The Chainsmokers are now the third group in history to control three slots within the ‘Top 10’ on the ‘Hot 100’ list in the United States — matching a record set only by The Beatles and The Bee Gees!
March 14, 2017
First, up for The Chainsmokers on the charts, this week is the pairing’s latest release, “Something Just Like This,” which features the vocals of Chris Martin. The three artists premiered the song live during the BRIT Awards just over a week ago to the surprise of many, and from the moment it was performed on TV, it quickly became a fan favorite. The song debuted fairly low on the Hot 100 in its first week, starting at No. 56. It’s relatively poor initial showing (at least as far as The Chainsmokers are concerned) was due to the song only having a few days to rack up sales and streams, as it was debuted on a Wednesday and the tracking week closes on Thursday night. Now that a full week has gone by, “Something Just Like This” rallies from No. 56 all the way to No. 5.
Not far behind the new Coldplay collab is “Paris,” the first solo top 10 hit for Alex Pall and Drew Taggart. That song, named after the City of Lights, is down one peg to No. 7 this frame.
The duo’s third showing in the top 10 this week is thanks to their biggest hit to date, “Closer.” The pop-dance tune, which features singer Halsey, is down to No. 10, which signifies that for the first time since it debuted within the highest region back in August 2016, it might soon slip beneath the top 10. After ruling for 12 weeks last year, it is truly amazing that “Closer” has been able to hold on for this long, but apparently, people can’t get enough of the simple tune.
By: Hugh McIntyre
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