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Chart Watch: “Radioactive” Sets Hot 100 Record

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Imagine Dragons' "Radioactive" logs its 76th week on the Hot 100, which puts it in a tie with Jason Mraz's 2008 smash "I'm Yours" for the longest chart run since the Hot 100 was introduced in August 1958. "Radioactive," which climbed as high as #3, drops from #13 to #23 this week.

As you probably know, chart runs are getting longer. Five songs on this week's Hot 100 have been listed for 40 or more weeks. Trailing "Radioactive" are AWOLNATION's "Sail" (bulleted at #41 in its 75th week), "Blurred Lines" by Robin Thicke featuring T.I. + Pharrell (#39 in its 43rd week), Imagine Dragons' "Demons" (#16 in its 42nd week) and Capital Cities' "Safe And Sound" (#43 in its 41st week).

It wasn't always like this. For nearly 20 years after the introduction of the Hot 100, no songs spent 40 or more weeks on the chart. The first to do so was Paul Davis' "I Go Crazy," which achieved the feat in May 1978.

The big news on this week's Hot 100 is that Pharrell Williams's "Happy" leaps from #8 to #2. I covered that, and the rest of the top 10 action, in a Chart Watch blog that we posted earlier today. If you missed it, here's a link. This blog is a look at key movers and debuts below the top 10.

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Aloe Blacc's "The Man" rebounds from #21 to #17 in its seventh week. The song has climbed as high as #16. The song features the "you can tell everybody" hook from Elton John's breakthrough hit, "Your Song." Digital sales rank: #9 (125K) … Idina Menzel's "Let It Go" from "Frozen" jumps from #24 to #18 in its 11th week. Menzel will perform the song on the Oscars on March 2. Digital sales rank: #6 (138K).

American Authors' "Best Day Of My Life" jumps from #34 to #26 in its 13th week … Avicii's "Hey Brother" jumps from #37 to #30 in its 10th week.

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Luke Bryan's "Drink A Beer" jumps from #35 to #32 in its 14th week. The song logs its fifth week at #1 on Hot Country Songs. That's the longest run for a beer song since "Beer For My Horses" by Toby Keith with Willie Nelson had six weeks on top in 2003. Two other beer songs have made #1 since then: Kenny Chesney's "Beer In Mexico" (three weeks on top in 2007) and Billy Currington's "Pretty Good At Drinkin' Beer" (one week in 2010).

"Paranoid" by Ty Dolla $ign featuring B.o.B jumps from #51 to #42 in its eighth week … Demi Lovato's "Neon Lights" leaps from #64 to #46 in its seventh week … Brantley Gilbert's "Bottoms Up" jumps from #58 to #48 in its eighth week.

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Eric Church's "Give Me Back My Hometown" jumps from #61 to #52 in its fifth week. Church's "The Outsiders" will enter The Billboard 200 at #1 next week with sales in the 280K range. That would be the biggest one-week sales for a country album since Luke Bryan's "Crash My Party" started with sales of 528K in August.

The Fray's "Love Don't Die" leaps from #81 to #60 in its sixth week … Frankie Ballard's "Helluva Life" jumps from #72 to #61 in its 10th week. Ballard's "Sunshine & Whiskey" is also expected to make a solid debut on The Billboard 200 next week … Scotty McCreery's "See You Tonight" jumps from #71 to #62 in its 11th week.

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"Loyal" by Chris Brown featuring Lil Wayne & French Montana or Too $hort jumps from #80 to #63 in its fourth week … "Take Me Home" by Cash Cash featuring Bebe Rexha jumps from #79 to #67 in its fourth week … Dan + Shay's "19 You + Me" jumps from #85 to #72 in its sixth week … Randy Houser's "Goodnight Kiss" jumps from #83 to #74 in its fifth week … Thompson Square's "Everything I Shouldn't Be Thinking About" jumps from #88 to #77 in its fourth week.

Trey Songz's "Na Na" jumps from #95 to #80 in its third week … Danielle Bradbery's "The Heart Of Dixie" jumps from #91 to #81 in its 10th week. The song has climbed as high as #58… Rico Love's "They Don't Know" jumps from #97 to #85 in its third week.

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Jhene Aiko's "The Worst" is the week's top new entry at #87. It's from Aiko's EP "Sail Out," which made the top 10 last fall. This is Aiko's first Hot 100 hit as a lead artist, though she was featured on two Hot 100 hits last year: Big Sean's "Beware" (#38) and Drake's "From Time" (#67).

Christina Perri's ""Human" is the week's second highest new entry at #90. It's from Perri's second studio album, "Head Or Heart," which is due April 1 … The 1975's "Chocolate" re-enters the chart at #91 … Hillsong United's "Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)" re-enters the chart at #94 …Brett Eldredge's "Beat Of The Music" debuts at #97. It's the second Hot 100 hit from Eldredge's debut album, "Bring You Back." The first, "Don't Ya," reached #30.

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