“Roar” also made a giant splash on the Radio Songs chart, coming in at number 29 with 40 million impressions. That’s Katy’s highest debut on the tally, besting “California Gurls”, which first landed at number 31 in 2010. As for Lady Gaga’s “Applause”? It missed the Hot 100, which was pretty much expected given that it’s only been on radio for two days. Don’t be sad, Little Monsters. The track did appear on one chart, debuting at number 16 on Dance/Electronic Songs.
There’s no doubt that both tracks will made a huge splash next week. Who will come out on top? The odds are currently in Katy’s favor but as Ellie Goulding once sang — anything could happen! Join the conversation by voting in our latest Ibrawlator.