On February 15, more than 31,000 Twitter users shared the names of music and songs they liked in a tweet using the "#musicmonday" hashtag. The week's top songs, as recorded on twit40.com, were "Kings and Queens" by 30 Seconds to Mars, "Rude Boy" by Rihanna, and "Fireflies" by Owl City.
Rihanna's "Rude Boy" is on the list for the first time, after the track was released as a single on February 9 in the US. The single - the second from the singer's Rated R album - is due out February 22 in the UK, and a video premiered online February 10.
Also new to the #MusicMonday selections is Taylor Swift's "Today was a Fairytale," from the just-released film
Valentine's Day. The track was been released as a single, and Swift also performed the song at the 2010 Grammy Awards.
Top #musicmonday songs at twit40.com:
1. "Kings and Queens" - 30 Seconds to Mars
2. "Rude Boy" - Rihanna
3. "Fireflies" - Owl City
4. "Bad Romance" - Lady GaGa
5. "Today Was A Fairytale" - Taylor Swift
6. "Crawl" - Chris Brown
7. "Baby" - Justin Bieber
8. "Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart" - Alicia Keys
9. "Vanilla Twilight" - Owl City
10. "Good Girls Go Bad" - Cobra Starship
At MTV News, producer RedOne was invited to share his #MusicMonday pick of the week with readers. He chose the new remake of "We Are the World," which features artists including Lil Wayne, Céline Dion, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Jennifer Hudson.
#MusicMonday is a weekly Twitter trend that gives Tweeters a chance to find and share music. Users recommend music to their followers, and people looking to discover new music can search the term "#musicmonday" and scroll through thousands of ideas.