The singer continues the tradition of artists following smash albums with silver-screen hits to tide fans over.
STARTING 'TROUBLE': As she roars in at No. 3 with "I Knew You Were Trouble.," Taylor Swift notches her 50th Billboard Hot 100 entry. Only four women in the chart's 54-year history previously reached the milestone: Aretha Franklin (73), Madonna, Dionne Warwick (56 each) and Connie Francis (53).
Swift reaches the landmark sum in a span of just six years and one month dating to the arrival of her debut entry, "Tim McGraw," the week of Sept. 23, 2006. Among women, she easily nets her 50th Hot 100 hit the fastest, besting Franklin's stretch of 14 years, six months and three weeks.
Swift has, of course, taken advantage of the digital era to pad her total of Hot 100 hits, releasing multiple preview tracks from her albums "Fearless" (2008), "Speak Now" (2010) and "Red," due Monday (Oct. 22). Several songs from her two prior sets have also dented the Hot 100 upon the albums' entrances on the Billboard 200.
"Trouble" marks Swift's record-extending 11th top 10 Hot 100 debut. She could log another such arrival next week with final "Red" preview single "State of Grace." The song currently ranks at No. 1 in the iTunes Store.
NEW BEATLES' 'TOUR': The Beatles notch their sixth No. 1 on Music Video Sales, as "Magical Mystery Tour" launches at the summit.
The repackaging of the Fab Four's 1967 film contains previously unseen footage, newly-filmed interviews with Beatles Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and additional cast and crew members and a director's audio commentary recorded by McCartney.
THE OFFSPRING: "Glad All Over," the Wallflowers' first studio album since 2005, enters the Billboard 200 at No. 48. The artist directly below the band fronted by Jakob Dylan on the ranking? His father Bob, whose "Tempest" places at No. 49 in its fifth week; it debuted at No. 3 last month.
The pair isn't the only currently charting parent/child duo. In the same week that Barbra Streisand collects her 32nd top 10 on the Billboard 200 with "Release Me" (No. 7), her son Jason Gould, whose father is actor Elliott Gould (not to be confused with "Lights" singer Ellie Goulding, who debuts at No. 9 on the Billboard 200 with "Halcyon" ...), makes his first chart appearance. Gould's self-titled debut EP begins at No. 37 on Heatseekers Albums.
Gould is a special guest on Streisand's current tour, which runs through Nov. 11.
LYNNE-SANITY: Bob Dylan's former Traveling Wilburys bandmate, and Electric Light Orchestra leader, Jeff Lynne posts his first solo debut on the Billboard 200 in more than 22 years, as covers set "Long Wave" starts at No. 133. Included on the album is a remake of "Running Scared," originally a Hot 100 No. 1 in 1961 for another former Wilbury, the late Roy Orbison. (Late Beatle George Harrison and Tom Petty rounded out the supergroup).
Lynne first charted solo on the Billboard 200 with "Armchair Theatre," his only other album apart from ELO. The set reached No. 83 in 1990.
ELO concurrently bows at No. 118 on the Billboard 200 with "Mr. Blue Sky: the Very Best of Electric Light Orchestra," an album (on the Frontiers label) of re-recordings of many of the band's well-known '70s songs. Last month, the Legacy-released "All Over the World: the Very Best of Electric Light Orchestra," featuring original versions of the band's hits, reached No. 128.