List of Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles of 2012

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Rihanna's "Diamonds" makes her one of the three artists with the fifth-most number ones in the chart's history.[1]

The Billboard Hot 100 is a chart that ranks the best-performing songs of the United States. Its data, published by Billboard magazine and compiled by Nielsen SoundScan, is based collectively on each single's weekly physical and digital sales, as well as airplay. Throughout 2012, a total of 12 singles claimed the number-one position. Although 13 singles topped the chart, singer Rihanna's "We Found Love", featuring Calvin Harris, had previously spent eight weeks atop the chart in late 2011, and thus excluded.[2][not in citation given]

In 2012, six acts achieved their first US number-one single, either as a lead artist or a featured guest: Fun, Janelle Monáe, Gotye, Kimbra, Carly Rae Jepsen and Taylor Swift. Two collaboration singles topped the chart, "We Are Young" and "Somebody That I Used to Know". Throughout the year, no musical acts achieved multiple number-one singles.[A] Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know", featuring Kimbra, became the year's biggest-selling single, topping the Billboard Year-End Hot 100.[3]

Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" and Maroon 5's "One More Night" tied for the longest-running number-one single of the year, both spending nine consecutive weeks atop the chart.[4][5] Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know" was the second longest-running one, topping the Hot 100 for eight consecutive weeks.[6] Both Fun's "We Are Young and Bruno Mars' "Locked Out of Heaven" spent a total of six weeks at number one,[B][7][8] while Rihanna's "Diamonds", Kelly Clarkson's "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" and Taylor Swift's "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together", tied with three weeks atop the chart.[9][10][11] "Diamonds" is Rihanna's twelfth Hot 100 number-one single, tying her with Madonna and The Supremes as the artists with the fifth-most number ones in the chart's history.[1]

Chart history

Gotye performing live with his microphone, while closing his eyes.
Gotye earned his first Hot 100 number-one with "Somebody That I Used to Know", featuring Kimbra. In overall chart progress the single became Billboard's best performing song of the year.
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Carly Rae Jepsen earned her first chart number-one with "Call Me Maybe", which tied with One More Night" as the longest-running chart-topper of the year.[4]
Maroon 5's "One More Night" tied with Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" to become the longest-running chart-topper of the year
Key
Best performing single of 2012 Indicates best-performing single of 2012
Issue date Song Artist(s) Ref.
January 7 "Sexy and I Know It" LMFAO [12]
January 14 [13]
January 21 "We Found Love" Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris [14]
January 28 [15]
February 4 "Set Fire to the Rain" Adele [16]
February 11 [17]
February 18 "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" Kelly Clarkson [18]
February 25 [19]
March 3 "Part of Me" Katy Perry [20]
March 10 "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" Kelly Clarkson [10]
March 17 "We Are Young" Fun featuring Janelle Monáe [21]
March 24 [22]
March 31 [23]
April 7 [24]
April 14 [25]
April 21 [7]
April 28 "Somebody That I Used to Know"dagger Gotye featuring Kimbra [26]
May 5 [27]
May 12 [28]
May 19 [29]
May 26 [30]
June 2 [31]
June 9 [6]
June 16 [32]
June 23 "Call Me Maybe" Carly Rae Jepsen [33]
June 30 [34]
July 7 [35]
July 14 [36]
July 21 [37]
July 28 [38]
August 4 [39]
August 11 [40]
August 18 [4]
August 25 "Whistle" Flo Rida [41]
September 1 "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" Taylor Swift [42]
September 8 [43]
September 15 "Whistle" Flo Rida [44]
September 22 "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" Taylor Swift [11]
September 29 "One More Night" Maroon 5 [45]
October 6 [46]
October 13 [47]
October 20 [48]
October 27 [49]
November 3 [50]
November 10 [51]
November 17 [52]
November 24 [5]
December 1 "Diamonds" Rihanna [1]
December 8 [53]
December 15 [9]
December 22 "Locked Out of Heaven" Bruno Mars [54]
December 29 [55]

