Every week, the Billboard Hot 100 is where today’s musicians have at it for the top spot, the claim of having the number one song in America. This week’s champion is Taylor Swift, with her single We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together celebrating its second week in the top spot. The song broke Lady Gaga’s record of the biggest digital sales week by a female artist (which she had with Born This Way, of course).
Trailing at #2 is the not-so-subtly euphemistic Whistle by Flo Rida, with Ellie Goulding’s much more innocent Lights keeping at third place.
Maroon 5 seems to be unable to stop cranking out hits, as the reggae-influenced One More Night jumps to the fourth spot, leaving them without any worry that their ultra-pop shift is going to keep them overexposed. Indie band fun. and their jungle-esque Some Nights creep up to the fifth spot, keeping a much more unlikely group in the spotlight.
On the notion of expected one-hit wonders, Owl City and Carly Rae Jepsen’s Good Time has made its way into the top ten, placing at #9. This is no doubt helped by their recent promotional blitz, appearing on America’s Got Talent, Jay Leno, Conan O’Brien and seemingly anywhere else that’ll take them. Will it be enough to nab each of them another Hot 100 number one?
Neon Trees, previously known for their catchy dance-rock hit Animal, has released an even-more catchy track in the same vein called Everybody Talks. It’s already a bigger hit than the former, placed at #11 while Animal only ever reached #13.
English rock band Muse is back and showing a new musical side with Madness, a synthpop rock track debuting at #84. While they do that, The Script baffles even more as their latest single, Hall of Fame, debuts at #87 while featuring none other than will.i.am.
Near the far bottom, Eminem-sponsored Slaughterhouse makes their way onto the charts at #98 with their latest single Throw That, which features none other than Slim Shady himself. With the guidance of a successful master like that, they are sure to go far.
That’s all that is noteworthy this week. What did you think of this week in music? Any predictions? Leave a comment, Like, Retweet and/or subscribe for more updates if you enjoyed, and you can follow Max at www.twitter.com/Supertails!
You can catch fun. performing at the Riviera Theatre in Chicago on November 15, Neon Trees at Riot Fest September 14, Carly Rae Jepsen at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee on October 21, and Owl City at the Vic Theatre in Chicago on October 6.