'Life' Is Good For Clarkson Atop Hot 100
Beyonce's former chart-topper "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" rebounds 3-2, pushing Lady GaGa's "Just Dance" featuring Colby O'Donis down 2-4. Kanye West's "Heartless" climbs to a new peak as it moves 4-3.
Taylor Swift's "Love Story" and the All-American Rejects' "Gives You Hell" keep their spots warm and No. 5 and No. 6, respectively. The Fray's "You Found Me" ascends 8-7, trading places with T.I.'s "Live Your Life" featuring Rihanna, while Britney Spears' "Circus" holds tight to No. 9 for a second week. Jason Mraz' "I'm Yours" rounds out the top tier, remaining No. 10 for a second week.
"Prom Queen," Lil Wayne's first foray into rock music, rolls onto the Hot 100 with Hot Shot Debut honors at No. 17. Of his previous singles as a lead artist, only "Got Money" started off at a higher spot (No. 13 last June). The track sold 107,000 downloads to open at No. 7 on Hot Digital Songs.
Katy Perry's "Thinking of You" soars 50-35 and is this week's biggest digital sales gainer. She thus becomes the first female signed to Capitol Records to score three top 40 hits from an album since Bonnie Raitt's "Luck of the Draw" in 1991-1992. Jamie Foxx's "Blame It" featuring T-Pain is this week's greatest airplay gainer and jumps 62-37.
Also new to the Hot 100 this week is Flo Rida's "Right Round" at No. 74, Leona Lewis' "I Will Be" at No. 94, Jake Owen's "Don't Think I Can't Love You" at No. 98 and Yung L.A.'s "Ain't I" featuring Young Dro & T.I. at No. 100.
Blake Shelton's "She Wouldn't Be" holds down the fort on Hot Country Songs at No. 1 for a second week. while "Single Ladies" stays put on top on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop songs for a 12th. Luis Fonsi's "No Me Doy Por Vencido" ascends 2-1 to overtake Hot Latin Songs.
Shinedown leads Mainstream Rock for an eighth week with "Second Chance"; the song also jumps 3-1 to become the new leader on the Modern Rock tally.