LMFAO Keeps Katy Perry At Bay Atop Hot 100
LMFAO is loving life atop the Billboard Hot 100 as "Party Rock Anthem," featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock, will continue to blare from the No. 1 slot on the ranking set to be unveiled tomorrow (Aug. 11).
On Digital Songs, "Party Rock Anthem" dips below 200,000 downloads for the fist time in eight weeks (185,000, down 8%), according to Nielsen SoundScan, although it still tops the sales tally for a sixth frame. The title retreats 1-2 on Radio Songs- after spending a solitary week at No. 1- with 146.7 million audience impressions (up less than 1%), according to Nielsen BDS, surpassed ever so slightly on the ranking by Katy Perry's "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" which posts 146.9 million impressions (up 2%).
On the Hot 100, Perry's "Friday" waits patiently at No. 2 for a third straight week, trying ever so hard to reach the pinnacle with what would be a record-tying fifth No. 1 from her album "Teenage Dream." Perry has already set the mark of five chart-toppers from one album on the top 40-radio based Pop Songs chart as well as on Digital Songs, and she now also sets that feat on the all-format Radio Songs chart which includes airplay from a cross-section of radio formats, spanning over 1,200 stations.
Perry breaks out of a tie on Radio Songs with Usher, who scored four No. 1's from his 2004 "Confessions" album; "Yeah!," featuring Lil Jon & Ludacris, "Burn," "Confessions Part II," and "My Boo," featuring Alicia Keys.
In addition, with "Friday" becoming her fifth straight No. 1 on Radio Songs, Perry ties Rihanna for the longest successive streak of chart-toppers on the list. Rihanna's handful of No. 1s began in April 2010 with "Rude Boy" and continued through early this year with "Love the Way You Lie" with Eminem, "Only Girl (In the World)," "What's My Name?" featuring Drake, and "S&M."
Now back to the Hot 100, as reported last week, a new remix of Perry's "Friday" featuring Missy Elliott hit radio and digital retailers on Monday (Aug. 8). Radio and sales increases related to that release will fully affect next week's chart (this week's tally includes airplay through end of day, Aug. 9). Whatever impact the remix will have needs to reverse a significant downward download trend, as "Friday" falls 10% this week (136,000), the seventh straight week it has posted a sales decline.
And in non-Katy Perry news, the NBC network helps out one of its own as "The Voice" coach Adam Levine and his band Maroon 5 see their track "Moves Like Jagger," featuring fellow "Voice" mentor Christina Aguilera, swaggers back into the Hot 100 top 10 (25-8) for the first time in six weeks. The band performed the single on the Aug. 3 edition of "America's Got Talent" and then two days later on the network's "Today Show," leading to a 124% gain in downloads (159,000). The spike is enough to propel the track 17-3 on Digital Songs and earn it the Digital Gainer distinction on the Hot 100. "Jagger" debuted at No. 8 on the Hot 100 dated July 9, selling 213,000 following the song's premiere on the "The Voice" season finale.
Elsewhere in the top 10, Nicki Minaj remains at No. 3 with "Super Bass" and Pitbull's former No. 1 "Give Me Eveything," featuring Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer holds at No. 4. "Lighters" by Bad Meets Evil featuring Bruno Mars claims the Airplay Gainer award as it climbs 7-5. The song audience impressions improve by 35 to 78 million, bringing the track into the top 10 of Radio Songs (15-10). Dropping a spot to No. 6 on the Hot 100 is Lil Wayne's "How to Love," while Britney Spears' "I Wanna Go" goes up 9-7.
Rounding out the upper tier are Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" (6-9) and "Tonight Tonight" by Hot Chelle Rae (8-10).
The Hot 100's top debut belongs to metal band Five Finger Death Punch which comes in at No. 77 with "Under and Over It." The track shifts 31,000 downloads in its first week of release and opens at No. 49 on Digital Songs. The title jumps 39-27 on the radio-based Rock Songs ranking.