Carly Rae Jepsen Ties Gotye for Hot 100's Longest Rule This Year
'Call Me Maybe' spends an eighth week at No. 1, while follow-up 'Good Time,' with Owl City, bounds into the top 15
Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" logs an eighth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, tying it for the year's longest-leading No. 1. Her follow-up single, "Good Time," with Owl City, meanwhile, soars into the chart's top 15.
As it maintains its Hot 100 reign, "Maybe" matches the eight-week command of Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know," featuring Kimbra, for the longest stay atop the chart this year. Prior to the songs' back-to-back rules, fun.'s "We Are Young," featuring Janelle Monae, led for six weeks; Katy Perry's "Part of Me" led for two; Kelly Clarkson's "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" spent three weeks at No. 1; and, Adele's "Set Fire to the Rain" led for two. The first new No. 1 of 2012, LMFAO's "Sexy and I Know It," tallied two frames on top in January.
"Maybe" continues its Hot 100 domination fueled by a 4-2 rebound on Digital Songs (179,000 downloads sold, up 9%, according to Nielsen SoundScan) and a return to No. 1 (2-1) for a sixth total week atop On-Demand Songs (915,000 on-demand streams, up 12%, according to Nielsen BDS). The latter gain grants the song the Hot 100's top Streaming Gainer award. On Radio Songs, "Maybe" descends 3-4 (109 million audience impressions, down 6%, according to BDS).
Jepsen's new track, "Good Time," with Owl City, meanwhile, roars 23-13 on the Hot 100, reaching a new peak in its fifth week. It debuted at No. 18 the week of July 14, rose to No. 17 the next week, then dipped to No. 21 the following frame. The song rebounds 12-8 on Digital Songs with a 30% gain to 122,000 downloads sold; charges 40-35 on Radio Songs (33 million, up 15%); and, arrives as the highest new entry on On-Demand Songs at No. 40 (274,000, up 23%). Aiding its profile, the bouncy duet's official video premiered on July 24.
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