Too Short

Too Short performs as part of the Rock the Bells Tenth Anniversary at San Manuel Amphitheatre on September 8, 2013 in San Bernadino, California.

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The rapper reaches the Hot 100's top 10 after appearing on the chart since 1990. Plus, OneRepublic makes history

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How about another round of your charts?

Here's the latest personal tally from Chart Beat reader David Geib:

1, "Breakaway," Celine Dion
2, "Love Revolution," Levi Kreis feat. Q Boy
3, "Make It Wonderful," Erasure
4, "Cried," Candice Glover
5, "Pompeii," Bastille

6, "The Art of Letting Go," Mariah Carey
7, "Somebody 4 Everybody," Matt Zarley feat. Mark Picchiotti
8, "Survive You," New Kids on the Block
9, "Story of My Life," One Direction
10, "Walking on Air," Katy Perry
11, "Release You," Johnny Hates Jazz
12, "High Hopes," Bruce Springsteen
13, "I Hope You Find It," Cher
14, "Let Her Down Easy," George Michael
15, "Into the Blue," Kylie Minogue
16, "That's My Kind of Night," Luke Bryan
17, "Parachute," James Durbin
18, "Grace," Casey Stratton
19, "Feel the Love," Cahill & Kimberley Locke
20, "Amen for My Friends," Crystal Bowersox

What's hot in your musical world? For those of us proud chart geeks who like/need to rank our favorite hits in Billboard tradition each week, please feel free to email your latest lists to and we'll count 'em down in the next "Ask Billboard."

I'll keep it going with my top five this week:

5, "Be Okay," Oh Honey
4, "The Man," Aloe Blacc

3, "Rain," the Strange Familiar
2, "You're Mine (Eternal)," Mariah Carey
1, "Milwaukee," the Both

For Interviews with Carey and the Both, check out this week's Billboard magazine, with a striking picture of Carey on the cover. As Andrew Hampp reports, she'll reveal her new album's title, track listing, artwork and music all at once via to-be-announced digital partners (with a physical release expected the following week.) "I have to be the one that announces this, especially the title," Carey says, teasing only that the album takes its name from a "personal possession of mine that's part of an entity that I've had almost all my life.

"With this particular album, I want my fans to hear it as a body of work," she says. "This is my life since we last left off. Just picture a dot … dot … dot … and then, here's the album."