Madonna extends her lead as the act with the most top 10s on the Dance Club/Play Songs chart as "Turn Up the Radio" zooms 19-8 in its third chart week -- marking the diva's 57th top 10.
It's her 28th top 10 in a row -- a streak that began with 1999's "Beautiful Stranger" (No. 1 for two weeks). "Turn Up the Radio" bowed at No. 39, and then moved to No. 19 before sailing to No. 8 this week.
Further, "Turn Up the Radio's" swift rise to the top 10 is especially notable. Since 2010, only six songs have jumped into the region in three weeks or less -- and three of them are by Madonna. Aside from "Turn Up the Radio," she also sped into the top 10 earlier this year in three weeks time with "Girl Gone Wild" (46-20-7 on April 7) and "Give Me All Your Luvin" (in only two weeks: 24-9 on March 10).
The other three fast-risers? They belong to fellow diva Lady Gaga. "Marry the Night" vaulted into the top 10 in three weeks (moving 33-15-7 on Jan. 7, 2012) as did "You And I" (31-18-8 on Oct. 8, 2011) and "Alejandro" (40-16-7 on June 12, 2010).
HEY NOW!: Everyone's favorite "All Star" band is back, as Smash Mouth returns to Billboard's charts for the first time since 2006. The group's "Magic" debuts at No. 26 on Adult Contemporary and is the title track from the act's new album, due Sept. 6.
"Magic" is the band's first Adult Contemporary hit, though the group notched seven entries on the Pop Songs tally between 1997 and 2003. The act's biggest hit on that chart was "All Star," which spent six weeks atop the list in 1999. They've also claimed a Billboard No. 1 with "Walkin' On the Sun," which spent five weeks at atop Alternative Songs in 1997.
HUNG UP: Maroon 5's "Payphone" (featuring Wiz Khalifa) has seemingly tied for the single with the most weeks in the top three -- that never went to No. 1 -- as it dips 3-5. The tune spent 15 weeks bouncing between Nos. 2 and 3 on the chart.
If "Payphone" does not receive a call back to the top three, it will have equaled the top three runs of these non-No. 1s: LeAnn Rimes' "How Do I Live," Shania Twain's "You're Still the One" and Timbaland featuring OneRepublic's "Apologize." All four songs peaked at No. 2.
It could have been worse -- at least "Payphone" reached No. 2. There are those hits that stall out at No. 3 for weeks upon weeks, but never go higher. Take Real McCoy's 1994 hit "Another Night," for example. The song spent 11 nonconsecutive weeks at No. 3, but never went any higher. In turn, it secured the record as the song with the most weeks stuck at No. 3 in the Hot 100's history.
None of Real McCoy's subsequent hits went higher, though "Another Night's" immediate follow-up track, "Run Away," did quite well on the Hot 100. It too peaked at No. 3. Though, it only racked a solitary week at the position, on April 8, 1995.