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Chart Highlights: Demi Lovato ‘Attack’s Pop Songs

The first single from the actress/singer's forthcoming album logs a strong first week at radio. Plus, Taylor Swift takes over at No. 1 on Adult Pop Songs and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs return.

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 every Thursday.

Pop Songs
*** No. 1 (7 weeks)*** “I Knew You Were Trouble.” Taylor Swift
Greatest Gainer No. 15 “Stay” Rihanna Featuring Mikky Ekko
Debut No. 30 “Just Give Me A Reason” P!nk Featuring Nate Ruess

Debut No. 35 “Heart Attack” Demi Lovato


Demi Lovato blasts back onto Billboard’s Pop Songs chart, as “Heart Attack” debuts at No. 35 following its first week of airplay. The song marks the first entry on the list for the singer/actress/judge on the most recent season of Fox’s “The X Factor” since “Give Your Heart a Break” became her first No. 1 in September.

“I love Demi’s new single,” says Erik Bradley, APD/MD of WBBM Chicago, which played the track 30 times in the Feb. 25-March 3 Nielsen BDS tracking week. “It’s easily our most-requested song and has been from the first play. I feel fairly confident that it’s going to be her second No. 1 single.” “This was a first-listen ‘duh’ add for us,” adds Tim Clarke, PD of WPOI Tampa, Fla., which gave the song 43 first-week spins last week. “I’m a huge fan of Demi.”

“Heart” previews Lovato’s forthcoming fourth studio album. Industry sources suggest that the song could debut with 200,000 downloads sold when Nielsen SoundScan’s latest figures are released on Wednesday (March 6) on Billboard.com, setting up a likely lofty debut for it on this week’s Billboard Hot 100. Notably, the chart’s leader the past wo weeks, Baauer’s “Harlem Shake,” also debuts on Pop Songs at No. 38 (see below).

Debut No. 38 “Harlem Shake” Baauer

Adult Contemporary
*** No. 1 (7 weeks)*** “Home” Phillip Phillips
Greatest Gainer No. 16 “I Knew You Were Trouble.” Taylor Swift
Debut No. 29 “Wrong Guy (I Did It This Time)” Whitney Wolanin

Adult Pop Songs
*** No. 1 (1 week)*** “I Knew You Were Trouble.” Taylor Swift
Greatest Gainer No. 27 “Just Give Me A Reason” P!nk Featuring Nate Ruess
Debut No. 40 “Closer” Tegan And Sara

Dance/Club Play Songs
*** No. 1 (1 week)***/Greatest Gainer “I Could Be The One” Avicii vs Nicky Romero
Debut No. 44 “Shake That” Gimm+Icky
Debut No. 46 “Harlem Shake” Baauer
Debut No. 47 “Thrift Shop” Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz
Debut No. 49 “Acid Rain” Alexis Jordan
Debut No. 50 “Suit & Tie” Justin Timberlake Featuring Jay Z

R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay
*** No. 1 (3 weeks)*** “Pour It Up” Rihanna
Greatest Gainer No. 6 “Started From The Bottom” Drake
Debut No. 45 “All That (Lady)” The Game Featuring Lil Wayne, Big Sean, Fabolous & Jeremih
Debut No. 47 “Take Me To The King” Tamela Mann

Rap Airplay
*** No. 1  (6 weeks)*** “F**kin Problems” A$AP Rocky Featuring Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar
Greatest Gainer No. 4 “Started From The Bottom” Drake
Debut No. 21 “Power Trip” J. Cole Featuring Miguel
Debut No. 22 “Feel This Moment” Pitbull Featuring Christina Aguilera

Rock Airplay
*** No. 1 (1 week)*** “Radioactive” Imagine Dragons
Debut No. 41 “Inhaler” Foals
Debut No. 48 “Vilify” Device
Debut No. 49 “Demons” Imagine Dragons
Greatest Gainer “Sacrilege” Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Alternative Songs
*** No. 1 (3 weeks)*** “Radioactive” Imagine Dragons

Debut/Greatest Gainer No. 35 “Sacrilege” Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Last week’s Billboard magazine cover act, the Yeah Yeahs Yeahs, debut on Alternative Songs at No. 35 with “Sacrilege,” the lead single from the band’s fourth album, “Mosquito,” due April 16. The group made its first Alternative Songs appearance nine years ago this week with the eventual No. 9-peaking “Maps.”

Debut No. 38 “X-Kid” Green Day

Country Airplay
*** No. 1 (2 weeks)*** “One Of Those Nights” Tim McGraw
Greatest Gainer No. 7 “I Drive Your Truck” Lee Brice
Hot Shot Debut No. 37 “DONE.” The Band Perry
Debut No. 40 “Beat This Summer” Brad Paisley
Debut No. 56 “Better” Maggie Rose

Latin Airplay
*** No. 1 (3 weeks)*** “Zumba” Don Omar
Greatest Gainer No. 5 “Llevame Contigo” Romeo Santos
Debut No. 41 “Troublemaker” Olly Murs Featuring Flo Rida
Debut No. 44 “Rompe La Cintura” Alexis & Fido
Debut No. 47 “Aqui Estoy” Calibre 50
Debut No. 49 “El Coco No” Roberto Junior y Su Bandeno

Regional Mexican Songs
*** No. 1 (5 weeks)*** “Y Ahora Resulta” Voz de Mando
Greatest Gainer No. 7 “Tu No Tienes La Culpa” Julion Alvarez y Su Norteno Banda

Latin Pop Songs
*** No. 1 (2 weeks)*** “Zumba” Don Omar
Greatest Gainer No. 5 “Llevame Contigo” Romeo Santos
Debut No. 36 “No Soy Un Hombre Malo” Hector Acosta “El Torito”
Debut No. 38 “Mojado” Ricardo Arjona
Debut No. 40 “When I Was Your Man” Bruno Mars

Tropical Songs
*** No. 1 (2 weeks)*** “Te Me Vas” Prince Royce
Debut/Greatest Gainer No. 12 “Descontrolame” Luis Enrique
Debut No. 36 “Yo La Amo” Ruina Nueva Featuring Adolescent’s Orquesta
Debut No. 37 “Rompe La Cintura” Alexis & Fido

Christian Songs
*** No. 1 (5 weeks)*** “Whom Shall I Fear (God Of Angel Armies)” Chris Tomlin
Greatest Gainer No. 19 “Middle Of Your Heart” for King & Country
Debut No. 31 “We Won’t Be Shaken” Building 429
Debut No. 36 “What Are You Waiting For” Shawn McDonald
Debut No. 43 “Dreams And Disasters” Owl City

Gospel Songs
*** No. 1 (18 weeks)*** “Take Me To The King” Tamela Mann
Debut No. 19 “Here In Our Praise” Fred Hammond/United Tenors
Debut/Greatest Gainer No. 20 “If He Did It Before (Same God)” Tye Tribbett
Debut No. 28 “Shine” Sheri Jones-Moffett
Debut No. 29 “Indescribable” Kierra Sheard