Chart Watch: Jay Sean Reclaims Pole Position

After being dethroned by Britney Spears for a single week, Jay Sean returns to the penthouse with "Down" featuring Lil Wayne.

Digital sales for Spears' "3" dropped 33% after the initial first week sales burst. Although radio airplay is rising, the track dropped down to No. 5 in its second week on the chart.

"Down", which was an unlikely David to the Black Eyed Peas' Goliath two weeks ago, seemed a sure fire flash in the pan. Its No. 1 status came as a result of the Peas' "I've Gotta Feelin'" finally fizzling out as opposed to it being a monster hit. The British singer surprised chart watchers this week as his track is the most played songs on radio stations, and ranked sixth in digital sales.

Another debut track by a new artist, the Imogen Heap sampling "Whatcha Say" by Jason DeRulo reaches a new high at No. 2. The tune uses Heap's "Hide And Seek" liberally and is stirring up her fans in anger. No, seriously, check out the comments for the track on iTunes.

The unstoppable Peas make the top ten for a third time this year with "Meet Me Halfway". After 26 weeks at No. 1, you'd think America would be sick of the group, but thanks to a DirectTV ad using the video clip that's been played to death during the MLB playoffs and iTunes putting their album on sale for a limited time, "Halfway" leaped 17-9 while their album, The E.N.D. moved 23-6 on the album chart. How long till they go No. 1 again? Ugh.

1. "Down" - Jay Sean feat. Lil Wayne (2 weeks at No. 1)
2. "Whatcha Say" - Jason DeRulo
3. "Party In The U.S.A." - Miley Cyrus
4. "Run This Town" - Jay-Z feat. Kanye West & Rihanna
5. "3" - Britney Spears
6. "Paparazzi" - Lady Gaga
7. "Fireflies" - Owl City
8. "I've Gotta Feelin'" - Black Eyed Peas
9. "Meet Me Halfway" - Black Eyed Peas
10. "You Belong With Me" - Taylor Swift


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