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
3
WEEKS AT NO. 1
13
WEEKS ON CHART
Only Girl (In The World)
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1
Rihanna Only Girl (In The World) Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Only Girl (In The World)
1
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART
2
Nelly Just A Dream Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Just A Dream
2
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART
3
P!nk Raise Your Glass Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Raise Your Glass
4
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
4
Bruno Mars Just The Way You Are Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Just The Way You Are
3
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
19
WEEKS ON CHART
5
Ke$ha We R Who We R Billboard Mainstream Top 40
We R Who We R
6
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Greatest gainer this week
Gains in performance
6
Far*East Movement Featuring Cataracs & Dev Like A G6 Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Like A G6
Far*East Movement Featuring Cataracs & Dev
5
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART
7
Katy Perry Firework Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Firework
8
LAST WEEK
7
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
8
Usher Featuring Pitbull DJ Got Us Fallin' In Love Billboard Mainstream Top 40
DJ Got Us Fallin' In Love
Usher Featuring Pitbull
7
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
21
WEEKS ON CHART
9
Mike Posner Please Don't Go Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Please Don't Go
10
LAST WEEK
9
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
10
Neon Trees Animal Billboard Mainstream Top 40
9
LAST WEEK
7
PEAK POSITION
19
WEEKS ON CHART
11
Trey Songz Featuring Nicki Minaj Bottoms Up Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Bottoms Up
Trey Songz Featuring Nicki Minaj
11
LAST WEEK
11
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
12
Bruno Mars Grenade Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Grenade
17
LAST WEEK
12
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
13
Rihanna Featuring Drake What's My Name? Billboard Mainstream Top 40
What's My Name?
Rihanna Featuring Drake
16
LAST WEEK
13
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
14
Taio Cruz Dynamite Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Dynamite
12
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
26
WEEKS ON CHART
15
The Ready Set Love Like Woe Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Love Like Woe
15
LAST WEEK
15
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART
16
Katy Perry Teenage Dream Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Teenage Dream
14
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
19
WEEKS ON CHART
17
The Black Eyed Peas The Time (Dirty Bit) Billboard Mainstream Top 40
The Time (Dirty Bit)
18
LAST WEEK
17
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
18
Edward Maya & Vika Jigulina Stereo Love Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Stereo Love
Edward Maya & Vika Jigulina
21
LAST WEEK
18
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
19
Sara Bareilles King Of Anything Billboard Mainstream Top 40
King Of Anything
20
LAST WEEK
19
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
19
LAST WEEK
17
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART
21
Chris Brown Yeah 3X Billboard Mainstream Top 40
25
LAST WEEK
21
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
22
David Guetta Featuring Kid Cudi Memories Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Memories
David Guetta Featuring Kid Cudi
23
LAST WEEK
22
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
23
Enrique Iglesias Featuring Ludacris & DJ Frank E Tonight (I'm Lovin' You) Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Tonight (I'm Lovin' You)
Enrique Iglesias Featuring Ludacris & DJ Frank E
28
LAST WEEK
23
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
24
Daughtry September Billboard Mainstream Top 40
September
22
LAST WEEK
20
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART
25
Eminem Featuring Lil Wayne No Love Billboard Mainstream Top 40
No Love
Eminem Featuring Lil Wayne
29
LAST WEEK
25
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
30
LAST WEEK
26
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
27
Ke$ha Take It Off Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Take It Off
24
LAST WEEK
6
PEAK POSITION
20
WEEKS ON CHART
28
Willow Whip My Hair Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Whip My Hair
31
LAST WEEK
28
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
27
LAST WEEK
12
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART
30
Diddy - Dirty Money Featuring Skylar Grey Coming Home Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Coming Home
Diddy - Dirty Money Featuring Skylar Grey
38
LAST WEEK
30
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
31
Pitbull Featuring T-Pain Hey Baby (Drop It To The Floor) Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Hey Baby (Drop It To The Floor)
Pitbull Featuring T-Pain
33
LAST WEEK
31
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
32
Jason Derulo What If Billboard Mainstream Top 40
26
LAST WEEK
26
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART
33
Good Charlotte Like It's Her Birthday Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Like It's Her Birthday
34
LAST WEEK
33
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART
34
Sean Kingston Featuring Nicki Minaj Letting Go (Dutty Love) Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Letting Go (Dutty Love)
Sean Kingston Featuring Nicki Minaj
32
LAST WEEK
26
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART
35
Far*East Movement Featuring Ryan Tedder Rocketeer Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Rocketeer
Far*East Movement Featuring Ryan Tedder
Awards
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance
36
Linkin Park Waiting For The End Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Waiting For The End
40
LAST WEEK
36
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
37
Maroon 5 Give A Little More Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Give A Little More
36
LAST WEEK
36
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART
38
Plain White T's Rhythm of Love Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Rhythm of Love
39
LAST WEEK
38
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
39
Train If It's Love Billboard Mainstream Top 40
If It's Love
35
LAST WEEK
19
PEAK POSITION
20
WEEKS ON CHART
40
Taylor Swift Back To December Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Gains in performance
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