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Thursday, April 26, 2012

US Chart Roundup: Maroon 5 Are Relevant Again

Maroon 5 have been at it for so long — 10 years — that it's strange when you realize their new single "Payphone", which crashes into the Hot 100 this week at #3, is only their fifth Top 10 hit to date. You kind of forget that after "Makes Me Wonder" went to #1 five years ago, it was flop city for these guys until Adam Levine signed up for The Voice.

"Payphone" had been tops on iTunes since its release last week, and so its high chart position is no surprise. Maroon 5 managed to set a record for the most paid downloads (493,000) for a single in one week by a group. Which is absolutely fascinating.

Sorry, what were we talking about again? Maroon 5? I'm just gonna go bang my head against the wall for a few minutes. Ciao.

The U.S. Top 10:

1. "Somebody That I Used To Know" - Gotye feat. Kimbra *2 weeks*
2. "We Are Young" - fun. feat. Janelle Monae
3. "Payphone" - Maroon 5 feat. Wiz Khalifa *new*
4. "Boyfriend" - Justin Bieber
5. "Glad you Came" - The Wanted
6. "Wild Ones" - Flo Rida feat. Sia
7. "Call Me Maybe" - Carly Rae Jepsen
8. "What Makes You Beautiful" - One Direction
9. "Starships" - Nicki Minaj
10. "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" - Kelly Clarkson

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