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Chart Highlights: Gwen Stefani Returns, Foo Fighters Fly to No. 1

Stefani scores her first solo airplay hit since 2007, while Foo Fighters crown Rock Airplay and Mainstream Rock Songs.

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 billboard.com and Billboardbiz every Thursday and appear in the next issue of Billboard magazine.

Pop Songs
*** No. 1 (2 weeks)*** “Shake It Off” Taylor Swift

Debut/Greatest Gainer No. 29 “Baby Don’t Lie” Gwen Stefani
Aided by hourly plays on iHeartMedia-owned stations on its day of release (Oct. 20), Gwen Stefani blasts back onto the Pop Songs and Adult Pop Songs radio airplay charts, at Nos. 29 and 35, respectively, with “Baby Don’t Lie.” It’s her first solo entry since 2007, when “4 in the Morning” rose to No. 16 on each chart. On Pop Songs, Stefani scores her 12th solo hit, with two having hit No. 1: her second, 2001’s “Let Me Blow Ya Mind,” on which she assists Eve, and 2005’s “Hollaback Girl.” With No Doubt, Stefani has made another 11 appearances (1996-2012), with three songs reaching No. 1 (“Don’t Speak,” “Hey Baby” and “Underneath It All”).


Debut No. 38 “Beg For It” Iggy Azalea Featuring M0

Adult Contemporary
*** No. 1 (2 weeks)*** “Rude” MAGIC!
Greatest Gainer No. 12 “All About That Bass” Meghan Trainor
Debut No. 26 “I’m Not The Only One” Sam Smith

Adult Pop Songs
*** No. 1 (5 weeks)*** “Shake It Off” Taylor Swift
Greatest Gainer No. 8 “Animals” Maroon 5
Debut No. 35 “Baby Don’t Lie” Gwen Stefani
Debut No. 37 “Waves” Mr. Probz
Debut No. 39 “Shatter Me” Lindsey Stirling Featuring Lzzy Hale

Dance Club Songs
*** No. 1 (1 week)*** “Angel” Ono
Greatest Gainer    No. 2 “This Is How We Do” Katy Perry
Debut No. 43 “Animals” Nabiha
Debut No. 45 “Take It All The Way” Todd Terry & Tony Moran
Debut No. 47 “Every Heartbeat (2014)” Amy Grant
Debut No. 48 “Too Cool To Dance” Eden XO
Debut No. 50 “Back 2 Paradise” Guena LG & Amir Amargan Featuring Sophie Ellis-Bextor

Rhythmic Songs
*** No. 1 (3 weeks)*** “Black Widow” Iggy Azalea Featuring Rita Ora
Greatest Gainer No. 14 “Love Me Harder” Ariana Grande & The Weeknd
Debut No. 37 “I’m Not The Only One” Sam Smith
Debut No. 38 “Animals” Maroon 5
Debut No. 40 “Closer” Mike Stud

R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay
*** No. 1 (3 weeks)*** “New Flame” Chris Brown Featuring Usher & Rick Ross
Greatest Gainer No. 9 “Tuesday” I LOVE MAKONNEN Featuring Drake
Debut No. 44 “Let Me Know” Tamar Braxton Featuring Future
Debut No. 46 “Awwsome” Shy Glizzy
Debut No. 47 “If You Lose Her” Joe
Debut No. 49 “Party Ain’t A Party” Jamie Foxx Featuring 2 Chainz

Adult R&B Songs
*** No. 1 (5 weeks)*** “Stay With Me” Sam Smith
Greatest Gainer No. 11 “Nobody” Kem
Debut No. 25 “Latch” Disclosure Featuring Sam Smith
Debut No. 29 “Let Me Know” Tamar Braxton Featuring Future
Debut No. 30 “I Deserve It” Faith Evans Featuring Missy Elliott & Sharaya J

Rap Airplay
*** No. 1 (4 weeks)*** “0 To 100 / The Catch Up” Drake
Greatest Gainer No. 14 “No Type” Rae Sremmurd
Debut No. 24 “Low” Juicy J Featuring Nicki Minaj, Lil Bibby & Young Thug
Debut No. 25 “Not For Long” B.o.B Featuring Trey Songz

Rock Airplay
*** No. 1 (1 week)***/Greatest Gainer “Something From Nothing” Foo Fighters
Foo Fighters fly to their record-setting fourth Rock Airplay No. 1, as “Something From Nothing” rockets 5-1 in its second week (up by 54 percent to 14 million in format audience, according to Nielsen BDS). They pass the Black Keys and Linkin Park, each with three leaders in the chart’s five-year history. On Mainstream Rock Songs, “Something” soars 16-1 in its second week, becoming the fastest No. 1 in nearly 16 years: Metallica’s “Turn the Page” also vaulted to the top in two weeks in November 1998. Foo Fighters’ new No. 1 previews the album Sonic Highways, due Nov. 10.

