Taylor Swift’s “Anti-Hero” retains its hold atop the Billboard Hot 100 chart this week, marking its fourth consecutive run at the top since its Oct. 21 release.
“Anti-Hero”, the first music video for “Midnights” to be released and the first song to be promoted on radio, garners 58.6 million radio audience impressions in the tracking week of 11-17 November, an increase of 14% over the past week.
In 2014, Swift’s pop hit “Shake It Off” also held atop the chart for four consecutive weeks, matching “Anti-Hero” for the singer’s second-longest reign on the chart since taking over. control of “Blank Space” in 2014-15.
It’s been three weeks since Swift became the first artist in history to crack the top 10 spots on the Hot 100 in a single week. (The previous record holder was Drake, who managed to lock down nine out of 10 songs when “Certified Lover Boy” was released last year.)
As previously reported, “Midnights” also topped the Billboard 200 album chart this week, claiming a third non-consecutive week at the top and taking over the spot from “Her Loss” by Drake and 21 Savage.
All download sales are generally relatively negligible in the streaming-based market, but individual sales of Swift’s “Anti-Hero” saw a significant percentage drop this week, with a modest 29,000 titles sold – due from the impact of returning to earth after the previous week, seven new limited-time remixes were released, which impacted sales at the time by an increase of 1,793% (327,000 sold) .
Meanwhile, David Guetta and Bebe Rexha’s “I’m Good (Blue)” entered the top 10 singles chart at No. 7, amassing 52.9 million viewership impressions. The dance-focused song, which interpolates Eiffel 65’s 2000 hit “Blue (Da Ba Dee)”, had been hacked, swapped and remixed over the past few years; eventually, in 2022, the banger found its way to TikTok.
“I was just scrolling on TikTok and heard a girl singing to a remix of ‘Blue,'” Rexha said. Variety in an interview in October. “I was like, ‘Damn, David and I had an idea to do this at the time.'” She sent it to her social media manager who quickly informed her that she was actually listening to her own song. “I go to YouTube and it has 30 million views. I’ve been told it pops up on YouTube every year, goes viral, and then gets deleted.
Guetta earned her seventh top 10 single and first since 2015’s “Hey Mama,” which also featured Rexha, as well as Nicki Minaj and Afrojack. Rexha Records Fourth Top 10 Hit, After “Hey Mama”; “Me, Myself and Me,” with G-Eazy (#7, 2016); and “Meant To Be”, with Florida Georgia Line (No. 2, 2018).
Drake and 21 Savage occupy the No. 2, 6, 9 and 10 spots on the list with tracks from their joint LP “Her Loss”. “Rich Flex” retains its previous second place, followed by “Major Distribution” (3-6), “Spin Bout U” (5-9) and “On BS” (4-10).
Sam Smith and Kim Petras’ “Unholy” returns to No. 3 after being knocked down to No. 10 by Drake and 21’s stranglehold on the singles chart last week. The song has since been nominated for a Grammy (Best Pop Duo/Group Performance) at the 2023 awards.
Steve Lacy’s “Bad Habit” rebounds 13-4 on the Hot 100 and Harry Styles’ “As It Was” goes up 17-5. Rihanna’s “Lift Me Up” from the “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” soundtrack climbed to eighth place, helped by the film’s successful $181 million debut in North America.