Chart Toppers Contestants guess the Billboard No. 1 hit song based on the artist and a clue to its title. Will our final two contestants score high or — Flo Rida ft. T-Pain, "below average in amount" — low?
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OPHIRA EISENBERG, HOST:

It's time to crown our big winner. Let's bring back our finalist Charlie Rubinovitz, an executive assistant whose boss [expletive] needs to give him more credit.

(APPLAUSE)

EISENBERG: And Allison Kave, who's a baker and a bartender, but she does not do formal pairings.

(APPLAUSE)

EISENBERG: Charlie and Allison, your final round is called Chart Toppers. I'll give you the name of a musical artist and a clue to one of their Billboard No. 1 hit songs. You tell me the name of the song. For example, if I said Lorde, 2015 World Series champions, you'd answer "Royals." Our big winner will receive an ASK ME ANOTHER Rubik's cube signed by Jim Gaffigan. We rolled a 20-sided die backstage, and Allison is going first. Here we go.

Allison - Camila Cabello, the capital of Cuba.

ALLISON KAVE: Oh, my God. Lima - no, that's terrible. I'm sorry. No. I'm wrong. I don't know.

EISENBERG: It's fine. The answer we were looking for was "Havana." Charlie - Fergie, a structure that spans the Thames River.

CHARLIE RUBINOVITZ: "London Bridge."

EISENBERG: That is correct.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: Allison - Jay Sean featuring Lil Wayne, a layer of fine feathers.

KAVE: "Down."

EISENBERG: That is correct.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: Charlie - Lil Wayne featuring Static Major, candy made by Dum Dums and Chupa Chups.

RUBINOVITZ: "Lollipop."

EISENBERG: That is correct.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: Jonathan, what's the score?

JONATHAN COULTON: Well, so far, the score is 2-1, and Charlie's in the lead.

EISENBERG: Allison - D4L, chewy candy brand that comes in flavors like green apple, banana and cherry.

KAVE: Hi-Chew.

EISENBERG: I'm sorry. That is incorrect. We were looking for "Laffy Taffy." Charlie - Desiigner, bear with a diet of 99 percent bamboo.

RUBINOVITZ: "Panda."

EISENBERG: That is correct.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: Allison - Owl City, insects in the Lampyridae family.

KAVE: Butterfly.

EISENBERG: Sorry. That is incorrect. We were looking for "Fireflies." Charlie - Post Malone featuring 21 Savage, video game company known for making "Grand Theft Auto" and "Red Dead Redemption."

RUBINOVITZ: I don't know.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: We were looking for "Rock Star." We're at the halfway point of our questions. Jonathan?

COULTON: Charlie's in the lead, 3-1.

EISENBERG: Allison - Childish Gambino, 1942 book of patriotic photographs co-authored by Eleanor Roosevelt.

KAVE: "Red Bone."

EISENBERG: Sorry. That is incorrect. We were looking for "This Is America."

KAVE: Oh. Yeah, that would make way more sense.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: Charlie - the Weeknd, MTV reality show that starred Lauren Conrad and Kristin Cavallari.

RUBINOVITZ: "Can't Feel My Face."

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: It's one of my favorites. "The Hills" - we were looking for "The Hills." Allison - Sean Paul, physical quantity that can be measured on the Kelvin scale.

KAVE: "Temperature."

EISENBERG: That is correct.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: Charlie - Rihanna featuring Drake, physics concept measured in joules.

RUBINOVITZ: "Work."

EISENBERG: It's correct.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: We're near the end of our questions. What's the score, Jonathan?

COULTON: Well, the score is now 4-2 with Charlie in the lead. Allison, if you get this question wrong, Charlie will win the game.

EISENBERG: Allison - Bruno Mars, a weapon that comes in baseball and pineapple types.

KAVE: "Grenade."

EISENBERG: That is correct.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

COULTON: So it's now 4-3. Charlie, if you get this question right, you will win.

EISENBERG: Charlie - Katy Perry featuring Kanye West, Steven Spielberg movie about a boy named Elliott.

RUBINOVITZ: "E.T."

EISENBERG: That is correct.

(APPLAUSE)

EISENBERG: Congratulations, Charlie. And that's our show. ASK ME ANOTHER'S house musician is Jonathan Coulton.

COULTON: Hey, my name anagrams to thou jolt a cannon.

EISENBERG: Our puzzles were written by Juan Escalante, Madeline Kaplan, Glenn McDonald and senior writer Eric Feinstein, along with additional material by Cara Weinberger and Emily Winter. Our senior supervising producer is Rachel Neil (ph).

ASK ME ANOTHER's produced by Mike Katzif, Travis Larchuk, Kiara Powell (ph), Nancy Sachow (ph), Rommel Wood and our intern, Sean Gol (ph) along with Steve Nelson and Anya Grundmann. We're recorded by Damon Whittemore, Rick Kwan and David Hurtgen. We'd like to thank our home in Brooklyn, N.Y., The Bell House.

COULTON: Hot heel blues.

EISENBERG: And our production partner, WNYC. I'm her ripe begonias.

COULTON: Ophira Eisenberg.

EISENBERG: And this was ASK ME ANOTHER from NPR.

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