Thursday, August 16, 2012

'Call Me' Over: Carly Rae Jespen Ends No. 1 Run At Nine Weeks

It had to end sometime. After nine weeks at No. 1 on the Singles Chart, Carly Rae Jepsen falls to No. 3 with the effervescent, still-not-burned-to-a-crisp "Call Me Maybe." Replacing her at No. 1, up from 3, is Flo Rida's ubiquitous "Whistle," a song that would be better with just the whistle hook and none of his talk-singing.

Jepsen's "Maybe" ends the year's longest Hot 100 reign, holding at No. 2 on On-Demand Songs, No. 3 on Digital Songs and No. 5 on Radio Songs. Her follow-up single "Good Time" (with Owl City), meanwhile, rebounds from No. 14 to its No. 13 Billboard Hot 100 peak to-date. Both cuts are scheduled to appear on the Canadian pop singer's upcoming U.S. album "Kiss," due Sept. 18.

And lodged at No. 2 is Ellie Goulding with her summer smash "Lights," which rises to No. 1 on Radio Songs.

According to Billboard, Taylor Swift enters the Hot 100 at No. 72 with "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together," the cleverly titled first single from her fourth studio album "Red," due Oct. 22. The song was released to retail and radio only late Monday (Aug. 13), with its first two days of airplay accounting for a No. 25 start on Radio Songs, the highest debut rank for a song by a female country act in the airplay tally's history. *