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A lot of country fans went to the beach over the Fourth of July weekend—at least on their iPods. Jake Owen's mellow summer hit “Beachin'” jumps from #30 to #27 in its 15th week on the Hot 100. The song moves up to #1 on Hot Country Songs, displacing “Somethin' Bad,” Miranda Lambert'sduet with Carrie Underwood. It’s Owen’s third #1 country hit. It follows “Barefoot Blue Jean Night” (two weeks on top in September 2011) and “Alone With You” (two weeks in April 2012).
But Owen shouldn’t get too comfortable in that beach chair. Kenny Chesney lands his 13th top 30 hit as “American Kids” leaps from #43 to #28 in its third week on the Hot 100. It’s #2 on Hot Country Songs.
"Beachin" reached #26 (its peak to date) on the Hot 100 two weeks ago, before slipping to #30 last week.
Maroon 5 landed its sixth consecutive top 10 hit with “Maps,” which was this week’s big Hot 100 news. I covered this, and all the top 10 action, in a Chart Watch blog that we posted Wednesday. If you missed it, here’s a link. This blog focuses on key movers and debuts below the top 10.
"Latch" by Disclosure featuring Sam Smith holds at #11 for the second week in its 16th week… MKTO's “Classic” inches up from #15 to #14 in its 21st week.
"Break Free" by Ariana Grande featuring Zedd is the week’s top new entry at #15. It’s Grande’s third top 20 hit. It’s the second single from Grande’s sophomore album, My Everything, which is due Aug. 25. Digital sales rank: #5 (161K) … 5 Seconds of Summer's “Amnesia” is the week's second highest new entry at #16. It's the fifth commercially-released song from the group's eponymous debut album, which is due July 22. Digital sales rank: #4 (162K).
Sia's “Chandelier” jumps from #20 to #17 in its ninth week. Sia's album 1000 Forms Of Fear will enter The Billboard 200 at or near #1 next week, with sales of about 50K copies … Charli XCX's “Boom Clap” jumps from #25 to #20 in its fifth week. Digital sales rank: #10 (97K). It's from The Fault In Our Stars soundtrack, which has sold 166K copies in the last seven weeks.
Trey Songz's “Na Na” rebounds from #31 to #21 in its 24th week. This is its highest ranking to date. Songz also has the week's third highest new entry as “Foreign” debuts at #84. Songz landed his second straight #1 album on The Billboard 200 this week with Trigga.
"Bailando" by Enrique Iglesias featuring Descemer Bueno & Gente de Zona jumps from #33 to #25 in its 10th week … Becky G's “Shower” jumps from #45 to #31 in its fifth week … Nicki Minaj lands her 10th top 40 hit as a lead artist as “Pills N Potions” jumps from #41 to #34 in its seventh week … “2 On” by Tinashe featuring ScHoolboy Q jumps from #40 to #36 in its ninth week … “Rather Be” by Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne jumps from #60 to #51 in its fourth week. The song spent four weeks at #1 on the U.K.’s Official Singles Chart in February … Pharrell's “Come Get It Bae” jumps from #69 to #58 in its seventh week … “No Mediocre” by T.I. featuring Iggy Azalea jumps from #78 to #66 in its third week … “Don’t Tell ‘Em” by Jeremih featuring YG jumps from #89 to #78 in its second week.
Sam Hunt's “Leave The Night On” jumps from #98 to #86 in its second week …
"New Flame" by Chris Brown featuring Usher & Rick Ross debuts at #92. It’s from Brown’s upcoming sixth studio album, X … “Calm Down” by Busta Rhymes featuring Eminem debuts at #94. It’s from Busta Rhymes’s 10th studio album, E.L.E. 2 (Extinction Level Event 2). That’s a sequel to his 1998 album, E.L.E. (Extinction Level Event): The Final World Front.
"Black Widow" by Iggy Azalea featuring Rita Ora debuts at #97. It’s the third Hot 100 entry from The New Classic … “Ten Feet Tall” by Afrojack featuring Wrabel debuts at #100. It’s the second Hot 100 single from Afrojack’s debut album, Forget The World.
Lee Greenwood's “God Bless The USA” sold 24K copies in the week that included the July 4 holiday. The patriotic song has sold 934K digital copies to date. The song was first released in the spring of 1984. It had a resurgence in popularity following the 9/11 attacks.
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