I'm sort of against this because I don't think old MJ songs are now more popular than they were in the 90s when they were unable to chart because of the rules BUT also because they weren't available as a single to buy.
Also, it is a bit ridiculous to think that Billboard would allow old songs to enter the hit chart when the business is all about new and current hits.
True, it is never going to happen, until their true customers want to see something like that. They were just wishing for the chart they would like to see.
Billboard has already stated more than once than it's meant as much for the music industry as it is for the music fans.
Katy Perry's "The One That Got Away" jumps from #15 to #10 on the Hot 100, becoming the sixth top 10 hit from her 2010 album Teenage Dream. That's the first album in 17 years to spawn six top 10 hits. The last was Janet Jackson's "janet.," which achieved the feat in November 1994 (when Perry was just 10).
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.
Janet's 1989 album Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814 was the first album by a female artist to spawn six top 10 hits (it went on to spawn a seventh as well). Her 1993 follow-up, janet., 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.
Now let's look ahead. If "The One That Got Away" makes the top five, Teenage Dream will become just the third album to spawn six top five hits. It would follow Faith and Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814 (which spawned seven, not counting "State Of The World," which made the top five on the Hot 100 Airplay chart).
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" by Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris logs its fourth straight week at #1 on the Hot 100. It tops Hot Digital Songs for the fifth straight week. It also moves up to #1 on the Hot 100 Airplay chart. It's Rihanna's ninth #1 on Hot 100 Airplay. Only one artist has had as many or more #1 songs on that chart in its 21-year history. Mariah Carey is the leader with 11.
"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).
"Take Care" is one of eight songs from Drake's album of the same name on this week's Hot 100. Two of them feature Lil Wayne: "The Motto" debuts at #18 and "HYFR ( Hell Yeah Fu**kin' Right)" opens at #92. Drake also debuts with "Hate Sleeping Alone" at #67, "We'll Be Fine" (featuring Birdman) at #89 and "Shot For Me" at #100. And he's still riding the chart with two long-running hits. "Headlines" drops from #16 to #30 in its 15th week; "Make Me Proud" (featuring Nicki Minaj) drops from #39 to #72 in its sixth week. And if all that isn't enough, Drake is featured on Lil Wayne's former top 10 hit "She Will," which rebounds slightly from #29 to #28 in its 14th week.
"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.
Shameless Plug: Adele's "Rolling In The Deep" this week pulls ahead of Taio Cruz's "Dynamite" as the best-selling song by a British artist in digital history. On Thursday, we'll post a Chart Watch Extra in which I look at the 22 best-selling hits by British artists in the digital era. That's the 19 songs by British artists that have sold 2 million copies or more, plus the three nearest runners-up. The oldest song on the list? Queen's 1975 epic, "Bohemian Rhapsody." Check it out over the holiday weekend.
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 hit 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.
The Glee rendition of Adele's "Rumour Has It"/"Someone Like You" debuts at #11. Digital sales rank: #5 (160K). This is one of the five highest-charting Glee entries to date. Covers of Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'" and Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream" and the original song "Loser Like Me" all made the top 10. A cover of Cee Lo Green's "F**k You (Forget You)" (featuring Gwyneth Paltrow) also reached #11. This is the highest-charting Glee medley ever. It tops a coupling of Gene Kelly's "Singin' In The Rain" and Rihanna's "Umbrella" (which also featured Paltrow), which hit #18 in 2010.
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.
"Ni**as In Paris" by Jay-Z/Kanye West holds at #17 in its 15th week. This is its fourth week in the top 20, a real surprise given the title…J. Cole's "Work Out" jumps from #22 to #19 in its 12th week…Luke Bryan's "I Don't Want This Night To End" jumps from #35 to #29 in its eighth week...Gavin DeGraw's "Not Over You" jumps from #45 to #35 (its highest ranking to date) in its 15th week.
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…David Nail's "Let It Rain" jumps from #74 to #58 in its 10th week.
Avicii's "Levels" bows at #66. This is the first Hot 100 hit for the Swedish DJ, remixer and record producer. Avicii teamed with Leona Lewis on "Collide," which topped the Hot Dance Club Songs chart in September…The Fray's "Heartbeat" rebounds from #93 to #68 in its fifth week. It's from the group's upcoming third studio album Scars & Stories, which is due in February…Adele's "Set Fire To The Rain" jumps from #89 to #74 in its 12th week…"International Love" by Pitbull featuring Chris Brown jumps from #92 to #79 in its third 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" by Chris Brown featuring Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes tops the 3 million mark in digital sales this week. It's Brown's third song to reach this plateau, following "Forever" (3,461,000) and "No Air" (a duet with Jordin Sparks, 3,347,000). This means it's Brown's first song to achieve this plateau since his 2009 assault of then girlfriend Rihanna put his reputation with his fans in serious jeopardy.
"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.
What's the most apropos Thanksgiving song ever? I vote for William DeVaughn's "Be Thankful For What You Got," which hit #4 in June 1974. We should all keep that thought in mind. Happy thanksgiving, everybody.
