As previously reported, Maroon 5 notches its third No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, as "One More Night" lifts 2-1. What other songs make notable moves on the Hot 100 and other singles charts?
-- "Glee" Cast: Following the cast's cover of Imagine Dragons' "It's Time" on the Fox series' fourth season premiere (Sept. 13), the original version gains by 62% to 64,000 downloads sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan, and enters the Hot 100's top 40 for the first time in its 15 weeks on the chart, rising 49-33. The TV ensemble's take, meanwhile, arrives at No. 95 with 41,000 sold.
How do the digital sales of the first batch of "Glee" singles this year compare with the cast's haul this time last year, when the show's third season premiered, and the year before? This year, six singles were released accompanying the season opener, totaling 157,000 downloads sold. Last year, the cast's opening-week sales totaled a slightly lower sum (149,000); however, only five songs were released that week, so the average download sale total was slightly higher (30,000 last year vs. 26,000 this year).
While song sales for the "Glee" premiere weeks this year and last year are largely comparable, both heavily trail that of 2010, the first fall season in which the series returned with at least five tracks. (That was the show's second fall premiere; after its June 2009 first episode, it returned with just two tracks that September, totaling 75,000 in sales.) The fall premiere-week of 2010, the cast's five first-week singles totaled a whopping 409,000 in sales, led by "Empire State of Mind" (106,461).
Still, the "Glee" cast extends one of the Hot 100's most prominent records: "It's Time" is its 204th entry on the chart. Who's second? Read on.
-- Lil Wayne: As he debuts as a guest (with 2 Chainz) on Juicy J's "Bandz a Make Her Dance," the Hot 100's top debut at No. 71 (arriving with 39,000 sold), Lil Wayne ties Elvis Presley for the most Hot 100 appearances among men: 108. The pair trails only the "Glee" cast's 204 visits for the most since the chart launched the week of Aug. 4, 1958.
Two caveats: Presley's career, and some of his signature hits -- like "Heartbreak Hotel," "Don't Be Cruel" and "Hound Dog" -- predated the Hot 100's inception, so he would've had approximately 30 more entries (counting his appearances on pre-Hot 100 Billboard airplay/sales/jukebox charts) had the Hot 100 existed when he arrived. And, while Presley was billed as the lead artist on all 108 of his chart hits, Weezy has been the lead on 42 of his, showing as a featured act on his other 66. (His latest entry as a lead, "No Worries," featuring Detail, notably, rises 96-58 in its second week.)
-- Of Monsters and Men, Linkin Park: While songs are generally removed from the Hot 100 if below No. 50 after 20 weeks, per the chart's recurrent rules, two songs remain on (and bulleted) past that age this week, since they're still building in airplay. Of Monsters and Men's "Little Talks" dips 52-53 in its 24th week, as it gains by 13% to 11 million audience impressions, according to Nielsen BDS; and, Linkin Park's "Burn It Down" rises 67-66 in its 22nd frame, increasing slightly to 17 million in audience. The latter song lifts 30-25 on Mainstream Top 40 (after peaking at No. 1 on Alternative last month).
-- Lifehouse: "Between the Raindrops," featuring Natasha Bedingfield, opens at No. 79 on the Hot 100, fueled by 51,000 first-week downloads sold. The collaboration previews Lifehouse's upcoming sixth studio album.
-- Carly Rae Jepsen: The rising Canadian rookie offers a third taste of her debut U.S. album, "Kiss," as "This Kiss" bows at No. 86 on the Hot 100 with 45,000 downloads sold. Her introductory smash "Call Me Maybe" topped the Hot 100 for nine weeks, while follow-up "Good Time," with Owl City, bullets at No. 9 after rising as high as No. 8. All three songs appear on the set, which is due on next week's Billboard 200.