As we do every Monday when the chart is refreshed, let’s look at the Hot 100’s top 10 and more. Highlights of the airplay, sales and streaming-based Hot 100 post on Billboard.com each Monday, with all charts updated each Tuesday.
“Closer,” released on Disruptor/Columbia Records, and the first Hot 100 No. 1 for both EDM duo The Chainsmokers (Drew Taggart and Alex Pall) and featured alt/pop singer-songwriter Halsey, spends a sixth week atop the Digital Songs chart with 170,000 downloads sold (down 15 percent) in the week ending Sept. 15, according to Nielsen Music.
“Closer” tops the Streaming Songs chart for a fifth week, with 39.5 million U.S. streams (down 2 percent), and the audio subscription services-based On-Demand Songs streaming chart (23.3 million on-demand clicks, down 4 percent) for a sixth frame. On Radio Songs, “Closer” jumps 9-4, drawing 113 million in airplay audience, up 24 percent; it wins the Hot 100’s top Airplay Gainer award for a third week.
“Closer” additionally tops Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart for a fifth week.
Twenty One Pilots’ “Heathens” holds at its No. 2 Hot 100 high, as the duo (Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun) keeps at its best rank; its “Stressed Out” peaked at No. 2 in February. “Heathens” remains at No. 2 on Streaming Songs (21.7 million, up 5 percent); drops 2-3 on Digital Songs, but with a 7 percent gain to 91,000; and hikes 15-11 on Radio Songs (82 million, up 21 percent). It logs a sixth week at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Rock Songs chart.
Major Lazer’s “Cold Water,” featuring Justin Bieber and MO, is stationary at No. 3 on the Hot 100, after reaching No. 2. It stays at No. 3 on Streaming Songs, where it spent its first three weeks at No. 1, with 19.6 million U.S. streams (up 2 percent) and slips 3-4 on Digital Songs, which it led for a week (upon its debut), but with a 27 percent gain to 71,000 sold (helped by a 69-cent price tag in the iTunes Store during the tracking week; as of Friday, Sept. 16, it went back to the regular $1.29). It rises 4-3 on Radio Songs (115 million, up 7 percent). As previously reported, “Water” takes over at No. 1 on the Pop Songs radio airplay chart.
Notably, while an official lyric video was released for “Water” on July 21, a new “dance video” for the song arrived Sept. 15. The new clip could help the song’s fortunes on the Hot 100 going forward. (Keep reading for more Bieber news …)
Sia’s former four-week Hot 100 No. 1 “Cheap Thrills,” featuring Sean Paul, is a non-mover at No. 4, while remaining the most-heard song on U.S. radio, tallying a seventh week at No. 1 on Radio Songs (134 million, down 6 percent). Additionally, Sia’s new single, “The Greatest,” featuring Kendrick Lamar, soars 52-24 in its second week on the Hot 100; it takes top Streaming Gainer honors, fueled by its 177 percent streaming increase, to 10.2 million, following the Sept. 5 arrival of its official video.
Rounding out the Hot 100’s top five, The Chainsmokers’ other song in the bracket, the No. 3-peaking “Don’t Let Me Down,” featuring Daya, stays at No. 5. (Thus, the top five is identical to last week, marking the first such repeat since the June 18-dated Hot 100.)
DJ Snake’s “Let Me Love You,” featuring Bieber, reaches the Hot 100’s top 10 in its sixth week on the chart, vaulting 12-6. The track retreats 4-5 on Streaming Songs (14.6 million, essentially even week-over-week) and falls 5-10 on Digital Songs (which it led upon its debut on the Aug. 27 chart), down by 10 percent to 41,000, although it charges 25-18 on Radio Songs (57 million, up 27 percent).
DJ Snake scores his third Hot 100 top 10, following two No. 4 hits: “Turn Down for What,” with Lil Jon (2014), and “Lean On,” with Major Lazer and featuring MO (2015). Bieber lands his 11th Hot 100 top 10, and his fifth song to rank in the region in 2016, pushing him past Drake for the most top 10s by any act this year. (Having notched his first top 10, “Baby,” featuring Ludacris, in 2010, Bieber boasts the third-most top 10s among male artists this decade, after Drake, with 15 in that span, and Bruno Mars, with 12. Bieber is in sixth place among all acts this decade; Rihanna leads with 17 Hot 100 top 10s in the 2010s.)
Calvin Harris’ No. 3-peaking “This Is What You Came For,” featuring Rihanna, holds at No. 7 on the Hot 100, and Shawn Mendes’ “Treat You Better” roars back to the Hot 100’s top 10 at its peak (13-8), first set on the Sept. 24 chart. It bumps 8-5 on Radio Songs (104 million, up 10 percent) and 18-15 on Streaming Songs (10.6 million, up 1 percent). It tumbles 23-33 on Digital Songs (23,000, down 19 percent, following its second week back at $1.29 in the iTunes Store following its earlier 69-cent sale run).
Capping the Hot 100’s top 10, Twenty One Pilots’ second song in the Hot 100’s top 10, “Ride,” descends 6-9, after reaching No. 5, and Adele’s “Send My Love (To Your New Lover)” drops to No. 10 from its No. 8 highpoint.
Find out more Hot 100 news in the weekly “Hot 100 Chart Moves” column and other posts later this week, and visit Billboard.com tomorrow (Sept. 20), when all rankings, including the Hot 100 in its entirety, will refresh.
Bonus: Watch The Chainsmokers Prank Call Charlie Puth & Daya