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My Top 40 - 05/21/2017

May 21, 2017 | 40 songs

"Symphony" gets fourth week at #1, becomes longest running #1 of the year so far.

Clean Bandit and Zara Larsson spend a fourth non-consecutive week at the top of the chart with "Symphony", breaking a four-song tie for longest running #1 of 2017 so far. "Be The One", "Shape of You" and "Chained to the Rhythm" all spent three weeks at #1, while "Symphony" now matches "I Feel It Coming", which also got four weeks atop the chart. Before that, Sia and Sean Paul took "Cheap Thrills" to #1 on four charts as well. The last #1 to spend more time at the top of the chart was Rihanna and Drake's "Work", which got 7 non.-consecutive weeks there, from January to March 2016.

Ed Sheeran continues an upward trend with "Galway Girl", which jumps to #2, following it's #9 re-entry last week. It outpeaks "Castle on the Hill" (#24 this week, peaked at #3), which is still having an impressive run despite having to compete with former #1 "Shape of You" (#29 this week). Both "Castle" and "Shape" cross the 20-week mark as of this chart.

The Chainsmokers' "Bloodstream" jumps to #3 on it's third week. Should it move to #1 at any point, it would outpeak current single "Something Just Like This", which was blocked from the top spot by "Shape of You".

Paramore and Imagine Dragons follow with "Hard Times" stable at #4 and former #1 "Believer" down two to #5.

Another former #1, "It Ain't Me" drops #2-#6 on it's 14th week. Kygo debuts at #27 with new single "First Time", which features Ellie Goulding. Gomez has also kept busy since releasing "It Ain't Me", with 13 Reasons Why track "Only You" cracking the top 20 for a couple of weeks and new single "Bad Liar" expected to debut as soon as next week.

Halsey gets #7 this week with "Now Or Never", down a single spot from it's current #6 peak. Lady Gaga's "The Cure" drops from the top 5 for the first time, as "The Cure" moves to #8.

The last two members of the top 10 this week all reach new peaks. "Swalla" at #9 bests it's previous #10 highpoint, while Shakira's "Me Enamoré" becomes her third El Dorado top 10 hit, following "La Bicicleta" with Carlos Vives (#1), and "Chantaje" featuring Maluma (#2).

Katy Perry gets three songs inside top 40 this week: #1 hit "Chained to the Rhythm" recovers a bit to #20 on it's 15th week, current single "Bon Appétit" tries to counter it's lackluster #30 debut and subsequent drop to #32 with a Greatest-Gainer-worthy 10 week jump to #22, and PRISM smash "Dark Horse" featuring Juicy J re-entering at #37 due to strong recurrent play.

In fact, two more songs re-enter in a similar way to "Dark Horse": Former #1 "How Deep Is Your Love", by Calvin Harris and Disciples at #31, earning a 26th week on the chart, while Harris again re-enters with Rihanna on "We Found Love" at #38. While both "Horse" and "Love" pre-date this chart's creation, point totals suggest that both would have been #1 hits ("We Found Love" ranks #2 all-time, while "Dark Horse" was 2014's #1 song on the year-end chart)

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1Same position as last week
Clean Bandit featuring Zara Larsson - "Symphony" single cover artwork
4Same position as last week
Paramore - "Hard Times" single cover artwork
83Down this week
Lady Gaga - "The Cure" single cover artwork
111Down this week
Dua Lipa - "Be the One" single cover artwork
124Down this week
Alessia Cara - "Stay" single cover artwork
281Down this week
Lorde - Melodrama album cover artwork
29Same position as last week
Ed Sheeran - "Shape of You" single cover artwork
362Down this week
Drake - More Life album cover artwork
37-37New this week
 featuring - "Dark Horse" single cover artwork
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Greatest Gainer:

Katy Perry ft. Migos - "Bon Appétit" (moves up 32-22)

Dropping this week:

Stargate ft. P!nk, Sia - "Waterfall" (#27 peak, 2 weeks on the chart)
Zara Larsson - "I Would Like" (#17 peak, 10 weeks on the chart)
The Chainsmokers - "The One" (#30 peak, 4 weeks on the chart)
OneRepublic - "No Vacancy" (#31 peak, 2 weeks on the chart)