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Chart Highlights: U2 Makes History Atop Adult Alternative Songs, Taylor Swift Tops AC

U2 performs at Apple announcement
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U2 performs at Apple announcement where they annouce new U2 album "Songs of Innocence" on September 9, 2014.

U2 lands its record-breaking 12th Adult Alternative Songs leader with 'The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone),' while Swift's multi-format smash 'Shake It Off' rules another ranking.

Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below.

All our charts are refreshed on billboard.com and Billboardbiz every Thursday and appear in the next issue of Billboard magazine.

Adult Alternative Songs
*** No. 1 (1 week)*** "The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone)" U2
U2 breaks the record for the most No. 1s in the Adult Alternative Songs chart's history, as "The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone)" becomes the band's 12th leader (3-1). Dating to the survey's Jan. 20, 1996, launch, U2 passes Coldplay (11 No. 1s). Jack Johnson and Dave Matthews Band share third place (nine each), followed by Counting Crows, Sheryl Crow and R.E.M. (seven each).

Meanwhile on Alternative Songs (where "Miracle" moves 27-26), U2 extends its record for the most entries in the chart's archives, as "Every Breaking Wave" crashes in at No. 32. It's U2's 41st visit, moving the group further ahead of runner-up Pearl Jam (38).

Debut No. 14 "I Bet My Life" Imagine Dragons
Debut/Greatest Gainer No. 19 "Make You Better" The Decemberists
Debut No. 26 "Then Came The Morning" The Lone Bellow
Debut No. 28 "Dearly Departed" Shakey Graves

Alternative Songs
*** No. 1 (9 weeks)*** "Stolen Dance" Milky Chance
Greatest Gainer No. 11 "I Bet My Life" Imagine Dragons
Debut No. 32 "Every Breaking Wave" U2
Debut No. 40 "Reflections" MisterWives

Mainstream Rock Songs
*** No. 1 (3 weeks)*** "Something From Nothing" Foo Fighters
Debut/Greatest Gainer No. 31 "Face Everything And Rise" Papa Roach
Debut No. 39 "Carnivore" Starset

Rock Airplay
*** No. 1 (3 weeks)***/Greatest Gainer "Something From Nothing" Foo Fighters
Debut No. 44 "Every Breaking Wave" U2
Debut No. 47 "Rebellion" Linkin Park Featuring Daron Malakian
Debut No. 49 "Cecilia And The Satellite" Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness

Pop Songs
*** No. 1 (2 weeks)*** "Habits (Stay High)" Tove Lo
Greatest Gainer No. 2 "Animals" Maroon 5
Debut No. 37 "Burnin' Up" Jessie J Featuring 2 Chainz
Debut No. 38 "Ghost" Ella Henderson
Debut No. 40 "Touchin, Lovin" Trey Songz Featuring Nicki Minaj

Adult Pop Songs
*** No. 1 (7 weeks)*** "Shake It Off" Taylor Swift
Greatest Gainer No. 4 "Animals" Maroon 5
Debut No. 35 "Blame" Calvin Harris Featuring John Newman
Debut No. 39 "I Bet My Life" Imagine Dragons
Debut No. 40 "Bartender" Lady Antebellum

Adult Contemporary
*** No. 1 (1 week)***/Greatest Gainer "Shake It Off" Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift tallies her fourth No. 1 on Adult Contemporary, where "Shake It Off" shoots 4-1 as the chart's Greatest Gainer. She'd last led for a week (Dec. 11, 2010) with "Mine" after notching her first two No. 1s in 2009: "Love Story" (six weeks) and "You Belong With Me" (14). With "Shake" atop Adult Pop Songs for a seventh week after ruling Pop Songs for two weeks, it's Swift's first song to top all three surveys.

