Drake Flies Twice Into Top 10 Of Billboard Hot 100
Drake's "Best I Ever Had" and "Every Girl" (by the combo known as Young Money) jumped 27-3 and 34-10 respectively, after unauthorized versions of the songs showed up earlier this month on the Hot Digital Songs chart. This week, legit versions racked up 153,000 and 90,000 downloads each.
The Black Eyed Peas continue their Hot 100 reign at No. 1 and No. 2 with "Boom Boom Pow" and "I Gotta Feeling." Keri Hilson featuring Kanye West and Ne-Yo's "Knock You Down" drops 3-4, Pitbull's "I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)" falls 4-5, Lady GaGa's "Lovegame" falls 5-6, and Sean Kingston's "Fire Burning" cools 6-7.
Also in the top 10 are Jeremih's "Birthday Sex," which falls 6-8, and Shinedown's "Second Chance," steady at No. 9.
Following her June 16 CMT Awards ceremony-opening airing of the video of "Thug Story," a parody of her hit "Love Story" featuring T-Pain, Taylor Swift's gag got picked up by 26 mainstream top 40 radio stations. The original is at No. 29 on the Hot 100 this week.
New Boyz' "You're a Jerk" is the week's hot shot debut at No. 32, moving 53,000 downloads and gaining 12% in airplay audience. Other new entries include Pitbull's "Hotel Room Service" at No. 63 and All Time Low's "Damned If I Do Ya (Damned If I Don't) at No. 67, in advance of the latter's Vans Warped Tour run.
Rounding out the Hot 100 is David Guetta feat. Kelly Rowland's "When Love Takes Over," which tops the Official U.K. Singles Chart this week and also reigns over Billboard's Hot Dance Airplay chart for the fifth week. On the Alternative radio chart, Franz Ferdinand's "No You Girls" ascends 11-9 in its 16th week on the tally. The quartet last visited the top 10 with "Do You Want To" in 2005.
(Additional reporting by Gary Trust)