"The Box," released on Bird Vision/Atlantic Records, logs a 10th week at No. 1 on the Streaming Songs chart, up 2% to 49.1 million U.S. streams in the week ending March 5, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data, helped by the long-awaited Feb. 28 premiere of its official video.
The song is the first to post double-digit weeks at No. 1 on Streaming Songs since Lil Nas X's "Old Town Road" (featuring Billy Ray Cyrus), which ran up a record 20 weeks on top beginning last April.
The track rebounds 14-7 (returning to its peak) on Digital Song Sales, up 10% to 11,000 sold in the week ending March 5, while holding at its No. 8 high on Radio Songs, up less than 1% to 63.4 million all-format airplay audience impressions in the week ending March 8.
"The Box" concurrently rules the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rap Songs charts, which employ the same multi-metric methodology as the Hot 100, for a 10th week each.
Future's "Life Is Good," featuring Drake, notches its eighth consecutive week at No. 2 on the Hot 100, comprising its entire run on the chart so far. It also holds at No. 2 on Streaming Songs (35.4 million, down 13%), while rising 17-15 on Radio Songs (49.7 million, up 13%).
"Good" is first song ever to log its first eight weeks on the Hot 100 at No. 2 (after none previously began with more than four weeks at the rank). While the song could still ascend to No. 1, as of now it is one of just 10 entries in the Hot 100's history to spend as many as eight weeks peaking at No. 2. It's the first to do so since Ed Sheeran's "Thinking Out Loud" logged eight frames at its No. 2 high in January-March 2015. (Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott's "Work It" and Foreigner's "Waiting for a Girl Like You" share the mark for the most weeks peaking at No. 2: 10 each, in 2002-03 and 1981-82, respectively.)
Meanwhile, "Good" has posted all eight of its weeks at No. 2 on the Hot 100 below "The Box." How rare is it for two songs to rank at Nos. 1 and 2 for at least eight weeks, specifically with the latter never reaching the top (a fate, again, not yet sealed for "Good")? Here's an updated look at the longest-stretching such pairings:
No. 1: "Lose Yourself," Eminem / No. 2: "Work It," Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott, 2002-03
No. 1: "Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)," Los Del Rio / No. 2: "I Love You Always Forever," Donna Lewis, 1996
No. 1: "Physical," Olivia Newton-John / No. 2: "Waiting for a Girl Like You," Foreigner, 1981-82
No. 1: "The Box," Roddy Ricch / No. 2: "Life Is Good," Future feat. Drake, 2020
No. 1: "Uptown Funk!," Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars / No. 2: "Thinking Out Loud," Ed Sheeran, 2015
No. 1: "Smooth," Santana feat. Rob Thomas / No. 2: "Back at One," Brian McKnight, 1999-2000
No. 1: "The Boy Is Mine," Brandy & Monica / No. 2: "You're Still the One," Shania Twain, 1998
(The stats above pertain only to songs when they ranked at Nos. 1 and 2 together; for instance, while Foreigner's "Girl" peaked at No. 2 for nine weeks below "Physical," it tacked on another week at the rank beneath Daryl Hall and John Oates' "I Can't Go for That [No Can Do]," for 10 total weeks at its No. 2 peak.)
Dua Lipa's "Don't Start Now" rises 5-3 on the Hot 100, marking a new high for the song and the singer-songwriter, who earns her first top three Hot 100 hit. It holds at No. 2 on Radio Songs (95.3 million, up 5%), while gaining by 5% to 18.4 million streams and 10% to 12,000 sold.
Post Malone's "Circles" descends 3-4 on the Hot 100, after three nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1, as it adds an 11th week at No. 1 on Radio Songs (101.1 million, essentially even week-over-week).
Lady Gaga's "Stupid Love" launches at No. 5 on the Hot 100, marking her 16th top 10, and first since "Shallow" (with Bradley Cooper), which became her fourth No. 1 when it topped the March 9, 2019-dated chart. She logs her seventh debut in the top 10; her first since "Dope" started at No. 8 in November 2013; and her highest-bowing since "The Edge of Glory" opened at No. 3 in May 2011.
Plus, thanks to "Shallow" and "Stupid Love," Gaga boasts Hot 100 top 10s in consecutive years for the first time since she tallied two in 2010 and four in 2011.
Following its release (along with its official video) on Feb. 28, "Stupid Love" bounds in at No. 1 on Digital Song Sales with 53,000 sold, arriving as her seventh leader on the list. It begins at No. 9 on Streaming Songs with 19.7 million U.S. streams and No. 40 on Radio Songs with 23.7 million in audience.
Meanwhile, Gaga, who first hit the Hot 100's top 10 with her first No. 1, "Just Dance," featuring Colby O'Donis, in December 2008, becomes the fifth artist to have ranked in the top 10 in the 2000s, '10s and '20s, following Mariah Carey, Drake, Eminem and Maroon 5. (Carey also reached the top 10 in the 1990s.)
Somethin' extra-"stupid": "Stupid Love" is the second Hot 100 top 10 with "stupid" in its title. Nancy and Frank Sinatra's "Somethin' Stupid" spent four weeks at No. 1 in 1967.
"Stupid Love" concurrently vaults in at No. 1 on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, becoming Gaga's second leader, after "Applause" reigned for three weeks in August-September 2013 (following the chart's inception that January).
"Stupid Love" is the first single from Gaga's album Chromatica, due April 10.
Rounding out the Hot 100's top 10, Arizona Zervas' "Roxanne" keeps at No. 6, after peaking at No. 4; The Weeknd's "Blinding Lights" lifts 8-7 for a new best rank, as it dominates Hot R&B Songs for a second week; Tones and I's "Dance Monkey" drops 7-8, after climbing to No. 4; Maroon 5's "Memories" holds at No. 9, after hitting No. 2; and Justin Bieber's "Intentions," featuring Quavo, rebounds 11-10, after reaching No. 9.
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