Chicago’s Top 20 songs

The honeymoon’s over, at least in Chicago. Beyonce’s mega-hit has finally slipped out of No. 1 in Our Town’s hot local songs chart conquered by none other than Chicago’s Kanye West, whose “Heartless” seems to be a slow-burn hit.

But be wary, Mr. West. Entering the chart this week is another woman who’s difficult to unseat once she hits the top of the chart, Kelly Clarkson. And people seem to be going ape-crazy over her new song.

Here are this week’s top 20 songs based on Chicago-area radio airplay …

1. (2) “HEARTLESS” by KANYE WEST

2. (1) “SINGLE LADIES (PUT A RING ON IT)” by BEYONCE

3. (3) “JUST DANCE” by LADY GAGA feat. COLBY ODONIS

4. (4) “LIVE YOUR LIFE” by T.I. feat. RIHANNA

5. (6) “LET IT ROCK” by KEVIN RUDOLF feat. LIL WAYNE

6. (5) “DEAD AND GONE” by T.I. feat. JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE

7. (7) “RIGHT NOW (NA NA NA)” by AKON

8. (9) “SHE GOT HER OWN” by NE-YO feat. JAMIE FOXX & FABOLOUS

9. (8) “LOVE STORY” by TAYLOR SWIFT

10. (16) “RIGHT ROUND” by FLO RIDA

11. (11) “CHOPPED” by T-PAIN feat. LUDACRIS

12. (10) “CIRCUS” by BRITNEY SPEARS

13. (13) “I HATE THIS PART” by THE PUSSYCAT DOLLS

14. (re-entry) “YOU FOUND ME” by THE FRAY

15. (14) “TRADING PLACES” by USHER

16. (19) “MISS INDEPENDENT” by NE-YO

17. (new) “MY LIFE WOULD SUCK WITHOUT YOU” by KELLY CLARKSON

18. (new) “JUST LIKE ME” by JAMIE FOXX feat. T.I.

19. (18) “BROKEN” by LIFEHOUSE

20. (15) “CLOSER” by NE-YO

Numbers in parentheses denote last week’s position on the chart.

Courtesy of SoundScan

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