Carly Rae Jepsen Continues Chart Reign, Joins Elite Group With Fun. And Gotye
MuchMusic Video Award-winner Carly Rae Jepsen has extended her stint atop the Hot 100 with “Call Me Maybe” to a second week, further ensuring that the catchy disco-pop single is indeed a top contender for Song Of The Summer. But Billboard points out that Jepsen, Gotye (who had the previous #1 single for eight weeks with “Somebody That I Used To Know”) and fun. (who had the chart-topper before that with “We Are Young”, which ruled for six weeks) have formed a triumvirate of sorts by racking up the longest stretch of #1s by lead acts making their first appearances on the Hot 100 since July 1977. At that point, it was Bill Conti’s “Gonna Fly Now”, followed by Alan O’Day’s “Undercover Angel” and then Shaun Cassidy’s “Da Doo Ron Ron” who pulled off the feat.
Not boding well for these current chart rulers: Billboard points out that, of the 1977 trio of artists, only Cassidy returned to the top 40 with a follow-up single. Enjoy it while it lasts, gang!