Katy Perry Ties Michael Jackson’s Chart Record As “Last Friday Night” Tops Hot 100
Last month we posed the question, “Does Katy Perry deserve to tie Michael Jackson’s chart record of five #1 singles from one album?” And Idolator readers sounded off by the thousands via our poll. (Er, don’t pop your retainer, Katy — the results weren’t exactly in your favor.) Regardless, “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)” has now topped the Hot 100, Billboard reports today, and so Katy is now in pop history books alongside MJ. See just how our our poll panned out below! In addition to Perry’s streak of Teenage Dream singles (“California Dreams,” “Teenage Dream,” “Firework,” “E.T.,” “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)”) matching the chart-topping feat of Jackson’s five Bad jams (“I Just Can’t Stop Loving You,” “Bad,” “The Way You Make Me Feel,” “Man In The Mirror,” “Dirty Diana”), she’s now the first female in the history of the chart to land as many #1s from a single album.
“Jackson notched his quintet of #1s from Bad over nine months and two weeks,” writes Billboard‘s Gary Trust. “Perry’s five toppers from Dream spans one year, two months and one week.”
“Last Friday Night,” which had been lodged at #2 on the chart behind LMFAO’s “Party Rock Anthem,” got a big boost recently with the release of a Missy Elliot remix. (It accounted for 25% of the song’s sales last week.)
At any rate, you’ll see below how readers voted in a poll we posted in July — a whopping 90% felt Katy was undeserving of such a “bad” feat.
What are your thoughts on Katy Perry’s historic chart achievement?