The song is the latest Hot 100 leader to feature whistling. Taylor Swift, meanwhile, enters the Hot 100 ahead of a possible push to the pinnacle next week.
SWIFT START: As Taylor Swift roars onto the Hot 100 with "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together," which launches at No. 72 after less than two days of availability, the country/pop superstar collects her 46th Hot 100 hit.
Here's an updated look at the solo women to make the most appearances in the Hot 100's 54-year history:
Carey could soon swell her count of Hot 100 hits, as "Triumphant (Get 'Em)" (featuring Rick Ross and Meek Mill) debuts on the chart's Bubbling Under ranking at No. 15. The lead single from Carey's 14th studio album, due next spring, begins on R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Songs at No. 11 with sales of 23,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan, and, thanks to remixes, should debut next week on Dance/Club Play Songs. Carey co-wrote the song in honor of her husband, Nick Cannon, who battled kidney failure earlier this year.
"The vintage throwback mix will remind fans of remixes she did years ago," Carey's manager and likely upcoming "American Idol" co-star Randy Jackson says of the song. "She's had a lot of Billboard No. 1 (Dance/Club Play Songs) hits." (Fifteen, in fact, the chart's sixth-best sum.)
Swift, meanwhile, as previously reported, is set to soar to a possible Hot 100 coronation next week after "Never" logs a full first week of sales and airplay. Highlights of next week's chart will post on Billboard.com next Wednesday (Aug. 22).
Before Mayer's vocal troubles grew strong enough to prevent him from performing live, the singer/songwriter recorded an EP's-worth of live tracks titled "The Complete 2012 Performances Collection." This week, the five-song set, exclusive to iTunes, debuts at No. 17 on the Billboard 200 with 15,000 sold, according to SoundScan.
Mayer spent two weeks at No. 1 in June with "Born and Raised," his third Billboard 200 leader.
CHART IMITATES LIFE: Jake Owen splashes onto the Hot 100 at No. 93 with "The One That Got Away." The song, which rises 26-25 on Country Songs, is not a remake of Katy Perry's hit of the same name, which rose to No. 3 on the Hot 100 in January. (Nor was Tim McGraw's "The One That Got Away," which reached No. 3 on the Hot 100's Bubbling Under chart also in January.)
Given her, um, exposure this week regarding her waterpark wardrobe malfunction (I'll wait here while you (I) Google and then clear your (my) Internet history), "The One That Got Away" could refer to a portion of Perry's teenage dream-inspiring bathing apparel.
(In)appropriately, a related title ranks just two spots below Owen's on the Hot 100. Kendrick Lamar rises from the, well, bottom of the chart (No. 100) to No. 95 with "Swimming Pools."