Ask Billboard: Chart Moves, Like 'Jagger'
Ask Billboard: Chart Moves, Like 'Jagger'

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Hi Gary,

Here's some fun with adjacent titles on the Hot 100 this week.

Usually, the term is 'head over heels.' On this week's chart, however, it's "Heels" over "Head." Pistol Annies' "Hell on Heels" steps in as the Hot Shot Debut at No. 55, while Lupe Fiasco's "Out of My Head," featuring Trey Songz, ranks at No. 56.

And, as two "Head"s are better than one, Andy Grammer's "Keep Your Head Up" follows at No. 57.

A bit lower on the list, we have the recipe for a beautiful, laid-back day:

No. 83, "Fish," Craig Campbell
No. 84, "Sail," AWOLNATION
No. 85, "Walk," Foo Fighters

All best done, of course, when the world outside is "Brighter Than the Sun," to quote Colbie Caillat's new single ... at No. 82.

Pablo Nelson
Berkeley, California

Thanks Pablo,

In additional back-to-back-to-back chart headlines, on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, Lil Wayne appears on each title in the top three:

TW-LW, Title, Artist(s)
1-1, "I'm on One," DJ Khaled featuring Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne
2-2, "Motivation," Kelly Rowland featuring Lil Wayne
3-4, "How to Love," Lil Wayne

As "Love" reaches a new peak, Weezy makes history as the first artist in the Nielsen Music era (Dec. 5, 1992-present) to concurrently lock down the chart's top three spots simultaneously.

Not a bad way to further fuel interest in "Tha Carter IV," expected to crown next week's Billboard 200.

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