Though Mick Jagger hasn't topped the Hot 100 in 33 years, he remains an icon. "Moves Like Jagger" by Maroon 5 featuring Christina Aguilera this week becomes the second #1 hit in less than two years that name-checks the rock legend. The first was Ke$ha's "TiK ToK," which spent the first nine weeks of 2010 at #1.
Both references are highly flattering: Jagger was depicted as a hottie in Ke$ha's song and as a classic mover in the Maroon 5 smash. Even so, I suspect he'd trade the flattery for a hit of his own. Jagger hasn't topped the Hot 100 since August 1978, when the Rolling Stones scored with their dance/rock blend, "Miss You." That was the band's eighth #1 hit. They scored their first, "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction," in July 1965.
"Moves Like Jagger" is Maroon 5's second #1 hit, following 2007's "Makes Me Wonder." It's Aguilera's fifth; her first since 2002, when she scored with another collabo, "Lady Marmalade," which she sang with Lil' Kim, Mya and Pink. "Lady Marmalade" was boosted by a movie, Moulin Rouge. "Jagger" owes its popularity to a TV show, NBC's The Voice, on which both singers are judges.
The song is #1 on Hot Digital Songs for the second time in three weeks. It sold 217,000 copies this week, according to Nielsen SoundScan, bringing its 10-week total to 1,326,000. It jumps from #15 to #11 on Top Radio Songs, with 72 million audience impressions, according to Nielsen BDS.
Both Maroon 5 and Aguilera won Grammys for Best New Artist (for 2004 and 1999, respectively). This marks the first time that two former Best New Artist winners have collaborated on a Hot 100 hit, much less a #1. If that doesn't get them booked on the Grammy telecast in February, nothing will.
Adam Levine has a second hit in this week's top 10. Gym Class Heroes' "Stereo Hearts," on which he is featured, jumps from #15 to #10 in its 11th week. Levine went more than four years between top 10 hits, which is a long time in the world of hit-oriented pop music. But now he has two top 10 hits at the same time. When it rains, it pours. This is the second top 10 hit for Gym Class Heroes. "Cupid's Chokehold," featuring Patrick Stump of Fall Out Boy, reached #4 in March 2007.
Billboard's Gary Trust notes that Levine is the first artist in Hot 100 history to hit #1 as part of a group the same week that he enters the top 10 with a side project.
Here's the low-down on this week's top 10 songs.
2. LMFAO featuring Lauren Bennett & GoonRock, "Party Rock Anthem." The former #1 song holds at #2 for the third week following a six-week run at #1. This is its 23rd week on the chart; its 15th week in the top 10. Digital sales rank: #4 (134K).
3. Foster The People, "Pumped Up Kicks." The song jumps from #7 to #3 in its 18th week on the chart. This is its third week in the top 10. Digital sales rank: #2 (194K).
4. Bad Meets Evil featuring Bruno Mars, "Lighters." The song jumps from #6 to #4 (its highest ranking to date) in its 11th week on the chart. This is its fifth week in the top 10. Digital sales rank: #6 (128K).
5. Katy Perry, "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)." The former #1 song drops to #5 after two weeks on top. This is its 14th week on the chart; its 11th week in the top 10. Digital sales rank: #14 (85K).
6. Nicki Minaj, "Super Bass." The song dips from #5 to #6 in its 18th week on the chart. This is its 12th week in the top 10. Digital sales rank: #10 (97K).
7. Lil Wayne, "How To Love." The song jumps from #8 to #7 in its 14th week on the chart. This is its 10th week in the top 10. Digital sales rank: #12 (92K).
8. OneRepublic, "Good Life," The song jumps from #9 to #8 (matching its highest ranking to date) in its 22nd week on the chart. This is its seventh week in the top 10. Digital sales rank: #9 (99K).
9. Pitbull featuring Ne-Yo and Afrojack, "Give Me Everything. The former #1 song rebounds from #11 to #9 in its 22nd week on the chart. This is its 16th week in the top 10. Digital sales rank: #18 (67K).
10. Gym Class Heroes featuring Adam Levine, "Stereo Hearts." The song jumps from #15 to #10 in its 11th week. This is the fifth top 10 hit for Levine; the second for Gym Class Heroes. Digital sales rank: #3 (146K).
Two songs drop out of the top 10 this week. "She Will" by Lil Wayne featuring Drake drops from #3, where it debuted last week, to #17. Digital sales rank: #7 (112K). Britney Spears' "I Wanna Go" drops from #10 to #12. Digital sales rank: #17 (68K). "I Wanna Go" tops the 1 million mark in digital sales this week.
Current hits by Lady Gaga and Adele streak into the top 20 in the wake of the artists' performances on MTV's Video Music Awards telecast on Sunday night. Gaga's "You And I" vaults from #35 to #16 in its fourth week. Digital sales rank: #8 (109K). Adele's "Someone Like You" leaps from #34 to #19 in its eighth week. Digital sales rank: #19 (64K). This week marks the first time that "Someone Like You" has sold more copies than "Rolling In The Deep." (Adele's "Set Fire To The Rain" re-enters the chart at #92.)
