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Chart Highlights: Tove Lo’s ‘Habits’ Hits No. 1 ‘High’ on Pop Songs

"Habits (Stay High)" is the seventh Pop Songs leader by a rookie this year. Plus, Taylor Swift's "Blank Space" debuts and Imagine Dragons fire back with "I Bet My Life."

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.

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Pop Songs
*** No. 1 (2 weeks)*** “Habits (Stay High)” Tove Lo
Tove Lo vaults 5-1 on the Pop Songs radio airplay chart with her debut hit, “Habits (Stay High).” The coronation marks the seventh No. 1 in 2014 by an act in a first appearance on the chart (as a lead), following Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass,” Charli XCX’s “Boom Clap,” Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me,” Magic’s “Rude,” Nico & Vinz’s “Am I Wrong” and Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy.” The bounty of rookie rulers is the greatest since 1997, when eight newcomers led on their first tries: the Cardigans (“Lovefool”), Savage Garden (“I Want You”), Hanson (“MMMBop”), Meredith Brooks (“Bitch”), OMC (“How Bizarre”), Third Eye Blind (“Semi-Charmed Life”), Sugar Ray (“Fly”) and Chumawamba (“Tubthumping”). Programmers have attributed the abundance of new acts’ dominance both to song quality and a lull in product from veterans (Billboard, Sept. 13).


Meanwhile (below), follow-ups to two recent Pop Songs No. 1s debut. Taylor Swift follows “Shake It Off,” which drops 1-3 after two nonconsecutive weeks on top, with “Blank Space” at No. 29, while Trainor’s “Lips Are Movin” bows at No. 30.

Greatest Gainer No. 7 “Animals” Maroon 5
Debut No. 29 “Blank Space” Taylor Swift
Debut No. 30 “Lips Are Movin” Meghan Trainor
Debut No. 39 “New Flame” Chris Brown Featuring Usher & Rick Ross

Adult Contemporary
*** No. 1 (3 weeks)*** “Rude” MAGIC!
Greatest Gainer No. 11 “All About That Bass” Meghan Trainor
Debut No. 26 “Animals” Maroon 5

Adult Pop Songs
*** No. 1 (5 weeks)*** “Shake It Off” Taylor Swift
Greatest Gainer No. 6 “Animals” Maroon 5
Debut No. 36 “Blank Space” Taylor Swift
Debut No. 37 “Steal My Girl” One Direction
Debut No. 40 “Jealous” Nick Jonas

Rock Airplay
*** No. 1 (2 weeks)*** “Something From Nothing” Foo Fighters
Debut/Greatest Gainer No. 16 “I Bet My Life” Imagine Dragons
Debut No. 47 “I’m Not The Only One” Sam Smith
Debut No. 48 “Kathleen” Catfish And The Bottlemen
Debut No. 49 “Cool Kids” Echosmith
Debut No. 50 “Moth” HellYeah

Alternative Songs
*** No. 1 (8 weeks)*** “Stolen Dance” Milky Chance
Debut/Greatest Gainer No. 14 “I Bet My Life” Imagine Dragons

Adult Alternative Songs
*** No. 1 (3 weeks)*** “Do You” Spoon
Debut No. 28 “Let It Go” James Bay
Debut No. 30 “Low Key” Tweedy
Greatest Gainer “I Bet My Life” Imagine Dragons

Mainstream Rock Songs
*** No. 1 (2 weeks)***/Greatest Gainer “Something From Nothing” Foo Fighters
Debut No. 36 “Dirty White Boots” Lenny Kravitz
Debut No. 38 “An Island” Chevelle
Debut No. 40 “Save The World” Adelitas Way

Dance Club Songs
*** No. 1 (1 week)*** “This Is How We Do” Katy Perry
Greatest Gainer No. 2 “Secrets” Mary Lambert
Debut No. 37 “It’s Your World” Jennifer Hudson Featuring R. Kelly
Debut No. 46 “Rolling In The Deep (The Aretha Version)” Aretha Franklin
Debut No. 49 “Dangerous” David Guetta Featuring Sam Martin
Debut No. 50 “Waves” Mr. Probz

