Lady Gaga's new single has zoomed up the radio airplay charts in the U.S. this week. If you thought Britney Spears' "Hold It Against Me" was impressive during it's first week, this is an order of magnitude bigger.
At top 40 radio, Britney's track opened with 619 spins on day 1, gaining an average of about 660 spins per day during its first week to clock in at 4618 on day 7, which put it at #16 on the chart.
"Born This Way" started with 1838 spins on day 1--about 3 times what Britney did--and 2 days later is up to 5190 spins after just 3 days, meaning she's gaining over 1700 spins per day right now. If she can keep that up over the next few days, the track should end up in the top 10--maybe even the top 5--at the end of its first week of airplay. That's pretty amazing. The top 40's second fastest gainer right now is Pink's "Perfect," which has gained about 1400 spins in the last 7 days. So Gaga's daily increase in radio plays is more than any other single's weekly increase at present. Very, very impressive.
Billboard has reported that the track is set to debut at #14 on the Pop Songs chart this week.