Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Still Atop Hot 100, Robin Thicke Reaches Top 10
The duo maintains its command for a fifth week with 'Can't Hold Us,' while 'Blurred Lines' soars upward.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis notch a fifth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Can't Hold Us," featuring Ray Dalton. Robin Thicke, meanwhile, lands his first Hot 100 top 10, as "Blurred Lines," featuring T.I. and Pharrell, roars 11-6, fueled in part by a 3-1 rise on Digital Songs.
"Can't Hold Us" remains atop the Hot 100 despite not currently leading any of the list's three main component charts (a feat last managed by Pink's "Just Give Me a Reason," featuring Nate Ruess, five weeks ago). "Hold" falls 1-5 after five weeks in charge of Digital Songs, decreasing by 13% to 184,000 downloads sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan, and 2-3 on Streaming Songs, drawing 5 million U.S. streams in the tracking week (down 11%), according to Nielsen BDS. The cut's airplay continues to grow, however, as "Hold" pushes 3-2 on Radio Songs with 131 million all-format audience impressions (up 3%), according to BDS.
With the pair's prior establishing hit "Thrift Shop," featuring Wanz (now at No. 14), having reached the top 10 on the Hot 100 dated Jan. 5 (before it reigned for six weeks), Macklemore and Lewis this week become the only act to place at least one title in the chart's top 10 each week this year (24 weeks in all in that span). The rapper and producer had shared the feat with Bruno Mars, who'd achieved the distinction with "Locked Out of Heaven" and "When I Was Your Man." (All four songs spent time atop the Hot 100). "Man," however, falls out of the top tier this week (10-11).
"Hold" racks a seventh week at No. 1 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Rap Songs charts.
After four weeks of no movement in the Hot 100's top three, Justin Timberlake's "Mirrors" contributes to a slight shake-up, lifting 3-2. Passing the No. 3 peak of his previous single "Suit & Tie," featuring Jay-Z, Timberlake tallies his highest rank since "Dead and Gone," on which he assisted T.I., peaked at No. 2 in early 2009. He last placed higher as a guest, with Nelly Furtado, on Timbaland's two-week No. 1 "Give It to Me" in April 2007. A month earlier, he'd crowned the chart with his own "What Goes Around…Comes Around."
"Mirrors" tops Radio Songs for a third week (up 2% to 154 million, his best weekly audience for any of his singles), while dropping 9-10 on Digital Songs (131,000, down 7%) and 10-12 on Streaming Songs (3.2 million, down 9%).
"Hold" keeps "Mirrors" from the Hot 100's top spot despite a 7% downturn in overall chart points; "Mirrors" decreases by 3%.
As Daft Punk's "Random Access Memories" notches a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, the set's lead single, "Get Lucky," featuring Pharrell Williams, rises 4-3 with top Streaming Gainer kudos for a third straight week. The track scores a second week at No. 1 on the subscription services-based On-Demand Songs chart (2.2 million, up 2%) and jumps 3-2 on Streaming Songs (5.6 million, up 9%), 5-4 on Digital Songs (190,000, up 5%) and 12-8 on Radio Songs (64 million, up 22%), marking the duo's first Radio Songs top 10. "Get Lucky" registers a third week at No. 1 on Dance/Electronic Songs and a second on top of Dance/Club Play Songs (3-1), where it's the first title to claim multiple weeks at the summit since Rihanna's "We Found Love," featuring Calvin Harris (Nov. 19-26, 2011). ("Found" topped the Hot 100 for 10 weeks, Rihanna's longest command on the chart.)
P!nk's previously noted former three-week No. 1 "Reason" descends 2-4 on the Hot 100, while Florida Georgia Line's "Cruise," featuring Nelly, stays at its No. 5 peak in its 35th week. "Cruise" docks at No. 10 on Radio Songs (down from No. 9, although with an 11% gain to 62 million). It backtracks 2-3 on Digital Songs (196,000, down 1%) and climbs 16-14 on Streaming Songs (although with a 7% loss to 2.8 million). The track tops Hot Country Songs for a 14th week.
Thicke boasts the lone new entry in the Hot 100's top 10, as "Blurred Lines" blasts 11-6 with top Airplay Gainer honors. The sultry song surges 46-17 on Radio Songs with a 68% gain to 48 million. It concurrently becomes his first Digital Songs No. 1 (3-1) via a 20% increase to 229,000. On Streaming Songs, the cut climbs 33-25 (2.1 million, up 16%).
Thicke had previously peaked as high as No. 14 on the Hot 100 with his first entry, "Lost Without U," in 2007. "Blurred Lines" featured act Williams – also at No. 3 on Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" – adds his sixth Hot 100 top 10 (after collecting his first four in 2003-06), and his first set of concurrent top 10s, while T.I. tallies his 11th and first since the aforementioned "Dead and Gone" (2009).
"Blurred Lines" leads the R&B Songs chart for a third week.
Rounding out the Hot 100's top 10, Selena Gomez's "Come & Get It" retreats from its No. 6 peak to No. 7, although it climbs 10-9 on Radio Songs (64 million, up 18%); Imagine Dragons' "Radioactive" rebounds 9-8, while ruling Hot Rock Songs for an 11th week; Icona Pop's "I Love It," featuring Charli XCX, regresses to No. 9 from its No. 7 highpoint, although it charges 6-5 on Radio Songs (89 million, up 5%); and, Rihanna's former No. 3 hit "Stay," featuring Mikky Ekko, falls 8-10; since debuting at No. 57 the week of Feb. 23, the ballad has spent its subsequent 16 weeks in the top 10.
Check Billboard.com tomorrow (June 6), when all rankings, including the Hot 100 in its entirety and Digital Songs, Radio Songs, Streaming Songs and On-Demand Songs will be refreshed, as they are each Thursday.