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With Macklemore & Ryan Lewis becoming the first duo to top the Hot 100 on its first two attempts, how did other twosomes start their chart careers? Readers check in on that and more.

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Dear Gary,

Here's my personal chart for this week. Enjoy!

Last Week/This Week
2/1, "Can't Hold Us," Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Ray Dalton
1/2, "Just Give Me A Reason," P!nk featuring Nate Ruess
3/3, "Stay," Rihanna featuring Mikky Ekko
4/4, "Thrift Shop," Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz
6/5, "I Love It," Icona Pop featuring Charli XCX
5/6, "Feel This Moment," Pitbull featuring Christina Aguilera
7/7, "Heart Attack," Demi Lovato
10/8, "Come & Get It," Selena Gomez
9/9, "The Way," Ariana Grande featuring Mac Miller
8/10, "My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light 'Em Up)," Fall Out Boy
11/11, "Daylight," Maroon 5

14/12, "Alive," Krewella
12/13, "Next to Me," Emeli Sandé
13/14, "Scream & Shout," featuring Britney Spears
15/15, "Sweet Nothing," Calvin Harris featuring Florence Welch
16/16, "Pour It Up," Rihanna
18/17, "Here's to Never Growing Up," Avril Lavigne
--/18, "The Other Side," Jason Derülo
20/19, "I Need Your Love," Calvin Harris featuring Ellie Goulding
19/20, "Loveeeeeee Song," Rihanna Featuring Future


Cody Kisel
Olyphant, Pennsylvania