Katy Perry tops Digital Downloads chart for fifth week with 'Dark Horse,' but Pharrell Williams and 'Happy' approacheth
Last week's Digital Downloads chart was dominated by songs that received reinvigorating performances during the Grammys, but now things have shifted back to normal. Supposedly. Still, the top spot is still held by a Grammy performance track.
Katy Perry and "Dark Horse" have now held the top downloads spot for five weeks running. The track saw a 22 percent drop off after the Grammys hangover, but it still brought in 291,000 downloads. Could the track see a sixth week on top? Pharrell Williams is the best bet to slay the dragon, as his track "Happy" has continued to rise. It places at no. 2 week, after selling 252,000 downloads. It will take a lot to dethrone "Dark Horse" next week, but it's possible.
Jason DeRulo and his single "Talk Dirty" (featuring 2 Chainz) dropped to no. 3 despite a slight rise in sales from last week (again, "Happy" is on a role). The track moved 242,000 downloads. Passenger's "Let Her Go" is rising quickly as well, although he might be getting help from the song's placement during Budweiser's popular "puppy" Super Bowl ad. The track sold 182,000 downloads last week.
A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera saw their hit "Say Something" start rising again as well, as the track moved up to no. 5 while selling 171,000 copies. Idina Menzel and her hit "Let It Go," from the Frozen soundtrack, were the biggest risers of the week however, as the track saw a 28 percent increase in downloads. The song went from no. 16 last week to no. 6 with 138,000 downloads.
Bastille moved up to no. 7 from no. 9 after selling 131,000 copies of its single "Pompeii." Pitbull and Ke$ha were one of the few acts to maintain last week's place, as "Timber" stayed put at no. 8. The track sold 130,000 downloads.
None of the tracks from Beats Music's Super Bowl commercial popped up on this week's Top 10 (as we predicted they would), but Aloe Blacc and his first Beats hit "The Man" came back to the list at no. 9. The track sold 125,000 downloads last week (Williams' "Happy" was also featured in a Beats commercial). Lorde was at no. 10 last week as well, although it was for her track "Royals," which was featured during the Grammys. "Team" took the honor this week, as it sold 113,000 downloads last week.