Chart Watch (NEW)

Week Ending Dec. 30, 2012. Songs: Taylor Knew Bruno Was Trouble.

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Bruno Mars’ “Locked Out Of Heaven” tops the Hot 100 for the fourth straight week, while Taylor Swift’s “I Knew You Were Trouble.” jumps from #4 to #2. “Locked Out Of Heaven” is now tied with “Just The Way You Are” and “Grenade” as Mars’ longest-running #1 hit to date. “I Knew You Were Trouble.” surpasses its initial #3 peak and now ranks as one of Swift’s four highest-climbing hits to date.

These songs are in the opposite order on Hot Digital Songs. “I Knew You Were Trouble.” is #1 with sales of 582K copies, which constitutes the fourth highest one-week sales tally in digital history. “Locked Out Of Heaven” is #2 with sales of 497K copies, which is the 10th highest tally in digital history. (Sales traditionally swell in the week after Christmas as fans redeem iTunes gift cards.)

This is the second biggest one-week tally for both Mars and Swift. Mars’ “Grenade” sold more copies (559K) two years ago this week. Swift’s “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” sold more (623K) in its first week in August. Mars and Swift are the only artists with two of the all-time top 10 digital tallies.

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Swift’s previous smash, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” rebounds from #29 to #17 in its 21st week. It reclaims the #1 spot on Hot Country Songs, displacing “Cruise” by Florida Georgia Line. This is the 10th week on top for “We Are Never Ever…” That’s the longest that any song has held the top spot since Buck Owens’ “Love’ Gonna Live Here” logged 16 weeks on top in 1963-1964. The smash also tops the 3 million mark in digital sales this week. It’s the ninth country hit to reach this milestone. Swift has four of them. No other country artist has more than one.

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Swift had the best-selling digital hit a total of eight weeks in 2012, which puts her in a tie with Carly Rae Jepsen for the lead. The only difference? Three songs contributed to Swift’s tally, while Jepsen earned all eight weeks with just one hit, “Call Me Maybe.”

“Locked Out Of Heaven” and “I Knew You Were Trouble.” both top the 2 million mark in digital sales this week.

Swift has three other songs on this week’s Hot 100. “Begin Again” jumps from #76 to #63 in its 13th week. “Red” re-enters the chart at #80. “22” re-enters at #84.

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Rihanna’s “Diamonds” dips from #2 to #3. It sold 365K copies, which constitutes Rihanna’s greatest one-week tally to date. The song tops the 2 million mark in digital sales this week. The song is #1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for the 13th week. This ties Trey Songz’s “Can’t Be Friends,” which spent 13 weeks on top in 2010-2011. It’s the longest run at #1 for a hit by a female artist since Mary J. Blige’s “Be Without You,” which spent 15 weeks on top in 2006.

The Lumineers’ “Ho Hey” dips from #3 to #4. It’s #1 on Top Rock Songs for the fifth week… “Beauty And A Beat” by Justin Bieber featuring Nicki Minaj holds at #5. The song tops the 1 million mark this week…Ke$ha’s “Die Young” dips from #6 to #7. The song tops the 2 million mark in digital sales this week.

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PSY’s “Gangnam Style” rebounds from #19 to #6 in its 17th week. The song sold 400K copies this week, its greatest one-week tally to date…“Thrift Shop” by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz holds at #10 for the second week. It tops the 1 million mark in digital sales this week.

Here's the low-down on this week's top 10 songs.

The Top Five: Bruno Mars’ “Locked Out Of Heaven” holds at #1 for the fourth week in its 13th week on the chart. This is its 10th week in the top 10. Digital sales rank: #2 (497K)… Taylor Swift’s “I Knew You Were Trouble.” jumps from #4 to #2 in its 11th week on the chart. This is its fourth week in the top 10. Digital sales rank: #1 (582K)…Rihanna's “Diamonds” dips from #2 to #3 in its 14th week on the chart. This is its 11th week in the top 10. Digital sales rank: #5 (365K)… The Lumineers’ “Ho Hey” dips from #3 to #4 in its 30th week on the chart. This is its seventh week in the top 10. Digital sales rank: #6 (304K)… “Beauty And A Beat” by Justin Bieber featuring Nicki Minaj holds at #5 for the second week in its 12th week on the chart. This is its fourth week in the top 10. Digital sales rank: #4 (372K).

The Second Five: PSY’s “Gangnam Style” rebounds from #19 to #6 in its 17th week on the chart. This is its 12th week in the top 10. Digital sales rank: #3 (400K)…Ke$ha's “Die Young” dips from #6 to #7 in its 14th week on the chart. This is its 11th week in the top 10. Digital sales rank: #8 (299K)… Maroon 5's “One More Night” dips from #7 to #8 in its 28th week on the chart. This is its 20th week in the top 10. Digital sales rank: #11 (245K)… Phillip Phillips’ “Home” holds at #9 for the second week in its 27th week on the chart. This is its ninth week in the top 10. Digital sales rank: #10 (281K)…“Thrift Shop” by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz holds at #10 for the second week in its 13th week on the chart. This is its second week in the top 10. Digital sales rank: #7 (304K).

