Week of 10/26: Jessie J takeover still in effect; Ed Sheeran breaks record; Gwen Stefani debuts
by Ben Bernier | October 25, 2014, 4:48pm
The Jessie J takeover is still in effect, as "Bang Bang" and Sweet Talker keep their cool at no. 1 on the Top 50 and Rising 10, respectivley. "Bang Bang" marks Jessie J's first Top 50 no. 1, Grande's third, and Minaj's record-breaking eighth. The trio debuted 13 weeks ago at no. 8, and hit no. 1 three weeks ago.
Despite its reign on the Top 50 and Pop Songs charts, "Bang Bang" sees drops on both Digital Songs and Streaming Songs charts (3-4 and 5-7 respectivley). Meanwhile, Sweet Talker holds atop the Rising 20 and Pop Albums.
Just under the top spot, Taylor Swift's "Shake it Off" jumps from no. 3, back to its debut position of no. 2. This also causes it to rise 3-2 on Pop Songs, and it remains no. 1 on both Digital and Streaming Songs. Swift's highly-anticipated new album titled 1989 is expected on Monday (Oct. 27).
But it's not just "Shake it Off" that's ruling the charts. The second 1989 single "Out of the Woods"—which debuted last week at no. 13—slips to no. 23, but it stays on the Digital Songs chart at no. 6. Another 1989 song, "Welcome to New York", debuts at no. 3 on Digital Songs as well.
Meghan Trainor's "All About That Bass" drops to no. 3 after spending four weeks at no. 1, and two at no. 2. As of now, the Pop Songs chart is nearly reflecting the Top 50, as "Bass" has the same action on both charts. It rises 3-2 on Digital Songs, and falls 2-3 on Streaming Songs. Trainor's Title EP holds at no. 11 on the Rising 20, and rises 3-4 on Pop Albums.
Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora's "Black Widow" passes Nicki Minaj's "Anaconda", to make it the no. 1 hip-hop song of the week. It picks up where it left off five weeks ago, to make a fourth non-consecutive no. 1 on the Hip-Hop Songs chart. "Widow" rises 6-4 on the Top 50, but falls 8-10 on Streaming Songs, and it is nowhere to be seen on Digital Songs. Azalea's album The New Classic spends a twenty-fourth week on the Rising 20, at no. 13. If it can stay on the chart for just six more weeks, it will break the record for the most weeks on chart (watch out, Beyonce!).
Tove Lo holds her place with "Habits (Stay High)" at no. 5 on the Top 50, and at no. 4 on Pop Songs. "Habits" falls on both Digital and Streaming Songs (7-9 and 15-17 respectivley).
As previously reported, Nicki Minaj's "Anaconda" falls 4-6, trading places with Azalea's "Black Widow" on both the Top 50 and Hip-Hop Songs. It falls 18-20 on Streaming Songs, and does not chart on Digital Songs.
As for the rest of the top ten, Enrique Iglesias and Sean Paul's "Bailando" holds at no. 7 (and no. 5 on Pop Songs). Pitbull's "Fireball" falls to no. 10, bumping Calvin Harris' "Blame" and Echosmith's "Cool Kids" to nos. 8 and 9, respectivley. These are new high points for both songs.
Just outside the top ten, One Direction's new single "Steal My Girl" jumps an incredible 16 slots to no. 12, enough to land it a spot on the Pop Songs chart (no. 7). Although this would've broken the record for the biggest jump, there are two other songs this week that rose higher...
Ed Sheeran is the new name under the "Biggest Jump" records section, as his "Don't" rises 48-25. This isn't enough to reach the Pop Songs chart, but it charts at nos. 16 and 14 on Digital and Streaming Songs, respectivley.
This week's other big jumper is Nick Jonas' "Jealous". The former Jonas brother's comeback single jumps from no. 41 to 20. It also charts at no. 13 on Digital Songs.
In terms of new songs, Hozier has this week's biggest debut. "Take Me To Church" starts at no. 26 on the Top 50, no. 4 on Rock Songs, no. 5 on Digital Songs, and no. 15 on Streaming Songs. Also, Gwen Stefani's new song "Baby Don't Lie" sets out at no. 29 on the Top 50 and no. 19 on Digital Songs. Our third and final Top 50 debut is Avicii's "The Days", which starts at no. 41 on the chart, no. 5 on Dance Songs, and no. 6 on Streaming Songs.
Also worth mentioning are some records that have been broken/tied with this week's charts: