By Rami Abou-Sabe
The Chainsmokers have quickly become one of the most divisive acts in pop music, but there is no denying the duo’s popularity. This week the EDM pair joined the likes of The Beatles and Bee Gees as only the third group to hold three simultaneous spots in the coveted top 10 of Billboard’s Hot 100.
Alex Pall and Drew Taggart make it onto the Hot 100 with the new Coldplay collaboration “Something Just Like This” (5), “Paris” (7), and “Closer” (10). “The Chainsmokers join elite company as only the third duo or group to log at least three concurrent top 10s, following The Beatles and Bee Gees, dating to the Hot 100’s Aug. 4, 1958, launch,” writes Billboard.
The Beatles charted for 10 weeks in 1964 with at least three simultaneous titles in the Hot 100’s top 10. On April 4th, 1964, the prolific hit makers held two weeks with five hits, marking the only time in chart history that an act monopolized the top five.
On the tails of their Saturday Night Fever soundtrack, the Bee Gees boogied their way to three simultaneous top 10s for two weeks in 1978.
The Chainsmokers impressive feat marks 39 years and two weeks since a group has achieved the top 10 trifecta.