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SHOUTED OUT WITH 'GLEE': The "Glee" cast wraps a record 2010 by placing two more titles on the Hot 100.

As "Baby, It's Cold Outside" debuts at No. 57 and "Welcome Christmas" bows at No. 59, the troupe finishes the year having placed 80 titles on the chart since January, by far the most by any act in a year in the Hot 100's 52-year history.

The cast's 2010 Hot 100 haul passes the Beatles' 31 entries in 1964.

The ensemble enters its Christmas vacation - the series' next new episode is set air on Fox following the Super Bowl Feb. 7 - just four hits from matching Elvis Presley for most Hot 100 visits:

Total Hot 100 Hits, Artist
108, Elvis Presley
104, "Glee" Cast
91, James Brown
74, Ray Charles
73, Aretha Franklin

"Baby, It's Cold Outside" had appeared on the Hot 100 just once before. Ray Charles and Betty Carter's version reached No. 91 in 1962.

The "Glee" cast charts two additional songs on Adult Contemporary. "We Need a Little Christmas" rises 20-15 and "Deck the Rooftop," a trademark New Directions mash-up of "Deck the Halls" and "Up on the Housetop," starts at No. 29.

"We Need a Little Christmas," "Deck the Rooftop" and "Baby, It's Cold Outside" appear on "Glee: The Music, the Christmas Album," which climbs to a new peak (4-3) on the Billboard 200.


WE NEED A LITTLE MORE 'CHRISTMAS':
Last week, two remakes of Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas Is You" arrived on Billboard charts.

Big Time Rush's version began at No. 9 on Holiday Digital Songs and Lady Antebellum's cover launched at No. 57 on Country Songs.

This week, another interpretation of the carol enters Christian Songs, as the Newsboys' remake debuts at No. 44. The song is one of three on the chart from the group's "Christmas! A Newsboys Holiday" EP, joining "Jingle Bell Rock" at No. 21 and "Winter Wonderland" (No. 47).

Carey's 1994 original "All I Want for Christmas Is You" bullets at No. 2 this week on Holiday Digital Songs and rises 23-21 on Digital Songs.

The expectant mother's "Oh Santa!" spends a second frame at No. 1 on Adult Contemporary.

THE BOSS: Rick Ross motors to his first No. 1 among 16 career entries dating to 2006 on Rap Songs, as "Aston Martin Music," featuring Drake and Chrisette Michele, rises 2-1.

The song is Drake's seventh Rap Songs No. 1 and Michele's first.

The track pays tribute to luxury British sports car manufacturer Aston Martin, the company renowned for designing vehicles showcased in multiple "James Bond" films.

COURTING SUCCESS: As Rick Ross reigns atop Rap Songs, his name appears in the lyrics of a song that debuts on another chart.

2010 No. 1 NBA draft pick John Wall is posting an array of impressive numbers in his rookie season with the Washington Wizards. The point guard has averaged 16.7 points and 8.9 assists per game in his first 15 contests.

Wall expands his budding resume with an appearance (in name only) on the Heatseekers Songs survey, where Troop 41's "Do the John Wall" shoots in at No. 20.

"You can't guard me in the paint, I'm an artist," raps the trio on the track. "See, I hustle on the floor, call me Rick Ross."

Troop 41 consists of Tristian Brown (T-Breezy), Lelynd Darkes (Lil Lee) and Dakare Wilder (Lil Inferno). The group formed five years ago in a rap music class at Ligon Middle School in Raleigh, N.C., Wall's hometown.

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