Lana Del Rey's 'Honeymoon' Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks
Bring Me the Horizon and Carly Rae Jepsen also start in the top 10. Plus, a new cut from Calvin Harris debuts!
Lana Del Rey emerged from the shadows this week to release “Honeymoon,” which bows at No. 1 on the Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks chart dated Aug. 1. The singer unveiled the song on July 14 via YouTube and her social networks, noting it serves as the title track from her upcoming fourth studio album. Honeymoon follows 2014’s Ultraviolence, which became the singer’s first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200. Del Rey’s resurgence prompts a boost in her social activity, with Twitter mentions up to 83,300 for the week ending July 19, according to Next Big Sound -- a surge of 495 percent.
Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks is a weekly ranking of the most shared and/or mentioned songs on Twitter in the U.S., ranked by the volume of shares over a seven-day period (Monday to Sunday).
“Happy” Start for Horizon: Bring Me the Horizon also nets a top five start on Top Tracks with “Happy Song,” which enters at No. 5. The British heavy metal band premiered the single during a July 12 BBC Radio 1 broadcast, and the clip’s official YouTube audio has gathered more than 2.6 million worldwide plays to date. “Song” will be included on the group’s upcoming fifth album, That’s The Spirit, their maiden release with Columbia Records. They were previously signed to Epitaph Records and all three of their albums with the label reached the Billboard 200. Suicide Season peaked at No. 107 in December 2008, while There Is A Hell Believe Me I’ve Seen It climbed to No. 17 in October 2010. Their most recent set, Sempiternal, just missed becoming the band’s first top 10 effort, reaching No. 11 in April 2013.
Carly Rae “Runs” to Top 10: Meanwhile, Carly Rae Jepsen nabs a No. 8 arrival for “Run Away With Me.” The singer premiered the song’s travel-themed music video on the July 17 edition of NBC’s Today, and it has since grabbed more than 1.3 million global views on YouTube (through July 21). With the debut, Jepsen earns her second top 10 hit on the year-old Top Tracks survey. Prior single “I Really Like You” reached No. 1 for two non-consecutive weeks earlier this year. “Run” is the second single from the Canadian pop star’s third album, Emotion, due Aug. 21. Emotion follows 2012’s Kiss, which contained the monster Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 hit, “Call Me Maybe.”
Calvin’s “Deep” Cut Debuts: Hitmaker Calvin Harris earns his sixth entry on Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks as “How Deep Is Your Love,” a collaboration with Disciples, arrives at No. 21. The dance club anthem has scored more than 2.3 million plays on YouTube since premiering on July 17. The single is expected on Harris’ next full-length album, the follow up to 2014’s Motion, which debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard 200.