"Gangnam Style" is an international smash. It jumps from #37 to #3 on this week's Official U.K. Chart. It will probably be #1 in the U.K. next week. The song has already reached #1 in Denmark, Finland, New Zealand and PSY's native South Korea. It's in the top three in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, the Netherlands and Scotland.
P!nk's "Blow Me (One Last Kiss)" holds at #5 for the second week. In addition, P!nk has the week's second highest new entry with "Try," which debuts at #56. Both songs are from P!nk's album The Truth About Love, which enters The Billboard 200 at #1 this week. The album sold 280K copies, which constitutes the year's third biggest opening. It trails only Justin Bieber's Believe (374K) and Madonna's MDNA (359K).
"Good Time" by Owl City & Carly Rae Jepsen rebounds from #9 to #8. This matches its highest ranking to date. Jepsen has a second collabo on this week's chart. "Beautiful," featuring her mentor Justin Bieber, debuts at #87. Both songs are from Jepsen's album Kiss, which enters The Billboard 200 at #6 this week.
Here's the low-down on this week's top 10 songs.
The Top Five: Maroon 5's "One More Night" holds at #1 for the second week in its 14th week on the chart. This is its sixth week in the top 10. Digital sales rank: #2 (205K)…Psy's "Gangnam Style" leaps from #11 to #2 in its third week on the chart. This is Psy's first top 10 hit. Digital sales rank: #1 (301K)… fun.'s "Some Nights" holds at #3 for the second week in its 31st week on the chart. This is its seventh week in the top 10. Digital sales rank: #4 (159K)…Taylor Swift's "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" drops from #2 to #4 in its seventh week on the chart. This is its sixth week in the top 10. Digital sales rank: #3 (196K)…P!nk's "Blow Me (One Last Kiss)" hold at #5 for the second week its 12th week on the chart. This is its seventh week in the top 10. Digital sales rank: #9 (105K).
The Second Five: Flo Rida's "Whistle" drops from #4 to #6 in its 19th week on the chart. This is its 11th week in the top 10. Digital sales rank: #6 (123K)…"As Long As You Love Me" by Justin Bieber featuring Big Sean dips from #6 (its peak so far) to #7 in its 14th week on the chart. This is its sixth week in the top 10. Digital sales rank: #11 (101K)…"Good Time" by Owl City & Carly Rae Jepsen rebounds from #9 to #8 in its 13th week on the chart. This is its fifth week in the top 10. Digital sales rank: #8 (112K)…Alex Clare's "Too Close" dips from #8 to #9 in its 26th week on the chart. This is its third week in the top 10. Digital sales rank: #5 (131K)…Ellie Goulding's "Lights" drops #7 to #10 in its 40th week on the chart. This is its 14th week in the top 10. Digital sales rank: #34 (47K).
Neon Trees' "Everybody Talks" dips from #10 to #11 in its 28th week on the chart.
Nicki Minaj's "Pound The Alarm" jumps from #17 to #15 in its ninth week. Pop music has taken us from "Ring My Bell" to "Pound The Alarm." I guess that's progress.
There are two songs in the top 20 from the Good Music compilation Cruel Summer, which enters The Billboard 200 at #2 this week. "Mercy" by Kanye West, Big Sean, Pusha T, 2 Chainz rebounds from #20 to #17 in its 25th week. (The song has climbed as high as #13.) "Clique" by West, Jay-Z, Big Sean drops from #12 to #18 in its third week. Digital sales rank: #7 (122K). A third song from the compilation, "To The World," by West, R. Kelly & Teyana, debuts at #70.
Ne-Yo's "Let Me Love You (Until You Learn To Love Yourself)" leaps from #37 to #28 in its eighth week…Miguel's "Adorn" jumps from #35 to #31 in its eighth week. The song holds at #1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for the third straight week...The Lumineers' "Ho Hey" jumps from #38 to #32 in its 16th week....Jason Aldean's "Take A Little Ride" dips from #32 to #33 in its 10th week. The song jumps to #1 on Hot Country Songs. It's Aldean's eighth #1 country hit.
"I Can Only Imagine" by David Guetta featuring Chris Brown & Lil Wayne jumps from #55 to #44 in its seventh week…Lee Brice's "Hard To Love" jumps from #49 to #43 in its 15th week.
Luke Bryan's "Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye" jumps from #57 to #47 in its fifth week…Florida Georgia Line's "Cruise" jumps from #59 to #48 in its sixth week…Ed Sheeran's "The A Team" jumps from #61 to #52 in its 11th week…Rascal Flatts' "Come Wake Me Up" jumps from #70 to #59 in its ninth week…Miranda Lambert's "Fastest Girl In Town" jumps from #76 to #64 in its ninth week…Jake Owen's "The One That Got Away" jumps from #77 to #65 in its seventh week…OneRepublic's "Feel Again" jumps from #78 to #67 in its fourth week.
Kendrick Lamar's "Swimming Pools (Drank)" jumps from #92 to #81 in its sixth week…"Celebration" by Game featuring Chris Brown, Tyga, Wiz Khalifa and Lil Wayne debuts at #82. It's from the rapper's upcoming fifth album, Jesus Piece… "Finally Found You" by Enrique Iglesias featuring Sammy Adams jumps from #94 to #83 in its second week.
Usher's "Numb" debuts at #97. It's from his former #1 album Looking 4 Myself…Kip Moore's "Beer Money" debuts at #99. It's from Up All Night…Greg Bates' "Did It For The Girl" debuts at #100. It's from the country singer's eponymous debut album.
"SexyBack" also prompted one of the wittiest lines in the history of the Grammy Awards, when Stephen Colbert quipped, "Justin Timberlake brought 'sexy' back. Susan Boyle sent it away again."
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