Chart Watch: “Dark Horse” Holds Off “Happy”
"Dark Horse" moves up to #1 on the Radio Songs airplay chart, displacing OneRepublic's "Counting Stars," which had led for four weeks. It's Perry's seventh #1 on the Radio Songs chart, which originated in 1990. Just two artists have had more #1 hits on this chart: Rihanna (with 12 chart-toppers) and Mariah Carey (with 11). (Usher has also had seven #1 hits on this chart, which makes him the top male artist).
"Dark Horse" tops the 3 million mark in digital sales this week. It's Perry's 10th hit to reach that plateau. Eight of her nine #1 hits have topped 3 million. The exception is "Part Of Me," which is up to 2,723,000. Perry's two non #1 hits that have hit 3 million are "Hot N Cold" and "Wide Awake."
I can't resist pointing out that "Dark Horse" this week pulls ahead of America's 1972 hit "A Horse With No Name" as the longest-running #1 hit with the word "horse" in the title.
"Happy" also spends a second week at #1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs.
OneRepublic's "Counting Stars" rebounds from #7 to #6. The song peaked at #2. The song tops the 4 million mark in digital sales. It's the group's second 4 million seller. Timbaland's "Apologize," on which they had a featured credit, is up to 5,819,000.
Here's a recap of this week's top 10 songs.