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Chart Highlights: OneRepublic’s ‘Counting Stars’ Shoots To No. 1 On Pop Songs

The band lands its third No. 1 at the format. Plus, Rascal Flatts returns and new No. 1s for Stone Sour, Marc Anthony and more.

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)*** “Counting Stars” OneRepublic
OneRepublic scores its second No. 1, and first as a lead act, on Billboard’s Nielsen BDS-based Pop Songs chart, as “Counting Stars” shoots 2-1. The band’s debut entry, “Apologize,” credited to Timbaland featuring OneRepublic, spent eight weeks at No. 1 in 2007-08. The coronation of “Stars” adds to OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder’s prestigious history at the format. It’s his third No. 1 as a writer; in addition to penning the band’s two toppers, he co-wrote Leona Lewis’ nine-week 2008 leader “Bleeding Love.” “Stars” is also just one of four songs scaling the chart on which he boasts a writing credit: Ellie Goulding’s “Burn” heats up 7-5, Beyonce’s “XO” bounds 24-19 and Demi Lovato’s “Neon Lights” surges 30-24.


Greatest Gainer No. 11 “Dark Horse” Katy Perry Featuring Juicy J
Debut No. 35 “Talk Dirty” Jason Derulo Featuring 2 Chainz
Debut No. 39 “Animals” Martin Garrix
Debut No. 40 “Classic” MKTO

Adult Contemporary
*** No. 1 (8 weeks)***/Greatest Gainer “Roar” Katy Perry
Greatest Gainer No. 8 “Wake Me Up!” Avicii
Debut No. 26 “Story Of My Life” One Direction
Debut No. 29 “Love Don’t Die” The Fray

Adult Pop Songs
*** No. 1 (5 weeks)*** “Counting Stars” OneRepublic
Greatest Gainer No. 6 “Say Something” A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera
Debut No. 37 “Dark Horse” Katy Perry Featuring Juicy J
Debut No. 40 “Hey Brother” Avicii

Dance Club Songs
*** No. 1 (1 week)*** “Higher” Deborah Cox Featuring Paige
Greatest Gainer No. 2 “Neon Lights” Demi Lovato
Debut No. 41 “Alone Together” Fall Out Boy
Debut No. 42 “Now You’re Mine” Kim Cameron
Debut No. 47 “Games” Claire
Debut No. 50 “Cannonball” Lea Michele

Country Airplay
*** No. 1 (4 weeks)*** “Stay” Florida Georgia Line

Debut/Greatest Gainer No. 28 “Rewind” 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 includes 45 prior entries, 28 of which reached the top 10, with 12 rising to No. 1.

Debut No. 58 “Trippin’ On Us” Lindsay Ell
Debut No. 59 “Yeah” Joe Nichols
Debut No. 60 “Who I Am With You” Chris Young

Rhythmic Songs
*** No. 1 (7 weeks)*** “The Monster” Eminem Featuring Rihanna
Greatest Gainer No. 4 “Timber” Pitbull Featuring Ke$ha
Debut No. 26 “Talk Dirty” Jason Derulo Featuring 2 Chainz
Debut No. 33 “Burn” Ellie Goulding
Debut No. 35 “Thinking About You” Calvin Harris Featuring Ayah Marar
Debut No. 37 “Want Dem All” Sean Paul Featuring Konshens
Debut No. 39 “Last Night” Sebastian Mikael Featuring Wale
Debut No. 40 “Loyal” Chris Brown Featuring Lil Wayne & French Montana Or & Too $hort

R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay
*** No. 1 (14 weeks)*** “Hold On, We’re Going Home” Drake Featuring Majid Jordan
Greatest Gainer No. 5 “Drunk In Love” Beyonce Featuring Jay Z
Debut No. 44 “Loyal” Chris Brown Featuring Lil Wayne & French Montana Or & Too $hort
Debut No. 46 “Cookie” R. Kelly
Debut No. 47 “Partition” Beyonce
Debut No. 48 “Part II (On The Run)” Jay Z Featuring Beyonce

