Scream -- USA
10. Nicki Minaj - Starships -- USA




Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart: (complete)
1. Carly Rae Jepsen - Call Me Maybe
2. Maroon 5 - Payphone (feat. Wiz Khalifa)
3. Gotye - Somebody That I Used To Know (feat. Kimbra)
4. Katy Perry - Wide Awake
5. Rihanna - Where Have You Been (AIRPLAY GAINER)
6. Ellie Goulding - Lights (DIGITAL GAINER)
7. fun. - We Are Young (feat. Janelle Monae)
8. Nicki Minaj - Starships
9. One Direction - What Makes You Beautiful
10. Usher - Scream
11. Flo Rida - Wild Ones (feat. Sia)
12. David Guetta - Titanium (feat. Sia)
13. The Wanted - Glad You Came
14. Pitbull - Back In Time
15. Kanye West - Mercy (feat. Big Sean, Pusha T, 2 Chainz)
17. Karmin - Brokenhearted
18. Justin Bieber - Boyfriend (STREAMING GAINER)
19. Train - Drive By
21. Kelly Clarkson - Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)
22. Calvin Harris - Feel So Close
23. Jason Mraz - I Won't Give Up
24. Neon Trees - Everybody Talks
25. Demi Lovato - Give Your Heart A Break
31. Drake - Take Care (feat. Rihanna)
32. fun. - Some Nights
33. Katy Perry - Part of Me
35. Calvin Harris - Let's Go (feat. Ne-Yo)
38. Havana Brown - We Run the Night (feat. Pitbull)
39. One Direction - One Thing
41. Carrie Underwood - Good Girl
42. Maroon 5 - One More Night (DEBUT)
43. Usher - Climax
44. Rihanna - We Found Love (feat. Calvin Harris)
45. LMFAO - Party Rock Anthem
46. Trey Songz - Heart Attack
48. Gloriana - (Kissed You) Good Night
49. Adele - Set Fire To the Rain
51. Cher Lloyd - Want U Back
53. Linkin Park - Burn It Down
55. Little Big Town - Pontoon
60. Hunter Hayes - Wanted
62. Rita Ora - How We Do (Party)
64. Alex Clare - Too Close
66. Drake - HYFR (Hell Yeah F*cking Right) (feat. Lil Wayne)
67. Rihanna - Birthday Cake (feat. Chris Brown)
68. DJ Khaled - Take It To The Head (feat. Chris Brown, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne)
70. The Band Perry - Postcard From Paris
72. Justin Bieber - Beauty And A Beat (feat. Nicki Minaj) (DEBUT)
73. Of Monsters & Men - Little Talks
74. The Lumineeres - Ho Hey
75. The Wanted - Chasing the Sun
80. Jennifer Lopez - Dance Again (feat. Pitbull)
82. Drake - Crew Love (feat. The Weeknd)
83. M83. - Midnight City
84. Nicki Minaj - Right By My Side (feat. Chris Brown)
86. Meek Mill - Amen (feat. Drake) (DEBUT)
89. Imagine Dragons - It's Time
93. Kelly Clarkson - Dark Side (DEBUT)
94. Chris Brown - Turn Up the Music
95. Justin Bieber - Right Here (feat. Drake) (DEBUT)
97. The Black Keys - Gold On the Ceiling
98. Skrillex - Bangarang (feat. Sirah) (RE-ENTRY)
100. Easton Corbin - Lovin' You Is Fun (DEBUT)

United World Chart: (global paid downloads, sales & airplay) (complete)

1. Maroon 5 - Payphone (feat. Wiz Khalifa)
2. Carly Rae Jepsen - Call Me Maybe
3. Gotye - Somebody That I Used To Know (feat. Kimbra)
4. Flo Rida - Whistle
5. fun. - We Are Young (feat. Janelle Monae)
6. Katy Perry - Wide Awake
7. Rihanna - Where Have You Been
8. Pitbull - Back In Time
9. Usher - Scream
10. Nicki Minaj - Starships
11. Train - Drive By
12. Exile - All Night Long (HOT SHOT DEBUT)
13. David Guetta - Titanium (feat. Sia)
14. Flo Rida - Wild Ones (feat. Sia)
15. One Direction - What Makes You Beautiful
16. Jennifer Lopez - Dance Again (feat. Pitbull)
17. Ellie Goulding - Lights
18. Coldplay - Princess of China (feat. Rihanna)
19. Linkin Park - Burn It Down
20. Loreen - Euphoria
21. Kelly Clarkson - Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)
22. Justin Bieber - Boyfriend
23. Alex Clare - Too Close
24. Atsuko Maeda - Kimi Wa Boku Da (DEBUT)
25. Cheryl - Call My Name
26. Jason Mraz - I Won't Give Up
27. Karmin - Brokenhearted
28. Calvin Harris - Let's Go (feat. Ne-Yo)
29. Katy Perry  - Part of Me
30. The Wanted - Glad You Came
31. Luke Bryan - Drunk On You
32. Maroon 5 - One More Night (DEBUT)
33. Gusttavo Lima - Balada
34. Kanye West - Mercy
35. Calvin Harris - Feel So Close
36. Rudimental - Feel The Love (feat. John Newman)
37. Tacabro - Tacata (DEBUT)
38. Michel Telo - Ai Se Eu Te Pego
39. Of Monsters & Men - Little Talks
40. Eric Crush - Springsteen



