Lady Gaga might as well change her name to Lady Juggernaut, as her dominance at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 is starting to get ridiculous. “Born This Way” is number one for the fifth straight week, and it shows no signs of slowing. It has fought off Cee Lo Green’s “F— You” for a third straight week (it remains stuck at number two), and the only competition on the horizon appears to be Katy Perry’s “E.T.,” which climbed up from number eight to number three this week, and the upcoming premiere of the video could push her over the top.
Gaga’s run at number one is the longest reign in that spot since Eminem spent seven weeks on top last summer with “Love the Way You Lie.” It has also more than doubled Gaga’s career total number of weeks at number one (“Just Dance” spent three weeks in the spot, while “Poker Face” was on top for a week). She is starting to become a true dominating force on the chart, and there will be many more singles from Born This Way to come.
The only other big headline from this week’s Hot 100 is the leap that Britney Spears’ “Till the World Ends” made, climbing from 20 to nine in a single bound. With the album coming just around the corner, Britney could easily make a play for the pole position in the coming weeks. Meanwhile, the “Glee” cast continue to chart songs (their cover of “Landslide” dropped in at number 23 this week; it will be interesting to see if any of their original tunes from this week’s episode crack the chart next week) and Jessie J felt the “SNL” effect, as “Price Tag” jumped up from 78 to 58 thanks to her well-received performance on the late night comedy show last weekend.