For the second week in a row, Kelly Clarkson continues her monopolization of the top 2, as her song from "The Hamilton Mixtape", "It's Quiet Uptown", stays at #1 for a second straight week as "Piece By Piece" track "Nostalgic" holds at #2. Kelly is the second artist to have the top 2 at the same time; the other artist to do so is Kate Voegele, whose former #1 "Free & Wild" holds at #3. Kate had the top 2 for a week in 2009 with "99 Times" and "Manhattan From The Sky".
Elsewhere in the top 10, Alessia Cara gets her third top 10, and second top 5, with her song from the Disney movie "Moana", and Rob Thomas gets his 19th top 10 hit overall with "I Think We'd Feel Good Together", the third top 10 from his latest album "The Great Unknown".
Just below the top 10, recent Canadian mainstays Carly Rae Jepsen and Shawn Mendes look top 10 bound, as does Melanie C; if she makes it, it will be her first since she hit the top 10 with the Spice Girls on "Headlines (Friendship Never Ends)", 9 years ago. Alicia Keys and Lady GaGa both reach the top 20 with their latest.
Entering the top 40 we have the return of Stevie Wonder, teaming up with recent chart mainstay Ariana Grande on a song from "Sing"; Lukas Graham's third top 40 hit all this year, the third top 40 from Green Day's "Revolution Radio" album, and Stef Lang's charity single "Stronger".
Coldplay's fifth chart appearance from "A Head Full Of Dreams", "Everglow", is this week's high debut at #69. Also, in memory of Leonard Cohen, another cover of his best-known song "Hallelujah" debuts at #71, by Theory Of A Deadman. The most successful version of this song on my chart was by Kate Voegele in 2008 - incidentally enough, about a month before Theory Of A Deadman's only #1 so far, "All Or Nothing"!