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Chart Highlights: Maroon 5 Moves To No. 1 on Pop Songs With 'Animals'

Maroon 5, 2014.
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Maroon 5 perform "Animals" on "Saturday Night Live" on October 4, 2014.

The group extends its record for the most leaders among groups. Plus, Idina Menzel's AC debut signals the start of the holidays.

Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below.

All our charts are refreshed on and Billboardbiz every Thursday and appear in the next issue of Billboard magazine.

Pop Songs
*** No. 1 (1 week)*** "Animals" Maroon 5
Maroon 5 ties for the third-most No. 1s in the Pop Songs airplay chart's 22-year history, as "Animals" rises 2-1. It's the band's seventh leader, equaling the outputs of Lady Gaga and Justin Timberlake. Only Katy Perry, Rihanna (11 each) and P!nk (nine) have tallied more. (Among groups, Boyz II Men rank second with four No. 1s.) The song's eight-week climb to the top also marks Maroon 5's best, passing the 10-week ascent of "Moves Like Jagger" (featuring Christina Aguilera) in 2011.

Debut/Greatest Gainer No. 28 "Uptown Funk!" Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars
Debut No. 29 "The Heart Wants What It Wants" Selena Gomez
Debut No. 38 "Too Cool To Dance" Eden XO
Debut No. 40 "Stolen Dance" Milky Chance

Adult Pop Songs
*** No. 1 (8 weeks)*** "Shake It Off" Taylor Swift
Greatest Gainer No. 17 "Blank Space" Taylor Swift
Debut No. 38 "Thinking Out Loud" Ed Sheeran
Debut No. 39 "Lips Are Movin" Meghan Trainor

Adult Contemporary
*** No. 1 (2 weeks)*** "Shake It Off" Taylor Swift

Debut/Greatest Gainer No. 25 "Baby It's Cold Outside" Idina Menzel Duet With Michael Buble
When the first holiday song of the season hits the Adult Contemporary chart, it's a sign that Christmas can't be far away. Idina Menzel claims the honor this year, as "Baby It's Cold Outside," with Michael Buble, debuts at No. 25. The duet is from her Holiday Wishes, which entered the Nov. 1 Holiday Albums chart at No. 1.

Debut No. 28 "Blank Space" Taylor Swift

Dance Club Songs
*** No. 1 (1 week)***/Greatest Gainer "Hustlin' " Vassy, Crazibiza And Dave Aude
Debut No. 41 "World" Gia
Debut No. 46 "Sugar" Five Knives
Debut No. 47 "Turn It Up" Kwanza Jones
Debut No. 49 "Cheap Sunglasses" RAC Featuring Matthew Koma

Rhythmic Songs
*** No. 1 (2 weeks)*** "Touchin, Lovin" Trey Songz Featuring Nicki Minaj
Greatest Gainer No. 6 "I Don't F**k With You" Big Sean Featuring E-40
Debut No. 38 "Only" Nicki Minaj Featuring Drake, Lil Wayne & Chris Brown
Debut No. 39 "Blank Space" Taylor Swift
Debut No. 40 "G.D.F.R." Flo Rida Featuring Sage The Gemini & Lookas

R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay
*** No. 1 (3 weeks)*** "Hold You Down" DJ Khaled Featuring Chris Brown, August Alsina, Future & Jeremih
Greatest Gainer No. 11 "Try Me" DeJ Loaf
Debut No. 45 "Hell Of A Night" ScHoolboy Q
Debut No. 46 "My Main" Mila J Featuring Ty Dolla $ign
Debut No. 47 "Stronger" Tank

Adult R&B Songs
*** No. 1 (8 weeks)*** "Stay With Me" Sam Smith
Greatest Gainer No. 17 "Latch" Disclosure Featuring Sam Smith
Debut No. 30 "Don't Wanna Dance" Elle Varner Featuring A$AP Ferg

Rap Airplay
*** No. 1 (2 weeks)*** "Lifestyle" Rich Gang Featuring Young Thug & Rich Homie Quan
Greatest Gainer No. 3 "I Don't F**k With You" Big Sean Featuring E-40
Debut No. 25 "CoCo" O.T. Genasis

