1. Lollipop - Lil Wayne Featuring Static Major
Lil Wayne spends a fourth week at the top, matching Leona Lewis's 4 weeks with "Bleeding Love" as the second longest stay at the top so far this year. Both trail by quite a bit the 10 weeks at the top Flo Rida had with "Low" at the beginning of the year.
3. Viva la Vida - Coldplay
This single takes the trophy for most unusual chart feat of the week. Last week this single leaped up to #10 from #41 on the back of critical promotion through iTunes ads shown during the American Idol finale. This week, rather than dropping like a stone, it manages to climb--quite powerfully--up to #3, becoming the band's biggest U.S. hit ever. Meanwhile, the band's "official" single isn't even in the top 40--"Violet Hill" is up 13 to #53 this week.
4. Take a Bow - Rihanna
Rihanna holds at #4 this week but earns the airplay gainer award. I expect to see this single back at the top very soon. She also has a couple of other tracks waiting in the wings. Her Maroon 5 collaboration, "If I Never See Your Face Again" is up 12 to #64, and another new track from her Good Girl Gone Bad re-release, "Disturbia," looks like major hit material too.
5. I Kissed a Girl - Katy Perry
This track is hot--quickly rising up the chart. Up 16 spots this week and the sales gainer, Katy Perry lands her first top 10 hit with "I Kissed a Girl." Not a remake of the Jill Sobule hit from the '90s, this is an all-new track that was featured on Gossip Girls, but is a hit in its own right now, with significant radio and sales support. Should be #1 soon.
7. No Air - Jordin Sparks Featuring Chris Brown
8. Sexy Can I - Ray & Yung Berg
9. The Time of My Life - David Cook
10. 4 Minutes - Madonna and Justin Timberlake
What do these four songs hanging on at the bottom of the top 10 all have in common? They all peaked at #3. Hmmm....
13. Got Money - Lil Wayne Featuring T-Pain
34. A Milli - Lil Wayne
#1 isn't enough, here comes Lil Wayne with the Hot 100's biggest debut at #13. This time he's got T-Pain, the pop music world's current hottest sidekick, doing guest duties. T-Pain only appears on four top 40 hits this week. He's now had 16 top 40 hits, only 4 of which did he get top billing. He also moves up 7 spots to #34 with "A Milli." Oh, and he's also at #25 as a guest on Usher's "Love in This Club Part 2," which also features Beyonce, her 11th top 40 hit, not counting Destiny's Child appearances.