As previously reported , Taylor Swift's "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" spends a third week atop the Billboard Hot 100, marking the longest reign for a country song in almost 32 years. Swift also scores the chart's top debut (No. 16) with charity single "Ronan."
What other songs make notable moves on the Hot 100 and other singles charts?
-- Psy: When you're teaching Ellen DeGeneres and Britney Spears your own dance, chances are you're making your impact on American pop culture. After appearing on the former's TV show Monday -- and the MTV Video Music Awards on Sept. 6 -- Korean singer/rapper Psy enters the Hot 100 at No. 64 with "Gangnam Style," with the song gaining traction due in part to its dance featuring fun, herky-jerky horse-like gyrations. (The song's title refers to the affluent Gangnam section of Seoul.) The track bounds 49-25 on Hot Digital Songs with 61,000 downloads sold (up 94%), according to Nielsen SoundScan. Psy has spent the last three weeks atop Billboard's Social 50 artist chart (this week with almost twice the chart points of runner-up Swift).
-- Alicia Keys feat. Nicki Minaj: More VMAs-fueled action: following the pair's performance of "Girl on Fire" -- with a cameo from Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas -- on MTV's awards/live performance fest, the song vaults onto Hot Digital Songs at No. 12 (92,000) and the Hot 100 at No. 37. On the latter list, it's Keys' second-best start (among 24 entries) after 2004's "My Boo," with Usher, which began at No. 29. On Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, "Girl" jumps 67-50 (3.7 million in audience, up 73%, according to Nielsen BDS). The cut is the first single from Keys' forthcoming album of the same name, due Nov. 27.
-- OneRepublic: "Feel Again," the first single from the band's forthcoming third album, plummets 61-80 in its second week on the Hot 100. After launching on Hot Digital Songs last week at No. 22, it falls to No. 52 (32,000, down 47%), a not unexpected move, however, given first singles' typical splashy bows followed by significant second-week declines. As is also common with first singles from new albums by established acts, radio support is building for "Feel." The song jumps 24-19 as the Greatest Gainer on Adult Top 40 and debuts at No. 39 on Mainstream Top 40.
-- Lil Wayne: The rapper's "No Worries," featuring Detail, begins at No. 96 on the Hot 100. Now with 107 entries, Lil Wayne moves within one of tying Elvis Presley for the most visits among men in the chart's 54-year history. (The "Glee" Cast leads all acts with 203 charted titles.)
-- Beyonce: The recent birthday girl (Sept. 4) charts a seventh single from her album 4, as "Dance for You" shimmies in at No. 100. Can the song become the first Hot 100 top 10 from the R&B-focused set? Of the first six Hot 100 hits, "Best Thing I Never Had" rose the highest: No. 16 (Aug. 13, 2011). On Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, "Dance for You" pushes 16-13; if it can climb three more rungs, it would become the fourth top 10 on the tally from 4.