See also

Notes

  • A ^ Rihanna achieved two number-one singles in 2012, "We Found Love" and "Diamonds". However, the former was excluded from the count because it previously topped the Hot 100 in late 2011.[2]
  • B ^ "Locked Out of Heaven" spent two weeks atop the Hot 100 in 2012 and four weeks in 2013.[55][56] Combined, the single peaked at number one on the chart for a total of six weeks.[56]

References

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  2. ^ a b Trust, Gary (2011-12-21). "Rihanna's 'Love' Her Longest-Leading Hot 100 No. 1". Billboard (Prometheus Global Media). Retrieved 2011-12-21. 
  3. ^ "Hot 100 – 2012 Year-End chart". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2012. Retrieved 2012-12-08. 
  4. ^ a b c Trust, Gary (2012-08-08). "Carly Rae Jepsen Claims Longest Hot 100 No. 1 Run of 2012". Billboard (Prometheus Global Media). Retrieved 2012-08-08. 
  5. ^ a b Trust, Gary (2012-11-14). "Maroon 5's 'One More Night' Ties for Hot 100's Longest Lead This Year". Billboard (Prometheus Global Media). Retrieved 2012-11-14. 
  6. ^ a b Trust, Gary (2012-05-30). "Phillip Phillips Storms Hot 100's Top 10, Gotye Has Year's Longest-Running No. 1". Billboard (Nielson Business Media, Inc). Retrieved 2012-05-30. 
  7. ^ a b Trust, Gary (2012-04-11). "Hot 100: Fun. Makes Digital Sales History in Sixth Week at No. 1". Billboard (Nielson Business Media, Inc). Retrieved 2012-04-11. 
  8. ^ Trust, Gary (2013-01-16). "Bruno Mars Leads Hot 100 as Justin Timberlake's 'Suit & Tie' Debuts". Billboard. Retrieved 2013-01-16. 
  9. ^ a b Trust, Gary (2012-12-05). "Rihanna Remains Atop Hot 100, Adds Radio Songs Reign". Billboard (Prometheus Global Media). Retrieved 2012-12-05. 
  10. ^ a b Trust, Gary (2012-02-29). "Kelly Clarkson Returns to Hot 100 Peak, The Wanted Hit Top 10". Billboard (Prometheus Global Media). Retrieved 2012-02-29. 
  11. ^ a b Trust, Gary (2012-09-12). "Taylor Swift's 'Never' Is Hot 100's Longest-Leading Country Song Since 1980". Billboard (Prometheus Global Media). Retrieved 2012-09-12. 
  12. ^ Trust, Gary (2011-12-28). "LMFAO Brings 'Sexy' To Hot 100 Summit". Billboard (Prometheus Global Media). Retrieved 2011-12-28. 
  13. ^ Trust, Gary (2012-01-04). "LMFAO Still 'Sexy' Atop Hot 100". Billboard (Prometheus Global Media). Retrieved 2012-01-04. 
  14. ^ Trust, Gary (2012-01-11). "Rihanna Renews 'Love' Affair Atop Hot 100". Billboard (Prometheus Global Media). Retrieved 2012-01-11. 
  15. ^ Trust, Gary (2012-01-18). "Rihanna's 'Love' Scores A Perfect 10 Atop Hot 100". Billboard (Prometheus Global Media). Retrieved 2012-01-18. 
  16. ^ Trust, Gary (2012-01-25). "Adele's 'Fire' Burns Path to Hot 100 Summit". Billboard (Prometheus Global Media). Retrieved 2012-01-25. 
  17. ^ Trust, Gary (2012-02-01). "Adele Atop Hot 100, But Kelly Clarkson Getting 'Stronger' at No. 2". Billboard (Prometheus Global Media). Retrieved 2012-02-01. 
  18. ^ Trust, Gary (2012-02-08). "Kelly Clarkson Drives 'Stronger' to Hot 100 Summit". Billboard (Prometheus Global Media). Retrieved 2012-02-08. 
