Chart Highlights: Madonna's 'Ghosttown' Debuts on Adult Contemporary

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Madonna performs "Joan Of Arc" from her album Rebel Heart on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" on March 18, 2015.

The Queen of Pop charts her first song at the format since 2007. Plus, new No. 1s for Sia, Natalie La Rose, Cole Swindell, Foo Fighters, Mana, Shakira & more.

Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. (All charts below are based on radio airplay except for Dance Club Songs, which is based on reports submitted by a panel of DJs.) Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below.

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


Pop Songs
*** No. 1 (2 weeks)*** "Style" Taylor Swift
Greatest Gainer No. 18 "Earned It (Fifty Shades Of Grey)" The Weeknd
Debut No. 35 "Hey Mama" David Guetta Featuring Nicki Minaj & Afrojack
Debut No. 37 "You Know You Like It" DJ Snake & AlunaGeorge
Debut No. 38 "Overload" Life Of Dillon
Debut No. 39 "I Need Your Love" Shaggy Featuring Mohombi, Faydee, Costi


Adult Contemporary
*** No. 1 (2 weeks)*** "Thinking Out Loud" Ed Sheeran
Greatest Gainer No. 13 "Style" Taylor Swift

Debut No. 21 "Ghosttown" Madonna
Madonna debuts on Adult Contemporary with "Ghosttown," the second single from her new album, Rebel Heart. First single "Living for Love" reached No. 36 on Pop Songs, aided by concentrated plays on iHeartMedia-owned stations; spins on certain AC stations in the chain likewise spur the start of "Ghosttown." (It bubbles under Adult Pop Songs, also thanks to iHeartMedia plays in that format).

The bow of "Ghosttown" ends Madonna's longest break from charting on AC: she last reached the list with "Jump," which hit No. 21 in January 2007. She makes her 36th visit to the tally. Since her first week on the chart in June 1984 (with "Borderline"), only Elton John (43), Celine Dion (41) and Rod Stewart (40) have made more appearances.

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Debut No. 30 "Shut Up And Dance" WALK THE MOON


Adult Pop Songs
*** No. 1 (6 weeks)*** "Thinking Out Loud" Ed Sheeran
Greatest Gainer No. 5 "Love Me Like You Do" Ellie Goulding
Debut No. 34 "Want To Want Me" Jason Derulo
Debut No. 40 "Wrong Club" The Ting Tings


Dance Club Songs
*** No. 1 (1 week)*** "Elastic Heart" Sia
Greatest Gainer No. 2 "Crazy" Erika Jayne Featuring Maino
Debut No. 35 "I Want You To Know" Zedd Featuring Selena Gomez
Debut No. 40 "Woman Power" Ono
Debut No. 42 "Sacred" Erasure
Debut No. 47 "Tell You" Kissy Sell Out Featuring Holly Lois
Debut No. 48 "Sugar" Maroon 5
Debut No. 50 "Love Me Like You Do" Ellie Goulding


Dance/Mix Show Airplay
*** No. 1 (5 weeks)*** "Outside" Calvin Harris Featuring Ellie Goulding
Debut/Greatest Gainer No. 29 "Want To Want Me" Jason Derulo
Debut No. 32 "Straight Outta Line" Both
Debut No. 38 "Till It Hurts" Yellow Claw Featuring Ayden
Debut No. 39 "Are You With Me" Lost Frequencies
Debut No. 40 "I Love It When You Cry" Steve Aoki & Moxie


Rhythmic Songs
*** No. 1 (1 week)*** "Somebody" Natalie La Rose Featuring Jeremih
Greatest Gainer No. 7 "Earned It (Fifty Shades Of Grey)" The Weeknd
Debut No. 35 "Peaches N Cream" Snoop Dogg Featuring Charlie Wilson
Debut No. 39 "Hood Go Crazy" Tech N9Ne Featuring 2 Chainz & B.o.B


R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay
*** No. 1 (3 weeks)*** "Truffle Butter" Nicki Minaj Featuring Drake & Lil Wayne
Greatest Gainer No. 4 "Trap Queen" Fetty Wap
Debut No. 47 "Good Enough" Empire Cast Featuring Jussie Smollett
Debut No. 49 "Classic Man" Jidenna Featuring Roman GianArthur
Debut No. 50 "Planes" Jeremih Featuring J. Cole


Adult R&B Songs
*** No. 1 (7 weeks)*** "Nobody" Kem
Greatest Gainer No. 18 "Religious" Ne-Yo
Debut No. 29 "Let It Burn" Jazmine Sullivan


Rap Airplay
*** No. 1 (4 weeks)*** "Truffle Butter" Nicki Minaj Featuring Drake & Lil Wayne
Greatest Gainer No. 3 "Trap Queen" Fetty Wap
Debut No. 25 "I Don't Get Tired (#IDGT)" Kevin Gates Featuring August Alsina

Country Airplay
*** No. 1 (1 week)***/Greatest Gainer "Ain't Worth The Whiskey" Cole Swindell
Cole Swindell scores his second No. 1 on Country Airplay, as breakup anthem "Ain't Worth the Whiskey" jumps 3-1. Swindell previously led with "Hope You Get Lonely Tonight," which topped the Oct. 11, 2014 chart. His prior, and first, chart entry, "Chillin' It," reached No. 2 a year ago this month.

