Thursday, January 13, 2011

Billboard Hot 100, January 22, 2011

1. Grenade - Bruno Mars
2. Firework - Katy Perry

For the fourth week in the row, Bruno Mars' "Grenade" and Katy Perry's "Firework" are the top 2 singles, and for the 3rd week they've switched places, making the #1 hits this year so far "Firework," "Grenade," "Firework" again, and then "Grenade" again. The last time 2 singles switched places like that over 4 weeks was in late 2008. That year on Dec. 6 the #1 hit was T.I. & Rihanna's "Live Your Life," followed on Dec. 13 by Beyonce's "Single Ladies," then "Live Your Life" again Dec. 20, and then "Single Ladies" again Dec. 27.

3. What's My Name - Rihanna (feat. Drake)

The rest of the top 10 is pretty static this week, with #5, #6 and #9 standing pat while #3 and #4 switch places and #7 and #8 switch places. Rihanna and Drake climb back up a notch to #3 and are this week's Airplay Gainer. Rihanna also climbs back into the top 10 at #10 with "Only Girl." The top 5 is made up entirely of current or former #1 hits. Along with Bruno Mars' "Just the Way You Are" at #9 and "Only Girl," 7 of the this week's top 10 singles have been at least a week at #1.

36. Higher - Taio Cruz (feat. Travie McCoy)

Taio Cruz scores his third top 40 hit with "Higher." The single features guest Travie McCoy. There's also a version with Kylie Minogue floating around, although it isn't yet available to purchase.

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