Once again, BTS is in charge of the Hot 100 with their latest hit, which may very well end up being declared the song of the summer when the season ends to the rhythm of sale, broadcast, and radio presentation. Behind the South Korean septet, several musicians hit the chart for the first time, while a handful of incredibly successful acts return with new victories.
Here’s a look at five of the biggest moves on this week’s Hot 100 singles chart.
No. 1 – BTS – “Butter”
More than half of all the songs that have debuted at No. 1 on the Hot 100 throughout the list’s decades of existence have dropped from No. 1 the following week, as interest in the tune it disappears. Fortunately, that fate wasn’t reserved for BTS’s “Butter,” who this time holds the ranking for the second consecutive turn. “Butter” is BTS’s second track to drop at No. 1 on the Hot 100 and hold the spot for a second turn, as “Dynamite” accomplished the feat last summer. The other immediate ruler of the band, “Life Goes On”, slid down from the top very quickly.
No. 17 – The Weeknd – “Blinding Lights”
Ranging from 22nd to 17th is “Blinding Lights,” the biggest hit of The Weeknd’s already illustrious career. The track is making history every time it takes hold and finds space on the tally, and this frame marks seventy-eight on the list. That number means it is now the third longest song of all time, breaking a tie for third place with Jason Mraz’s “I’m Yours.” Next week, it will almost certainly tie Awolnation’s “Sail” for the second longest track ever.
No. 36 – Dierks Bentley – “Gone”
Country superstar Dierks Bentley is back inside the top 40 on the Hot 100 with his current single “Gone,” which has now become a hit on the account. The musician has now scored at least 10 such placements within the important area of his career, and the tune is headlining his next album and starting that campaign off right.
No. 62 – Eminem – “Killer (with Jack Harlow & Cordae)”
Six months after launching your last project Music to Get Killed – Side B, which essentially served as a deluxe edition of their album Music to be killed for, Eminem is back not with a new tune, but with a remix of one of the most popular tracks from that set. “Killer” now features Jack Harlow and Cordae, and opens at No. 62 on the Hot 100, which brings Em and Harlow back on track. This new song marks Cordae’s first hit on the all-genre tally.
No. 81 – Lil Baby and Lil Durk – “Voices of the Heroes”
Before the release of their joint album The Voice of the Heroes, Lil Durk and Lil Baby released the title track as the lead single, and fans were quick to hear it. Now, it hits No. 81 on the Hot 100, and in just a few days, the set is expected to open at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. When this list is updated again, the two rappers are likely to occupy several. spaces with at least part of the list.