By contrast, "On The Floor," J.Lo's 2011 collaboration with Pitbull, logged 15 weeks in the top 10, peaking at #3. I don't think "Dance Again" is as striking as "On The Floor." As Randy Jackson might say, "This one was just OK for me."
"Dance Again" is doing better in digital sales than in radio airplay. The song has been listed in the top 10 on Hot Digital Songs for the past two weeks. It dips from #9 to #10 this week, though its sales actually increase slightly, from 103K to 107K.
J.Lo, as ever, is moving on. On the Idol finale, she performed two new songs, "Goin' In" (featuring Flo Rida) and "Follow The Leader," a collabo with the Puerto Rican duo Wisin & Yandel. "Goin' In" is the first release from the forthcoming movie Step Up Revolution, which is due July 27. (It's the fourth movie in the Step Up franchise.)
Nine Donna Summer songs enter Hot Digital Songs in the wake of her death last week. The Oscar-winning "Last Dance" leads the way, with sales of 38K, almost all of which transpired between her death on Thursday and the close of the tracking week on Sunday.
Here are the others that rank among this week's top 200 digital hits (and their sales for the week): "On The Radio" (19K), "Hot Stuff" (16K), "She Works Hard For The Money" (16K), "Bad Girls" (13K), "Love To Love You Baby" (12K), "MacArthur Park" (11K), "Dim All The Lights" (11K) and "Heaven Knows" (10K).
Summer's 1977 techno smash "I Feel Love" sold 9K this week, not quite enough to qualify for the 200-deep Hot Digital Songs list. (The minimum number needed this week was a shade over 10K).
Now, let's dish: Summer's biggest hits "back in the day" that didn't sell enough digital copies this week to show up on Hot Digital Songs or Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Songs charts are "No More Tears (Enough Is Enough) with Barbra Streisand, "The Wanderer," "Love Is In Control (Finger On The Trigger)" and "This Time I Know It's For Real." I guess these four songs are, by definition, the B hits.
Here's the low-down on this week's top 10 songs.
The Top Five: "Somebody That I Used To Know" by Gotye featuring Kimbra holds at #1 for the sixth week in its 20th week on the chart. This is its 12th week in the top 10. Digital sales rank: #2 (289K)… Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" jumps from #4 to #2 in its 13th week on the chart. This is its eighth week in the top 10. Digital sales rank: #1 (293K)… "Payphone" by Maroon 5 featuring Wiz Khalifa dips from #2 to #3 in its fifth week on the chart. It has been in the top three the entire time. Digital sales rank: #3 (282K)… "We Are Young" by fun. featuring Janelle Monae dips from #3 to #4 in its 22nd week on the chart. This is the 15th week in the top 10 for the former #1 song. Digital sales rank: #5 (162K)… Nicki Minaj's "Starships" inches up from #6 to #5 in its 14th week on the chart. This equals its highest ranking to date. It has been in the top 10 the entire time. Digital sales rank: #4 (174K).
The Second Five: "Wild Ones" by Flo Rida featuring Sia dips from #5 to #6 in its 20th week on the chart. This is its 10th week in the top 10. Digital sales rank: #6 (152K)…One Direction's "What Makes You Beautiful" holds at #7 for the second week in its 14th week on the chart. This is its eighth week in the top 10. Digital sales rank: #8 (141K)…The Wanted's "Glad You Came" holds at #8 for the second week in its 19th week on the chart. This is its 13th week in the top 10. Digital sales rank: #12 (93K) … Justin Bieber's "Boyfriend" holds at #9 for the second week in its eighth week on the chart. It has been in the top 10 the entire time. Digital sales rank: #7 (144K)…Train's "Drive By" holds at #10 for the second week in its 19th week on the chart. Digital sales rank: #9 (109K).
The title of Calvin Harris' current hit, "Feels So Close," is very appropriate. The song has hovered between #11 and #15 for nine straight weeks without ever squeaking into the top 10. (This week is its fourth non-consecutive week at #12.) It really must feel "so close."
(Usher's other hit, "Climax," drops from #22 to #27 in its 13th week. But it holds at #1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for the sixth straight week. It's Usher's longest-running #1 R&B hit since "Yeah!" (featuring Lil Jon & Ludacris) topped the chart for eight weeks in 2004.)
Ellie Goulding's "Lights" jumps from #26 to #22 in its 22nd week…Jason Mraz's "I Won't Give Up" jumps from #34 to #29 in its 20th week. The song has already climbed as high as #8. The song was featured on Glee last week… "Titanium" by David Guetta featuring Sia jumps from #46 to #30 in its sixth week...Kip Moore's "Somethin' 'Bout A Truck" jumps from #35 to #31 in its 15th week. The song jumps to #1 on Hot Country Songs this week. It's Moore's first #1 country hit.
Ca$hOut's "Cashin Out" jumps from #52 to #41 in its sixth week…Neon Trees' "Everybody Talks" jumps from #57 to #42 in its 10th week…Demi Lovato's "Give Your Heart A Break" jumps from #53 to #43 in its seventh week…Alex Clare's "Too Close" jumps from #63 to #48 in its eighth week.
Three songs are getting their second wind on the chart. "Right By My Side" by Nicki Minaj featuring Chris Brown jumps from #78 to #60 in its seventh week. The song has already climbed as high as #51…Trey Songz's "Heart Attack" jumps from #80 to #69 in its seventh week. The song has climbed as high as #65…"Take It To The Head" by DJ Khaled featuring Chris Brown, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne jumps from #84 to #71 in its seventh week. The song has climbed as high as #63.
Dierks Bentley's "5-1-5-0" jumps from #94 to #73 in its second week. The song is already in the top 20 on Hot Country Songs.
The Band Perry's "Postcard From Paris" re-enters at #87, a new high…."Let's Go" by Calvin Harris featuring Ne-Yo re-enters at #89, matching its original peak from three weeks ago…"Nobody's Perfect" by J. Cole featuring Missy Elliott bows at #90. It's from his former #1 album Cole World: The Sideline Story…"The Fighter" by Gym Class Heroes featuring Ryan Tedder bows at #95.
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