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US Pop Music Charts March 20, 2014

Singles, Albums, and Pop Radio Airplay

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Pharrell Williams - Happy

Pharrell Williams - "Happy"

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Top 5 Pop Singles

 

  1. Pharrell Williams - "Happy"
  2. Katy Perry featuring Juicy J - "Dark Horse"
  3. John Legend - "All Of Me"
  4. Jason Derulo featuring 2 Chainz - "Talk Dirty" 
  5. Bastille - "Pompeii"

 

Big Chart Movers

 

 

Hot New Pop Songs

 

  • #9 Soko - "We Might Be Dead By Tomorrow"
  • #49 Kristen Bell and Santino Fontana - "Love Is An Open Door"
  • #78 YG featuring Drake - "Who Do You Love?"

 

Comments

 

It is a fourth solid week at the top of the US pop singles chart this week for Pharrell Williams' "Happy" as the top 5 remains the same as last week.  French singer and actress enjoys a top 10 debut with her song "We Might Be Dead By Tomorrow" which soundtracks a viral video titled "First Kiss."  The Chainsmokers continue a strong march up the charts with their humorous chart debut "#Selfie."  It climbs another 10 spots this week to enter the top 20 at #18.  It looks like Justin Timberlake could have a solid hit from The 20/20 Experience Part 2 of 2 as "Not a Bad Thing" rides strong pop radio response to leap 25 spots to #42 this week.

 

Top 5 Pop Albums

 

  1. Soundtrack - Frozen
  2. Luke Bryan - Spring Break 6: Like We Ain't Ever...
  3. Rick Ross - Mastermind
  4. Aloe Blacc - Lift Your Spirit
  5. Pharrell Williams - G I R L

 

Hot New Albums

 

  • #6 311 - Stereolithic
  • #7 Young Money - Rise Of An Empire
  • #9 Sara Evans - Slow Me Down

 

 

Comments

Walt Disney's Frozen continues to be a major chart hit rising back to the top of the album chart for a sixth non-consecutive week at the top.  This makes it only one of four movie soundtracks to spend as long at the top of the album chart in the SoundScan era.  Aloe Blacc rides the success of the singles "Wake Me Up" and "The Man" to open inside the top 5 with his major label debut collection LIft Your Spirit.  Rock band 311 enjoy their eighth consecutive top 10 studio album with Stereolithic opening at #6 this week.  Country singer Sara Evans' streak is not quite as long, but this week Slow Me Down becomes her third consecutive studio hit.

For more chart details, visit Billboard.

 

Top 5 Pop Radio Songs

 

  1. Pharrell Williams - "Happy"
  2. Katy Perry featuring Juicy J - "Dark Horse"
  3. Lorde - "Team"
  4. Bastille - "Pompeii"
  5. Jason Derulo featuring 2 Chainz - "Talk Dirty" 

 

Big Chart Movers

 

 

Hot New Pop Songs

 

  • #34 Rixton - "Me and My Broken Heart"
  • #36 Neon Trees - "Sleeping With a Friend"
  • #37 Zedd, Matthew Koma, and Miriam Bryant - "Find You"

 

Comments

 

Pharrell Williams solidifies his pop singles chart dominance by taking over at pop radio this week with "Happy."  Meanwhile both John Legend and Aloe Blacc enter the top 10 with songs that may soon challenge for the top of the chart.  Alt pop band American Authors have their first breakout hit with "Best Day Of My Life" surging five more places to near the top 10 at #13.  British band Rixton are looking to be one of the top new artists of the year as they open at a strong #34 with their single "Me and My Broken Heart."

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