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Chart Highlights: One Direction’s ‘Little Things’ Makes Big Pop Songs Start

"Little Things," the second single from the boy band's No. 1 Billboard 200 album "Take Me Home," enters the radio airplay chart at No. 35.

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 *** “Die Young” Ke$ha
Greatest Gainer No. 2 “Locked Out Of Heaven” Bruno Mars

Debut No. 35 “Little Things” One Direction


The second single (following “Live While We’re Young”) from One Direction’s No. 1 Billboard 200 album “Take Me Home” enters the Nielsen BDS-based Pop Songs radio airplay chart, as ballad “Little Things” starts at No. 35. The 43 million YouTube views for the song’s video since its Nov. 2 posting has surely only helped its radio momentum.

Debut No. 38 “Daylight” Maroon 5

Adult Contemporary
*** No. 1 *** “Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow” Rod Stewart
Greatest Gainer No. 2 “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town” Barry Manilow
Debut No. 10 “I’ll Be Home For Christmas” Kelly Clarkson
Debut No. 14 “The Christmas Song” Colbie Caillat Featuring Justin Young
Debut No. 23 “Merry Christmas, Baby” Rod Stewart Duet With Cee Lo Green
Debut No. 28 “Winter Wonderland” Rod Stewart Duet With Michael Buble
Debut No. 30 “This Christmas” Franklin McKay

Adult Pop Songs
*** No. 1 *** “One More Night” Maroon 5
Greatest Gainer No. 6 “Ho Hey” The Lumineers
Debut No. 29 “I Knew You Were Trouble.” Taylor Swift

Dance/Club Play Songs
Greatest Gainer/*** No. 1 *** “Diamonds” Rihanna
Hot Shot Debut No. 33 “Big Banana” Havana Brown
Debut No. 47 “Beauty And A Beat” Justin Bieber Featuring Nicki Minaj
Debut No. 49 “Freak” Stereo Missile vs. Carlotta Chadwick
Debut No. 50 “A Love I Call My Own” Crystal Waters, Nicola Fasano, Steve Forest

R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay
Greatest Gainer/*** No. 1 *** “Adorn” Miguel
Debut No. 48 “News For You” Eric Benet

Rap Airplay
*** No. 1 *** “Clique” Kanye West, Jay-Z, Big Sean
Greatest Gainer No. 2 “Swimming Pools (Drank)” Kendrick Lamar
Debut No. 23 “All Gold Everything” Trinidad James
Debut No. 25 “Love Sosa” Chief Keef

Rock Airplay
*** No. 1 *** “Madness” Muse
Greatest Gainer No. 20 “Carry On” fun.
Hot Shot Debut No. 48 “Tightrope” Walk The Moon
Debut No. 50 “Lessons In Love (All Day, All Night)” Neon Trees Featuring Kaskade

Alternative Songs
*** No. 1 *** “Madness” Muse
Greatest Gainer No. 12 “Radioactive” Imagine Dragons
Debut No. 39 “Stubborn Love” The Lumineers

Country Airplay
*** No. 1 *** “Cruise” Florida Georgia Line

The pair’s introductory single tops Country Airplay, reaching No. 1 in its 19th week. Florida Georgia Line is the first duo or group to reach the top with a debut single since Zac Brown Band’s “Chicken Fried” led for two weeks in December 2008.

Greatest Gainer No. 27 “Two Black Cadillacs” Carrie Underwood
Hot Shot Debut No. 53 “I Drive Your Truck” Lee Brice
Debut No. 54 “A Holly Jolly Christmas” Lady Antebellum
Debut No. 57 “Moonshine Road” Kix Brooks
Debut No. 58 “I Will Wait” Mumford & Sons
Debut No. 60 “Home To Me” Sarah Darling

Latin Airplay
Greatest Gainer/*** No. 1 *** “Volvi A Nacer” Carlos Vives
Hot Shot Debut No. 45 “La Pregunta” J Alvarez
Debut No. 46 “Sin Ti No Vivo” Tierra Cali
Debut No. 47 “Locked Out Of Heaven” Bruno Mars
Debut No. 50 “Se Me Olvido Que Te Amaba” Frank Reyes

Regional Mexican Songs
*** No. 1 *** “Solo Vine A Despedirme” Gerardo Ortiz
Greatest Gainer No. 4 “El Primer Lugar” La Original Banda el Limon de Salvador Lizarraga
Debut No. 37 “Me Gustabas” Los Hermanos Vega Jr
Debut No. 38 “Necesita Un Hombre” Chuy Lizarraga y Su Banda Tierra Sinaloense

Latin Pop Songs
*** No. 1 *** “Algo Me Gusta De Ti” Wisin & Yandel Featuring Chris Brown & T-Pain
Greatest Gainer No. 2 “Volvi A Nacer” Carlos Vives
Debut No. 37 “La Salida” Gretchen
Debut No. 39 “Live Your Life” PeeWee
Debut No. 40 “Tanto” Pablo Alboran

Tropical Airplay
Greatest Gainer/*** No. 1 *** “Por Que Les Mientes?” Tito El Bambino + El Patron Featuring Marc Anthony
Debut No. 20 “No Sigue Modas a.k.a. Ella No Sigue Modas” Don Omar Featuring Juan Magan
Debut No. 39 “Tienes Que Creer En Mi” Frankie J

Christian Songs
*** No. 1 *** “One Thing Remains” Passion Featuring Kristian Stanfill
Greatest Gainer No. 18 “Christmas Time Again” Steven Curtis Chapman
Hot Shot Debut No. 32 “Joy To The World” Jason Gray
Debut No. 40 “Once A Year” Josh Wilson Featuring Andrew Peterson
Debut No. 42 “The Christmas Song” Francesca Battistelli
Debut No. 43 “What Child Is This? (First Noel Prelude)” Francesca Battistelli
Debut No. 44 “Silent Night” Marie Miller
Debut No. 45 “Little Drummer Boy” Lincoln Brewster Featuring KJ-52
Debut No. 47 “Somebody’s Angel” Mandisa
Debut No. 50 “It’s Christmas” MIKESCHAIR

Gospel Songs
*** No. 1 *** “Take Me To The King” Tamela Mann
Greatest Gainer No. 19 “Sunday Morning” Mary Mary
Debut No. 25 “I’ve Seen Him Do It” Kurt Carr & The Kurt Carr Singers

Holiday Airplay
Greatest Gainer/*** No. 1 *** “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree” Brenda Lee