Thursday, February 19, 2015

Chart News: Week Of 2/28/2015

Living For Love
Bubbling Under Hot 100: #8 (Debut)
Pop Digital Songs: #40 (Debut)
Hot Singles Sales: #3 (Debut)
Dance Club Songs: #2 (Up from #4)
Hot Dance / Electronic Songs: #9 (Up from #13)
Dance / Electronic Digital Songs: #5 (Up from #11)
Billboard Twitter Top Tracks: #12 (Down from #11)

Bitch I'm Madonna
Hot Dance / Electronic Songs: #44 (Up from #48)

Rebel Heart
Billboard Twitter Top Tracks: #48 (Down from #23)

So what happened this week? "Living For Love" had building airplay (it was the fifth most added song on Mainstream Top 40 radio this week according to Billboard), Grammy awards performance exposure, and a digital maxi single release with 8 remixes, but it just wasn't enough for a Hot 100 debut. Instead, "Living For Love" lands in at #8 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 tally. However, airplay is continuing to grow which will hopefully help raise "Living For Love"'s sales at iTunes higher in the coming week. Hopefully the song can manage to crack the Hot 100 in the next week or two. If not, it will be Madonna's first lead single from an album since "Everybody" back in 1982 to not appear on the Hot 100 at all.

Elsewhere, "Living For Love" finally cracks the Top 10 over on the Dance / Electronic Songs chart in its 9th week, coming in at #9. Here's a look at that chart's current top 10:

Over on Club Play, as previously reported, "Living For Love" is this week's #2 song. Next week could be the big week where Madonna lands her 44th #1 on that chart! (We should know by tomorrow since the Club Play chart is always released super early). Meanwhile, here is a look at this week's Club Play Top 10:

This is "Living For Love"'s 6th week on the Club Play chart. It is taking a liiiiitle bit longer to reach the #1 spot on Club Play than usual. The last time one of Madonna's Club Play #1's took 7 weeks to reach the #1 spot was with "Jump" back in 2006. All of Madonna's Club Play #1's since then have reached the top spot in 6 weeks or less. Cross your fingers that "Living For Love" doesn't get stuck in the dreaded #2 position next week!

Thanks to Maurice G. for contributions this week.

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