Song of the Day #4,886: ‘Way 2 Sexy’ – Drake feat. Future & Young Thug

It wouldn’t be a ‘What the Kids are Listening To’ week if Drake didn’t make an appearance. The Canadian rapper has taken up permanent residence on the Billboard Hot 100.

‘Way 2 Sexy’ is one of a record 259 songs Drake has placed on this chart, and one of 54 in the top ten (also a record). This is his 9th song to reach #1.

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Song of the Day #4,885: ‘Shivers’ – Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran has two songs in the top six this week, with ‘Shivers’ joining ‘Bad Habits.’ This one is on the rise, and might just leap-frog its sister song in coming weeks.

Of the two songs, I definitely prefer ‘Bad Habits.’ This one is fine but doesn’t grab me the way ‘Bad Habits’ does, at least not on my first listen.

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Song of the Day #4,884: ‘Fancy Like’ – Walker Hayes

Country songs don’t often make it to the top tier of the Billboard Hot 100. Lil Nas X’s ‘Old Town Road’ (hardly a traditional country song) is the only one to hit #1 in the last decade. Before that, only six songs in the previous 40 years accomplished that feat.

Walter Hayes’ ‘Fancy Like’ didn’t quite make it to #1, but it did peak at #3 and sits at #5 this week. Like so many songs these days, this one got its boost from TikTok, when Hayes recorded a video of him and his daughter dancing to the track. It racked up 2 1/2 million views and became the soundtrack of many a TikTokker’s clips.

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Song of the Day #4,883: ‘Bad Habits’ – Ed Sheeran

Lil Nas X owns the third spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 with ‘Industry Baby,’ his third single to reach #1.

At #4 is an artist with only two #1 hits so far, but nine in the top ten and 43 in the Hot 100. Ed Sheeran’s ‘Bad Habits’ has spent 19 weeks on the chart, peaking at #2 in August but falling just short of joining ‘Shape of You’ and ‘Perfect’ at #1.

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Song of the Day #4,882: ‘Stay’ – The Kid LAROI feat. Justin Bieber

For the next two weeks, I’m taking my first look in six months at “What the Kids are Listening To,” a snapshot of the top songs on Billboard’s Hot 100 (as of November 10).

Sitting at the #1 spot is Adele’s ‘Easy On Me,’ which has occupied that perch since its debut a month ago.

At #2 is ‘Stay’ by Australian rapper Kid LAROI and Justin Bieber. The pair previously collaborated on a track for Bieber’s album Justice, released earlier this year.

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