Despite spending its first 19 weeks in the Hot 100's top 10, Maroon 5's previous single, "Payphone," featuring Wiz Khalifa, just missed the summit, having spent six weeks peaking at No. 2. It ranks at No. 15 this week.
"Night" moves to the Hot 100's pinnacle with top Airplay Gainer honors, fueled by an 11-5 surge on Radio Songs (84 million audience impressions, up 17%, according to Nielsen BDS) and an 8-4 charge on On-Demand Songs (705,000 on-demand streams, up 16%, according to BDS). It holds at No. 3 on Digital Songs with a 2% decline to 192,000 downloads sold in the chart's tracking week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's sold 1.4 million since its release.
"'Night" unseats last week's Hot 100 leader, Taylor Swift's "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" (1-2), as the former title logs a 6% gain in overall chart points, while the latter decreases by 11%. Still, "Never" lands a fifth consecutive week atop Digital Songs (226,000, down 20%) and advances 7-6 on Radio Songs (83 million, up 8%).
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Aiding Maroon 5's coronation: "Never" continues not to register subscription streaming points on the Hot 100, as the track has not yet been made available to on-demand streaming services that also contribute to the Hot 100's data pool. ("Never" also, thus, has yet appear on the On-Demand Songs ranking).
Fun.'s "Some Nights" climbs 4-3 on the Hot 100, powered by a 2-1 push on On-Demand Songs (774,000, up 2%). As fun.'s debut smash "We Are Young," featuring Janelle Monae, led On-Demand Songs for the chart's first five weeks, following its March 24 inception, the trio becomes the first act to take multiple titles to No. 1 on the subscription streaming survey. "Nights" rises 16-11 on Radio Songs (69 million, up 17%), while dipping 4-5 on Digital Songs (153,000 (down 4%).
Flo Rida's former two-week Hot 100 No. 1 "Whistle" slides 3-4, while P!nk's "Blow Me (One Last Kiss)" enters the top five (6-5). On Radio Songs, "Blow" blasts 4-1, marking P!nk's second No. 1 and first on her own; she previously ruled Radio Songs for six weeks in 2001 with Aguilera, Lil' Kim and Mya on the quartet's "Lady Marmalade." "Blow" scores a 6% increase 98 million (representing the first Radio Songs No. 1 to fall shy of 100 million in weekly audience since Ne-Yo's "Closer" claimed the crown with a still-impressive 88 million four years ago this week.)
"Blow" concurrently climbs 8-7 on Digital Songs (116,000, up 3%) and 28-26 on On-Demand Songs (401,000, up 14%). P!nk is guaranteed more chart headlines next week, when her sixth studio set, "The Truth About Love," released on Sept. 18, will storm the upper reaches of the Billboard 200 albums chart.
Rounding out the Hot 100's top 10, Justin Bieber's "As Long as You Love Me," featuring Big Sean, rises 7-6, followed by Ellie Goulding's former No. 2-peaking "Lights" (5-7); Alex Clare's "Too Close" (10-8); Owl City and Carly Rae Jepsen's "Good Time" (9-9); and, Neon Trees' "Everybody Talks" (8-10).
The Hot 100's top 10 could welcome two titles next week that vault to the region's doorstep this week. K-Pop phenomenon Psy soars 64-11 with "Gangnam Style," which rockets 25-4 on Digital Songs (188,000, up 210%). Psy appeared on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" and NBC's "Today" last week and made a cameo on the season premiere of the network's "Saturday Night Live" over the weekend (Sept. 15). "Gangnam," buoyed by the buzz of its accompanying dance featuring horse riding-influenced moves, simultaneously gallops onto On-Demand Songs at No. 43 (300,000) and Radio Songs (19 million, up 131%).
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Directly below "Gangnam" on the Hot 100, Kanye West rockets 55-12 with "Clique," with Jay-Z and Big Sean. The song earns the Hot 100's top Digital Gainer tag, flying 16-2 on Digital Songs (209,000, up 182%). It also opens at the No. 75 anchor position on Radio Songs (15 million, up 104%). Like P!nk, West is set to arrive high atop next week's Billboard 200 following today's release of "Good Music Cruel Summer," his collaborations album featuring tracks of his own with guests and those by such R&B/hip-hop stars as DJ Khaled, Kid Cudi and John Legend.
Check Billboard.com tomorrow (Sept. 20), 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.