Lil Dicky's 'Freaky Friday,' Featuring Chris Brown, Aiming for Top 20 Billboard Hot 100 Debut
The spoof should bring the rapper his highest-charting Hot 100 hit.
Based on preliminary data projecting the tracking period feeding next week's Hot 100, the song, on Dirty Burd/BMG/Commission, could launch in the top 10 of the Streaming Songs chart with over 19 million U.S. streams. It should also start in the top five of Digital Song Sales with over 30,000 downloads sold.
The song surges after the March 15 release of its official video. Its premise borrows from the body-switching movie Freaky Friday, first starring Barbara Harris and Jodie Foster in 1976 and remade with Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan in 2003.
This time, Lil Dicky self-deprecatingly celebrates the benefits of temporarily becoming Chris Brown, while Brown panics at the prospect of assuming Lil Dicky's form. Lil Dicky also briefly turns into Ed Sheeran, DJ Khaled and Kendall Jenner, all of whom who make cameos near the end of the clip.
Lil Dicky has charted one Hot 100 entry so far: "$ave Dat Money" (featuring Fetty Wap and Rich Homie Quan), which reached No. 71 in October 2015. The song spent 50 weeks at No. 1 on Billboard's Comedy Digital Track Sales chart, marking the most time on top for a song by a lead soloist.
"Friday" debuted at No. 1 on the Comedy Digital Track Sales tally dated March 24, with 5,000 downloads sold in the week ending March 15 (the day that its video premiered).
Brown is set to earn his 90th Hot 100 entry, the seventh-best total among all acts in the chart's 59-year history.
Highlights of next week's Hot 100, which blends streaming, airplay and sales data, according to Nielsen Music, will post on Billboard.com Monday (March 26), with all charts posting the following day (March 27).