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Jawsh 685, Jason Derulo & BTS’ ‘Savage Love’ Soars to No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100

Jawsh 685, Jason Derulo and BTS' "Savage Love (Laxed – Siren Beat)" blasts to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart, from No. 8, aided by new BTS remixes released at the start of the survey's…

Jawsh 685, Jason Derulo and BTS‘ “Savage Love (Laxed – Siren Beat)” blasts to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart, from No. 8, aided by new BTS remixes released at the start of the survey’s tracking week.

The song becomes the second Hot 100 No. 1 each for Derulo and BTS and the first for Jawsh 685.

Plus, 21 Savage and Metro Boomin debut two collaborations in the Hot 100’s top 10 from their new album Savage Mode II, which launches at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. “Runnin” arrives at No. 9 on the Hot 100 and “Mr. Right Now” opens at No. 10. The latter song also marks featured artist Drake‘s record-extending 42nd Hot 100 top 10.

The Hot 100 blends all-genre U.S. streaming, radio airplay and sales data. All charts (dated Oct. 17) will update on tomorrow (Oct. 13). For all chart news, you can follow @billboard and @billboardcharts on both Twitter and Instagram.

Here’s a deeper look at the coronation of “Savage Love,” released on Columbia Records.

Streams, sales & airplay: “Savage Love” drew 16 million U.S. streams (up 32%) and sold 76,000 downloads (up 814%) in the week ending Oct. 8, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. It also tallied 70.6 million radio airplay audience impressions (down 2%) in the week ending Oct. 11.

The track jumps 5-2 on the Digital Song Sales chart, descends 4-5 on Radio Songs and rises 20-14 on Streaming Songs, while claiming top Sales and Streaming Gainer honors on the Hot 100.

Two BTS remixes (a vocal and an instrumental version) of “Savage Love” were released at midnight ET Oct. 2. With almost all of the song’s overall airplay favoring the Jawsh 685/Derulo version, the bulk of its overall sales owed to the BTS remixes and the song’s overall streams split more evenly among the versions with and without BTS in the tracking week, its overall activity in that span favored the Jawsh 685/Derulo/BTS versions, so BTS is now officially listed on the Hot 100 as a billed act on the song for the first time.

BTS & Derulo’s second No. 1, Jawsh 685’s first: BTS achieves its second Hot 100 No. 1 with “Savage Love.” The septet scored its first leader with “Dynamite,” which debuted atop the Sept. 5 chart.

Derulo earns his second Hot 100 No. 1, after first leading with his debut entry “Whatcha Say” on the chart dated Nov. 14, 2009. He ends the longest wait between No. 1s (11 years and 11 months) since Dr. Dre went 12 years, two months and three weeks between his featured role on Blackstreet’s “No Diggity” in 1996 and “Crack a Bottle,” with Eminem and 50 Cent, in 2009.

Jawsh 685 crowns the Hot 100 in his first visit to the chart.

Biggest jump to No. 1 this year: Surging 8-1, “Savage Love” makes the greatest leap to the top of the Hot 100 since The Weeknd’s “Heartless” vaulted 32-1 on the chart dated Dec. 14, 2019, following its first full week of tracking, as well as the arrival of its official video.

16th No. 1 of 2020: “Savage Love” is the 16th song to ascend to No. 1 on the Hot 100 for the first time in 2020, one-upping the total of all of 2019. This year marks the highest total of songs earning their first weeks on top since 17 did in 2010 (and the most by the third chart week of October since Nielsen Music/MRC Data-based information began powering the chart in November 1991).

1 more thing …: “Savage Love” is the 1,111th No. 1 in the Hot 100’s 62-year archives.

The song gains induction to this chart-fan favorite club:

1st Hot 100 No. 1: “Poor Little Fool,” Ricky Nelson, Aug. 4, 1958
11th Hot 100 No. 1: “Venus,” Frankie Avalon, March 9, 1959
111th Hot 100 No. 1: “A World Without Love,” Peter and Gordon, June 27, 1964
1,111th Hot 100 No. 1: “Savage Love (Laxed – Siren Beat),” Jawsh 685 x Jason Derulo x BTS, Oct. 17, 2020


Meanwhile, BTS’ “Dynamite” holds at No. 2 on the Hot 100 after three nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1. It adds a seventh week atop Digital Song Sales (94,000, up 9%); falls 13-21 on Streaming Songs (13.4 million, down 2%); and charges 39-26 on Radio Songs (27.3 million, up 18%).