Billboard US Dance/Club Play:
1. Martin Solveig - The Night Out
2. Eva Simons - I Don't Like You
3. Usher - Climax
4. Rita Ora - How We Do (Party)
5. Katharine McPhee - Touch Me
6. The Wanted - Chasing the Sun
8. Toni Braxton - I Heart You
9. Carly Rae Jepsen - Call Me Maybe
11. Katy Perry - Wide Awake (GREATEST GAINER)
12. Kat Graham - Put Your Graffiti On Me
14. One Direction - What Makes You Beautiful
15. Rihanna - Where Have You Been
17. Justin Bieber - Boyfriend
19. Kerli - Zero Gravity
21. Kylie Minogue - Timebomb
22. Calvin Harris - Let's Go (feat. Ne-Yo)

Billboard Heatseekers Songs:
1. Cher Lloyd - Want U Back (GREATEST GAINER)
2. Grouplove - Tongue Tied
3. Hunter Hayes - Wanted
4. Rita Ora - How We Do (Party)
6. Of Monsters & Men - Little Talks
7. The Lumineers - Ho Hey
10. M83. - Midnight City
13. Imagine Dragons - It's Time

Billboard Heatseekers Albums:
2. Imagine Dragons - Continued Silence (EP)
6. Nero - Welcome Reality (GREATEST GAINER)
9. Vampires Everywhere! - Hellbound & Heartless (DEBUT)
10 .Vicci Martinez - Vicci (DEBUT)
15. Azealia Banks - 1991 (EP)
18. Andy Grammer - Andy Grammer
21. Diplo - Express Yourself (EP)

Billboard UK Singles Chart:
1. Maroon 5 - Payphone (feat. Wiz Khalifa) (DEBUT)
2. Cheryl - Call My Name
4. Stooshe - Black Heart (DEBUT)
5. Coldplay - Princess of China (feat. Rihanna)
6. Rudimental - Feel the Love (feat. John Newman)
7. Carly Rae Jepsen - Call Me Maybe
9. Usher - Scream
10. Paloma Faith - Picking Up the Pieces (RE-ENTRY)

Billboard Japan Hot 100:
1. Atsuko Maeda - Kimi Wa Bokuda (DEBUT)
2. Exile - All Night Long
5. Maroon 5 - Payphone (feat. Wiz Khalifa)
7. Linkin Park - Burn It Down
11. Justin Bieber - Beauty & A Beat (feat. Nicki Minaj) (DEBUT)
18. The Offspring - Crusing California
21. AKB48 - Manatsu No Sounds Good!
24. Arashi - Your Eyes
27. Gotye - Somebody That I Used To Know (feat. Kimbra)
29. Usher - Scream
31. Girls' Generation/Shojo Jidal - Paparazzi (DEBUT)
33. fun. - We Are Young (feat. Janelle Monae)
36. Chris Brown - Don't Wake Me Up (RE-ENTRY)
37. One Direction - What Makes You Beautiful
40. Namie Amuro - Only You
41. 9nine - Ryusei No Kuchizuke (DEBUT)
42. Kylie Minogue - Timebomb
47. Namie Amuro - In the Spotlight (TOKYO)
48. Big Bang - Monster (DEBUT)

Billboard Korea KPOP Hot 100:
1. Busker Busker - If You Really Love Me (DEBUT)
2. Wonder Girls - Like This
4. Busker Busker - It's Hard To Face You (DEBUT)
5. f(x) - Electric Shock
7. Big Bang - Monster
8. Verbal Jint - Pretty Enough (feat. Sanchez) (DEBUT)
10. AfterSchool - Flashback (DEBUT)
20. B1A4 - Baby I'm Sorry
21. IU - Every End Of the Day
22. 2BiC - Love Again (feat. Ailee) (DEBUT)
23. Big Bang - Still Alive
24. Davichi - Because of You
25. G.NA - 2HOT
28. Infinite - The Chaser
29. SISTAR - Alone
30. Baek Ji Young - Good Boy (feat. Jun Hyung of BEAST)
33. BEAST - Hated Person
34. Teen Top - To You
35. Girls' Generation - TaeTiSeo (TTS) - Twinkle
47. Dal*Shabet - Mr. BangBang
48. Jo Kwon (of 2AM) - I'm Da One
50. Wonder Girls - Girlfriend




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