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They Were Tops of the Chart in 2010

Lady Gaga and Interscope are among the big winners in Mediabase rankings

Whether wearing a meat dress or a pu-pu-poker face, it was a good year for Lady Gaga — as well as her label, Interscope.

Mediabase, a provider of radio airplay charts, ranked top songs, label share and artists. The company is a division of Premiere Radio Networks, part of Clear Channel.

The top overall artists for radio airplay in 2010 were Lady Gaga, Usher, Rihanna, Katy Perry and Taylor Swift. Also registering in the top rankings were B.O.B, Black Eyed Peas, Ke$ha, Lady Antebellum, Trey Songz and Jason Derulo.

The labels that won the most radio airplay were Interscope, Atlantic and RCA Music Group.

Here are radio’s most-played artists, within each format:

Top 40: Lady Gaga
Rhythmic: Usher
Urban: Trey Songz
Urban AC: Maxwell
Country: Lady Antebellum
AC: Daughtry
Hot AC: Train
Mainstream Rock: Alice in Chains
Active Rock: Three Days Grace
Alternative: Muse
Triple A: John Mayer
Smooth AC: Sade

And here were the top songs by radio play, within each format:

Top 40: Ke$Ha, “Tik Tok”
Rhythmic: Trey Songz, “Say Aah”
Urban: Alicia Keys, “Unthinkable (I’m Ready)”
Urban AC: Usher, “There Goes My Baby”
Country: Josh Turner, “Why Don’t We Just Dance”
AC: Lady Antebellum, “Need You Now”
Hot AC: Train, “Hey, Soul Sister”
Mainstream Rock: Alice in Chains, “Your Decision”
Active Rock: Three Days Grace, “Break”
Alternative: Muse, “Uprising”
Triple A: Pearl Jam, “Just Breathe”
Smooth AC: Spencer Day, “Till You Come to Me”
Gospel: Marvin Sapp, “The Best in Me”
Christian AC: Kutless, “What Faith Can Do”
Regional Mexican: Banda Los Recoditos, “Ando Bien Pedo”
Spanish Contemporary: Camila, “Mientes”
Tropical: Aventura, “Dile Al Amor”

You can read the details in Mediabase’s charts here (PDF).