1. We Found Love - Rihanna (feat. Calvin Harris)
Rihanna spends a seventh week at the top with "We Found Love" featuring Calvin Harris. Its seven week stay ties it with Adele's "Rolling In the Deep" for the longest running #1 this year. It also ties Rihanna's personal record for her longest running #1; "Umbrella," which also topped the Hot 100 for a 7 week frame in 2007. The last single to spend more than 7 weeks at the summit was fellow pop singer Ke$ha's debut single "TiK ToK" which spent 9 weeks at #1 back in January 2009.
2. Sexy and I Know It - LMFAO
American duo LMFAO's annoyingly infectious "Sexy and I Know It" stays put at #2, whereas on the digital songs tally it rebound 3 to 1. It's its sixth week at #2 making it the longest stay at #2 since Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance," which logged in 7 weeks at #2 between 2009 and early 2010 (held off the top spot by Ke$ha's "TiK ToK" in the new year, a great pop injustice).
3. It Will Rain - Bruno Mars
This week's airplay gainer is Bruno Mars' "It Will Rain" which stays bulleted at #3. I believe it's a possible contender to overthrow Rihanna for #1 in the new year--possibly emulating the same chart behavior as his last #1 "Grenade."
4. The One That Got Away - Katy Perry
Making Hot 100 history once again this year, American pop singer Katy Perry's "The One That Got Away" climbs two spots up to #4 scoring Perry's eighth top 5 single but more importantly, it's two notch rise makes Teenage Dream the first album since Janet Jackson's fourth album Rhythm Nation 1814 to score 6 #1's from one album. It's the second time this year she's tied a record set by a Jackson family member, but can she go one further and beat it? I highly doubt that this could become her sixth #1, but stranger things have happened.
10. 5 O'Clock - T-Pain (feat. Whiz Khalifa and Lily Allen)
After two weeks at #11, T-Pain's latest single "5 O'Clock" finally climbs into the top 10, scoring the rapper his sixth top 10 hit--his last was "Can't Believe It" featuring Lil Wayne, back in 2008. This is also Whiz Khalifa's 2nd top 10 hit and British singer Lil Allen's first.
17. Red Solo Cup - Toby Keith
This week's digital gainer is American country singer Toby Keith's "Red Solo Cup" (performed on GLEE I believe) which climbs 18 spots up to #17, scoring the singer his first top 20 hit.
21. Set Fire to the Rain - Adele
29. Marry the Night - Lady Gaga
A big boost for Adele, who climbs 16 spots up to #21 with "Set Fire to the Rain." And the year's other biggest pop star finally climbs into the top 30, rising 3 spots up to #29.
38. Domino - Jessie J
Jessie J climbs 10 spots up to #38 with her latest American single "Domino" scoring her 2nd top 40 hit.