Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' Holds Atop Hot 100
The song, featuring T.I. and Pharrell, logs a fourth week at No. 1 while setting a notable sales mark. Plus, Miley Cyrus' 'We Can't Stop' roars 5-3
Robin Thicke tallies a fourth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Blurred Lines," featuring T.I. and Pharrell. Also impressively, "Lines" becomes the first song in six months to sell more than 400,000 downloads in multiple weeks.
"Lines" spends a fifth week at No. 1 on the Digital Songs chart, selling 423,000 downloads (down less than 1%) in the Nielsen SoundScan tracking week. While last week's sum (424,000) marked the year's best sales frame for a song, this week's total makes "Lines" the first title to sell more than 400,000 in multiple weeks since Taylor Swift's "I Knew You Were Trouble." sold 416,000 the week of Oct. 27, 2012, and 582,000 over the Christmas 2012 tracking period (reflected on the Digital Songs chart dated Jan. 12, 2013).
"Lines" is the first song to move more than 400,000 downloads in consecutive weeks since Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know," featuring Kimbra, achieved the feat for three weeks in a row in April/May 2012 (on its way to becoming the Hot 100's top song of last year).
"Lines" leads the Hot 100 as the chart's top Airplay Gainer for a fifth consecutive week (a streak second this year only to Bruno Mars' "When I Was Your Man," which claimed the honor over seven straight weeks). "Lines" lifts 3-2 on the Radio Songs chart with 140 million all-format audience impressions (up 23%), according to Nielsen BDS. "Lines" holds at No. 3 on Streaming Songs with 5.4 million U.S. streams (down less than 1%), according to BDS. It notches a fourth week at No. 1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and a seventh week atop the R&B Songs chart.
"Lines" (up 5%) continues its Hot 100 domination with a commanding 56% lead in overall chart points over Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" (also featuring Pharrell), which ranks at No. 2 for a third week (up 1%). The track tallies a sixth week at No. 1 on the subscription services-based On-Demand Songs chart (2 million, down 2%); rises 4-3 on Radio Songs (123 million, up 14%); holds at No. 4 on Streaming Songs (4.9 million, up 1%); and slips 4-5 on Digital Songs (189,000, down 8%).
"Lucky" leads the Dance/Electronic Songs chart for a seventh week.
Miley Cyrus' "We Can't Stop" charges 5-3 as the Hot 100's top Digital Gainer. It rises 6-2 on Digital Songs (209,000, up 30%) after a 74% gain (to 161,000) last week following the song's video premiere on June 19. "Stop" holds at No. 1 on Streaming Songs (8 million, down 16%; the clip's arrival spurred a 471% streaming increase a week ago). Radio could determine the song's staying power, and its No. 62 bow on Radio Songs (20 million, up 60%) is a positive sign for its fortunes. It pushes 27-24 in its fourth week on the Pop Songs airplay chart with the format's fourth-best gain in plays (up 50%).
With its 5-3 advance, "Stop" becomes Cyrus' second-highest-charting Hot 100 hit, bested only by "Party in the U.S.A.," which spent three weeks at No. 2 in 2009. "Stop" passes her No. 4-peaking "The Climb" (also in 2009).
Imagine Dragons' "Radioactive" backtracks 3-4 on the Hot 100, although it tops Hot Rock Songs for a 15th week and reaches the Radio Songs top five (6-5; 97 million, up 15%). It dips 3-4 on Digital Songs (194,000, down 16%) and holds at No. 5 on Streaming Songs (4.3 million, down 4%).
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Can't Hold Us," featuring Ray Dalton, rebounds 6-5 on the Hot 100 after ruling the chart for five weeks. It tops Rap Songs for an 11th week, while passing 3 million downloads sold to-date.
Florida Georgia Line's "Cruise," featuring Nelly, regresses to No. 6 from its No. 4 Hot 100 peak, although it reaches a new highpoint (10-8) on Radio Songs (76 million, up 1%). It crowns Hot Country Songs for a whopping 18th week.
Justin Timberlake's "Mirrors" is stationary on the Hot 100 at No. 7 (after peaking at No. 2). It rules Radio Songs for a seventh week (143 million, down 2%), matching his longest command on the ranking. He first led for seven weeks as a featured artist on T.I.'s "Dead and Gone" in 2009. (With Thicke's "Lines" just 3 million impressions away and surging strongly, the song is likely to dethrone "Mirrors" atop Radio Songs next week).
Bruno Mars' "Treasure" holds at No. 8 on the Hot 100, fueled in part by its 11-10 lift on Radio Songs (73 million, up 1%). With the advance, Mars extends his perfect top 10 streak on Radio Songs, as all 11 of his entries have now reached the top tier. He ties T-Pain (11) for the longest career-opening top 10 streak among males dating to the list's December 1990 launch and is now within one of tying Mariah Carey (12) for the best start among all acts. (Carey's first 12 entries reached the Radio Songs top 10 beginning with "Love Takes Time"; the chart originated after her prior single, "Vision of Love," launched her career, spending four weeks at No. 1 on the Hot 100 in August 1990.)
Rounding out the Hot 100's top tier, Selena Gomez's No. 6-peaking "Come & Get It" stays at No. 9 and Ariana Grande's No. 9 hit "The Way," featuring Mac Miller, returns to the top 10 (11-10).
Check Billboard.com tomorrow (July 4), 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.