1. I Gotta Feeling - Black Eyed Peas
Black Eyed Peas nab a fourth week at #1 with "I Gotta Feeling" it's also this weeks airplay gainer, so a couple more weeks atop is very likely.
3. Knock You Down - Keri Hilson
After many weeks holding down the #4 position, Keri Hilson's "Knock You Down" rises a notch back up #3. Will this ever reach #1? out of all Hilson's singles so far, "Knock" has the most poteintial to earn the singer her first chart topper.
4. You Belong With Me - Taylor Swift
After earning her highest charting single last week, Taylor Swift's "You Belong With Me" takes a dip to #4 but still remians bulleted.
5. Use Somebody - Kings of Leon
Answering my question from last week ("will this ever be a top 10 hit?") Kings of Leon's "Use Somebody" scores the group their first top 10 hit, rising 11-5, after 25 weeks on the chart. Next stop: #1.
9. Waking Up in Vegas - Katy Perry
Katy Perry beats out her peak with "Waking Up in Vegas" which rises up a notch tp #9 this week. I thought this was going to be the first Perry single to miss out the top 5 a couple months ago, but a top 5 is looking more likely now.
10. Battlefield - Jordin Sparks
Possibly the biggest surprise in the top 10 this week. Jordin Sparks scores her third top 10 with "Battlefield" (following "Tattoo" and "No Air") which rises 25-10. That's good news on the Hot 100, but over on the album chart--it's not so good.
"Battlefield"s huge leap is primarily due to the release of Sparks' second album, Battlefield, which debuts at #7 with weak sales of 48,000. (Losing out to Demi Lovato who debuts at #1 with Here We Go Again). Maybe, Battlefield, will have longevity, but as of now I expect both Battlefield's to experience a huge drop next week.
17. Obsessed - Mariah Carey
Haven't people learned you shouldn't underestimate the relevancy of Mariah Carey. The Emancipation of Mimi, should have been that lesson. Carey's "Obsessed" dropped 11-20 last week, but this week the single rises up 3 notches up to #17--with airplay on its side and soon-to-be rising digital sales, "Obsessed" could indeed be a hit.
40. Ego - Beyonce
Beyonce earns her 19th top 40 with "Ego."