Maroon 5, PSY Spend a Sixth Week in Hot 100's Top Spots
Another week, another 1-2 finish for Maroon 5 and PSY on the Billboard Hot 100.
For a sixth straight week, Maroon 5's "One More Night," which spends a seventh overall frame at No. 1, fends off the Korean rapper's "Gangnam Style," fueled by its viral video in which he serves up his unique horse-approximating gyrations.
The songs are the first to place at Nos. 1 and 2, respectively, for six consecutive weeks since Rihanna's "We Found Love," featuring Calvin Harris, kept LMFAO's "Sexy and I Know It" at No. 2 for seven weeks last November/December. A positive for PSY to keep in mind: after those seven weeks, "Sexy" at last switched spots with "Love," logging its first of two weeks at No. 1. Perhaps if one song mocking one's own appeal ("Sexy") can reach the top, so can another ("Style").
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"Style" is also the first song to spend six weeks at No. 2 on the Hot 100 without ascending to the summit since Maroon 5's previous single, "Payphone," featuring Wiz Khalifa, peaked at the runner-up spot for six weeks in May/July/August.
The race for No. 1 was again quite close, as it has been in recent weeks, as approximately just 600 overall chart points separate "Night" and "Style." The former title declines by less than 1% in points, while the latter gains by 4%. Last week, "Night" led by about 2,000 points.
Key to "Night" remaining atop the Hot 100 is that it continues to gain in radio audience, while "Style" decreases in audience for the first time. "Night" logs a fourth week at No. 1 on the Radio Songs chart with a 2% increase to 138 million all-format audience impressions, according to Nielsen BDS. "Style" dips by 6% to 60 million, dropping from No. 12 to No. 13 on the ranking.
"Style" widens its lead over "Night" in sales and, although it continues to outrank the latter in streaming, it loses streaming points, while "Night" gains in streaming. Those moves combined with the airplay gain for "Night" and decline for "Style" keep Maroon 5's hit atop the Hot 100.
"Style" spends a third week at No. 1 on the Digital Songs chart and leads On-Demand Songs for a fourth frame. The track registers an 11% increase to 255,000 downloads sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. ("Style" has sold 1.9 million to date.) It maintains its command on On-Demand Songs with 947,000 on-demand streams (down less than 1%), according to BDS.
"Night," meanwhile, rebounds 5-4 on Digital Songs, although down 6% to 142,000, and gains by 5% on On-Demand Songs (839,000), where it again bullets at No. 2.
Below the continuing drama over the Hot 100's top two titles, fun.'s "Some Nights" holds at its No. 3 peak in its 36th chart week and Ke$ha's "Die Young" rises 5-4 in its fifth frame, charging 17-5 on On-Demand Songs (702,000, up 34%) and 14-11 on Radio Songs (68 million, up 8%). "Young" stays at No. 3 on Digital Songs (150,000, down 4%). The song previews Ke$ha's album "Warrior," due Dec. 4.
Rihanna's "Diamonds" jumps 8-5 in its fifth frame on the Hot 100 with top Airplay Gainer honors. It rises 10-9 on Radio Songs (76 million, up 15%), 7-5 on Digital Songs (122,000, up 4%) and 19-6 on On-Demand Songs (686,000, up 33%). The lead single from "Unapologetic" (due Nov. 19) becomes Rihanna's 16th top five Hot 100 hit, a sum bested by only four women in the Hot 100's 54-year history: Madonna (28), Mariah Carey (26), Janet Jackson (24) and Whitney Houston (19).
Justin Bieber's "As Long as You Love Me," featuring Big Sean, remains at its No. 6 peak on the Hot 100, while Bruno Mars' "Locked Out of Heaven" roars 15-7 with the Hot 100's top Digital Greatest Gainer award for a second week. Following a full sales tracking week after Mars' well-received double duties as host and musical guest on NBC's "Saturday Night Live" (Oct. 20), the song vaults 9-2 (161,000, up 52%) on Digital Songs. It climbs 19-15 on Radio Songs (54 million, up 16%) and debuts on On-Demand Songs at No. 37 (363,000, up 86%).
"Heaven," the lead single from Mars' sophomore set, "Unorthodox Jukebox" (due Dec. 11), is his ninth Hot 100 top 10, all tallied since he first arrived as a guest on B.o.B's two-week No. 1 "Nothin' on You" in 2010.
Alex Clare's "Too Close" slips 7-8 on the Hot 100 and Ne-Yo's "Let Me Love You (Until You Learn to Love Yourself)" bullets at No. 9 for a second week.
Chris Brown rounds out the Hot 100's top 10, as "Don't Wake Me Up" ascends 11-10. The song holds at No. 8 on Radio Songs (84 million, up 3%) and rises 21-19 on On-Demand Songs (512,000, up 7%) and 23-21 on Digital Songs (60,000, down 2%). The song is Brown's 12th Hot 100 top 10 and second this year, following "Turn Up the Music," which reached No. 10 in March. Brown hadn't banked multiple top 10s in a year since 2008, when he notched four.
Check Billboard.com tomorrow (Nov. 1), when all rankings, including the Hot 100 and On-Demand Songs in their entirety and Digital Songs and Radio Songs, will be refreshed, as they are each Thursday.