“Blurred Lines” for the very first time in its period of influence has shown dip in radio listenership, so it may be a hint that the song is losing its dominion.
Perry’s “Roar” has fallen in digital sales after its superb 550,000 tally last week, but it achieved a good position in airplay and streaming to stay at No. 2.
At No.3 remains Miley Cyrus’s “We Can’t Stop”, but she could certainly see a knock after her attention seeking performance at Sunday’s Video Music Awards on MTV.
Lady Gaga, who opened the VMAs, could also see another rise next week. Irrespective of the song continues its upward trajectory this week, as it climbs 6-4, propelled largely by streaming of the video.
All hail Imagine Dragons’ “Radioactive” falls down to No.4-5, on the other hand celebrates its 52nd week on the Billboard Hot 100. According to Billboard the only song to spend full year on the Hot 100 is Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep”.
Rounding out the top 10, Jay Z’s “Holy Grail,” featuring Justin Timberlake falls down to 5-6 position, Avicii’s “Wake Me Up” first top 10 falls down to 11-7.
Capitol Cities’ “Safe And Sound” thrusts up two to No. 8, while Lana Del Rey also sees her first Top 10 hit with “Summertime Sadness,” featuring Cedric Gervais, as it rises 15-9. Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” drops 7-10.
Of the 35 weeks so far in 2013, Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” has been the No. 1 song on the Billboard’s Hot 100 chart for more than one/third of them.
This week, Thicke’s streak continues as “Lines,” featuring Pharrell and T.I., spends its 12th week at No. 1, holding off Katy Perry’s “Roar” for at least one more frame. It is only the 14th song that got long stretched at No. 1 in the Hot 100’s 55-year history.