Chart Watch: “Radioactive” Sets Hot 100 Record
As you probably know, chart runs are getting longer. Five songs on this week's Hot 100 have been listed for 40 or more weeks. Trailing "Radioactive" are AWOLNATION's "Sail" (bulleted at #41 in its 75th week), "Blurred Lines" by Robin Thicke featuring T.I. + Pharrell (#39 in its 43rd week), Imagine Dragons' "Demons" (#16 in its 42nd week) and Capital Cities' "Safe And Sound" (#43 in its 41st week).
It wasn't always like this. For nearly 20 years after the introduction of the Hot 100, no songs spent 40 or more weeks on the chart. The first to do so was Paul Davis' "I Go Crazy," which achieved the feat in May 1978.
The big news on this week's Hot 100 is that Pharrell Williams's "Happy" leaps from #8 to #2. 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.
American Authors' "Best Day Of My Life" jumps from #34 to #26 in its 13th week … Avicii's "Hey Brother" jumps from #37 to #30 in its 10th week.
"Paranoid" by Ty Dolla $ign featuring B.o.B jumps from #51 to #42 in its eighth week … Demi Lovato's "Neon Lights" leaps from #64 to #46 in its seventh week … Brantley Gilbert's "Bottoms Up" jumps from #58 to #48 in its eighth week.