1. Rolling in the Deep - Adele
Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" stays at #1 for a 7th week, officially making it the longest-running #1 hit of 2011 and the second-longest running #1 hit so far this decade behind Kesha's 10-week run for "Tik Tok." This is surely Adele's last week at #1, as three #1 hopefuls are breathing hotly (very hotly) down her back. Of course, she's had an amazing run with this song which, in addition to topping the Hot 100, has been #1 on Digital Songs, Radio Songs, Pop Songs, Adult Pop Songs, Adult Contemporary, Triple A and, as the year's biggest multi-format smash, has also shown up on the charts for alternative songs, rock songs, dance club/play songs--even hip-hop/R&B songs and Latin songs. Wow!
2. Give Me Everything - Pitbull feat. Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer
3. Party Rock Anthem - LMFAO feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock
These have been the strongest contenders to unseat Adele, and one of them may get their shot next week, although the song at #4 this week may steal their thunder. Pitbull, in particular, looks to be slipping, with his sales down 5 percent this week. LMFAO earns Airplay Gainer this week.
4. Last Friday Night (TGIF) - Katy Perry
Katy Perry rockets up 27 notches to #4 with "Last Friday Night (TGIF)," the fifth single from her album Teenage Dream, which follows in the wake of the albums previous four #1 hits to becomes its fifth straight top 5 single. With the song's video out this week, it's showing amazing momentum, and there is little doubt in my mind it will be at #1 hit, if not next week, then the week after. It's currently the fastest-growing track at top 40 radio, where it has quickly climbed up to #12.
Teenage Dream is the first album since Fergie's The Dutchess (2006) to score five top 5 hits. Fergie did it with "London Bridge" (#1), "Fergalicious" (#2), "Glamorous" (#1), "Big Girls Don't Cry" (#1), and "Clumsy" (#5). If "Last Friday Night" hits #1, it will become only the second album ever to score five #1 hits. Only Michael Jackson's Bad has ever achieved that feat.
6. The Edge of Glory - Lady Gaga
Not much to report on the song this week, which holds at #6 with a bullet (although with its video out, expect some growth next week). Just wanted to note the passing of the song's saxophone soloist, Clarence Clemons, a member of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band who died Saturday at age 69.
16. Lighters - Bad Meets Evil featuring Bruno Mars
I saw this on the UK chart this week and just shrugged it off as some sort of dance act with a Bruno Mars vocal. Well that was pretty dumb, since 1) it's a decent song and 2) it's by Eminem, not some anonymous dance act. Oops! Bad Meets Evil is a collaboration between Eminem and Detroit rapper Royce da 5'9". "Lighters" is the highest entry in the Hot 100 this week, in at #16. This is Bruno Mars' 6th top 40 hit.