Since 1955, just two other songs by Canadian artists have logged seven or more weeks at #1. Percy Faith's shimmering instrumental "The Theme From 'A Summer Place'" topped the chart for nine weeks in 1960. Bryan Adams' rock-shaded ballad "(Everything I Do) I Do It For You" had seven weeks on top in 1991. Both of these songs originated in movies. A Summer Place was a Troy Donahue/Sandra Dee flick. "Everything I Do" was from the Kevin Costner movie Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves.
"Call Me Maybe" holds on to the top spot even though it is no longer #1 on any of the component charts on which the Hot 100 is based. The song dips from #1 to #2 on On-Demand Songs, from #2 to #3 on Hot 100 Airplay and from #2 to #4 on Hot Digital Songs. (The song falls below 200K in weekly sales for the first time since the week ending April 1.) So why is it still #1? Its total point tally still exceeds any other song's.
"Call Me Maybe" is the third #1 song in succession to log six or more weeks on top. It follows "We Are Young" by fun. featuring Janelle Monae, which had six weeks on top, and "Somebody That I Used To Know," which had eight. This marks the first time that three consecutive #1 hits have each had six or more weeks on top since 2002.
Ellie Goulding's "Lights" jumps from #5 to #4 in its 31st week. It's remarkable for a song to still be climbing this deep into its chart run. It's also unusual for a song by an English artist to do much better in the U.S. than it did in the U.K. ("Lights" peaked at #49 on the Official U.K. Chart.) Goulding has reached the top 10 with two songs in her homeland: "Starry Eyed" and a cover of Elton John's "Your Song."
I have a little more good news for Flo Rida. "Wild Ones" (featuring Sia) advances to #8 on the year-to-date digital chart.
Here's the low-down on this week's top 10 songs.
The Top Five: Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" holds at #1 for the seventh week in its 22nd week on the chart. This is its 17th week in the top 10. Digital sales rank: #4 (164K)…"Payphone" by Maroon 5 featuring Wiz Khalifa holds at #2 for the sixth (non-consecutive) week in its 14th week on the chart. It has been in the top three the entire time. Digital sales rank: #7 (131K)…Katy Perry's "Wide Awake" holds at #3 for the second week in its ninth week on the chart. This is its seventh week in the top 10. Digital sales rank: #3 (170K)…. Ellie Goulding's "Lights" jumps from #5 to #4 (a new peak) in its 31st week on the chart. This is its fifth week in the top 10. Digital sales rank: #5 (134K)…"Somebody That I Used To Know" by Gotye featuring Kimbra dips from #4 to #5 in its 29th week on the chart. This is its 21st week in the top 10. Digital sales rank: #11 (102K).
The Second Five: Flo Rida's "Whistle" jumps from #7 to #6 (a new peak) in its 10th week. This is its second week in the top 10. Digital sales rank: #1 (211K)…Rihanna's "Where Have You Been" dips from #6 to #7 in its 14th week on the chart. This is its eighth week in the top 10. Digital sales rank: #18 (73K)... "Titanium" by David Guetta featuring Sia holds at #8 for the second week in its 15th week on the chart. This is its fourth week in the top 10. Digital sales rank: #9 (116K)… Usher's "Scream" jumps from #10 to #9 (a new peak) in its 13th week on the chart. This is its fifth week in the top 10. Digital sales rank: #19 (71K)…P!nk's "Blow Me (One Last Kiss)" dips from #9 to #10 in its third week. This is its second week in the top 10. Digital sales rank: #6 (134K).
This is by far Aldean's highest debut on the Hot 100. It surpasses the #54 debut for "My Kinda Party" in September 2010.
fun. has two songs in this week's top 15. "We Are Young" (featuring Janelle Monae) holds at #11 in its 31st week. "Some Nights" jumps from #17 to #14 in its 22nd week. Digital sales rank: #8 (119K)...Cher Lloyd's "Want U Back" dips from #16 to #17 in its sixth week. But it's not done yet: The song keeps its bullet and it remains in the top 10 on Hot Digital Songs. Digital sales rank: #10 (110K)...Calvin Harris lands his third top 20 hit in a row as "Let's Go" (featuring Ne-Yo) jumps from #22 to #20 in its 11th week. It follows Rihanna's "We Found Love," on which he was featured, and "Feel So Close"…"We Run The Night" by Havana Brown featuring Pitbull jumps from #35 to #27 in its 17th week...Dierks Bentley's "5-1-5-0" jumps from #36 to #33 in its 11th week. The song jumps to #1 on Hot Country Songs. It's Bentley's 10th #1 country hit.
"As Long As You Love Me" by Justin Bieber featuring Big Sean jumps from #66 to #53 in its fifth week. The song has already climbed as high as #21. Next week, the song should get in front of Bieber's smash "Boyfriend," which drops from #27 to #42 in its 17th week….The Lumineers' "Ho Hey" jumps from #64 to #57 in its seventh week.
Frank Ocean's "Thinkin Bout You" jumps from #85 to #72 in its second week…matchbox twenty's "She's So Mean" jumps from #79 to #74 in its fourth week.
The Killers' "Runaways" debuts at #78. The song is from the band's fourth studio album Battle Born, due Sept. 18…Carrie Underwood's "Blown Away" re-enters the chart at #89. It previously reached #66. It's the title song from Underwood's recent #1 album…Train's "50 Ways To Say Goodbye" jumps from #98 to #92 in its second week.
"Take Care" by Drake featuring Rihanna tops the 2 million mark in digital sales this week. It's the second pairing by these two stars to reach this level. "What's My Name?," on which the order of billing was reversed, has sold 2,863,000 copies.
Florence + the Machine's "Spectrum" tops the Official U.K. Chart for the second straight week. It's the act's first #1 in that country. The act's highest-charting hit in the U.S. is "Dog Days Are Over," which reached #21 on the Hot 100 in October 2010.
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