01-Whatever You Like (T.I.)
02-Live Your Life (T.I. feat. Rihanna)
T.I. continues to commandeer the top spots of the singles chart, fending off a serious challenge from Beyonce (see below). “Whatever You Like” is the first song to return to #1 on three separate occasions since Chic’s “Le Freak” 30 years ago. Induct Chic into the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame, y’all!!
03-If I Were a Boy (Beyonce)
Beyonce jumps 66-3 with “If I Were a Boy”, the first single from her upcoming “I Am…Sasha Fierce” (God, it kills me to type that out). By reaching this position, Beyonce has already outperformed the first single from her last album, “B-Day”. “Deja Vu” (remember that?) peaked at #10.
04-So What (Pink)
05-Womanizer (Britney Spears)
06-Hot N Cold (Katy Perry)
07-Let it Rock (Kevin Rudolf feat. Lil’ Wayne)
08-Miss Independent (Ne-Yo)
“Miss Independent” is Ne-Yo’s first EVER #1 single on the R&B charts, coming after he scored three #2 singles. Hard to believe, given Ne-Yo’s dominance over the R&B scene these past three years, but true!
I’m still trying to get over the fact that Ne-Yo said Rihanna has a big head. Isn’t that a little like Michael Jackson saying “Damn, you’re pale!!”
10-I’m Yours (Jason Mraz)
Mr. A-Z returns to the Top Ten with what is now by far the biggest hit of his career. Guess now that cold weather’s approaching, people need to feel a little more of that summer magic.
11-Can’t Believe It (T-Pain feat. Lil’ Wayne)
12-Love Lockdown (Kanye West)
13-Better in Time (Leona Lewis)
14-Right Now (Na Na Na) (Akon)
15-Love Story (Taylor Swift)
16-Mrs. Officer (Lil’ Wayne)
17-Paper Planes (M.I.A.)
Is it me, or is “Paper Planes” one of the ODDEST songs to ever hit the Top 20? Also, doesn’t M.I.A. remind you a little bit of Neneh Cherry? Do you even REMEMBER Neneh Cherry?
19-Gotta Be Somebody (Nickelback)
20-Crush (David Archuleta)
OK-I give, I give. I liked David Cook more this past season, but Archuleta’s new song has grown on me to the point where it now blows everything Cook’s put out so far out of the water. Damn generic pop songs, why do you torture me so??