It’s hard to believe as recently as early as August, the Top 10 was completely full of songs that had been on the charts 10 or more weeks. This week, only “Sun Comes Up” by Rudimental featuring James Arthur can claim that distinction, as lots of newer hits continue to push up the countdown.
Taking big leaps into the Top 10 are the latest by Kate Voegele (“Sun Will Rise”) and Chris Stapleton (“Second One to Know”), each in their seventh week on the chart. Moving even faster is Kelly Clarkson, whose “Love So Soft” moves 19-9 in week three. And in the top two are songs that have been on the chart only a month: Wrabel’s “The Village” and “1-800-273-8255” by Logic, Alessia Cara and Khalid.
After being chartbound for quite awhile, Darius Rucker and Kings of Leon debut, respectively, with “For the First Time” and “Around the World.” Meantime, Maroon 5 hit for the 12th time with “What Lovers Do,” featuring SZA, at No. 39, and Niall Horan follows his Top 5 “Slow Hands” (still in the countdown at No. 35) with “Too Much to Ask.”
This week, “Hard Love” by Needtobreathe featuring Andra Day and “So Tied Up” by Cold War Kids join a fairly exclusive club: songs that spent 20 or more weeks in the countdown in 2017. The others were Danny Gokey’s “If You Ain’t In It” (22 weeks), Leela James’ “All Over Again” (21 weeks), Gavin DeGraw’s “Something Worth Saving” and X Ambassadors’ “Hoping” (20 weeks).