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US Pop Music Charts March 8, 2012

Singles, Albums, and Pop Radio Airplay


fun -

fun - "We Are Young" featuring Janelle Monae

Courtesy Fueled By Ramen

Top 5 Pop Singles

  1. fun. featuring Janelle Monae - "We Are Young"
  2. Kelly Clarkson - "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)"
  3. Adele - "Set Fire To the Rain"
  4. The Wanted - "Glad You Came"
  5. Katy Perry - "Part Of Me"

Big Chart Movers

Hot New Pop Songs


fun. complete their post-Super Bowl climb with "We Are Young" landing at #1 this week. Billboard notes they are the first rock band to hit #1 with their debut chart single since Nickelback way back in 2001. It is also the first #1 hit for the Fueled By Ramen label. Gotye rolls into the top 10 looking like the US could be the 16th country to send "Somebody That I Used To Know" to #1. Far East Movement score their third top 40 hit with the help of Justin Bieber in a featured performance on "Live My Life."

Top 5 Pop Albums

  1. Adele - 21
  2. Whitney Houston - The Greatest Hits
  3. WZRD - WZRD
  4. Various Artists - NOW 41
  5. Whitney Houston - The Bodyguard Soundtrack

Hot New Pop Albums

  1. #15 Robert Glasper Experiment - Black Radio
  2. #23 Soundtrack - Project X
  3. #28 Estelle - All Of Me


It is a 23rd week at #1 for Adele. She is one week away from matching the 24 weeks Purple Rain spent at the top over 25 years ago. Whitney Houston spends a second week with three albums in the top 10.

For more chart details, visit Billboard.

Top 5 Pop Radio Songs

  1. Adele - "Set Fire To the Rain"
  2. Kelly Clarkson - "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)"
  3. Jessie J - "Domino"
  4. David Guetta featuring Nicki Minaj - "Turn Me On"
  5. Flo Rida - "Good Feeling"

Big Chart Movers

Hot New Pop Songs


Adele continues to grip the top of pop radio airplay with "Set Fire To the Rain." It now looks like Jessie J will fail to reach the top as Kelly Clarkson zooms past to #2 with her former overall #1 "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)." This weeks overall #1 fun's "We Are Young" turns in a powerful #24 debut on the pop radio airplay chart.

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