Ever since The Chainsmokers strung together 7 straight weeks on top with “Closer (feat. Halsey)” (in October & November 2016), the summit has seen a steady turnover of acts ruling for a week, including return runs for The Chainsmokers themselves and Rae Sremmurd. This week the trend continues as Christine & The Queens ascend to the top with “Tilted.”
Jon Bellion ascends to the top spot with “All Time Low” (up 2-1). Last week’s chart topper, “A Different Corner” by George Michael slides down to No. 4. Two songs debut on the chart: “Drinkin’ Too Much” by Sam Hunt at No. 13 and “What’s That Perfume That You Wear?” by Jens Lekman at No. 19.
George Michael makes an impressive posthumous splash on the countdown this week, placing 5 titles in the Top 10, led by “A Different Corner,” which ascends to the summit after re-entering at No. 7 last week. Elsewhere, Calum Scott debuts at No. 19 with his remake of the Robyn track “Dancing On My Own.”
Shawn Mendes makes a stunning move to the summit with “Mercy” (up 20-1). Last week’s top two songs – the late Leonard Cohen’s “You Want It Darker” and Piano Magic’s “Exile” – tumble out of the chart altogether. The untimely passing of George Michael continues to be felt on the countdown 6 of the 7 new entries this week all bear his musical stamp, led by his “A Different Corner,” which re-enters at No. 7.
The late Leonard Cohen pulls a surprise move this week, jumping 6-1 to top the countdown with “You Want It Darker.” Rae Sremmurd fall to No. 11 with “Black Beatles (feat. Gucci Mane).” Following his death on Christmas Day, George Michael re-enters the chart at No. 18 with “Monkey.”