Billie Eilish Earns Record-Tying Top 10 on Alternative Songs Chart With ‘Everything I Wanted’
She scores her fifth top 10 in as many tries, tying The B-52s for the best such start among acts with female vocals.
Less than three months after rewriting the record for the most top 10s on Billboard‘s Alternative Songs airplay chart to start a career by a solo woman, Billie Eilish equals the mark among all acts with female vocalists, thanks to her latest single, “Everything I Wanted.”
The track vaults 11-6 on the Alternative Songs list dated Feb. 8 to become Eilish’s fifth straight top 10, encompassing all of her entries on the chart so far.
Eilish ties the mark set by The B-52s for the most top 10s by a woman or act with female vocals to kick off a chart history on Alternative Songs, which began in 1988 (notably, over a decade after The B-52s formed; thus, their presence was firmly established by the time the list launched). Featuring vocals from Kate Pierson and Cindy Wilson, the Athens, Ga.-formed group scored five top 10s in 1989-92, including the No. 1s “Channel Z,” “Love Shack” (both in 1989) and “Good Stuff” (1992). The group first appeared with “Shake That Cosmic Thing” (No. 7, 1989) and also reached the top tier with “Roam” (No. 6, 1990).
Eilish first charted with “You Should See Me in a Crown,” which peaked at No. 7 in December 2018. She then scored a pair of two-week No. 1s, “Bury a Friend” and “Bad Guy,” both in 2019, and the No. 5-peaking “All the Good Girls Go to Hell” late last year, prior to “Everything I Wanted.”
Eilish also ties the mark for the most career-opening top 10s by a solo artist, previously established by Vance Joy, whose first five entries reached the region in 2014-18 (with his streak still active).
To tie or break the all-time record, Eilish would need each of her next three charting singles to reach the top 10, at which point she’d tie Bastille (2013-18), Incubus (2000-04) and Green Day (1994-96), which banked eight top 10s apiece to begin their histories on Alternative Songs.
Concurrently, “Everything I Wanted” leaps into the top 10 of the all-rock-format Rock Airplay chart (15-8), up 40% to 4.8 million audience impressions, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data, marking Eilish’s fourth total and consecutive top 10.
The song also returns to the top 10 of the all-format, airplay-, streaming- and sales-based Billboard Hot 100, zooming 23-10 (after reaching No. 8 in November), due in large part to the Jan. 23 premiere of its official video.