With its 14th week at the Hot 100 summit, "I Gotta Feeling" by the Black Eyed Peas matches Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together" for longest No. 1 stay this decade. The Peas have now held firm at No. 1 for 26 straight weeks, with "Boom Boom Pow" preceding "Feeling" with a 12-week run, making them the second act in the 51-year history of the Hot 100 to remain at No. 1 for a half a calendar year or more. The other was Usher, who spent 28 nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1 in 2004 with four tracks.
On the wings of strong first-week download sales (110,000), Carrie Underwood's "Cowboy Casanova" makes the Hot 100's biggest leap (96-11). The song opens at No. 8 on Hot Digital Songs, Underwood's eighth top 10 on that list since it launched in February 25. That sum ties her with Beyonce for second most top 10s among females, trailing only Rihanna who's reached the upper tier 12 times. "Casanova" previews Underwood's third studio album, "Play On," set to hit retail on Nov. 3.
Alicia Keys has the list's Hot Shot Debut as "Doesn't Mean Anything" opens at No. 61. In just its second week on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, the song surges 32-19 as the Greatest Gainer.