Compared to last week, the new chart is quiet – Adele adds a third song to the top five, while Sara Bareilles moves a second into the top ten. Fleur East, newcomer and X Factor contestant, is the highest new entrant at #67 with debut single “Sax.”
While the top ten holds steady, the bottom of the chart sees more activity, typical for the fourth quarter of the year. Ellie Goulding blasts in at #23 with the highest debut for Delirium album track “Codes,” beating out strong entries for Justin Bieber featuring Halsey and Alessia Cara featuring Sebastian Kole. Goulding and Cara each notch a second new entry, for “Around U” and “Overdose” respectively; A Great Big World and One Direction also add a pair of charting songs, while Meghan Trainor and Grizfolk add one apiece. Sara Bareilles and Jason Mraz have the biggest-moving song with “You Matter To Me,” up forty to #59, followed by big movers for Coldplay and Goulding. There’s a lot of movement just below the top 100 that could see entry next week…if it weren’t for chart-topper Adele’s 25 slated for release on Friday, which is likely to take over several slots on the next chart.
Adele holds for a second week at #1 with “Hello,” with Carly Rae Jepsen and Sara Bareilles steady in the top three. Bareilles is also the week’s biggest mover, as “Door Number Three” jumps from its #59 debut last week into the top twenty. (Speaking of the top twenty, a notable fact: Walk The Moon’s “Shut Up And Dance” exits the top twenty this week for the first time in its 61st week on the chart). Coldplay scores the highest debut of the week with A Head Full Of Dreams lead single “Adventure Of A Lifetime,” in at #55 ahead of Lissie’s “Hero” at #62. Additional debuts include new entries from xoV, Tori Kelly, and Alessia Cara.
Unsurprisingly, Adele moves into the top spot with “Hello” after debuting at #3 last week, unseating Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Run Away With Me” after twelve weeks at the top. It’s Adele’s fourth chart-topper, following “Rolling In The Deep,” “Someone Like You,” and “Skyfall.” Jepsen and Sara Bareilles each move down a spot to fill out the top three. Cam moves into the top five with “Burning House,” while Andrew Ripp rebounds to a new peak of #8 for “Hole In My Heart.” While DNCE’s debut single “Cake By The Ocean” sits just outside the top ten, they nab the top debut with SWAAY EP track and likely follow-up single “Pay My Rent,” in at #47. The rest of the debuts are led by a new Waitress cut from Bareilles, a pair of Andrew Ripp debuts (and a re-entry for “Animal”), and another Carrie Underwood album track.
Sara Bareilles’s “She Used To Be Mine” continues its ascent, climbing from 6 to 2 in its third week. Justin Bieber, Finish Ticket, and Ellie Goulding all move up within the top twenty, while Cam enters for the first time with “Burning House” and ROMANS moves back in with “Uh Huh.” Tinashé’s first chart entry, “Player,” is the week’s highest debut, with the fast-moving HØØNCH’s debut single “Top” just below. Additional debuts include newcomers Dagny and Phoebe Ryan and new songs from firekid and Tor Miller.
Alessia Cara moves a second song, “Seventeen,” into the top five, while Sara Bareilles makes a big move into the top ten as “She Used to Be Mine” ascends 31-6 in its second week. Justin Bieber’s “What Do You Mean?” enters the top twenty. Sia brings the week’s highest debut as “Alive” begins at #32.