The Chainsmokers' "#Selfie" is the top new entry on this week's Hot 100 at #55. The song debuts just days after Oscar host Ellen DeGeneres engineered the most star-studded selfie of all time on the Academy Awards. The Chainsmokers are a New York City-based DJ/producer duo consisting of Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall.
"#Selfie" sold 53K digital copies this week, which represents a 114% increase over last week's total of 25K. The song’s official video has scored more than 4 million YouTube views.
Hits Magazine describes the track as "a send-up of self-obsessed club kids that’s reminiscent of Frank and Moon Zappa’s ’80s hit 'Valley Girl.'" That song reached #32 in September 1982.
For sheer speediness in getting on top of a cresting cultural phenomenon, "#Selfie" rivals Ray Stevens' 1974 hit "The Streak," which was climbing to #1 as that fad was spreading across the country. (You may recall that that phenomenon also made it to that year's Oscar telecast, as a streaker interrupted the proceedings.)Read More »from Chart Watch: The Perfectly Timed “Selfie”