  19. ^ Trust, Gary (2012-02-15). "Whitney Houston Returns to Hot 100's Top 10 with 'I Will Always Love You'". Billboard (Prometheus Global Media). Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  20. ^ Trust, Gary (2012-02-22). "Katy Perry's 'Part of Me' Debuts Atop Hot 100". Billboard (Prometheus Global Media). Retrieved 2012-02-22. 
  21. ^ Trust, Gary (2012-03-07). "Fun.-tastic! 'We Are Young' Tops Hot 100". Billboard (Prometheus Global Media). Retrieved 2012-03-07. 
  22. ^ Trust, Gary (2012-03-14). "Fun.'s 'We Are Young' Remains Atop Revised Hot 100". Billboard (Prometheus Global Media). Retrieved 2012-03-14. 
  23. ^ Trust, Gary (2012-03-21). "Fun. Still No. 1 on Hot 100, Flo Rida Enters Top 10". Billboard (Prometheus Global Media). Retrieved 2012-03-21. 
  24. ^ Trust, Gary (2012-03-28). "Fun. Notch Fourth Week Atop Billboard Hot 100". Billboard (Nielson Business Media, Inc). Retrieved 2012-03-28. 
  25. ^ Trust, Gary (2012-04-04). "Justin Bieber's 'Boyfriend' Debuts at No. 2 on Hot 100". Billboard (Nielson Business Media, Inc). Retrieved 2012-04-04. 
  26. ^ Trust, Gary (2012-04-18). "Gotye's 'Somebody That I Used to Know' Roars to No. 1 on Hot 100". Billboard (Prometheus Global Media). Retrieved 2012-04-18. 
  27. ^ Trust, Gary (2012-04-25). "Maroon 5's 'Payphone' Charges Onto Hot 100". Billboard (Nielson Business Media, Inc). Retrieved 2012-04-25. 
  28. ^ Trust, Gary (2012-05-02). "Gotye Still Atop Hot 100, Carly Rae Jepsen Hits Top 5". Billboard (Nielson Business Media, Inc). Retrieved 2012-05-02. 
  29. ^ Trust, Gary (2012-05-09). "Gotye's Hot 100 Leader Expands Multi-Format Domination". Billboard (Nielson Business Media, Inc). Retrieved 2012-05-09. 
  30. ^ Trust, Gary (2012-05-16). "Train's 'Drive By' Completes Trip to Hot 100's Top 10". Billboard (Nielson Business Media, Inc). Retrieved 2012-05-16. 
  31. ^ Trust, Gary (2012-05-23). "Carly Rae Jepsen Jumps to No. 2 on Hot 100, Gotye Still No. 1". Billboard (Nielson Business Media, Inc). Retrieved 2012-05-23. 
  32. ^ Trust, Gary (2012-06-06). "Rihanna Scores 22nd Hot 100 Top 10, Gotye No. 1 for Eighth Week". Billboard (Nielson Business Media, Inc). Retrieved 2012-06-06. 
  33. ^ Trust, Gary (2012-06-13). "Carly Rae Jepsen Hits No. 1: 'Call' Connects Atop Hot 100". Billboard (Prometheus Global Media). Retrieved 2012-06-13. 
  34. ^ Trust, Gary (2012-06-20). "Carly Rae Jepsen Continues New Artists' Dominance Atop Hot 100". Billboard (Prometheus Global Media). Retrieved 2012-06-20. 
  35. ^ Trust, Gary (2012-06-27). "Usher, Ellie Goulding Hit Hot 100's Top 10; Carly Rae Jepsen Still No. 1". Billboard (Prometheus Global Media). Retrieved 2012-06-27. 
  36. ^ Trust, Gary (2012-07-04). "Long-Distance 'Call': Carly Rae Jepsen Still Atop Hot 100". Billboard (Prometheus Global Media). Retrieved 2012-07-04. 
  37. ^ Trust, Gary (2012-07-11). "Carly Rae Jepsen Still No. 1, Nicki Minaj Makes History On Hot 100". Billboard (Prometheus Global Media). Retrieved 2012-07-11. 
