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Thursday, January 12, 2012

US Chart Roundup: Rihanna's Back On Top + The #1 Singles 5, 10, 15 & 20 Years Ago

Rihanna's "We Found Love" mercifully recaptures the top spot on the Hot 100 and spares us any more LMFAO torture. This marks nine non-consecutive weeks at the top for RiRi's Calvin Harris-produced jam. It's been two years since any song spent this long at #1 — the last one being Ke$ha's "Tik Tok," which also racked up nine weeks at the top.

As I mentioned yesterday, "We Found Love" truly seems to have eclipsed Rihanna's second Talk That Talk single "You Da One," which, after initially debuting and peaking at #14, has now dropped to #26 on the chart.

Elsewhere, Adele scores her third Top 5 hit in the States with "Set Fire To The Rain" (up to #4), Jason Mraz's iTunes-dominating "I Won't Give Up" debuts at #8 and Jessie J's "Domino" (#17) becomes her first Top 20 single.

Meanwhile, my new jam "Blackout" by Breathe Carolina inches up to #41 this week. I think that calls for a flashback...

The #1 song 20 years ago this week, back in 1992, was Michael Jackson's "Black Or White,' which was winding down from its seven-week stay at the top. Ah, high school...

Toni Braxton was in the midst of her lengthy 11-week run atop the Hot 100 with "Un-Break My Heart" 15 years ago this week. Ah, college...

Ten years ago right now, Nickelback's godawful "How You Remind Me" was #1.

And finally, Beyonce's "Irreplaceable" was enjoying its 10-week stint at the top of the Hot 100 five years ago. Hey — she might be hit-deficient these days, but at least she has Blue Ivy!

The U.S. Top 10:

1. "We Found Love" - Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris *9 weeks*
2. "Sexy And I Know It" - LMFAO
3. "It Will Rain" - Bruno Mars
4. "Set Fire To The Rain" - Adele
5. "Good Feeling" - Flo Rida
6. "The One That Got Away" - Katy Perry
7. "Ni**as In Paris" - Jay-Z & Kanye West
8. "I Won't Give Up" - Jason Mraz *new*
9. "Party Rock Anthem" - LMFAO feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock
10. "Someone Like You" - Adele

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  • At 11:27 AM, Anonymous Pranav said…

    Not feeling the new Jason Mraz single. I preferred the first single "The world as I see it". This one is too downbeat and slow for my taste. I hope he puts out more material like that on his first album.

  • At 2:40 PM, Blogger D'luv said…

    Yeah, I listened to it the other day and don't get what all the fuss is about? #1 now for 9 days on iTunes? Whaaaa?

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