Lizzo’s “About Damn Time” topped the Billboard Hot 100 song chart, dropping from second place. The track becomes Lizzo’s second Hot 100 leader, after “Truth Hurts” topped for seven weeks from September 2019.
“Time” is taken from Lizzo’s new album, Specialwhich simultaneously debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 albums chart.
Elsewhere in the Hot 100 top 10, Kate Bush’s “Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)” hits a new high, up 4-3; Bad Bunny and Chencho Corleone’s ‘Me Porto Bonito’, at its best number 6, becomes the most-streamed song in the US – and becomes the first all-Spanish number 1 in streaming song chart history. ; and Harry Styles’ “Late Night Talking,” boosted by its new official video, returned to the Hot 100 top 10, jumping 11-9, after initially hitting No. 4 on its June debut.
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“About Damn Time,” released on Nice Life/Atlantic Records and the 1,139th Hot 100 No. 1 in the chart’s nearly 64-year history, completes a 14-week climb to the top, having debuted at No. 50 on the Chart dated April 30, with 88.2 million radio audience impressions streamed (up 3%), 14.3 million streams (up 18%) and 14,000 downloads sold ( up 29%, helped by reduced prices in the iTunes Store as it wins the first Sales Gainer honors on the Hot 100) during the July 15-21 tracking week, according to Luminate.
The track adds a third week at No. 1 on the Radio Songs chart and a second picture at the top of Digital Song Sales, while bouncing back to its best at No. 8, from No. 10, on Streaming Songs.
As mentioned earlier, the parent album “Time” Special, released on July 15, launches at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 with 69,000 equivalent album units. With her fourth LP, Lizzo hits new career highs in both charting and weekly album consumption.
Lizzo previously led the Hot 100 with her breakthrough hit “Truth Hurts” for seven weeks from September 2019. She also reached the top 10 with “Good as Hell” (Pic #3, November 2019) and “Rumors” , featuring Cardi B (#4, August 2021).
Chart watcher Jesper Tan, from Subang Jaya, Malaysia, whose extensive research we can swear to, wrote, anticipating Lizzo’s latest Hot 100 coronation, noting that her new No. 1 brings the word “damn” to the summit for the first time. Previously, YoungBloodz, featuring Lil Jon, reached No. 4 with “Damn!” in 2003. Honorable mention to rock band Damn Yankees, who reached No. 3 with “High Enough” 1991. Lizzo scores the first No. 1 with “about” in its title since…just March, when the set Encanto the hit “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” spent its fifth and final week at the top. Much more time has passed between No. 1s with ‘time’ in their titles: Lizzo reaches the first such leader since Ja Rule’s ‘Always on Time’, featuring Ashanti, who reigned for two weeks in 2002 .
Also notably, “Time” interpolates “Hey! DJ”, which the World’s Famous Supreme Team shot to No. 15 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart in 1984 and has now been revamped in two Hot 100 No. 1s: before ” Time,” “Honey,” which samples “Hey! DJ,” landed three weeks early in September 1997.
“Time” simultaneously crowns the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot R&B Songs multi-metric charts, which use the same multi-metric methodology as the Hot 100, for a third and 10th week, respectively.
‘Time’ claims the top spot on the Hot 100 after Harry Styles’ ‘As It Was’, which falls to No. 2 after 10 weeks at No. 1, with 73 million stream viewership (down 2%), 17.4 million streams (down 4%) and 5,000 sold (+6%). Still, “As It Was” topped the Songs of the Summer chart for an eighth week as it led the seasonal chart, which tracks the top songs between Memorial Day and Labor Day every week this year. .
Kate Bush’s “Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)” climbs to a new No. 3 Hot 100 peak, from No. 4. Again helped by its sync in Netflix’s fourth season stranger things, the song, originally released in 1985 (when it peaked at #30), jumped 15-10 on Radio Songs (39.8 million, up 26%, good for the Hot’s top Airplay Gainer 100), becoming Bush’s first top 10 on the tally. It dropped 10% to 19.3 million streams and 23% to 10,000 sold in the tracking week.
