1. Now You're Gone - Basshunter
2. Chasing Pavements - Adele
Basshunter spends a third week at #1 with the Eurodisco hit "Now You're Gone," holding off the now fully released "Chasing Pavements" by Adele, which spends a second week at #2. Given the amount of attention Adele has been getting this was a surprise, although everything about the fact that "Now You're Gone" has become such a big hit is a surprise. After seeing club tracks languish in the charts last year--far better ones for sure--it is a surprise to see this single embraced so fully. Adele spends a second week at #1 on the airplay chart, which will surely help fuel sales of her debut album, 19, out tomorrow.
3. Rockstar - Nickelback
4. Don't Stop the Music - Rihanna
Nickelback's "Rockstar" scales a new height this week, rebounding to #3. That's a pretty amazing climb for a single that first appeared back in October, but didn't climb into the top 10 until this month. At #3, it's now the band's highest-charting UK hit, beating the #4 peak of "How You Remind Me." Also reaching a new peak this week is Rihanna's "Don't Stop the Music," now in it's 7th week in the top 40 but still over a week away until its physical release, making it a good candidate to hit #1.
7. Work - Kelly Rowland
Also making a good pre-release showing is Kelly Rowland's "Work," up 24 spots this week. Out digitally now and physically Monday, the single is surely getting a good boost from its remix by the Freemasons, the British dance team who last year turned out hit dance version's of Rowland's former bandmate Beyonce's singles. So popular was there work that their versions of "Beautiful Liar" and "Green Light" became the de facto versions heard on radio.