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Thursday, July 26, 2012

US Chart Roundup: The Return Of No Doubt & The Killers

Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" is #1 for a seventh week, and is now just seven days shy of tying the reign of Gotye's "Somebody That I Used To Know" for longest stretch at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 in 2012. And I officially can no longer stand the song.

However, Owl City and Carly Rae's "Good Time," which is at #23 in its fourth week on the chart, doesn't quite make me want to slam an axe into the radio yet. That jam, which debuted at #17 three weeks ago, briefly slipped out of the Top 10 on iTunes, but is now back up to #6 there thanks to the song's video premiere the other day.

Elsewhere, Calvin Harris and Ne-Yo's "Let's Go" moves up to #20, while No Doubt's "Settle Down" debuts at #34. This marks the California band's first Top 40 single (and first single in general, really) since their cover of Talk Talk's "It's My Life" reached #10 in 2003. Just below No Doubt at #35, Alex Clare cracks the Top 40 with his previous UK hit "Too Close," while The Wanted manage to creak up two positions to #51 with "Chasing The Sun."

On a final note, The Killers' "Runaways" debuts at #78. It's their first first entry on the Hot 100 since 2010 holiday single "Boots" landed at #79.

The U.S. Top 10:

1. "Call Me Maybe" - Carly Rae Jepsen *7 weeks*
2. "Payphone" - Maroon 5 feat. Wiz Khalifa
3. "Wide Awake" - Katy Perry
4. "Lights" - Ellie Goulding
5. "Somebody That I Used To Know" - Gotye feat. Kimbra
6. "Whistle" - Flo Rida
7. "Where Have You Been" - Rihanna
8. "Titanium" - David Guetta feat. Sia
9. "Scream" - Usher
10. "Blow Me (One Last Kiss)" - Pink

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