With “Savage Love” at No. 1 and “Dynamite” at No. 2 on the Hot 100, BTS is the first group to double up in the top two simultaneously since The Black Eyed Peas did so for four weeks in June-July 2009 with “Boom Boom Pow” and “I Gotta Feeling.” Only three other duos or groups have won both gold and silver medals in the same weekly competition: OutKast (eight weeks, 2003-04); Bee Gees (five, 1978); and The Beatles (10, 1964).

Cardi B’s “WAP,” featuring Megan Thee Stallion, keeps at No. 3 on the Hot 100 after four nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1, as it leads Streaming Songs for an eighth week (28.3 million, down 11%). It concurrently rules both the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rap Songs charts, which employ the same multi-metric methodology as the Hot 100, for an eighth week each.

24kGoldn’s “Mood,” featuring iann dior, hits a new Hot 100 high, rising 5-4 with the chart’s top Airplay Gainer award, as it enters the Radio Songs top 10 (11-7; 55.1 million, up 18%). It tops the multi-metric Hot Rock & Alternative Songs and Hot Alternative Songs charts for a seventh week each.

Rounding out the Hot 100’s top five, Drake’s “Laugh Now Cry Later,” featuring Lil Durk, dips 4-5, after debuting at its No. 2 peak.


The Weeknd’s former four-week Hot 100 No. 1 “Blinding Lights” is steady at No. 6, after spending a record 28 weeks in the top five. It logs a 34th week in the top 10, claiming a solo share of the second-most time tallied in the region:

Most Weeks in Hot 100’s Top 10
39, “Circles,” Post Malone, 2019-20
34, “Blinding Lights,” The Weeknd, 2020
33, “Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse),” Post Malone & Swae Lee, 2018-19
33, “Girls Like You,” Maroon 5 feat. Cardi B, 2018-19
33, “Shape of You,” Ed Sheeran, 2017
32, “Sicko Mode,” Travis Scott, 2018-19
32, “Closer,” The Chainsmokers feat. Halsey, 2016-17
32, “How Do I Live,” LeAnn Rimes, 1997-98
31, “Uptown Funk!,” Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, 2014-15
30, “Bad Guy,” Billie Eilish, 2019
30, “Smooth,” Santana feat. Rob Thomas, 1999-2000

“Blinding Lights” leads the multi-metric Hot R&B Songs chart for a record-extending 30th week and Radio Songs (79.4 million, down 1%) for a record-furthering 25th frame.

DaBaby’s seven-week Hot 100 leader “Rockstar,” featuring Roddy Ricch, repeats at No. 7 and Gabby Barrett’s “I Hope,” featuring Charlie Puth, reaches a new peak, ascending 10-8, as it rules the multi-metric Hot Country Songs chart for a 12th week.

21 Savage and Metro Boomin debut two co-billed songs in the Hot 100’s top 10 from their new album Savage Mode II, as “Runnin” and “Mr. Right Now” bound in at Nos. 9 and No. 10, respectively. On Streaming Songs, the tracks start at Nos. 2 and 3 with 26.1 million and 24.7 million respective streams.

21 Savage scores his second and third Hot 100 top 10s, following his featured turn on Post Malone’s “Rockstar,” which reigned for eight weeks in 2017. Metro Boomin earns his first and second top 10s as a billed artist, after writing six top 10s, and producing five, including two No. 1s: Migos’ “Bad and Boujee,” featuring Lil Uzi Vert (2017), and The Weeknd’s “Heartless” (2019).


As Drake is featured on “Mr. Right Now,” he notches his record-extending 42nd Hot 100 top 10, pushing further ahead of runner-up Madonna (38). Plus, Drake posts his record-padding 27th title to debut in the top 10.

(As for last week’s Hot 100 No. 1, Travis Scott’s “Franchise,” featuring Young Thug and M.I.A., it plummets to No. 25 from the summit, where it debuted. Down 40% in streams (to 11.7 million) and 85% in sales (to 15,000), the song makes the second-steepest drop from No. 1 to another rank in the Hot 100’s history; 6ix9ine and Nicki Minaj’s “Trollz” tumbled from the top, where it began, to No. 34 on the July 4-dated chart.)

Again, for all chart news, you can follow @billboard and @billboardcharts on both Twitter and Instagram and all charts (dated Oct. 17), including the Hot 100 in its entirety, will refresh on tomorrow (Oct. 13).