"Maybe" continues its Hot 100 domination despite drops in airplay, sales and streaming. The song dips 2-3 on Radio Songs (117 million audience impressions, down 7%, according to Nielsen BDS), 2-4 on Digital Songs (164,000 downloads sold, down 19%, according to Nielsen SoundScan) and 1-2 after five weeks atop On-Demand Songs (819,000 on-demand streams, down 4%, according to BDS).
With a seventh week at the Hot 100's summit, Jepsen calls a piece of Hot 100 history her own, as "Maybe" tallies the longest reign for a song by a woman signed to Interscope Records. (Interscope chairman - and "American Idol" mentor the last two seasons - Jimmy Iovine launched the label in 1990.) The single passes Lady Gaga's "Born This Way," which ruled for six weeks last year. Among all Interscope acts, the Black Eyed Peas' "I Gotta Feeling" leads with 14 weeks at No. 1 in 2009.
Maroon 5's "Payphone," featuring Wiz Khalifa, holds at No. 2 on the Hot 100 for a sixth frame; it's spent all 14 of its weeks on the chart between Nos. 2 and 3. The track tops Radio Songs for a fourth frame (134 million, down 3%), while holding at No. 3 on On-Demand Songs (811,000, up 1%) and sliding 5-7 on Digital Songs (131,000, down 15%).
Katy Perry's "Wide Awake" remains at No. 3 on the Hot 100, taking on top Airplay Gainer honors as it lifts 5-4 on Radio Songs (111 million, up 15%). The song also gains on On-Demand Songs (6-6; 653,000, up 4%), while falling to No. 3 after a week atop Digital Songs (170,000, down 17%).
With the overall Hot 100 points declines of "Payphone" and "Awake" significantly lower than that of "Maybe," the tracks could compete in a tight race for No. 1 next week.
Ellie Goulding's "Lights" climbs 5-4 (a new peak in its 31st week) on the Hot 100 while ascending 4-1 on On-Demand Songs with a 15% gain to 867,000 on-demand streams. The song maintains its No. 6 rank on Radio Songs (99 million, up 15%) and rises 6-5 on Digital Songs (134,000, down 11%).
Gotye's former eight-week No. 1 "Somebody That I Used to Know," featuring Kimbra, descends 4-5 on the Hot 100, while Flo Rida's "Whistle" pushes 7-6 with the chart's top Digital and Streaming Gainer awards. The track becomes the rapper's third No. 1 on Digital Songs, where it rises 3-1 with a 10% gain to 210,000. It also passes a million in digital sales since its release. Flo Rida's debut smash "Low," featuring T-Pain, ruled Digital Songs for 13 weeks in 2007-08 - the longest command in the chart's history - and "Right Round" (featuring an uncredited Ke$ha on vocals) led for six weeks in 2009.
On On-Demand Songs, "Whistle" works a 16-8 vault (584,000, up 33%). It bounds 34-20 on Radio Songs (44 million, up 36%).
Rounding out the Hot 100's top 10, Rihanna's "Where Have You Been" retreats 6-7; David Guetta's "Titanium," featuring Sia, holds at No. 8; Usher's "Scream" rises 10-9; and, P!nk's "Blow Me (One Last Kiss)" drops 9-10. Despite the lattermost title's 4-6 slide in its third week on Digital Songs (134,000, down 22%), the first single from P!nk's sixth studio album, "The Truth About Love," due Sept. 18, charges 23-17 on Radio Songs (47 million, up 21%).
Just outside the Hot 100's top tier, country star Jason Aldean nets the chart's highest new entry, as "Take a Little Ride" soars in at No. 12. The bow blasts past his previous best start, a No. 54 launch for "My Kinda Party" in 2009.The song arrives at No. 2 on Digital Songs with 189,000 sold, which, as previously reported, marks the largest debut sales week for a digital song by a male country artist. (Previous record-holder Scotty McCreery's "I Love You This Big" opened with 171,000 in June 2011.)
Also as previously tipped, No Doubt debuts at No. 34 on the Hot 100 with "Settle Down," which begins at No. 13 on Digital Songs (87,000) and No. 65 on Radio Songs (18 million). The quartet had last appeared on the Hot 100 in 2004. The song previews No Doubt's sixth studio album, "Push and Shove" (due Sept. 25), the pop/rock/ska band's first studio effort since 2001's "Rock Steady."
Check Billboard.com tomorrow (July 26), 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.