  38. ^ Trust, Gary (2012-07-18). "Pink Plants a Big 'Kiss' in Hot 100's Top 10". Billboard (Prometheus Global Media). Retrieved 2012-07-18. 
  39. ^ Trust, Gary (2012-07-25). "Carly Rae Jepsen's 'Call Me Maybe' Spends Seventh Week Atop Hot 100". Billboard (Prometheus Global Media). Retrieved 2012-07-25. 
  40. ^ Trust, Gary (2012-08-01). "Carly Rae Jepsen Ties Gotye for Hot 100's Longest Rule This Year". Billboard (Prometheus Global Media). Retrieved 2012-08-01. 
  41. ^ Trust, Gary (2012-08-15). "Flo Rida's 'Whistle' Works Way to Top of Hot 100". Billboard (Prometheus Global Media). Retrieved 2012-08-15. 
  42. ^ Trust, Gary (2012-08-22). "Taylor Swift Scores First Hot 100 No. 1". Billboard (Prometheus Global Media). Retrieved 2012-08-22. 
  43. ^ Trust, Gary (2012-08-29). "Taylor Swift's 'Never Ever' Fever Persists At No. 1 On Hot 100". Billboard (Prometheus Global Media). Retrieved 2012-08-29. 
  44. ^ Trust, Gary (2012-09-05). "Flo Rida's 'Whistle' Returns to No. 1 on Hot 100". Billboard (Prometheus Global Media). Retrieved 2012-09-05. 
  45. ^ Trust, Gary (2012-09-19). "Maroon 5 Reaches No. 1 On Hot 100 with 'One More Night'". Billboard (Prometheus Global Media). Retrieved 2012-09-19. 
  46. ^ Trust, Gary (2012-09-26). "Maroon 5 Still Tops Hot 100, PSY One Step From No. 1". Billboard (Prometheus Global Media). Retrieved 2012-09-26. 
  47. ^ Trust, Gary (2012-10-03). "Psy Can't Beat Maroon 5 in Close Race for Hot 100's Top Spot". Billboard (Prometheus Global Media). Retrieved 2012-10-03. 
  48. ^ Trust, Gary (2012-10-10). "Maroon 5 Keeps PSY Out of Hot 100's Summit Again". Billboard (Prometheus Global Media). Retrieved 2012-10-10. 
  49. ^ Trust, Gary (2012-10-17). "PSY Still Stuck At No. 2 as Maroon 5 Tops Hot 100". Billboard (Prometheus Global Media). Retrieved 2012-10-17. 
  50. ^ Trust, Gary (2012-10-24). "Maroon 5 Spend 'One More' Week Atop Hot 100". Billboard (Prometheus Global Media). Retrieved 2012-10-24. 
  51. ^ Trust, Gary (2012-10-31). "Maroon 5, PSY Spend a Sixth Week in Hot 100's Top Spots". Billboard (Prometheus Global Media). Retrieved 2012-10-31. 
  52. ^ Trust, Gary (2012-11-07). "Maroon 5 Spends Eighth Week Atop Hot 100". Billboard (Prometheus Global Media). Retrieved 2012-11-07. 
  53. ^ Trust, Gary (2012-11-28). "Rihanna Scores Double Domination Atop Hot 100, Billboard 200". Billboard (Prometheus Global Media). Retrieved 2012-11-28. 
  54. ^ Trust, Gary (2012-12-12). "Bruno Mars Makes 'Heaven'-ly Ascent To No. 1 On Hot 100". Billboard (Prometheus Global Media). Retrieved 2012-12-12. 
  55. ^ a b Trust, Gary (2012-12-12). "Bruno Mars Has Top Hot 100 Spot 'Locked' Up Again". Billboard (Prometheus Global Media). Retrieved 2012-12-19. 
  56. ^ a b Gary, Trust (2013-01-16). "Bruno Mars Leads Hot 100 as Justin Timberlake's 'Suit & Tie' Debuts". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2013-05-24. 

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