Hot 100 Chart Moves: Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' Returns, Imagine Dragons Debut
Halloween classic makes its annual resurgence, while Imagine Dragons preview their next album. Plus, chart action for Rae Sremmurd, Meghan Trainor & Ella Henderson.
As previously reported, Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off" returns to the Billboard Hot 100's summit for a third total week, after eight weeks in the No. 2 spot. Swift also debuts with "Blank Space" at No. 18, "Style" (No. 60), "Wildest Dreams" (No. 76) and "Bad Blood" (No. 80), all from her new Billboard 200 leader, 1989.
Who else are notable movers and shakers on the Hot 100 this week?
Rae Sremmurd: The hip-hop duo darts 38-25 on the Hot 100 with "No Type." It becomes the pair's first top 10 on Streaming Songs, where it charges 18-6 with a 29 percent vault to 5.5 million U.S. streams, according to Nielsen BDS.
Michael Jackson: Following Halloween, the late King of Pop's classic "Thriller" scares up a re-entry at No. 35 on the Hot 100. The song returns to its old haunt powered by its No. 14 return to Streaming Songs with a 129 percent surge to 4.3 million U.S. streams. It also re-enters Digital Songs at No. 29 with 39,000 downloads sold (up 177 percent), according to Nielsen SoundScan. The title cut to Jackson's landmark 1982 album originally reached No. 4 on the Hot 100 in March 1984.
Imagine Dragons: After making history on the Hot 100 earlier this year with the biggest hit from their debut LP, Imagine Dragons roar back with the first track from their forthcoming, as-yet-untitled sophomore set, as "I Bet My Life" debuts at No. 53. The stomping, folk-tinged track also enters Hot Rock Songs at No. 5, led by 74,000 in first-week sales. On the May 10 Hot 100, the quartet's No. 3 smash "Radioactive," from its 2012 first full-length Night Visions, wrapped a record 87-week Hot 100 stay.
Meghan Trainor: "All About That Bass" departs the Hot 100's summit after eight weeks, but its follow-up vaults: "Lips Are Movin" leaps by 18 percent to 29,000 downloads sold, helping fuel its 93-70 second-week lift. It also enters the Pop Songs radio airplay chart at No. 30.
Ella Henderson: Former Official U.K. Singles chart No. 1 "Ghost," which Ryan Tedder co-wrote and -produced, debuts at No. 75 on the Hot 100. Aiding its profile: its synch (not coincidentally, given its title) in a promo for the Nov. 3 episode of Fox's Sleepy Hollow.