Billboard Hot 100 Singles – Week of Mar.24, 2012

1. fun. f/ Janelle Monae “We Are Young”
2. Kelly Clarkson, “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)”
3. Adele, “Set Fire To The Rain”
4. The Wanter, “Glad You Came”
5. Gotye f/ Kimbra, “Somebody That I Used To Know”
6. David Guetta f/ Nicki Minaj, “Turn Me On”
7. Drake f/ Rihanna “Take Care”
8. Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa f/ Bruno Mars, “Young, Wild & Free”
9. Nicki Minaj, “Starships”
10.Katy Perry, “Part Of Me”

Fun.’s ‘We Are Young’ Remains Atop Revised Hot 100
by Gary Trust, N.Y.  |   March 14, 2012 1:00 EDT

As previously announced, the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart undergoes a major renovation this week with the addition of a host of streaming services to its formula, including those that contribute to the newly-launched On-Demand Songs chart.

On-Demand Songs measures every on-demand play request and plays from unlimited listener-controlled radio channels on subscription services MOG, Muve Music, Rdio, Rhapsody, Slacker and Spotify. The plays tracked for On-Demand Songs include streams and tethered downloads by both paying and free/trial tier users.

The Hot 100 will also include non-demand radio streams from Rhapsody and Slacke, audio on-demand streams from MySpace and Guvera and plays on video request service Akoo. Yahoo! radio streams and Yahoo! on-demand video plays, which were previously part of the Hot 100 formula, will continue to contribute to the chart’s rankings.

Additionally, the Hot 100’s sales/airplay ratio has been adjusted to both accommodate the influx of additional streaming services to the chart’s data pool and to slightly lessen the influence of sales, as the volume of digital downloads had increased exponentially since the chart’s last formula modification in 2007.

The chart’s new methodology continues to place the greatest weight on sales, with radio the next most influential component, followed by streaming. (Under the chart’s new recipe, on-demand streams will be weighted twice as much as passive/online radio streaming).

After all the points were tallied, fun.’s “We Are Young,” featuring Janelle Monae, spends a second week atop the Hot 100. The song logs a fourth week at No. 1 on the Digital Songs chart with 322,000 downloads sold (up 7%), according to Nielsen SoundScan, and roars 41-19 in its third week on Radio Songs with 46 million audience impressions (up 56%), according to Nielsen BDS, granting it the Hot 100’s top Airplay Gainer ribbon.