'TiK' Talk: Ke$ha Breaks Pop Songs Record
A week after Lady Gaga set a milestone mark on Billboard's Pop Songs radio airplay chart, Ke$ha rewrites the record.
Last week, Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance" made chart history for logging the most weekly plays in the 17-year archives of the tally, as the cut registered 10,859 plays in the tracking week of Jan. 11-17, according to Nielsen BDS.
This week, Ke$ha's debut RCA Music Group smash "TiK ToK" claims both the summit from "Bad Romance" - the tracks swap places at Nos. 1 and 2 - and establishes a new weekly plays highpoint, totaling 11,224 detections in the tracking week of Jan. 18-24.
Here is an updated look at the titles that have notched the highest weekly plays totals on Pop Songs:
Highest Weekly Plays Total, Song, Artist (Year)
11,224, "TiK ToK," Ke$ha (2010)
10,859, "Bad Romance," Lady Gaga (2010)
10,665, "Bleeding Love," Leona Lewis (2008)
10,495, "So What," Pink (2008)
10,394, "Apologize," Timbaland featuring OneRepublic (2007)
"TiK ToK" has spent the past five weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, which, along with Pop Songs and all Billboard airplay and sales surveys, will be refreshed with new data on Billboard.com Thursday (Jan. 28).
Two weeks ago, Ke$ha became just the 12th woman to send her debut single and album to No. 1 on the Hot 100 and Billboard 200, respectively, when her introductory set "Animal" arrived atop the latter list.