Legitimately new to the market, the week’s top two Hot 100 entries relied heavily on opening week sales interest to make their marks.
For Mumford & Sons’ “Believe,” that sales interest manifested as 87,000 paid downloads during its first week of availability. That total earns “Believe” the #9 position on the Billboard Digital Songs subchart.
“Believe” opens at #31 on the all-encompassing Billboard Hot 100.
Jason Derulo’s “Want to Want Me,” meanwhile, starts at #19 on Digital Songs. It claimed a first week sales total of 50,000.
With solid sales and impressive early airplay (28 million audience impressions, #44 on Radio Songs for the most recent tracking week) on its side, “Want to Want Me” scores the #45 position on this week’s Hot 100.