Song of the Day #4,891: ‘Heat Waves’ – Glass Animals

English electropop group Glass Animals lands at #10 on Billboard’s Hot 100 with ‘Heat Waves,’ a beat-heavy but melancholy tune. ‘Heat Waves’ broke a Billboard record for the longest climb to the top ten, finally cracking the barrier in its 42nd week.

Like so many songs these days, this one owes its success to TikTok, and millions of views of people mournfully lip-syncing the chorus while pining for an absent loved one. Almost every song in the current top ten has featured prominently in a TikTok trend.

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