We’re parading the five most popular songs in the Billboard Hot 100 pop singles chart, for the week ending January 17, 2015.
We get some real action this week. What sort of action, you ask? Well, how about one new song and a new champion?
Top 5 Songs for Week Ending Jan. 17
- "Uptown Funk!" Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars
- "Blank Space" Taylor Swift
- "Take Me To Church" Hozier
- "Thinking Out Loud" Ed Sheeran
- "Lips Are Movin'" Meghan Trainor
Let’s start in fifth place, where Meghan Trainor loses a slot with “Lips Are Movin.” Her first full-length album Title is out this week. Meghan denies dating Nick Jonas’ manager, Cory Andersen. U.S. tabloids say they’ve been together since November, but Meghan says they’re just good friends.
Rebounding three slots to fourth place is Ed Sheeran, with “Thinking Out Loud.” Ed will perform next month at the Grammy ceremony. The first list of performers appeared online on January 13 - he’ll join Ariana Grande, AC/DC, Eric Church, and Madonna. The big night happens on February 8.
Andrew Hozier-Byrne of the band Hozier performs in concert during the Sweetlife Festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion on May 10, 2014, in Columbia, Maryland.
Holding in third place is Hozier, with his Song of the Year Grammy nominee “Take Me To Church.” The Irish singer is prepping for a big event of his own. He’ll perform at the gigantic New Orleans Jazz Fest on its opening day, April 24. That’s not all: April 18 will find Hozier in Southern California at the trendy Coachella Festival.
Taylor Swift performs on ABC's "Good Morning America" in Times Square, Oct. 30, 2014, in New York.
Here’s where the real action is: Taylor Swift loses her championship, as “Blank Space” falls to second place. On January 12, Republic Records’ radio promotion team revealed the next single from Taylor’s 1989 album will be “Style.” She reportedly wrote it about her time with Harry Styles of One Direction. It impacts U.S. radio on February 10.
Mark Ronson poses for a photo at Jeff Bhasker Studio, in Venice, California.
Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars sure impact the Hot 100 this week, as “Uptown Funk” jumps a slot to number one. It also ends 19 weeks of female domination atop the Billboard Hot 100 Pop Singles chart.
What happens next week? There’s only one way to find out: join us in seven days!