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Top 5 Songs for Week Ending Dec. 16

FILE - Members of Imagine Dragons, from left, Daniel Platzman, Wayne Sermon, Dan Reynolds and Ben McKee are seen in New York, June 20, 2017.

We're gathering the five most popular songs in the Billboard Hot 100 Pop Singles chart, for the week ending Dec. 16, 2017.

Winter is fast approaching here in the Northern Hemisphere, and sure enough, the chart freezes up this week, yielding no new titles.

Ray McDonald's Top 5 Countdown for Week Ending Dec. 16
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Number 5: Imagine Dragons "Thunder"

Imagine Dragons retreats a slot to fifth place with "Thunder." This Las Vegas band was rock's biggest crossover success story with two Top Five singles in 2017.

"Believer" and "Thunder" are streaming smashes, with nearly one billion combined plays. The group may also soon grab more Grammy wins: "Radioactive" took Best Rock Performance in 2014, and this year, "Thunder" and the "Evolve" album are both competing in separate Pop categories. Grammies get handed out on January 28.

Number 4: Lil Pump "Gucci Gang"

Lil Pump sinks a slot to fourth place with "Gucci Gang."

TMZ reports the 17-year-old rapper received a $345,000 advance from Warner Brothers to make his debut album. It's a five-album deal which reportedly will allow Lil Pump to keep 15 percent of the royalties from his debut album. He also reportedly receives a cut from merchandise sales.

Number 3: Ed Sheeran with Beyonce "Perfect"

Ed Sheeran and Beyonce climb two slots to third place with their remix of "Perfect."

Ed's not done with this song … on December 12 he announced that an orchestral version featuring Italian opera singer Andrea Bocelli will appear on December 15. Producing and orchestrating the song will be Ed's brother, Matt Sheeran.

Number 2: Camila Cabello Featuring Young Thug "Havana"

Camila Cabello and Young Thug just can't break free from second place with "Havana."

Camila and her former group Fifth Harmony both performed — separately of course — at the Z100 Jingle Ball in New York City on December 8. Camila reportedly had a brief but cordial backstage chat with Fifth Harmony member Lauren Jauregi. Camila left Fifth Harmony in December 2016.

Number 1: Post Malone Featuring 21 Savage "Rockstar"

While we await the arrival of Post Malone's "Beerbongs & Bentleys" album, let's rack up "Rockstar" for an eighth week at No. 1.

Post says he feels his breakout hit "White Iverson" remains his one truly good song. He says he used to perform it twice in concert to make up for his lack of worthy material.

There's no telling what will happen next week, but we hope you'll be back.