POP SONGS

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This week's most popular pop songs, ranked by mainstream top 40 radio airplay detections as measured by Nielsen Music.

The week of
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WEEKS AT NO. 1
15
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Gains in performance
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2
Lady Gaga Bad Romance Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Bad Romance
4
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Greatest gainer this week
Gains in performance
3
Ke$ha TiK ToK Billboard Mainstream Top 40
TiK ToK
2
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
4
Owl City Fireflies Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Fireflies
3
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
16
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5
Jason Derulo Whatcha Say Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Whatcha Say
5
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
20
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6
David Guetta Featuring Akon Sexy Chick Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Sexy Chick
David Guetta Featuring Akon
7
LAST WEEK
6
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
7
Jay-Z + Alicia Keys Empire State Of Mind Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Empire State Of Mind
Jay-Z + Alicia Keys
8
LAST WEEK
7
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
6
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART
9
Kelly Clarkson Already Gone Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Already Gone
9
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
19
WEEKS ON CHART
10
Jay Sean Featuring Lil Wayne Down Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Down
Jay Sean Featuring Lil Wayne
10
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
23
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13
LAST WEEK
11
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
12
Beyonce Sweet Dreams Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Sweet Dreams
12
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
23
WEEKS ON CHART
13
Jay Sean Featuring Sean Paul & Lil Jon Do You Remember Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Do You Remember
Jay Sean Featuring Sean Paul & Lil Jon
14
LAST WEEK
13
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
14
Lady Gaga Paparazzi Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Paparazzi
11
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
18
WEEKS ON CHART
15
Boys Like Girls Featuring Taylor Swift Two Is Better Than One Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Two Is Better Than One
Boys Like Girls Featuring Taylor Swift
17
LAST WEEK
15
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
16
Cascada Evacuate The Dancefloor Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Evacuate The Dancefloor
15
LAST WEEK
14
PEAK POSITION
18
WEEKS ON CHART
17
Miley Cyrus Party In The U.S.A. Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Party In The U.S.A.
16
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
21
WEEKS ON CHART
18
Orianthi According To You Billboard Mainstream Top 40
According To You
20
LAST WEEK
18
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
19
Kings Of Leon Use Somebody Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Use Somebody
18
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
27
WEEKS ON CHART
20
Rihanna Featuring Jeezy Hard Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Hard
Rihanna Featuring Jeezy
21
LAST WEEK
20
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
21
The Black Eyed Peas Meet Me Halfway Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Meet Me Halfway
19
LAST WEEK
10
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART
22
Shinedown If You Only Knew Billboard Mainstream Top 40
If You Only Knew
23
LAST WEEK
22
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
23
Justin Bieber One Less Lonely Girl Billboard Mainstream Top 40
One Less Lonely Girl
24
LAST WEEK
23
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
24
Drake Featuring Kanye West, Lil Wayne & Eminem Forever Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Forever
Drake Featuring Kanye West, Lil Wayne & Eminem
26
LAST WEEK
24
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
25
Colbie Caillat Fallin' For You Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Fallin' For You
22
LAST WEEK
17
PEAK POSITION
18
WEEKS ON CHART
26
Shakira Featuring Lil Wayne Give It Up To Me Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Give It Up To Me
Shakira Featuring Lil Wayne
25
LAST WEEK
23
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART
27
Kris Allen Live Like We're Dying Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Live Like We're Dying
27
LAST WEEK
27
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
28
Nickelback Never Gonna Be Alone Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Never Gonna Be Alone
28
LAST WEEK
28
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
29
Lady Gaga Featuring Beyonce Telephone Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Telephone
Lady Gaga Featuring Beyonce
29
LAST WEEK
29
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
30
Daughtry Life After You Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Life After You
31
LAST WEEK
30
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
31
Timbaland Featuring Justin Timberlake Carry Out Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Carry Out
Timbaland Featuring Justin Timberlake
33
LAST WEEK
31
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
32
WE the Kings Heaven Can Wait Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Heaven Can Wait
30
LAST WEEK
30
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART
Awards
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance
34
Adam Lambert Whataya Want From Me Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Whataya Want From Me
35
LAST WEEK
34
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
35
Jason Derulo In My Head Billboard Mainstream Top 40
In My Head
38
LAST WEEK
35
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
36
OneRepublic All The Right Moves Billboard Mainstream Top 40
All The Right Moves
37
LAST WEEK
36
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
37
Creed Rain Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Rain
34
LAST WEEK
34
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART
38
The Script Breakeven Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Breakeven
36
LAST WEEK
36
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
39
Jay-Z, Rihanna & Kanye West Run This Town Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Run This Town
Jay-Z, Rihanna & Kanye West
32
LAST WEEK
8
PEAK POSITION
18
WEEKS ON CHART
39
LAST WEEK
39
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
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