Chart Watch: After “Frozen,” Here Comes “Summer”

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Paul Grein
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Songs from "Frozen" are moving back up the Hot 100. In addition to Idina Menzel's "Let It Go," which leaps from #14 to #5 this week, Demi Lovato's version of the same song rebounds from #71 to #52 in its 17th week, "Do You Want To Build A Snowman?" by Kristen Bell, Agatha Lee, Monn & Katie Lopez rebounds from #79 to #62 in its 13th week and "For The First Time In Forever" by Kristen Bell & Idina Menzel rebounds from #85 to #65 in its 13th week. These three songs have climbed as high as #38, #55 and #57, respectively.

The "Frozen" soundtrack tops The Billboard 200 for the seventh week this week and is assured of an eighth week on top next week.

But the weather is bound to change. Calvin Harris' "Summer" is this week's top new entry at #69. It's the lead single from his upcoming fourth studio album. This is the second song titled "Summer" to crack the Hot 100. War took a song by that title to #7 in September 1976. War's song was released on the first day of summer (June 21), and was the second highest new entry on the chart dated July 10. Harris is trying to get a jump on the other likely summer-themed songs by releasing early in the spring.

This week's big chart news is "Let It Go" leaping into the top five, where it joins another movie-derived smash, Pharrell Williams' "Happy." I covered this, and the rest of the top 10 action, in a Chart Watch blog that we posted Wednesday. If you missed it, here's a link. This blog is a look at key movers and debuts below the top 10.

"Show Me" by Kid Ink featuring Chris Brown jumps from #15 to #13 in its 20th week … "Turn Down For What" by DJ Snake & Lil Jon jumps from #21 to #15 in its 13th week. Digital sales rank: #9 (89K) … The Chainsmokers' "#Selfie" jumps from #18 to #16 in its fourth week. Digital sales rank: #7 (101K) … Avicii's "Hey Brother" jumps from #22 to #19 in its 16th week. The song tops the 1 million mark in digital sales this week. It's Avicii's second million-seller. "Wake Me Up!" is up to 4,060,000 … Martin Garrix's "Animals" jumps from #26 to #23 in its 27th week.

"This Is How We Roll" by Florida Georgia Line featuring Luke Bryan jumps from #29 to #26 in its seventh week. The song is already in the top 10 on Hot Digital Songs, where it jumps to #10 (78K). In addition, it holds at #1 on Hot Country Songs for the second week. In the 70-year history of that chart, this is only the second collaboration between a duo and a solo artist to reach #1. The first, in June 1998, was "If You See Him/If You See Her" by Reba McEntire & Brooks & Dunn.

(In one other case, a duo collaborated with a group and landed a #1 hit. That was in December 1986, when "Too Much Is Not Enough" by the Bellamy Brothers with the Forester Sisters hit #1.)

Bryan has a second hit that is climbing this week's Hot 100. "Play It Again" leaps from #81 to #53 in its second week. It's vying to become the fourth top 40 hit from his former #1 album, "Crash My Party."

Justin Timberlake's

"Not A Bad Thing" leaps from #42 to #27 in its fourth week. It's the second top 30 hit (following "Take Back The Night") from "The 20/20 Experience (2 Of 2)." The first volume also spawned two top 30 hits. Of course, those hits, "Suit & Tie" (featuring Jay Z) and "Mirrors," were both monsters … Trey Songz's "Na Na" jumps from #35 to #30 in its ninth week … "La La La" by Naughty Boy featuring Sam Smith leaps from #60 to #39 in its fifth week. The song reached #1 on the U.K.'s Official Singles Chart in June … Paramore's "Ain't It Fun" jumps from #63 to #46 in its fourth week.

"Who Do You Love?" by YG featuring Drake jumps from #78 to #54 in its second week. YG's "My Krazy Life" album enters The Billboard 200 at #2 this week … "19 You + Me" by Dan+ Shay jumps from #69 to #57 in its 12th week … "I Luh Ya Papi" by Jennifer Lopez featuring French Montana leaps from #98 to #77 in its second week … "Fancy" by Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX jumps from #96 to #83 in its third week …

Tim McGraw's

"Lookin' For That Girl" is the week's second highest new entry at #96. It's from McGraw's upcoming 13th studio album. How big is McGraw? Eleven of his 12 previous studio albums have made the top five on The Billboard 200. Ten have reached #1 or #2.

Ellie Goulding's "Beating Heart" debuts at #98. It's from the "Divergent" soundtrack, which jumps from #29 to #21 in its second week on The Billboard 200. The movie was #1 at the box-office over the weekend.

Finally: Remember how Soko's "We Might Be Dead By Tomorrow" blasted onto the Hot 100 last week at #9? The song had little in the way of sales or airplay, but it was the background music to a phenomenally popular YouTube video, "First Kiss," which shows 10 pairs of strangers kissing. Well, the song dropped completely off the chart this week. And so a fleeting YouTube sensation now officially has landed a top 10 hit on Billboard's flagship Hot 100 chart. Did this song merit its high chart placement? Should Billboard wait to see if something has legs before it jumps on it? Discuss among yourselves.