Chart Watch
"Suck" Blows Up the Hot 100

Kelly Clarkson set a new record for the biggest jump to number one in U.S. chart history this week as her single "My Life Would Suck Without You" leapt from No. 97 to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

With 280,000 digital downloads reported by Neilson Soundscan, the song becomes her first chart topping single since "A Moment Like This" in 2002. This also marks the second time Clarkson has set the record for biggest jump to No. 1.

Benefiting from the media exposure surrounding her “American Idol” victory, "A Moment Like This" sold enough CD singles to move from No. 52 to No. 1 in a single week, breaking the Beatle’s 38 year old record. Since then, the record has been broken five times, most recently by Britney Spears whose "Womanizer" moved to the top slot from No. 96 last October.

Such large movements in the charts have become more commonplace since February 2005 when Billboard began including digital downloads to determine the most popular songs in the country. Prior to the change, the Hot 100 was determined by radio airplay making such dramatic jumps to the top slot impossible.

1. "My Life Would Suck Without You" - Kelly Clarkson
2. "Just Dance" - Lady Gaga feat. Colby O'Donis
3. "Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)" - Beyonce
4. "Heartless" - Kanye West
5. "Love Story" - Taylor Swift
6. "Gives You Hell" - All-American Rejects
7. "Live Your Life" - T.I. feat. Rihanna
8. "You Found Me" - The Fray
9. "Circus" - Britney Spears
10. "I'm Yours" - Jason Mraz


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