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Psy Stays at No. 2 Spot on Billboard Three Weeks in a Row

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2012.10.11 11:11 Mwave Jeon Su Mi Translation Credit : Erika Kim

Psy′s Gangnam Style had to settle yet again as the runner-up of the week.

On October 10, Billboard Biz announced that Gangnam Style had stayed its place at no. 2 on the Hot 100 chart three weeks in a row. Maroon 5′s One More Night again stood strong on the top spot, keeping the crown on its head for four weeks in a row.

This day Billboard joked, touching on the promise Psy made, "Well, look on the bright side, Psy: it′s getting a bit chilly outside to go shirtless, anyway."

Psy Stays at No. 2 Spot on Billboard Three Weeks in a Row

Gangnam Style entered the Hot 100 at no. 64, and made it to no. 11 in just one week. It then jumped high to no. 2, creeping closer to the no. 1 spot, but Maroon 5 proved to be a tough competitor.

Last week Gangnam Style was close on One More Night′s heels, falling just 500 points short, but this week the gap widened, setting the two singles 700 points apart. One More Night′s points increased by less than one percent, while Gangnam Style′s points fell a little more by about one percent.

Billboard evaluated that Gangnam Style had failed to beat out One More Night because of radio airplay.

Gangnam Style is at no. 1 on the On Demand Song chart, which evaluates paid streaming. The single also sold 257,000 digital downloads, surpassing One More Night′s 167,000. In radio airplay, however, One More Night stayed at no. 1 while Gangnam Style fell behind at no. 16.

Psy plans to leave for Australia on October 15 and promote in the country, then fly to America yet again.

Photo credit: Kim Byung Kwan

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