Macklemore’s ‘Thrift Shop’ Tops On Billboard Digital Songs For Seventh Week

Mumford & Sons notch fifth week at #1 on Billboard 200 charts following Grammy bump.

Look out Carly Rae Jepsen, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ “Thrift Shop” is coming to get you! The breakout hit from the Northwest duo will mark its seventh week at #1 on the Billboard Digital Songs chart next week, marking the longest run in the top spot since Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” notched its seventh and final week at #1 last year, according to Billboard.

The “Shop” run makes the inescapable hit only the second song to sell more than 300,000 downloads for seven weeks, joining Fun.’s “We Are Young.” The viral smash “Harlem Shake” will climb one spot to #2 as sales rose 13 percent to 297,000, while Drake’s “Started From the Bottom” inched up three spots to #5 on sales of 152,000.

The week’s other big gainer was One Direction’s Comic Relief charity cover single, “One Way or Another (Teenage Kicks),” which was up eight to #8 as sales rose 26 percent to 135,000.
Over on the iTunes chart, it was Macklemore on top, with most of the same suspects in the top 10 wit the exception of Nelly, whose “Hey Porsche” snuck in at #10.

Billboard Digital Songs Chart:

1) Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, “Thrift Shop” (363,000)
2) Baauer, “Harlem Shake” (297,000)
3) Bruno Mars, “When I Was Your Man” (229,000)
4) Rihanna, “Stay” (213,000)
5) Drake, “Started From the Bottom” (152,000)
6) and Britney Spears, “Scream & Shout” (140,000)
7) Justin Timberlake, “Suit & Tie” (135,000)
8) One Direction, “One Way or Another (Teenage Kicks)” (135,000)
9) Taylor Swift, “I Knew You Were Trouble” (133,000)
10) Alicia Keys, “Girl on Fire” (109,000)

The Grammy halo 
 has dimmed somewhat on the Billboard 200 album chart, but Mumford & Sons’ Album of the Year-winning Babel sold enough copies (63,000) to keep the #1 spot, despite a 66 percent drop off from the previous week, according to figures provided by Nielsen SoundScan. It was par for the course for the top 40, most of which were down by double digits in a slow week.

Bruno Mars ticked up one spot to #2 with Unorthodox Jukebox (down 44 percent to 48,000), but the big story was the huge post-“Saturday Night Live” performance bump for Alabama Shakes, whose debut, Boys & Girls, was up 14 spots to #6 on sales of nearly 33,000.

Outside the top 10, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis continued to march up the charts with The Heist, which jumped 17 spots to #16 (22,000) as their breakthrough hit, “Thrift Shop,” continued to burn up the singles chart.

Things were a bit different on the iTunes album charts, where Babel had the top spot, followed by the “Pitch Perfect” soundtrack, Alabama Shakes, Mars, Imagine Dragons’ Night Visions, Lumineers, Macklemore, Fun., pre-orders for Justin Timberlake’s The 20/20 Experience and Atlas Genius’ When It Was Now.

This week’s new titles include the debut from Radiohead singer Thom Yorke’s side project Atoms for Peace.

Billboard 200 charts:
1) Mumford & Sons, Babel (63,000)
2) Bruno Mars, Unorthodox Jukebox (48,000)
3) Josh Groban, All That Echoes (41,000)
4) Various artists, NOW 45 (38,000)
5) Lumineers, self-titled (35,000)
6) Alabama Shakes, Boys & Girls (33,000)
7) Various artists, 2013 Grammy Nominees (30,000)
8) Fun., Some Nights (30,000)
9) Rihanna, Unapologetic (29,000)
10) Taylor Swift, Red (28,000)

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