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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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  • At 10:12 PM, Blogger John said…

    When Chains was released, I thought they positioned it as a buzz track, but just like Dark Horse, I think it performed better than expected. This album is at least three more singles deep as you mentioned. Closer might also stand a chance as well.

  • At 6:36 AM, Blogger D'luv said…

    Hey John, hmmm. You could be right about "Chains" having been a buzz track. Wiki has it listed as the lead single, and honestly, I don't recall what the official press information said about that one...either way, I *like* the song enough. But I just feel like there's better material on the album as far as single releases go. It's a great LP, though.


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