Flo Rida’s “I Cry” drops from #8 to #11, ending a seven-week run in the top 10.

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“Scream & Shout” by will.i.am featuring Britney Spears holds at #12 for the second week in its fifth week. This is the only song that’s in the top 10 on Hot Digital Songs this week but not in the top 10 on the Hot 100. Digital sales rank: #9 (285K)….Ed Sheeran’s “The A Team,” a Grammy Song of the Year finalist, jumps from #17 to #16 in its 25th week.

Hunter Hayes’ “Wanted” rebounds from #36 to #25 in its 36th week. The song has climbed as high as #16. Just this week, the song pulls ahead of Luke Bryan’s “Drunk On You” to become the second best-selling country song of 2012. (Taylor Swift’s pop-leaning “We Are Never Ever…” is #1.) I have more good news for Hayes: His follow-up, “Somebody’s Heartbreak,” jumps from #69 to #55 in its sixth week. Hayes is a Grammy finalist for Best New Artist.

“Hall Of Fame” by The Script featuring will.i.am jumps from #37 to #28 in its 14th week… “No Worries” by Lil Wayne featuring Detail jumps from #34 to #29 in its 17th week…2 Chainz’s “I’m Different” jumps from #33 to #30 in its seventh week.

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One Direction makes news this week as the first act in the Nielsen SoundScan era to have two albums among the top five best-sellers of a calendar year. The boy band celebrates the achievement by placing four songs on the final Hot 100 of the year. “Little Things” jumps from #41 to #33 in its seventh week. “Live While We’re Young” rebounds from #74 to #43 in its 13th week. (The song has climbed as high as #3.) “Kiss You” re-enters the chart at #83 and “Rock Me” debuts at #98.

The Band Perry’s “Better Dig Two” jumps from #44 to #39 in its ninth week…Gary Allan’s “Every Storm (Runs Out Of Rain)” jumps from #50 to #41 in its 13th week…Disney Channel regular Bridgit Mendler’s “Ready Or Not” jumps from #94 to #49 in its 11th week…Chief Keef’s “Love Sosa” jumps from #70 to #56 in its third week.

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It’s not every day that an Oscar-nominated actress makes the Hot 100, but this week, two do. In fact, they have the week’s top two new entries. Anne Hathaway debuts at #69 with her version of “I Dreamed A Dream” from Les Miserables. Anna Kendrick opens at #93 with “Cups (When I’m Gone)” from Pitch Perfect.

This is the third time that “I Dreamed A Dream” has appeared on the Hot 100. Susan Boyle’s version reached #62 in 2009. A Glee version featuring Idina Menzel hit #31 in 2010.

Both soundtracks zoom into the top 10 on The Billboard 200 this week. Les Mis leaps from #33 to #2. Pitch Perfect jumps from #45 to #10. Both soundtracks are expected to continue their upward movement next week. Les Mis will likely hit #1. Pitch Perfect will probably jump to #6.

Hathaway was nominated for an Oscar for her leading role in 2008’s Rachel Getting Married. Hendrick was nominated for her supporting role in 2009’s Up In The Air.

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“Oath” by Cher Lloyd featuring Becky G re-enters the chart at #73…Kacey Musgraves’ “Merry Go Round” jumps from #89 to #75 in its third week…Carrie Underwood’s “Two Black Cadillacs” jumps from #85 to #76 in its third week…“Young & Gettin’ It” by Meek Mill featuring Kirko Bangz jumps from #97 to #86 in its ninth week…Casey James’ “Crying On A Suitcase” jumps from #100 to #90 in its second week…The Barden Bellas’ “Bellas Finals” (from Pitch Perfect) debuts at #96…“My Moment” by DJ Drama featuring 2 Chainz, Meek Mill and Jeremih re-enters at #99.

Lady Antebellum’s “Need You Now” tops the 6 million mark in digital sales this week. It’s the 16th song to reach that milestone; the first country song to do so.

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Kelly Clarkson’s “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” tops the 4 million mark in digital sales this week. Clarkson is the first American Idol alum to achieve a 4-million-seller.

Linkin Park’s “Burn It Down” tops the 1 million mark. It’s the band’s eighth million-seller.

Mumford & Sons’ “I Will Wait” tops the 1 million mark. It’s the group’s third million-seller, following “Little Lion Man” (2,169,000) and “The Cave” (1,657,000).

“Bangarang” by Skrillex featuring Sirah tops the 1 million mark. It’s Skrillex’s second million-seller. “Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites” is up to 1,454,000.

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