Train's "Drive By" chugs into the Billboard Hot 100's top 10 at last, while Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know," featuring Kimbra, spends a fifth week at No. 1.
"Drive" motors 11-10 on the Hot 100, marking the chart's longest ascent to the top 10 this year. It completes the slowest climb to the top tier since Lupe Fiasco's "The Show Goes On" reached the region in its 21st frame the week of June 4, 2011.
"Drive" marks Train's third Hot 100 top 10. The San Francisco band sent "Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)" to No. 5 in 2001. Almost nine years later, the group returned to the top 10 with "Hey, Soul Sister," which rose to No. 3 in April 2010. With 5.9 million downloads sold, the latter song is the best-selling digital single by a rock band since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking download sales in 2003.
Now, Train is back in the top 10 after a wait of less than just two years.
"Drive" bullets at No. 13 for a second week on the Hot 100 Airplay radio chart with 59 million all-format audience impressions (up 4%), according to Nielsen BDS; dips 11-12 on Hot Digital Songs with 92,000 downloads sold in the May 7-13 tracking week (down 2%), according to SoundScan; and, holds at No. 13 on the On-Demand Songs chart with 508,000 on-demand streams (down 5%), according to BDS.
Gotye's "Somebody," meanwhile, remains in charge of the Hot 100 for a fifth week. It passes Bruno Mars' "Grenade" (four weeks at No. 1 in January/February 2011) and "Just the Way You Are" (four weeks, October 2010) for the longest reign by a lead solo male artist since Eminem's "Love the Way You Lie," featuring Rihanna, led for seven weeks in the summer of 2010.
"Somebody" gains on Hot 100 Airplay, where it holds at No. 2 (132 million, up 7%), while remaining atop Hot Digital Songs (321,000, down 8%) and On-Demand Songs (1.3 million, down 8%).
Maroon 5's "Payphone," featuring Wiz Khalifa, rises 3-2 on the Hot 100 after spending its first three weeks at No. 3. The song scores top Streaming Gainer honors, pushing 4-2 on On-Demand Songs (1 million, up 19%). It remains at No. 2 on Hot Digital Songs (293,000, up 2%), while jumping 11-10 on Hot 100 Airplay (67 million, up 16%) in just its fourth week on the list. It's the group's fastest ascent to the Hot 100 Airplay top 10 and the quickest among all acts since Katy Perry's "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" also needed just four frames to crack the top 10 in July 2011.
fun.'s "We Are Young," featuring Janelle Monae, drops 2-3 after logging six weeks atop the Hot 100 in March and April, while Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" stays static at No. 4 but adds the chart's top Airplay Gainer tag, thanks to an 18-12 vault on Hot 100 Airplay (61 million, up 27%). The track maintains its No. 3 rank on Hot Digital Songs (23 million, up 12%) and slips 3-4 on On-Demand Songs, although with a 1% increase to 1 million on-demand streams.
Flo Rida's "Wild Ones," featuring Sia, rounds out the Hot 100's top five at No. 5 for a second week. The collaboration climbs 4-3 on Hot 100 Airplay (106 million, up 3%) and 9-7 on Hot Digital Songs (150,000, up 8%), while remaining at No. 9 on On-Demand Songs (686,000, down 4%).
Closing out the Hot 100's top 10 above Train's "Drive," Nicki Minaj's No. 5-peaking "Starships" rebounds 7-6; One Direction's "What Makes You Beautiful" rises 9-7 after peaking at No. 4; the Wanted's former No. 3 hit "Glad You Came" slips 6-8; and, Justin Bieber's "Boyfriend" slides 8-9.
Check billboard.biz tomorrow (May 17), 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.