Katy Perry earns third No. 1 single of 2010 on Billboard Hot 100 singles chart with 'Firework'

Katy Perry’s latest single, “Firework,” is this week’s No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, moving up one spot. Following her summer anthem “California Gurls” and “Teenage Dream,” this is her third No. 1 single from her Teenage Dream album. Last week‘s chart-topper, Pink’s “Raise Your Glass,” swaps places with Perry. Meanwhile, Rihanna’s “What’s My Name?” moves back into the top three, hopping up two place to No. 3. Check out the full top 10 below.

Dec. 9, 2010′s Billboard Hot 100 singles top 10

No. 1 – Katy Perry, “Firework”

No. 2 – Pink, “Raise Your Glass”

No. 3 – Rihanna, “What’s My Name?”

No. 4 – The Black Eyed Peas, “The Time (Dirty Bit)”

No. 5 – Bruno Mars, “Grenade”

No. 6 – Rihanna, “Only Girl (In the World)”

No. 7 – Bruno Mars, “Just the Way You Are”

No. 8 – Ke$ha, “We R Who We R”

No. 9 – Nelly, “Just a Dream”

No. 10 – Trey Songz, “Bottoms Up”

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  • bruno

    wtf? firework is possibly the worst song ever written, not to mention being banshee hollered. “do you ever feel like a plastic bag?”….uhhhh, let me think baout that one. NO.

    • Larry David

      So this is the top ten songs in the country??
      America is DONE FOR!!

      • JT

        Anyone else notice that all of the songs directed towards gay youth made it to number one?
        We R Who We R by Kesha, Raise Your Glass by Pink, and now Firework by Katy Perry
        Sounds like a winning formula to me.

    • Rush

      Yeah, too many mixed metaphors in the first verse. But it’s a common stylistic sin in pop music.

    • Color Me Impressed

      This list is rather pathetic. My generation’s music taste has officially gone off the deep end. All these songs are so dull, self-centered, unintelligent, and completely void of any genuine emotion.

  • Lady Gaga

    that’s why America is the land of the morons!

    • dipshat

      Yeah, morons that buy ‘your’ music.

  • Larry David

    So this is the top ten songs in the country??
    America is DONE FOR!

  • Tits McGee

    Wow! What a bad bad BAD BAD list of songs. I look back on the (relative)past 40 years of R&B/Rock/Hip-Hop/Electronica/Alternative music and..WOW..popular music is in a deep hole, creatively. Just an opinion, but, a LOT of ammunition behind that opinion.

  • LorencoNof

    Is it possible to contact administration?
    Hope for no silence

  • Justin

    Wow. “Firework” really is a terrible song.

  • BW

    “Good Songs” aren’t necessarily top songs. Just as good movies aren’t necessarily the ones that make the most money. These lists are basically compiled of downloads and airplay. So just like people like junk food and summer popcorn movies, they like music with little substance. i wish people would stop being such music snobs. if you don’t like it, don’t listen.

    • erin

      It’s not music snobbery when you consider that musical “junk food” like this is the only kind that gets made anymore because the record industry is run by people who only care about sales and know nothing about music.

  • dipshat

    Firework: B
    Raise your Glass: B
    What’s my name: A-
    The Time (the dirty bit): B
    Grenade: A-
    Only Girl (in the world): C+
    Just the way you are: B
    We R who We R: B-
    Just a dream: B
    Bottoms Up: B

    • dipshat

      Tik Tok: B
      Imma Be: D+ (Imma be doing what?!)
      Break your heart: With Glossy production: A\ Without: B
      Rude Boy: B-
      Nothin’ on you: A
      OMG: C-
      Not Afraid:B
      California Gurls: B-
      Love the way you lie: B+
      Teenage Dream: B-
      Just the way you are: B
      Like A G6: B
      We R who we R: B-
      What’s my name: A-
      Raise your Glass: B
      Firework: B
      And the winner is… Nothin’ on you
      Good night everybody!

  • beb

    Another award-winning piece of journalism from Brad Wete. Not a mention that “Firework” continues the revolving door of #1 singles for a sixth week. As much as some people detest the song (as evidenced by the comments above), I think it will break this pattern next week. P!nk will likely hold onto #2 (due to radio airplay), while Bruno Mars’ “Grenade” will squeak by Rihanna for the #3 spot.

  • Miss Talk

    BillBoard Hot#1 doesn’t mean anything those days anyway.

  • Butters

    kathy perry’s teenage dream isn’t great, sorry chart! billboard just isn’t what it used to be… :D

  • Dave

    Top 40 music is in such a sorry state this past year or so. I can’t remember a time when this much of the top 40 was such awful music. This is pathetic.

  • dee123

    Katy Brand.

  • Tequila

    Omgosh.!! Im so happy to hear that fireworks is the #1 song on the chart. Its like the best song ever & the video brought tears to my eyes smh You go Katy girl i love you & your music…keep up the good work…=].!!

  • El Ciccone

    Have we all listened to the same song? I’ve been Katy resistant until her last two singles.

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