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    Top 5 Pop Hits for Week Ending June 8

    Nelly, center, and Brian Kelley, left, and Tyler Hubbard, of musical group Florida Georgia Line, perform at ACM Presents: Tim McGraw's Superstar Summer Night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, April 8, 2013, in Las Vegas.
    Nelly, center, and Brian Kelley, left, and Tyler Hubbard, of musical group Florida Georgia Line, perform at ACM Presents: Tim McGraw's Superstar Summer Night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, April 8, 2013, in Las Vegas.
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    We’re sampling the five most popular tracks on the Billboard Magazine Hot 100 pop singles chart, for the week ending June 8, 2013.

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    Top 5 Songs for Week Ending June 8

    1. "Can't Hold Us" - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Ray Dalton
    2. "Just Give Me a Reason" - Pink featuring Nate Ruess
    3. "Mirrors" - Justin Timberlake
    4. "Get Lucky" - Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams
    5. "Cruise" - Florida Georgia Line featuring Nelly

    Source: Billboard magazine
    It all starts in fifth place, where Florida Georgia Line - a Country act - joins forces with multi-platinum rapper Nelly on "Cruise". This isn’t the first time the St. Louis, Missouri rapper has gone the Country route. Back in 2004, Nelly and Tim McGraw teamed up for “Over And Over.” It hit third place on the Hot 100 chart, while selling more than one million copies in the United States alone.

    A new addition to the top 5 this week is French duo Daft Punk teams with Pharrell Williams for “Get Lucky,” rising six slots to number four. The mysterious French duo members wear robot helmets and go to great lengths to avoid being photographed. That hasn’t stopped them from becoming stars: their latest album Random Access Memories has gone to number one in more than a dozen countries, including the United States.

    Justin Timberlake performs at the MasterCard Priceless Premieres concert on May 5, 2013 in New York.Justin Timberlake performs at the MasterCard Priceless Premieres concert on May 5, 2013 in New York.
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    Justin Timberlake performs at the MasterCard Priceless Premieres concert on May 5, 2013 in New York.
    Justin Timberlake performs at the MasterCard Priceless Premieres concert on May 5, 2013 in New York.
    From here, we step into familiar territory: Justin Timberlake holds in third place with “Mirrors.” You can find it on his album The 20/20 Experience. The album version runs more than eight minutes. It hit number one in the United Kingdom, becoming the longest chart-topping single since 1998, when Oasis hit the top slot with its nine-minute opus, “All Around The World.”

    Spending another week in second place are Pink and Nate Ruess with “Just Give Me A Reason.”  Nate is from the band Fun. Here’s a fun fact for you chart-watchers: this song replaced Bruno Mars’ “When I Was Your Man” at number one. That made them the first back-to-back ballads to top the Hot 100 since May, 2008, when Leona Lewis’ “Bleeding Love” surrendered to Rihanna’s “Take A Bow.”
        
    Ryan Lewis and Macklemore pose for photos at the Yahoo! On the Road Concert Series at Turner Hall, May, 12, 2013 in Milwaukee.Ryan Lewis and Macklemore pose for photos at the Yahoo! On the Road Concert Series at Turner Hall, May, 12, 2013 in Milwaukee.
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    Ryan Lewis and Macklemore pose for photos at the Yahoo! On the Road Concert Series at Turner Hall, May, 12, 2013 in Milwaukee.
    Ryan Lewis and Macklemore pose for photos at the Yahoo! On the Road Concert Series at Turner Hall, May, 12, 2013 in Milwaukee.
    Holding fast to the singles title are Macklemore, Ryan Lewis, and Ray Dalton - with “Can’t Hold Us.”   The future looks bright for the  Seattle, Washington rapper and his producer, Ryan: they’re the first duo to ever hit number one on the Hot 100 with their first two singles.

    Check back next week for the new Top 5 Countdown and other music news.

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