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Hot 100: Maroon 5’s “Animals” Rockets into Top 40

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When it comes to the current music scene, few songs are exploding with the ferocity of Maroon 5’s “Animals.” This week’s Billboard Hot 100 helps illustrate the song’s relentless growth.

“Animals,” the follow-up to Maroon 5’s top ten single “Maps,” surges eighteen spots to a new high of #33 on the weekly, all-encompassing Hot 100. In doing so, the song becomes the band’s seventh consecutive top 40 hit and fourteenth overall.

Its next objective is to follow in the footsteps of the last six Maroon 5 singles and reach the top ten. Given its surging airplay (it is already in the Top 30 at pop and hot adult contemporary radio) and immense sales (it is currently #9 on iTunes), such an achievement seems comfortably within the realm of possibility.

Further assistance will come from the music video, which has amassed more than 5 million YouTube views since debuting Monday.

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

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