As previously reported, Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" holds down the No. 1 slot on the Billboard Hot 100 for an eighth week and One Direction scores its highest charting single ever, as its "Best Song Ever" debuts at No. 2.
-- Macklemore & Ryan Lewis: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Same Love" is pushed back 12-11 this week, though it retains a bullet. The song continues to gain in airplay (80.5 million in Hot 100 Airplay audience, up 8%), while its sales stay fairly steady (105,000 sold in the week ending July 28, according to Nielsen SoundScan, down just 6%).
Over on the Mainstream Top 40 airplay chart, "Same Love" (featuring Mary Lambert) gives the duo its third top 10, as it jumps 14-10. The previous two singles from the pair's album "The Heist" -- "Thrift Shop" (featuring Wanz) and "Can't Hold Us" (featuring Ray Dalton) -- reigned for two and four weeks at No. 1, respectively.
With the ascent of "Same," Macklemore & Lewis has (on its first three tries) entered a three-way tie for the most Mainstream Top 40 top 10s among duos in the chart's 20-year archives. Savage Garden notched three top 10s -- all No. 1s -- in 1997-2000: "I Want You," "Truly Madly Deeply" and "I Knew I Loved You." Rap tandem OutKast matched the mark in 2003-04 with the No. 1’s "Hey Ya!" and "The Way You Move" (featuring Sleepy Brown) and the No. 4-peaking "Roses."
-- Labrinth featuring Emeli Sande: The former U.K. No. 1 "Beneath Your Beautiful" reaches the Hot 100's top 40 (rising 86-34) after the pair performed it on NBC's "America's Got Talent" (July 24). It soars 50-13 on Hot Digital Songs with a 176% increase to 92,000 downloads sold. The sum accounts for almost a quarter of its digital sales to date (390,000).
-- Taylor Swift featuring Ed Sheeran: The collaboration "Everything Has Changed" returns at a new peak (No. 41) following the release of a remix (which emphasizes its drum track). It re-enters Hot Digital Songs at No. 19, also a new best rank (66,000, up 574%), while rising 33-26 on Adult Top 40 and 33-27 on Mainstream Top 40.
-- The Lumineers: As the Lumineers' "Ho Hey" descends 43-47, it becomes just the 10th single in the Billboard Hot 100's 55-year history to spend at least 60 weeks on the survey. That it's lasted this long despite having not reached the summit -- it peaked at No. 3 the week of Dec. 29, 2012 – isn't uncommon. Of the 10 longest-charting Hot 100 hits, only three hit No. 1, led by LMFAO's "Party Rock Anthem" (68 weeks, 2011-12). Jason Mraz's "I'm Yours" has logged the longest Hot 100 run with 76 weeks. It peaked at No. 6 the week of Sept. 20, 2008.
-- Ellie Goulding: "Burn" storms into the Hot Digital Songs chart at No. 14 (82,000), igniting its No. 53 launch on the Hot 100 chart. Meanwhile, Calvin Harris' "I Need Your Love," on which she's featured, bullets at No. 19 on the Hot 100 with a smaller sales sum (54,000) than that of "Burn." However, "I Need Your Love" ranks higher on the Hot 100 thanks to its established radio presence (66 million impressions, up 9%).
-- Ross Lynch: Tracks from Disney Channel's "Teen Beach Movie" claim the top eight spots on Kid Digital Songs this week, led by "Crusin' For a Bruisin'" (credited to Lynch, Grace Phipps and Jason Evigan). While this song -- which bows at No. 82 on the Hot 100 -- marks Lynch's first Hot 100 appearance, his 13 top 10s on Kid Digital Songs mark the most among solo males since the survey launched in 2010.
-- Emblem3: The trio's "Chloe (You're the One That I Want)" bows at No. 98, ahead of the expected debut of their debut album "Nothing to Lose" on next week's Billboard 200. The act opens for Selena Gomez on her Stars Dance tour beginning on Aug. 14.