Flo Rida tops Hot 100 a fifth time

Kelly Clarkson's 'Idol' elimination tune debuts strong

As Flo Rida, Lady GaGa and Kelly Clarkson continue their chart feats in the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 this week, it’s Carrie Underwood who scores the top debut.

Underwood’s “Home Sweet Home,” the new elimination theme song for “American Idol,” debuted at No. 21 on the Hot 100 -- propelled by 112,000 digital downloads. Proceeds from the downloads benefit the Humane Society of the United States.

In this week’s top 10, Flo Rida’s “Right Round” is in its fifth week at No. 1, followed by T.I. feat. Justin Timberlake’s “Dead and Gone,” which continues to hold at No. 2. Lady GaGa’s “Poker Face” held at No. 3 but was the chart’s greatest airplay gainer. Soulja Boy feat. Sammie’s “Kiss Me Through the Phone” also remains in its No. 4 position, but Kelly Clarkson’s “My Life Would Suck Without You” leaps four spots to No. 5.

Clarkson’s single got a 38% download gain, moving 141,000 tracks, with the release of her new album “All I Ever Wanted.”

Rounding out the top 10 are the All-American Rejects’ “Gives You Hell,” dropping one spot to No. 6; Kanye West’s “Heartless,” up one spot to No. 7; Jamie Foxx feat. T-Pain’s “Blame It,” up two positions to No. 8; Miley Cyrus’ “The Climb,” down three to No. 9; and Lady GaGa feat. Colby O’Donis’ “Just Dance, dropping three spots to No. 10.

The week’s next-highest debut after Underwood’s is Keith Urban’s “Kiss a Girl,” entering the Hot 100 at No. 51. Miley Cyrus doubles up on the chart with a new entry, “Hoedown Throwdown,” entering at No. 56. Another new song from Kelly Clarkson, “Already Gone,” debuts at No. 70.

Other chart newbies include the Black Eyed Peas’ “Boom Boom Pow,” the group’s first Hot 100 entry since “My Humps” went to No. 3 in 2005. Coming in at No. 96 is Plies feat. Ashanti with “Want It, Need It.”

Also this week, Pearl Jam earns its fourth No. 1 on the Modern Rock chart as "Brother" rises from No. 4 to No. 1. “Brother,” one of six previously unreleased tracks from the March 24 reissue of Pearl Jam's debut album "Ten," follows the band's previous No. 1s "Daughter" (1993), "Who You Are" (1996) and "World Wide Suicide" (2006).

Darius Rucker becomes the first male artist to send his first two entries on the Hot Country Songs chart to No. 1 since Clay Walker 15 years ago, as "It Won't Be Like This for Long" ascends 2-1. Rucker's "Don't Think I Don't Think About It," the first single from his debut country album, "Learn to Live," led for two weeks in October.

Additional reporting by Keith Caulfield and Silvio Pietroluongo.