Chart Check [Hot 100]: Katy Perry’s ‘Rhythm’ Slips Out of Top 10

Published: Wednesday 8th Mar 2017 by Rashad

In the wake of advances from the likes of Chainsmoker‘s ‘Something Just Like This,’ Bruno Mars’That’s What I Like,’ Rihanna‘s ‘Love on the Brain,’ and even impressive staying power by former #1 ‘Bad & Boujee’ by Migos, singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran‘s ‘Shape of You’ has managed to pencil its name atop the Hot 100 yet again.

Thanks to some handsome digital sales, undoubtedly boosted by a whirlwind promotional schedule that’s seen him hit the Grammys, ‘SNL,’ ‘iHeart Radio Music Awards,’ Brit Awards, and the American talk show circuit in less than three weeks, Sheeran’s ‘Shape’ signs on to the tally’s perch for a sixth non-consecutive week.  And, as we reported here, the set’s highly anticipated parent album – ‘Divide’– is set to follow suit with a rule over next week’s Billboard 200 (click here to read more about that).

Interestingly, though hitting many of the same outlets and award shows to promote her latest number, ‘Chained to the Rhythm,’ pop star Katy Perry‘s most recent Hot 100 run is not singing a similar tune.  Even with its notable #4 premiere on the tally two weeks ago (to some of her lowest recent debut figures), Perry’s Sia-penned socially conscious hit has been on the decline despite the release of its supporting visual.

Falling out of the top 10 in just its third week, tuck in below to see who joins Sheeran and the ‘Roar’ singer on this week’s updated Chart Check:

Billboard Hot 100  This Week

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  1. IG: @mixedboy March 8, 2017


    • Biting Truth March 9, 2017

      You are so fckn gay.

    • Cory March 9, 2017

      Katy’s single is holding up just fine. We’ve seen singles from Lady Gaga (Perfect, Million), Beyonce (Formation) and others fall right off the charts within weeks. Perry is still top 15 after a #4 peak. TGJ where were the articles about Beyonce’s singles tanking? Sure, it isn’t #1 like Roar and many of her other hits but when compared to the rest of the current “divas”, it looks to me like she’s doing just fine.

  2. Mariah Carey March 8, 2017

    I love Katy. She’s fabulous for a throwback dahhling!

    • Fancy BISH March 9, 2017


    • JOHNVIDAL March 9, 2017

      Yaaaasss! Well she wishes she could be a respectable throwback.

  3. Meme March 8, 2017

    Love on the brain is moving to top 5. That’s so incredible. Rihanna team needs to be slapped for not giving that song a video treatment. Like I can’t wrap my mind around why they aren’t capitalizing on this. I get that the anti era is ending but it’s not like the budget isn’t there.

    • JanStan March 8, 2017

      All her chart placements are from streaming so making a video would be a loss financially. Plus why spend money to promote something that’s doing just fine?

      • iSpeakTruthNoFallacy March 8, 2017

        It’s not always about the money, sometimes its about the art. No matter how crazy they make Kanye seem, he sacrifices for his art. Sometimes the artistic merit alone outweighs business side of it all.

      • Meme March 8, 2017

        Who cares if making a video will be financial loss. Her FANS, keyword fans, want a visual treatment because we love the song. Even if it don’t help with performance. Beyoncé makes videos for all her songs and all of them flop, so what’s your poInt?

      • blue March 9, 2017

        everyone’s chart placement is due to streaming also Love on the brain is not being pushed by streaming in fact its not doing so well in that department but rather its #3 on radio and top 20 on sales, she actually only entered top 50 on spotify last week.

      • JOHNVIDAL March 9, 2017

        Maybe it is being pushed by payola then 🙂 lol you guys are hilarious. Always finding arguments to explain Rihanna´s basic stats. She is not teher because of real sales (once again). End of story. That song is barely top20 in sales, and has been like that for weeks.

    • iSpeakTruthNoFallacy March 8, 2017

      Personally, I think she’s done with ANTI, I think she’s cooking up something else that she’s ready to serve. You know how you never know with her

    • King B March 9, 2017

      Bringing Beyoncé into this ? Thanks to streaming , if not your fav will flop. Anti is still selling less than Artpop. These flop albums are making 4 looking like it’s doing Thriller numbers.

      • HALF AMAZIN March 9, 2017

        Thriller? You’re reaching. You folks are going to have to accept that streaming is the new measurement of DEMAND and this type of music consumption is here to stay…in fact, will eliminate the pure sales you covet and mercilessly cling to in your tired Stan wars.

      • Rihboy March 9, 2017

        But where bey sis? Because streams ain’t helping her. It’s all about daily demand and consumption

      • Pray for the youth March 9, 2017

        Beyonce isn’t benefitting from streaming proobaaabbllyyy because people are consuming her music by opening My Music and listening to the album that they actually paid for?? Where’s the logic? It’s common sense. If Frih had been able to sell her album, she’d be experiencing this crazy phenomenon of people listening to purchased music too.
        And streaming is not about demand. It’s about convenience. Demand for a specific artist would suggest a receipt f purchase? The entire point of streaming services is to give users access to millions of songs that they will not purchase individually. That’s the whole point. You are paying 5-10 a month for access to a catalog of over 20 million songs. That is a bargain, hunny. Album listens on a paid streaming service being included in album sales. Help. That’s like saying, youtube views of concerts should be included in ticket sales, because people pay for the internet.

