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Thursday, April 02, 2015

US Chart Roundup: Nick Jonas Needs To Just Whip It Out Already

With 13 weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot 100, "Uptown Funk" is now the longest running #1 of this decade, and it's just three weeks shy of matching the longest running #1: Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men's "One Sweet Day," which spent 16 weeks at the top between December 1995 and March 1996.

Now, let's talk about hot piece of sexy Nick Jonas, whose "Chains" finally breaks free from the #20 spot it's been stuck at for a while now and flies all the way up to...#19. Given that the song is actually a hit now, Nick's label sunk a bit of money into a brand new video for "Chains."

Hmmm. I have to say, I kind of preferred the previous, much more gritty "Chains" video, which was released last summer when the song was merely (I guess?) a buzz track. This new one looks like it was shot on an iPhone during a two-hour break from all the fucking and drugging going on at the Ultra music fest.

Also slowly inching up the chart, Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding's previous UK #1 "Outside" climbs one position to #29, while Tove Lo's third Top 40 single "Talking Body" squeaks up from #39 to #37.

On a final note, it was one year ago this week that Calvin's "Summer" video premiered. What a slut.

The U.S. Top 10:

1. "Uptown Funk" - Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars *13 weeks*
2. "Sugar" - Maroon 5
3. "Thinking Out Loud" - Ed Sheeran
4. "Love Me Like You Do" - Ellie Goulding
5. "Earned It (Fifty Shades Of Grey)" - The Weeknd
6. "Trap Queen" - Fetty Wap
7. "Style" - Taylor Swift
8. "FourFiveSeconds" - Rihanna, Kanye West & Paul McCartney
9. "G.D.F.R." - Flo Rida feat. Sage The Gemini & Lookas
10. "Somebody" - Natalie La Rose feat. Jeremih

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