We’re off and running with the five most popular songs in the Billboard Hot 100 Pop Singles chart, for the week ending July 29, 2017.
The deck gets shuffled this week, but my friends…the cards remain the same.
Number 5: Ed Sheeran “Shape of You”
Ed Sheeran is still your man in fifth place with his former title-holder “Shape Of You.”
Ed created controversy with his cameo role on the season premiere of “Game Of Thrones” – many viewers seemed to hate it. Sophie Turner, who portrays Sansa Stark on the series, accidentally told her friend and co-star Maisie Williams that Ed would be on the show. Maisie is a Sheeran superfan, and the show’s creators arranged his appearance as a surprise for her.
Number 4: Bruno Mars “That’s What I Like”
No real surprises in fourth place: Bruno Mars slips a slot with “That’s What I Like.” This song is now the longest-running champion single in the history of Billboard Magazine’s Hot R & B Songs chart. It’s no longer number one – but it held the title for 20 consecutive weeks. The chart has only been around since 2012, but still…well done, Bruno.
…and well done, Justin Bieber, who turns up in not one but two songs this week.
Number 3: DJ Khaled Featuring Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance The Rapper and Lil Wayne “I’m The One”
DJ Khaled steps back a slot to third place with “I’m The One,” featuring Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance The Rapper and Lil Wayne.
This week, Justin cancelled the remaining dates of his Purpose world tour. His management cited “unforeseen circumstances,” while manager Scooter Braun mentioned concerns over Justin’s “soul and well-being.” Justin Bieber has been on the road for most of the past 16 months.
Number 2: DJ Khaled Featuring Rihanna & Bryson Tiller “Wild Thoughts”
DJ Khaled jumps two notches to second place with “Wild Thoughts,” featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller. It just went number one in the United Kingdom, becoming Khaled’s second U.K. chart champ after “I’m The One.” It’s Bryson Tiller’s first trip to number one, but Rihanna has been here before: this is her ninth career U.K. pop singles title.
Number 1: Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber “Despacito”
Here in the States, Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber still rule the roost with “Despacito.”
Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee have criticized Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro for using “Despacito” at a political rally. Both Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee went on social media to denounce his use of the song.
That’s it for this week…join us in seven days for another star-packed lineup.