Bruno Mars' "Grenade" returns to #1 on the Hot 100. It dethrones Britney Spears' "Hold It Against Me," which debuted at #1 last week. This is the third appearance at #1 for "Grenade" in the past five weeks. The mid-tempo ballad, which brings a dark undercurrent to Mars' usual sweet sensibility, is the first song to have three separate runs at #1 since T.I.'s 2008 smash "Live Your Life" (featuring Rihanna).
"Grenade" has been the top-selling digital hit for five of the past six weeks. That constitutes the longest run at #1 on Hot Digital Songs since "Love The Way You Lie" by Eminem featuring Rihanna topped the chart for seven weeks last summer. It's the longest run for a hit by a male solo artist since Flo Rida's "Right Round" had six weeks on top in February and March 2009. "Grenade" is no more than two weeks away from topping the 3 million mark. Its sales currently stand at 2,758,000.Read More »from Week Ending Jan. 23, 2011: Songs: Mars Attacks