Lorde is very likely to take home a few awards at the Grammys on Jan. 26. She's the front-runner to win Record and Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance for her breakthrough smash, "Royals." The 17-year old phenom will probably have other reasons to celebrate by month's end too—namely having two songs in the top 10 on the Hot 100. Her former #1 smash "Royals" holds at #4 this week. Her new single, "Team," jumps from #19 to #14 in its 15th week.
The big news on this week's Hot 100 is the rise to #1 of "Timber" by Pitbull featuring Ke$ha. I covered that, and the rest of the top 10 action, in a Chart Watch blog that we posted earlier today. If you missed it, here's a link. This blog is a look at key movers and debuts below the top 10.
Beyonce's "Drunk In Love" (featuring Jay Z) rebounds from #17 to #15 in its third week. (It has climbed as high as #12.) Beyonce's other hit, "XO," jumps from #73 to #54 in its third week…The lusty "Do What U Want" by Lady Gaga featuring R. Kelly rebounds from #23 to #17 in its 11th week. The song has climbed as high as #13.…Bastille's robust "Pompeii" jumps from #21 to #18 in its 21stweek.
Both versions of "Let It Go" from "Frozen" move up this week. Idina Menzel's original version jumps from #32 to #27 in its sixth week. Demi Lovato's pop cover version jumps from #43 to #38 in its sixth week. The song is sure to receive an Oscar nomination next Thursday (Jan. 16).
Sara Bareilles's "Brave" jumps from #36 to #30 in its 30th week. This may well top Bareilles' 2007 breakthrough smash "Love Song" for Hot 100 longevity. That song spent 41 weeks on the chart. (I didn't expect Bareilles to ever top that mark, and I bet she didn't either.)…"Show Me" by Kid Ink featuring Chris Brown jumps from #42 to #31 in its ninth week. Kid Ink's "My Own Lane" is expected to be one of next week's top new albums.
Florida Georgia Line's "Stay" drops from #31 to #34 in in its 12th week. The song has climbed as high as #28. It's #1 on Hot Country Songs for the sixth straight week…American Authors' "Best Day Of My Life" jumps from #52 to #40 in its eighth week.
"Talk Dirty" by Jason Derulo featuring 2 Chainz vaults from #85 to #49 in its third week…Darius Rucker's "Radio" jumps from #75 to #65 in its 12th week, matching its highest ranking to date. It's the first song titled "Radio" to crack the Hot 100, but we've had Queen's "Radio Ga-Ga" (#16 in 1984), Tiffany's "Radio Romance" (#35 in 1989) and R.E.M's "Radio Free Europe" (#78 in 1983).
Daughtry's "Waiting For Superman" jumps from #87 to #66 in its eighth week…Frankie Ballard's "Helluva Life" jumps from #86 to #73 in its fifth week…Aloe Blacc's "The Man" re-enters the chart at #79. Blacc is featured (without a credit) on Avicii's megahit "Wake Me Up!." This is from Blacc's "Wake Me Up" EP.
The Fray's "Love Don't Die" is this week's top new entry at #81. It's from the group's fourth studio album, "Helios," which is due Feb. 25…Dierks Bentley's "I Hold On" jumps from #94 to #83 in its third week… Britney Spears's "Work B**ch!" re-enters the chart at #86. The song reached #12. Spears's newer "Perfume" dips from #91 to #92 in its sixth week. The song has climbed as high as #76…"Paranoid" by Ty Dolla $ign featuring B.o.B jumps from #98 to #87 in its third week.
Jerrod Niemann's "Drink To That All Night" is the week's second highest new entry at #90. It's the country artist's fifth Hot 100 hit…Bruno Mars' "Young Girls" debuts at #94. It's the fifth single from "Unorthodox Jukebox." The first three made the top five. The fourth, "Gorilla," peaked at #22...Dan + Shay's "19 You + Me" debuts at #96. Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney comprise a county duo.
Pharrell's "Happy" debuts at #98. It's from the "Despicable Me 2" soundtrack. The song reached #1 on the U.K.'s Official Singles Chart last week and is likely to bounce back to the top spot next week. This is the 13th different song titled "Happy" to crack the Hot 100. Only one of these songs made the top 10. Ashanti took a song titled "Happy" to #8 in 2002. Three other artists took songs with that title into the top 40: Surface (#20 in 1987), the Rolling Stones (#22 in 1972) and Leona Lewis (#31 in 2009). Which I'm sure made them all very happy.