‘We Found Love’ stays at #1 on Billboard Hot 100 for the 8th week!

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With an eighth week atop the Billboard Hot 100 for “We Found Love,” featuring Calvin Harris, Rihanna links her longest command of the list.

The song’s reign bests the seven-week rules of two of her prior leaders: 2007’s “Umbrella,” featuring Jay-Z, and last year’s “Love the Way You Lie,” on which she assisted Eminem.

“Found” also takes over as the longest-leading No. 1 on the Hot 100 this year (just beating the buzzer, as this week’s Billboard charts are dated Dec. 31, 2011). The song had been tied with Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep” – the year’s No. 1 Hot 100 song – for the chart’s longest penthouse residence this year.

Here is a look at the titles to tally the most weeks atop the Hot 100 in 2011:

8 weeks: “We Found Love,” Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris
7, “Rolling in the Deep,” Adele
6, “Born This Way,” Lady Gaga
6, “Party Rock Anthem,” LMFAO featuring Lauren Bennett & GoonRock
5, “E.T.,” Katy Perry featuring Kanye West
5, “Someone Like You,” Adele

The last song to top the Hot 100 for a longer span than “Found”? Ke$ha’s “TiK ToK,” which began a nine-week domination in January 2010. (Read on for news on Ke$ha’s latest Hot 100 appearance).

“Found” remains at No. 1 on the Hot 100 by logging a fifth week atop Radio Songs with 148 million all-format audience impressions (up 1%), according to Nielsen BDS. On Digital Songs, the track holds at No. 2 for a fourth frame, after five weeks at No. 1, with 149,000 downloads sold (down less than 1%), according to Nielsen SoundScan.

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