Chart Moves: Taylor Swift Adds To Already Legendary Hot 100 History
Chart Moves: Taylor Swift Adds To Already Legendary Hot 100 History

As previously reported, Maroon 5 spends a seventh week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "One More Night," holding off PSY's "Gangnam Style," which remains at No. 2 for a sixth frame. Plus, Bruno Mars ("Locked Out of Heaven") and Chris Brown ("Don't Wake Me Up") reach the top 10. What other songs lock up notable moves on the Hot 100 and other singles charts?

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

-- Taylor Swift: The country/pop superstar debuts five songs on the Hot 100 from the Billboard 200's new No. 1 album "Red," upping her total to 56 Hot 100 hits since she first graced the list in 2006. She passes Connie Francis (53) and ties Madonna and Dionne Warwick for the most appearances among women in the chart's 54-year history. Swift, Madonna and Warwick now trail only Aretha Franklin (73) for the lead among women.

Swift's "22" earns Hot Shot Debut honors on the Hot 100 at No. 44, followed by "I Almost Do" (No. 65), "Everything Has Changed" (No. 67), "All Too Well" (No. 80) and "Stay Stay Stay" (No. 91). The songs join "Red" track "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" (No. 11, after reigning for three weeks) on the tally, while the set's "I Knew You Were Trouble" (No. 3 peak), the title cut (No. 6), "Begin Again" (No. 7) and "State of Grace" previously charted as preview singles from the album.

Radio remains committed to "Red," as "Never" continues its march up Mainstream Top 40 (No. 2), Adult Top 40 (No. 7) and Adult Contemporary (No. 10), while second country radio single "Begin" bounds 21-19 in its fifth week on Country Airplay.

-- Flo Rida: "I Cry," the rapper's reinvention of Brenda Russell's No. 6-peaking 1988 ballad "Piano in the Dark" jumps 24-15 on the Hot 100 in its fifth week. At four frames on Hot Digital Songs, the track reaches the top 10 (12-8; 104,000 downloads sold, up 21%, according to Nielsen SoundScan) the fastest of the first four singles from the rapper's album "Wild Ones." "Good Feeling" marked the set's prior best (five weeks).

-- Alicia Keys:
"Girl on Fire" enters the Hot 100's top 30 (47-28), spurred by a 28-12 blast on Hot Digital Songs (75,000, up 46%). Likely aiding the move: the release of the song's official video (now at more than 5 million YouTube views) on Oct. 19.

-- Adele: "Skyfall," the theme to the James Bond movie of the same name (due in theaters on Nov. 9), dips 45-52 on the Hot 100 after launching at No. 8 three weeks ago. Following its early sales splash, it falls by 27% (to 62,000) and drops 13-19 on Hot Digital Songs. Still, adult radio is supporting the song, which bullets at No. 13 with the third-best gain on Adult Contemporary and lifts 16-15 with the fourth-best increase on Adult Top 40. It wouldn't be surprising if the song receives a retail boost, and continues building in airplay, from upcoming buzz surrounding the film's opening.

-- Nicki Minaj: "Va Va Voom," the new pop radio single from "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded," re-enters the Hot 100 at No. 98 (after spending a week at No. 79 upon the album's April arrival). The song bows on Hot 100 Airplay at No. 71 (18 million in all-format audience impressions, up 193%, according to Nielsen BDS) and Mainstream Top 40 at No. 37.

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