Adult R&B Songs
*** No. 1 (3 weeks)*** “For The Rest Of My Life” Robin Thicke
Greatest Gainer No. 6 “My Favorite Thing” Ronald Isley Featuring Kem

Rap Airplay
*** No. 1 (6 weeks)*** “The Monster” Eminem Featuring Rihanna
Greatest Gainer No. 2 “Show Me” Kid Ink Featuring Chris Brown
Debut No. 23 “Worst Behavior” Drake
Debut No. 24 “The Devil Is A Lie” Rick Ross Featuring Jay-Z

Rock Airplay
*** No. 1 (10 weeks)*** “Come A Little Closer” Cage The Elephant
Debut No. 40 “Cannibal” Silversun Pickups
Debut No. 46 “Love Don’t Die” The Fray
Debut/Greatest Gainer No. 47 “Sleeping With A Friend” Neon Trees

Mainstream Rock Songs
*** No. 1 (1 week)*** “Tired” Stone Sour
Stone Sour scores its third Mainstream Rock Songs No. 1, as “Tired” rises 3-1. The band previously ruled for seven weeks in 2006 with “Through Glass” and for eight frames in 2010 with “Say You’ll Haunt Me.”

Greatest Gainer No. 2 “Shepherd Of Fire” Avenged Sevenfold
Debut No. 40 “Sleepwalking” Bring Me The Horizon

Alternative Songs
*** No. 1 (10 weeks)*** “Come A Little Closer” Cage The Elephant
Debut/Greatest Gainer No. 25 “Cannibal” Silversun Pickups
Debut No. 36 “I Believe” Basic Vacation
Debut No. 37 “Bad Blood” Bastille

Adult Alternative Songs
*** No. 1 (3 weeks)*** “Pompeii” Bastille
Greatest Gainer No. 5 “Counting Stars” OneRepublic
Debut No. 29 “Turn It Around” Lucius

Latin Airplay
*** No. 1 (2 weeks)*** “Put It In A Kiss” Katherine Alexander
Debut No. 36 “El Perdedor” Enrique Iglesias Featuring Marco Antonio Solis
Debut/Greatest Gainer No. 44 “Te Robare” Prince Royce
Debut No. 46 “En La Sierra y En La Ciudad…La China” Javier Rosas

Regional Mexican Songs
*** No. 1 (8 weeks)*** “Vas A Llorar Por Mi” Banda El Recodo de Cruz Lizarraga
Greatest Gainer “50 Mentadas” Mario “El Cachorro” Delgado

Latin Pop Songs
*** No. 1 (4 weeks)*** “Darte Un Beso” Prince Royce
Debut/Greatest Gainer No. 23 “El Perdedor” Enrique Iglesias Featuring Marco Antonio Solis
Debut No. 40 “La Botella” Zion & Lennox

Tropical Songs
*** No. 1 (1 week)***/Greatest Gainer “Cambio de Piel” Marc Anthony
Marc Anthony notches his record-rewriting 23rd Tropical Songs 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.

Debut No. 36 “No Se Como Olvidarte” Layla

Christian Airplay
*** No. 1 (2 weeks)*** “The Only Name (Yours Will Be)” Big Daddy Weave
Greatest Gainer No. 15 “Write Your Story” Francesca Battistelli
Debut No. 28 “Don’t Deserve You” Plumb
Debut No. 44 “People Like Me” MIKESCHAIR
Debut No. 48 “Be My Rescue” Nichole Nordeman
Debut No. 49 “No One Higher” Aaron Shust
Debut No. 50 “In Christ Alone” Passion Featuring Kristian Stanfill

Gospel Airplay
*** No. 1 (24 weeks)*** “Every Praise” Hezekiah Walker
Greatest Gainer No. 13 “Rejoice With Me” Bobby Jones Featuring Faith Evans