Harry Styles holds onto #1 for a second week as his album debuts atop the Billboard 200. The songs growth was minute but unless there is a big upsurge for Lady Gaga or Paramore or a substantial erosion for “Sign of The Times” I don’t see a replacement as early as next week. Speaking of “Hard Times”, it leapfrops over Royal Blood’s “Lights Out” to reach the top 5.
Katy Perry surges into the top 25 with “Bon Appetit” while “Swish Swish” lands in the top 250 at #177. It looks like there was a change of mind at top 40 radio, as the former stalled quickly and the latter debuts in the top 40 this week. We will see how this affects things here. She may end up with 3 songs in the top 25 simultaneously, like Ed Sheeran currently has.
The most added song belongs to Miley Cyrus and leads to a 151-37 move. The next 2 most added, The National’s “The System Only Dreams In Total Darkness” and Muse’s “Dig Down” enter the top 250 at 112 and 139 respectively. Of note, this single by the National is the first to reach any national airplay charts in the U.S.
The highest debut in the top 100 is the latest song from UK’s Nothing But Thieves. Fueled by 9 adds, “Amsterdam” moves 139-48. Also entering the top 100 is the rambling 11 minute opus by The War On Drugs “Thinking Of A Place” up 174-85 on only 2 adds but some nice chart moves.