"I'm On One," a former top 10 hit by DJ Khaled featuring Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne, drops from #18 to #20 in its 15th week. It holds at #1 on Hot R&B/Hip Hop Songs for the eighth week..."Remind Me," Brad Paisley's duet with Carrie Underwood, drops from #20 to #22 in its 12th week. It jumps to #1 on Hot Country Songs. It's Paisley's 18th #1 country hit; Underwood's 11th. "Remind Me" is Underwood's first collabo to top the chart; Paisley's fourth, following teamings with Dolly Parton, Keith Urban and Alabama.
"Otis" by Jay-Z/Kanye West featuring Otis Redding, which has climbed as high as #12, rebounds from #27 to #25 in its sixth week. The song has sold 383K copies in its first seven weeks. Best of all, it has put a spotlight on Redding's classic original recording of "(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay," which re-enters Hot Digital Songs this week. The original has sold 913,000 digital copies. Redding recorded the song on Nov. 22, 1967, just 18 days before he died in a plane crash. It was released as a single in January 1968 and had shipped 1 million copies by March 11, 1968, when it was certified gold by the RIAA.
Dev's "In The Dark" leaps from #56 to #37 in its fourth week...Alexandra Stans' dance hit "Mr. Saxobeat" jumps from #44 to #38 in its seventh week...The Script's "Nothing" leaps from #73 to #53 in its third week.
Pistol Annies' "Hell On Heels" is the top new entry at #55. The country trio features Miranda Lambert, whose solo song "Baggage Claim" jumps from #75 to #69 in its third week. Pistol Annies' album, also titled Hell On Heels, enters The Billboard 200 at #5 this week. You already know that if you read Chart Watch: Albums. If you missed it, here's a link.
Kreayshawn's "Gucci Gucci" jumps from #77 to #66 in its fifth week. This is the first Hot 100 hit for the female rapper, who was a finalist for Best New Artist at the VMA's.
Martina McBride's "I'm Gonna Love You Through It" bows at #77. McBride has been a top country star for nearly 18 years, but she is still looking for her first top 20 hit on the Hot 100. Her highest-charting pop hit to date, 1999's "I Love You," peaked at #24. The new song is from her upcoming album Eleven. (What does the title signify? It's her 11th studio album, contains 11 tracks and is being released on Oct. 11.)
Pop Quiz: McBride is one of only two women to win the Country Music Assn.'s award for Female Vocalist of the Year four times. Who's the other? Answer below.
Matt Nathanson's "Faster" jumps from #93 to #74 in its fifth week...Train's "Save Me, San Francisco" jumps from #78 to #74 in its 10th week. It's the title track of an album that has been out for 21 months...Gavin DeGraw's "Not Over You" jumps from #99 to #76 in its third week. It's vying to become DeGraw's fifth top 30 hit.
"Martians Vs. Goblins" by the Game featuring Lil Wayne and Tyler, the Creator debuts at #100. This is the second time that Lil Wayne has assisted Game. He was featured on "My Life," which was the biggest hit from Game's 2008 album, LAX. It reached #21 on the Hot 100. Game's new album, The R.E.D. Album, debuts at #1 on The Billboard 200 this week.
Quiz Answer: Reba McEntire is the only other woman (besides Martina McBride) to win the Country Music Assn.'s award for Female Vocalist of the Year four times. (Three women are tied for second place, with three wins each in the category: Loretta Lynn, Tammy Wynette and Carrie Underwood.)
Katy Perry's 2008 hit "Hot N Cold" tops the 5 million mark in digital sales this week. It's Perry's first song to reach that plateau, which is noteworthy for two reasons. She has had six #1 hits on the Hot 100, but this wasn't one of them (it peaked at #3). And she has had several songs that pushed more buttons ("I Kissed A Girl") or loomed larger in pop culture ("California Gurls"). "Hot N Cold" was simply a well-crafted pop song that kept selling and selling.
Eminem's 2002 smash "Lose Yourself" tops the 4 million mark in digital sales this week. Only one other song that is that old has sold that many digital copies: Journey's 1981 smash "Don't Stop Believin'," which is up to 4,715,000. Both are anthems that offer inspiration, which explains their enduring popularity. "Lose Yourself" is Eminem's third song to reach the 4 million mark. It follows "Love The Way You Lie" (featuring Rihanna) and "Not Afraid." Only two other artists, Katy Perry and Lady Gaga, have amassed three or more 4-million sellers as lead artists. Perry has five. Gaga also has three.
"On The Floor" by Jennifer Lopez featuring Pitbull tops the 3 million mark this week. It's J.Lo's first 3 million-selling digital hit (her four #1 hits from 1999-2003 were released prior to the digital era). It's Pitbull's fourth, following his own "Give Me Everything" and hits by Enrique Iglesias and Usher, on which he was featured.
"Motivation" by Kelly Rowland featuring Lil Wayne tops the 1 million mark in digital sales. The song reached #17 on the Hot 100 and was #1 on Hot R&B/Hip Hop Songs for seven weeks...The ebullient "Best Love Song" by T-Pain featuring Chris Brown also tops the 1 million mark. The song reached #33 on the Hot 100.