Lady Gaga Sets Latest Chart Record
Another week, another milestone chart achievement for Lady Gaga.
The singer's "Bad Romance" sets the record for most weekly plays registered in the 17-year history of Billboard's Pop Songs radio airplay tally, as the cut logged 10,859 plays in the tracking week of Jan. 11-17, according to Nielsen BDS. Airing on all 130 reporters monitored for the chart, "Bad Romance" received an average of 84 plays per station last week, or one spin every two hours on each panelist.
"Bad Romance" reigns for a third week on Pop Songs, which, along with all our charts, will be refreshed Thursday on billboard.com.
Lady Gaga's smash passes the sum of 10,665 plays totaled by Leona Lewis' "Bleeding Love" on the chart dated May 17, 2008. Here is a look at the titles that have notched the highest weekly plays totals on Pop Songs, a list that includes two tracks by Lady Gaga:
Highest Weekly Plays Total, Song, Artist (Year)
10,859, "Bad Romance," Lady Gaga (2010)
10,665, "Bleeding Love," Leona Lewis (2008)
10,495, "So What," Pink (2008)
10,394, "Apologize," Timbaland featuring OneRepublic (2007)
10,379, "Poker Face," Lady Gaga (2009)
Two weeks ago, Lady Gaga became the first artist to send her first five singles to the Pop Songs summit when "Bad Romance" ascended to No. 1.