Bruno, Katy lead US singles chart

Last Updated: Friday, October 1, 2010 - 10:31

New York: Bruno Mars likes things just the way they are atop Billboard`s Hot 100 singles chart, as "Just The Way You Are" held at No. 1 for a second week on Thursday.

Katy Perry`s former chart-topper "Teenage Dream" rebounded two places to No. 2, squeezing Eminem`s former chart champ "Love the Way You Lie" down one to No. 3.

Moving up one spot each were "DJ Got Us Fallin` in Love" by Usher (No. 4) and Taio Cruz`s "Dynamite" (No. 5). At No. 6, appropriately enough, was "Like a G6," by Far*East Movement featuring Cataracs & Dev, which rose four places.

Nelly`s "Just a Dream" rose one to No. 7, Rihanna`s "Only Girl (In the World)" slid five to No. 8, Enrique Iglesias "I Like It" dropped two to No. 9, and Flo Rida`s "Club Can`t Handle Me" slipped one to No. 10.

The Glee Cast returned to the Hot 100 for another season of melodic remakes and high debuts -- five, to be exact. The show sold 409,000 total downloads of the songs made available from the September 21 season premiere, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That`s up 53% from the 267,000 sold for the handful of tracks released after the first season`s second-half premiere in May.

The Glee Cast`s rendition of Jay-Z and Alicia Keys` "Empire State of Mind" was the chart`s top debut at No. 21, followed in order by "Telephone" (No. 23), "Billionaire" (No. 28), "Listen" (No. 38) and "What I Did for Love" (No. 51).

"Empire State of Mind" (106,000) and "Telephone" (102,000) become the fifth and sixth Glee Cast tracks to surpass 100,000 downloads in a single week, following "Don`t Stop Believin`" (177,000), "Jessie`s Girl" (105,000), "Poker Face" (109,000) and "Total Eclipse of the Heart" (134,000).

The highest non-Glee debut belonged to Akon with "Angel" (No. 62). Also new to the chart were Jesse McCartney`s "Shake" (No. 90), "Loving You No More" by Diddy-Dirty Money featuring Drake (No. 91), and Mike Posner`s "Please Don`t Go" (No. 94).

The arrival of Maroon 5`s "Hands All Over" at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 album chart, and the accompanying promotion surrounding the release, propeled lead single "Misery" to a new Hot 100 peak (No. 14) and weekly sales high (71,000). In addition, album cut "Stutter" debuts at No. 84 (31,000).

Bureau Report



First Published: Friday, October 1, 2010 - 10:31

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