It took almost 10 months since its first frame on the Billboard Top 100 back in August of last year, but Ellie Goulding moves into the Top 20 at number 17 for the first time with her song Lights - a tune that barely cracked the British Top 50 in March of last year. Worthy of note is that when she first appeared at number 40 in her 19th week on the chart, hers has as far been the third slowest climb up the charts and into the Top 40 by a female artist, behind Norah Jones with Don't Know Why and KT Turnstall with Suddenly I See. The single had been floating in the lower regions of the Hot 100 for several weeks in late February and March and seemed doomed to remain there until sales and airplay slowly picked up momentum. I'm going to observe that in my opinion, perhaps the strong performance of the Bassnectar remix helped the original song get its move up the charts. Either way, it's a great song with a strong late 80s vibe to it.
Personally, I wish her debut single would have been the one to crack the Hot 100 and become her big crossover hit into the States, but that's OK with me. Lights it is.