      • Rihboy March 9, 2017

        Doesn’t matter. So your still proving that love on the brain is being more purchased than streamed either way. The demand for the song is high because it’s in the top. After a year and change of release. I don’t see not one of beys songs. As she has been performing at every corner.

  4. Weezy Tha Goat March 8, 2017

    Katy what’s going on? I didn’t like the single, but she usually slays on the BB100.

    • Truth March 8, 2017

      Katy perry is stalling .I don’t know if your got the news she’s going to release a lot of single tracks before putting out a album.
      I think she’s stalling.

  5. iSpeakTruthNoFallacy March 8, 2017

    I loooooovvveee Chained to the Rhythm. Consequentially, the lyrics seem to hold the song back in my opinion. I know Taylor is somewhere laughing

  6. DanYiel Iman March 8, 2017

    Yea it’s a no for me most of the songs on this list aren’t what I choose to listen to..??‍♂️

    • Meme March 8, 2017

      And they are still in the list without your listen so carry on.

  7. Jeans March 8, 2017

    The Chainsmokers are the ones who’s slaying. 3 songs in the Top 10! CHAINSLAYERS!

    • JESUSHCHRIST March 9, 2017

      about time sometime acknowledged it! yaaaas boys

  8. Truth March 8, 2017

    Katy is stalling she’s going to release a lot of singles before she release a album.
    Wonder if any the singles will end up off the album ? Or will be like rihanna’s case.

    Hopefully katy won’t take so long, if she does everyone will forget about her and move on and her and her team will wonder why things went wrong. She’s not Justin Timberlake

    • JOHNVIDAL March 9, 2017

      Katy and Rihanna are fragile I agree. Their only strenght are singles. If that fails… their complete albums are in danger 🙂 Remember Rihanna postponing and re-recording teh new songs they handed to her cos none of the first singles were sticking 🙂 T¡Other have talent or respect to support their albums if singles fail. They haven´t.

      • Blackkupid March 9, 2017

        Funny how all those songs that weren’t sticking out charted million reason. Stop being a hateful pig and get a life.

      • JOHNVIDAL March 9, 2017

        Ask Rihanna and her team. They are the ones who postponed the album and re-recorded songs 🙂 They know she´s nothing without singles. Gaga can rely on other things and that´s why she stuck to the plan. Truth is Gaga is on track of selling the same as Rihanna without the help of all those oh-so-important hit singles 🙂 🙂 🙂

  9. Kayla C March 9, 2017

    Rihanna is slaying with this ballad… no video or anything and the song is super old now… this is incredible.. just goes to show you people really just love her music

  10. MusicLife March 9, 2017

    I think they should release a video for “love on the brain,” even if it’s just a basic cheap video of her singing at a mic stand in front of a green screen and staged audience it could help and add to its streaming numbers.

    Regardless it’s amazing how well it’s doing as a ballad and better than other singles of hers that have had more of a push.

    The Chainsmokers are owning. Good for them while people hate on them for making fun pop music.

    I hope that KP comes back in the Top 10. Least for a few more weeks. And a few weeks in the 10-20 range will be sufficient that would be a two month run which isn’t bad at all.

    • HALF AMAZIN March 9, 2017

      Are you serious? I’ll take NO video over an intentionally “basic and cheap” video any day. That’s a plain bad move

  11. JoJ March 9, 2017

    Lol CTTR sucked, she needs catchier stuff. Shes nothing without catchy music

    • Truth March 9, 2017

      This is were Katy Perry needs to know her strength and was it “Catchy light pop” that’s what got her here in the first place.

      You DON’T SEE Madonna trying to become a Rap or Hip-hop artist. These wemen artists these days ? Why oh why do they do this.

  12. blue March 9, 2017

    everyone’s chart placement is due to streaming also Love on the brain is not being pushed by streaming in fact its not doing so well in that department but rather its #3 on radio and top 20 on sales, she actually only entered top 50 on spotify last week.

    • JOHNVIDAL March 9, 2017

      A joke that she is there then if she is barely making the top20 in real sales and has been like that for weeks. Everything always saving Rihanna, except real sales 🙂

      • Sailor Venus March 9, 2017

        And your always here to remind us. You are literally a one man Westboro Baptist church…

  13. Beachgirl85 March 9, 2017

    It’s and ok song I guess not single enough she needs other songs come on Katy team we so quick to just blame the artist but not teams behind them

    • Truth March 9, 2017

      That’s kind of what I said up there & also said with “Britney Spears album Glory” there are albums out there that have sold less chart higher, it would have made number 1
      If dumb RCA knew what they here doing.
      And also the album leaked a week early
      And they did nothing. Same goes for Bruno mars “24k Magic” But some how alot of pop star charted weird.

