Pink Roars Into #8 On Billboard Digital Songs Chart With ‘Just Give Me A Reason’

Luke Bryan and Jimi Hendrix take #1 and #2 spots on album chart as Bruno Mars slips to #3.

Despite its $20 origins, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ quadruple platinum single “Thrift Shop” 
 is looking like this year’s gold standard.

The unstoppable hit will spend its ninth week at #1 on the Billboard Digital Songs chart, thanks to sales of 306,000, putting up the strongest run at the top since September 2009, when the Black Eyed Peas’ “I Gotta Feeling” finished a 10-week stint at #1.

The big news in the top 10, though, is the 17-spot leap by Pink’s “Just Give Me a Reason,” which blew into the #8 slot thanks to a sales bump of 91 percent (122,000).

Bruno Mars’ “When I Was Your Man” (240,000) held strong at #2, followed by Rihanna’s “Stay” (236,000) and Baauer’s viral hit “Harlem Shake,” (186,000), which is the subject of two copyright claims 
 by two artists who say they provided the tune’s signature refrains.

As excitement ramps up 
 for the March 19 release of The 20/20 Experience, Justin Timberlake‘s “Suit & Tie” was up two spots to #7 on sales of 151,000. The other newcomer in the top 10 was the Pitbull/Christina Aguilera hookup “Feel This Moment,” which moved up four spots to #7 on sales of 125,000.

Billboard Digital Songs Chart:

1) Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, “Thrift Shop” (306,000)
2) Bruno Mars, “When I Was Your Man” (240,000)
3) Rihanna, “Stay” (236,000)
4) Baauer, “Harlem Shake” (186,000)
5) Justin Timberlake, “Suit & Tie” (151,000)
6) Drake, “Started From the Bottom” (128,000)
7) Pitbull, “Feel This Moment” (125,000)
8) Pink, “Just Give Me a Reason” (122,000)
9) Imagine Dragons, “Radioactive” (111,000)
10) Demi Lovato, “Heart Attack” (107,000)

Mars’ stay with his first #1 album 
 with Unorthodox Jukebox was a short one, as country star Luke Bryan took over the spot with his first #1, the compilation Spring Break … Here To Party, which moved nearly 150,000 copies according to figures provided by Nielsen SoundScan.

A collection of previously unreleased material from guitar legend Jimi Hendrix, People, Hell & Angels, took the #2 spot (72,000), pushing Mars down to #3 (51,000) as sales were off by nearly 50 percent. On the flip side, Jukebox passed the one million mark after just over three months on shelves.

Just behind, Mumford & Sons’ Babel slipped a spot to #4 on sales of 35,000, with the 2.1 million mark within range next week. The rest of the top 10 was largely unchanged, with one exception: Imagine Dragons 
 jumped up seven spots to #8 with Night Visions, which was up eight percent to 26,000 thanks to a $7.99 iTunes sale.

The week’s biggest tumble was courtesy of the debut from Radiohead singer Thom Yorke’s Atoms for Peace side project, Amok, which tumbled 71 percent and 22 spots to #24 (14,000).

New releases this week include the first album in a decade from rock icon David Bowie, as well as the latest from Mindless Behavior 
 and the soundtrack to Dave Grohl’s “Sound City” 
 documentary.

Billboard 200 charts:
1) Luke Bryan, Spring Break … Here to Party (150,000)
2) Jimi Hendrix, People, Hell & Angels (72,000)
3) Bruno Mars, Unorthodox Jukebox (51,000)
4) Mumford & Sons, Babel (35,000)
5) Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, The Heist (29,000)
6) Rihanna, Unapologetic (29,000)
7) Florida Georgia Line, Here’s to the Good Times (26,000)
8) Imagine Dragons, Night Visions (26,000)
9) Various Artists NOW 45 (24,000)
10) Lumineers, self-titled (24,000)


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