A Great Big World surprises Digital Downloads chart with 'Say Something,' but Lorde and Eminem waiting in the wings
Eminem was in charge of the Digital Downloads charts last week, placing three different songs in the Top 10. The excellent sales of his new album The Marshall Mathers LP 2 seems to have driven down his singles sales however, and the rapper only has one track this week. But that doesn't mean that Lorde's recovered the top spot yet. Read on to find out who's making waves.
NEW AND ON TOP
In retrospect, we would have given A Great Big World more attention during this morning's Victoria's Secret Fashion Show story had we known they would later be announced to have the best-selling single of the week. The pop duo's "Say Something" saw a huge jump in sales (try 1,761 percent increase) thanks to the group's appearance on The Voice with Christina Aguilera. That amounted to 189,000 downloads. The song had previously sold just over 52,000 prior to its Voice appearance.
OLD AND STICKING AROUND
Lorde has been out of the top spot for two weeks, something we haven't seen for nearly two months. "Royals" is hanging around still, waiting to regain its crown. It placed at no. 2, selling 186,000 downloads this week. "Roar" by Katy Perry, another single that's been around a while, stayed in the Top 5 at no. 5 with 136,000 units moved. Avicii's "Wake Me Up!" placed at no. 6 with 126,000 downloads, and "Wrecking Ball" by Miley Cyrus saved itself, moving up from no. 10 to no. 7 with 121,000 sold.
EMINEM CAN SELL INDIVIDUAL SONGS TOO
The rapper, accompanied by Rihanna, managed to keep one of his songs in the Top 10. "The Monster" stuck at no. 4 (150,000 downloads) and could see itself moving up next week now that the hoopla around his actual album is out of the way.
NEW ON THE LIST
Two songs aside from "Say Something" landed in the Top 10 as well this week. Pitbull and Ke$ha jumped up from no. 17 to no. 8 by selling 119,000 downloads of new single "Timber." Imagine Dragons had a long reign with its last single, "Radioactive," and now "Demons" has cracked the Top 10, grabbing the last place and moving 110,000 units.
OneRepublic has been all over the place with its current hit "Counting Stars," but right now it's in a good spot. The track had jumped to no. 4 before to no. 9, but now it's settled at no. 3...at least until next week. The single sold 152,000 downloads. Passenger is also hanging around with "Let Her Fall," which takes the no. 9 spot with 118,000 sold.