      Dangerous Woman. No 2
      Glory. . No 3
      24k Magic. . No 2

    • Rihboy March 9, 2017

      To anthemy! The anthem routine is getting old. She too old to keep putting out kiddy bop. She already tried the urban route. I just think people are over her altogether. the new age artist are settling in and it seems like the trap music focus I becoming more and more prominent.

      • Truth March 9, 2017

        Katy perry Urban? She’s trying that now?
        With her 2 new clips on instagram. And who are the new age artists?

      • Rihboy March 9, 2017

        I’m talking about dark horse. Also artist who are new! That the industry is putting more enphasis on.

  14. Taylor swifts number 1 fan March 9, 2017

    Katy perry, don’t come for Taylor again.

    • Fancy BISH March 9, 2017

      lol, Taylor won

      • Taylor swifts number 1 fan March 9, 2017

        Yes. Looks like it, from Katy’s chart performances of late

  15. Swiftie March 9, 2017

    CTTR is tacky, dated and basic. It will be out of the top 20 within two weeks. FLOPPP!!

    • Truth March 9, 2017

      Well we must remember for her it seems to be and know the fact she would stay longer on the chart if not a number 1 single. And because she’s more of a Single’s artist earlier in her career, this does not look good. But it’s a little odd how your Big name artists can’t brake pass number 4 . Bruno mars 24k Magic number (4) Bruno mars That’s what I like (4) lady gaga million reasons (4) Katy Perry CTTR (4)

  16. Justafan March 9, 2017

    Karma has hit Katy for ragging on Britney and mental illness

  17. JOHNVIDAL March 9, 2017

    Nice. About time she stopped having success. She is mediocre and doesn´t deserve it.
    Can anyone explain why Rihanna is there when that song has been constantly being only like the #25 best selling song or so for weeks? Streaming has really saved some people wow. So unfair.

    • NavyDoll March 9, 2017

      Because radio is playing the HELL out of it. She’s slaying the old school way (that you love so much). Stay pressed old b****.

      • JOHNVIDAL March 9, 2017

        The old school way would mean good chart positions in singles due to radio and sales… but also slaying talent wise and album sales wise to match that slightly inflated singles success. Where the hell are any of those two things? She is singles. That´s why her singles success being or not being is important in her case. There´s nothing old school about Rihanna. Definitely no 🙂

    • Sailor Venus March 9, 2017

      Who says Nice about time someone stopped having success (about a person who is not evil or hurting people intentionally for gain) ??? What is wrong with you dude? Seriously seek help! You are to invested in seeing pretty girls fail and it’s disturbing!

      • JOHNVIDAL March 9, 2017

        Mainstream music changing for the better is always nice. That´s all. It´s not about her. She´ll be fine for life even if her career ends not being such thing soon. Wish her the best. But she shouldn´t have lasted “this” long to begin with 🙂

  18. NavyDoll March 9, 2017

    LOTB is slaying off of airplay alone!!! No promo, no video and no mention of the song from Rih at all! Katy needs to release a new single quick, fast & in a hurry because CTTR is tanking. Good luck sis!!!

  19. LOL March 9, 2017


    • JOHNVIDAL March 9, 2017

      It´s been top10 for over a month in sales, and it was top10 in some particular weeks during the last 4 or 5 months. It has become the song for this era. And by giving it this longevity she has given people who are not fans a song to remember from this era, an era with songs hard to sell commercially. They planned it well, stuck to it, and ended prevailing. Who knows maybe they take the song into account for song of the year next grammys 🙂

  20. Blackkupid March 9, 2017

    Mathematically speaking, Million reason is half the Price of LOTB. If LOTB is to 20 twice the price of Million reasons, the JOHdumbvidal need to STFU, cos we know who is actually slay. The song is doing poorly on the stream front. No video, no promo. Just good old air play and sales is all its gotten. While ur fave has promoted her flop single everywhere under the sun, but still couldn’t out peak fourfiveseconds…you know one of Rihanna’s flop singles you like to talk about.

    • JOHNVIDAL March 9, 2017

      First of all nothing as dumb as stanning for such limited talent as Rihanna. One has to be very very basic to find joy in that.

      Secondly, it´s easy to undertsand: Katy perry and Rihanna are nothing without singles. So yes it means a lot for them if their singles are strong hits. Gaga and others can rely on more things and they have already proved it. It´s been a few years already since their last big hit in singles charts but they are still here. Talent, focus, respect and album sales similar to those of who are supposed to be slaying (but without the help of a hit single) are doing their job.

      Last but not least: my fave? Who is that? Mariah Carey? Celine? Whitney? Michael? Tina Turner? I don´t know who you are refering to. Oh wait yes, I think you´re talking about Gaga. Well she´s not my fave, it´s not my fault that she is pretty much one of the few big talents in mainstream today. That´s all. It´s appalling how some Rihanna fans feel the need to slash everytime someone talks about the reality that is Rihanna stats are based only on singles, and in a big part due to the incredible amount of releases per year and now streaming and other things. I think you guys know deep inside she is only singles. That´s why you always so hurt when someone talks about the possibility of her singles not working 🙂

  21. BB March 9, 2017

    Bruno mars seems to be riding high?

  22. ItsWNow at youfr best game way tuesidnz March 10, 2017

    Good for them artist

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