Oct 16th, 2008 // 4 Comments

We’ll have more on this in tomorrow’s 100 And Single, but for now: Britney Spears’ “Womanizer” has broken the “biggest-jump-to-the-Hot-100′s-top” record set by T.I. and subsequently broken by T.I. over the past few months, jumping from No. 96 to No. 1 on the singles chart thanks to a heap of iTunes sales. It’s Spears’ second career No. 1 single; only “…Baby One More Time” had reached the top spot. But don’t count T.I. out yet: Both “Whatever You Like” and the Numa Numa-inspired “Live Your Life” retained their bullets on the chart, and are contenders for the top spot next week. [Billboard]

  1. DocStrange

    wow. who saw that coming?

    Chris did.
    So did I.

  2. Rob Murphy

    FWIW, as I write this comment, the no. 1 song at the iTunes store is Taylor Swift’s “Fearless”. Swift’s upcoming album is getting the full-on “countdown to…” iTunes Store promotion, and she actually has two songs in the Top 10. So, don’t count her out of next week’s fray.

    Top 10:

    1) Taylor Swift, “Fearless”
    2) Britney
    3) T.I., “Live Your Life”
    4) P!nk
    5) Katy Perry
    6) Kevin Rudoff & Lil Wayne
    7) T.I., “Whatever You Like”
    8) Kanye
    9) Taylor Swift, “Love Story”
    10) Nickelback

  3. DocStrange

    So up until acharts.us updates their Billboard Hot 100 listings so I can see posistions #51 to #100, the lowest debut this week that I know of is “You’re Gonna Go Far, Kid” by The Offspring at #96. Can they tie this record and give the band their first Top 40 hit (Airplay or Hot 100) since “Come Out and Play”? Most likely not, but hey, anything can happen.

  4. ObtuseIntolerant

    @Rob Murphy: Yeah, riding on the Jonas Brothers’ coattails through appearances & rumors and having the sex appeal to draw male music-buyers can do that for a girl. I love promotional smarts.

    P.S. I like her and think she’s talented! I just wouldn’t have heard of her otherwise……

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