Song of the Day #5,016: ‘abcdefu’ – Gayle

In the #4 spot on the latest Billboard Hot 100, we have ‘abcdefu’ by 17-year-old singer-songwriter Gayle. This catchy kiss-off track has spent 17 weeks on the chart and peaked at #3 before sliding back a spot.

Many songs on the Hot 100 these days owe their popularity to TikTok. This one owes its very existence to the social platform. Gayle asked her TikTok followers for song ideas and liked the suggestion from one to write a song that included the alphabet. I wonder if that fan is trying to get a cut of the profits.

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