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Though things are so diff now that Billboard counts downloads--the US market has never had a big retail single market when they were physical (unlike the UK or Japan) and it relied solely on radio. I'm not just being defensive cuz I despise Katy lol, but I think it's hard to fairly compare between the eras.

Just to add, until the late 90's a song needed a physical release to be charted on the Hot 100. As a result you had many huge radio hits that never could chart on the Hot 100. But I agree with your assessment. Comparing eras is kind of futile.

I will say, E.T. is probably Katy's deepest single to date.... well deep for her I guess. I kind of like it.

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Katy's E.T. kinda reminds me of t.A.T.u's All the Things she Said.

ETA: I LOVEEEE S&M. :ph34r:

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Billboard has a blurb on it. I'm not a Katy fan, but when you consider the only other album in the last decade to achieve 4 #1 hits off it was Usher's 2004 Confessions album and most of the albums that have achieved this feat achieved it during the 1987-1991 era, it does look impressive. These days, singles from an album don't tend to peak as high after the third single.

http://www.billboard.com/#/column/chartbeat/weekly-chart-notes-katy-perry-jennifer-lopez-1005106502.story?page=1

ALL FOUR ONE: Thanks to a space-age love song, Katy Perry blasts into rarified chart air, as her "Teenage Dream" album becomes only the ninth set to generate four No. 1s in the Billboard Hot 100's 52-year history.

The collection's fourth single, "E.T.," featuring Kanye West, rises 2-1 as the chart's Airplay Gainer and follows "California Gurls," featuring Snoop Dogg, the title cut and "Firework" to the top spot.

"I am so thrilled that 'E.T.' has landed at No. 1," Perry told Billboard.com. "I want to thank all the fans who contributed to this amazing feat and radio, which has been an essential part of my continued existence.

"I truly appreciate all the support of my creative twists and turns."

Here is a look at the elite nine albums - all of which topped the Billboard 200 - to produce at least four Hot 100 No. 1s. The "Saturday Night Fever" soundtrack earned the honor courtesy of two acts: the Bee Gees (three leaders) and Yvonne Elliman (one). Michael Jackson's "Bad" is the sole effort to yield five Hot 100 toppers.

Artist, Title, Year(s), Hot 100 No. 1s

Soundtrack, "Saturday Night Fever," 1977-78

"How Deep Is Your Love," "Stayin' Alive," "Night Fever" (Bee Gees), "If I Can't Have You" (Yvonne Elliman)

Michael Jackson, "Bad," 1987-88

"I Just Can't Stop Loving You" (with Siedah Garrett), "Bad," "The Way You Make Me Feel," "Man in the Mirror," "Dirty Diana"

Whitney Houston, "Whitney," 1987-88

"I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)," "Didn't We Almost Have It All," "So Emotional," "Where Do Broken Hearts Go"

George Michael, "Faith," 1987-88

"Faith," "Father Figure," "One More Try," "Monkey"

Paula Abdul, "Forever Your Girl," 1989-90

"Straight Up," "Forever Your Girl," "Cold Hearted," "Opposites Attract" (Duet with the Wild Pair)

Janet Jackson, "Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814," 1989-91

"Miss You Much," "Escapade," "Black Cat," "Love Will Never Do (Without You)"

Mariah Carey, "Mariah Carey," 1990-91

"Vision of Love," "Love Takes Time," "Someday," "I Don't Wanna Cry"

Usher, "Confessions," 2004

"Yeah!" (featuring Lil Jon & Ludacris), "Burn," "Confessions Part II," "My Boo" (with Alicia Keys)

Katy Perry, "Teenage Dream," 2010-11

"California Gurls" (featuring Snoop Dogg), "Teenage Dream," "Firework," "E.T." (featuring Kanye West)

Noticeably, six of the nine sets sporting four or more Hot 100 No. 1s joined the select club between 1987 and 1991. Possible contributing factors include that era's focus on mass-appeal music just before pop radio splintered into more extreme hip-hop and alternative directions.

Also, beginning the week of Nov. 30, 1991, the Hot 100 adopted Nielsen BDS airplay and SoundScan sales data, resulting in slower turnover among No. 1s since.

Edited by Y&RWorldTurner

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Just to add, until the late 90's a song needed a physical release to be charted on the Hot 100. As a result you had many huge radio hits that never could chart on the Hot 100. But I agree with your assessment. Comparing eras is kind of futile.

I will say, E.T. is probably Katy's deepest single to date.... well deep for her I guess. I kind of like it.

Yes, and just to add the US physical market only fizzled out around 2001-2002 or so. The US was actually ahead of the world for years when it came to download consumption.

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JUDAS leaks!

Full Clip

Be prepared... it will either make your ears dance or bleed.... the jury is still out on this one... I am hoping once the official drop comes this Tues the HQ will make a difference.

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Sounds like something a one-hit wonder German 90's dance act would do.

Way too busy, not really that fun, but I'm sure the deluded segment of monsters and gays will eat it up as if it's never been done before.

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The problem with Lady Gaga's music is that it grows old real fast. I've liked most of the songs she has come out with but I've lost interest in them already. Where as Rihanna....I cant get enough of Only Girl in the World...it doesnt get old for me...and neither does S & M.

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I like it better than "B.T.W" but not enough to put it on my ipod. So far, I've been underwhelmed by the first two singles.

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The overall beat structure of the song is really strong and the chorus is definately the best part. Very Bad Romance-esque, but yeah... not as strong as I was hoping.

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Ugly/creepy/weird/scary

In the cultural sense she does speak in future tense.....

But yeah... everytime I look at it it reminds me of the song "Born To Be Wild" as it is considered to be a biker song.

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