As previously reported, Pitbull and Ke$ha rule the Billboard Hot 100 with “Timber,” while Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse,” featuring Juicy J, tops Digital Songs and On-Demand Songs. Who else trots up Billboard song charts this week?
— Jason Derulo: Aided by the buzz of its “Celebrities Talkin’ Dirty” trailer video, in which the likes of Robin Thicke, Flo Rida and Ariana Grande endorse the track, “Talk Dirty,” featuring 2 Chainz, charges 49-29 on the Hot 100. It enters Digital Songs at No. 18 with 81,000 downloads sold (up 55%), according to Nielsen SoundScan, and charges 36-28 on Streaming Songs (1.9 million U.S. streams, up 16%, according to Nielsen BDS).
On Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, “Dirty” jumps 15-9 to mark the singer’s first top 10 on the chart. The track also debuts at No. 26 on the Rhythmic airplay chart, matching Derulo’s his best opening, first set by “Don’t Wanna Go Home” in 2011.
— Imagine Dragons, AWOLNATION: Here’s this week’s update, as the acts continue their lengthy stays on the Hot 100. Logging its 72nd week, the former’s “Radioactive” (No. 31) is now four frames from tying for the Hot 100’s longest-charting hit, a mark held by Jason Mraz’s “I’m Yours” (76 weeks, 2008-09). AWOLNATION’s “Sail” (No. 41) also remains in the running for the record, as it tallies its 71st week on the ranking (the chart’s third-longest stay).
— Luke Bryan: The singer scores his sixth No. 1 on Hot Country Songs with “Drink a Beer,” which halts a six-week stand atop the sales/airplay/streaming hybrid chart for Florida Georgia Line’s “Stay” (1-2). On the Hot 100, “Beer” hops to a new peak (36-33).
Radio gains help fuel the coronation, as while “Beer” caps Country Digital Songs for a fourth week with an 11% slide to 57,000, it increases by 12% to 37 million audience impressions, holding at No. 9 on the BDS-fueled Country Airplay list. The new leader marks a quick repeat atop Hot Country Songs for the Georgia native, where he most recently appeared with “That’s My Kind of Night,” which logged the last of 12 weeks at No. 1 the week of Nov. 16.
— Pharrell: First released on the “Despicable Me 2” soundtrack, “Happy,” up 98-56 on the Hot 100, now doubles as the lead single from his forthcoming second studio album (and first since 2006). It enters Digital Songs at No. 26 (66,000, up 88%). Its Oscar nomination for best original song, announced on Thursday (Jan. 16), should further its fortunes.
— Kristen Bell: The continued momentum of the “Frozen” soundtrack, atop the Billboard 200 for a second week helps push Bell to new Hot 100 heights. Ascending to Nos. 60 and 65, her maiden charted tracks “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” (with Agatha Lee Monn and Katie Lopez) and “For the First Time in Forever” (with Idina Menzel) have sold 293,000 and 254,000 downloads to date, respectively.
While Bell may be known best for her acting roles (“Veronica Mars,” “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” “House of Lies”), she boasts vast experience in musical theater, having made her Broadway debut in 2001 in “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.”
— Beyonce: With the 47% of its Hot 100 points owed to streaming, “Beyonce” cut “Partition” enters the chart at No. 90. It starts on R&B Streaming Songs at No. 10 with 1.1 million streams (up 141%). The set’s “Drunk in Love” (No. 16 on the Hot 100) leads the list for a fourth week (its entire chart run) with 5.5 million (up 6%).
— Flo Rida: Sales and airplay fuel “How I Feel,” the rapper’s first Hot 100 entry (No. 98) as a lead act since “I Cry” reached No. 6 in December 2012. “Feel” climbs 21-16 on Rap Digital Songs (24,000, up 13%) 28-25 on Mainstream Top 40.
— Marc Anthony: The star notches his record-rewriting 23rd Tropical Airplay No. 1, as “Cambio de Piel” climbs 3-1. With the coronation, he passes Victor Manuelle (22) for the most leaders in the list’s 19-year history. Gilberto Santa Rosa ranks third with 14 No. 1s. Anthony first reigned with “Te Conozco Bien” for eight weeks in 1995 and had last led with “Vivir Mi Vida” for 11 weeks last year.
— Deborah Cox: She scores her 12th No. 1 on Dance Club Songs, as “Higher” lifts 2-1. Cox has topped the chart over a nearly 18-year span, beginning with “Who Do U Love” (March 2, 1996). Her 1998 No. 1 “Nobody’s Supposed to Be Here” became a crossover smash, spending 14 weeks at No. 1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and reaching No. 2 on the Hot 100. Club play of “Higher” has been aided by remixes from DJ Escape & Tony Coluccio, Dave Rose & Dimitri Tee and Carlos Melange.
— Rascal Flatts: Aided by hourly play on Jan. 8 at Clear Channel Media + Entertainment-owned radio stations, Rascal Flatts registers its second-highest Country Airplay start with “Rewind” at No. 28. The trio scored its best debut with “Take Me There” (No. 24, 2007). The new track introduces the threesome’s upcoming album, its first since “Changed” in 2012. The trio’s profile on Country Airplay features 45 prior entries, including 28 top 10s, 12 of which reached No. 1.
— Stone Sour: The band scores its third Mainstream Rock Songs No. 1, as “Tired” rises 3-1. The group previously ruled for seven weeks in 2006 with “Through Glass” and for eight frames in 2010 with “Say You’ll Haunt Me.”
— Queen: A viral video revives the legendary band’s “Don’t Stop Me Now” (which reached No. 86 on the Hot 100 in 1979). YouTuber Matt Perren created a stop motion video of himself lip-synching the track in front of his webcam. Between Jan. 1, 2011, and Jan. 5, 2014, he took 1,101 pictures of himself to create a montage of his maturation. The remarkable three years of dedication it took him to complete the project helped spur 979,000 streams of “Don’t” in the Jan. 6-12 tracking week, resulting in the cut’s No. 12 debut on Rock Streaming Songs.
Additional reporting by William Gruger, Wade Jessen, Amaya Mendizabal, Gordon Murray and Rauly Ramirez