The Chainsmokers's "#Selfie" leaps from #28 to #18 in its third week on the Hot 100. Digital sales rank: #6 (111K). The novelty song about the "selfie" explosion is the latest in a long string of singles that were quick to comment on a cultural phenomenon. Others include Ray Stevens's "The Streak" (#1 in 1974), about that year's streaking craze; C.W. McCall's "Convoy" (#1 in 1976), about the booming citizens band (CB) radio phenomenon; Buckner & Garcia's "Pac-Man Fever" (#9 in 1982), about the videogame explosion; and "Valley Girl" by Frank Zappa featuring an uncredited Moon Unit Zappa (#32 in 1982), about suburban teens' "Valley-speak."
Other novelty songs that have mirrored the times include Brian Hyland's "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini" (#1 in 1960), about the skimpy beach attire that was becoming acceptable, and Larry Groce's "Junk Food Junkie" (#9 in 1976), a reaction to the growing popularity of health food.
This week's big chart news is Soko's "We Might Be Dead By Tomorrow" blasting onto the Hot 100 at #9. 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.
American Authors's "Best Day Of My Life" jumps from #16 to #13 in its 18th week. The song tops the 1 million mark in digital sales this week. Digital sales rank: #10 (82K) … "Turn Down For What" by DJ Snake & Lil John jumps from #27 to #21 in its 12th week. The song also tops the 1 million mark in digital sales this week. Digital sales rank: #9 (83K).
"This Is How We Roll" by Florida Georgia Line featuring Luke Bryan jumps from #36 to #29 in its sixth week. The song jumps to #1 on Hot Country Songs, displacing Brantley Gilbert's "Bottoms Up." This is the first superstar collabo to rule the country chart since
"We Were Us" by Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert spent three weeks on top last fall. In addition, Bryan enters the chart this week at #81 with a solo hit, "Play It Again." It's vying to become the fourth top 40 hit from his fourth studio album, "Crash My Party."
Trey Songz's "Na Na" jumps from #46 to #35 in its eighth week … Justin Timberlake's "Not A Bad Thing" leaps from #67 to #42 in its third week … "Love Is An Open Door" by Kristen Bell & Santino Fontana is the week's second highest new entry at #49. It's the fifth Hot 100 hit from the "Frozen" soundtrack, which logs its sixth week at #1 on The Billboard 200. (It will extend its reign to seven weeks next week).
Jhene Aiko's "The Worst" jumps from #64 to #53 in its sixth week … "La La La" by Naughty Boy featuring Sam Smith jumps from #71 to #60 in its fourth week … Paramore's "Ain't It Fun" jumps from #75 to #63 in its third week … "Mmm Yeah" by Austin Mahone featuring Pitbull leaps from #93 to #70 in its fourth week. The song has climbed as high as #60.
"Who Do You Love?" by YG featuring Drake debuts at #78. YG's "My Krazy Life" is expected to enter The Billboard 200 next week at #2, with sales in the range of 60K. His "My Hitta" (alternate title: "My Nigga") (featuring Jeezy & Rich Homie Quan) drops from #21 to #28 after peaking at #19 two weeks ago.
"Headlights" by Eminem featuring Nate Ruess debuts at #86. It's vying to become the fifth top 20 hit from Eminem's seventh major-label studio album, "The Marshall Mathers LP 2" …Sara Evans' "Slow Me Down" debuts at #89. It's the title track from Evans' seventh studio album, which entered The Billboard 200 this week at #9. It's her fourth top 10 album … "Or Nah" by Ty Dolla $ign featuring Wiz Khalifa & DJ Mustard debuts at #91. It's from the "Beach House" EP, which was released in January… Hunter Hayes' "Invisible" re-enters the chart at #93. The song has climbed as high as #44 … Tiesto's "Red Lights" debuts at #97.
"I Luh Ya Papi" by Jennifer Lopez featuring French Montana debuts at #98. It's from her upcoming eighth studio album … "Move That Doh" by Future featuring Pharrell, Pusha T and Casino debuts at #99. The song (alternate title: "Move That Dope") is from Future's second studio album, "Honest," which is due April 22. … "Latch" by Disclosure featuring the busy Sam Smith debuts at #100. It's from Disclosure's 2013 album, "Settle."