Another week of counting stats, and another week with ladies taking all 5 of the Top Positions on Billboard’s Hot 100.
Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Base,” still holds down the number 1 spot. That’s 5 weeks straight. If that’s not enough, the track is also Number 1 on the Digital Songs chart for a sixth week. It’s Number 1 on the Streaming Songs chart for a fifth week and Number 1 on the Radio Songs chart for a third week. Coming in at number two is Taylor Swift’s “Shake it Off,” also for a fifth week, followed by Iggy Azalea’s “Black Widow,” featuring Rita Ora at three, the Jessie J/Nicki Minaj/Ariana Grande collaboration “Bang Bang,” at four and Nicki’s “Anaconda” at five.
This marks the fifth straight week that the Top Five was dominated by women, breaking the record for the most weeks in a row women have held the top five spots. The previous record was held in 1999, when songs by Monica (“Angel of Mine”), Britney Spears (“…Baby One More Time”), Deborah Cox (“Nobody’s Supposed to Be Here”), Cher (“Believe”), Brandy (“Have You Ever?”), Whitney Houston (“Heartbreak Hotel,” featuring Faith Evans and Kelly Price) and Sarah McLachlan (“Angel”) combined to keep men out of the Top Five for four weeks. (Source: Billboard)