Rock Airplay
*** No. 1 (4 weeks)*** "Something From Nothing" Foo Fighters
Greatest Gainer No. 16 "Shut Up And Dance" WALK THE MOON
Debut No. 47 "Tragedy + Time" Rise Against
Debut No. 48 "Let Me Down Easy" Paolo Nutini
Debut No. 49 "Sick Like Me" In This Moment

Alternative Songs
*** No. 1 (10 weeks)*** "Stolen Dance" Milky Chance
Milky Chance's "Stolen Dance" hits a milestone: 10 weeks at No. 1 on Alternative Songs. It concurrently crosses over to a No. 40 debut on Pop Songs. It's just the second Alternative Songs leader to reach Pop Songs this year, following KONGOS' "Come With Me Now," which led the former for five weeks before rising to No. 16 on the latter list. Last year, four Alternative Songs No. 1s segued to Pop Songs; in 2012, a whopping 10 did. A likely factor for this year's drop-off: with women dominating Pop Songs with rhythmic/pop hits, the male-centric, and grittier, alternative genre hasn't made for as good a fit at pop radio in recent months.

Greatest Gainer No. 9 "I Bet My Life" Imagine Dragons
Debut No. 33 "Long Way Down" Robert DeLong
Debut No. 39 "All This Could Be Yours" Cold War Kids
Debut No. 40 "Tragedy + Time" Rise Against

Adult Alternative Songs
*** No. 1 (2 weeks)*** "The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone)" U2
Greatest Gainer No. 11 "Make You Better" The Decemberists
Debut No. 26 "I Don't Want To Change You" Damien Rice

Mainstream Rock Songs
*** No. 1 (4 weeks)*** "Something From Nothing" Foo Fighters
Greatest Gainer No. 20 "Face Everything And Rise" Papa Roach
Debut No. 39 "Tragedy + Time" Rise Against
Debut No. 40 "Born To Destroy" Rev Theory

Country Airplay
*** No. 1 (1 week)*** "Sunshine & Whiskey" Frankie Ballard
Greatest Gainer No. 28 "I See You" Luke Bryan
Debut No. 38 "Lonely Tonight" Blake Shelton Featuring Ashley Monroe
Debut No. 55 "Take Your Time" Sam Hunt
Debut No. 57 "One Hell Of An Amen" Brantley Gilbert

Christian Airplay
*** No. 1 (10 weeks)*** "Greater" MercyMe
Greatest Gainer No. 24 "Because He Lives (Amen)" Matt Maher

Gospel Airplay
*** No. 1 (22 weeks)*** "Amazing" Ricky Dillard & New G
Debut/Greatest Gainer No. 28 "Right Now" Isaac Carree

Latin Airplay
*** No. 1 (5 weeks)*** "Tus Besos" Juan Luis Guerra 440
Greatest Gainer "Lo Hiciste Otra Vez" La Arrolladora Banda el Limon de Rene Camacho
Debut No. 43 "La Temperatura" J Alvarez
Debut No. 47 "Disfrute Enganarte" La Adictiva Banda San Jose de Mesillas
Debut No. 48 "L.A.LOVE (la la)" Fergie
Debut No. 49 "Soltero Disponible" Regulo Caro

Regional Mexican Songs
*** No. 1 (3 weeks)*** "Y Asi Fue" Julion Alvarez y Su Norteno Banda
Debut No. 35 "Te Quiero A Morir" Gerardo Coronel
Debut/Greatest Gainer No. 40 "Lo Hiciste Otra Vez" La Arrolladora Banda el Limon de Rene Camacho

Latin Pop Songs
*** No. 1 (2 weeks)*** "Tus Besos" Juan Luis Guerra 440
Greatest Gainer No. 10 "Quedate Con Ella" Natalia Jimenez
Debut No. 28 "Quedate" Axel
Debut No. 38 "Habits (Stay High)" Tove Lo

Tropical Songs
*** No. 1 (1 week)*** "Que Suenen Los Tambores" Victor Manuelle
Greatest Gainer No. 2 "Sentirte Mia" Ken-Y
Debut No. 19 "Soledad" Don Omar