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Thursday, December 27, 2012

US Chart Roundup: The #1s Of 2012 (And When Are The Swedish House Mafia Guys Gonna Bang?)

Bruno Mars still rules the Billboard Hot 100 on the first official chart of 2013 (dated January 5). Or you can look at it like the last chart published in 2012. Whatever.

Here's a rundown of the 13 singles that hit #1 this year:

1. "Sexy And I Know It" - LMFAO (2 weeks)
2. "We Found Love" - Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris (2 weeks in '12)
3. "Set Fire To The Rain" - Adele (2 weeks)
4. "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" - Kelly Clarkson (3 weeks)
5. "Part Of Me" - Katy Perry (1 week)
6. "We Are Young" - fun. feat. Janelle Monae (7 weeks)
7. "Somebody That I Used To Know" - Gotye feat. Kimbra (8 weeks)
8. "Call Me Maybe" - Carly Rae Jepsen (9 weeks)
9. "Whistle" - Flo Rida (1 week)
10. "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" - Taylor Swift (1 week)
11. "One More Night" - Maroon 5 (9 weeks)
12. "Diamonds" - Rihanna (3 weeks)
13. "Locked Out Of Heaven" - Bruno Mars (2 weeks)

Only one of those trash ("Diamonds") jams landed on Chart Rigger's 10 Best Singles Of 2012 list, which tells us all one thing: the iTunes-downloading public's taste blows, while my own is impeccable.

Back to this week's chart, another entry on Chart Rigger's Best list, Swedish House Mafia's "Don't You Worry Child," is up to #11. Elsewhere, Calvin Harris and Florence Welch's former UK chart-topper "Sweet Nothing" is up to #26, while Kelly Clarkson's "Catch My Breath" cracks the Top 40 by flying up to #30.

The U.S. Top 10:

1. "Locked Out Of Heaven" - Bruno Mars *3 weeks*
2. "Diamonds" - Rihanna
3. "Ho Hey" - The Lumineers
4. "I Knew You Were Trouble" - Taylor Swift
5. "Beauty And A Beat" -Justin Bieber feat. Nicki Minaj
6. "Die Young" - Ke$ha
7. "One More Night" - Maroon 5
8. "I Cry" - Flo Rida
9. "Home" - Phillip Phillips
10. "Thrift Shop" - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz

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