Hot 100: Sia, Clean Bandit, Meghan Trainor Songs Hit New Peaks

Maddie Ziegler in Sia's "Chandelier"

Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me,” Charli XCX’s “Boom Clap” and Iggy Azalea’s “Black Widow (featuring Rita Ora)” are not the only tracks on the rise on the Hot 100.

According to Billboard, red-hot releases from Sia, Clean Bandit and Meghan Trainor also elevate to new highs on this week’s edition of its all-encompassing single track chart.

The chart’s Top 40, meanwhile, welcomes debuts from 5 Seconds of Summer and “Weird Al” Yankovic.

Fueled by impressive increases in airplay and digital sales, Sia’s “Chandelier,” which was already her highest-charting solo effort, improves to #11 on this week’s chart.

With songs like Calvin Harris’ #10 “Summer” and Jason DeRulo’s #8 “Wiggle (featuring Snoop Dogg) losing momentum, an upcoming ascent into the Top 10 is very possible for the Australian singer-songwriter’s hit release.

Clean Bandit’s international crossover “Rather Be (featuring Jess Glynne),” which has parlayed its favorable reviews and “On the Verge” radio support into an explosive stateside run, rises ten places to #22 on the chart. A Top 20 run now appears definite for the effort, which continues to rise quickly at pop radio and on iTunes.

After debuting at #84 as part of last week’s “empowerment wave” with John Legend’s “You & I (Nobody in this World)” and Colbie Caillat’s “Try,” Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass” rockets to #54 on this week’s chart.

A steady riser at radio, “Bass” also surged to #18 on Billboard’s Digital Songs chart with weekly sales of 64,000 (+63%).

“Everything I Didn’t Say,” the final instant gratification release from 5 Seconds of Summer’s debut album, begins its run at #24 on the Hot 100. Of the band’s six Hot 100 hits, only “Amnesia” (#16) charted higher (breakthrough official single “She Looks So Perfect” peaked at the same #24).

“Weird Al” Yankovic’s “Word Crimes” starts at #39. It follows 1984’s “Eat It” (#12), 1992’s “Smells Like Nirvana” (#35) and 2006’s “White and Nerdy” (#9) as Yankovic’s fourth Top 40 hit across four decades.

Written by Brian Cantor

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