Hot 100 Chart Moves: Elle King's 'Ex's & Oh's' Hits Radio Songs Top 10
More than a year after its release, King's breakthrough hit reaches a new milestone. Plus, moves for Demi Lovato, DNCE, the Chainsmokers & Pentatonix.
As previously reported, The Weeknd's The Hills" leads the Billboard Hot 100 (dated Nov. 7) for a sixth week, holding off Drake's "Hotline Bling," which ranks at its No. 2 peak for a third week. Meanwhile, Taylor Swift reaches the top five with "Wildest Dreams" and One Direction debuts at No. 10 with new single "Perfect."
Who else makes perfectly praiseworthy moves on the Hot 100?
Elle King, "Ex's & Oh's"
More than a year after it was released to radio, the track reaches the Radio Songs top 10 (11-8), up by 12 percent to 82 million in all-format audience, according to Nielsen Music. On the Hot 100, it rises to a new high (16-15). The infectious blues/rock song, which topped Alternative Songs for three weeks (and has ranked in the airplay chart's top five for more than three months), holds at No. 4 on Adult Pop Songs and jumps 17-12 on Pop Songs.
Demi Lovato, "Confident"
Following her hit "Cool for the Summer," Lovato is staying on fire for the fall. As her new album Confident debuts at No. 2 on the Billboard 200, the set's title track vaults into the Hot 100's top 40 (58-31). It wins top Streaming Gainer honors, as it bounds by 43 percent to 4.3 million U.S. streams. The song also surges by 127 percent to 48,000 sold.
Lovato performed "Cool" (No. 42 on the Hot 100) and "Confident" in a medley on NBC's Saturday Night Live Oct. 17.
DNCE, "Cake by the Ocean"
The Joe Jonas-led band bows at No. 79 on the Hot 100 with its introductory single, which climbs 34-32 on Pop Songs. It also soars by 60 percent to 2.7 million U.S. streams and by 24 percent to 14,000 downloads sold.
The origin of the song's title? After a few days of "hanging out and having a few drinks" with Swedish producers Mattman & Robin, Jonas recalls, "Cake by the Ocean" was inspired by the Swedes' slip-up of the name of the cocktail sex on the beach.
The Chainsmokers feat. ROZES, "Roses"
The duo charts its second Hot 100 hit (No. 95), after "Selfie" snapped up a No. 16 peak in April 2014. On Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, "Roses" bullets at its No. 8 high; "Selfie" led the list for two weeks last year.
Pentatonix, "Can't Sleep Love"
As the a cappella act scores its first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with its self-titled album, it enters the Hot 100 at No. 99 with lead single "Can't Sleep Love." Pentatonix, which also re-enters the Billboard Artist 100 at No. 5, previously hit the Hot 100 with two Christmas covers: "Little Drummer Boy" (No. 13, 2013) and "Mary, Did You Know?" (No. 26, 2014).