Weekly Top Ten: Gaga Strikes Back

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If Lady Gaga and Robbie Williams were gay men–and honestly they both come close enough–it's relatively clear that the two artists would be versatile. For several weeks on our Weekly Top Ten charts, they've been flipping back and forth between the number one spot. Last time, Robbie thrust ahead and took it all, and now Gaga's sneaked in to steal his glorious position. Who's going to be dominant next week? It's impossible to say.

Despite her victory, it's not all good news for Gaga. Due to unexpected circumstances, "Alejandro" could not be saved this week. Mr. Williams faces a similar fate with his second single "You Know Me". These two songs are joined in the loser's circle by Cheryl Cole and Rihanna. In our Wild Card round, Solange Knowles, Alicia Keys and Allison Iraheta were eliminated before they even had a chance.

If you're new to the Weekly Top Ten, be prepared to get on all fours for the initiation ceremony. But for starters, we'll just explain the rules to you. Each week you'll be presented with ten songs. You get to vote for up to three moving to the next week. From those results, we'll take the five tunes with the highest percentages, a song we saved and four other contributions. These selections will make up the following week's charts. 

So what do you have to do to get your favorite song on the list? Technically, me… or you could just suggest it in the comments. We listen to nearly every song you recommend, and if it get us dancing in our undies… you might see it here next week!

– Dewitt

To check out the charts and vote, follow the JUMP:

  1. Lady Gaga – Bad Romance (LW – 3): Rah, Rah, Ah-Ah-Ah! That's what it sounds like when I cheer for Lady Gaga. Several months ago, I would have never believed that I'd be happy about her topping our charts, and now I'm a total addict. Now how likely is it that Robbie will oust her next week?
  2. Shakira – Did It Again (LW – 7): Who knew that this song would perform so well? I sure as hell didn't. The music video made it so much better for me, with all that steamy bed-dancing. I'm not gonna lie–hearing this song gives me a semi now.
  3. Florence + The Machine – You've Got The Love (LW – 2): In a surprising last minute move, Florence has rocketed from the bottom to the number three spot. I swear I have absolutely nothing to do with this. Trust me, if I knew how to rig these charts, Britney's "Radar" wouldn't have lasted so long.
  4. Robbie Williams – Bodies (LW – 1): Youch! Robbie's slipped in the charts before, but he's never slipped this far in. Perhaps he'll have better luck this time around, now that he's not competing against himself. Though I guess Lady Gaga has that luxury as well!
  5. Aqua – My Mamma Said (LW – 6): Okay, I'll accept that you guys love this song and stop mentioning the deep-voiced, annoying asshole who ruins. Oops, I guess I failed at that. Can you believe that this is by the same group that did "Barbie Girl"?
  6. Ellie Goulding – Under The Sheets (LW – 5): Once again, Aqua and Ellie Goulding have tied for the fifth place spot. The good news? Both songs are still eligible to be "saved", given that neither of their sixth place spots count as one. The bad news? Well, "Alejandro" just didn't make the cut.
  7. Beyonce f/ Lady Gaga – Video Phone (Remix) (DEBUT): Yes, this video was a little disappointing, but we couldn't help including this one on the charts. When I go out this weekend, I have this vague feeling that I'll see a drag queen reinterpretation or two. It's too easy to make fun of this, no?
  8. Shakira f/ Timbaland & Lil Wayne – Give It Up To Me (WILD CARD): Can Shakira keep her number two spot when she's competing against herself? Probably. If she can get away with pulling off a mediocre Timbaland track, then it's quite likely that she can do anything.
  9. Lady Antebellum – Need You Now (DEBUT): With any song that's slower than the competition, this one may have some trouble staying on the Weekly Top Ten. Personally, I'd love to see a little country on the charts. Did I mention how sexy Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood are?
  10. David Guetta f/ Estelle – One Love (DEBUT): Did David Guetta make "When Love Takes Over" great? Or Did Kelly Rowland make Guetta's production shine? As he makes his third entry on the charts, we can't help but ask. Estelle works it out on this jam!

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5 thoughts on “Weekly Top Ten: Gaga Strikes Back

  1. hehe. sheryl cole was a fail after all. told ya πŸ™‚
    though u can have a ‘told ya’ as well, cos i like bad romance now πŸ™‚

  2. hehe. sheryl cole was a fail after all. told ya πŸ™‚
    though u can have a ‘told ya’ as well, cos i like bad romance now πŸ™‚

  3. Lady Antebellum got my only vote this week. Thanks for adding it!
    I’m hoping for a very fun performance from Glambert at the American Music Awards on sunday.
    I would love him to get a second wind and come back to the charts

  4. I don’t think is fair to have more than one song per artist. Otherwise, make it a top 15 or top 20 since there’s so much to choose from.
    Anyway, here are my suggestions for the chart or the wild card, either one. There are two singles by Agnes Carlsson I like. Her first one “Release Me” was on the chart back in the summer so here are two more for your consideration:
    – “On and On”
    – “I need you now” (Cahill Radio Edit)

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