Hot 100 Chart Moves: Meghan Trainor Hits Top 40, Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars Debut
Trainor soars with her second hit, while Ronson's scorching soul/pop track brings the writer/producer out from behind the scenes. Plus, chart action for Vance Joy, Lorde & One Direction.
As previously reported, Taylor Swift makes history by becoming the first woman to replace herself at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, as "Blank Space" succeeds "Shake It Off" at the summit. Plus, Sam Smith and Nick Jonas both jump into the top 10.
What other acts write their names in notable spaces on the Hot 100 this week?
Vance Joy, "Riptide"
Belying its title, "Riptide" reaches the top 40's shores at last in its 21st week, rising 46-32. The rollicking track spends its 20th straight week in the Hot Rock Songs top 10.
Meghan Trainor, "Lips Are Movin"
Trainor tallies her second top 40 Hot 100 hit, as "Lips Are Movin" surges 50-38. The song, similarly sassy to her debut eight-week No. 1 "All About That Bass" (now at No. 2), gains by 21 percent to 2.4 million U.S. streams in the week ending Nov. 16, according to Nielsen BDS. It should blast onto the Streaming Songs chart next week following the Nov. 19 premiere of its official video, a tie-in with Hewlett Packard and numerous social-media stars.
Mark Ronson, "Uptown Funk!," featuring Bruno Mars
After co-producing Mars' six-week 2012-13 Hot 100 No. 1 "Locked Out of Heaven," Ronson reteams with the star, taking lead billing on his first entry on the chart as an artist. The song starts as the Hot Shot Debut at No. 65. The first single from Ronson's Uptown Special (due Jan. 27) begins largely thanks to its No. 18 debut on Digital Songs, arriving with 54,000 first-week downloads sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Ronson is no stranger to the Hot 100: He first reached the chart as a co-writer of Christina Aguilera's No. 19-peaking ballad "Hurt" in 2006. In 2007, he rose to No. 9 as the producer of Amy Winehouse's "Rehab." Like Trainor's new hit, "Funk" should likewise bound in streaming following the Nov. 19 posting of its official clip.
Lorde, "Yellow Flicker Beat"
After spending a week on the Hot 100 at No. 74 six weeks ago, the single from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 returns at No. 82, fueled by its Kanye West remix. The new version accounts for 61 percent of the song's 26,000 downloads sold in the week ending Nov. 16.
One Direction, "18" & "Where Do Broken Hearts Go"
The boy band prepares for its Billboard 200 takeover with two debuts from its new album Four: "18" (co-written by Ed Sheeran) and "Where Do Broken Hearts Go" bow at Nos. 87 and 88, respectively. (The latter is not a remake of Whitney Houston's 1988 No. 1 ballad.) As previously reported, the set is expected to storm the Billboard 200 at No. 1 with sales of more than 400,000 next week.