Chart Watch: RiRi Ties MJ
Eminem's total of weeks at #1 is a less spectacular, but still impressive, 24. One song, the Oscar-winning "Lose Yourself," accounts for exactly half of that total.
"The Monster" has now spent more weeks at #1 than "Monster Mash." That Halloween perennial by Bobby "Boris" Pickett and the Crypt-Kickers topped the chart for two weeks in October 1962.
"The Monster" is #1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for the eighth week.
"Say Something" by A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera holds at #4 for the second week. The song holds at #1 on Hot Digital Songs for the third week.
Lorde's "Royals" holds at #5 for the second week. It's #1 on Hot Rock Songs for the 17th week. In addition, Lorde lands her second top 20 hit as "Team" jumps from #23 to #18 in its 13th week.
One Direction's "Story Of My Life" holds at #10 for the second week. The boy band's earlier hit "Best Song Ever" rebounds from #94 to #82 in its 20th week. The song climbed as high as #2.