Ask Billboard: Taylor Swift Vs. Carrie Underwood, Continued

MTV VMAs 2012: Photos from the Show

Getting into character for new LP "Red," Taylor Swift belts the chorus of her latest single, "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together." Take that, ex-boyfriends!

A country fan weighs in on our statistical comparison between the two stars. Plus, what record does Demi Lovato set?

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TAYLOR SWIFT VS. CARRIE UNDERWOOD, CONTINUED

Dear Gary,

I'm sure that Billboard will get the fan war-inspired hits it was looking for by posting the
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RECORD 'BREAK-'ER

Hi Gary,

This past week,
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US 'WE'-EKLY

Hi Gary,

2012 has definitely a big year for us. Um, "we," that is. So far this year, as ... we ... all know, Hot 100 No. 1s have included Rihanna's "We Found Love," featuring Calvin Harris; fun.'s "We Are Young," featuring Janelle Monae; and, Taylor Swift's "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together."

(And, Swift's previous chart hit? A song on which she sings the chorus for B.o.B: "Both of Us.")

Cheers,

Pablo Nelson
Berkeley, California

Hi Pablo,

Oddly enough, three of the 10 Hot 100 No. 1s to begin with the word "we" have reigned this year.

What else have "we" done at No. 1? Previously, the Beatles took "We Can Work It Out" to No. 1 for three weeks in 1966, followed by Grand Funk's "We're an American Band" (one week, 1973); USA for Africa's "We Are the World" (four, 1985); Starship's "We Built This City" (two, 1985); Billy Joel's "We Didn't Start the Fire" (two, 1989); Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together" (14, 2005); and, Ke$ha's "We R Who We R" (one, 2010).

Considering recent chart patterns, perhaps Lifehouse will re-record its 2005 smash "You and Me" and Lady Gaga will rework her hit from last year, "You and I." Their new titles? "We."