Skip to main content

Chart Highlights: Rihanna Returns, Fitz And The Tantrums Rule Rock, Yandel Leads Latin Airplay

Rihanna extends her mark for the most Pop Songs visits, Fitz and the Tantrums take over atop two rock tallies and Yandel leads Latin Airplay, while duo partner Wisin debuts with his own track

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 (3 weeks)*** “Roar” Katy Perry
Greatest Gainer No. 13 “Wrecking Ball” Miley Cyrus
Debut No. 35 “TKO” Justin Timberlake

Debut No. 40 “What Now” Rihanna

Rihanna debuts at No. 40 on Pop Songs with “What Now.” With the bow, she extends her mark for the most entries (37) dating to the chart’s 1992 inception. Britney Spears ranks second with 31, followed by Mariah Carey (30). The song is the fourth Pop Songs hit from Rihanna’s first No. 1 Billboard 200 album “Unapologetic,” following the No. 2-peaking “Diamonds,” the two-week No. 1 “Stay” (featuring Mikky Ekko) and the No. 15 hit “Right Now.”

Adult Contemporary
*** No. 1 (9 weeks)*** “Just Give Me A Reason” P!nk Featuring Nate Ruess
Greatest Gainer No. 11 “Roar” Katy Perry
Debut No. 24 “Royals” Lorde

Adult Pop Songs
*** No. 1 (2 weeks)*** “Roar” Katy Perry
Greatest Gainer No. 4 “Royals” Lorde
Debut No. 35 “Gorilla” Bruno Mars
Debut No. 39 “Wrecking Ball” Miley Cyrus
Debut No. 40 “Who You Love” John Mayer Featuring Katy Perry

Dance/Club Play Songs
*** No. 1 (1 week)*** “Walking On Thin Ice 2013” Ono
Greatest Gainer No. 3 “Roar” Katy Perry
Debut No. 44 “DNA” Empire Of The Sun
Debut No. 45 “Lights Out” Jessica Sutta

R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay
*** No. 1 (11 weeks)*** “Blurred Lines” Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. + Pharrell
Greatest Gainer No. 3 “Hold On, We’re Going Home” Drake Featuring Majid Jordan
Debut No. 45 “No Games” Rick Ross Featuring Future
Debut No. 47 “Clappers” Wale Featuring Nicki Minaj & Juicy J
Debut No. 48 “23” Mike WiLL Made-It Featuring Miley Cyrus, Wiz Khalifa & Juicy J

Rap Airplay
*** No. 1 (6 weeks)*** “Holy Grail” Jay Z Featuring Justin Timberlake
Greatest Gainer No. 7 “Honest” Future
Debut No. 24 “Collard Greens” ScHoolboy Q Featuring Kendrick Lamar
Debut No. 25 “Gas Pedal” Sage The Gemini Featuring IamSu

Rock Airplay
*** No. 1 (1 week)*** “Out Of My League” Fitz And The Tantrums
Greatest Gainer No. 18 “Sirens” Pearl Jam
Debut No. 48 “Deal With The Devil” Pop Evil
Debut No. 49 “Born To Rise” Redlight King

Alternative Songs
*** No. 1 (1 week)*** “Out Of My League” Fitz And The Tantrums

Fitz and the Tantrums make history as they score their first Alternative Songs leader. “Out of My League” lifts 2-1 in its 33rd week, completing the longest climb to No. 1 in the chart’s 25-year history. It passes the 32-week trek of Neon Trees’ “Animal” in 2010. “League” halts the seven-week reign of Lorde’s “Royals” – the longest by a woman in the list’s archives. It concurrently dethrones “Royals” after six weeks atop Rock Airplay (above).

Greatest Gainer No. 22 “Sirens” Pearl Jam
Debut No. 34 “Shot At The Night” The Killers
Debut No. 37 “Who We Are” Switchfoot
Debut No. 39 “The Mother We Share” CHVRCHES

Country Airplay
*** No. 1 (2 weeks)*** “Night Train” Jason Aldean
Greatest Gainer No. 14 “We Were Us” Keith Urban And Miranda Lambert
Debut No. 56 “It Ain’t The Whiskey” Gary Allan
Debut No. 59 “Drink To That All Night” Jerrod Niemann
Debut No. 60 “Beat Of The Music” Brett Eldredge

Christian Songs
*** No. 1 (3 weeks)*** “Overcomer” Mandisa
Greatest Gainer No. 19 “Believer” Audio Adrenaline
Debut No. 50 “#LITO” Press Play

Gospel Songs
*** No. 1 (9 weeks)*** “Every Praise” Hezekiah Walker
Greatest Gainer No. 12 “Sunday Kinda Love” Israel Houghton Featuring PJ Morton, Nikki Ross & Aaron Lindsey

Latin Airplay   
*** No. 1 (1 week)*** “Hable de Ti” Yandel

Yandel notches his first Latin Airplay No. 1 as a lead solo artist, as “Hable de Ti” jumps 6-1. He previously topped the chart in December as a guest, with Wayne Wonder, on Gocho’s “Amor Real.” That’s in addition to his 10 No. 1s as half of the still-active reggaeton duo Wisin & Yandel. “I am so happy and very grateful for my fans and radio stations for believing in my music,” Yandel said upon learning of his new leader. “Achieving this No. 1 with the first single on my solo album means a lot to me and drives me to keep moving forward even stronger.”

Wisin, meanwhile, arrives at No. 14 with “Que Viva La Vida,” the first single from his solo set due in December. “I promise that this new material is bigger than ever, with stellar collaborations and, as always, great music,” he says.

Debut/Greatest Gainer No. 14 “Que Viva La Vida” Wisin
Debut No. 37 “Roar” Katy Perry
Debut No. 45 “Applause” Lady Gaga
Debut No. 46 “Nos Falto Hablar” Intocable
Debut No. 47 “A Mi Modo” Los Huracanes del Norte
Debut No. 49 “We Can’t Stop” Miley Cyrus

Regional Mexican Songs
*** No. 1 (13 weeks)*** “El Ruido de Tus Zapatos” La Arrolladora Banda el Limon de Rene Camacho
Debut No. 38 “Olvidas” Horacio Palencia
Greatest Gainer No. 8 “Muchacho de Campo” Voz de Mando

Latin Pop Songs
*** No. 1 (3 weeks)*** “Loco” Enrique Iglesias Featuring Romeo Santos
Debut/Greatest Gainer No. 16 “Que Viva La Vida” Wisin

Tropical Songs
*** No. 1 (2 weeks)*** “Propuesta Indecente” Romeo Santos
Greatest Gainer No. 6 “Hable de Ti” Yandel
Debut No. 33 “Demasiado Fuerte” Rik Indio
Debut No. 37 “Alocate” Alexis & Fido
Debut No. 40 “Lento” Shorty C. Featuring Yomo