The top ten is stagnant save its bottom spot, which is newly occupied by Carly Rae Jepsen’s “I Really Like You.” For the second week in a row, Christine and the Queens have the highest debut: this time, “Saint Claude” enters at #34. The Chainsmokers and Great Good Fine OK have the biggest mover with “Let You Go,” up 38 spots to #42, followed by CAFUNÉ’s “Instant Crush” (up 23 to #75) and Kelly Clarkson’s “Someone” (up 20 to #38). In the bottom quadrant of the chart, eight more debuts are led by Rachel Platten, Sam Hunt, and Olly Murs featuring Demi Lovato.
Alabama Shakes are one of the week’s biggest movers and shakers, launching 39-3 with Sound & Color album cut “Gimme All Your Love,” one spot ahead of lead single “Don’t Wanna Fight.” Carly Rae Jepsen makes the highest jump as “I Really Like You” jumps 45 spots to #18, while Kelly Clarkson and John Legend duet “Run Run Run” is second, jumping from #77 to #37. French artist Christine and the Queens makes her first chart appearance at #40 with her first English song, “Tilted,” from her forthcoming EP Saint Claude. She beats out four more Kelly Clarkson debuts, led by “Nostalgic” at #59. Also charting their first songs this week are XYLØ, The Chainsmokers (featuring the formerly-charting Great Good Fine OK), and current American Idol contestant Clark Beckham, as well as a new cover from CAFUNÉ.
With the top ten completely frozen in the week before Christmas, the most action is further below: big jumps come from Carrie Underwood, Purity Ring, and BØRNS. Eleven new songs make their debuts, but the highest is a lowly #82 entry for Prince Royce and Snoop Dogg’s “Stuck On A Feeling.” Additional debuts include new songs from CAFUNÉ, Brandi Carlile, and Max Frost, as well as newcomers Caitlyn Smith and Jason French charting their first entries.
Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars easily score the week’s highest debut, entering at #7 with “Uptown Funk.” One Direction scores another big entry with a #33 debut for new single “Night Changes,” while the rest of the debuts include chart newcomers Six60, Bahamas, Francesco Yates, BØRNS, and CAFUNÉ.