Britney Spears’ “Hold It Against Me” Slips Down The Chart While Fans Await The Video

Robbie Daw | January 27, 2011 9:50 am

Last week Britney Spears’ single “Hold It Against Me” made headlines when it became the photogenic singer‘s fourth chart topper on the Billboard Hot 100. But while Brit’s Dr. Luke/Max Martin-produced jam reached the top after first-week sales of 411,000 downloads, Billboard reports that the single suffered a 55% decrease in its second week, thus causing it to dive from #1 to #6 on the new chart published today. “Hold It Against Me” will likely gain more exposure once the Jonas Åkerlund-directed music video premieres. After initially tweeting out a pic from the shoot on Sunday, Spears gave another tease on January 25. “I’m so excited to see the 1st cut of the #HIAM video next week. I asked for more pics to send to you guys. Hopefully tmw,” she tweeted. Alas, January 26 came and went without any further photos from the video materializing.

Still, despite the song’s five-position drop on the Hot 100, Billboard notes that “Hold It Against Me” is up 34% on the Radio Songs roundup this week (jumping from #23 to #11).

Bruno Mars’ “Grenade” has now taken the place of “Hold It Against Me” at #1 on the Hot 100, giving it a third non-consecutive week at the top of the chart.