Chart Moves: 2 Chainz, Wiz Khalifa Make 'Fast & Furious' Rise; Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift Set Country Airplay Record; Ke$ha Debuts On Hot 100
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As previously reported, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis notch a fifth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Can't Hold Us," featuring Ray Dalton. Who else makes news on the Hot 100 and other song charts this week?
 
-- 2 Chainz Feat. Wiz Khalifa: The rappers' "We Own It (Fast & Furious)" blasts 61-16 on the Hot 100 with top Digital Gainer honors in its second week. The rise is tied primarily to the song’s 208,000 downloads sold, a 137% increase, according to Nielsen SoundScan, which also spurs a 3-1 jump on Rap Digital Songs. For 2Chainz, the impressive sales figure marks his biggest yet. His "I'm Different" sold 157,000 (Jan. 12, 2013).
 
"Own" accompanies the action film "Fast & Furious 6," which has crossed $500 million at the worldwide box office faster than any film in the studio's history.
 
-- Tim McGraw: He and Taylor Swift achieve their 26th and seventh Country Airplay No. 1s, respectively, as "Highway Don't Care" steps 2-1 with the biggest weekly audience sum (41.3 million impressions) since the Nielsen BDS-driven chart switched to audience-based rankings in January 2005. The reach passes the 40.7 million registered by Florida Georgia Line's "Get Your Shine On" three weeks ago. On the Hot 100, "Highway" holds at its No. 22 peak.
 
With the coronation, McGraw ties Alan Jackson and George Strait for the most No. 1s since Country Airplay launched the week of Jan. 20, 1990. "Highway" is Swift's first Country Airplay No. 1 since "Ours" crowned the chart dated March 31, 2012. She, of course, first charted with "Tim McGraw" seven years ago next month. The ballad went on to peak at No. 6 in early 2007.
 
-- Jason Derulo: "The Other Side" climbs 37-30 on the Hot 100 and, with a 12-10 lift, becomes Derulo's his sixth Mainstream Top 40 top 10. Since his first week in the region (Oct. 10, 2009), only Bruno Mars (10) and Pitbull (seven) boast more Mainstream Top 40 top 10s among men. (Flo Rida has also totaled six top 10s on the radio tally in that span.)
 
-- Ke$ha: As it rises 32-31 on Mainstream Top 40, "Crazy Kids" claims the Hot Shot Debut on the Hot 100 at No. 59. A No. 34 start on Hot Digital Songs (up 215% to 54,000) helps enable the Hot 100 entrance. As a new mix featuring Juicy J accounts for 54% of the song's weekly sales sum, the song, previously released with guest will.i.am, is being credited on the Hot 100 as by Ke$ha featuring will.i.am or Juicy J.
 
-- Capital Cities: Up 81-74 on the Hot 100, "Safe and Sound" reaches the Alternative summit in its 29th week, tying for the third-longest trip to the top in the chart's nearly 25-year history. Only Neon Trees' "Animal" (32 weeks) and Phoenix's "1901" (31), both in 2010, took longer.
 
Notably, of the six songs to need at least 29 weeks to hit No. 1 on the chart, all have done so since 2009. "We're seeing hit songs take longer to lock in at alternative and, when they do, they hang around a long time," says Capitol VP of promotion Howard Petruziello. "Often, an alternative station is the only one in a market playing these songs and it takes a while for them to get truly saturated, especially when light and medium rotations at most stations now mean only two-to-four spins a day."
 
-- Zach Sobiech: The folk-tinged "Clouds" falls 26-92 on the Hot 100 and 7-54 on Hot Digital Songs (34,000, down 78%) after media attention helped spur its debut on both charts last week. Still, its to date sales total rises to 215,000, all of which benefits the charity established by Sobiech before he passed away on May 20. Meanwhile, the song increases by 72% to 495,000 weekly streams. And, adult top 40 KSTP Minneapolis, which helped Sobiech record the song, continues to champion it, having played it 16 times last week.
 
Additional reporting by Wade Jessen and Rauly Ramirez

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