Dan + Shay with Justin Bieber are hanging in Billboard’s Top Ten with their collaboration ‘10,000 Hours‘ at the #8 spot.
At #9 is the welcome return of Dua Lipa with her new single ‘Don’t Start Now.’ Her sophomore album, Future Nostalgia, is due out on April 3. I was a huge fan of Lipa’s debut and, if this song is any indication, the new record should be a worthy follow-up.
Lewis Capaldi owns the #6 spot on this week’s Billboard Hot 100 with ‘Someone You Loved,’ a song that has been on this chart for 39 weeks now.
At #7 is ‘ROXANNE’ by Arizona Zervas, a young singer/rapper from Providence, Rhode Island (that’s gotta be a first). This song became a viral hit on TikTok and topped Spotify’s chart, becoming the first song by an unsigned artist to do so.
Two songs I’ve previously featured show up at #3 and #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week: ‘Circles’ by Post Malone, and ‘Memories’ by Maroon 5. But #5 gives us a newcomer to the blog.
Tones And I is the stage name of Australian singer-songwriter Toni Watson, and her song ‘Dance Monkey’ has been on quite the tear. With 24 weeks at #1 on the Australian charts, it broke a record that stretched back 77 years to Bing Crosby’s recording of ‘White Christmas.’
At #2 on this week’s Billboard Hot 100 is ‘Life is Good,’ a collaboration between rappers Future and Drake. This is the highest Future has ever charted on the Hot 100, while it’s Drake’s 10,000th song in the top ten. OK, maybe that’s a slight exaggeration.
In fact, Drake has now had 207 songs on the Hot 100, including 36 in the Top Ten and six at the #1 spot. The man is a juggernaut. His 207 Hot 100 songs (all since 2009) tie him for the most ever with — you’ll never guess it — the cast of Glee. Given that Glee is no longer releasing new music, Drake is sure to own that record outright the next time he commits his voice to tape.
It’s been three months since my last installment of ‘What the Kids are Listening To,’ wherein I feature the top songs on the current Billboard Hot 100 chart and reveal how out of touch I am with the modern music scene.
As is typical around the holiday period, there hasn’t been a whole lot of turnaround on the charts. Five of the Top Ten songs I covered in mid-November are still on the charts in mid-February. We do have new entrants in the top two slots, however.