As previously reported, Taylor Swift scores her first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, as "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" blasts from No. 72 to the summit in its second week, fueled by digital sales of 623,000, the best weekly sum by a woman in Nielsen SoundScan history. Who else charges up the Hot 100 and other song charts?
-- Neon Trees: The group's "Everybody Talks" claims the Hot 100's top Airplay Gainer tag in its 23rd chart week, lifting 17-14. It pushes 13-12 on Hot 100 Airplay with 67 million audience impressions (up 24%), according to Nielsen BDS. Despite its advanced age, the song shows plenty of life at radio, ascending 15-11 on Mainstream Top 40 and 4-2 on Adult Top 40.
-- Demi Lovato: Although "Give Your Heart a Break" dips from its highpoint of No. 16 to No. 18 on the Hot 100 (retaining its bullet, however), her first entry on Hot 100 Airplay becomes her first top 10 on the latter chart, rising 12-9 with an 8% gain to 73 million in audience.
-- Carrie Underwood: "Blown Away" bounds 38-30 on the Hot 100, powered by a 20-16 jump on Hot Digital Songs (87,000, up 20%). As it rises 17-16 on Hot Country Songs, the title cut from her fourth album -- which has sold 707,000 copies -- goes for airplay at adult top 40 radio on Sept. 17. The writers of the song (which has moved 523,000 downloads to date) -- Josh Kear and Chris Tompkins -- penned Underwood's 2006-07 multi-format smash "Before He Cheats."
-- Mumford & Sons: "I Will Wait" drops 23-37 in its second week on the Hot 100, a typical second-frame slide for titles that make lofty sales-fueled launches before radio airplay has a chance to catch up with initial splashy download figures. The first single from the band's sophomore album, "Babel," due Sept. 25, falls 4-10 on Hot Digital Songs (102,000, down 34%) but radio is on-board: the cut jumps 14-8 on the Rock Songs airplay chart with a 46% gain to eight million impressions.
-- Brandy: "Put It Down," featuring Chris Brown, becomes her first track to enter the Hot 100 (No. 95) since 2008, as well as her 17th entry dating to her 1994 arrival. The song, which climbs 22-16 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, previews her forthcoming sixth studio album, "Two Eleven," her first for RCA.