The last chart of 2015 is a quiet one, with no big surprise album releases this December. One Direction’s “What A Feeling” moves into the top ten, while Mackenzie Thoms scores the highest of three debuts.
After seven weeks at the top, Adele’s “Hello” leaves the pole position for Cam’s “Burning House” to take over. Taking the top in its 27th week on the chart, it becomes the song with the longest ascent to #1 in chart history. Adele holds positions 2-4, with Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Run Away With Me” rounding out the top five. Another version of “Burning House,” by EZA and Aaron Krause, leaps 36-7 in its second week. “Can’t Let Go” becomes the fourth song from 25 to reach the top ten, while Sophia Somajo and Fleur East both enter the top twenty. The highest debut of the week is “80’s Mercedes,” the first of three entries this week from Maren Morris’s self-titled debut EP; Majid Jordan, American Authors, another song from Cam’s Untamed, and Pony Pony Run Run also debut.
Adele holds the top spot with “Hello” while also moving “Water Under The Bridge” to a new peak of #3. Cam also rebounds again with “Burning House,” now in the runner-up spot. Alessia Cara moves her vocal collaboration with Sebastian Kole, “Stone,” into the top ten. Speaking of “Burning House,” EZA and Aaron Krause’s new cover of the Cam hit is the week’s highest debut at #36. CAFUNÉ scores a pair of entries from debut EP Love Songs For Other People, as does Troye Sivan from his album Blue Neighbourhood, while Cam gets another four from debut album Untamed.
The top three is static for a sixth consecutive week, with the only movement in the top ten this week coming from Coldplay, whose “Adventure Of A Lifetime” moves 11-10. Two songs make high debuts in the top thirty: new Lucius single “Born Again Teen” and a new single from former chart-topper Lissie, “Don’t You Give Up On Me.” Troye Sivan adds three more songs from Blue Neighbourhood to his list of chart entries, while CAFUNÉ, Sophia Somajo, Ra Ra Riot & Rostam (of Vampire Weekend), Miike Snow, FLETCHER, and Coldplay also debut.
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.”
Much like what occurred with the release of 21 in early 2011, the entirety of Adele’s new album 25 debuts on the chart, with all but three songs in the upper half. “Hello” holds at #1 for a fourth week, while “When We Were Young” at #4 and “Water Under The Bridge” at #6 lead her baker’s dozen of debuts. Despite the Adele domination, One Direction adds another four debuts to their tally; Troye Sivan and newcomers MØ and Secret Weapons also enter.
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.
Adele sails in at #3 with “Hello,” the highest debut since Alabama Shakes’s “Don’t Wanna Fight” also scored a #3 debut early in the year. Troye Sivan’s “Talk Me Down” is the greatest gainer of the week, jumping 50-21. Carrie Underwood marks the next-highest new entry, as Storyteller cut “Relapse” enters at #29; new songs from One Direction and Ellie Goulding also make the top 50.