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"Life" good for Kelly Clarkson on singles chart

NEW YORK (Billboard) - Inaugural “American Idol” champ Kelly Clarkson ruled the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart on Thursday with “My Life Would Suck Without You,” a week after the tune vaulted a record 96 places to the top.

Beyonce’s former chart-topper “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” rebounded one place to No. 2, as Kanye West’s “Heartless” also rose one, to a new peak of No. 3. Lady GaGa’s “Just Dance” fell two to No. 4.

Taylor Swift’s “Love Story” and the All-American Rejects’ “Gives You Hell” kept their spots warm at No. 5 and No. 6, respectively. The Fray’s “You Found Me” rose one to No. 7, swapping places with T.I.’s “Live Your Life.”

Britney Spears’ “Circus” and Jason Mraz’ “I’m Yours” held tight at Nos. 9 and 10, respectively.

“Prom Queen,” rapper Lil Wayne’s first foray into rock music, rolled onto the Hot 100 at No. 17, the highest debuting single of the calendar year. Only one other song has entered the chart inside the top 50 in 2009. U2’s “Get On Your Boots” opened last week at No. 37, and slid to No. 96 this week.

Also new to the Hot 100 were Flo Rida’s “Right Round” at No. 74, Leona Lewis’ “I Will Be” at No. 94, Jake Owen’s “Don’t Think I Can’t Love You” at No. 98 and Yung L.A.’s “Ain’t I” featuring Young Dro & T.I. at No. 100.