24kGoldn‘s “Mood,” featuring Iann Dior, rebounds from No. 7 for a seventh total week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart. The song resurges as a sleighful of holiday hits drop on, or depart entirely from, the survey.
Plus, The Weeknd‘s former No. 1 “Blinding Lights” returns to the Hot 100 at No. 3, marking the highest re-entry in the chart’s history, and Dua Lipa‘s “Levitating,” featuring DaBaby, soars to the top 10 for the first time (27-10).
Meanwhile, Mariah Carey‘s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” falls to No. 9 on the Hot 100 from No. 1. Still, the carol was the most-streamed song of the week, even with Dec. 25 and the next six days after Christmas comprising the chart’s streaming tracking week; just over two-thirds of the song’s streams for the week occurred on Dec. 25.
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“Mood,” released on RECORDS/Columbia Records, and the first Hot 100 No. 1 for both 24kGoldn and Iann Dior, drew 17.5 million U.S. streams (up 4%) and sold 7,000 downloads (up 39%) in the week ending Dec. 31, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. It also tallied 82.3 million radio airplay audience impressions (up 1%) in the week ending Jan. 3.
Notably, “Mood” makes its record-tying fourth separate ascent to No. 1 on the Hot 100. It first topped the chart dated Oct. 24, 2020, and remained atop the Oct. 31 survey; after dropping to No. 3 on the Nov. 7 chart, it led again on the lists dated Nov. 14, 21 and 28; “Mood” fell to No. 2 on Dec. 5 and rebounded for a sixth week at No. 1 on Dec. 12; it then dipped to Nos. 2, 5 and 7, successively, the last three weeks. Previously, only Drake’s “Nice For What” made four climbs to No. 1, in 2018.
“Mood” spends a 10th week at No. 1 on the Radio Songs chart and charges 33-5 on Streaming Songs and 22-6 on Digital Song Sales. It tops the multi-metric Hot Rock & Alternative Songs and Hot Alternative Songs charts for an 18th week each and Hot Rap Songs for a 12th frame, with all three charts using the same methodology as the Hot 100.
A week ago, a one-week record nine holiday hits (led by Carey’s) infused the Hot 100’s top 10. With eight of those songs gone from the tier, Ariana Grande’s “Positions,” like “Mood,” makes a sizable rebound, from No. 14 to No. 2; it led the Nov. 7-dated chart upon its debut.
Also benefiting from the downturn of seasonal songs, combined with resulting boosts in multiple metrics for numerous non-holiday titles in their place (many of which were also aided by year-end retrospective play), The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights” blasts back onto the Hot 100 at No. 3, with 56.9 million airplay audience impressions (up 26%), 12.5 million streams (up 7%) and 9,000 sold (up 82%).
“Lights” spent four weeks at No. 1 on the Hot 100 (eventually ranking as the chart’s top hit of all of 2020) and logs its 56th total week on the tally. (Digging into the details of the song’s re-entry at No. 3 on the Hot 100, after its 55th frame on the Dec. 26-dated chart, it did not appear on last week’s list, as it would’ve ranked below No. 25; per Hot 100 rules, songs with more than 52 weeks on the chart are removed if below No. 25 [and those with more than 20 weeks are removed if below No. 50]. As Yuletide hits have dashed up the Hot 100’s upper ranks in recent holiday seasons, followed by their swoons after Christmas, non-seasonal songs are eligible to re-enter once holiday titles decline, if meeting all chart eligibility rules. Below “Lights,” 10 other hits re-enter in the top 50.)
“Lights” scores a record-extending 43rd week in the Hot 100’s top 10. It also adds a sixth week at No. 1 on the multi-metric Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and a record-padding 40th frame atop Hot R&B Songs.
Rounding out the Hot 100’s top five, Justin Bieber’s “Holy,” featuring Chance the Rapper, flies 21-4, after debuting at its No. 3 high in October, and BTS’ “Dynamite” vaults 44-5, after it debuted atop the chart in September and logged three total weeks at the summit. “Dynamite” posts a 12th week at No. 1 on Digital Song Sales (45,000, up 183%).
Chris Brown and Young Thug’s “Go Crazy” hurtles 24-6 on the Hot 100, surpassing its prior No. 9 high reached in August (as it returns to the top 10 after 19 subsequent weeks all in the top 25); Drake’s “Laugh Now Cry Later,” featuring Lil Durk, darts 25-7, after debuting at its No. 2 peak in August; and Gabby Barrett’s “I Hope,” featuring Charlie Puth, jumps 30-8 after rising to No. 3 in November, as it rules Hot Country Songs for a 23rd week.
Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” drops from No. 1 to No. 9 on the Hot 100, with 22.7 million U.S. streams (down 59%) and 4,000 sold (down 66%) in the Dec. 25-31 tracking week. It also tallied 1.4 million radio airplay audience impressions (down from 33.7 million) in the Dec. 28-Jan. 3 tracking period.
Despite the streaming tracking week covering Dec. 25 and the next six days after Christmas, the song, originally released in 1994, remains atop Streaming Songs, where it reigns for a 10th total week. A week earlier, “Christmas” claimed its fifth total week atop the Hot 100, passing the domination of the only other holiday No. 1 in the chart’s history, “The Chipmunk Song” by The Chipmunks with David Seville (four weeks, 1958-59).
Closing out the Hot 100’s top 10, Dua Lipa’s “Levitating,” featuring DaBaby, zooms 27-10, with 47.5 million in radio audience (up 5%), 10.2 million streams (down 1%) and 9,000 sold (up 2%).
Lipa adds her third Hot 100 top 10, following “Don’t Start Now” (No. 2 peak, March 2020) and “New Rules” (No. 6, February 2018). DaBaby collects his fifth Hot 100 top 10, all earned since June 2019.
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