The spinning wheel atop the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart came to a halt for the first time in almost two months on Thursday, as Katy Perry's "Firework" logged a second consecutive week at No. 1.
The last song to spend successive frames at the top of the Hot 100 was "Like a G6," by Far*East Movement in late-October. Since then, five tunes have enjoyed weeklong stints at No. 1 with "Like a G6" making a return engagement for a third round.
One of those former No. 1s, "What's My Name?" by Rihanna featuring Drake, was also angling for a second shot at glory by rising one place to No. 2 on the heels of strong radio airplay. The R&B starlet held at No. 6 with "Only Girl (In the World)."
Bruno Mars jumped two places to No. 3 with "Grenade." His former No. 1, "Just the Way You Are," held at No. 7. Pink's "Raise Your Glass" dropped two to No. 4, while Ke$ha's "We R Who We R" rebounded three to No. 5.
"The Time (Dirty Bit)" by The Black Eyed Peas slid four places to No. 8, Nelly's "Just a Dream" remained steady at No. 9, and "Bottoms Up" by Trey Songz featuring Nicki Minaj held at No. 10.
Jailed rapper T.I. claimed the top debut as "That's All She Wrote" came in at No. 18. The tune comes from his new album "No Mercy," which debuted at a disappointing No. 4 on the Billboard 200 on Wednesday.