Maroon 5 Spends Eighth Week Atop Hot 100
Maroon 5 Spends Eighth Week Atop Hot 100

Like this week's other major popular competition, the incumbent remains in charge atop the Billboard Hot 100.

Maroon 5's "One More Night" spends an eighth week at No. 1, fending off Korean rapper PSY's "Gangnam Style," which logs a seventh straight frame at No. 2.

With its continued command, Maroon 5 doubles its previous longest Hot 100 reign. The group's "Moves Like Jagger," featuring Christina Aguilera, led the list for four weeks last year. (Its other No. 1, "Makes Me Wonder," ruled for three weeks in 2007.)

The race for No. 1 wasn't as close as last week, when just 600 overall chart points separated "Night" and "Style." As "Night" declines by 4% in points and "Style" decreases by 9%, approximately 2,000 points separate the songs this week.

Maroon 5 No. 1, PSY No. 2 On Hot 100 For Sixth Straight Week

Instrumental in "Night" remaining atop the Hot 100 is that it continues to gain in radio audience, while "Style" decreases in listenership for a second week. "Night" logs a fifth week at No. 1 on the Hot 100 Airplay chart with a 1% increase to 134 million all-format audience impressions, according to Nielsen BDS. "Style" dips by 7% to 55 million, falling 13-14 on the ranking.

"Style," meanwhile, maintains its No. 1 standings on the Hot Digital Songs and On-Demand Songs charts, although it and "Night" both decrease in points on each survey.

"Style" spends a fourth week atop Hot Digital Songs, registering an 11% slide to 226,000 downloads sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It does, however, pass 2 million downloads sold to date (2.1 million). "Night" holds at No. 4 on Hot Digital Songs, down by 6% to 134,000.

On On-Demand Songs, "Style" leads for a fourth week with 867,000 on-demand streams (down 8%), according to BDS. "Night" dips 2-3 on the chart (785,000, down 6%).

The songs are the first to place at Nos. 1 and 2, respectively, for seven consecutive weeks since Rihanna's "We Found Love," featuring Calvin Harris, kept LMFAO's "Sexy and I Know It" at No. 2 for seven frames last November/December (after which "Sexy" switched spots with "Love" at last). "Style" is the first song to spend seven weeks at No. 2 on the Hot 100 without rising to the summit (so far, at least) since Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance" tallied seven (non-consecutive) weeks peaking in the runner-up spot in 2009-10.

Below the week's most closely-watched campaign among chart pundits, fun.'s "Some Nights" holds at its No. 3 peak in its 37th week on the Hot 100. After the band performed the song (as well as new single "Carry On") on NBC's "Saturday Night Live" (Nov. 3), it lifts 3-2 on Hot 100 Airplay (100 million, up 1%) and bullets at No. 6 for a second week on Hot Digital Songs (116,000, up 4%). With its latest weekly sales sum, "Nights" passes 3 million in sales since its release (3.1 million).

Rihanna's "Diamonds" climbs 5-4 in its sixth week on the Hot 100 with top Airplay Gainer honors for a second week while adding the chart's top Streaming Gainer award. It rises 9-7 on Hot 100 Airplay (85 million, up 15%) and 6-2 on On-Demand Songs (807,000, up 18%). "Diamonds" holds at No. 5 on Hot Digital Songs with a 1% loss to 121,000.) The song previews Rihanna's seventh studio album, "Unapologetic," due Nov. 19.

Taylor Swift's former three-week No. 1 "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" ranks at No. 5 on the Hot 100, followed by Ke$ha's "Die Young" (4-6). Despite its positional retreat, "Young" pushes 5-4 on On-Demand Songs (781,000, up 11%) and bullets again at No. 11 on Hot 100 Airplay (71 million, up 8%). "Young" is the first single from Ke$ha's album "Warrior," due Dec. 4.

Bruno Mars' "Locked Out of Heaven" remains at No. 7 on the Hot 100 with gains in airplay and streaming. The song jumps 15-12 on Hot 100 Airplay (62 million, up 18%) and 37-22 on On-Demand Songs (432,000, up 19%). "Heaven," a non-mover on Hot Digital Songs at No. 2 (149,000, down 7%), ushers in Mars' sophomore set, "Unorthodox Jukebox," due Dec. 11.

Justin Bieber's "As Long as You Love Me," featuring Big Sean, slips 6-8 on the Hot 100, trailed by Alex Clare's "Too Close" (8-9) and Ne-Yo's "Let Me Love You (Until You Learn to Love Yourself)" (9-10). Although it falls one spot on the Hot 100, "Learn" advances 6-5 on Hot 100 Airplay (93 million, up 7%) and 31-27 on On-Demand Songs (411,000, up 3%).

Check billboard.biz tomorrow (Nov. 8), when all rankings, including the Hot 100, Hot Digital Songs, Hot 100 Airplay and On-Demand Songs, will be refreshed, as they are each Thursday.

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