It's officially summer, and our charts are reflecting on the 'songs of the summer' this year. This week, we see a new no. 1 on the newly renamed BenBoard 10 (now the Rising 10), a ten-slot jump on the Top 25, a record-tying appearance on the Country Songs chart, and more. With all these achievements, let's dive into this week's charts.
Ed Sheeran earns his first no. 1 on the Rising 10, with the release of 'x' last week. "Sing", the lead single from the album, rises 25-23 on this week's Top 25, but has yet to conquer its peak of no. 7.
"Don't"--another single from 'x', topped the Worldwide Songs chart two weeks ago, but somehow fell off the chart the following week.
As far as other albums on the Rising 10 this week go, Lana Del Rey's 'Ultraviolence' falls to no. 2, Coldplay's 'Ghost Stories' stays put at no. 3, Jennifer Lopez's 'A.K.A.' slips 2-4, and Miranda Lambert's 'Platinum' drops a spot to no. 5.
Over on the Top 25, Iggy Azalea and Charli XCX spend a fourth week at no. 1 with "Fancy", as Azalea follows herself with Ariana Grande at no. 2 with "Problem". We see debuts from Charli XCX ("Boom Clap", no. 17), Clean Bandit with Jess Glynne ("Rather Be", no. 21), and a re-entry from Nicki Minaj ("Pills N Potions", no. 24). "Potions" debuted at no. 4 last month, and temporarily dropped off the Top 25 last week.
On April 27, with the debut of "Keep it to Yourself", Kacey Musgraves became the first artist to score three charting hits on the Country Songs chart (keep in mind the chart was only introduced last fall). Up until this week, Musgraves held the record, but with the entry of "This is How We Roll" (Florida Georgia Line feat. Luke Bryan), she has to share the title with Luke Bryan, who has now achieved the same feat.
Bryan's "Drink a Beer" appeared earlier this year, and "Play it Again" marks a fourth week atop the Country Songs chart this week. With "Roll" (which debuts at no. 2), he is now a record-holder alongside Musgraves.
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On the Charts
Week of June 29, 2014