Twitter #MusicMonday top songs: Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Paramore

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On February 22, tens of thousands of Twitter users shared the names of songs they liked in a tweet using the "#musicmonday" hashtag. The week's top tracks, as recorded on twit40.com, were "Baby" by Justin Bieber, "Bad Romance" by Lady Gaga, and "Fireflies" by Owl City.

Released in January, "Baby" is the best-selling single to date for Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber. From the singer's forthcoming My World 2.0 album, the track features rapper Ludacris, who co-wrote the track, and has received positive reviews for the complementary contributions of the two artists.

A new pick this Music Monday was Paramore's "The Only Exception." The American rock band released the single on February 22 (it is due out on April 5 in the UK) from its US gold-certified album Brand New Eyes, which was released in September 2009 and has also topped charts in the UK, Australia, and Ireland.

Top #musicmonday songs at twit40.com:

#1 "Baby" - Justin Bieber
#2 "Bad Romance" - Lady Gaga
#3 "Fireflies" - Owl City
#4 "Rude Boy" - Rihanna
#5 "Kings And Queens" - 30 Seconds to Mars
#6 "The Only Exception" - Paramore
#7 "One Time" - Justin Bieber
#8 "Pursuit of Happiness" - Kid Cudi
#9 "Sex Therapy" - Robin Thicke
#10 "One Less Lonely Girl" - Justin Bieber

At MTV News, Robin Thicke was invited to share his current favorite track for a weekly #MusicMonday blog post. The R&B singer, who is about to begin a US tour as the opening act for Alicia Keys, chose to support the artist by recommending Jay-Z and Keys's "Empire State of Mind," calling it "an immediate classic for the rest of time."

#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.

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