Debut No. 48 “Something Different” Godsmack
Debut No. 49 “Beautiful” Pop Evil

Mainstream Rock Songs
*** No. 1 (1 week)***/Greatest Gainer “Something From Nothing” Foo Fighters
Debut No. 32 “Stars” Sixx: A.M.
Debut No. 34 “Savages” Theory Of A Deadman Featuring Alice Cooper
Debut No. 36 “Rebellion” Linkin Park Featuring Daron Malakian
Debut No. 40 “One Too Many” New Medicine

Alternative Songs
*** No. 1 (7 weeks)*** “Stolen Dance” Milky Chance
Greatest Gainer No. 5 “Something From Nothing” Foo Fighters
Debut No. 39 “Kathleen” Catfish And The Bottlemen

Adult Alternative Songs
*** No. 1 (2 weeks)*** “Gotta Get Away” The Black Keys
Debut/Greatest Gainer No. 28 “Something From Nothing” Foo Fighters
Debut No. 30 “Easy Money” Johnny Marr

Country Airplay
*** No. 1 (2 weeks)*** “Burnin’ It Down” Jason Aldean
Greatest Gainer No. 22 “God Made Girls” RaeLynn
Debut No. 53 “Don’t It” Billy Currington
Debut No. 57 “Trouble” Gloriana
Debut No. 58 “Just Gettin’ Started” Jason Aldean
Debut No. 59 “This Kind Of Town” Justin Moore
Debut No. 60 “Put My Heart Down” Sara Evans

Christian Airplay
*** No. 1 (7 weeks)*** “Greater” MercyMe
Greatest Gainer    No. 10 “Jesus Loves Me” Chris Tomlin
Debut No. 37 “You’re Not Alone” Owl City Featuring Britt Nicole
Debut No. 42 “Something In The Water” Carrie Underwood
Debut No. 48 “In Jesus’ Name” Kutless
Debut No. 49 “Blameless” Dara Maclean
Debut No. 50 “Blameless” Building 429

Gospel Airplay
*** No. 1 (19 weeks)*** “Amazing” Ricky Dillard & New G
Debut No. 23 “God My God” VaShawn Mitchell
Debut/Greatest Gainer No. 28 “Never Forsake Me” James Fortune & FIYA

Latin Airplay
*** No. 1 (2 weeks)*** “Tus Besos” Juan Luis Guerra 440
Greatest Gainer No. 3 “La Bala” Los Tigres del Norte
Debut No. 42 “Al Estilo Mafia” Saul El Jaguar Featuring La Bandononona Clave Nueva de Max Peraza
Debut No. 50 “Por Fin” Pablo Alboran

Regional Mexican Songs
*** No. 1 (1 week)***/Greatest Gainer “La Bala” Los Tigres del Norte
Debut No. 38 “Vete Olvidando” Javier Rosas
Debut No. 39 “Calame” Tierra Cali
Debut No. 40 “El Amor De Nosotros” Duelo

Latin Pop Songs
*** No. 1 (23 weeks)*** “Bailando” Enrique Iglesias Featuring Descemer Bueno & Gente de Zona
Debut/Greatest Gainer No. 34 “Quedate Con Ella” Natalia Jimenez
Debut No. 38 “Culpable” David Bisbal
Debut No. 40 “Encanto” Miguel Bose

Tropical Songs
*** No. 1 (1 week)*** “Tus Besos” Juan Luis Guerra 440
Debut No. 27 “Por Lo Que Reste de Vida” Thalia
Greatest Gainer No. 3 “Dame Una Oportunidad” Rigu
Debut No. 33 “Mal de Amor” Sharlene Featuring Servando & Florentino
Debut No. 34 “Tumbya Ye” Oscarcito
Debut No. 38 “Amor Robotico” Coreon Du