Drake's 'In My Feelings' Joins Hits by Taylor Swift, Adele & More as One of Most Dominant Hot 100 No. 1s of Last 25 Years

The song is the latest chart monster to boast at least twice the weekly Hot 100 points of the runner-up title.

As Drake's "In My Feelings" spends a second week atop the Billboard Hot 100 (dated July 28), the hit joins rarefied air, becoming a smash so big that it flaunts more than twice as many Hot 100 chart points as its nearest competitor, the current No. 2, "I Like It" by Cardi B, Bad Bunny and J Balvin. In essence, "Plan" is twice as popular as the No. 2 song of the week.

Yup, we're getting deep into the numbers here.

Let's start with some fine print: The Hot 100 ranks the most popular songs of the week in the U.S. based on a blend of streaming, airplay and sales data. The chart, which launched on Aug. 4, 1958, began using Nielsen Music's electronically-measured point-of-sale and radio airplay information on the list dated Nov. 30, 1991, which is when our research for this post begins. Since that date, only 21 songs have run away with enough sales, airplay and, since 2012, streaming activity to rule with at least a two-to-one points lead. With 317 No. 1s in that span (beginning with P.M. Dawn's "Set Adrift on Memory Bliss"), a mere 6 percent of all leaders have ballooned to such heights.

Unsurprisingly, the list contains enduring megahits such as Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You," which recorded the first two-to-one points lead. The ballad blasted the competition with a lead of that ratio (or more) for nine of its 14 weeks at No. 1, the most for song in the past 25-plus years.

Elton John's "Candle in the Wind 1997"/"Something About the Way You Look Tonight," meanwhile, claims the biggest ratio lead over a No. 2 song: It debuted at No. 1 on Oct. 11, 1997, with a massive points lead of 17 times the amount of the No. 2 challenger (Boyz II Men's "4 Seasons of Loneliness").

How did John score the most lopsided lead? "Candle," his tribute to the then-recently deceased Diana, Princess of Wales, sold a Nielsen-record 3.4 million physical singles in its first week of availability. (And remember! In 1997, before the dawn of more convenient options such as YouTube and digital downloads, the only way to access a hit on-demand was to buy a commercially-released single on CD, cassette tape or, in rare cases, a 7-inch vinyl.)

With "In My Feelings" achieving such dominance on the Hot 100, Drake secures his place as the latest all-star to have outscored his competition by at least a two-to-one points margin. Even more, he's now the first artist to have two different songs make the list. For "Feelings," the surge has come from its viral dance challenge, created by Instagram comedian Shiggy. As the challenge exploded, so did streams of "Feelings," pushing the track to a record 116.2 million U.S. streams, per Nielsen Music, in the week ending July 19, surpassing the previous benchmark set of 103.1 million in 2013 Bauuer's "Harlem Shake," which also makes our 2-to-1 list.

Here's the full roster:

"I Will Always Love You," Whitney Houston
Nine weeks with 2x points as No. 2: Dec. 12, 1992-Feb. 6, 1993
Six weeks above No. 2 "If I Ever Fall in Love" by Shai; three weeks above No. 2 "Rump Shaker" by Wreckx-n-Effect

"I'll Make Love to You," Boyz II Men
Three weeks with 2x points as No. 2: Sept. 10-24, 1994
All above No. 2 "Stay (I Missed You)" by Lisa Loeb & Nine Stories

"Tha Crossroads," Bone Thugs-n-Harmony
Three weeks with 2x points as No. 2: June 8-22, 1996
Two weeks above No. 2 "Always Be My Baby" by Mariah Carey; one week above No. 2 "You're Makin' Me High"/"Let It Flow" by Toni Braxton

"I'll Be Missing You," Puff Daddy & Faith Evans featuring 112
Two weeks with 2x points as No. 2: July 5-12, 1997
One week above No. 2 "Mmmbop" by Hanson; one week above No. 2 "Bitch" by Meredith Brooks

"Candle in the Wind 1997"/"Something About the Way You Look Tonight," Elton John
Five weeks with 2x points as No. 2: Oct. 11-Nov. 8, 1997
Two weeks above No. 2 "4 Seasons of Loneliness" by Boyz II Men; three weeks above No. 2 "You Make Me Wanna…" by Usher

"My Heart Will Go On," Celine Dion
One week with 2x points as No. 2: Feb. 28, 1998
Above No. 2 "Nice and Slow" by Usher

"All My Life," K-Ci & JoJo
One week with 2x points as No. 2: April 4, 1998
Above No. 2 "Frozen" by Madonna

"The Boy Is Mine," Brandy & Monica
Two weeks with 2x points as No. 2: June 20-27, 1998
Both above No. 2 "You're Still the One" by Shania Twain

"I Don't Want to Miss a Thing," Aerosmith
One week with 2x points as No. 2: Sept. 5, 1998
Above No. 2 "The First Night" by Monica

"Heartbreaker," Mariah Carey featuring Jay-Z
One week with 2x points as No. 2: Oct. 9, 1999
Above No. 2 "Smooth" by Santana featuring Rob Thomas

"All for You," Janet Jackson
One week with 2x points as No. 2: April 14, 2001
Above No. 2 "Survivor" by Destiny's Child

"Hips Don't Lie," Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean
One week with 2x points as No. 2: June 17, 2006
Above No. 2 "Ridin" by Chamillionaire featuring Krayzie Bone

"SexyBack," Justin Timberlake
Two weeks with 2x points as No. 2: Sept. 9-16, 2006
Both above No. 2 "London Bridge" by Fergie

"Right Round," Flo Rida
One week with 2x points as No. 2: Feb. 28, 2009
Above No. 2 "Dead and Gone" by T.I. featuring Justin Timberlake

"Harlem Shake," Baauer
Four weeks with 2x points as No. 2: March 2-March 23, 2013
All above No. 2 "Thrift Shop" by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz

"Blurred Lines," Robin Thicke featuring T.I. + Pharrell
Two weeks with 2x points as No. 2: Aug. 17-Aug. 24, 2013
Both above No. 2 "We Can't Stop" by Miley Cyrus

"Hello," Adele
Three weeks with 2x points as No. 2: Nov. 14-Nov. 28, 2015
All above No. 2 "Sorry" by Justin Bieber

"Shape of You," Ed Sheeran
One week with 2x points as No. 2: March 25, 2017
Above No. 2 "Bad and Boujee" by Migos featuring Lil Uzi Vert

"Look What You Made Me Do," Taylor Swift
One week with 2x points as No. 2: Sept. 16, 2017
Above No. 2 "Despacito," by Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber

"God's Plan," Drake
One week with 2x points as No. 2: March 3, 2018
Above No. 2 "Perfect," by Ed Sheeran

"In My Feelings," Drake
One week with 2x points as No. 2: July 28, 2018
Above No. 2 "I Like It," Cardi B, Bad Bunny and J Balvin​