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Chart Highlights: Bruno Mars’ ‘Gorilla’ Swings Onto Pop Songs

Mars looks to continue his perfect top 10 streak on Pop Songs with his latest single. Plus, new No. 1s for Selena Gomez, Carlos Vives, Enrique Iglesias and Mandisa.

Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below.

All our charts are refreshed on billboard.com and Billboardbiz every Thursday and appear in the next issue of Billboard magazine.

Pop Songs
*** No. 1 (1 week)***/Greatest Gainer “Roar” Katy Perry

Debut No. 30 “Gorilla” Bruno Mars

While Katy Perry takes “Roar” to No. 1 on Pop Songs with her friends including tigers, elephants and more (in the song’s video, that is), Bruno Mars continues the format’s current infaturation with jungle-themed jams, as “Gorilla” stomps in at No. 30. It’s the recent MTV VMAs performer and upcoming Super Bowl Halftime Show headliner’s 12th enty on the chart; the first 11 have all reached the top 10, with six soaring all the way to No. 1.


Debut No. 35 “Wrecking Ball” Miley Cyrus
Debut No. 38 “Alone Together” Fall Out Boy
Debut No. 39 “Demons” Imagine Dragons
Debut No. 40 “Crooked Smile” J. Cole Featuring TLC

Adult Contemporary
*** No. 1 (4 weeks)*** “Gone, Gone, Gone” Phillip Phillips
Greatest Gainer No. 13 “Roar” Katy Perry
Debut No. 29 “Close Your Eyes” Michael Buble

Adult Pop Songs
*** No. 1 (6 weeks)*** “Blurred Lines” Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. + Pharrell
Greatest Gainer No. 2 “Roar” Katy Perry
Debut No. 38 “My Kind Of Love” Emeli Sande
Debut No. 39 “American Girl” Bonnie McKee
Debut No. 40 “Best Song Ever” One Direction

Dance/Club Play Songs
*** No. 1 (1 week)*** “Slow Down” Selena Gomez
Greatest Gainer No. 2 “Applause” Lady Gaga
Debut No. 42 “Love Is Love” VenSun Featuring David Vendetta & Sylvia Tosun
Debut No. 47 “Pyramid Scheme” Mat Zo Featuring Chuck D
Debut No. 48 “What Now” Rihanna
Debut No. 49 “In A World Like This” Backstreet Boys

R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay
*** No. 1 (9 weeks)*** “Blurred Lines” Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. + Pharrell
Greatest Gainer No. 3 “Holy Grail” Jay Z Featuring Justin Timberlake
Debut No. 48 “All Of Me” John Legend
Debut No. 49 “All The Way Home” Tamar Braxton

Rap Airplay
*** No. 1 (4 weeks)***/Greatest Gainer “Holy Grail” Jay Z Featuring Justin Timberlake
Debut No. 22 “Red Nose” Sage The Gemini

Rock Airplay
*** No. 1 (5 weeks)*** “Royals” Lorde

Debut/Greatest Gainer No. 25 “Reflektor” Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire storms onto Rock Airplay at No. 25 and Alternative Songs at No. 28, with Greatest Gainer honors on both charts, with “Reflektor.” The song previews the band’s fourth studio album of the same name, due Oct. 29. Its last set, “The Suburbs,” won vaunted Album of the Year honors at the Grammy Awards in 2011. The act could be headed for its best rank on the latter list: “Reflektor” marks its highest Alternative Songs debut, while “Ready to Start” scored its prior top peak (No. 16, 2010).

Debut No. 40 “Do I Wanna Know?” Arctic Monkeys
Debut No. 43 “Lola Montez” Volbeat
Debut No. 48 “Tessellate” alt-J
Debut No. 49 “Good Man” Devour The Day

Alternative Songs
*** No. 1 (6 weeks)*** “Royals” Lorde
Debut No. 24 “Atlas” Coldplay
Debut/Greatest Gainer No. 28 “Reflektor” Arcade Fire

Country Airplay
*** No. 1 (2 weeks)*** “Round Here” Florida Georgia Line
Greatest Gainer No. 29 “We Were Us” Keith Urban And Miranda Lambert
Debut No. 54 “Let’s Go There” Brothers Osborne
Debut No. 57 “Stay” Florida Georgia Line
Debut No. 59 “Goodnight Kiss” Randy Houser
Debut No. 60 “Love Is War” American Young

Latin Airplay   
*** No. 1 (1 week)***/Greatest Gainer “Bailar Contigo” Carlos Vives
Debut No. 49 “No Tengo Dinero” MAFFiO
Debut No. 50 “Cero” Dani Martin

Regional Mexican Songs
*** No. 1 (11 weeks)*** “El Ruido de Tus Zapatos” La Arrolladora Banda el Limon de Rene Camacho
Debut/Greatest Gainer No. 35 “Ojos Bellos” Duelo

Latin Pop Songs
*** No. 1 (1 week)*** “Loco” Enrique Iglesias Featuring Romeo Santos

Enrique Iglesias extends his record for the most Latin Pop Songs No. 1s, as “Loco” climbs 2-1. The track is his 18th leader on the ranking, pushing him further ahead of Shakira (13), Cristian Castro, Mana (11 each) and Ricardo Arjona and Luis Miguel (10 each).

Greatest Gainer No. 5 “Bailar Contigo” Carlos Vives
Debut No. 38 “Tres Semanas” Marco Antonio Solis
Debut No. 39 “Roar” Katy Perry

Tropical Songs
*** No. 1 (7 weeks)*** “Darte Un Beso” Prince Royce
Greatest Gainer No. 4 “Bailar Contigo” Carlos Vives
Debut No. 31 “Slo Busco Amor” Limi-t 21
Debut No. 34 “Dejalo” Myzta
Debut No. 38 “Despues De Ti No Hay Nada” Domenic Marte

Christian Songs
*** No. 1 (1 week)*** “Overcomer” Mandisa
Greatest Gainer No. 20 “Speak Life” tobyMac
Debut No. 50 “Sooner Or Later” Mat Kearney

Gospel Songs
*** No. 1 (7 weeks)*** “Every Praise” Hezekiah Walker
Debut/Greatest Gainer No. 20 “Perfect People” The Walls Group
Debut No. 21 “Believe” Chanel