The Billboard Hot 100
As previously reported, Carly Rae Jepsen sends "Call Me Maybe" to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, dethroning Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know," featuring Kimbra, after eight weeks at the summit. Let's look at other titles that call the Hot 100 home this week.
-- David Guetta: "Titanium," featuring Sia, enters the Hot 100's top 20 (21-18) in its ninth week. On the Dance Club Songs chart, the song has made a more epic odyssey. In its 28th week on that tally (falling 15-28), it becomes the ranking's longest-running title in nearly 29 years. Thanks to early DJ support that helped the song chart prior to its proper promotion by Capitol, "Titanium" passes Darude's "Sandstorm" (27 weeks over two chart runs in 2000-02) for the lengthiest stay since Michael Jackson's "Thriller" album (back then, albums sometimes charted as singular titles on Dance Club Songs) completed a 36-week run in August 1983.
-- Justin Bieber: Current radio single "Boyfriend" remains in the Hot 100's top 10 for an 11th week (8-10), its entire chart run (after bowing at No. 2 ten weeks ago). Meanwhile, "All Around the World," featuring Ludacris, the latest preview track from Bieber's June 19 album "Believe," bows as the chart's Hot Shot Debut at No. 22 with 157,000 downloads sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Last week, the set's "Die in Your Arms" (No. 92 this week) began at No. 17 with 185,000.
-- Little Big Town: The act's "Pontoon" makes waves on the Hot 100, splashing in at No. 51. It vaults 68-18 on Hot Digital Songs (81,000, up 202%) following the group's performance of it on the June 6 CMT Music Awards (on a stage cleverly decked out as a party boat). The track sails 40-36 on Hot Country Songs with a 65% increase to 4 million audience impressions, according to Nielsen BDS.
-- The Lumineers: The band reaches the Billboard 200's top 40 in its 10th chart week with its self-titled debut album (57-31), which posts its best sales week (11,000, up 53%). Concurrently, stomp-and-clap folk rock single "Ho Hey" enters the Hot 100 at No. 90, bounding 29-10 on Rock Digital Songs (32,000, up 166%).
-- Imagine Dragons: "It's Time," from this fellow rising rock act, ranks at No. 4 on Triple A and No. 6 on Alternative, spurring its No. 93 Hot 100 arrival. It pushes 22-16 on Rock Digital Songs (25,000, up 56%).