Ask Billboard: It's 2015 … & Madonna & Paul McCartney Are in the Top 40
The song's Hot 100 start makes history for McCartney. With his, West and Rihanna's "FourFiveSeconds" at No. 5, McCartney boasts simultaneous top 15 hits for the first time as a soloist. UPDATED: He'd previously earned the honor multiple times with the Beatles, or as a soloist and with the Fab Four, last on May 22, 1982. That week, his own "Ebony and Ivory," with Stevie Wonder, held at No. 1 and the group's "The Beatles' Movie Medley" remained at its No. 12 peak.
Flo Rida, "G.D.F.R."
As "G.D.F.R." jumps 23-16, Flo Rida notches his first top 20 Hot 100 hit since "I Cry," which rose to No. 6 in December 2012. "G.D.F.R." enters the Digital Songs top 10 (11-10), up by 21 percent to 86,000 sold.
WALK THE MOON, "Shut Up and Dance"
The No. 1 title on Alternative Songs for four weeks running reaches the Hot 100's top 40 in its 17th week on the big chart (43-36). The band's Nicholas Petricca told Billboard's Harley Brown that he and his girlfriend were at a Los Angeles club and "it was taking forever to get a drink at the bar. I was frustrated because there was great music playing and I wanted to be out there. She was like, 'Shut up and dance with me!' "
Carly Rae Jepsen, "I Really Like You"
The exuberant lead single from Jepsen's forthcoming album leaps onto the Hot 100 at No. 48, starting with 38,000 downloads sold and 3.9 million streams in its first week. Following her pop culture-conquering nine-week No. 1 "Call Me Maybe" in 2012, "I told her that she couldn't come out with anything unless it was on the level of ['Maybe']," Jepsen's manager, Scooter Braun, said in January. "Now, we have a new one that is on that level."
Taylor Swift, "New Romantics"
Swift charts her third bonus cut from the deluxe version of 1989 (previously available exclusively at Target), as "New Romantics" debuts at No. 71. "Wonderland" bowed at No. 51 (March 7) and "You Are in Love" launched at No. 83 (March 14).