We’re getting busy with the five most popular songs in the Billboard Hot 100 Pop Singles chart, for the week ending April 25, 2015.
Big things are happening in the hit list this week.
Let’s begin in fifth place, where Ed Sheeran holds steady with “Thinking Out Loud.” Ed says he’s already in talks with the producers of the hit TV show Game Of Thrones to shoot a guest role. He tells the London Sun that he’s determined to score at least a cameo appearance. Ed has an ally on the inside: he and Maisie Williams, who portrays heroine Arya Stark, became friends on Twitter.
We get a new song this week! New Jersey rapper Fetty Wap breaks into the lineup in fourth place, as “Trap Queen” jumps two slots to fourth place. This is the first hit record for Lyor Cohen’s 300 Entertainment label. Lyor’s a hip-hop veteran, having led Def Jam Recordings and the Warner Music Group.
Maroon 5 steps back a slot to number three with “Sugar.” When it comes to self-promotion, lead singer Adam Levine is no slouch. Levine, also a team leader on the U.S. edition of The Voice, brought his band onstage last week to perform this song before a national audience.
Here’s where the big change comes: Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars end their 14-week championship run, as “Uptown Funk” falls to second place. Mark grew up around hit songs… Hits come naturally to Mark: his stepfather, Mick Jones, co-founded the rock band Foreigner, and wrote the mega-hit “I Want To Know What Love Is” for Mark’s mother.
Everybody, give it up for your new number one song! Wiz Khalifa jumps nine notches to first place with “See You Again” featuring breakout YouTube star Charlie Puth. It carries a sad back-story: A soundtrack hit from the film Furious 7, it pays tribute to actor Paul Walker, who died at age 40 in a 2013 car crash.
So there you go: a new lineup featuring a new champion. Will Wiz and Charlie extend their lead? We'll find out next week!