Several other artists who were embraced by country radio, but were most at home in other formats, have had 10 or more top 10 hits on the Hot 100. These artists include Elvis Presley (38), Patti Page (24), the Everly Brothers (15), Olivia Newton-John (15), Brenda Lee (12), Ray Charles (11), Eagles (10) and Linda Ronstadt (10).
"If This Was A Movie" is Swift's eighth song to enter the Hot 100 inside the top 10. That's more than any other artist in history. I'm not going to make too much of this, because until 1995, it was very rare for a single to debut in the top 10.
Swift has two other songs on this week's Hot 100. "Sparks Fly" drops from #42 to #49 in its 16th week (it peaked at #17). "Haunted" re-enters the chart at #98. In addition, "Sparks Fly" moves up to #1 on Hot Country Songs. It's Swift's fifth #1 on that chart.
"If This Was A Movie" and "Ours" both debut in the top five on Hot Digital Songs. "If This Was A Movie" opens at #3 (162K). "Ours" opens at #5 (148K).
"Without You" by David Guetta featuring Usher jumps from #6 to #4. This is Guetta's highest-charting hit to date, topping "Sexy Chick" (featuring Akon), which peaked at #5 in February 2010. How versatile is Usher? The R&B/pop superstar is featured on current Hot 100 hits by Guetta, one of the hottest dance music stars of recent years, and Romeo Santos, the former lead singer of the Latin music group Aventura. Usher joined Santos to perform "Promise" on last week's Latin Grammy Awards. The song jumps from #91 to #83 in its fourth week.
"It Will Rain" is from the soundtrack to The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn—Part 1, which enters The Billboard 200 at #4 this week. The movie is due Nov. 18. This is, by far, the biggest hit to emerge from a Twilight movie. It surpasses Paramore's "Decode" from the first movie, which hit #33 in 2008.
Here's the low-down on this week's top 10 songs.
1. Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris, "We Found Love." The song holds at #1 for the third week in its eighth week on the chart. This is its seventh week in the top 10. Digital sales rank: #1 (227K).
2. LMFAO, "Sexy And I Know It." The song holds at #2 for the second week in its 11th week on the chart. This is its eighth week in the top 10. Digital sales rank: #2 (195K).
3. Adele, "Someone Like You." The former #1 song holds at #3 for the second week in its 19th week on the chart. This is its 11th week in the top 10. Digital sales rank: #6 (143K).
4. David Guetta featuring Usher, "Without You." The song jumps from #6 to #4 in its 11th week on the chart. This is Guetta's highest-charting hit to date, topping "Sexy Chick" (featuring Akon), which peaked at #5 in February 2010. This is its seventh week in the top 10. Digital sales rank: #4 (162K).
5. Maroon 5 featuring Christina Aguilera, "Moves Like Jagger." The former #1 song dips from #4 to #5 in its 21st week on the chart. This is its 16th week in the top 10. Digital sales rank: #9 (120K). The song has sold 3,264,000 copies, which puts it at #7 for the year-to-date.
6. Gym Class Heroes featuring Adam Levine, "Stereo Hearts." The song dips from #5 to #6 in its 22nd week on the chart. This is its 11th week in the top 10. Digital sales rank: #12 (93K).
7. Foster The People, "Pumped Up Kicks." The song holds at #7 in its 29th week on the chart. This is its 14th week in the top 10. Digital sales rank: #10 (117K). The song has sold 3,226,000 copies, which puts it at #8 for the year-to-date.
8. Flo Rida, "Good Feeling." The song holds at #8 for the second week in its seventh week on the chart. This is its second week in the top 10. Digital sales rank: #7 (139K).
9. Bruno Mars, "It Will Rain." The song jumps from #21 to #9 in its sixth week. Its' Mars' seventh top 10 hit. Digital sales rank: #8 (130K).
10. Taylor Swift, "If This Was A Movie." This new entry is Swift's 10th top 10 hit. Digital sales rank: #3 (162K).
Two songs drop out of the top 10 this week. "You Make Me Feel…." by Cobra Starship featuring Sabi drops from #9 to #11. "Party Rock Anthem" by LMFAO featuring Lauren Bennett & GoonRock drops from #10 to #14, ending a 25-week run in the top 10.
Katy Perry's "The One That Got Away" jumps from #18 to #15 in its fifth week, continuing its steady march to the top 10…"Ni**as In Paris" by Jay-Z/Kanye West dips from #16 to #17 in its 14th week. It holds at #1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for the third week...J. Cole's "Work Out" jumps from #25 to #22 in its 11th week.
"Run" by Matt Nathanson featuring Sugarland debuts at #53, instantly becoming Nathanson's highest-charting hit to date. The "adult alternative" singer/songwriter first charted in 2008. The two acts performed the smoldering ballad on the CMAs. The song appears on Nathanson's Modern Love album, which re-enters The Billboard 200 at #180. Sugarland has three of the five best-selling songs by ongoing country duos (as opposed to one-off collabos). The tandem of Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush is represented in the top five with "Stuck Like Glue" (2,243,000), "Stay (1,719,000) and "All I Want To Do" (1,266,000). The top five is rounded out by Big & Rich's "Save A Horse (Ride A Cowboy), which is #2 with sales of 2,243,000, and Thompson Square's "Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not," which is #4 with sales of 1,523,000.
Several other songs move up as a result of CMA exposure. Lady Antebellum's "We Owned The Night" jumps from #46 to #32 in its 13th week. Eric Church's "Drink In My Hand" jumps from #61 to #40 in its eighth week. "Easy" by Rascal Flatts featuring Natasha Bedingfield jumps from #51 to #43 in its 16th week. Martina McBride's "I'm Gonna Love You Through It" jumps from #83 to #61 in its sixth week.
link…Christina Perri's "A Thousand Years" jumps from #59 to #46 in its fourth week.
Fan Tribute: Heavy D & the Boyz' 1991 hit "Now That We Found Love" sold 18K digital copies last week, in the wake of Heavy D's death. The song has sold 395K digital copies to date. Aaron Hall, who sang a backing vocal on this hit, went on to land a few hits of his own, notably 1994's "I Miss You."
- Taylor Swift