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Rhythmic Songs
*** No. 1 (1 week)*** “New Flame” Chris Brown Featuring Usher & Rick Ross
Chris Brown collects his eighth Rhythmic No. 1, and first as a lead act in three-and-a-half years, as “New Flame” (featuring Usher and Rick Ross) ignites 3-1. Brown had last topped the chart as a lead on May 7, 2011, with “Look at Me Now.” “Flame” is also notable for its guests’ achievements: it’s Usher’s record-breaking 12th Rhythmic No. 1, lifting him past Rihanna (11) for the most No. 1s in the chart’s 21-year history. (Lil Wayne ranks third with nine, followed by Brown, 50 Cent, Beyonce, Drake, Jay Z and Nelly, each with eight.) Ross celebrates his first Rhythmic No. 1 – in his 39th visit.

Debut/Greatest Gainer No. 28 “Beg For It” Iggy Azalea Featuring M0
Debut No. 39 “I Don’t Mind” Usher Featuring Juicy J

R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay
*** No. 1 (1 week)*** “Hold You Down” DJ Khaled Featuring Chris Brown, August Alsina, Future & Jeremih
Debut/Greatest Gainer No. 27 “Only” Nicki Minaj Featuring Drake, Lil Wayne & Chris Brown
Debut No. 45 “How About Now” Drake
Debut No. 48 “Call My Name” Morgan James
Debut No. 49 “I Don’t Mind” Usher Featuring Juicy J

Adult R&B Songs
*** No. 1 (6 weeks)*** “Stay With Me” Sam Smith
Greatest Gainer No. 4 “Call My Name” Avery * Sunshine
Debut No. 28 “Goodnight Kisses” Charlie Wilson

Rap Airplay
*** No. 1 (5 weeks)*** “0 To 100 / The Catch Up” Drake
Debut/Greatest Gainer No. 17 “Only” Nicki Minaj Featuring Drake, Lil Wayne & Chris Brown

Country Airplay
*** No. 1 (1 week)*** “Leave The Night On” Sam Hunt
Greatest Gainer No. 21 “Sun Daze” Florida Georgia Line
Debut No. 59 “Pray For You” The Swon Brothers
Debut No. 60 “Middle Of America” Will Hoge

Latin Airplay
*** No. 1 (3 weeks)*** “Tus Besos” Juan Luis Guerra 440
Debut No. 41 “Noche de Copas” Luis Enrique
Debut No. 42 “Soledad” Don Omar
Debut No. 50 “No Crezcas Mas” Tercer Cielo
Greatest Gainer “Eres Tu” Proyecto X

Regional Mexican Songs
*** No. 1 (1 week)*** “Y Asi Fue” Julion Alvarez y Su Norteno Banda
Debut/Greatest Gainer No. 24 “Eres Tu” Proyecto X

Latin Pop Songs
*** No. 1 (24 weeks)*** “Bailando” Enrique Iglesias Featuring Descemer Bueno & Gente de Zona
Debut No. 40 “Blame” Calvin Harris Featuring John Newman
Greatest Gainer “Soledad” Don Omar

Tropical Songs
*** No. 1 (1 week)***/Greatest Gainer “Noche de Copas” Luis Enrique
Debut No. 34 “Ponte A Bailar” Mary Featuring MAFFiO
Debut No. 36 “Son 45” Ismael Miranda
Debut No. 38 “Toda La Noche” Los Inmortalez

Christian Airplay
*** No. 1 (8 weeks)*** “Greater” MercyMe
Greatest Gainer No. 15 “Made New” Lincoln Brewster
Debut No. 33 “I Am Not Alone” Kari Jobe
Debut No. 44 “Because He Lives” Matt Maher
Debut No. 50 “My Choice Is You” Shonlock

Gospel Airplay
*** No. 1 (20 weeks)*** “Amazing” Ricky Dillard & New G
Debut No. 28 “He Rose” Brent Jones
Debut/Greatest Gainer No. 29 “Bless This House” Dorinda Clark-Cole
Debut No. 30 “Keep Doing What You’re Doing” Anita Wilson