Though the top four positions on the chart are unchanged, Walk The Moon scores a second spot in the top five as “Aquaman” leaps from 8 to 5. Meanwhile, Montaigne scores her second top twenty hit with “Pontius Of The Past” moving 22-20. With the music industry revived in the new year, new music begins entering the chart, led by Ellie Goulding’s new Fifty Shades Of Grey soundtrack song, “Love Me Like You Do,” launching at #36. Taylor Swift’s newest 1989 single, “Style,” begins at #42, immediately matching the peak of album cut “Out Of The Woods.” Also in the top fifty is newcomer Bea Miller, whose “Fire N Gold” enters right at #50. Additional debuts come from new artist Fancy and new singles for Echosmith, Madonna, and Sia, while Jason French, Ryn Weaver, and Maroon 5 all make re-entries.
As the industry settles down during the holiday season, the chart continues to be quiet. Martin Luke Brown scores a tenth week at the top with “Nostalgia,” becoming the longest chart leader of the year. The only movement in the top ten comes from Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars, whose “Uptown Funk” jumps Jamie Scott’s “Unbreakable” to finally enter the top three, following five weeks at #4, in its seventh week on the chart. Only four songs make their debut this week: The Voice finalist Chris Jamison and Wet each score their first entries, while Nicki Minaj (featuring Jessie Ware) and Madonna both return with new album tracks.