Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are the first act to have two of the top three hits on the Hot 100 in the same week since Rihanna scored in October 2010 with Eminem’s “Love The Way You Lie” (on which she was featured) and her own “Only Girl (In The World).” They’re the first duo or group to achieve the feat this since the Black Eyed Peas scored in 2009 with “Boom Boom Pow” and “I Gotta Feeling.”
A third song by the duo, “Same Love” (featuring Mary Lambert), rebounds from #100 to #93 in its sixth week. The song has climbed as high as #89.
“Thrift Shop” and “Can’t Hold Us” have sold a combined total of 7,058,000 copies in the U.S. The Heist has sold 610,000 copies. That dramatizes how we’re living in a singles market. (Of course, new and previously unproven acts like Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are the most prone to having this lopsided result.)
On Hot Digital Songs, “Just Give Me A Reason” is #1 for the fourth time the past five weeks. That’s the longest run at #1 on the digital chart for a female-led collabo since “We Found Love” by Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris had five weeks on top in late 2011.
“Gentleman” jumps to #1 on Dance/Electronic Songs, displacing “Feel This Moment” by Pitbull featuring Christina Aguilera.
Here's the low-down on this week's top 10 songs.
The Top Five: “Just Give Me A Reason” by P!nk featuring Nate Ruess holds at #1 for the second week in its 10th week on the chart. This is its sixth week in the top 10. Digital sales rank: #1 (262K)…“Can’t Hold Us” by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton jumps from #5 to #2 in its 11th week. This is its third week in the top 10. Digital sales rank: #2 (245K)…“Thrift Shop” by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz dips from #2 to #3 in its 29th week on the chart. This is its 18th week in the top 10. Digital sales rank: #4 (147K)…Bruno Mars’ “When I Was Your Man” dips from #3 to #4 in its 18th week on the chart. This is its 11th week in the top 10. Digital sales rank: #7 (128)…PSY’s “Gentleman” vaults from #12 to #5 in its second week on the chart. It’s his second top 10 hit. Digital sales rank: #20 (72K).
The Second Five: “Stay” by Rihanna featuring Mikky Ekko drops from #4 to #6 in its 11th week on the chart. This is its 10th week in the top 10. Digital sales rank: #3 (162K)… Justin Timberlake’s “Mirrors” holds at #7 for the second week in its 10th week on the chart. This is its second week in the top 10. Digital sales rank: #5 (142K)…“Suit & Tie” by Justin Timberlake featuring Jay-Z drops from #6 to #8 in its 15th week on the chart. This is its 12th week in the top 10. Digital sales rank: #17 (83K)… “Feel This Moment” by Pitbull featuring Christina Aguilera dips from #8 to #9 in its 13th week on the chart. This is its fifth week in the top 10. Digital sales rank: #15 (86K)…Drake’s “Started From The Bottom” dips from #9 to #10 in its 11th week on the chart. This is its 10th week in the top 10. Digital sales rank: #21 (71K).
Demi Lovato’s “Heart Attack” dips from #10 to #11 in its eighth week.
Florida Georgia Line’s “Cruise” drops from #11 to #14 in its 29th week. The song climbed as high as #8. Digital sales rank: #6 (129K). The song holds at #1 on Hot Country Songs for the eighth week. This is the longest run at #1 by an ongoing duo since “Don’t Let Me Cross Over” by the husband-and-wife duo Carl Butler and Pearl topped the chart for 11 weeks in 1962-1963. Florida Georgia Line’s follow-up, “Get Your Shine On,” rebounds from #41 to #35 in its 13th week on the Hot 100.
Fall Out Boy lands its sixth top 20 hit as “My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up)” leaps from #30 to #15 in its 11th week. The group’s album, Save Rock And Roll, enters The Billboard 200 at #1 this week.
“Power Trip” by J. Cole featuring Miguel jumps from #26 to #21 in its 10th week. It’s about to become J. Cole’s second top 20 hit, following “Work Out” (#13 in 2012)…Selena Gomez’s “Come & Get It” vaults from #45 to #22 in its second week…Taylor Swift’s “22” jumps from #32 to #24 in its eighth week… “Troublemaker” by Olly Murs featuring Flo Rida rebounds from #39 to #31 in its 14th week. The song has climbed as high as #29.
Emeli Sande’s “Next To Me” jumps from #57 to #46 in its ninth week…Anna Kendrick’s “Cups (Pitch Perfect’s When I’m Gone)” jumps from #85 to #59 in its 17th week. Pitch Perfect is in its 16th week as the highest-charting soundtrack to a theatrically-released film… “All Around The World” by Justin Bieber featuring Ludacris rebounds from #74 to #65 in its eighth week. The song has climbed as high as #22.
Miguel’s “How Many Drinks?” debuts at #88. It’s from his album Kaleidoscope Dream, which reached #3 on The Billboard 200. The song contains a sample of the contemporary standard “We’ve Only Just Begun,” as performed by O’Donel Levy. The Paul Williams-Roger Nichols tune received a Grammy nomination for Song of the Year for 1970…“Blurred Lines” by Robin Thicke featuring T.I. and Pharrell Williams debuts at #94…“Beat It” by Sean Kingston featuring Chris Brown & Wiz Khalifa debuts at #98. It’s from Kingston’s upcoming third studio album, Back 2 Life…“Freaks” by French Montana featuring Nicki Minaj re-enters the chart at #99. The song has climbed as high as #77.
“The Motto” by Drake featuring Lil Wayne tops the 3 million mark this week. The song reached the top 20 on the Hot 100. It’s Drake’s second best-selling hit. “Forever,” featuring Kanye West, Lil Wayne and Eminem, has sold 3,265,000.
R.I.P. Richie Havens, whose evocative version of George Harrison’s “Here Comes The Sun” reached #16 in May 1971, died this week. He was 72. The song appeared on the Beatles’ 1969 album Abbey Road, but wasn’t released as a single.
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