Chart Watch: Two Movie Songs In Top 5
This is the first time in 16 years that two of the Original Song finalists were top five hits on the Hot 100. The two nominees for 1997 that made the top five were Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On" (from "Titanic"), which spent two weeks at #1, and LeAnn Rimes's "How Do I Live" (from "Con Air"), which spent four weeks at #2. (Those songs were never in the top five at the same time, however.)
"Let It Go" this week becomes the highest-charting Oscar winner for Original Song since Eminem's "Lose Yourself," the 2002 winner. That song logged 12 weeks on top. ("Lose Yourself" made news of its own this week. Details below.) "Let It Go" this week surpasses Adele's "Skyfall," the 2012 winner, which peaked at #8.
Also, "Happy" tops the 3 million mark in digital sales this week. This is Williams' third song to reach this plateau; his first as a lead artist. "Happy" is the first song to sell 3 million copies in 2014. "Dark Horse" by Katy Perry featuring Juicy J had been the first to sell both 1 million and 2 million copies in 2014.