Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way' Blasts Into Pop Songs Top 10

After storming Billboard's Pop Songs chart last week with the highest plays total for a debuting song in the list's 18-year history, Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" this week becomes one of just eight tracks to reach the top 10 in a mere two weeks.

The first single and title track from Lady Gaga's third studio album charges 14-6 with Greatest Gainer honors (6,813 plays, up 47%) on the Nielsen BDS-based radio airplay survey.

"Born" made additional historic headlines last week as the 1,000th Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 upon its debut at the summit.

The song joins Britney Spears' "Hold It Against Me" as the only titles since 2004 to reach the Pop Songs top bracket in just two chart weeks.

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Songs to Reach the Pop Songs Top 10 in Two Chart Weeks:

Artist, Title, Chart Move Into Top 10, Chart Date, Peak Pos.
Lady Gaga, "Born This Way," 14-6, March 5, 2011, tbd
Britney Spears, "Hold It Against Me," 16-10, Feb. 5, 2011, No. 3 to-date
Eminem, "Just Lose It," 33-10, Oct. 16, 2004, No. 5
'N Sync, "Pop," 21-10, June 9, 2001, No. 5
Madonna, "Frozen," 16-10, March 14, 1998, No. 4
The Rembrandts, "I'll Be There for You," 22-10, June 3, 1995, No. 1 (eight weeks)
Mariah Carey, "Dreamlover," 12-4, Aug. 21, 1993, No. 1 (eight weeks)
Janet Jackson, "That's the Way Love Goes," 29-9, May 8, 1993, No. 1 (nine weeks)

Rising 14-6, "Born" registers the highest second-week Pop Songs rank since Mariah Carey's "Dreamlover" rocketed 12-4 in its second frame. "Born" likewise trails only "Dreamlover" for highest debut in the chart's archives.

Notably, "Born" bowed after just three days of airplay. With its second-week advance, the song has totaled 11,415 plays in its first 10 days of availability.

"Dreamlover," however, fell shy of reaching Pop Songs after its first week at radio. While the song logged 368 plays in its first week (ending Aug. 7, 1993), it did not debut until the following week, when it increased by 429% to 1,945 plays.

(The Pop Songs panel comprised 69 reporters at the time "Dreamlover" charted. As of this week, 129 stations contribute to the survey, allowing for significantly higher present-day weekly airplay sums).

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