Song of the Day #5,136: ‘ WAIT FOR U’ – Future feat. Drake, Tems

Kate Bush enters the Billboard Top Ten for the first time in her career, as Stranger Things has pushed ‘Running Up That Hill’ all the way to #4 (and counting?). I wrote about the phenomenon a couple of weeks ago. This song has now earned Bush close to $4 million in streaming royalties. Wowza.

At #5 is ‘WAIT FOR U,’ a track by rapper Future featuring a verse from Drake and a sample of Nigerian vocalist Tems. This song previously hit #1, giving Drake his 10th chart-topping hit. Additionally, it debuted in the top spot, giving Drake his sixth #1 debut, the most by any artist. Previously, he was tied at five with Ariana Grande and BTS.

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Song of the Day #4,892: ‘Essence’ – Wizkid feat. Justin Bieber & Tems

Happy Thanksgiving to my readers in the United States! And what better way to celebrate the holiday than with a song by Nigerian singer Wizkid?

‘Essence’ is a duet with fellow Nigerian vocalist Tems in which the two flirt over Afrobeat rhythms. The version that sits at #11 on this week’s Hot 100 (one slot behind Dua Lipa’s ‘Levitating’) also features a verse by Justin Bieber.

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