Billboard Hot 100 Analysis: 10/30/2014

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BY RYAN MILOWICKI

Welcome back for another analysis of the Billboard Hot 100! Here’s all you need to know about the chart released today.

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN

  1. All About That Bass by Meghan Trainor
  2. Shake It Off by Taylor Swift
  3. Habits (Stay High) by Tove Lo
  4. Bang Bang by Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj
  5. Animals by Maroon 5
  6. Black Widow by Iggy Azalea f/Rita Ora
  7. Don’t Tell ‘Em by Jeremih f/YG
  8. Hot Boy by Bobby Shmurda
  9. Take Me To Church by Hozier
  10. Stay With Me by Sam Smith

By moving 7-5 this week, Maroon 5’s “Animals” breaks up the all-female hold on the Top 5, ending the record-breaking streak at seven weeks straight. Still, “All About That Bass” registers an eighth consecutive week atop the Hot 100, and “Habits (Stay High)” inches 4-3 to reach a new peak.

The only new entry to the Top 10 this week is certainly a big one. Jumping 33-9, Irish rocker Hozier rides the momentum of his¬†Saturday Night Live¬†performance all the way into the chart’s uppermost region. For an artist with no prior Hot 100 activity, it’s truly remarkable to see a rapid upswing like this, and I’ll definitely be curious to see what “Take Me To Church” will be capable of in the coming weeks.

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