So. I'm not letting go of this feature - time for more SONGS WE ALMOST HAD TO RATE!
There were a lot less this time around, and still less I actually liked. Anything I have to say about either of these two would probably get me run off the forum, so I shall simply let the data stand.
THE PUSSYCAT DOLLS FEAT. BUSTA RHYMES - DON'T CHA
Ah, but of course. The not-actually-debut single (their first was "Sway" back in 2004) for the US of A's few serious entries in the 2000's girl group stakes. A somewhat odd assemblage of writing credits here: Cee-Lo Green (who wrote it for his protege Tori Alamaze, and her version did make the R&B charts), Busta Rhymes (achieving his highest chart position - his biggest solo single reached #3), and Sir Mix-A-Lot (for sampling one of his songs). Originally, it was also offered to the Sugababes (!!!) and Paris Hilton (!!!!!). "Don't Cha" had a slow start, debuting at #95. But it clung on tenaciously, cracking the top 10 in its tenth week on the charts and peaking at #2 in its sixteenth, where it stayed for three weeks, stuck behind Mariah's mammoth success "We Belong Together". However, it did top the charts in the UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and several European countries, as well as topping the Pop 100 for seven weeks and Hot Dance Club Play for three. It can also boast the second-longest run on Hot Digital Songs, at 68 weeks (the joint winners being "Yeah!" and "Since U Been Gone", with 74).
PARTY IN THE USA - MILEY CYRUS
Like what we're having right now! Thoughtful of Miley to think of us raters, isn't it? Anyway, this is one of the biggest hits a Disney girl's ever had, at least while she was with them - looks like the combination of Jessie J writing and Dr. Luke producing paid off. "Party in the USA" debuted at #2 (the highest debut for a female solo artist since "Inside Your Heaven"), and went on to spend sixteen weeks in the top 10 and twenty-eight on the Hot 100, while also getting some action from Mainstream Top 40 (a #1 there) and a #13 on Adult Pop. Despite never topping the charts, it was the sixth highest-selling single of 2009, and has sold over 5.5 million downloads in the US, putting it among the top 100 highest-selling singles of all time. It also peaked within the top 10 in Canada, Australia and New Zealand, but just fell short of the UK top 10.