'California Gurls' Is Undeniable: Song Sets Pop Songs Record
A week after reaching the chart's summit, Katy Perry's "California Gurls," featuring Snoop Dogg, rewrites the mark for most weekly plays in the 17-year history of Billboard's Pop Songs radio airplay chart.
"California Gurls" logged 11,816 plays among the survey's 132 panelists, an average of 90 plays per station, in the chart's tracking week of June 21-27, according to Nielsen BDS. The song passes the 11,224 plays tallied by previous record-holder Ke$ha's "TiK ToK" on the chart dated Feb. 6, 2010.
Up 1,327 plays (13%), "California Gurls" claims the Pop Songs chart's Greatest Gainer award for a fifth time in its seven chart weeks.
Here is an updated look at the titles that have notched the highest weekly plays totals on Pop Songs.:
Highest Weekly Plays Total, Artist (Year)
11,816, "California Gurls," Katy Perry Feat. Snoop Dogg (2010)
11,224, "TiK ToK," Ke$ha (2010)
10,859, "Bad Romance," Lady Gaga (2010)
10,819, "Break Your Heart," Taio Cruz Feat. Ludacris (2010)
10,665, "Bleeding Love," Leona Lewis (2008)
"California Gurls" continues its multi-format march. The song pushes 3-2 on Adult Pop Songs, debuts at No. 26 on Adult Contemporary and bounds 40-29 on Dance/Club Play Songs.
The song has spent the last three weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The track previews Perry's album "Teenage Dream," due Aug. 24.
All charts will be refreshed Thursday (July 1) on Billboard.com.