As previously reported, Maroon 5 manages a ninth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with “One More Night,” tying Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” for the chart’s longest command this year. What other songs make notable moves on the Hot 100 and other singles charts?
— Adele: Following the Nov. 9 opening of the film of the same name, its theme song “Skyfall” rebounds 56-33 on the Hot 100 with top Digital Gainer honors and returns to the Hot Digital Songs top 10 (25-10; 91,000 downloads sold, up 66%, according to Nielsen) for the first time since it spent its first two weeks at No. 3 last month. The song debuted on the Hot 100 at No. 8 five weeks ago. Adult airplay, meanwhile, has built steadily since the song’s arrival. It rises 13-11 as the Greatest Gainer on Adult Contemporary and bullets at No. 16 on Adult Top 40.
We’ll see if digital sales drop off now that the buzz of movie’s premiere has eased, or if they continue increasing; the movie has earned rave reviews, which can only be a good sign for the song. As airplay tends to be less volatile than sales, its radio run should maintain momentum. It will also be interesting to see if the song outlasts the film once its box office run is done.
— Macklemore & Ryan Lewis: The pair notches its first No. 1 on a Billboard songs chart, as “Thrift Shop,” featuring Wanz, lifts 2-1 on Heatseekers Songs. On the Hot 100, it pushes 66-55. Parent set “The Heist” opened atop the Oct. 27 Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums ranking.
— Ludacris: “Rest of My Life” technically shows Luda as the lead artist, but he raps for only 56 seconds on the song (yup, we counted). Featured vocalist Usher claims significantly more mic time, while the dance track clearly sports the imprint of fellow featured act David Guetta. It enters Hot 100 as the Hot Shot Debut at No. 72 and Hot Digital Songs at No. 25 (48,000). The cut previews Ludacris’ forthcoming eighth studio album, “Ludaversal.”
— Bruno Mars: As “Locked Out of Heaven” climbs 7-6 on the Hot 100, Mars extends his perfect streak of reaching the Mainstream Top 40 top 10 to nine, as the song ascends 13-10 on the latter list. Mars bests Lady Gaga (eight, 2008-11) for the second-longest career-opening top 10 streak since the chart launched in October 1992. Only Mariah Carey (whose career dates to 1990) boasts a larger sum, having sent her first 11 entries to the top tier in 1993-97.
“Heaven” likewise enters the Adult Top 40 top 10 (11-10), marking Mars’ fifth title to reach the region. In the chart’s 16-year history, John Mayer (11) and Rob Thomas (nine) are the only male soloists with more top 10s.
— Atlas Genius: As its introductory hit makes its way toward the Hot 100, the Australian trio completes the second-longest climb to the top 10 in the Alternative chart’s 24-year history, as “Trojans” rises 11-9 in its 26th week. Rise Against’s “The Good Left Undone” set the longevity mark (30 weeks) in 2007-08. “Trojans” concurrently enters Triple A at No. 24.