1. The Fear - Lily Allen
Lily Allen stays on top for a fourth week with "The Fear." That's the longest stay at the top for a British female artist since Estelle spent 4 week at the top with "American Boy."
2. Just Dance - Lady GaGa featuring Colby O'Donis
Following her 3 weeks at #1, Lady GaGa has held onto #2 for all 4 weeks of Lily Allen's run at #1, which is remarkable staying power.
3. Use Somebody - Kings of Leon
Speaking of staying power, Kings of Leon's "Use Somebody," charged by their appearance and wins at the Brit Awards, surges up nine spots to #3. This has been on the chart for 21 weeks and it's hard to believe it wasn't a #1 hit (it peaked at #2).
4. Omen - The Prodigy
The Prodigy climb 4 spots to #4 with "Omen," making it their highest-charting single since they hit #1 in 1996 with "Breathe."
6. T-Shirt - Shontelle
Shontelle continues to climb, up 4 spots to #6 this week. The appeal is lost on me, and while it wasn't a major hit in the US, it has become one in the UK.
10. Whatcha Think About That - The Pussycat Dolls featuring Missy Elliott
This single finally gets released tomorrow. On downloads, it's been on the chart for 4 weeks now, up 5 this week to #10 to become the group's 7th top 10 hit, outshining their last single, "I Hate This Part," which peaked at #12 and is the group's only single to the reach the top 10.
12. Get on Your Boots - U2
U2 hit #1 with the first singles from How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb, All that You Can't Leave Behind, and Pop, their last 3 albums. So it's got to be disappointing that "Get on Your Boots," the first single from No Line on The Horizon, has missed the top 10 altogether. The last U2 single to fall outside the top 10 was the fifth single from Pop, "If God Will Send His Angels," which also hit #12. Although it's not their best single, I listened to the album yesterday, and I actually liked it quite a bit.
14. Sex on Fire - Kings of Leon
Kings of Leon's other single gets a post-Brits bump too, up 5 to #14. Kings of Leon have a new single out in just over a week--"Revelry"--but with "Use Somebody" and "Sex on Fire" still so popular, will anyone notice? Tellingly, "Revelry" has not made an impact on the chart yet, despite already being available for download.
15. Poker Face - Lady Gaga
In contrast the lack of pre-release sales for "Revelry," there's Lady Gaga's "Poker Face," which isn't out until the end of next month, but will probably crack the top 10 soon. It's up 7 spots to #15 this week.
16. Fly on the Wall - Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus's dominance in the US tween market has clearly extended across the pond now, as she earns her third top 40 hit. Interestingly, this wasn't a major hit in the US, while her last single, "7 Things," was her lowest-charting UK single (#25) but her highest-charting US hit (#9).
24. Everybody - Rudenko
25. Wonderful - Gary Go
Here are two singles that have gotten a good push at radio, but despite that have fallen flat. It's particularly surprising to see Gary Go's "Wonderful" fall outside the top 10, as he's gotten quite a bit of promotion as one of the new hot acts of 2009.