This week’s chart is sponsored by Staples. Well, not really, but maybe it should be as two of the three debuts are by similarly named Chris Stapleton and Mavis Staples. Both have been chart regulars (dare I say it … “staples”?) the past couple of years. Stapleton earns his seventh hit in a little over two years with “Millionaire,” at No. 38. It’s the first hit from “From ‘A’ Room, Vol. 2,” his latest release. Volume one, earlier this year, spun off the No. 1 “Broken Halos” and the Top 5 “Second One to Know.” And Staples returns with her third chart appearance in the past two years, as “No Time for Crying” enters at No. 39. This follows her Top 10 comeback last year on “High Note” and a Top 20 featured role with Arcade Fire on “I Give You Power” earlier this year. This one is from her latest collection, “If All I Was Was Black.”
The non-Staple debut belongs to Fall Out Boy, entering at No. 40 with “Hold Me Tight or Don’t.” It’s the fifth Top 40 hit for the group and the first since “Uma Thurman” went to No. 3 in 2015.
Two superstar women of decades past make news this week. The late Donna Summer has the week’s biggest mover as her remake of Dan Fogelberg’s “Nether Lands” leaps from No. 29 to No. 12. And Pat Benatar earns her first charttopper in almost 30 years as “Dancing Through the Wreckage” moves 2-1. Her last time at the top came in 1988 with “All Fired Up.”