Pearl Jam Posts Week's Highest Hot 100 Debut, Peas Stay On Top
Entering at No. 56 is the Seattle rock band's "The Fixer," which earns Pearl Jam its best-ever download sales week with 32,000 tracks. The last time Pearl Jam was on the Hot 100 was in 2006 with "World Wide Suicide," which debuted and peaked at No. 41 the week it sold 20,000 downloads.
Meanwhile, the Black Eyed Peas become just the fourth act in the 51-year history of the Billboard Hot 100 to spend at least 10 weeks at No. 1 with multiple titles. The quartet leads for a 10th issue with "I Gotta Feeling."
The Peas' prior single, "Boom Boom Pow," reigned for 12 weeks. The other groups to accomplish this feat are Boyz II Men with "End of the Road," "I'll Make Love to You" and "One Sweet Day." The lattermost title was a duet with Mariah Carey, who in 2005 spent 14 weeks on top with "We Belong Together." In 1999-2000, Santana led for 12 weeks with "Smooth" and for 10 weeks with follow-up "Maria Maria."
Following the Peas at No. 2 is "Down," by Jay Sean featuring Lil Wayne, which rises 3-2 thanks to the week's greatest airplay gain. That makes Jay Sean the first artist to take the Greatest Gainer/Airplay award for four
straight weeks with a debut single since Chris Brown did so with "Run It!" in 2005.
The rest of the top 10 includes Miley Cyrus' "Party In the U.S.A.," which falls 2-3; Kings of Leon's "Use Somebody," which climbs 6-4, its highest chart position yet; Taylor Swift's "You Belong With Me" which falls 4-5; and Jay-Z, Rihanna and Kanye West's "Run This Town," which drops 5-6.
Drake's "Best I Ever Had" stays at No. 7, Keri Hilson featuring Kanye West and Ne-Yo's "Knock You Down" holds at No. 8, and Pitbull's "Hotel Room Service" rises 10-9. Cobra Starship featuring Leighton Meester's "Good Girls Go Bad" trades places with Pitbull, coming in at No. 10 this week.
Jason DeRulo soars 24-13 this week as "Whatcha Say" racks up the week's greatest digital gain (103,000 tracks this week, up 43%). Theory of a Deadman's "Not Meant To Be" is far from dead, rising 73-68 thanks to pop airplay growth.
Also seeing a second life on the Hot 100 is a reunited Creed, which enters the chart at No. 73 with "Overcome" seven years after its last Hot 100 appearance with "One Last Breath." "Overcome" previews Creed's forthcoming
album, "Full Circle."
Check out this week's Hot Country Songs chart, where Taylor Swift scores her sixteenth hit with the almost-appropriately named single "Fifteen." It enters at No. 41 and is the follow-up to "You Belong With Me," which spent two weeks atop the list last month.