Weekly Chart Notes: 'Hunger Games,' Taylor Swift, Adele
Weekly Chart Notes: 'Hunger Games,' Taylor Swift, Adele

A look at the Billboard 200's elite eight No. 1-debuting movie soundtracks, as well as the soundtracks with the most weeks on top all-time

'HUNGER' FOR MORE: The "Hunger Games" soundtrack spurs the Hot 100's top debut and Digital Gainer, respectively, as Taylor Swift's "Eyes Open" launches at No. 19 and "Safe & Sound," featuring the Civil Wars, bounds 71-35.

With the debut of "Eyes," Swift pads her total to 44 career Hot 100 appearances, tying her with Mariah Carey for the sixth-most visits among women.

Here is an updated look at the female soloists with the most Hot 100 hits:

73, Aretha Franklin
56, Madonna
56, Dionne Warwick
53, Connie Francis
48, Brenda Lee
44, Mariah Carey
44, Taylor Swift
41, Barbra Streisand
40, Mary J. Blige
40, Diana Ross

Should any of the songs from Madonna's "MDNA" receive a boost thanks to the set's release this week - second single "Girl Gone Wild" has so far reached No. 6 on the Hot 100's Bubbling Under chart - she could pass Warwick for a solo share of second place for most charted titles among women as soon as next week.

WHEN IT'S 64 WEEKS OLD: Billboard's No. 1 song of 2011, Adele's "Rolling in the Deep," is now one of the five-longest-charting singles in the Hot 100's 53-year history.

At 64 weeks (dropping 33-43), the song joins Jason Mraz's "I'm Yours" (the record-holder with 76 weeks), LeAnn Rimes' "How Do I Live" (69), Jewel's double-sided "You Were Meant for Me"/" Foolish Games" (65) and Carrie Underwood's "Before He Cheats" (also 64).

"Deep" is the only one of those songs to have reached No. 1 on the Hot 100.

GARBAGE BAGS A DEBUT: Madison, Wisc.-based alternative band Garbage, fronted by Scottish singer Shirley Manson, returns after a nearly five-year absence from Billboard charts, as "Blood for Poppies" enters Rock Songs at No. 45.

The song introduces the group's fifth studio album, "Not Your Kind of People," due May 15.

Garbage was a regular visitor to the Alternative Songs chart between 1995 and 2005, racking five top 10s, including the four-week No. 1 "#1 Crush" in 1997. The track followed the No. 2-peaking "Stupid Girl" in 1996, the band's biggest Hot 100 hit (No. 24).

"Poppies" is "meant to feel sort of like an abstract dream," says Manson. "It's a song about disorientation and delusion and the human struggle to stay sane in the face of insanity."

SINGING SURVIVOR: Most aspiring artists choose "American Idol," "The Voice" or "The X Factor" when seeking success on a reality TV show.

Others go for "Survivor," despite the CBS series' trademark physical challenges and lack of food (speaking of hunger games.)

Former "Survivor" contestant Chase Rice makes his Billboard chart debut this week, as "Dirt Road Communion" begins on Heatseekers Albums at No. 15 and Country Albums at No. 48. Rice finished second on "Survivor: Nicaragua," the series' 21st edition, in 2010.

Rice isn't the first "Survivor" finalist with a Billboard chart resume. Tamara "Taj" Johnson-George placed fourth on "Survivor: Tocantins" in 2009. Music fans might remember Johnson-George better for her hits with trio SWV, which banked nine top 10s on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs in 1993-98.

Proving to be music industry survivors, the singers are currently enjoying their first entry on the tally in 14 years. SWV's comeback single "Co-Sign" jumps 54-53, a new peak, this week on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs.

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