It's pretty officially Summer Jam status for Our Girl Carly Rae Jepsen at this point—five weeks at #1, with still no immediate end in sight. "Call Me Maybe" stays on top again this week, slipping again in digital sales but somehow picking back up in streams and radio play. (Thank Cookie Monster and Dan Deacon, perhaps.) The #2-#4 behind it stay consistent, with "Payphone," "Somebody That I Used to Know" and "Wide Awake" all maintaining their positions for a third straight week, though the #5 is interesting—Ellie Goulding's "Lights," consummating the longest climb to the top five in the history of the Hot 100 in its 29th week on the chart.
Not much else going on with the Hot 100 this week—Nicki Minaj sets some super-obscure record for most weeks spent consecutively in the top ten after having debuted in the top ten (sort of a mixed distinction, considering the song never rose above #5, but impressive nonetheless), and Pink scores the top debut all the way down at #58, with "Blow Me (One Last Kiss)." The catchy and typically provocative number should only be shooting up from there, however, as the song currently resides in the top five on iTunes and is already starting to pick up at radio—no huge surprise there, considering how frequently 2010's "Raise Your Glass" and last year's "Fuckin' Perfect" still get played.
Can anyone pose a threat to Carly Rae's summer reign? Well, "Wide Awake" has been #1 on iTunes for some time now as "Call Me Maybe" has started slipping, but it remains stuck at #9 on On-Demand Songs, which seems to be hurting its chances of breaking through to pole position. Unless Ellie Goulding can continue her unlikely surge to the top, it might be on Alecia Moore's shoulders to do the dethroning.