Billboard Beats: Bruno Mars to Challenge Baauer and Macklemore?

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Last week, Billboard made some revolutionary changes in the formula that they use to put together the Hot 100 chart. By including YouTube views into the strategy, Baauer‘s wordless electronic song “Harlem Shake” took over the chart’s top spot. This week, the “Harlem Shake” is still at No. 1 and Mackemore‘s “Thrift Shop” is holding steady at No. 2 — but Bruno Mars‘ “When I Was Your Man” is encroaching on their territory.

“When I Was Your Man” has been on the chart for 10 weeks now. Last week, it reached No. 8 — and this week, it jumped up five spots to No.3. At the end of 2012 and the start of 2013, Mars’ “Locked Out Of Heaven” held the No. 1 spot for several weeks before being pushed out by Macklemore. Could we be looking at a similar situation soon with “When I Was Your Man”?

Check out which other singles made the Hot 100 Chart.

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The Top 10 Songs on Billboard.com’s Hot 100 Chart:

1. “Harlem Shake” by Baauer
Peak Position: 1
Last Week’s Position: 1
Weeks on Chart: 2

2. “Thrift Shop” by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Featuring Wanz
Peak Position: 1
Last Week’s Position: 2
Weeks on Chart: 21

3. “When I Was Your Man” by Bruno Mars
Peak Position: 3
Last Week’s Position: 8
Weeks on Chart: 10

4. “I Knew You Were Trouble.” by Taylor Swift
Peak Position: 2
Last Week’s Position: 5
Weeks on Chart: 19

5. “Scream & Shout” by will.i.am and Britney
Peak Position: 3
Last Week’s Position: 4
Weeks on Chart: 13

6. “Started From The Bottom” by Drake
Peak Position: 6
Last Week’s Position: 10
Weeks on Chart: 3

7. “Stay” by Rihanna, Featuring Mikky Ekko
Peak Position: 3
Last Week’s Position: 3
Weeks on Chart: 3

8. “Suit & Tie” by Justin Timberlake
Peak Position: 4
Last Week’s Position: 9
Weeks on Chart: 7

9. “Locked Out of Heaven” by Bruno Mars
Peak Position: 1
Last Week’s Position: 7
Weeks on Chart: 21

10. “Love Me” by Lil Wayne, Featuring Drake and Future
Peak Position: 10
Last Week’s Position: 19
Weeks on Chart: 6

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News Editor Lindsey DiMattina started her career writing for a series of interior design magazines in South Florida, but moved to NYC on a whim. She dabbled in fashion PR, then took a job doing celebrity reporting. For three years, she broke news about Kim Kardashian, Mariah Carey, Snooki, Bachelor/Bachelorette winners, Teen Moms, and many more. In her spare time, you can find her rocking out to Sugarland or Lil Jon and walking her dog Bene Hendrix (named after the Jimi Hendrix). She never misses an episode of “The Borgias,” “Boardwalk Empire,” or “Game of Thrones."

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