On the charts: Week ending 10/12

This week’s top 10 songs and albums on the Billboard charts (10/25 issue).

Hot 100
01. (01) Meghan Trainor – “All About That Bass” (*6 weeks*)
02. (02) Taylor Swift – “Shake It Off”
03. (03) Iggy Azalea – “Black Widow” ft. Rita Ora
04. (06) Tove Lo – “Habits (Stay High)”
05. (04) Jessie J – “Bang Bang” ft. Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj
06. (07) Jeremih – “Don’t Tell ‘Em” ft. YG
07. (08) Maroon 5 – “Animals”
08. (05) Nicki Minaj – “Anaconda”
09. (09) Sam Smith – “Stay With Me”
10. (12) Bobby Shmurda – “Hot Boy”

Taylor Swift continues to be blocked from the top by Meghan Trainor despite being #1 in digital sales and airplay. “All About That Bass” has a streaming advantage that prevents it from dropping.
Bobby Shmurda’s “Hot Boy” is the first Rap song to appear on the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 without making an appearence on the Pop radio charts since Eminem’s “Rap God” last year.

Billboard 200
01. (–) Jason Aldean – Old Boots, New Dirt
02. (–) Hozier – Hozier
03. (03) Barbra Streisand – Partners
04. (04) Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga – Cheek to Cheek
05. (–) Weezer – Everything Will Be Alright in the End
06. (01) Blake Shelton – Bringing Back the Sunshine
07. (–) Stevie Nicks – 24 Karat Gold: Songs From the Vault
08. (–) Alex & Sierra – It’s About Us
09. (–) Keyshia Cole – Point of No Return
10. (12) Sam Smith – In The Lonely Hour

Jason Aldean’s debuts at #1 with sales of 278,000 copies. That is this year’s 3rd largest first week tally, behind Coldplay’s Ghost Stories and Eric Church’s The Outsiders.
Rock legend Stevie Nicks gets her 6th top 10 album as a solo artist (13th combining her work as a member of Fleetwood Mac).

Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay
01. (02) Chris Brown – “New Flame” ft. Usher & Rick Ross
02. (01) Rich Gang – “Lifestyle” ft. Young Thug & Rich Homie Quan
03. (03) Jeremih – “Don’t Tell ‘Em” ft. YG
04. (04) Drake – “0 to 100/The Catch Up”
05. (05) Beyoncé – “***Flawless” ft. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie/Nicki Minaj
06. (08) DJ Khaled – “Hold You Down” ft. Chris Brown, August Alsina, Future & Jeremih
07. (06) ScHoolboy Q – “Studio” ft. BJ The Chicago Kid
08. (07) Bobby Shmurda – “Hot Boy”
09. (09) T.I. – “About The Money” ft. Young Thug
10. (11) Sam Smith – “Stay With Me”

British revelation Sam Smith gets his first top 10 hit with “Stay With Me.” The song also spends a 3rd week at #1 at Adult R&B radio.

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