As previously reported, Taylor Swift spends a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together." While the song's digital sales decline by 51% to 307,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan, the track logs a 30% increase to 67 million audience impressions, according to Nielsen BDS, and rises 14-13 on Hot 100 Airplay. Who else has got it together on the Hot 100 and other song charts?
-- Neon Trees: The band's "Everybody Talks" pushes 14-11, while reaching the top 10 on Hot 100 Airplay and Hot Digital Songs. It rises 12-9 on Hot 100 Airplay with 75 million in audience impressions (up 13%) and 15-10 on Hot Digital Songs with 99,000 downloads sold (up 10%). As previously reported, the song concurrently enters the top 10 on the Mainstream Top 40 airplay chart.
-- Train: As "50 Ways to Say Goodbye" charges 52-34, Train ties its fastest ascent to the top 40. "Meet Virginia" (1999), "Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)" (2001) and previous single "Drive By" (which reached No. 10 in May) also rolled to the region in seven weeks. "50 Ways" advances 27-20 on Hot Digital Songs (70,000, up 31%).
-- Mumford & Sons: Although sales for "I Will Wait," the first single from the band's sophomore album, Babel (due Sept. 25), wane (51,000, down 50%), pushing the song down 37-66 (after debuting at No. 23 two weeks ago), the track becomes the group's first No. 1 on the Triple A airplay chart, where it lifts 3-1. The group had reached No. 2 on Triple A with "Little Lion Man" (2010) and "The Cave" (2011).
-- Muse: "Madness," from Muse's sixth album, The 2nd Law (due Oct. 2), bows as the highest new entry on Rock Songs (No. 8; 7 million in audience), Rock Digital Songs (No. 13; 33,000 downloads sold) and the Hot 100 (No. 84). On the Social 50, the band blasts back in at No. 4 after rising no higher than No. 37 early last year.
-- The Script feat. will.i.am: The collaboration "Hall of Fame," a debut at No. 87, stems from the Script's Danny O'Donoghue and will.i.am having served on the recently-wrapped first season (or series, as the British say) of BBC One's "The Voice UK." (Will.i.am, meanwhile, previewed his forthcoming album by premiering the truly out-of-this-world single "Reach for the Stars" from Mars via the Curiosity rover.) "Fame" flies 40-34 (up 25% in plays) in its second week on Adult Top 40.