We're counting down the five most popular songs in the Billboard Hot 100 Pop Singles chart, for the week ending May 16, 2015.
Our Top Five program turns two years old this week…and to celebrate, the Hot 100 has given us a brand new song!
Top 5 Songs for Week Ending May 16
1. "See You Again" Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie Puth
2. "Trap Queen" Fetty Wap
3. "Uptown Funk!" Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars
4. "Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)" The Weeknd
5. "Shut Up And Dance" Walk The Moon
It happens in fifth place, where Walk The Moon jumps two slots with “Shut Up And Dance.” Who is Walk The Moon you ask? Based in Cincinnati, Ohio, this band has been through several lineup changes since starting in 2008. The guys say they took their name from the old Police hit “Walking On The Moon.” The band members and their fans are known to wear lots of bright face paint at their shows.
The Weeknd treads water in fourth place with “Earned It,” which has sold one point five million copies here in the United States. Let’s talk about musicians and models: they just can’t seem to resist each other. The Weeknd joins the club, as U.S. media outlets report he’s dating 18-year-old model Bella Hadid. She’s the sister of model Gigi Hadid…who reportedly just broke up with singer Cody Simpson.
Falling a slot to number three are Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars with their former champ “Uptown Funk.” Three things you didn’t know about Bruno: His real name is Peter Hernandez…Bruno is his childhood nickname, in honor of famed wrestler Bruno Sammartino. He signed a solo contract in 2009, after becoming a successful writer/producer for other acts…and his brother Eric plays drums in his backing band, The Hooligans.
Fetty Wap may hit Hot 100 pay dirt with his debut single, as “Trap Queen” jumps a slot to second place. What is a "Trap Queen?" Well the Urban Dictionary defines it as a powerful female who’s loyal to her friends and family, and knows the ways of the streets inside and out.
Up at number one, Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth reign for a fourth straight week with “See You Again.” Speaking with the London Sun, Wiz said he and Harry Styles of One Direction are fans of each other…and Harry told Wiz he’d be the first rapper they’d ever work with. We haven’t heard any definite plans, but who knows?
We do know that we’ll meet again next week. Drop by and we’ll count ‘em down together.