It’s all about girl power high atop the Billboard Hot 100, although a couple of mighty all-male groups make notable moves, as well.
Meghan Trainor’s Epic Records single “All About That Bass” leads an all-female top five for a fifth straight week, breaking the record for the most weeks in a row that women have kept men out of the region in the chart’s 56-year history. Meanwhile, Maroon 5 blasts 33-8 with “Animals” following the premiere of the song’s controversial video and One Direction debuts at No. 13 with “Steal My Girl,” the lead single from the group’s forthcoming album, Four, due Nov. 17.
As we do each Wednesday, when the sales/airplay/streaming-based Hot 100 is tabulated, let’s look at the numbers behind the top 10 and more.