Debut No. 30 "In Your Arms" Nico & Vinz

Country Airplay
*** No. 1 (1 week)*** "Neon Light" Blake Shelton
Greatest Gainer No. 20 "Like A Cowboy" Randy Houser
Debut No. 43 "I See You" Luke Bryan
Debut No. 58 "Hell Of A Night" Dustin Lynch
Debut No. 60 "Gonna Wanna Tonight" Chase Rice

Christian Airplay
*** No. 1 (9 weeks)*** "Greater" MercyMe
Greatest Gainer No. 16 "He Knows" Jeremy Camp
Debut No. 44 "VIP" Manic Drive Featuring Manwell Reyes
Debut No. 48 "Volcano" Rapture Ruckus Featuring Jonathan Thulin

Gospel Airplay
*** No. 1 (21 weeks)*** "Amazing" Ricky Dillard & New G
Debut No. 26 "Friend Of Mine" DeWayne Woods Featuring Dave Hollister & Anthony Hamilton
Debut/Greatest Gainer No. 29 "I Believe" Mali Music

R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay
*** No. 1 (2 weeks)*** "Hold You Down" DJ Khaled Featuring Chris Brown, August Alsina, Future & Jeremih
Greatest Gainer No. 16 "Try Me" DeJ Loaf
Debut No. 39 "Recognize" PARTYNEXTDOOR Featuring Drake
Debut No. 42 "Not For Long" B.o.B Featuring Trey Songz

Adult R&B Songs
*** No. 1 (7 weeks)*** "Stay With Me" Sam Smith
Greatest Gainer No. 3 "Call My Name" Avery * Sunshine
Debut No. 26 "Ain't My Fault" Jamie Foxx

Rap Airplay
*** No. 1 (1 week)*** "Lifestyle" Rich Gang Featuring Young Thug & Rich Homie Quan
Greatest Gainer No. 10 "Try Me" DeJ Loaf
Debut No. 18 "Beg For It" Iggy Azalea Featuring M0
Debut No. 25 "How About Now" Drake

Dance Club Songs
*** No. 1 (1 week)*** "Secrets" Mary Lambert
Greatest Gainer No. 2 "Hustlin' " Vassy, Crazibiza And Dave Aude
Debut No. 43 "Destination (We Are The Ones)" Twisted Dee & Spyglass Edmund Featuring Amuka
Debut No. 44 "Jealous" Nick Jonas
Debut No. 46 "Big Fun" D.O.N.S. Featuring Terri B
Debut No. 47 "Call It Whatever" Bella Thorne

Rhythmic Songs
*** No. 1 (1 week)*** "Touchin, Lovin" Trey Songz Featuring Nicki Minaj
Trey Songz and featured artist Nicki Minaj score their second collaborative Rhythmic Songs No. 1, as "Touchin, Lovin" leaps 4-1. The pair first reigned together (also with Songz as the lead) on Oct. 30, 2010 with "Bottoms Up." Their new leader marks Songz's fourth and Minaj's third overall on the chart.

Greatest Gainer No. 17 "Beg For It" Iggy Azalea Featuring M0
Debut No. 35 "Jealous" Nick Jonas
Debut No. 36 "Try Me" DeJ Loaf
Debut No. 38 "Often" The Weeknd

Latin Airplay
*** No. 1 (4 weeks)*** "Tus Besos" Juan Luis Guerra 440
Debut No. 40 "Quedate Con Ella" Natalia Jimenez
Debut No. 43 "Animals" Maroon 5
Debut No. 44 "Amantes Hasta El Fin" Draco Rosa Featuring Ednita Nazario
Debut No. 50 "Habits (Stay High)" Tove Lo
Greatest Gainer "Vivo" Pedro Capo

Regional Mexican Songs
*** No. 1 (2 weeks)*** "Y Asi Fue" Julion Alvarez y Su Norteno Banda
Greatest Gainer No. 27 "Vete Olvidando" Javier Rosas
Debut No. 39 "Mi Primera Vez" Jonatan Sanchez
Debut No. 40 "Que Tiene de Malo" Calibre 50 Featuring El Komander

Latin Pop Songs
*** No. 1 (1 week)*** "Tus Besos" Juan Luis Guerra 440
Greatest Gainer No. 17 "Quedate Con Ella" Natalia Jimenez
Debut No. 36 "Animals" Maroon 5
Debut No. 37 "Soledad" Don Omar
Debut No. 39 "No Crezcas Mas" Tercer Cielo

Tropical Songs
*** No. 1 (1 week)***/Greatest Gainer "Vuelve" Optimo
Debut No. 33 "Ruleta Rusa" Tony Dize
Debut No. 36 "Adicto A Tus Redes" Tito "El Bambino" Featuring Nicky Jam
Debut No. 38 "De Que Me Vale" Gaitanes Featuring Willie Colon
Debut No. 40 "Volver A Empezar" Renzo