*OK, FINE - I have succumbed to the Ed Sheeran lovefest. He debuts at #20 this week.
* The chart for the week ending May 7 of last year was iconic because it had two debuts that week - Be The One by Dua Lipa, which debuted at #20 and shot to #1 2 weeks later, and Cheap Thrills <3, which ended up dethroning Dua 5 weeks later. Both songs finished in the the top ten of the year end, which Sia #1 and Dua at #7. Since then, they have charted similar paths - each has had two more #1s (Dua - Hotter Than Hell and Blow Your Mind; Sia - The Greatest and Never Give Up), and now both can say they've had two top ten hits in addition to that as Dua jumps into the top ten being featured on not one, but TWO songs.
*There's doubling up to a degree never seen before on that chart - as not only Dua, but Sia, Alan, and Sean Paul all have two songs in the top ten. There's been situations in which two artists were represented twice, but never so much as three (even last week, there were only two - No Lie instantly doubles two artists at once!).
*For good measure, Sia triples up in the top 20 this week. It's a good week for her as she maintains #1, sees Move Your Body move up to #3, and has the week's highest debut at #17.
*Scared to Be Lonely moves into the top ten. This is the fifth top ten for both artists.Retro Chart:
So, apparently this week in 2006 was the Invasion of the White Boys, with a bunch of one-hit wonder white guys dominating the top five. Panic was appearing in the top ten for the first time with their long-titled song. So far, they are in second place for most top tens (7) without a #1 - shared with The Weeknd. (Kanye is #1 with 12).