Only seven albums in pop history have generated six or more top 10 hits. Remarkably, four of those seven albums are by Michael or Janet Jackson. Michael's 1982 album Thriller was the first album to spawn six top 10 hits (it went on to yield a seventh as well). His 1987 follow-up, Bad, also spawned six top 10 hits.
The two other albums to spawn six or more top 10 hits are Bruce Springsteen's 1984 blockbuster Born In The U.S.A. (which spawned seven) and George Michael's 1987 smash Faith.
If "The One That Got Away" goes all the way to #1, Teenage Dream will become the first album in history to spawn six #1 hits.
The continuing record-setting for Teenage Dream is sweet vindication for Perry because the album's softer-than-expected first-week sales in August 2010 triggered some snarky comments in the press. The album sold 192K that first week. It has sold 1,869,000 to date. (In a healthier album climate, it would in the 6-million range by now.)
"We Found Love" also holds at #1 in the U.K. for the sixth week.
Rihanna has a second song in the top 10 on the Hot 100, thanks to her featured role on Drake's "Take Care," which debuts at #9. It's Rihanna's 21st top 10 hit. And she's closing in on her 22nd: "You Da One" vaults from #73 to #14 in its second week. Digital sales rank: #9 (124K).
"Motto" enters Hot Digital Sales at #10 (124K).
Drake's album of the same name enters The Billboard 200 at #1 this week. It sold 631K copies, which is the best opening for a sophomore album since Justin Timberlake's FutureSex/LoveSounds more than five years ago. You already know that if you read Chart Watch: Albums. If you missed it, here's a link.
Bruno Mars lands his seventh top five hit in less than two years as "It Will Rain" jumps from #9 to #5 on the Hot 100. Mars' tally includes four solo hits and collabos with B.o.B, Travie McCoy and Bad Meets Evil.
This week is the 11th time in the past 12 weeks that Adam Levine has had two songs in the top 10. "Moves Like Jagger," his collabo with Christina Aguilera, dips from #5 to #6. "Stereo Hearts," his pairing with Gym Class Heroes, drops from #6 to #8. This has definitely been Levine's star-making season. These are both excellent records which hold up well under constant airplay.
Here's the low-down on this week's top 10 songs.
1. Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris, "We Found Love." The song holds at #1 for the fourth week in its ninth week on the chart. This is its eighth week in the top 10. Digital sales rank: #1 (211K).
2. LMFAO, "Sexy And I Know It." The song holds at #2 for the third week in its 12th week on the chart. This is its ninth week in the top 10. Digital sales rank: #2 (182K).
3. Adele, "Someone Like You." The former #1 song holds at #3 for the third week in its 20th week on the chart. This is its 12th week in the top 10. Digital sales rank: #8 (137K).
4. David Guetta featuring Usher, "Without You." The song holds at #4 for the second week in its 12th week on the chart. This is its eighth week in the top 10. Digital sales rank: #6 (140K).
5. Bruno Mars, "It Will Rain." The song jumps from #9 to #5 in its eighth week on the chart. This is its second week in the top 10. It's Mars' seventh top five hit. Digital sales rank: #3 (171K).
6. Maroon 5 featuring Christina Aguilera, "Moves Like Jagger." The former #1 song dips from #5 to #6 in its 22nd week on the chart. This is its 17th week in the top 10. Digital sales rank: #12 (98K). The song this week pushes ahead of Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" to rank #6 for the year-to-date.
7. Flo Rida, "Good Feeling." The song jumps from #8 to #7 in its eighth week on the chart. This is its third week in the top 10. Digital sales rank: #7 (139K).
8. Gym Class Heroes featuring Adam Levine, "Stereo Hearts." The song drops from #6 to #8 in its 23rd week on the chart. This is its 11th week in the top 10. Digital sales rank: #14 (84K).
9. Drake featuring Rihanna, "Take Care." This new entry is Drake's ninth top 10 hit; Rihanna's 21st. Digital sales rank: #4 (162K)..
10. Katy Perry, "The One That Got Away." The song jump from #15 to #10 in its sixth week on the chart. It's Perry's ninth top 10 hit. Digital sales rank: #11 (106K).
Two songs drop out of the top 10 this week. One is a legitimate smash; the other, a minor entry that was lucky to squeak into the top 10. Foster The People's "Pumped Up Kicks" drops from #7 to #12 in its 30th week. Taylor Swift's "If This Was A Movie" plummets from #10 to #53 in its second week.
Glee's spotlight on Adele has spurred the original version of "Rumour Has It." It re-enters the Hot 100 at #60, far above its initial peak at #96 in August.
Three other Glee entries enter the Hot 100: A medley of "You And I" by Eddie Rabbitt with Crystal Gayle and "You And I" by Lady Gaga opens at #69. (An inspired coupling or a clear sign that Glee is starting to run out of gas? I'll leave that for you to decide.) Two other Glee medleys (both better concepts) enter the Hot 100 this week. A medley of a pair of hits by Daryl Hall & John Oates, "I Can't Go For That"/"You Make Me Dreams," bows at #80. A medley of Pat Benatar's "Hit Me With Your Best Shot" and Blondie's "One Way Or Another" bows at #86.
Nickelback's "When We Stand Together" Jumps from #60 to #44 in its eighth week. The band's Here And Now album is in a tight race with Michael Buble's Christmas for #1 on next week's Billboard 200…Brantley Gilbert's "Country Must Be Country Wide" jumps from #53 to #52 in its 20th week. The song jumps to #1 on Hot Country Songs. Gilbert co-wrote Jason Aldean's "Dirt Road Anthem," which topped the country chart in July...David Nail's "Let It Rain" jumps from #74 to #58 in its 10th week.
The latest songs by two women who are accustomed to being in the top 10 re-enter the chart in the bottom 10 this week. Lady Gaga's "Marry The Night" re-enters at #97. Kelly Clarkson's "What Doesn't Kill You (Stronger)" re-enters at #99.
"Look At Me Now" was a top 10 hit on the Hot100, but it really scored in the R&B field. It topped the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart for eight weeks. "Look At Me Now" is the 11th song to top the 3 million mark so far this year, which puts 2011 just one smash behind 2010 for the most 3 million-sellers in a calendar year. And we've still got six weeks to go in this chart year.
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