Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The Project: Mobius Fab 50 - Week of June 13, 2011


Adele charges to the top of the charts again, after somehow retaining both the #1 spots in airplay and sales in America. Will anyone else have anything for Adele anytime soon?

Besides the move of Adele to 1st, there were many drastic changes at the bottom of the chart. However, for a change of pace, I'm going to post the chart up here from now on. Hopefully, it'll catch your attention better that way!

At the Top
  • Adele takes over the top spot with "Rolling in the Deep", while Pitbull and Ne-Yo's "Give Me Everything" falls to #2. The rest of the top 5 doesn't change.
Big Movers
  • Up 25: "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" - Katy Perry [#42 to #17]
  • Up 15: "How to Love" - Lil' Wayne [#21 to #6]
  • Up 7: "Best Thing I Never Had" - Beyonce [#49 to #42]
  • Up 5: "Pumped Up Kicks" - Foster the People [#30 to #25]
  • Up 5: "Roll Up" - Wiz Khalifa [#38 to #33]
Big Losers
  • Down 9: "Better With the Lights Off" - New Boyz & Chris Brown [#40 to #49]
  • Down 7: "Judas" - Lady Gaga [#15 to #22]
  • Down 6: "What the Hell" - Avril Lavigne [#29 to #35]
  • Down 6: "Firework" - Katy Perry [#32 to #38]
  • Down 6: "Forget You" - Cee-Lo Green [#34 to #40]
  • Down 5: "Where Them Girls At" - David Guetta, Flo Rida & Nicki Minaj [#10 to #15]
  • "Monster" - Paramore (#29)
  • "Girl Talk" - Ultraviolet Sound (#37)
  • "The Story of Us" - Taylor Swift (#43)
  • "Pause" - Pitbull (#50)
Songs "Off the Charts"
  • "International Love" - Pitbull & Chris Brown (formerly #28)
  • "Higher" - Taio Cruz & Travie McCoy (formerly #36)
  • "Hold It Against Me" - Britney Spears (formerly #37)
  • "I Need a Doctor" - Dr. Dre & Eminem (formerly #47)
The music player is on the right side of the page - please listen to the Fab 50! Thank you for reading - if you disagree with how this week went, feel free to complain in the comments! A new poll is up.


  1. I hadn't heard of Foster the People until I read J. Mensah's review. I guess I should check them out. Yay for Adele! Much better than Pitbull.

    How would you describe your process for creating your chart? It seems to mostly reflect the Hot 100, although I do see a few deviations (like Foster the People and Aloe Blacc). For me, I'd say my chart reflects what my top 40 radio station would play if I had my own station to control.

  2. I would say that my chart is about 50% digital sales, 30% the Hot 100 (with maybe 1/5 of that being the British Official Chart), and 20% personal preference. I also try my best to take the voting from my poll into account, but it seems that SOMEONE always clicks the Lady Gaga button! ;)

    There are definitely deviations. I try to keep those songs with a hit sound that aren't getting national credit further up on my chart, such as "Where Them Girls At" and "Judas". If you notice, "Tonight Tonight" has been on my chart for an astonishing 16 weeks, while "Give Me Everything" has been there 14 weeks.

    By the way, do you like how I color-coded the chart? I think it makes the chart easier to look at, and easier to spot what's really happening.

  3. That's interesting, thanks. And yes, I like the color coding.