Chart Moves: Icona Pop Reaches Hot 100's Top 40 Following SXSW; Muse Hits New Hot 100 High Due To Crossover Growth

As previously reported, "Harlem Shake," the viral smash from Baauer, logs a fifth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and P!nk reaches the top 10 with "Just Give Me a Reason," featuring fun.'s Nate Ruess. Who else is having fun on the Hot 100 and other song charts this week?
 
-- Icona Pop: The Swedish duo reaches the Hot 100's top 40 with "I Love It" (featuring Charli XCX), its first Hot 100 entry. The song soars 54-37 in its seventh week following the pair's maiden appearance at South By Southwest in Austin, Texas (March 13). Aided by the exposure, the track bounds 37-17 (72,000 downloads sold, up 39%, according to Nielsen SoundScan) on Hot Digital Songs. It lifts 65-62 on Hot 100 Airplay (18 million audience impressions, up 6%, according to Nielsen BDS) and heads toward the Streaming Songs chart (934,000 streams, up 39%).
 
-- Muse: Following a four-week break, "Madness" returns to the Hot 100 at a new peak (No. 53). After setting the mark for the longest reign in the Alternative chart's history (19 weeks), it gains on Adult Top 40 (14-13) and Mainstream Top 40 (30-29), helping to relight its Hot 100 fire. Follow-up single "Panic Station" bullets at No. 12 for a second week on Alternative.
 
-- Phillip Phillips: After his performance of "Gone, Gone, Gone" on Fox's "American Idol" (March 14), the song from the series' reigning champion vaults 100-59 on the Hot 100. It also claims the Digital Gainer award on Hot Rock Songs, where it jumps 15-12, and leaps 15-4 on Rock Digital Songs (65,000, up 257%). Phillips' debut album, The World From the Side of the Moon, meanwhile, is the Top Rock Albums chart's Greatest Gainer (14-9; 22,000, up 90%).
 
-- Taylor Swift: Following the start of her Red tour in Omaha, Neb. (March 13), "22," the third pop single from her album Red, re-enters the Hot 100 at No. 64, Hot Digital Songs at No. 57 (32,000, up 163%) and arrives as the highest debut (No. 61) on Hot 100 Airplay (18 million, up 115%). "22" first charted on the Hot 100 at a rank doubling its title (No. 44) and on Hot Digital Songs (No. 7) the week of Nov. 10 (with sales of 108,000) concurrent with the debut of Red atop the Billboard 200.
 
-- Jason Aldean: "1994," Aldean's ode to the year that Joe Diffie ruled Hot Country Songs with two No. 1s, enters the Hot 100 at No. 93. It becomes the eighth Hot 100 hit whose title doubles as a year. Others include Phoenix's "1901," Bowling for Soup's "1985" and, perhaps most famously, Prince's "1999." "1994" climbs 31-27 on Hot Country Songs.
 
-- Darius Rucker: His cover of Old Crow Medicine Show's "Wagon Wheel" rolls 11-5 on Hot Country Songs in its 10th week. It steps 3-2 on Country Digital Songs (61,000, up 10%) and bullets at No. 18 on Country Airplay (14.7 million, up 20%). Meanwhile, the band's original take (from 2004) sells another 15,000 and ranks at No. 28 on Country Digital Songs; it's sold 1.2 million to date. Rucker's version is up to 354,000 since its release.
 
-- Wale: "Bad," featuring Tiara Thomas, makes a 13-9 move on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. It marks the D.C. rapper's fifth top-tier title, as well as his best showing since "Bag of Money," featuring Rick Ross, Meek Mill and T-Pain, peaked at No. 2 last year. Yesterday (March 20), Wale released a trailer announcing that his third album will be titled The Gifted, which will hit retail on June 25.
 
Additional reporting by Wade Jessen and Rauly Ramirez

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