This week was potentially going to be historic on the Billboard Hot 100, as the digital sales for the "Glee" cover of Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream" were suggesting that not only would the song debut very high on this week's chart but that it could possibly debut in the top five (and even had an outside chance of capturing the top spot overall). The "Glee" cast ended up falling a little bit short, but they still put up big numbers even without breaking any records. Their version of "Teenage Dream" debuted at number eight on this week's chart, the show's second-highest chart position of all time. (It's still a few spots short of their cover of Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'" which peaked at number four.) The track scored a ton of digital sales but got very little radio airplay compared to the rest of the chart, which is why it fell just a tad short of immortality.
Far East Movement stormed back into the top position this week with "Like a G6," unseating Rihanna's "What's My Name?" after only a week in the spotlight. Don't weep for Rihanna, though, as "What's My Name?" still sits at number seven (just head of "Glee") and her "Only Girl (In the World)" actually moved up a few spaces into the number two slot. The "Glee" cast also managed to outpace Perry herself this week, as her "Firework" is just behind them at number nine. Outside of the "Glee" cast (who also charted with their renditions of the Rolling Stones' "Start Me Up" and Bon Jovi's "Livin' on a Prayer"), the biggest debut went to the Black Eyed Peas, who make their return to the chart with "The Time" at number 12. The group's singles dominated this chart in 2009, but can they repeat the same kind of success this year?