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Bruno Mars (’It Will Rain’) edges out Rihanna (’We Found Love’) for top Atlanta radio song

Bruno-Mars-It-Will-Rain-LyricsIt’s a barn burner for most played song in Atlanta this past week.

Bruno Mars, who has had a string of hits lately with “Just the Way You Are, “Grenade” and “The Lazy Song,” hits the top spot in Atlanta with “It Will Rain” from the latest “Twilight” film. Three stations spun it 231  spins.

It saw a whopping gain of 83 spins this past week, with mid-rotation on Star (28 spins) and top rotation on Q100 (91) and Wild 105.7 (112).

Rihanna has been pumping out even more big songs over a longer period of time. Over the past two years, she has been at the top of Atlanta radio with songs such as “Rude Boy,” “S&M” and “What’s My Name?” Now she has “We Found Love,” which has top rotational spins on Q100 (89) and Wild (a whopping 125). She has one spin each on Star, Hot and V-103. But she falls 14 spins short of Bruno Mars with 217.

The No. 1 song for eight non-consecutive weeks, Maroon 5’s ‘Moves Like Jagger, took a major tumble, losing 99 spins in the past week and falling to 12th place.

And Merry Christmas! Nat King Cole’s “The Christmas Song” made the top 10!

Here are the top 10 in Atlanta radio, courtesy of Mediabase 24/7
1. Bruno Mars “It Will Rain” 231 (+83)
2. Rihanna “We Found Love” 217 (-4)
3. Gym Class Heroes “Stereo Hearts 205 (-1)
4. Katy Perry “The One That Got Away 172 (+6)
5. Jay Z & Kanye West “N**** in Paris” 157 (+10)
6. David Guetta “Without You” 157 (-5)
7. Wale “Lotus Flower ” 155 (+13)
8. Adele “Someone Like You” 153(-4)
9. Nat King Cole “The Christmas Song” 146 (+71)
10. LMFAO “Sexy and I Know It” 141 (+32)

Top 5 songs at local stations, plus any new songs they added the past two weeks:

V-103
1. Wale “Lotus Flower”
2. Young Jeezy “I Do”
3. Beyonce “Party”
4. Wale “That Way”
5. J. Cole “Can’t Get Enough”
ADDS: Jay Z and Kanye West “Gotta Have It”

Hot 107.9
1. Wale “Lotus Flower”
2. Jay Z & Kanye West “N**** in Paris”
3. Drake “Make Me Proud”
4. Beyonce “Party”
5. Chris Brown “Wet the Bed”
ADDS: Chris Brown “Strip,” Beyonce “Countdown”

Kiss 104.1 (which went all Christmas a few days earlier)
1. R. Kelly “Love Letter”
2. Tyrese “Stay”
3. Cee Lo Green “Fool for You”
4. Musiq Soulchild “Yes”
5. Charlie Wilson “Life of the Party”

Majic 107.5/97.5
1. Ledisi “Stay Together”
2. Cee Lo Green “Fool For You”
3. Jill Scott “So in Love”
4. KEM “If It’s Love”
5. Jill Scott “So Gone”

Wild 105.7
1. Rihanna “We Found Love”
2. Gym Class Heroes “Stereo Hearts”
3. Bruno Mars “It Will Rain”
4. LMFAO “Sexy and I Know It”
5. Flo Rida “Good Feeling”
ADDS: David Guetta “Turn Me On,” Lil Wayne “Mirror”

Q100
1. Bruno Mars “It Will Rain”
2. David Guetta “Without You”
3. Rihanna “We Found Love”
4. Gym Class Heroes “Stereo Hearts”
5. Katy Perry “The One That Got Away”
ADDS: Jessie J “Domino”

Star 94
1. Foster the People “Pumped Up Kicks”
2. Lady Antebellum “Just a Kiss”
3. Adele “Someone Like You”
4. The Band Perry “If I Die Young”
5. Gavin DeGraw “Not Over You”
ADDS: Bruno Mars “It Will Rain”

B98.5
1. Bobby Helms “Jingle Bell Rock”
2. Brenda Lee “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree”
3. John Lennon “Happy XMas/War is Over”
4. Andy Williams “Most Wonderful Time of Year”
5. Nat King Cole “The Christmas Song”

Atlanta’s Greatest Hits
1. Band-Aid “Do They Know It’s Christmas?”
2. Jimmy Buffett “Margaritaville”
3. Thelma Houston “Don’t Leave Me This Way”
4. Bruce Springsteen “Santa Claus is Coming to Town”
5. Ronettes “Sleigh Ride”

Fish 104.7
1. Casting Crowns “Joyful, Joyful”
2. Trans-Siberan Orchestra “Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24″
3. MercyMe “What Child is This?”
4. Third Day “What Child is This?”
5. MercyMe “Joseph’s Lullaby”

Praise 102.5
1. Isaac Carree “In the Middle”
2. Yolanda Adams “Be Still”
3. Earnest Pugh “I Need Your Glory”
4. VaShawn Mitchell “Nobody Greater”
5. James Fortune & Fiya “Still Able”

94.9/The Bull
1. Jason Aldean “Tattoos on the Town”
2. Rascal Flatts “Easy”
3. Zac Brown Band “Keep Me in Mind”
4. Lady Antebellum “We Owned the Night”
5. Blake Shelton “God Gave You”
ADDS: Miranda Lambert “Over You,” Blake Shelton “Drink On It”

Kicks 101.5
1. Miranda Lambert “Baggage Claim”
2. Zac Brown Band “Keep Me in Mind”
3. Jason Aldean “Tattoos on This Town”
4. Rascal Flatts “Easy”
5. Lady Antebellum “We Owned This Night”

Project 9-6-1
1. Five Finger Death Punch “Under and Over It”
2. Staind “Not Again”
3. Foo Fighters “Walk”
4. Chevelle “Face to the Floor”
5. Skillet “Awake and Alive
ADDS: Foo Fighters “These Days,” Five Finger Death Punch “Remember Everything”

Dave FM
1. Ryan Adams “Lucky Now”
2. Adele “Set Fire to the Rain”
3. Mayer Hawthorne “The Walk”
4. Coldplay “Paradise”
5. Black Keys “Lonely Boy”
ADDS: Foster the People “Don’t Stop,” Gotye “Somebody That I Used To Know”

Rock 100.5
1. Bush “The Sound of Winter”
2. Seether “Tonight”
3. Foo Fighters “Walk”
4. Chickenfoot “Big Foot”
5. Red Hot Chilli Peppers “Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie”

97.1/The River
1. Van Halen “Jamie’s Cryin’ ”
2. Boston “Rock & Roll Band”
3. Queen “We are the Champions/We Will Rock You”
4. Led Zeppelin “Black Dog”
5. ZZ Top “Tush”

CREDIT: Mediabase 24/7

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