Thursday, December 22, 2011

Billboard Hot 100, December 31, 2011

1. We Found Love - Rihanna (feat. Calvin Harris)

Rihanna clocks in an eighth week atop the Hot 100 with "We Found Love" featuring Calvin Harris, making it the year's longest-running #1, surpassing Adele's "Rolling In Deep's" 7 week haul. It's also now Rihanna's longest-running #1, passing the 7 week of "Umbrella." The last song to spend a longer frame at #1 was Ke$ha's "TiK ToK" which spent 9 weeks at the top in 2010. However, possibly showing signs of slowind down, this week it loses its bullet.

2. Sexy and I Know It - LMFAO

LMFAO's "Sexy and I Know It" spends a 7th week at #2, tying Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance" 7 week frame at #2 between 2009 and 2010.

3. It Will Rain - Bruno Mars

Bruno Mars' "It Will Rain" is this week's airplay gainer, which spends yet another week bulleted at #3. It's still rising rapidly in airplay--this weeks it climbs 2 spots up to #2 on the airplay songs tally--this could potentially be the first #1 of 2012.

13. Set Fire to the Rain - Adele

Adele climbs a solid 8 spots up to #13 wih "Set Fire to the Rain," the third American single from 21, scoring the songstress her third top 20 hit. It's this week's digital gainer selling 100k this week.

37. Sleazy - Ke$ha (feat. Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, T.I. & Andre 3000)

A revamped version of Ke$ha's "Sleazy" re-enters the Hot 100 at #37. Originally a solo record, it was cherry-picked off of Ke$ha's Cannibal EP peaking at #51 fall of last year.

39. Paradise - Coldplay

Coldplay re-enter the top 40 with "Paradise" following it's #15 peak earlier.

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