On the charts: Week ending 01/04

This week’s top 10 songs and albums on the Billboard charts (01/17 issue).

Hot 100
01. (02) Mark Ronson – “Uptown Funk!” ft. Bruno Mars
02. (01) Taylor Swift – “Blank Space”
03. (03) Hozier – “Take Me to Church”
04. (07) Ed Sheeran – “Thinking Out Loud”
05. (04) Meghan Trainor – “Lips Are Movin’”
06. (05) Meghan Trainor – “All About That Bass”
07. (09) Taylor Swift – “Shake It Off”
08. (06) Sam Smith – “I’m Not The Only One”
09. (10) Nick Jonas – “Jealous”
10. (08) Maroon 5 – “Animals”

“Uptown Funk!” opens the new year and ends an all female 19 weeks streak at the top of the Hot 100. The song is Mark Ronson’s 1st entry and #1 hit and Bruno Mars’ 6th #1.

“Only One” by Kanye West and Paul McCartney opens at #35 this week. The track is McCartney’s first top 40 hit since 1989 and it’s the first single from Kanye’s upcoming album.

Billboard 200
01. (01) Taylor Swift – 1989  (*8 weeks*)
02. (02) Nicki Minaj – The Pinkprint
03. (07) Ed Sheeran – X
04. (05) Sam Smith – In The Lonely Hour  
05. (09) Soundtrack – Guardians Of The Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1 
06. (08) Hozier – Hozier 
07. (06) J. Cole – 2014 Forest Hill Drive
08. (19) Various Artists – Into The Woods Original Soundtrack
09. (04) One Direction – Four
10. (10) Ariana Grande – My Everything

Taylor Swift begins a new year at #1, with sales of 172,000 copies. It outsold the #2 album (Guardians of the Galaxy Sdtk) by over 100k copies.

Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay
01. (02)  Chris Brown – “New Flame” ft. Usher & Rick Ross (*4 weeks*)
02. (04) I LOVE MAKONNEN – “Tuesday” ft. Drake
03. (01) Big Sean – “I Don’t F*ck With You” ft. E-40
04. (05) Nicki Minaj – “Only” ft. Drake, Lil Wayne & Chris Brown
05. (03) DJ Khaled – “Hold You Down” ft. Chris Brown, August Alsina, Future & Jeremih
06. (06) Rae Sremmurd – “No Type”
07. (08) Dej Loaf – “Try Me”
08. (09) Beyoncé – “7/11″
09. (07) Trey Songz – “Touchin Lovin” ft. Nicki Minaj
10. (10) T.I. – “About The Money” ft. Young Thug

Chris Brown returns at #1 for a 4th non-consecutive week, the return is likely due to heavy play during Year-End radio countdowns.

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