Accessibility links

Top 5 Songs for Week Ending Jan. 23

  • Ray McDonald

FILE - Tyler Joseph and Twenty One Pilots performs at the Big Ticket Fest at Metropolitan Park in Jacksonville, Fla.

FILE - Tyler Joseph and Twenty One Pilots performs at the Big Ticket Fest at Metropolitan Park in Jacksonville, Fla.

These are the five most popular songs in the Billboard Hot 100 Pop Singles chart, for the week ending January 23, 2016.

What a week! Where do we start: with the new number one song or the brand-new addition at number five?


Number 5: Twenty One Pilots "Stressed Out"

Let’s begin at the beginning: twenty one pilots is your new addition to the lineup as “Stressed Out” jumps four slots to fifth place.

Twenty one pilots is the duo of Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun from Columbus, Ohio. The band formed in 2009 – it went through a lineup change before becoming a two-piece in 2011. The guys signed a major-label record deal in 2012, and their second studio album "Blurryface" hit number one last year. Twenty one pilots kicks off a European tour on February 3 in Hamburg, Germany.

FILE - Rapper Drake poses at the premiere of "Get Hard" at the TCL Chinese theatre in Hollywood, Calif.

FILE - Rapper Drake poses at the premiere of "Get Hard" at the TCL Chinese theatre in Hollywood, Calif.

Number 4: Drake "Hotline Bling"

Drake holds in fourth place with “Hotline Bling,” and the gift you never knew you wanted is now available…Do you want a Drake coloring book? Well of course you do, who wouldn’t? Now you can get one: the 32-page book costs $10 and features black and white illustrations from 15 different artists.

Justin Bieber arrives at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Nov. 22, 2015, in Los Angeles.

Justin Bieber arrives at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Nov. 22, 2015, in Los Angeles.

Number 3: Justin Bieber "Love Yourself"

Justin Bieber treads water in third place with “Love Yourself.” Justin kicks off his world tour on March 9 in Seattle, Washington, and TMZ reports it should be quite a show. The working concept opens with a visual display of clouds and storms, symbolizing the trials and problems Justin has endured for the past couple years. The clouds break…and Justin descends from the ceiling. That’s the plan anyway.

FILE - Adele performs "Rolling in the Deep" at the 54th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, Calif.

FILE - Adele performs "Rolling in the Deep" at the 54th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, Calif.

Number 2: Adele "Hello"

Storm clouds are gathering for Adele, as “Hello” drops to number two after leading the list for 10 weeks. She’s still breaking all kinds of records, though…The video has just reached one billion YouTube views in a record time of 88 days. In addition, her “Carpool Karaoke” video with talk show host James Corden has become the most-watched video of any late-night show since 2013. If you haven’t seen it, go to my Twitter page, @rayonthehits. It’s spectacular!

FILE - Justin Bieber performs during the Power 96.1 Jingle Ball at Philips Arena in Atlanta.

FILE - Justin Bieber performs during the Power 96.1 Jingle Ball at Philips Arena in Atlanta.

Number 1: Justin Bieber "Sorry"

Speaking of spectacular, meet your new Hot 100 champ. Justin Bieber takes the crown with “Sorry.” This is his second U.S. champion single, following “What Do You Mean?”

By the way, Justin has purple hair now…I just thought you might want to know.

What color will it be next week? Let’s find out together! Join me us seven days for an all-new edition.

XS
SM
MD
LG