Adele‘s “Easy on Me” leads the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart for a third week.
Plus, Glass Animals wrap an unprecedented climb to the Hot 100’s top 10, as “Heat Waves” ascends from No. 13 to No. 10. The song, the group’s first Hot 100 top 10, reaches the region in its 42nd week on the chart, completing the longest trip to the tier in the list’s 63-year history.
The Hot 100 blends all-genre U.S. streaming (official audio and official video), radio airplay and sales data. All charts (dated Nov. 13) will update on Billboard.com tomorrow (Nov. 9). For all chart news, you can follow @billboard and @billboardcharts on both Twitter and Instagram.
“Easy on Me,” released Oct. 14 on Columbia Records, drew 70 million radio airplay audience impressions (up 12%) and 25.8 million U.S. streams (down 19%) and sold 15,800 downloads (down 32%) in the Oct. 29-Nov. 4 tracking week, according to MRC Data.
The ballad leads the Streaming Songs chart for a third week; rebounds 3-2 after a week atop Digital Song Sales; and advances 4-2 on Radio Songs.
Among individual radio formats (and reflecting airplay in the week ending Nov. 7), “Easy on Me” hits No. 1 on Adult Contemporary, becoming Adele’s sixth leader on the list. It reaches the top spot in just its fourth week, completing the quickest coronation for a non-holiday song since her own “Hello” also needed just four weeks to reign in November 2015. (Only one non-holiday track has led AC more quickly since MRC Data information began fueling the chart in July 1993: Bob Carlisle’s Father’s Day/wedding song classic “Butterfly Kisses,” in just its third week in May 1997.)
“Easy on Me” also rises 5-3 on Adult Pop Airplay; holds at its No. 4 high on Adult Alternative Airplay; and lifts 9-8 on Pop Airplay, 17-11 on Dance/Mix Show Airplay (helped by remix spins) and 13-12 on Adult R&B Airplay.
The Kid LAROI and Bieber’s “Stay” holds at No. 2 on the Hot 100, after seven weeks at No. 1, as it tops Radio Songs for an eighth week (89.5 million, down 3%). “Stay” concurrently leads Pop Airplay for an 11th week, tying for the second-longest reign since the chart began in October 1992.
Lil Nas X and Jack Harlow’s “Industry Baby” keeps at No. 3 on the Hot 100, two weeks after it led the listing. It adds an 11th week atop both the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rap Songs charts, which use the same multi-metric methodology as the Hot 100.
Ed Sheeran’s “Bad Habits” rises 5-4 on the Hot 100, after hitting No. 2, and his “Shivers” pushes 7-6 for a new high. Both songs are from his new album =, which launches as his fourth No. 1 on the Billboard 200.
In between Sheeran’s two songs, Walker Hayes’ “Fancy Like” dips 4-5 on the Hot 100, after reaching No. 3. It rules the multi-metric Hot Country Songs chart for a 17th week and becomes Hayes’ first No. 1 on Country Airplay.
Drake’s “Way 2 Sexy,” featuring Future and Young Thug, drops 6-7 on the Hot 100, following its No. 1 start in September; Doja Cat’s “Need to Know” rises 9-8 for a new best; and Olivia Rodrigo’s “Good 4 U” slips 8-9, after it dominated in its debut week in May.
At No. 10 on the Hot 100, Glass Animals enter the top 10 for the first time with “Heat Waves.” The song drew 30.8 million in airplay audience (up 29%) and 15.1 million streams (down 5%) and sold 2,800 (down 11%) in the tracking week.
Jumping 13-10, the single completes the lengthiest ascent ever to the Hot 100’s top 10: 42 weeks, dating to its debut (as Glass Animals’ first Hot 100 hit) at No. 100 on the Jan. 16 chart.
Most Weeks Ever to Hot 100’s Top 10:
42, “Heat Waves,” Glass Animals, reached top 10 on chart dated Nov. 13, 2021
38, “Before He Cheats,” Carrie Underwood, June 2, 2007
36, “Higher,” Creed, July 8, 2000
34, “I Hope,” Gabby Barrett feat. Charlie Puth, Aug. 29, 2020
31, “Radioactive,” Imagine Dragons, April 13, 2013
30, “Better,” Khalid, April 20, 2019
30, “Rockstar,” Nickelback, Sept. 15, 2007
30, “Amazed,” Lonestar, Feb. 26, 2000
30, “This Kiss,” Faith Hill, Oct. 10, 1998
Like nearly all the songs above, “Heat Waves,” released on Wolf Tone/Polydor/Republic Records, has made its steady Hot 100 ascent as a crossover airplay hit. It topped Alternative Airplay for three weeks in March-April and, after reaching the top 20 on both Pop Airplay and Adult Pop Airplay in June, continues to scale the formats, as it re-enters the latest charts at new highs of Nos. 15 and 18, respectively.
Further reflecting the era in which it’s become a hit, “Heat Waves” surged on TikTok, playing off the song’s “all I think about is you” lyrical hook. It trended especially strongly in late summer, including via a clip from the band itself.
The track concurrently tops the multi-metric Hot Rock & Alternative Songs and Hot Alternative Songs charts for a seventh week each.
Glass Animals formed in 2010 in Oxford, England. “Heat Waves,” which frontman Dave Bayley solely wrote and produced, is from the group’s third studio album, Dreamland, which became its first Top Rock Albums No. 1 upon its debut in August 2020. It also became the act’s first Billboard 200 top 10 with a simultaneous No. 7 entrance.
Again, for all chart news, you can follow @billboard and @billboardcharts on both Twitter and Instagram and all charts (dated Nov. 13), including the Hot 100 in its entirety, will refresh on Billboard.com tomorrow (Nov. 9).