While it didn't quite have the same kind of opening week pop as "Hold It Against Me" did, Britney Spears' "Till the World Ends" made a pretty strong chart debut, landing at number 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 after debuting the tune on Ryan Seacrest's radio show last week. That gives Spears two songs in the top 20, as "Hold It Against Me" (which debuted on the chart at number one last month) still sits comfortably at number 16. The anticipation for Spears' new album Femme Fatale continues to be strong, as fans have been gobbling up digital downloads of both singles and voraciously requesting Spears' songs on the radio.
Still, the top of the Hot 100 belongs once again to Lady Gaga, who rode the premiere of the video for "Born This Way" to yet another week at number one. After debuting in that spot, "Born This Way" has now spent four weeks on the top perch, making it the first real dominant single of the year. It fought off another strong surge from Cee Lo Green's "F--- You," which spent a second straight week at number two. "F--- You" has now spent 28 weeks on the chart, a remarkable feat for a song that clearly has incredible legs. Jennifer Lopez also enjoyed a video-related surge this week, as her new single "On the Floor" (whose clip debuted during an episode of "American Idol" last week) jumped from number nine to number five. Considering the power of "Idol" (the ratings are down slightly, but it continues to be a dominant force on television and in the music world), "On the Floor" could make a run at the top spot (though at this point, unseating Gaga seems like it will be easier said than done).
Ke$ha's "Blow" broke into the top 10 this week, settling in at number seven in its seventh week. That's just ahead of Katy Perry's "E.T.," which held steady at number eight. For the second week in a row, Perry has two songs in the top 10, as "Firework" is also in the upper echelons of the chart. Outside of "Till the World Ends," the only other high-profile debut on the Hot 100 this week belonged to Foo Fighters, whose "Rope" cracked the list at number 70. You can expect that number to get a significant bump next week, as Foo Fighters will be debuting the video for "Rope" tonight (Thursday, March 10) at 7:54 p.m. on MTV and MTV.com (stay tuned to MTV.com for an exclusive interview with the band just after the premiere).