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BTS’ ‘Butter’ Is No. 1 Again With a Week Left in 2021 Songs of the Summer Battle

BTS‘ “Butter” holds atop Billboard‘s Songs of the Summer chart (dated Sept. 4) with just a week left to go in the competition for the season’s hottest hit.

The 20-position Songs of the Summer running tally tracks the most popular titles based on cumulative performance on the weekly streaming-, airplay- and sales-based Billboard Hot 100 from Memorial Day through Labor Day (this year encompassing charts dated June 12 through Sept. 11). At the end of the season, the top song of the summer will be revealed.

“Butter,” a nine-week No. 1 on the Hot 100 (at No. 7 on the latest list), keeps at No. 1 on the Songs of the Summer chart over a static top five, followed by Olivia Rodrigo’s “Good 4 U,” Dua Lipa’s “Levitating,” Doja Cat’s “Kiss Me More,” featuring SZA, and The Weeknd and Ariana Grande’s “Save Your Tears” at Nos. 2, 3, 4 and 5, respectively.

“Butter” has led Songs of the Summer each week this season.


Check out the top 10 summer songs every year throughout the Hot 100’s history (from the chart’s start in 1958) and the latest Songs of the Summer survey in its entirety.

Plus, relieve the 500 biggest warm-weather hits from over the past six decades-plus on the newly revealed Greatest of All Time Songs of the Summer retrospective in the charts menu on Billboard.com.