Can't wait for David Guetta/Nicki Minaj collaboration to hit the charts
"It's not a stare, it's the bitch please look, and this is how the bitch please look is... Like bitch please! That's the kind of look I be giving when I ain't feeling somebody." Angelea Preston, ANTM All-Star
01 01 09 Rihanna Featuring Calvin Harris, We Found Love 02 02 12 LMFAO, Sexy And I Know It 03 03 20 Adele, Someone Like You 04 04 12 David Guetta Featuring Usher, Without You 05 09 08 Bruno Mars, It Will Rain 06 05 22 Maroon 5 Featuring Christina Aguilera, Moves Like Jagger 07 08 08 Flo Rida, Good Feeling 08 06 23 Gym Class Heroes Featuring Adam Levine, Stereo Hearts 09 NE 01 Drake Featuring Rihanna, Take Care 10 15 06 Katy Perry, The One That Got Away 11 NE 01 Glee Cast, Rumour Has It / Someone Like You 12 07 30 Foster The People, Pumped Up Kicks 13 11 19 Cobra Starship Featuring Sabi, You Make Me Feel... 14 73 02 Rihanna, You Da One 15 12 08 T-Pain Featuring Wiz Khalifa & Lily Allen, 5 O'Clock 16 14 35 LMFAO Featuring Lauren Bennett & GoonRock, Party Rock Anthem 17 17 15 Jay-Z & Kanye West, Ni**as In Paris 18 NE 01 Drake Featuring Lil Wayne, The Motto 19 22 12 J. Cole, Work Out 20 19 11 Kelly Clarkson, Mr. Know It All 21 20 07 Big Sean, Dance (A$$) 22 18 16 Dev, In The Dark 23 21 15 Jason Derülo, It Girl 24 25 34 Pitbull Featuring Ne-Yo, AfroJack & Nayer, Give Me Everything 25 24 13 Nicki Minaj Featuring Rihanna, Fly 26 23 30 Nicki Minaj, Super Bass 27 28 29 Lady Antebellum, Just A Kiss 28 29 14 Lil Wayne Featuring Drake, She Will 29 35 08 Luke Bryan, I Don't Want This Night To End 30 16 15 Drake, Headlines 31 27 19 Blake Shelton, God Gave Me You 32 33 10 Coldplay, Paradise 33 31 16 Lady Gaga, Yoü And I 34 32 14 Lady Antebellum, We Owned The Night 35 45 15 Gavin DeGraw, Not Over You 36 34 46 Adele, Rolling In The Deep 37 48 04 Toby Keith, Red Solo Cup 38 41 34 OneRepublic, Good Life 39 36 19 Alexandra Stan, Mr. Saxobeat 40 42 09 Jason Aldean, Tattoos On This Town 41 30 52 The Band Perry, If I Die Young 42 38 36 Eli Young Band, Crazy Girl 43 46 05 Christina Perri, A Thousand Years 44 60 08 Nickelback, When We Stand Together 45 44 15 Miranda Lambert, Baggage Claim 46 50 22 Selena Gomez & The Scene, Love You Like A Love Song 47 37 11 The Band Perry, All Your Life 48 43 17 Rascal Flatts Featuring Natasha Bedingfield, Easy 49 51 08 Zac Brown Band, Keep Me In Mind 50 52 21 Brantley Gilbert, Country Must Be Country Wide 51 40 09 Eric Church, Drink In My Hand 52 54 07 Beyoncé Featuring André 3000, Party 53 10 02 Taylor Swift, If This Was A Movie 54 49 17 Taylor Swift, Sparks Fly 55 58 06 Jessie J, Domino 56 13 02 Taylor Swift, Ours 57 59 06 Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa Featuring Bruno Mars, Young, Wild & Free 58 74 10 David Nail, Let It Rain 59 65 04 Wale Featuring Miguel, Lotus Flower Bomb 60 RE 04 Adele, Rumour Has It 61 57 12 Wale Featuring Jeremih & Rick Ross, That Way 62 56 15 The Script, Nothing 63 67 14 Colbie Caillat, Brighter Than The Sun 64 69 05 Chris Young, You 65 62 18 Big Sean Featuring Kanye West & Roscoe Dash, Marvin & Chardonnay 66 NE 01 Avicii, Levels 67 NE 01 Drake, Hate Sleeping Alone 68 93 05 The Fray, Heartbeat 69 NE 01 Glee Cast, You And I / You And I 70 78 07 Hot Chelle Rae Featuring New Boyz, I Like It Like That 71 76 14 Thompson Square, I Got You 72 39 06 Drake Featuring Nicki Minaj, Make Me Proud 73 75 06 Beyoncé, Countdown 74 89 12 Adele, Set Fire To The Rain 75 71 10 Ace Hood Featuring Chris Brown, Body 2 Body 76 61 07 Martina McBride, I'm Gonna Love You Through It 77 72 17 Jerrod Niemann, One More Drinkin' Song 78 66 17 Rihanna, Cheers (Drink To That) 79 92 03 Pitbull Featuring Chris Brown, International Love 80 NE 01 Glee Cast, I Can't Go For That / You Make My Dreams 81 64 06 Britney Spears, Criminal 82 80 08 B.o.B Featuring Lil Wayne, Strange Clouds 83 84 05 Rick Ross Featuring Nicki Minaj, You The Boss 84 96 14 AWOLNATION, Sail 85 70 02 Dierks Bentley, Home 86 NE 01 Glee Cast, Hit Me With Your Best Shot / One Way Or Another 87 87 03 Breathe Carolina, Blackout 88 77 18 Jay-Z & Kanye West Featuring Otis Redding, Otis 89 NE 01 Drake Featuring Birdman, We'll Be Fine 90 88 04 Florence + The Machine, Shake It Out 91 83 05 Romeo Santos Featuring Usher, Promise 92 NE 01 Drake Featuring Lil Wayne, HYFR (Hell Yeah F*****g Right) 93 95 03 Kenny Chesney, Reality 94 RE 02 The Black Keys, Lonely Boy 95 63 02 Blake Shelton, Footloose 96 85 04 Justin Bieber, Mistletoe 97 NE 02 Lady Gaga, Marry The Night 98 94 09 Darius Rucker, I Got Nothin' 99 RE 02 Kelly Clarkson, What Doesn't Kill You (Stronger) 100 NE 01 Drake, Shot For Me
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