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Thursday, February 05, 2015

US Chart Roundup: Nick Jonas Moves On From "Jealous" By Moving Back To "Chains"

So, Nick Jonas' "Jealous," currently #8 on the Billboard Hot 100, is one of the best pop singles to come along in the past year, and anyone who doesn't think so needs to staple their dick to a piece of plywood and fall out a window. Nick's label, Island, is following that one up with the same song that preceded "Jealous," however — yes, they're re-releasing "Chains."

The song didn't do much when it was initially released as the lead single off Nick's self-titled debut solo album last summer, but this time around it's debuted on the Hot 100 at #92, at least.

Below is the video for murky, synthy slow jam "Chains," which originally premiered in July 2014.

It's not a bad song by any means — there's really no filler on Nicks' pretty excellent album — but if I were in charge of these things, I'd have maybe gone with "Teacher," Demi Lovato duet "Avalanche" or even the gorgeous "Nothing Would Be Better" as the follow-up to "Jealous."

Oh, well, oh well, oh, well.

The U.S. Top 10:

1. "Uptown Funk" - Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars *5 weeks*
2. "Thinking Out Loud" - Ed Sheeran
3. "Take Me To Church" - Hozier
4. "Blank Space" - Taylor Swift
5. "Sugar" - Maroon 5
6. "Lips Are Movin" - Meghan Trainor
7. "I'm Not The Only One" - Sam Smith
8. "Jealous" - Nick Jonas
9. "Shake It Off" - Taylor Swift
10. "Centuries" - Fall Out Boy

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