Chart Moves: Katy Perry's 'Dark Horse' Gallops; Eli Young Band Tops Country Airplay; Donna Summer Returns 'MacArthur Park' To No. 1 After 35 Years

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As previously reported, Eminem and Rihanna rule the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week with "The Monster." Who else makes notable chart moves this week?

-- Katy Perry: Katy Perry's new single "Dark Horse," featuring Juicy J, bounds 36-22 on the Hot 100 (up 38% in overall chart points), as prior single "Unconditionally" slips from its No. 14 peak to No. 17 (down 11%). As previously reported, Capitol Records has released "Horse" as the third single from Perry's album "PRISM" following radio's early interest in the track. "Horse" trots onto Hot 100 Airplay at No. 48 with 25 million in all-format audience (up 99%), according to Nielsen BDS. On Hot Digital Songs, it jumps 22-17 (59,000 downloads sold, up 33%, according to Nielsen SoundScan), bypassing "Unconditionally," which falls from its No. 15 peak to No. 24 (49,000, down 14%). On Streaming Songs, "Horse" (33-26; 2 million, up 16%) likewise passes "Unconditionally" (30-29; 1.8 million, up 1%).

-- Lorde: "Team," her follow-up to the nine-week No. 1 "Royals," charges 32-23 on the Hot 100. It rises 37-26 on Hot Digital Songs (46,000, up 41%), 44-27 on Hot 100 Airplay (40 million, up 41%) and 43-38 on Streaming Songs (1.7 million, up 17%). On Hot Rock Songs, "Team" reaches the top five (7-5) as the chart's top Airplay and Digital Gainer.

-- American Authors: The recent Billboard "Bubbling Under" spotlight act reaches the Hot 100's top 40 on its first try with "Best Day of My Life" (64-35). The Adult Top 40 radio chart top 10 (8-7) powers 46-21 on Hot Digital Songs (51,000, up 94%) and 50-43 on Hot 100 Airplay (26 million, up 14%).

-- Justin Bieber: "Confident," featuring Chance the Rapper, enters the Hot 100 as the chart's Hot Shot Debut at No. 41. Beginning on Hot Digital Songs at No. 10 (77,000), the song previews Bieber's "Journals" release (due Dec. 23), which is set to include his series of "Music Mondays" singles releases, plus five new tracks. "Confident" marks his first top 10 Hot Digital Songs hit since "Hold Tight" (No. 7) early last month; in between, six "Music Mondays" songs peaked between No. 11 and 17 on the sales survey.

-- Eli Young Band: The group notches its third leader on Billboard's Country Airplay chart with "Drunk Last Night" (3-1). The band first reached the summit in November 2011 with "Crazy Girl" and followed with "Even If It Breaks Your Heart" in July 2012. On the Hot 100, "Drunk" bullets at No. 42.

-- Lea Michele: The star of Fox's "Glee" makes her solo debut with "Cannonball," which splashes onto the Hot 100 at No. 75 (and Hot Digital Songs at No. 22; 51,000). With the bow, Michele becomes the first main "Glee" cast member to chart as a lead soloist on the Hot 100. The song previews "Louder," her debut solo album due March 4 on Columbia Records.

-- Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood: The husband-and-wife debut at No. 49 on Country Airplay with "The Call." Brooks had last charted with "Midnight Sun," which peaked at No. 36 in April 2008, while Yearwood had last appeared on the list with "They Call It Falling for a Reason" (No. 54) four months later. The new track is from Brooks' new box set "Blame It All on My Roots: Five Decades of Influences", which has led Top Country Albums for three weeks and sold 481,000 copies. GAC premiered the song's video on Dec. 10. The star couple has charted four top 25 hits together on Country Airplay: "In Another's Eyes" (No. 2, 1997), "Where Your Road Leads" (No. 18, 1998), "Squeeze Me In" (No. 16, 2002) and "Love Will Always Win" (No. 23, 2006).

-- Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton: At No. 57 on Country Airplay, the format icons debut with "You Can't Make Old Friends." It's the first entry for Rogers since "Calling Me" (featuring Don Henley) rose to No. 53 in March 2007 and the first for Parton since "Jesus & Gravity" peaked at No. 56 in April 2008. The new song is the title track from Rogers' latest album, which opened at No. 9 on Top Country Albums in October. Rogers and Parton had last charted together with "Love Is Strange," which reached No. 21 in 1990. Thirty years ago, their signature duet "Islands in the Stream" topped the Hot 100 for two weeks.

-- Donna Summer: The late legend returns a classic to the top of Dance Club Songs, as "MacArthur Park 2013" rises 2-1. Summer's "MacArthur Park Suite" first hit No. 1 on what was then known as the National Disco Action Top 40 ranking the week of Oct. 21, 1978, remaining in charge for five weeks. On Nov. 11, 1978, "Park" became Summer's first of four career No. 1s on the Hot 100, enjoying three weeks at the top.

While her version is well-known, the song wasn't originally a Summer smash: "MacArthur Park" first became a hit for Richard Harris, who carried it to No. 2 on the Hot 100 in 1968. "MacArthur Park 2013" is Summer's 15th No. 1 on Dance Club Songs, lifting her ahead of Jennifer Lopez into seventh place on the tally of artists with the most leaders in the chart's history. The lead single from Summer's new career-spanning remix album "Love to Love You Donna" is her first No. 1 since her May 17, 2012, passing. She becomes the first act to top the chart posthumously since Michael Jackson led on June 11, 2011, almost two years after he died, with "Hollywood Tonight."

Additional reporting by Wade Jessen and Gordon Murray

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