1. Firework - Katy Perry
The first chart of the new year finds Katy Perry sitting pretty at #1 for a third week with "Firework," giving the single a week up from her last #1, "Teenage Dream," which spent 2 weeks at the top. I saw the video for this song this morning and it's wild, with Perry turning her breasts into a portable Fourth of July. That's quite a talent--no sexual overtones there. The song is this week's airplay gainer.
2. Grenade - Bruno Mars
Competition in the top 5 remains tight, with all 5 songs bulleted this week. All but Bruno Mars' "Grenade" have had a turn at the top spot, although I bet he gets his chance soon, as the song climbs another notch to #2.
9. 6 Foot 7 Foot - Lil Wayne feat. Cory Gunz
Lil Wayne just put out an album 3 months ago, but you won't find this new single on it. Apparently its from the forthcoming Tha Carter IV. The single debuts at #9 this week,
39. Hold My Hand - Michael Jackson feat. Akon
Michael Jackson scores his first US top 40 hit in over 9 years. His last couple were in 2001, when "You Rock My World" hit #10 and "Butterflies" hit #14.