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Thursday, August 16, 2012

US Chart Roundup: Flo Rida Ends Carly Rae Jepsen's Stretch At #1

And so in the end, it's not Ellie Goulding or Katy Perry — it's Flo Rida (!!) and his oral sex hit "Whistle" that topples the nine-week reign of Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" atop the Billboard Hot 100. This is the Sunshine State rapper's third #1 single, following "Low" and "Right Round" (the latter of which introduced Ke$ha to the world, so Flo Rida is good for something, at least).

The rest of the chart is pretty flat this week, save for the title track from fun.'s Some Nights album jumping into the Top 10 at #8 and The Wanted creeping up to #50 with "Chasing The Sun."

And with One Direction's "One Thing" dropping from #41 to #64 (after only peaking at #39), it will be interesting to see if the whole UK boy band thing was just a minor flash in the pan in 2012.

The U.S. Top 10:

1. "Whistle" - Flo Rida *1 week*
2. "Lights" - Ellie Goulding
3. "Call Me Maybe" - Carly Rae Jepsen
4. "Wide Awake" - Katy Perry
5. "Payphone" - Maroon 5 feat. Wiz Khalifa
6. "Somebody That I Used To Know" - Gotye feat. Kimbra
7. "Titanium" - David Guetta feat. Sia
8. "Some Nights" - fun.
9. "Home" - Phillip Phillips
10. "Where Have You Been" - Rihanna

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