Soulja Boy Climbs Hot 100
“Kiss Me Thru the Phone” was last week’s greatest digital gainer, but this week that honor goes to “Jai Ho! (You Are My Destiny),” the Pussycat Dolls’ re-mix of A.R. Rahman’s Oscar-winning song from the movie “Slumdog Millionaire.” The track flies up to No. 15 on the chart, from the No. 100 position last week.
Combined with the original soundtrack version, downloads for “Jai Ho!” were up nearly 500%, totaling about 103,000 for the soundtrack version and 27,000 for the Dolls’ version.
“Kiss Me Thru the Phone” featuring Sammie comes in on the Hot 100 after Flo Rida feat. Ke$ha’s “Right Round,” which is spending its fifth week at No. 1; T.I. feat. Justin Timberlake’s “Dead and Gone,” which remains at No. 2; and Lady GaGa’s “Poker Face,” up three spots to No. 3.
Rounding out the top 10 are the All-American Rejects with “Gives You Hell,” a song that slips from No. 4 to No. 5 on the Hot 100 despite going No. 1 on the Mainstream Top 40 radio airplay chart this week; Kanye West’s “Heartless,” which drops three spots to No. 6; Lady GaGa’s “Just Dance,” feat. Colby O’Donis, holding at No. 7; Eminem, Dr. Dre and 50 Cent’s “Crack a Bottle,” which falls to No. 8; Taylor Swift’s “Love Story” at No. 9 and Kelly Clarkson’s “My Life Would Suck Without You,” in its second consecutive week at No. 10.
The hot shot debut on the chart this week goes to “American Idol” alum Brooke White, whose self-released “Hold Up My Heart” comes in at No. 47.
Among many new songs on the Hot 100 this week are another Flo Rida track, “Shone,” featuring Pleasure P, at No. 57; the Jonas Brothers’ “Love Is On Its Way,” at No. 84; and Jennifer Hudson’s “If This Isn’t Love,” at No. 92.
Another song by Rahman, the Oscar-nominated “O…Saya” featuring M.I.A., enters the Hot 100 at No. 93 thanks to 25,000 downloads for the week.
On the Modern Rock airplay chart, Depeche Mode's new single "Wrong" debuts at No. 27, giving the veteran band its 17th entry on the tally. The single is the lead track from the act's forthcoming "Sounds of the Universe" album, due April 21.
There’s plenty of cover action on the Modern Rock radio airplay chart this week. Framing Hanley's take on Lil Wayne's "Lollipop" slips to No. 22 on the tally in its 19th chart week, while My Chemical Romance's cover of Bob Dylan's "Desolation Row" (from the "Watchmen" soundtrack) moves up to No. 23 in its fifth week on the list.
Elsewhere on the Modern Rock chart, Seether arrives at No. 39 with its remake of Wham! featuring George Michael's "Careless Whisper."
On the Hot Country Songs chart, Keith Urban notches his 10th No. 1 single as "Sweet Thing" rises to the top this week. It's the first single from Urban's new studio set, "Defying Gravity," which drops March 31.
Elsewhere on Hot Country Songs, Miley Cyrus' "The Climb," the first single from the soundtrack to her big-screen "Hannah Montana" movie, debuts at No. 47.
Additional reporting by Keith Caulfield.