Billboard Hot 100: Top 10 Songs

July 28, 2012
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Every week, the Billboard Hot 100 is updated with an overview of the current most popular songs based on sales, radio play, and online streaming. Here’s a look at the songs that made the Top 10 cut for the week of August 4, 2012:

#10 – Blow Me (One Last Kiss) by P!nk. The club-friendly single sets the bar for the Pennsylvania native’s upcoming album The Truth About Love, which is set to release September 18, 2012. This is the third week the song has spent on the charts.

#9 – Scream by Usher. Taking the number nine spot, the techno-charged song comes from the R&B artist’s seventh studio album, Looking 4 Myself, and has now spent thirteen weeks on the charts.

#8 – Titanium by David Guetta featuring Sia. Arriving from Guetta’s album, Nothing But the Beat, the song is a fiery anthem filled with powerful vocals and catchy synthetic beats, giving it a fifteen-week run on the charts.

#7 – Where Have You Been by Rihanna. The upbeat record is the latest hit from the Barbadian pop star’s Talk That Talk. So where exactly has it been? Sailing into iTunes collections, radio playlists, and riding smoothly on the charts for fourteen weeks!

#6 – Whistle by Flo Rida. The (fittingly) Florida-born rapper set this as his third single from the recently released album Wild Ones. The sultry hit is filled with infectious beats to make it classic Flo Rida. It has currently spent ten weeks on the charts.

#5 – Somebody That I Used to Know by Gotye featuring Kimbra. The single from Belgian-Australian artist Gotye’s album Making Mirrors features meaningful lyrics and a refreshing indie pop sound. It has spent twenty-nine weeks on the charts.

#4 – Lights by Ellie Goulding. The upbeat dance anthem from the album of the same name makes an excellent debut for the British singer-songwriter. This marks the song’s thirty-first week on the charts, the longest of any on the Top 10 list.

#3 – Wide Awake by Katy Perry. As the newest single from the pop princess’s Teenage Dream [The Complete Confection] album, Wide Awake is an eye-opening power ballad about the harshness of a breakup. This is its ninth week on the charts.

#2 – Payphone by Maroon 5 featuring Wiz Khalifa. The mixture of pop-rockers Maroon 5, with skilled rapper Wiz Khalifa proves to be a genius move due to Payphone’s irresistible catchiness and success. The single from Maroon 5’s fourth studio album, Overexposed, has spent fourteen weeks on the charts.

#1 – Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen. This infectious summer sensation, which has most recently been featured in a lip-sync video by the US Olympic swimming team, soars high as it is this week’s number one Billboard hit. Thanks to catchy lyrics and a feel-good vibe, the single from Canadian-breed Jepsen has been on the chart for twenty-two weeks.

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