“Hill” simultaneously becomes Bush’s first top 10 on Pop Airplay, Adult Pop Airplay and Adult Contemporary, pushing 12-10 on each chart, while advancing 6-5 on Alternative Airplay, where it is his fifth top 10 (and , now her second top five hit, after “Love and Anger” led for three weeks in December 1989).
‘Hill’, Bush’s first Hot 100 top 10 finisher, completes longest run to top three in terms of years from chart debut to top five – 36 years, 10 months and three weeks – for a non-holiday hit in the history of the list, and the third longest such increase overall.
Longest climbs to the Billboard Hot 100 Top 3 (as of debut date):
Age 61, two weeks: “Jingle Bell Rock,” Bobby Helms, Dec. 22, 1958-Jan. 4, 2020
Age 59, One Week: “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,” Brenda Lee, Dec. 12, 1960-Dec. 21, 2019
36 years, 10 months, three weeks: “Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)”, Kate Bush, September 7, 1985 – July 30, 2022
19: “All I want for Christmas is you,” Mariah Carey, Jan. 8, 2000-Jan. 5, 2019
16 years, four months, one week: “Bohemian Rhapsody”, Queen, January 3, 1976-May 9, 1992
Three of the songs above are holiday tunes, boosted in recent years by the growth of streaming, while Queen’s classic, like Bush’s, got its own sync, in the 1992 hit Saturday Night Live spin-off movie Wayne’s World.
“Hill” also topped the Hot Rock & Alternative Songs, Hot Rock Songs and Hot Alternative Songs multi-metric charts for a seventh week each.
Jack Harlow’s “First Class” drops 3-4 on the Hot 100, after three weeks at No. 1 from its first week in April, as it adds a 13th week atop the Hot Rap Songs multi-metric chart , and Future’s “Wait for U,” featuring Drake and Tems, ranked at No. 5 on the Hot 100, following a week at No. 1 from its first week in May.
Bad Bunny and Chencho Corleone’s “Me Porto Bonito” continues at No. 6 on the Hot 100 and goes up 2-1 on Streaming Songs (21.1 million streams, basically even week-over-week). The track becomes each act’s first streaming song leader – as well as Luis’ first all-Spanish No. 1 since the chart debuted in January 2013. Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, starring Justin Bieber, topped for 16 frames in 2017.
“Porto” Tops Hot Latin Songs Multi-Metric Chart For 10th Week And Parent Album A Verano Sin Ti topped the Billboard 200 for a sixth week.
Beyoncé’s “Break My Soul” climbs 9-7 on the Hot 100, returning to its highest ranking ever. The first single from his album Renaissancedue July 29, orders the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs multi-meter chart for a fourth week.
Glass Animals’ “Heat Waves” plunges 7-8 on the Hot 100, after five weeks at No. 1 from March. It records its 79th week on the chart, tied for the third-longest run in the list’s history (and is the only such hit to have ranked in the top 10 until its 79th frame).
Most weeks totaled on the Billboard Hot 100:
90, “Blinding Lights”, The Weeknd, peak #1 (for four weeks), from April 4, 2020
87, “Radioactive”, Imagine Dragons, n° 3, July 6, 2013
79, “Heat Waves,” Glass Animals, No. 1 (five weeks), from March 12, 2022
79, “Sail”, AWOLNATION, n° 17, October 12, 2013
77, “Levitation”, Dua Lipa, n° 2, May 22, 2021
76, “I am yours”, Jason Mraz, n° 6, September 20, 2008
Harry Styles’ “Late Night Talking” revisits the Hot 100 top 10 at No. 9, rising from No. 11, after hitting No. 4 on its June debut. Boosted by its new official video, which premiered on July 13, the song garnered 46.9 million radio audiences (up 14%) and 9.5 million streams (tied with a week earlier) and sold for 2,000 (up 2%) from July 15 through week 21 of tracking.
Rounding out the Hot 100 top 10, Drake’s “Jimmy Cooks” drops 8-10, four weeks after its No. 1 debut.
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