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Thursday, March 29, 2012

US Chart Roundup: Fun. Have The Best Selling Single Of The Year To Date

Fun. and Janelle Monae's "We Are Young" is tops on the Billboard Hot 100 for a fourth week, thus giving the song the longest run at #1 so far this year. It's no surprise that the publication notes "We Are Young" is the best-selling single of 2012 to date, based on sales of 2.39 million paid downloads. Right behind it is Kelly Clarkson's "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)," which previously spent three weeks at #1 and stands at 2.25 million in sales so far. 

Looking at the rest of the Top 10 this week, it's snooze village, as no new songs make a dent in the upper tier of the chart. Just outside it, however, Billboard cover boys One Direction climb to #11 with "What Makes You Beautiful." Their album Up All Night gets bumped off the throne of the Top 200 by the arrival of the soundtrack to The Hunger Games, however, and slides down to #4.

Meanwhile, Calvin Harris' "Feel So Close" moves up three positions to #15 and Carly Rae Jepsen's addictive jam "Call Me Maybe" jumps to #18.

The U.S. Top 10:

1. "We Are Young" - fun. feat. Janelle Monae *4 weeks*
2. "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" - Kelly Clarkson
3. "Glad you Came" - The Wanted
4. "Somebody That I Used To Know" - Gotye feat. Kimbra
5. "Starships" - Nicki Minaj
6. "Set Fire To The Rain" - Adele
7. "Wild Ones" - Flo Rida feat. Sia
8. "Part Of Me" - Katy Perry
9. "Take Care" - Drake feat. Rihanna
10. "Turn Me On" - David Guetta feat. Nicki Minaj

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  • At 11:11 AM, Blogger David Minogue said…

    It's the same in Ireland and the UK, the same songs in the chart every week, so much new music isn't getting into the charts anymore.

    Call me maybe is a big hit here in Ireland though.

  • At 11:21 AM, Anonymous shaun said…

    Saw that cute lead singer of Fun on the VH1 Top 20 Countdown last Saturday...I think it's fair to assume that he is "family."

  • At 12:40 PM, Blogger D'luv said…

    David, yeah, that's a drag. It seemed like for awhile, maybe 7 years ago, things were getting shaken up a bit once digital downloads began to fact into the charts. But now -- same old shit.

    Shaun, really? Had no idea. Will check out.


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