Flo Rida Whistles His Way to the Top

It took nine weeks, but someone has finally decided not to call Carly Rae Jepsen. That person is rapper Flo Rida who takes his third top ten hit of 2012, “Whistle” to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 this week ending Jepsen’s long reign. Following the top five hits “Wild Ones” and “Good Feeling”, Flo Rida’s “Whistle” does what few third singles can do peaking higher than their predecessors and becomes hit third single to reach the summit following “Low” and “Right Round”. Flo holds off Ellie Goulding who retains her bullet at # 2 with “Lights” and a new competitor with fun.‘s second consecutive top ten hit “Some Nights” flying into the top ten at # 9. For more on Billboard’s Hot 100, head here and check out the new top ten below.

Top Ten Singles on the Billboard Hot 100:
1. “Whistle”- Flo Rida (last week~ 3)
2. “Lights”- Ellie Goulding (lw~ 2)
3. “Call Me Maybe”- Carly Rae Jepsen (lw~ 1)
4. “Wide Awake”- Katy Perry (lw~ 4)
5. “Payphone”- Maroon 5 w/Wiz Khalifa (lw~ 5)
6. “Somebody that I Used to Know”- Gotye w/Kimbra (lw~ 6)
7. “Titanium”- David Guetta w/ Sia (lw~8)
8. “Some Nights”- fun. (lw~ 11)
9. “Home”- Phillip Phillips (lw~ 9)
10. “Where Have You Been?”- Rihanna (lw~ 7)

Over on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart, the latest Now That’s Music Collection, vol. 43 debuts at # 1 holding up the amazing track record of this series as every one of the Now collections have hit the top ten. Now holds off debuts from Elle Varner, Colt Ford and a big re-rentry from Frank Sinatra whose Nothing But the Best retrospective barges in at # 3 after a dramatic price discount at Amazon.com…. Take a gander at the new top ten below.

Top Ten Albums on the Billboard 200:
1. Now 43- Various Artists (debut)
2. God Forgives, I Don’t- Rick Ross (last week~ 1)
3. Nothing but the Best- Frank Sinatra (Re-Entry)
4. Perfectly Imperfect- Elle Varner (debut)
5. Declaration of Independence- Colt Ford (debut)
6. Uncaged- Zac Brown Band (lw~2)
7. Believe- Justin Bieber (lw~ 3)
8. Up All Night- One Direction (lw~ 4)
9. 21- Adele (lw~8)
10. Kidz Bop 22- Various Artists (lw~ 7)

And here’s one final note. One of my favorite singers of all time, Kelly Clarkson, lands another # 1 single as her latest “Dark Side” becomes her second consecutive chart topper on the Billboard Dance Club Play Songs following “Stronger”. Take a listen to one of the awesome remixes of this incredible song that is currently in the Top Ten on the Hot AC chart and Top 30 at Pop and AC radio too.

Kelly Clarkson “Dark Side” (Liam Keegan Remix)

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