POP SONGS

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This week's most popular pop songs, ranked by mainstream top 40 radio airplay detections as measured by Nielsen Music.

The week of
3
LAST WEEK
10
WEEKS ON CHART
Wrecking Ball
Gains in performance
Play
2
Avicii Wake Me Up! Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Wake Me Up!
1
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART
3
Lorde Royals Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Royals
2
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART
4
Drake Featuring Majid Jordan Hold On, We're Going Home Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Hold On, We're Going Home
Drake Featuring Majid Jordan
6
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
5
Lady Gaga Applause Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Applause
4
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART
7
LAST WEEK
6
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
5
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART
8
Selena Gomez Slow Down Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Slow Down
8
LAST WEEK
7
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
9
Katy Perry Unconditionally Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Unconditionally
11
LAST WEEK
9
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
10
Paramore Still Into You Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Still Into You
9
LAST WEEK
8
PEAK POSITION
22
WEEKS ON CHART
16
LAST WEEK
11
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Greatest gainer this week
Gains in performance
12
OneRepublic Counting Stars Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Counting Stars
20
LAST WEEK
12
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
13
Pitbull Featuring Ke$ha Timber Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Timber
Pitbull Featuring Ke$ha
19
LAST WEEK
13
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
12
LAST WEEK
12
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
15
Zedd Featuring Hayley Williams Stay The Night Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Stay The Night
Zedd Featuring Hayley Williams
18
LAST WEEK
15
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
16
Jay Z Featuring Justin Timberlake Holy Grail Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Holy Grail
Jay Z Featuring Justin Timberlake
10
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
20
WEEKS ON CHART
17
Jason Derulo Marry Me Billboard Mainstream Top 40
14
LAST WEEK
14
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
18
The Neighbourhood Sweater Weather Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Sweater Weather
17
LAST WEEK
17
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
19
Lana Del Rey & Cedric Gervais Summertime Sadness Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Summertime Sadness
Lana Del Rey & Cedric Gervais
15
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
19
WEEKS ON CHART
20
Travie McCoy Featuring Jason Mraz Rough Water Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Rough Water
Travie McCoy Featuring Jason Mraz
22
LAST WEEK
20
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
21
Rihanna What Now Billboard Mainstream Top 40
What Now
21
LAST WEEK
21
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART
22
Bruno Mars Gorilla Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Gorilla
13
LAST WEEK
11
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART
23
Lady Gaga Featuring R. Kelly Do What U Want Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Do What U Want
Lady Gaga Featuring R. Kelly
29
LAST WEEK
23
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
24
Passenger Let Her Go Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Let Her Go
25
LAST WEEK
24
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
25
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring ScHoolboy Q & Hollis White Walls Billboard Mainstream Top 40
White Walls
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring ScHoolboy Q & Hollis
26
LAST WEEK
25
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
26
One Direction Story Of My Life Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Story Of My Life
28
LAST WEEK
26
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
27
Enrique Iglesias Heart Attack Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Heart Attack
27
LAST WEEK
27
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
30
LAST WEEK
28
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
29
Taylor Swift Featuring Ed Sheeran Everything Has Changed Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Everything Has Changed
Taylor Swift Featuring Ed Sheeran
23
LAST WEEK
14
PEAK POSITION
18
WEEKS ON CHART
34
LAST WEEK
30
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
31
Zendaya Replay Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Replay
33
LAST WEEK
31
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
32
Fall Out Boy Alone Together Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Alone Together
32
LAST WEEK
29
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
33
J. Cole Featuring TLC Crooked Smile Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Crooked Smile
J. Cole Featuring TLC
31
LAST WEEK
27
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART
34
John Newman Love Me Again Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Love Me Again
39
LAST WEEK
34
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
35
Emeli Sande My Kind Of Love Billboard Mainstream Top 40
My Kind Of Love
38
LAST WEEK
35
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART
24
LAST WEEK
20
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART
37
Britney Spears Perfume Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Awards
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance
38
New Politics Harlem Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Gains in performance
39
Calvin Harris Featuring Ayah Marar Thinking About You Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Thinking About You
Calvin Harris Featuring Ayah Marar
Gains in performance
40
Bastille Pompeii Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Pompeii
Gains in performance
MAINSTREAM TOP 40

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