1. Firework - Katy Perry
Katy Perry returns to #1 this week for a fourth nonconsecutive week at #1. I have to admit that "Firework" has really grown on me lately. Although I never disliked the song, I pointed out in my review of her album that the song could have been better. While I still think that's true, it's good qualities have won me over enough to actually quite enjoy the song now. It's still no "Teenage Dream" though, her last single, which continues to endure, rebounding into the top 20 at #18 this week.
2. Grenade - Bruno Mars
With Perry back at #1, Mars has to settle for #2 with "Grenade" after just a week at #1. He could climb back up there though, as the song is still growing strong at radio. For the second week, Mars is the only singer with two hits in the top 10, as his last single, the former #1 hit "Just the Way You Are," rebounds up a notch to #9.
3. We R Who We R - Ke$ha
4. What's My Name - Rihanna (feat. Drake)
5. Raise Your Glass - P!nk
Speaking of former #1 hits, the top 5 is made up entirely of them this week, thanks to this handful of songs that have been the country's biggest hits for well over a month now and all got their turn at #1. All of them except "Grenade" are bulleted this week, so there's the chance for any of them to make a return appearance in the top spot.
6. Tonight - Enrique Iglesias (feat. Ludacris)
Here's a guy who'd like in on that #1 action. Iglesias hasn't had a #1 hit in 11 years, but he's been real close of late, with his last top 40 hit, "I Like It" having reached #4. "Tonight" climbs at notch to #6 this week. It's the Spanish singer's fifth top 10 hit.
19. Yeah 3x - Chris Brown
Just when it looked like pop music was ready to forgive Chris Brown, he goes and runs his mouth like a little twit, spouting anti-gay slurs. I don't know if that's directly responsible for the sudden drop in interest for "Yeah 3X," which had climbed steadily to #19 last week, but this week stalls without a bullet, but it certainly couldn't have helped matters. Seriously, will this guy ever grow up?
31. Mine - Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift's old single, "Mine," climbs 11 notches to #31 and is this week's airplay gainer. Airplay gainer? Really? Why? I'm a bit mystified over this one.