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Fresh off a pair of wins at the Billboard Music Awards on May 17, One Direction sends “No Control” to a re-entry at No. 1 on the Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks chart dated May 30. The song, from the album Four, surges as the result of a fan-driven campaign to make “No Control” the group’s next single. (The song spent two previous weeks on the tally, peaking at No. 42 on the list dated April 25.)
Band member Louis Tomlinson addressed the effort in an interview with Billboard backstage at the show: “That is just a perfect example of how unique, incredible and passionate our fans are.” The crusade sparks high streaming numbers for “No Control,” which picked up 1 million U.S. streams in the week ending May 17, according to Nielsen Music. The song also tallied 61 plays on 41 monitored top 40 radio stations during the week (up from zero spins in the week previous), while its sales rose by a mighty 1,674 percent to 5,000 downloads (its second-largest sales week, after its debut frame last year).