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' "Locked Out of Heaven" reaches a new peak on the Hot 100, climbing 7-6, followed by Taylor Swift's former three-week No. 1 "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" (5-7), Ne-Yo's "Let Me Love You (Until You Learn to Love Yourself)" (10-8) and Alex Clare's "Too Close" (9-9).
Rounding out the top tier, Flo Rida nets his ninth Hot 100 top 10, as "I Cry" advances 12-10, fueled by a 17-13 ascent on Radio Songs (60 million, up 17%) and a 46-29 vault on On-Demand Songs (416,000, up 33%). The club-ready song reinvents R&B singer Brenda Russell's sultry ballad "Piano in the Dark," which rose to No. 6 on the Hot 100 in 1988. ("Cry" actually samples a sample: Dutch duo Bingo Players first retooled "Piano" as "Cry (Just a Little)," which reached No. 15 on Dance/Mix Show Airplay in March.) "It's pretty cool that artists like Flo Rida and Bingo Players can be inspired to interpret a song like 'Piano in the Dark' in completely new genres," Russell recently told Billboard. "As an artist and writer, it's the highest compliment we can be paid."
Check Billboard.com tomorrow (Nov. 15), when all rankings, including the Hot 100 and On-Demand Songs in their entirety and Digital Songs and Radio Songs, will be refreshed, as they are each Thursday.