Trivial trivia: perhaps surprisingly, given the subject's traditional prominence in the genre, Swindell's new leader is just the third No. 1 on Country Airplay (which began in 1990) with the word "whiskey" in its title. The others to set the bar (pun intended) so high: Frankie Ballard's "Sunshine & Whiskey" (November 2014) and Toby Keith's "Whiskey Girl" (July 2004).

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Debut No. 54 "Tonight Looks Good On You" Jason Aldean
Debut No. 57 "Long Stretch Of Love" Lady Antebellum
Debut No. 60 "Sangria" Blake Shelton


Rock Airplay
*** No. 1 (6 weeks)*** "Shut Up And Dance" WALK THE MOON
Debut/Greatest Gainer No. 15 "Crystals" Of Monsters And Men
Debut No. 45 "Big Decisions" My Morning Jacket
Debut No. 46 "Little Monster"Royal Blood
Debut No. 49 "Get It" Matt And Kim


Alternative Songs
*** No. 1 (2 weeks)*** "Lampshades On Fire" Modest Mouse
Debut/Greatest Gainer No. 22 "Crystals" Of Monsters And Men
Debut No. 39 "Psycho" Muse


Adult Alternative Songs
*** No. 1 (2 weeks)*** "Black Sun" Death Cab For Cutie
Debut/Greatest Gainer No. 15 "Crystals" Of Monsters And Men
Debut No. 29 "Work Song" Hozier
Debut No. 30 "Cecilia And The Satellite" Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness


Mainstream Rock Songs
*** No. 1 (1 week)*** "Congregation" Foo Fighters
Greatest Gainer No. 10 "Heavy Is The Head" Zac Brown Band Featuring Chris Cornell
Debut No. 35 "Hush" HellYeah
Debut No. 39 "Fairweather Friend" Stars In Stereo


Christian Airplay
*** No. 1 (1 week)*** "Because He Lives (Amen)" Matt Maher
Greatest Gainer No. 14 "Broken Together" Casting Crowns
Debut No. 31 "Stars In The Night" Tenth Avenue North
Debut No. 34 "Give In" Lecrae Featuring Crystal Nicole
Debut No. 46 "Echo" newport
Debut No. 49 "That Was Then, This Is Now" Josh Wilson


Gospel Airplay
*** No. 1 (6 weeks)*** "Fill Me Up" Casey J
Debut No. 29 "God Wants To Hear From You" Samuel R. Blakes
Debut/Greatest Gainer No. 30 "My Words Have Power" Karen Clark Sheard Featuring Donald Lawrence & The Co.


Latin Airplay
*** No. 1 (2 weeks)*** "El Perdon" Nicky Jam & Enrique Iglesias
Greatest Gainer No. 2 "Stuck On A Feeling" Prince Royce Featuring Snoop Dogg
Debut No. 20 "Sigueme y Te Sigo" Daddy Yankee
Debut No. 36 "El Amor de Su Vida" Julion Alvarez y Su Norteno Banda
Debut No. 46 "Como Tu No Hay Dos" Los Huracanes del Norte

Latin Pop Songs
*** No. 1 (1 week)*** "Mi Verdad" Mana Featuring Shakira

Shakira celebrates her 14th Latin Pop Songs No. 1 and Mana its 12th, as "Mi Verdad" pushes 2-1. Shakira reigns for the first time since late 2010/early 2011, when "Loca" (featuring El Cata) led for seven weeks. Mana last ruled the chart in 2012 with its last entry, "Hasta Que Te Conoci."

Only Enrique Iglesias boasts more Latin Pop Songs No. 1s (20) than Shakira and Mana; meanwhile, Mana passes Cristian Castro (11) for a solo share of the third-best No. 1 sum.

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Greatest Gainer No. 18 "Sigueme y Te Sigo" Daddy Yankee
Debut No. 31 "A Ti Te Encanta" Alexis & Fido
Debut No. 37 "Todo Tiene Su Hora" Juan Luis Guerra 440
Debut No. 38 "Me Voy Enamorando (Remix)" Chino & Nacho Featuring Farruko


Regional Mexican Songs
*** No. 1 (3 weeks)*** "Contigo" Calibre 50
Greatest Gainer No. 16 "El Amor de Su Vida" Julion Alvarez y Su Norteno Banda
Debut No. 37 "Que Tiene de Raro" Codigo FN
Debut No. 40 "Disculpa Corazon" La Poderosa Banda San Juan


Tropical Songs
*** No. 1 (1 week)***/Greatest Gainer "Ruleta Rusa" Tony Dize
Debut No. 33 "Me Voy Enamorando (Remix)" Chino & Nacho Featuring Farruko
Debut No. 35 "La Pelicula" J Alvarez Featuring Cosculluela
Debut No. 37 "Un Zombie A La Intemperie" Alejandro Sanz