We’re bonding with the five most popular songs in the Billboard Hot 100 Pop Singles Chart, for the week ending September 10, 2016.
Twenty One Pilots not only roars into the Top Five this week, they make history in the process.
Number 5: Twenty One Pilots "Ride"
It’s been a wild “Ride” for Twenty One Pilots this year: a million-selling album, a successful world tour, multiple hit singles and now…a place in the record books. “Ride” jumps a slot to fifth place, giving Twenty One Pilots two simultaneous singles in the Top Five. Only two other rock acts have accomplished this in the 58-year-history of the Hot 100 chart: Elvis Presley and The Beatles.
While you’re digesting that amazing piece of news, how about some more Twenty One Pilots music?
Number 4: Twenty One Pilots "Heathens"
Our history-making duo Twenty One Pilots holds in fourth place this week with “Heathens,” from the Suicide Squad soundtrack album. Songwriter Tyler Joseph says that although the movie inspired “Heathens,” he wanted it first and foremost to be a Twenty One Pilots song, and to make sense when performed in concert.
Number 3: Sia Featuring Sean Paul "Cheap Thrills"
Sia and Sean Paul take a step back in the chart this week, but no matter: one of pop’s biggest stars just gave her a huge thumbs-up.
Celine Dion says Sia is her favorite new singer. Writing in Billboard for the “New Pioneers” feature, Celine calls Sia “simply incredible,” and praises her for pursuing her own artistic vision in a tough industry. Celine also says her 15-year-old son is a big Sia fan.
Number 2: Major Lazer Featuring Justin Bieber & MO "Cold Water"
Major Lazer is back in the championship hunt, as “Cold Water” featuring Justin Bieber and MO rebounds a slot to number two.
Justin was recently on the BBC, and the conversation touched on his friendship with Ed Sheeran – the pair collaborated on the huge hit “Love Yourself.” Justin said Ed is a very likeable guy, but hopes he doesn’t do something stupid to mess up his career. Justin didn’t get any more specific. Ed Sheeran has been open about his use of drugs and alcohol, especially when he’s under stress.
Number 1: The Chainsmokers Featuring Halsey "Closer"
No stress at the top: The Chainsmokers and Halsey spend a second week luxuriating at number one with “Closer.” This hit features the first-ever vocal from group member Drew Taggart.
His bandmate Alex Pall tells Teen Vogue that an album is not in the immediate future – they’re still thinking about what a Chainsmokers album should sound like. They do, however, say several “Closer” remixes are in the works.
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