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Thursday, December 13, 2012

US Chart Roundup: Bruno Mars Throws Rihanna Off A Cliff

That Rihanna reign just let up, and she got bitch-smacked off the top of the Billboard Hot 100 by Bruno Mars and his Police knockoff "Locked Out Of Heaven." Ah, good old Bruno Mars. He came dangerously close to topping Chart Rigger's 10 Worst Singles list last year. Only Beyonce's colossally floptastic string of 4 noise saved him from that fate. That said, I will concede that "Locked Out Of Heaven" is far better than "The Lazy Song." Oh, and keep your eyes peeled for this year's Worst list, coming in a matter of hours!

Now where we? Right — Swedish House Mafia. I'm still waiting for these three to offer a livestream where they all take turns effing each other sideways in a shopping cart. Until then, we'll just have to make due with their US triumph with single "Don't You Worry Child," which rises to #14.

Another previous UK #1 that's climbing the Hot 100 is Calvin Harris and Florence Welch's "Sweet Nothing," up 14 positions to #44. Look for it to be Calvin's fourth US Top 40 hit and Florence's second this time next week.

We'll end on another UK doll, Ellie Goulding, whose aptly-titled "Anything Could Happen" is stuck at #56 again. Perhaps the success of "Lights" eclipsed anything she'll do after that? Or maybe "Anything Could Happen" is just on the same slow trajectory that "Lights" was?

It's a mystery, folks. A g.d. mystery.

The U.S. Top 10:

1. "Locked Out Of Heaven" - Bruno Mars *1 week*
2. "Diamonds" - Rihanna
3. "Die Young" - Ke$ha
4. "Ho Hey" - The Lumineers
5. "One More Night" - Maroon 5
6. "I Cry" - Flo Rida
7. "Home" - Phillip Phillips
8. "Some Nights" - fun.
9. "Beauty And A Beat" -Justin Bieber feat. Nicki Minaj
10. "Let Me Love You" - Ne-Yo

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