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Chart Highlights: Maddie & Tae, Girls in a No. 1 Country Song

The bro-country-skewering duo is just the second female twosome to reign with a debut single. Plus, new No. 1s for Idina Menzel & Michael Buble, Zhu, Big Sean and more.

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 (4 weeks)*** “Animals” Maroon 5
Greatest Gainer No. 2 “Blank Space” Taylor Swift
Debut No. 40 “Young Blood” Bea Miller

Adult Contemporary
*** No. 1 (1 week)***/Greatest Gainer “Baby It’s Cold Outside” Idina Menzel Duet With Michael Buble
Debut No. 22 “Santa Tell Me” Ariana Grande
Debut No. 25 “I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas” LeAnn Rimes
Debut No. 28 “I’ll Be Home For Christmas” Seth MacFarlane
Debut No. 29 “Silent Night” Margo Rey


Adult Pop Songs
*** No. 1 (3 weeks)*** “Animals” Maroon 5
Greatest Gainer No. 3 “Blank Space” Taylor Swift
Debut No. 39 “Let Your Hair Down” MAGIC!
Debut No. 40 “Words” Christina Perri

Dance Club Songs
*** No. 1 (1 week)*** “Faded” ZHU
Greatest Gainer No. 8 “Jealous” Nick Jonas
Debut No. 40 “I Like You” Tony Moran Featuring Debby Holiday
Debut No. 41 “Everywhere” MYNC & Mario Fischetti Featuring Deborah Cox
Debut No. 45 “Blind Heart” Cazzette Featuring Terri B!
Debut No. 46 “Prayer In C” Lillywood & Robin Schulz

Country Airplay
*** No. 1 (1 week)*** “Girl In A Country Song” Maddie & Tae
After ribbing their chart-topping country brethren, Maddie & Tae show that they can dominate, too. Dating to the introduction of Billboard‘s Country Airplay chart almost 25 years ago (Jan. 20, 1990), Maddie & Tae’s guy-teasing “Girl in a Country Song” is just the second debut single by a female duo to reach No. 1. The Wreckers first accomplished the feat with “Leave the Pieces” in 2006. So many current country hits “have this super-smoking-hot girl. She’s always barefoot on a tailgate dancing in cutoff jeans and a bikini top,” says Maddie Marlow. (Tae Dye completes the pair.) “We thought it would be fun to come at [it] from how we would feel being in those songs. We want to look good for these boys, but that’s not all we have to offer.”

Greatest Gainer No. 13 “I See You” Luke Bryan
Debut No. 60 “One Night Between Friends” Katie Armiger

Christian Airplay
*** No. 1 (13 weeks)*** “Greater” MercyMe
Debut/Gainer No. 24 “Mary, Did You Know?” Pentatonix
Debut No. 30 “Unto Us” Aaron Shust
Debut No. 31 “Different Kind Of Christmas” Mark Schultz
Debut No. 35 “Peace Has Come” Hillsong
Debut No. 38 “Hope Is Alive” Ellie Holcomb
Debut No. 44 “Rejoice” Aaron Shust
Debut No. 48 “Take This City” Everfound Featuring Joel Smallbone
Debut No. 50 “Carol Of The Bells” Kim Walker-Smith

Gospel Airplay
*** No. 1 (25 weeks)*** “Amazing” Ricky Dillard & New G
Greatest Gainer No. 2 “I Am” Jason Nelson
Debut No. 28 “The God We Serve” Gerald Scott & Co.
Debut No. 30 “State Of Emergency” Zie’l

Rhythmic Songs
*** No. 1 (1 week)*** “I Don’t F**k With You” Big Sean Featuring E-40
Greatest Gainer No. 2 “Love Me Harder” Ariana Grande & The Weeknd
Debut No. 40 “7/11” Beyonce

R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay
*** No. 1 (5 weeks)*** “Hold You Down” DJ Khaled Featuring Chris Brown, August Alsina, Future & Jeremih
Greatest Gainer No. 14 “7/11” Beyonce
Debut No. 38 “Love ‘Em All” K. Michelle
Debut No. 45 “Pretend” Tinashe Featuring A$AP Rocky

Adult R&B Songs
*** No. 1 (11 weeks)*** “Stay With Me” Sam Smith
Greatest Gainer No. 14 “Latch” Disclosure Featuring Sam Smith
Debut No. 30 “Lips” Sisqo

Rap Airplay
*** No. 1 (3 weeks)***/Greatest Gainer “I Don’t F**k With You” Big Sean Featuring E-40
Debut No. 23 “Love Robbery” Kalin And Myles
Debut No. 25 “Right Back” DJ Drama Featuring Jeezy, Young Thug, Rich Homie Quan

Rock Airplay
*** No. 1 (7 weeks)*** “Something From Nothing” Foo Fighters
Greatest Gainer No. 2 “Stolen Dance” Milky Chance
Debut No. 45 “Rock Or Bust” AC/DC
Debut No. 48 “Make You Better” The Decemberists

Alternative Songs
*** No. 1 (3 weeks)*** “Something From Nothing” Foo Fighters
Greatest Gainer No. 15 “Figure It Out” Royal Blood
Debut No. 36 “Final Masquerade” Linkin Park
Debut No. 38 “Every Other Freckle” alt-J
Debut No. 39 “Wrong” The Airborne Toxic Event

Adult Alternative Songs
*** No. 1 (3 weeks)*** “Budapest” George Ezra
Greatest Gainer No. 24 “Every Breaking Wave” U2
Debut No. 29 “King And Cross” Asgeir

Mainstream Rock Songs
*** No. 1 (7 weeks)*** “Something From Nothing” Foo Fighters
Greatest Gainer No. 26 “Rock Or Bust” AC/DC

Latin Airplay
*** No. 1 (1 week)*** “Ay Vamos” J Balvin
Debut No. 39 “Eres Tu” Proyecto X
Debut No. 40 “Piensas (Dile La Verdad)” Pitbull Featuring Gente de Zona
Debut No. 48 “Entonces Que Somos” Banda El Recodo de Cruz Lizarraga
Debut No. 50 “Si Tu No Estas” Nicky Jam Featuring De La Ghetto
Greatest Gainer “Que Quieres De Mi” Luis Fonsi

Regional Mexican Songs
*** No. 1 (4 weeks)*** “Y Asi Fue” Julion Alvarez y Su Norteno Banda
Debut/Greatest Gainer No. 30 “Se Me Sigue Notando” Chuy Lizarraga y Su Banda Tierra Sinaloense
Debut No. 37 “La Mal Querida” Chiquis
Debut No. 38 “Dime” Julion Alvarez y Su Norteno Banda

Latin Pop Songs
*** No. 1 (5 weeks)*** “Tus Besos” Juan Luis Guerra 440
Greatest Gainer No. 6 “Quedate Con Ella” Natalia Jimenez
Debut No. 33 “Ruleta Rusa” Tony Dize
Debut No. 35 “Adicto A Tus Redes” Tito “El Bambino” El Patron Featuring Nicky Jam
Debut No. 39 “Lento” Daniel Santacruz
Debut No. 40 “Waves” Mr. Probz

Tropical Songs
*** No. 1 (4 weeks)*** “Que Suenen Los Tambores” Victor Manuelle
Greatest Gainer No. 3 “Tumbaye” Oscarcito
Debut No. 37 “Quiereme” Johnny Sky