The top ten rests fairly unchanged for another week, with Hunter Hunted and Robin Thicke featuring Nicki Minaj slipping into its lower reaches. Troye Sivan’s “Wild” is the week’s biggest mover, up 27 from last week’s #82 debut to #55. More notable are the debuts, led by Ellie Goulding’s Delirium lead single “On My Mind,” in at #24. Sara Bareilles isn’t far behind, launching “She Used To Be Mine” from the album What’s Inside: Songs From Waitress at #31. Joe Jonas-fronted band DNCE’s debut “Cake By The Ocean” and new Naughty Boy single “Runnin’ (Lose It All),” featuring Beyoncé and Arrow Benjamin, both enter within the top sixty. Below, additional debuts include new entries from Finish Ticket, BØRNS, Troye Sivan featuring Broods, XOV, CHVRCHES, and Great Good Fine OK.
Carly Rae Jepsen holds onto #1 for a second week as the top ten is stagnant save for a switch between Matt Nathanson and Alabama Shakes for #8 and #9. Second-week singles from Robin Thicke and Nicki Minaj, Lianne La Havas, and Jepsen make big moves into the top fifty. In the lower half, Years & Years score the week’s highest debut, as “Desire” enters at #61. They enter over new songs from Emily King, Rob Thomas, and The Band Perry, along with newcomers Felix Cartal (featuring Nikki Yanofsky), Audien (featuring Lady Antebellum), and Shane & Emily.
After a record 27 weeks at the top, Walk The Moon’s “Shut Up And Dance” falls to #2 as Carly Rae Jepsen takes over with “Run Away With Me,” her first #1 hit. Alessia Cara and Matt Nathanson also move upward within the top ten, and Lianne La Havas posts two big jumps for Blood album cuts “Midnight” (61-12), “Ghost” (93-35), and “Tokyo” (92-44). Just below, Robin Thicke scores the week’s highest debut with “Back Together,” his new single featuring Nicki Minaj. Also making appearances are the remaining two tracks from La Havas’s album, Calvin Harris and Disciples, James Bay, a pair of tracks from Tame Impala, newcomer Hailee Steinfeld’s debut single “Love Myself,” a re-entry from Ashley Monroe, Gavin James, another Jepsen cut, and Young Brother.
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.
Jamie Scott makes a #7 debut with “Unbreakable” as Usher and Nicki Minaj join him in the top ten with “She Came To Give It To You.” Maroon 5 and Kimbra also score debuts within the top forty with new preorder singles from each of their upcoming albums. Additional debuts include Hunter Hayes, Sir Sly, a pair of songs from Bernhoft, and Echosmith.