Post Malone & 21 Savage's 'Rockstar' Rules Billboard Hot 100 for Second Week
Plus, two rock bands place in the top five simultaneously for the first time in a decade & Demi Lovato hits another career-high rank.
Post Malone's "Rockstar," featuring 21 Savage, spends a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (dated Nov. 4). Meanwhile, two rock bands – Portugal. The Man and Imagine Dragons – appear in the top five simultaneously for the first time in over 10 years, while Demi Lovato lifts to another personal-best rank with "Sorry Not Sorry."
As we do every Monday, let's run down the top 10 of the Hot 100, which blends all-genre streaming, airplay and sales data. All charts will update on Billboard.com tomorrow (Oct. 24).
"Rockstar," released on Republic Records, logs a fourth (nonconsecutive) week at No. 1 on the Streaming Songs chart with 54.3 million U.S. streams (up 6 percent), in the week ending Oct. 19, according to Nielsen Music. It rises 3-2 on Digital Song Sales (which it led for a week), up 14 percent to 54,000 downloads sold in the week ending Oct. 19, and surges 38-26 on Radio Songs with 48 million in all-format audience (up 37 percent, good for the Hot 100's top Airplay Gainer award) in the week ending Oct. 22.
Cardi B's "Bodak Yellow" holds at No. 2 on the Hot 100 after three weeks at No. 1. It keeps at No. 2 on Streaming Songs (42.1 million, down 9 percent) and rebounds 6-5 on Digital Song Sales (37,000, down 7 percent) and 11-10 on Radio Songs (73 million, down 3 percent).
Logic's "1-800-273-8255," featuring Alessia Cara and Khalid, is steady at its No. 3 Hot 100 peak. It holds at No. 3 on Streaming Songs (31.2 million, essentially even week-over-week), while jumping 8-6 on Radio Songs (84 million, up 10 percent).
Meanwhile, two rock bands rise in the Hot 100's top five: Portugal. The Man and Imagine Dragons. The former pushes to a new high (5-4) with "Feel It Still," which also crowns Radio Songs for a second week (115 million, up 5 percent). It lifts 5-4 on Digital Song Sales (38,000, down 9 percent) and 33-26 on Streaming Songs (15.1 million, up 7 percent). On Hot Rock Songs, "Feel" reigns for a fourth week.
Imagine Dragons' "Thunder" rumbles 8-5 on the Hot 100 (surpassing its prior No. 7 high). It returns to the top of Digital Song Sales for a second week at No. 1 (66,000, up 4 percent) and roars 20-14 on Radio Songs (70 million, up 18 percent) and 24-21 on Streaming Songs (15.9 million, up percent). The band earns its third top five Hot 100 hit, following previous single "Believer" (No. 4 in August) and "Radioactive" (No. 3, 2013).
With Portugal. The Man and Imagine Dragons at Nos. 4 and 5, respectively, two rock songs share space in the Hot 100's top five for the first time in over a year, since the Sept. 10, 2016-dated chart, when twenty one pilots' "Heathens" and "Ride" ranked at Nos. 4 and 5, respectively. However, the last time until this week that two different rock bands doubled up in the Hot 100's top five? More than a decade ago, on the chart dated Feb. 17, 2007, when Fall Out Boy's "This Ain't a Scene, It's an Arms Race" and Daughtry's "It's Not Over" charted at Nos. 3 and 4, respectively.
(In between, the last time rock songs by two rock acts, but not two groups, specifically, appeared in the top 10 together until this week? Over five years ago, on June 30, 2012, when soloist Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know," featuring Kimbra, and trio fun.'s "We Are Young," featuring Janelle Monae, ranked at Nos. 2 and 5, respectively.)
On the Alternative Songs airplay chart, "Thunder" becomes Imagine Dragons' third No. 1 (3-1). It dethrones "Feel It Still" after 17 weeks at No. 1, two weeks shy of Muse's record 19-week reign with "Madness" in 2012-13.
J Balvin and Willy William's "Mi Gente," featuring Beyonce, holds at No. 6 on the Hot 100 after reaching No. 3 two weeks ago (following the first full week of tracking for its remix featuring Beyonce). It dips 5-6 on Streaming Songs (27.2 million, down 2 percent), while climbing 17-12 on Digital Song Sales (28,000 sold, up 4 percent, with the Beyonce remix accounting for two-thirds of the song's sales for the week) and 22-16 on Radio Songs (61 million, up 10 percent). "Mi Gente" spends a third week at No. 1 on Hot Latin Songs.
Demi Lovato lifts to a new career high on the Hot 100, as "Sorry Not Sorry" rebounds 9-7 (besting its previous No. 8 peak). It also bounds 13-7 on Radio Songs (81 million, up 18 percent), where it's the singer-actress's fourth top 10. She previously reached the Radio Songs top 10 with "Give Your Heart a Break" (No. 6, 2012), "Heart Attack" (No. 7, 2013) and "Cool for the Summer" (No. 7, 2015). As previously reported, "Sorry" becomes Lovato's second No. 1 on the Pop Songs airplay chart, following "Give" in 2012.
Sam Smith's "Too Good at Goodbyes" backtracks 7-8 on the Hot 100 after reaching No. 5 (upon its Sept. 30 debut) and French Montana's "Unforgettable," featuring Swae Lee, reverses course (10-9), after reaching No. 3.
Rounding out the Hot 100's top 10, Taylor Swift's former three-week No. 1 "Look What You Made Me Do" tumbles 4-10. As "Look" drops from No. 1 to No. 7 on Pop Songs, marking the steepest fall from the top in the chart's 25-year history, it concurrently plunges from No. 5 (its peak) to No. 20 on Radio Songs, where it's likewise the biggest fall from the top five since the chart began in 1990; it passes the 5-16 descent of Kanye West's "Gold Digger," featuring Jamie Foxx (Dec. 24, 2005).
(In more positive Swift chart news, her "…Ready for It?," up 53-52 on the Hot 100 after debuting at No. 4 on the Sept. 23 chart, debuts on Radio Songs at No. 48 with 26 million in audience, up 10 percent; its official video arrives Thursday, Oct. 26. Plus, a third song from Swift's new album Reputation, due Nov. 10, should bow on next week's Hot 100: "Gorgeous," following its first full week of tracking after its early Oct. 20 release.)
Just beyond the Hot 100's top 10, four songs surge to the top 20: Gucci Mane's "I Get the Bag," featuring Migos (24-11); P!nk's "What About Us," from her new No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, Beautiful Trauma (23-13); Ed Sheeran's "Perfect" (22-18); and Camila Cabello's "Havana," featuring Young Thug (26-20, with its official video due to arrive tomorrow, Oct. 24).
Plus, two acts each earn their first top 40 Hot 100 hits: Dua Lipa, as "New Rules" rises 44-38, and Blackbear, whose "Do Re Mi" lifts 45-40.
Find out more Hot 100 news in the weekly "Hot 100 Chart Moves" column and by listening (and subscribing) to Billboard's Chart Beat Podcast and Pop Shop Podcast, all posting this week. And again, be sure to visit Billboard.com tomorrow (Oct. 24), when all charts, including the Hot 100 in its entirety, will refresh.