Hot 100 Chart Moves: Twenty One Pilots 'Ride' Into the Top 40
The duo follows its No. 2 smash "Stressed Out." Plus, moves for P!nk, Sia, OneRepublic & X Ambassadors.
As previously reported, Drake tallies a second nonconsecutive week atop the Billboard Hot 100 (dated June 4) with "One Dance" (featuring WizKid and Kyla), which rebounds 2-1. The song returns to the top after Justin Timberlake soared in at No. 1 last week with "Can't Stop the Feeling!," which this week drops to No. 3.
Who else makes noteworthy moves on the Hot 100?
P!nk, "Just Like Fire"
The twin powers of a highly-anticipated movie and the Billboard Music Awards are combining to help send P!nk to her first hit single in three years. "Fire" lifts 30-26 on the Hot 100 with top Digital Gainer honors, as it leaps 16-8 on the Digital Songs sales chart with 60,000 downloads sold (up 18 percent) in the week ending May 19, according to Nielsen Music.
P!nk scores her 10th top 10 on Digital Songs and first since "Just Give Me a Reason," featuring Nate Ruess, led the list for four weeks in spring 2013. Their collaboration also topped the Hot 100 for three weeks, marking P!nk's fourth No. 1.
"Fire" is from the Disney movie Alice Through the Looking Glass, new in theaters in North America tomorrow (May 27). The buzz of the film's premiere should continue to spark "Fire," as should P!nk's trademark acrobatic performance of the song on the Billboard Music Awards, broadcast live on ABC from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas May 22. Sales gains for all BBMAs performers and winners following the festivities will show on next week's charts, covering the tracking week ending May 26.
Sia feat. Sean Paul, "Cheap Thrills"
The song hits a new high in its 14th week on the Hot 100 (38-34), fueled by its continued growth in radio audience (20 million, up 38 percent) and sales (27,000, 11 percent).
Twenty One Pilots, "Ride"
The pair's hit single "Stressed Out" rose to No. 2 on the Hot 100 dated Feb. 27 and, as it descends 13-15, has spent all of 2016 in the top 20. Now, follow-up "Ride" becomes the duo's second top 40 hit on the Hot 100, jumping 45-36. "Ride" rebounds 2-1 for a seventh total week atop the Alternative Songs airplay chart; Stressed" led the list for 12 weeks.
The twosome dominates Rock Streaming Songs, as "Stressed and "Ride" hold at Nos. 1 and 2, with 9.3 million and 6.1 million U.S. streams, respectively.
OneRepublic, "Wherever I Go"
The Ryan Tedder-led group returns to the Hot 100, as the pure-pop track debuts at No. 67. It starts on Digital Songs at No. 31 (30,000 sold) and zips 27-19 in its second week on the Adult Pop Songs airplay chart.
X Ambassadors, "Unsteady"
X Ambassadors follow their No. 17-peaking Hot 100 hit "Renegades," also an 11-week Alternative Songs No. 1, as "Unsteady" debuts at No. 99; it rose to No. 4 on Alternative Songs in February. "Unsteady" lifts 8-5 on Rock Digital Songs (21,000, up 40 percent) and 18-15 on Rock Streaming Songs (2.2 million, up 5 percent).