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Top 40 Pop Charts -- December 2012


For the second straight month, Ke$ha takes home the #1 spot with her smash hit 'Die Young,' barely holding off Rihanna who moved up one spot to #2. Meanwhile, Justin Bieber is one of two artists to have a song debut in the top ten this month, reaching #6 with 'Beauty and a Beat.'

Swedish House Mafia made the biggest leap this week, jumping from #40 to #7 in just one month. The next highest jump into the top ten was another hit from Bruno Mars. Mars' 'Locked out of Heaven' jumped 17 spots to just crack the top five.

Alicia Keys has returned to the countdown for the first time since 2010. 'Girl on Fire,' her lead single off her latest album of the same name debuted at #17 this month. Fellow pop star Kelly Clarkson is the only artist with two singles on the countdown in December. 'Catch My Breath' jumped 12 spots into the top ten, and 'Blown Away' debuted this month at #29.

Another top ten debut came from P!nk,who's softer single 'Try' debuted this month at #10. Her previous single 'Blow Me' (One Last Kiss) peaked at Number five, but has fallen off the charts.

Check out the full top 40 for December below:

This Month Last Month Artist Song
1 1 Ke$ha Die Young
2 3 Rihanna Diamonds
3 5 The Script Hall of Fame
4 6 Flo Rida I Cry
5 23 Bruno Mars Locked out of Heaven
6 - Justin Bieber Beauty and a Beat
7 40 Swedish House Mafia Don't You Worry Child
8 2 Taylor Swift We Are Never Getting Back Together
9 21 Kelly Clarkson Catch My Breath
10 - P!nk Try
11 8 One Republic Feel Again
12 30 Bridget Mendler Ready or Not
13 20 Ne-Yo Let Me Love You (Until You Learn To Love Yourself)
14 12 Chris Wallace Remember When
15 13 Fun. Some Nights
16 11 Chris Brown Don't Wake Me Up
17 - Alicia Keys Girl on Fire
18 - Conor Maynard Turn Around
19 19 Carly Rae Jepsen This Kiss
20 17 Megan & Liz Bad for Me
21 32 Hunter Hayes Wanted
22 27 Cher Lloyd Oath
23 24 Imagine Dragons It's Time
24 26 Ed Sheeran The A Team
25 - Lupe Fiasco Battle Scars
26 39 The Lumineers Ho Hey
27 - The Wanted I Found You
28 - Of Monsters and Men Little Talks
29 - Kelly Clarkson Blown Away
30 38 Ellie Goulding Anything Could Happen
31 - One Direction Little Things
32 - Sean Kingston Rum and Raybans
33 25 Nicki Minaj Va Va Voom
34 - The Ready Set Give Me Your Hand (Best Song Ever)
35 - Pitbull Don't Stop the Party
36 - Ludacris Rest of My Life
37 - Calvin Harris Sweet Nothing
38 - Will.I.Am.and Britney Spears Scream and Shout
39 - Maroon 5 Daylight
40 - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Thrift Shop

The Top 40 Songs chart is based on the highest listener-rated new pop songs on our Fresh 40, Top Pop and New Pop First radio stations.

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