In one of the closest chart battles for the top spot, South Korean phenomenon Psy’s ‘Gangnam Style‘ misses out the # 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart for yet another week as Maroon 5’s ‘One More Night‘ stays put at the penthouse for a 4th week in a row! The global phenomenon ‘Gangnam Style‘, already a # 1 single in the UK as well as most parts of the world, had to be content with the # 2 spot largely due to less airplay as compared to ‘One More Night‘, which rises to # 1 on the Radio Songs Chart – thus making it the most played song in the US.
While One Direction and Taylor Swift début at # 3 and # 6 respectively with their brand new singles ‘Live Like We’re Young‘ and ‘Red‘, it’s Mizz Adelegend who makes one of the biggest moves on the chart this week. With just over 3 days of digital sales, Adele’s ‘Skyfall‘ roars in at # 8 on the Hot 100, selling 261,000 downloads in the US this week! With the song getting some major airplay on radio, there’s no reason why the song shouldn’t soar to # 1 in the coming months.
Over at the Billboard 200 Albums Chart, ‘Babel‘ by Mumford And Sons stays put for a second week at # 1, selling 169,000 units in the US, and stays ahead of new entries by Muse, Jackie Evancho, Diana Krall, Miguel, Three Days Grace and Cher Lloyd – all of whom début within the top 10.
The Billboard Top 10 Singles this week are :
1. One More Night – Maroon 5
2. Gangnam Style – Psy
3. Live Like We’re Young – One Direction
4. Some Nights – Fun.
5. We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together – Taylor Swift
6. Red – Taylor Swift
7. As Long As You Love Me – Justin Bieber feat. Big Sean
8. Skyfall – Adele
9. Blow Me (One Last Kiss) – Pink
10. Too Close – Alex Clare
The Billboard Top 10 Albums this week are :
1. Babel – Mumford And Sons
2. The 2nd Law – Muse
3. Kaleidoscope Dream – Miguel
4. The Truth About Love – Pink
5. Transit Of Venus – Three Days Grace
6. Glad Rag Doll – Diana Krall
7. Songs From The Silver Screen – Jackie Evancho
8. Tornado – Little Big Town
9. Sticks & Stones – Cher Lloyd
10. Born To Sing : No Plan B – Van Morrison