10 Hot 100 Takeaways: The Chainsmokers Make It Nine


The Weeknd, Starboy © Republic

The Chainsmokers seem to be unstoppable.  For a ninth week, “Closer” holds down the no. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100.  The Weeknd is on the duo’s heels as “Starboy” continues to gain steam.  Beyond hot joints by The Chainsmokers and The Weeknd, there are a number of chart stories from the Hot 100 dated October 29, 2016.


  1. The Chainsmokers spend a ninth week at no. 1 with megahit “Closer” (ft. Halsey).



  1. The Weeknd remains at no. 2 with rising hit “Starboy” (ft. Daft Punk).



  1. Bruno Mars debuts at no. 5 with comeback single “24K Magic.”



  1. Zay Hillfigerr & Zayion McCall get a huge lift as “Juju on that Beat (TZ Anthem)” ascends from no. 89 to no. 11.



  1. Amine is gaining steam. “Caroline” rises from no. 44 to no. 35.



  1. Niall Horan loses support for “This Town” in its third charting week.



  1. John Legend debuts at no. 55 with “Love Me Now.”



  1. Maroon 5 debuts at no. 56 with “Don’t Wanna Know” (ft. Kendrick Lamar).



  1. Jon Bellion sees “All Time Low” finally debut on the Hot 100 at no. 82.



  1. The best song off of the new OneRepublic album Oh My My “Kids” – debuts at no. 96.



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