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Hot 100 Chart Moves: Empire of the Sun’s 2008 Single Debuts at Last Thanks to Honda Ad Buzz

"Walking on a Dream" arrives long after its run on Dance Club Songs. Plus, moves for Flo Rida, Selena Gomez, Mike Posner & Lukas Graham.

As previously reported, Justin Bieber monopolizes the top two spots on the Billboard Hot 100 (dated Feb. 6), as “Sorry” spends a third week at No. 1 and “Love Yourself” lifts 3-2. Plus, Alessia Cara‘s “Here” hits the top five and the Chainsmokers‘ “Roses,” featuring Rozes, rises to the top 10.

Justin Bieber Nos. 1 & 2 on Hot 100, The Chainsmokers Hit Top 10

Who else blossoms on the Hot 100?


Flo Rida, “My House”

The party invite surges 23-12 on the Hot 100 following the rapper’s performance of it on NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Jan. 14. It jumps 5-3 on Digital Songs, up 49 percent to 112,000 downloads sold in the week ending Jan. 21, according to Nielsen Music.

Selena Gomez, “Hands to Myself”

The third single from Revival hits another new best Hot 100 rank, soaring 37-21 following the Jan. 20 premiere of its official video. It zooms 21-10 on Digital Songs (48,000 sold, up 18 percent) and 33-19 on Streaming Songs (7.5 million U.S. streams, up 34 percent). On Digital Songs, Gomez scores her seventh top 10.

Mike Posner, “I Took a Pill in Ibiza”

The pop singer/songwriter, who broke through with the No. 6-peaking “Cooler Than Me” in 2010, returns after five years away from the Hot 100. Spurred by its SeeB remix, “Ibiza” debuts on the chart at No. 79. It also starts at No. 37 on the Pop Songs airplay tally.

Empire of the Sun, “Walking on a Dream”

Six years after first becoming a chart hit (rising to No. 18 on Dance Club Songs in 2009), the synth-pop confection, released in 2008, reaches the Hot 100, debuting at No. 82. The reason for the resurgence: the track’s synch in a Honda ad, which premiered in late December. The song grows by 16 percent to 1.7 million U.S. streams and by 14 percent to 30,000 downloads sold in the tracking week. Thanks to its newfound buzz, Capitol Records is now promoting “Dream” to pop and rock radio.

Lukas Graham, “7 Years”

The Danish pop band, fronted by Lukas Graham Forchhammer, makes its Hot 100 debut at No. 96. After becoming a top 10 hit in 10 European countries in Billboard‘s international charts menu since last fall, the single is making inroads at American radio, rising 36-30 on Adult Pop Songs and debuting at No. 30 on Adult Alternative Songs. It also debuts on Pop Digital Songs at No. 31 (15,000, up 83 percent).