The Chainsmokers top the Billboard Hot 100 (dated Nov. 5) for a 10th week with “Closer,” featuring Halsey, tying for the longest domination of 2016. Drake‘s “One Dance,” featuring WizKid and Kyla, led for 10 weeks in May through July.
As we do every Monday when the chart is compiled, let’s run down the top 10 of the Hot 100, which blends sales, airplay and streaming data. Highlights of the 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 The Chainsmokers (Drew Taggart and Alex Pall) and Halsey, remains the top-selling, most-streamed and most-heard radio song in the U.S. It leads the Digital Song Sales chart (97,000 downloads sold, down 12 percent, in the week ending Oct. 20, according to Nielsen Music) and the Streaming Songs chart (32.1 million U.S. streams, down 3 percent) for a 10th week each. It also tops the audio subscription services-based On-Demand Songs streaming survey for an 11th week (16.3 million on-demand clicks, down 7 percent) and the Radio Songs ranking for a fourth frame (151.5 million in airplay audience, up 2 percent, in the week ending Oct. 23).
(Of note: as of charts dated Nov. 5, SoundCloud plays now contribute to the streaming data that informs the Hot 100 and other genre hybrid songs charts, in addition to the consumption-based Billboard 200 albums chart. Additionally, Amazon Music Unlimited Streams now count toward Amazon’s overall chart contributions, along with streams from the Amazon Prime service, which has long been part of the chart panel.)
“Closer” commands the Hot 100 and all three of the Hot 100’s main component charts (Digital Song Sales, Streaming Songs and Radio Songs), as well as On-Demand Songs, simultaneously for a fourth week, extending the longest such sweep since Mark Ronson‘s “Uptown Funk!,” featuring Bruno Mars, led all the charts at the same time for eight weeks in February-April 2015.
As “Closer” ties “One Dance” for the most time spent atop the Hot 100 in 2016 (Adele‘s “Hello” completed its 10-week run at No. 1 on Jan. 16, but logged seven of its weeks at the summit on charts dated in 2015), it becomes just the 33rd No. 1 to lead for at least 10 weeks dating to the chart’s Aug. 4, 1958, inception; a mere 3 percent (33 of 1,057) of the Hot 100’s all-time No. 1s have reached double-digit weeks totals on top.
Meanwhile, with its 10th week at No. 1 on the Hot 100, “Closer” passes OutKast‘s “Hey Ya!” (2003-04) for the second-longest reign ever among duos; with 14 weeks on top in 1996, only Los Del Rio’s “Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)” has led longer. (The stat excludes pairings of singers who don’t normally record together, like Brandy and Monica, whose “The Boy Is Mine” ruled for 13 weeks in 1998.)
“Closer” additionally tops Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart for a 10th week. With the pair’s “Roses” (featuring Rozes) and “Don’t Let Me Down” (featuring Daya) having ruled for 14 and 12 weeks each, The Chainsmokers are the first act with three No. 1s that have each led for at least 10 weeks since Hot Dance/Electronic Songs began in January 2013.
The Weeknd‘s “Starboy,” featuring Daft Punk, holds at its No. 2 high on the Hot 100. It keeps at No. 2 on Streaming Songs (25.7 million, essentially even from the previous week) and No. 3 on Digital Song Sales (83,000, down 3 percent) and zooms 7-4 on Radio Songs (114.2 million, up 13 percent). “Starboy” additionally tops the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart for a fourth week. The song is the lead single from The Weeknd’s album of the same name due Nov. 25.
Twenty One Pilots‘ “Heathens” is steady at No. 3 on the Hot 100 after logging four weeks at its No. 2 peak. It holds at No. 2 on Radio Songs (135.5 million, up 7 percent) and No. 4 on Digital Song Sales (69,000, down 12 percent) and rebounds 5-4 on Streaming Songs (18 million, up 9 percent). It registers an 11th week at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Rock Songs chart.
DJ Snake‘s “Let Me Love You,” featuring Justin Bieber, is likewise stationary on the Hot 100 at its No. 4 high. The collab reaches pushes 5-3 on Radio Songs (115.3 million, up 8 percent); slips 7-8 on Streaming Songs (14.2 million, down 1 percent); and drops 5-9 on Digital Song Sales (39,000; down 37 percent).
Rounding out the Hot 100’s top five, D.R.A.M.’s breakthrough hit “Broccoli,” featuring Lil Yachty, reaches the region, lifting 6-5. It repeats at No. 3 on Streaming Songs (20.5 million, up 6 percent), falls 6-8 on Digital Song Sales (44,000, down 12 percent) and bumps 28-25 on Radio Songs (49.9 million, up 7 percent). The track tops Hot Rap Songs for a seventh week.
After debuting at No. 5 on the Hot 100, Bruno Mars’ “24K Magic” backtracks to No. 6. It descends 2-5 on Digital Song Sales (68,000, down 33 percent) and 9-13 on Streaming Songs (11.1 million, down 13 percent), but roars 15-8 on Radio Songs (85.4 million, up 31 percent). Mars lands his 13th Radio Songs top 10; in the 2010s, only Rihanna (17) and Drake (15) have earned more. “Magic” is the title track from Mars’ third full-length album, due Nov. 18.
Major Lazer‘s “Cold Water,” featuring Bieber and MO, holds at No. 7 on the Hot 100, after reaching No. 2, and Ariana Grande‘s “Side to Side,” featuring Nicki Minaj, rises 10-8. The second top 10 from Grande’s album Dangerous Woman ties the peak of the set’s title track lead single, which reached No. 8 in June.
Maroon 5’s “Don’t Wanna Know,” featuring Kendrick Lamar, surges 56-9 on the Hot 100 following its first full week of tracking. The single arrived on the Oct. 29-dated Hot 100 following its Oct. 12 release, which allowed for only two days of sales and streaming activity (and five days of airplay tracking). On charts dated Nov. 5, “Know” flies 15-2 on Digital Song Sales (84,000, up 198 percent from its partial-week start of 28,000), debuts at No. 16 on Streaming Songs (9.7 million, up 546 percent from 1.5 million) and soars 40-27 on Radio Songs (46 million, up 48 percent).
Maroon 5 tallies its 12th Hot 100 top 10, having earned its first — the No. 5-peaking “This Love” — on the April 3, 2004, chart. That’s the most among groups in that span, followed by The Black Eyed Peas (nine) and One Direction (six). Lamar scores his third top 10, all in featured roles, following his turns on A$AP Rocky‘s “F**kin Problems” (also featuring Drake and 2 Chainz; No. 8, 2013) and Taylor Swift‘s “Bad Blood” (No. 1, one week, 2015).
Capping the Hot 100’s top 10, Shawn Mendes‘ “Treat You Better” retreats 8-10 after climbing to No. 6.
Find out more Hot 100 news in the weekly “Hot 100 Chart Moves” column later this week, and visit Billboard.com tomorrow (Oct. 25), when all charts, including the Hot 100 in its entirety, will refresh . The Hot 100 and other rankings will also appear in the next issue of Billboard magazine, on sale Friday (Oct. 28).